VIENNA, Austria (AP) _ Peter Wehle, an author, performer and prominent figure in Austrian cabaret after World War II, died Sunday at age 72 after suffering a stroke.
Wehle was considered one of Austria’s most versatile entertainers, writing some 1,500 songs, cabaret programs and contributions for radio and television shows. He was considered part of a cabaret elite that triumphed in the 1960s. He later concentrated on writing, but until recently was a regular performer on a weekly cabaret program for Austrian radio. Wehle also wrote a series of books on linguistics. Alain Le Moyne de Serigny
PARIS (AP) - Alain Le Moyne de Serigny, one of the staunchest backers of French Algeria before the North African nation won its independence in 1962 after a bitter war, died Saturday at age 74.
Director of the then-powerful newspaper l’Echo d’Alger, de Serigny maintained that France should hold on to Algeria. De Serigny angrily parted ways with French leader Gen. Charles de Gaulle, who called in 1959 for Algeria’s self-determination, leading to its independence. The next year, de Serigny rallied to the cause of nationalist French generals who staged a revolt in Algeria against the Paris government. He was acquitted in March 1961 of a charge of complicity to endanger state security. James L. Julian
SAN DIEGO (AP) - James L. Julian, a journalism professor who was honored by groups of publishers and journalists, died Saturday at age 72. Julian taught for 26 years at San Diego State University and chaired the journalism department there from 1956 to 1969. He was named Outstanding Journalism Teacher in the senior college division by the California Newspaper Publishers’ Association in 1970. The national Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi awarded Julian its highest honor, the Wells Memorial Key, in 1975 for his service to the group as national vice president.