Milestones, Dec. 20, 1948

Married. Burnet Rhett Maybank, 49, blue-blooded, white-supremacist U.S. Senator from South Carolina; and Mrs. Mary Randolph Pelzer Cecil, 47, widow of naval hero Rear Admiral Charles P. Cecil (onetime commander of the cruiser Helena), each for the second time; in Charleston.

Died. Davis ("Dave") Tough, 41, famed, pint-sized (5 ft.) jazz drummer (a "Chicago style" pioneer, he had played with Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey and Artie Shaw); of a fractured skull, suffered when he fell on the street; in Newark.

Died. Carlton K. Matson, 58, chief editorial writer of the Cleveland Press,' who, knowing that he had cancer, wrote about it to further...

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