Kathryn Marie Hemphill, 84, a top golfer in the 1930s and 1940s, died Wednesday in Columbia, S.C. Ms. Hemphill was the top amateur women's golfer in the United States in 1937. She reached the semifinals of the national amateur championship in bTC 1936 and 1937, and helped the U.S. Curtis Cup team defeat Great Britain in 1938.
Bruno F. Straub, 82, a scientist who was president of Communist Hungary in its waning days, died yesterday in Budapest. Mr. Straub led Hungary's presidential council in 1988-1989 as the country moved away from decades of Communist rule. He was replaced in 1989 by Matyas Szueroes, who soon declared the end of Communism.