Milestones, Aug. 2, 1937

Birthday, Haile Selassie, deposed Emperor of Ethiopia, 46; in Bath, England.

Engaged-Norman Selby ("Kid Mc-Coy"), 63, onetime (1896-97) welterweight champion of the world; to Mrs. Sue Cobb Cowley, 43, cousin of Humorist Irvin S. Cobb; in Detroit. This will be his ninth marriage. In 1933 Selby was paroled from San Quentin Penitentiary in the custody of Harry Bennett, personnel director of Ford Motors Co., after serving seven years for the murder of his mistress. This year he was given a full pardon, is now head of Ford's Garden Department, in charge of 15,000...

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