Harry Ryba,88, the "Fudge King" who made Mackinac Island...

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March 09, 1996

Harry Ryba,88, the "Fudge King" who made Mackinac Island, Mich., famous, died Monday of a heart attack in Warren, Mich. Mr. Ryba started out in business selling candy on Detroit's east side. He established Ryba's fudge shop on Mackinac Island in 1959.

Instead of making fudge in a back room, he had his workers create the candy in the front windows on marble slabs. He installed fans to blow the aroma out and tempt tourists in.

Whitner "Whit" Bissell,plus movie roles included appearances in "I Was a Teen-age Werewolf" and "The Manchurian Candidate," died Tuesday in Los Angeles.

George S. Franklin Jr.,82, who studied American foreign policy for many years and urged better relations with the Soviet Union ** and China long before such talk was fashionable, died Tuesday in New York. The cause was pneumonia, the family said.

Pub Date: 3/09/96

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