Milestones, Jul. 2, 1956

Died. Michael Arlen (real name: Di-kran Kouyoumdjian), 60, glossy British novelist (The Green Hat) and short-story writer (These Charming People), wealthy fashion-plate-about-Mayfair in the '20s; of lung cancer; in Manhattan.

Died. Fleet Admiral Ernest Joseph King, U.S.N., 77, tall, frosty, wartime (1942-45) Chief of Naval Operations, 1941 commander of the U.S. Atlantic Fleet; of a heart ailment; in Kittery, Me. Before the dust had cleared from the Pearl Harbor debris, President Roosevelt summoned bleak, bottle-bald Ernie King from the Navy's second ocean—where he had directed the Atlantic's undeclared war of 1941—to lay down a massive plan of defense and counterattack in the...

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