Milestones: Aug. 3, 1970

Died. Phillip J. Lucier, 49, president of Continental Telephone Corp., a onetime electronics salesman who founded the firm in 1961, built it into the third biggest independent telephone utility with 1.5 million outlets in 42 states, Canada and five Caribbean countries, assets of $1 billion; when a bomb exploded in his car as he started back to the office after lunch; in suburban St. Louis.

Died. Jim G. Lucas, 56, renowned war correspondent for Scripps-Howard newspapers; of abdominal cancer; in Washington, D.C. Why always a war? someone once asked Lucas, and he replied: "It...

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