Milestones, Mar. 31, 1958

Died. Mike Todd, fiftyish, producer in a plane crash; near Grants, N. Mex (see CINEMA).

Died. Claire McCardell, 52, vice president of Manhattan's Townley Frocks, Inc. creator of the casual American Look, "one of the few creative designers this country has produced," according to Dallas' Stanley Marcus; of cancer; in Manhattan.

Died. Don Hartman, 57, independent film producer (Desire Under the Elms), onetime (1951-56) production chief at Paramount Pictures Corp.; of a heart attack; in Palm Springs, Calif.

Died. Arde Bulova, 69, chairman of the board of the Bulova Watch Co., Inc., who built the company from a small jewelry-making concern founded by his...

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