Jimmy Herbert, a former track world reco
Jimmy Herbert, a former track world reco
The Associated Press
Oct. 25, 1997
NEW YORK (AP) _ Jimmy Herbert, a former track world record-holder, died Thursday of kidney failure. He was 82.
Herbert broke the indoor world record for 600 yards in 1938, clocking 1 minute, 11.1 seconds at the Knights of Columbus meet in Madison Square Garden. He matched that time two weeks later at the Chicago Relays and broke it again in 1940, clocking 1:10.8 at the K of C meet.
He cracked the 600-meter record at the 1938 national championships, with a time of 1:20.3.
Herbert also won five Mel Sheppard 600-yard races at the Millrose Games in the Garden.
In addition, Herbert ran on eight national indoor relay championship teams at different distances from 1935 to 1940, was runner-up in the outdoor 400-meter national championships in 1938 and 1945, fifth at the outdoor 440-yard NCAA championships for New York University in 1938 and anchored a winning relay team for NYU at the 1940 Penn Relays.
From 1956 to 1975, he was a court officer for the criminal division of the New York State Supreme Court.
Dr. Thomas H. Hunter
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) _ Dr. Thomas H. Hunter, a former dean, chancellor and vice president at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, died Thursday. He was 84.
Hunter was a pioneer in the treatment of infectious diseases by the time he arrived in 1953 to become dean of the medical school.
Hunter became chancellor of medical affairs in 1965 and vice president for medical affairs in 1970. He also served as president of the Association of American Medical Colleges and was active in international medical education.
Hunter retired in 1980.
Marjory Griffin Leake
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) _ Philanthropist Marjory Griffin Leake, the wife of KTUL-TV and KWTV founder James C. Leake, died Thursday. She was 79.
The Griffin and Leake families branched from the wholesale grocery business into radio and television. The families found television stations KTUL-TV in Tulsa, KWTV in Oklahoma City and KATV in Little Rock, Ark.
Mrs. Leake, a Choctaw Indian, was involved in various activities of the Five Civilized Tribes.
MEXICO CITY (AP) _ Leticia Ocharan, a leading Mexican painter and muralist, died Thursday of a liver ailment. She was 55.
Her paintings were mainly characterized by her portrayals of Mexico's native themes.
She also taught art, wrote several art books and campaigned to defend the copyrights of artists and writers.
Harold Webster Smith
WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) _ Harold Webster Smith, a prominent banker who started his first bank with $25,000 and grew it into the billion-dollar Webster Financial Corp., died Friday. He was 86.
Smith opened the First Federal Savings of Waterbury in 1935 with $25,000 and was the bank's only employee during its first year. Assets grew to $1 million within three years. His bank was the first in the state to issue GI loans to returning servicemen.
First Federal converted to stock ownership in 1986 and formed the holding company, Webster Financial Corp. Smith retired as chief executive officer in 1987 after managing the business for 52 years. He continued on as chairman, retiring that post at age 84.
Matthew ``Mikey'' Trupiano
ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Matthew ``Mikey'' Trupiano, known to authorities as the ruler of the St. Louis mob, died Wednesday of a heart attack. He was 58.
For much of this life, Trupiano held office in the Local 110 of the Laborers Union in a St. Louis suburb. But authorities also invariably identified Mr. Trupiano as head of what has been in recent years a weak and disorganized St. Louis mob.
In 1991, federal agents charged Trupiano with gambling for his involvement in an illegal gin rummy game in a back room at a used-car dealership. Trupiano was later sentenced to two and a half years in prison.
In July Trupiano was added to the Missouri Gaming Commission's ``black book'' of people barred from the state's riverboat casinos.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) _ Tom Tucker, longtime reporter, editor and columnist at The Daytona Beach News-Journal, died Wednesday of lymphoma. He was 51.
Tucker began his career with the newspaper in 1967 as an ad-proof courier, but later became a sportswriter. In 1974, he left for the sports department of The Atlanta Journal.
He later worked for R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. as publicity manager for the sports car and motorcycle-racing series it sponsored, and then did publicity for the Budweiser Lola, the Indy car owned by Paul Newman and raced by Mario Andretti.
He returned to Daytona Beach in 1986, joining Daytona International Speedway's publicity department, and returned to the newspaper in 1992 as an assistant metro editor.
He began a weekly column, ``Tucker on Target,'' in 1993 and also wrote a golf column. He was recently elected president of the Florida Golf Writers Association.
In 1994, he and News-Journal chief photographer Jim Tiller co-authored ``Daytona: The Quest for Speed.''
Survivors include his wife Susan and his mother Betty Tucker; daughters Betsey and Meghan, son Tom and sister Betty Ann Davis.
Herbert W. Whiteman
NEW YORK (AP) _ Herbert W. Whiteman, Jr., the first black to be named vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, died Saturday of heart failure. He was 61.
Whiteman began his career as a civil engineer and became vice president of the bank in 1977, he specialized in banking technology.
Whiteman mentored dozens of young people interested in banking and led an effort to have officials and employees at the bank tutor students and their parents in the community on a volunteer basis.
He became an officer of a Brooklyn homeless shelter, Amboy Neighborhood Center, and vice president of the community-based resource center Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration.