Milestones, Mar. 6, 1939

Married. Eleanore Whitney, 21, pretty stage-&-screen tap dancer; and Frederick Backer, 29, former Assistant U. S. Attorney; in Manhattan.

Married. Erskine Caldwell, 35, once-divorced novelist and short story writer (Tobacco Road); and Margaret Bourke-White, 31, once-divorced artist-photographer; in Silver City, Nev. Last November she declared: "I will not marry him no matter how many reporters want me to."

Married. Carl Van Doren, 53, bang-haired literary critic, author (Benjamin Franklin); and Jean Wright Gorman, 38-year-old Manhattanite; both for the second time; in San Francisco.

Died. Hirosi Saito, 52, onetime (1934-38) Japanese Ambassador to the U....

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