Milestones, Mar. 6, 1944

Died. Frederick Jerome Lyon, 65, spectacular Connecticut-born soldier of fortune. Highlights of his early career: in '94 jailed in Brazil for running guns to the revolutionists; in '95 shipwrecked off South Africa; in '95 severely wounded on Jameson's raid from Mafeking into the Transvaal; the next year sole survivor, again severely wounded, of a surveying expedition for Cecil Rhodes's Capetown-to-Cairo telegraph line. Lyon fought in the Spanish-American War, served as a sergeant major through the Philippine Insurrection. Home from the wars, he prospected in the Klondike, worked on the Panama Canal, in 1915 settled down as a Connecticut power official. At...