Milestones, Jan. 14, 1974

Died. Edward P. Parker, 61, chairman of the board of Parker Brothers, manufacturers of popular American tabletop games since 1883; of cancer; in Salem, Mass. Parker's company has established a record for originality in an industry full of imitators; in 1902 it introduced Americans to table tennis under the trade name Ping Pong; other Parker Brothers classics include Clue and the allegedly oracular Ouija Board.

When Atlantic City threatened last year to change the names of its Baltic and Mediterranean avenues, Parker sprang to eloquent defense of his firm's best-selling game, Monopoly (whose board...

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