Milestones: Aug. 13, 1928

Engaged. Princess Ida, 51, legless, one-handed Coney Island freak; to Thomas Kelly, 51, owner of the Coney Island scooter ride. Plans for the wedding celebration included an exhibition of the varsity drag by the fat girl and the skinny man, and a fencing match between the sword swallower and the tattooed lady.

Engaged. Count Folke Bernadotte, nephew of King Gustaf of Sweden; to Estelle Romaine Manville, Manhattan debutante, descendant of Jeoffrey de Magnavil, ally of William the Conqueror; in Pleasantville, N. Y.

Married. Ralph Pulitzer, 49, president and editor of the New York World; and Margaret Leech, novelist (The Back of the Book,...

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