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Arthur L. Hammond

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Arthur L. Hammond, retired president of the C. R. Daniels Co., died March 18 at a nursing home in Fort Myers, Fla., after a series of strokes. He was 82.

Mr. Hammond started working for the canvas products company in 1931 in Newark, N.J., moved to the Baltimore area in 1947 and retired in 1972.


He was educated at New York's Brooklyn Technical High School and Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa.

A member of the Rotary Club in Baltimore and later in Delray Beach, Fla., Mr. Hammond was an active church member and a volunteer with the Medical Eye Bank of Baltimore. He served as deacon at the Thomas A. Edison Congregational Church in Fort Myers.

He moved to Delray Beach shortly after his retirement and to Fort Myers nine years ago. He enjoyed motor boating.

Mr. Hammond is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Frances Tanner; two sons, Robert Halsey Hammond of Baltimore and Roger Stuart Hammond of Savannah, Ga.; a daughter, Susan Hammond Hawley of Amherst, Mass.; three grandchildren; and five step-grandchildren.

Services were private.

James Heller

Musician, teacher

James Heller, who during his long career as a musician and teacher was a violinist in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and on the faculty of the Peabody Conservatory, died of heart disease March 27 at a hospital in Schenectady, N.Y., where he lived. He was 70.


He had also been concert master in the symphony orchestra of Westchester, N.Y., and had played in the New York City Ballet Orchestra during several of its summer seasons at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. He was a pianist as well as a violinist.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Mr. Heller lived most of his adult life in Schenectady. He was a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory and did graduate work at the Johns Hopkins University, the University of Michigan, the State University of New York at Albany and Columbia University.

Before leaving Baltimore in the early 1960s, he taught music in the city school system and at the Peabody. From 1963 to 1975, he was a teacher and administrator in public schools in the Schenectady area.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Madden; two sons, Timothy Heller of Schenectady and James Heller of Englewood, Colo.; a daughter, Barbara Burns of Ogdensburg, N.Y.; a brother, Sol H. Heller of Glen Arm; a sister, Jane H. Banta of Delray Beach, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

A memorial service was held March 31 on the Union College campus.

Dr. Jerome Blum


Princeton professor

Jerome Blum, a retired Princeton University history professor, died Friday of cancer at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. He was 80.

Dr. Blum was a native of Baltimore who lived in retirement on Cloverhill Road.

An economic historian who specialized in the history of agriculture, especially in Central and Eastern Europe, Dr. Blum was the chairman of Princeton's History Department in the 1960s and master of the Graduate College from 1958 until 1978.

A graduate of Forest Park High School and the Johns Hopkins University, he received his Ph.D. from Hopkins in 1947.

During World War II, he served four years in the Army field artillery, attaining the rank of captain.


He joined the Princeton faculty as an instructor in 1947 and was promoted to full professor in 1961, serving as chairman of the History Department from then until 1967. He was named Henry Charles Lea Professor of History in 1966 and reached emeritus status in 1981.

He wrote several books, including "Noble Landowners and Agriculture in Austria, 1815-1848" (Johns Hopkins, 1947); "Lord and Peasant in Russia From the Ninth to the Nineteenth Century" (Princeton, 1961); and "The End of the Old Order in Rural Europe" (Princeton, 1978). Another book, "In the Beginning: the Advent of the Modern Age, Europe in the 1840s," is scheduled for publication in February.

A two-time Guggenheim fellow, Dr. Blum was also a fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society.

Dr. Blum received the 1982 Henry Allen Moe Prize in the Humanities of the American Philosophical Society and was the recipient of two awards from the American Historical Association -- the 1962 Herbert Baxter Adams Prize and the 1972 Chester Penn Higbee Prize. In 1981 and 1982, he was president of the Agricultural History Society.

Dr. Blum is survived by a brother, Samuel D. Blum, and two sisters, Estelle Blum and Horty Blum. All are of Baltimore.

Private graveside services were held for Dr. Blum. A memorial service is to be conducted at 1:30 p.m. May 26 at the Princeton University chapel.