Wade H. Nichols,80, former editor in chief of Good...


March 25, 1996

Wade H. Nichols,80, former editor in chief of Good Housekeeping and editor in chief and publisher of Redbook, died of cancer March 15 at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, N.Y. Mr. Nichols, who lived in Bronxville, N.Y., also was a vice president and director of the McCall Corp., which at the time owned Redbook. He worked there from 1949 to 1958. He joined Good Housekeeping in 1958 and became a vice president of the Hearst Corp., its parent.

Tih-Wu Wang,84, a Taiwan-based publisher of economic and other periodicals, died of a liver ailment March 11 at Veterans General Hospital in Taipei. In 1976, he began publishing the World Journal, a Chinese-language newspaper for Chinese-American communities in the United States and Canada.

The daily is published in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and Toronto, and sells about 300,000 copies at newsstands in both countries.

In 1951, he began publishing the United Daily News of Taipei, which now has a circulation of more than 1 million in about 100 countries. He also founded the Economic Daily News, a 520,000-circulation paper, as well as a number of other publications. He retired in 1993 as chairman of his holding company, United Newspaper Group.

Ruth Chinitz Uris,86, a New York philanthropist and chairwoman of the Uris Brothers Foundation, died Tuesday at her home in Manhattan.

She was the widow of Harold Uris, the developer, and she continued the couple's charitable work after his death in 1982. The beneficiaries have ranged from famous institutions that showed their appreciation by putting the Uris name on a school, a library or a hospital wing to low-income housing in the South Bronx.

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