Milestones, Jan. 8, 1940

Married. Barbara Vandenberg Knight, dark, buxom daughter of G. O. P. Senator Arthur Vandenberg and his first (late) wife; and John W. Bailey Jr., son of the late mayor of Battle Creek, Mich., whom Arthur Vanctenberg whopped almost three to one in the 1928 Michigan Senatorial election; in Washington, D. C. Married in 1931, Barbara divorced Husband John Knight in 1935, and again, after remarriage, in 1937.

Divorced. Ethel Hilder (Ruby) Keeler, 30, ex-dancer, cinemactress, from Asa Yoelson (Al Jolson), 51, mammy singer, cinemactor; in Los Angeles.

Died. Clement Cresson Kite, 21, Yale senior, Philadelphia...

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