Milestones, Aug. 20, 1951

Died. Herbert ("The Cat") Noble, 42, much publicized Texas gambler; in a landmine explosion near his mailbox; in Dallas (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS).

Died. Harry Hervey, 50, explorer, author (The Damned Don't Cry, The Veiled, Fountain) and screen writer (Shanghai Express, Road to Singapore), who, at 16, sold his first story to H. L. Mencken's Smart Set, produced a popular novel every year between 1923 and 1933; of cancer; in Manhattan.

Died. Stephen T. (for Tyree) Early, 61, White House press secretary for Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman, later vice president of Pullman Inc.; of a heart attack; in Washington, D.C. A onetime Associated...

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