Dr. James Arnold Jr.UM neurosurgeonDr. James G. Arnold...

May 15, 1994

Dr. James Arnold Jr.

UM neurosurgeon

Dr. James G. Arnold Jr., who established the neurosurgery division at the University of Maryland medical school and was a faculty member there for 56 years, died May 8 of cancer at the Highlands-Cashiers Nursing Center in Highlands, N.C.

The former Baltimore resident who retired to Highlands in 1988 ++ was 89.

Interested in neurology, Dr. Arnold came to the medical school in 1932 and, after serving three years as a Hitchcock Fellow, became the first neuropathologist. He was a pioneer in chemotherapy of infectious diseases of the central nervous system and was an authority on the spine and spinal surgery.

"His scientific investigations have included some pioneering and original work concerning the use of sulfonamides in the treatment of pyogenic meningitis . . .," said an article in The

Evening Sun in 1954.

Born in Atlanta, he studied at Furman University in South Carolina and earned his degree in 1925 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his doctorate in medicine from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in 1929.

He served his residency in tuberculosis at the old Baltimore City Hospital before joining the University of Maryland medical school. He did postgraduate studies at the University of London at the National Hospital for Neurological Diseases in 1934. He completed his training in 1944 in neurological surgery.

He was appointed professor of neurosurgery emeritus in 1976 upon his retirement and, in recognition of his long service to the school, the division of neurosurgery named its library after him.

Dr. Arnold was a member of the Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of Maryland, the Harvey Cushing Society, the American Medical Association, the Society of Neurological Surgeons and the Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association and the Southern Surgical Association.

In 1930, he married Frances Thompson of South Carolina. She died in 1968.

He is survived by his second wife, the former Nena Martin; a son, the Rev. James G. Arnold III of Highlands; two sisters, Mary A. Fish of Charlotte, N.C., and Anne Claire Arnold of Easley, N.C.; two granddaughters; and a great-granddaughter.

Graveside services were held Tuesday in Greer, S.C.

Chester E. Baker Jr.

Trucking employee

Chester E. "Buddy" Baker Jr., a native of Baltimore and a retired trucking company official, died May 7 of cancer at a hospital in Newark, Del. He was 52 and had moved to Pennsville, N.J., 15 years ago.

He retired in 1991 after five years as personnel and safety superintendent for Anchor Motor Freight in Wilmington. Most of his 30 years with the Baltimore trucking company were spent as a truck driver. He was a member of the Teamsters Union.

About two years ago, he started his own business, Roadrunner Express, driving people to various locations along the East Coast.

He was also a licensed real estate agent and a partner with his wife in the Pino Real Estate Agency.

He received a Purple Heart after being wounded while serving in the Navy in Vietnam in the 1960s.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Anne Davis; three daughters, Dawn Rankin and Lisa Baker, both of Baltimore, and Laura Brown of Danielsville, Pa.; a brother, Robert Baker of Baltimore; two sisters, Marie Wiggins of Baltimore and Dorothy Moustbly of Virginia; and a grandson.

Services were held Tuesday .

Elinor E. Pancoast

Retired professor

Elinor E. Pancoast, a retired professor of economics at Goucher College, died April 30 of congestive heart failure at 100 in a retirement community in Denton, Texas.

Dr. Pancoast was on the Goucher faculty from 1924 to 1960.

For a time after she retired, she was a member of the Church and Economic Life Commission of the National Council of Churches.

In 1930, she gave a speech in New York City on unemployment in which she noted that neither the federal government nor other agencies were keeping statistics on jobless people.

A short while after her speech, the government began compiling such data.

Later, she directed a Ford Foundation study of demonstrations in South Baltimore after the integration of schools in 1954.

Born in Ottawa, Kan., she attended Bryn Mawr College and the University of Texas. She received a doctorate from the University of Chicago in 1927.

She wrote a book and many professional papers and reviews.

She is survived by a niece, Elizabeth Olufsen of Denton; and several grandnieces.

A memorial service was held May 3.

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