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Milestones: Dec. 9, 1966

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Born. To Romy Schneider, 28, Austria’s slinky movie minx, and Harry Haubenstock, 45, German theater director she married last July: their first child, a son; in West Berlin.

Married. Colonel Bernt Balchen, 67, pioneering airman who flew Admiral Byrd on the 1928-30 Antarctica expedition, now a General Dynamics consultant; and Audrey Schipper, 44, market research director for Fairchild Publications; he for the third time, she for the first; in Manhattan.

Died. Roni Sue Aranson, six days old, the strongest of quintuplets born Nov. 26 (2½ months premature) to Kindergarten Teacher Patti Aranson, 22, and Duquesne University Law Student Michael Aranson, 22; of pulmonary immaturity (which earlier took the lives of her four sisters); in Pittsburgh.

Died. Frank E. (“Pappy”) Noel, 61, Associated Press war photographer since 1937, who was torpedoed after escaping the fall of Singapore in 1942 (got a classic shot of a Lascar seaman in a lifeboat begging for water), covered Malaya, Burma, the Middle East, Europe and finally Korea, where he was captured, imprisoned for three years, somehow acquired a camera, and even conned his Chinese captors into letting him send pictures back to the U.S.; of a stroke; in Gainesville, Fla.

Died. General Pai Chung-hsi, 73, Chiang Kai-shek’s ablest commander, who, along with General Li Tsung-jen (with whom he was so closely associated that they were usually referred to collectively as “Li-Pai”), provided the Kuomintang with its best troops, fought effectively against war lords (1926), Japanese invaders (1937-45) and Reds until the mainland fell, at which point Pai joined Chiang on Formosa, Li went to the U.S.;* of a stroke; in Taipei.

Died. Margaret Daly, 79, a Scotch-Irish lady who immigrated to the U.S. in 1922, raised four daughters, the celebrated Daly sisters—Columnist Maggie (“Daly Diary” in Chicago’s American) and Sheila (a Chicago Tribune teen column), Novelist Maureen (Seventeenth Summer), and Revlon Vice President Kay; of a stroke; in Manhattan.

Died. Alice Masaryk, 87, daughter of the first President of Czechoslovakia, and sister of Czech Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk (who mysteriously fell to his death from a window in Prague shortly after Communists seized power), herself a notable figure in her homeland as head of the Czech Red Cross before World War II when she fled to the U.S.; of a stroke; in Chicago.

<Footnote>* Only to defect to Read China in July 1965. </Footnote>

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