Milestones, Dec. 8, 1941

Birthday. Winston Churchill, 67; working at No. 10 Downing Street, London. Among his "birthday presents": planes from South America, tanks from B.W.I., tanks and Bren gun carriers from The Netherlands Indies.

Birthday. David Warfield, 75, oldtime theatrical star (The Music Master, The Return of Peter Grimm); quietly in Manhattan. "I don't think much of birthdays," said he.

Married. Gene Mako, 25, Davis Cup doubles champion in 1937; and Laura Mae Church, 24, actress; in Manhattan. Best man: Paul Lukas. Bride's attendant:

Helen Hayes's daughter, Mary MacArthur, 11.

Married. Jack Forker Chrysler, 28, automobile heir; and...

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