Milestones, May 21, 1979

DIED. Charles Frankel, 61, Columbia professor of philosophy, founder of the new National Humanities Center in North Carolina and Assistant Secretary of State under Lyndon Johnson (1965-67) who resigned his post in protest against the Viet Nam War; of gunshot wounds apparently inflicted by robbers who also shot and killed his wife; in Bedford Hills, N. Y.

DIED. Barbara Mutton, 66, oft-wed Woolworth heiress whose personal misfortunes earned her the nickname "poor little rich girl"; of a heart attack; in Los Angeles. Her seven husbands included Laotian, Lithuanian and Russian princes, a Prussian...

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