Milestones, Dec. 18, 1939

Married. Robert Larrimore ("Bobby") Riggs, 21, cocky little U. S. national amateur tennis champion; and Catherine Ann Fischer, 21; in Chicago.

Divorced. Ruth Elizabeth (Bette) Davis Nelson, 31, front-rank cinemactress; by Harmon Oscar Nelson Jr., 32, Manhattan advertising man, onetime piano-playing crooner; after a seven-year marriage; in Hollywood, Calif. Grounds : her career.

Died. Lewellyn Powys, 55, third of the literary Powys brothers (the others, Theodore Francis and John Cowper), descendant of William Cowper and John Donne; of tuberculosis; in Davos Platz, Switzerland. Ill off and on for 30 years, Lewellyn Powys underscored...

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