Milestones: Jul. 15, 1985

DIED. James A. Dewar, 88, Continental Baking Co. vice president who retired in 1972 and who in 1930 invented the celebrated Hostess Twinkie, a sponge cake filled with sweet cream, beloved of schoolchildren and bewailed by nutritionists, that with 40 billion sold has become the nation's favorite snack cake; in Downers Grove, Ill. To critics, Dewar said, "I fed them to my four kids. Twinkies never hurt them."

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