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Milestones: May 21, 1928

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Engaged. Claire Luce, dancer, principal of the 1927 Ziegfeld Follies; to Clifford Warren Smith, son of Mrs. Newcomb Carlton,* of Manhattan.

Married. Sinclair Lewis, novelist; to Dorothy Thompson, newspaperwoman; at Saint Martin’s registry office in London. Only two friends were present as witnesses. After the wedlocking Mr. and Mrs. Lewis went to the Savoy Chapel for a benediction, then began a tour of England in a bungalow on wheels. Said Mrs. Lewis: “We hope eventually to settle on a little farm somewhere in the United States— probably in New England.”

Married. Potter D’Orsay Palmer, 23, Chicago scion, grandson of the late socially famed Mrs. Potter Palmer; to Eleanora Goldsmith, 16-year-old high-school junior; of Sarasota, Fla. Telegrams sent to 67 Florida county judges by the Potter family failed to halt the ceremony; the eloping couple were married by a justice of peace at Fort Meade, Fla.

Elected. Walter C. White, to be president again of White Motor Co. (Cleveland) ; and to become for the first time chairman of the board, to succeed his brother, Windsor T. White who resigned last November after a disagreement over the operation policies of the company.

Died. Emil Bohnke, conductor of the Berlin Symphony Orchestra, and his wife, Lilly Bohnke, 28, daughter of Franz von Mendelssohn, president of the German Congress of Trade and Industry; in an automobile accident, at Pasewalk, Germany.

Died. Valentine H. Muller, Manhattan exporter (Muller & Phipps [Asia] Ltd.); of gangrene, contracted in an automobile accident while crossing the Arabian desert; in Beirut, Syria.

Died. Dr. C. Edmund Kells, famed dentist, first to use X-ray in his work; by suicide; in New Orleans. Experiments with X-ray had caused an arm infection which 27 operations had not cured.

Died. David Gray, 60, partner of Henry Ford in his earliest Detroit machine shop where, in the production of the first Ford automobile, he began to acquire a fortune of several million dollars; of pneumonia; at Santa Barbara, Calif.

Died. Ignacio Valdespino y Diaz, 67, exiled Bishop of Aguascalientes, Mexico; of heart disease; at San Antonio, Tex. His death follows by three weeks that of his companion-in-exile, Archbishop Jose Mora y del Rio.

Died. Judge Walter Henry Sanborn, 82, oldest member and presiding judge of the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals for its Eighth Circuit; suddenly; of grip; in St. Paul, Minn. In his 36 years on the Federal bench Judge Sanborn wrote over 1,200 opinions, many of first importance.

*Newcomb Carlton is president of Western Union Telegraph Co. (Total assets, $327,361,000).

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