Duncan MacElhone, 44, third-generation owner of the famous...

Deaths Elsewhere

March 30, 1998

Duncan MacElhone, 44, third-generation owner of the famous Paris watering hole Harry's New York Bar, died Wednesday in Paris of liver disease. Founded in 1911, Harry's was the Paris hangout of the Lost Generation, serving drinks and American food to people such as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, and Gertrude Stein.

Hilda Morley, 81, an American poet whose career bloomed in the last two decades of her life, died last Monday in London. Her first published collection, "A Blessing Outside Us," appeared in 1976. "What are Winds and What are Waters," a sequence of poems about her years with her second husband, followed in 1983. Three more books came after that, the last of which, "The Turning," is scheduled for publication next month.

Mimis Traiforos, 86, a popular Greek poet, playwright and songwriter made famous by his patriotic and anti-fascist lyrics, died of a stroke Saturday in Athens.

Joan Lestor, 66, a former British Foreign Office minister and impassioned crusader against apartheid, died from a degenerative disease of the nervous system Friday in a London hospice.

Michael Bunton, 51, a longtime executive in the United Mine Workers of America, died of cancer Wednesday in Du Quoin, Ill.

Myrick Land, 76, Nevada writer and former journalism professor, died of cancer Wednesday in Reno, Nev. He wrote or collaborated on a dozen books and wrote hundreds of articles for national magazines in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s.

Earnest Sanborn Wheaton, 97, who founded Wheaton Van Lines, died Wednesday in Indianapolis.

Pub Date: 3/30/98

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