Milestones: Aug. 6, 1965

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Married. William J. Lederer, 53, author (Ensign O'Toole and Me, A Nation of Sheep), former collaborator of Eugene Burdick (see below); and Ruth Corinne ("Corky") Edwards Lewis, 38, co-publisher with Lederer of the Honolulu Beacon, local monthly humor magazine; both for the second time; in San Francisco.

Married. Robert Ferdinand Wagner, 55, New York City's third-term mayor; and Barbara Joan Cavanagh, 36, United Shoe Machinery Corp. heiress and longtime friend of the mayor's late wife Susan; he for the second time; by Francis Cardinal Spellman, in Manhattan. Following a ten-day honeymoon on Marco Island, Fla., the Wagners will live in a duplex suite at Manhattan's Hotel Carlyle while apartment hunting, relegating the mayor's residence, Gracie Mansion, to official use only, since they would have to move out when his term ends in December and, as Mrs. Wagner says, "Any bride wants to decorate her own home."

Divorced. By Nancy Sinatra, 25, Frankie's daughter, fledgling singer and cinemactress (For Those Who Think Young): Thomas Adrian Sands, 27, former teen idol; on uncontested grounds of cruelty (he didn't want a family); after five years of marriage; in Santa Monica.

Died. Eugene Leonard Burdick, 46, bestselling novelist and University of California political science professor, a former Rhodes scholar who methodically ground out Cassandra-like tales of political science fiction (The Ugly American and its forthcoming sequel, Sarkhan, both written with William J. Lederer; Fail-Safe, written with Harvey Wheeler; and The 480); of a heart attack while playing tennis; in San Diego.

Died. Harry Sayles Conover, 53, one-time fashion model and founder of New York's successful Conover Modeling Agency, who built a $2,000,000-a-year business on the "well-scrubbed look" of the American coed type for whom he invented such names as Chili Williams, Candy Jones and Choo Choo Johnson, lost his license in 1959 after his models complained that he had withheld their fees; of a heart attack; in New York City.

Died. Alvin Cushman Graves, 55, U.S. nuclear physicist and director of the Test Division at Los Alamos, a pioneer in atomic research, who nearly lost his life in a laboratory accident in 1946, when he absorbed 200 roentgens of radiation (he suffered loss of hair, a cataract and temporary sterility), in 1948 became director of the U.S. atomic testing program in the Pacific, later headed a long series of experimental atomic projects including Operation Ivy, the 1952 top-secret thermonuclear explosion at Eniwetok; of a heart attack; in Del Norte, Colo.

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