Milestones, Jan. 13, 1947

Died. Ernest Boyd, 59, Dublin-born, copper-bearded essayist and critic, famed for his caustic comments on modern manners & morals during the Greenwich Village literary renaissance of the 19203, once known as the most striking-looking figure of Manhattan's writing set; of a heart attack; in Manhattan. With George Jean Nathan, James Branch Cabell, Eugene O'Neill, he founded in 1932 the "literary newspaper" The American Spectator, for three years published the works of the nation's best writers, suddenly quit when he and his fellow editors "tired of the job."

Died. Ogden Mills Reid, 64, editor-publisher of the Republican New York Herald Tribune, son of...

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