Milestones, Oct. 26, 1953

Died. Helene Mayer, 43, German-born eight-time U.S. women's indoor fencing champion (1934-35, 1937-39, 1941-42. 1946) and onetime Olympic winner (1928) ; of cancer; in Frankfurt, Germany.

Died. Millard Mitchell, 50, veteran character actor of stage (The Front Page, Kiss the Boys Goodbye) and screen (12 O'Clock High, My Six Convicts); of cancer; in Santa Monica, Calif.

Died. John Taylor Arms, 66, dean of U.S. etchers, best known for his painstakingly detailed prints of Europe's architectural classics (Florence's Ponte Vecchio, Paris' Notre Dame, Chartres' Cathedral ); after long illness; in Manhattan.

Died. Clarence Saunders, 72,...

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