Milestones, Jan. 18, 1960

Divorced. By Blanche Thebom, 40, Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano: Richard Metz, 47, Wall Street banker; after nine years of marriage, no children; in Juarez, Mexico.

Died. Richard Murray Simpson, 59. of Huntingdon, veteran (1937-60) Old Guard Republican Congressman from southern Pennsylvania's 18th district, who as senior Republican on the House Ways & Means Committee fought reciprocal trade with energy and cunning, was so disgruntled with President Eisenhower's free-trade policies and other indications of modern Republicanism that he urged Republican candidates to drop the President's coattails and campaign on their own principles; after brain surgery; in Washington.

Died. Lansing P. Shield, 63, president (from 1947)...

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