Milestones, Jul. 21, 1941

Birthday. George W. Norris, Senator from Nebraska since 1913: his 80th; in Washington.

Born. To Comedian Bert Lahr, 45; and ex-Showgirl Mildred Schroeder Robinson Lahr, 27; a son: 7 pounds,11 ounces; in Hollywood.

Married. Benson Ford, 22, son of Edsel Ford; and Edith McNaughton, 21, daughter of a retired vice president of the Cadillac Motor Car Co.; in Christ Chapel (Episcopal), Detroit.

Stricken. C.I.O.'s Philip Murray, 55; in Pittsburgh. He collapsed while playing badminton, was rushed to Mercy Hospital, where the illness was described evasively as "some kind of spell."

Died. Frederic John Fisher,...

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