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Milestones, Dec. 4, 1939

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Adopted. Jean, five-month-old girl; by James Bernard Schafer, Messenger (headman) of the Royal Fraternity of Master Metaphysicians; in Oakdale, L. I. Jean’s home will be the 100-room Oakdale mansion (formerly William K. Vanderbilt’s) acquired by the R. F. M. M. last year (TIME, July 11, 1938), who changed its name from Idle Hour to Peace Haven. A religious cult dedicated to Peace and practicing a mixture of Rosicrucianism, Christian Science, Christianity, Supermind Science, and faith healing, the Fraternity will attempt to make Jean immortal, by bringing her up in an environment where death and disease (called the products of destructive thinking) are not mentioned or thought about. She will attend metaphysics classes from the start, will be a vegetarian as soon as she can be taken off her special formula.

Adopted. By Wallace Fitzgerald Beery, 50, boohooing, bellicose cinecomedian; a second daughter, Phyllis Anne, 7 months; in Beverly Hills, Calif. The first daughter (also adopted), Carol Ann, is 8, has cin-emacted (China Seas). Twice divorced, Papa Beery maintains a motherless home.

Married. Giuseppe Antonio Borgese, 57, exiled former chief of the Italian Press & Propaganda Bureau, University of Chicago professor of Italian literature, author of Goliath: The March of Fascism (TIME, Sept. 27, 1937); and Elizabeth Veronika Mann, 21, youngest daughter of exiled German Author Thomas Mann; he for the second time, she for the first; in Princeton, N. J.

Death reported. Norman Bethune, 49, Canadian doctor who successfully developed the handy wartime trick of storing blood in wine molds and milk bottles, using it for emergency transfusions as much as three weeks later; of septicemia contracted while operating; in Wutai-shan, China. Dr. Bethune joined the His-pano-Canadian Blood Transfusion Service during the Spanish Civil War, by his delayed transfusions saved the lives of thousands of wounded Loyalist fighters. His job in China’s war, paid for by the Canadian and American Leagues for Peace and Democracy, was surgeon on the medical staff of the Communist Eighth Route Army.

Died. The Very Rev. Dr. Milo Hudson Gates, 73, bumbling, benevolent dean of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, longtime foe of the gloomy cynicism of preachers; after a short illness; in Manhattan.

Died. Sammy Boy, 16, snow-white Siberian Samoyed brought to the U. S. by Arctic Explorer Roald Amundsen, so much in demand for commercial dog photographs that his name was listed in the Los Angeles telephone book; of a heart attack; in San Francisco (where he was to act in a charity show).

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