Milestones, Apr. 29, 1940

Marriage Revealed. Alice Jane McHenry, 15, whose upside-down stomach was righted by surgery in 1935; and normal-stomached William Kern Byle, 23; March 22; in Chicago. Said she: "I want to raise a family right away."

Married. Leslie Hore-Belisha, 42, ousted British War Secretary; and French Actress Jacqueline Delubac, 30, divorced wife of famed Actor Sacha Guitry.

Died. Thomas Beer, 50, author of The Mauve Decade, Stephen Crane, Hanna; of heart disease; in Manhattan. Slow and obliquely precious in his writing, he produced few books, many potboilers for the Satevepost. Hipped on the influence of visual color on human life, he struggled ten years...

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