ELINOR RAAS HELLER,

82, a member of the Democratic National Committee from 1944 to 1952 and the first woman to head the University of California board of regents, died of cancer Aug. 15 in Stanford, Calif.

She was named to the board of regents in 1961 by Gov. Edmund G. (Pat) Brown to serve out the term of her husband, Edward, who died that year. She served until 1976 and was chairwoman of the board in 1975.

BENNETT WOLFE,

85, a retired Associated Press newsman who directed the news cooperative's regional reporting staff in Washington for about 20 years before retiring in the mid-1960s, died Aug. 10 at a nursing home on Tybee Island, Ga. The cause of death was not reported.

Mr. Wolfe joined the AP in Oklahoma City in 1928 after working as city editor of the Miami (Fla.) News-Record. He worked in the AP's Tulsa, New York and Cleveland bureaus and was bureau chief in Indianapolis before moving to Washington.

CARLOS DRUMMOND de ANDRADE,

84, Brazil's most prominent poet, a leader in the modernist movement who wrote 25 volumes of poetry and 16 prose works and a reporter and columnist for nearly 65 years, died Aug. 17 at a hospital in Rio de Janeiro after a heart attack.

"Along with Carlos Drummond de Andrade, poetry has died in Brazil," Brazilian Congress President Ulysses Guimaraes said.

LIGOURI HAGGERTY,

55, who retired last season following 11 years as an National Football League head linesman, died Aug. 17 at his home in Glen Burnie, Md. The cause of death was not reported.

He became an NFL official in 1975 after serving the Air Force for 20 years.