Milestones, Feb. 7, 1944

Born. To Elmer Rice, 51, Pulitzer Prize playwright (Street Scene), and Actress Betty Field Rice, 27: their first daughter, second child; in Manhattan. Name: Judith. Weight: 7½ lb.

Engaged. Barbara Jean Douglas, 21, only daughter of Planemaker Donald Wills Douglas, and Lieut. William Bruce Arnold, 25, her childhood friend, second son of Army Air Forces chief General H. H. Arnold; in Los Angeles, Calif.

Died. Cathleen Vanderbilt Arostegui, 39, socialite fifth-generation descendant of the legendary Commodore; of a kidney ailment, in Havana, Cuba. In 1924 Mrs. Arostegui shared with her half sister Gloria Vanderbilt...

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