Eugene Fodor, 85, whose travel guides have been carried by tourists to the far corners of the world for more than half a century, died of a brain tumor last night at the Charlotte Hungerford Hospital in Torrington, Conn. He lived in Litchfield, Conn. Mr. Fodor's approach to travel writing was set forth in his first book, "1936 . . . On the Continent," a guide to Europe for British travelers that he published in London. The joy of travel, he wrote, should not be derived solely from seeing "the sights," but from mingling with "peoples whose customs, habits and general outlook are different from your own." Between "On the Continent" and Mr. Fodor's retirement a decade ago, the number of Fodor guides grew to more than 140 titles, many in languages other than English.
Richard Englund, 59, a director with the Joffrey Ballet who was a member of the dance panel for the National Endowment for the Arts, died of cancer Friday in New York.