Milestones, Dec. 26, 1955

Born. To Lewis Hoad, 21, Australian Davis Cup star, and Jennifer Staley, 21, one of Australia's topflight women tennis players: their first child, a daughter; in Melbourne. Name: Jane.

Born. To Ann Blyth, 27, cinemactress (Kismet), and Dr. James McNulty, 37, obstetrician: their second child, first daughter; in Los Angeles. Name: Maureen Ann. Weight: 7 Ibs. 3 oz.

Married. Hironoshin ("The Flying Fish of Fujiyama") Furuhashi, 27, Japan's onetime record-breaking long-distance swimmer, holder of the world's 1,500-meter mark (TIME, Aug. 29, 1949); and Keiko Okada, 21; in Tokyo.

Died. Major General (ret.) Frank Dow Merrill, 52, leader of World War II's jungle-fighting "Merrill's Marauders";...

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