Milestones, Oct. 12, 1953

Born. To Esther Williams, 31, cinemermaid (Dangerous When Wet), and second husband Ben Gage, 36, Los Angeles restaurateur: their third child, first daughter; in Santa Monica, Calif. Name: Susan. Weight: 7 Ibs. 15 oz.

Married. Joseph R. (for Raymond) McCarthy, 43. Republican Senator from Wisconsin; and Jean Fraser Kerr, 29, his research assistant for four years; in Washington, D.C.

Died. Dan McCarty, 41, Democratic governor of Florida since January, wealthy Ft. Pierce cattleman and citrus grower; following an attack of pneumonia; in Tallahassee, Fla. (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS).

Died. Frank Munn, 58, Bronx-born tenor, "The...

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