Milestones, Mar. 8, 1954

Born. To Marguerite Piazza, thirtyish, onetime Metropolitan Opera soprano turned TV songstress, and her third husband, William James Condon, 43, Memphis snuff-company executive: their first child (her third), a daughter. Name: Shirley. Weight: 6 Ibs. 3 oz.

Divorced. Billy Rose, 54, bantam Manhattan showman (The Immoralist); by his second wife and onetime aquastar, Eleanor Holm Rose, 40; after 14 years of marriage, two of court battles, no children ; in Las Vegas, Nev.

Died. Major General Frederick LeRoy Martin, 71, veteran Army airman who organized and led the first successful round-the-world flight (1924)...

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