Engaged. Guy Stillman, 19, son of Chicago's Anne Urquhart Potter ("Fifi") Stillman McCormick and Manhattan Banker James Alexander Stillman; to Nancy Holbrook, 17, of Barrington, Ill. In 1920 Banker Stillman filed divorce papers against his wife, charging that Guy's father was an Indian guide, Fred Beauvais, but lost the suit.
Married. Susanna Winslow Perkins Wilson, 21, well-dressed daughter of Paul Caldwell Wilson and Mrs. Wilson (better known as Madam Secretary Frances Perkins); to David Meredith Hare, 21, Manhattan color photographer; in Manhattan. The groom's best man was Medill McCormick, son of Illinois' onetime Representative, Republican Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms, and grandson of Mark Hanna. Among the bride's guests at the church were New York's Democratic Representative Caroline O'Day and Mrs. James Aloysius Farley.
Divorced. Harold I. June, flight commander of the 1933 Byrd Antarctic Expedition; by Mrs. June; in Bridgeport, Conn. Charge: intolerable cruelty.
Died. Bobby Jones, 25, Mexican-American professional jockey; of pneumonia; in San Ysidro, Calif. In 1933 Jones rode under two contracts, $12,000-per year plus 10% of winnings for the Kilmer Stables, $7,500 plus 10% for Mrs. John Hay Whitney. He rode unsuccessfully for Kilmer Stables, brilliantly for Mrs. Whitney, won, on 63 mounts, $226,285.
Died. Lyda Roberti, 28, blonde Polish-born actress; of acute nephritis; in Hollywood. Daughter of a clown, she won success by enthusiastic undulations and a mid-European accent, both on Broadway (You Said It, Roberta) and in films (Million Dollar Legs, The Kid From Spain).
Died. Sir Reginald Fleming Johnson, 63, onetime British Commissioner of Weihaiwei, China, tutor and counselor to the deposed Boy Emperor Henry Pu Yi (now Emperor Kang Te of Manchukuo); in Edinburgh, Scotland. Sir Reginald westernized his Manchu chargewatched Pu Yi cut off his pigtail, gave him the Christian name Henry, had his eyes treated by an American ophthalmologist despite the Dowager Empress' threat to give herself an overdose of opium if her son used spectacles.
Died. Tewfik ("success") Nessim Pasha, 64, three times Egypt's Prime Minister; of heart disease; in Cairo. Leader of Fuad's Cabinet for two short ministries in the 20s, again from 1934-36, taciturn Nessim Pasha was more successful as a business man than as a politician. After his last resignation his life was occupied by making & breaking engagements to marry 17-year-old Maria Huebner, a Viennese hotel keeper's daughter.
Died. Dr. William Albert Wirt, 64, educator; of a heart attack; in Gary, Ind. In 1934 he charged that the Brain Trust was plotting revolution and that Franklin Roosevelt was a U. S. Kerensky, which made far more news than his widely adopted Gary School Plan (alternating work, study, play).
Died. Heber Manning Wells, 78, first Governor of Utah (1895-1904); of a cerebral hemorrhage; in Salt Lake City. Ex-Governor Wells, son of a Mormon patriarch, helped draft Utah's State constitution, helped achieve Utah's Statehood, which had been delayed because of polygamy.