Milestones, Jan. 23, 1950

Born. To Jack Roosevelt Robinson, 30, Brooklyn's fleet infielder, National League batting champ (.342) and Most Valuable Player in 1949, and Rachel Robinson, 27, onetime nurse: their second child, first daughter; in Manhattan. Weight: 6 Ibs. 10 oz.

Died. The Rev. Dr. Walter Arthur Maier, 56, hard-driving Lutheran teacher (Concordia Theological Seminary) and preacher, whose sternly fundamentalist radio sermons (The Lutheran Hour), begun in 1935, reached an audience of millions in 36 languages through 1,200 stations; of a coronary thrombosis; in St. Louis.

Died. Carroll ("Cal") Shilling, sixtyish, hell-for-leather No. 1 jockey of...

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