Milestones: Aug. 16, 1968

Born. To Edie Adams, 39, ever-lovely nightclub comedienne and cinemactress, widow of the late Comic Ernie Kovacs, and Marty Mills, 41, a freelance photographer: their first child, a son; in Los Angeles.

Married. Erie Stanley Gardner, 79, master of the mysteries (more than 150 million Perry Mason and other books printed to date); and Agnes Jean Bethell, sixtyish, his secretary for 40 years; both for the second time; in Washoe Valley, Nev.

Died. J. R. Cominsky, 69, longtime publisher of the Saturday Review and vice president since 1961 of its parent, McCall Corp.; of a...

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