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Obituaries in the News

July 30, 1999

Emil Andres

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Emil Andres, who drove in nine Indianapolis 500 races in the 1930s and ’40s, died July 20. He was 88.

Andres began his racing career at Evanston (Ill.) Motor Speedway. He drove stock cars in 1932 and sprint cars in 1933 and made his debut at Indianapolis in 1936 with an 18th-place finish. He missed the 1937 race but was 29th, 30th, 12th and 30th in the four races before the Speedway was shut down for World War II.

He returned to racing in 1946, when he recorded his best finish at Indianapolis, fourth. He drove in three more races at Indy, then retired after his final race at Milwaukee in 1950.

Anita Carter

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Anita Carter, who sang and played stand-up bass with the Carter Sisters, the legendary country music act, died Thursday. She was 66.

The cause of death was not immediately known. Ms. Carter had suffered from rheumatoid arthritis for several years.

June, Anita and Helen Carter performed with the Carter Family as children, and then with Mother Maybelle & the Carter Sisters.

Anita’s soprano made her the featured singer, while June was a gifted comedienne and Helen was considered the best overall musician.

The Carter Sisters joined the Grand Ole Opry radio show in 1950, opened shows for Elvis Presley and joined the Johnny Cash show in 1961.

On her own, Anita Carter scored a No. 2 hit in 1951 with ``Down the Trail of Achin’ Hearts,″ and had hit duets with Hank Snow and Waylon Jennings. She recorded albums of folk songs in the 1960s.

Werner Haftmann

BERLIN (AP) _ Werner Haftmann, a noted art historian and former director of Berlin’s National Gallery, died Wednesday. He was 87.

Haftmann was best known as the author of ``Painting of the 20th Century,″ which appeared in 1954 and remains a standard reference in art history.

He also put together the first Documenta modern art show in 1955, bringing in works by Matisse and Picasso. The show, held every four years, has become an important forum for contemporary artists.

He also was credited with raising the international profile of Berlin’s National Gallery during his 1967-74 term as director.

Raymond C. Kennedy

HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) _ Raymond C. Kennedy, the former publisher of the Hudson Register-Star and a local business and civic leader, died Thursday. He was 70.

In 1952, Kennedy returned from military service and became publisher of the Register-Star, which his family owned and operated.

He held that position until 1985, when he sold the newspaper to the Park Newspaper Group. The newspaper is now owned by the Johnson Newspaper Group.

Kennedy purchased the Chatham Courier in nearby Chatham in 1968, and served as chairman until he sold it in 1985.

In 1969 and 1970, Kennedy served as the youngest president of the New York State Publishers Association. He also served two separate terms as president of the New York State Associated Dailies, in 1973 and 1985.

For many years, he served on the Government Relations Committee of the American Newspaper Publishers Association.

Clark Race

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Clark Race, a disc jockey for radio station KDKA who accompanied the Beatles to Pittsburgh, died Tuesday of a heart attack. He was 66.

Race played Top 40 records at KDKA from 1959 to 1970 and later operated a bed-and-breakfast inn northwest of Pittsburgh.

He hosted the ``Saturday Dance Party,″ a show like ``American Bandstand,″ on KDKA-TV. He and a listener flew into Pittsburgh with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr as part of a promotion before the Beatles’ 1964 concert there.

Race is survived by his wife, Dianne.

H. Smith Richardson Jr.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) _ H. Smith Richardson Jr., a former chairman of cold and beauty company Richardson-Vicks Inc., died Tuesday. He was 79.

The maker of Oil of Olay beauty cream, Clearasil acne medicine and Vicks and Nyquil cold remedies grew under his leadership from a company that had $75 million in revenue in 1957 to one with $1.2 billion in 1985.

Richardson retired as chairman in May 1985. Procter & Gamble Co. bought Richardson-Vicks several months later for $1.2 billion.

Until his death, Richardson remained chairman of the Smith Richardson Foundation, created by his father. He also served as chairman of the Greensboro-based Center for Creative Leadership from 1972 to 1994. The nonprofit center trains business and government leaders from around the world.

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