Jay Gorney, 93, whose song "Brother Can You Spare a Dime" became the musical symbol of the Great Depression, died June 14 at the Jewish Home and Hospital for the Aged in New York City. He had Parkinson's disease.

Mr. Gorney, who emigrated from Russia as a child, composed for the musical theater in the 1920s and 1930s, and wrote "Brother Can You Spare a Dime" for the 1932 show "Americana." His film scores included "Mona Lisa" and "They Can't Get You Down."


Irish Writer

Seosamh Mac Grianna, 89, who adapted simple folk tales into Irish-language stories, died June 11 in Dublin. The cause of death was not reported.

He wrote his last book, "Mo Bhealach Fein" (My Own Way), in 1935, when he entered a mental hospital for depression. One of his best-known works, "An Druma Mor" (The Big Drum), tells of an Irish community in the 1920s wrangling over a marching band. It was not published until 1969.



Frank S. Endicott, 85, creator of the annual Endicott Report, the job barometer for graduating college students and the business community, died of heart ailments June 8 in Evanston, Ill.

Mr. Endicott, an education professor and placement director at Northwestern University, created what is now called the Lindquist-Endicott Report in 1945. It is a survey of job opportunities and salaries for college graduates.