Milestones, Feb. 15, 1971

Died. Debs Myers, 59, onetime newspaperman and public relations expert who served such political figures as Robert F. Wagner, Robert F. Kennedy and Adlai E. Stevenson; of hepatitis; in New Haven, Conn. A onetime managing editor of Newsweek, Myers had a genius for helping politicians help themselves, or, as he put it, "the ability to turn lemons into lemonade." He insisted that "the best public relations in government is good government."

Died. Armand G. Erpf, 73, Wall Street financier and art patron; of a heart attack; in Manhattan. A senior partner in the investment...

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