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Milestones, Jul. 13, 1953

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Married. Thomas Dubois Hormel, 23, son of Meatpacker Jay Catherwood (Spam) Hormel, and an art student at Palos Verdes College in Rolling Hills, Calif.; and Simone Mostovoy, 20, onetime Parisian ballerina with the Roland Pettit Ballet; in Las Vegas, Nev.

Married. Jay Gould III, 32, namesake and great-grandson of the fabulous railroad financier; and Lina Romay, 29, dark-eyed songstress of stage (Michael Todd’s Peep Show) and screen (The Man Behind the Gun); he for the third time, she for the second; in Los Angeles.

Divorced. Keenan Wynn, 36, cinema comedian (Phone Call from a Stranger) and son of Funnyman Ed Wynn; by his second wife, Betty Jane (“Beetsie”) Wynn, 27; after 4½ years of marriage, no children; in Los Angeles.

Divorced. By Cornelius Vanderbilt Jr., 55, sometime journalist, scion of Manhattan society’s reigning family: his fifth wife, Patricia Murphy Wallace Vanderbilt, 33; after almost five years of marriage, no children; in Reno.

Died. Marion Luther Brittain, 86, longtime president of Georgia Institute of Technology (1922-44); in Atlanta. Under his administration, Georgia Tech became a topnotch engineering school; Brittain doubled its enrollment (now 3,458), built a $300,000 school of aeronautics, imported the late Coach W. A. (“Bill”) Alexander to develop Georgia Tech’s famed football teams.

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