Milestones, Oct. 12, 1959

Died. Rafael Ignacio Arias Blanco, 53, plump, popular Roman Catholic Archbishop of Caracas, whose pastoral letter (1957), indicting Dictator Perez Jimenez for failing to relieve Venezuela's impoverished masses, triggered the opposition groups into action that toppled the dictator; in an auto accident; near Barcelona, Venezuela.

Died. Vincent Richards, 56, tennis boy wonder who perfected a rifle-shot volley, at 15 teamed up with Bill Tilden to win the national doubles championship, won the Olympic singles the only year (1924) competition was held, at 23 startled fans by turning pro and triggering the professional-tennis movement...

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