Milestones, Dec. 30, 1940

Birthdays. Joseph Stalin, his 61st, without public mention; Canada's Prime Minister W. L. Mackenzie King, his 66th, with 66 roses from his Cabinet; Senhora Darcy de Vargas, wife of Brazil's President Getulio Vargas, her nth (it is considered very poor taste to divulge a lady's age in Brazil).

Born. To Frau Joachim von Ribbentrop, wife of Nazi Germany's onetime champagne salesman Foreign Minister: a son, their fifth child; in Berlin. Other Ribben-tropchens: Rudolf, 19, Bettina, 18, Ursula, 8, Barthold, 5.

Engaged. Elizabeth Gray Morison, dark, pretty, seafaring daughter of HaVard's Sailor-Historian Samuel Eliot...

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