Milestones, Dec. 8, 1947

Married. Arthur Alan Compton, 29, U.S. State Department representative on UNESCO's staff, son of Nobel Physicist Arthur Holly Compton; and Nathalie Xenie Felser, 28, daughter of Parisian Banker Emanuel L. Felser; in Mexico City.

Married. Margaret Osborne, 29, homespun hazel-eyed tennist (seven times national women's doubles champion, 1947 Wimbledon singles titleholder); and William du Pont, 51, banker-sportsman; she for the first time, he for the second; in Wilmington.

Divorced. By Ralph Bellamy, 43, thrice-married star of Broadway's State of the Union: Ethel Smith, 34, "hot" organist; after two years, two months of marriage,...

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