Milestones: Jan. 4, 1963

Divorced. William August Bartholomae, 69, onetime California oil-field roughneck, who struck it rich on an odd lot of unwanted land, becoming one of the state's richest men with oil, mining and ranching interests; by Third Wife Sara Bartholomae, 47; on grounds of cruelty; after 19 years of marriage, two children; in Los Angeles. Settlement: $5,500,000.

Died. Aleksandr Vasilievich Topchiev, 55, chemist credited with a major role in developing the liquid rocket fuels that enabled the Soviets to build their huge space vehicles; of a heart attack; in Moscow. Topchiev was a frequent visitor...

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