THOMAS S. MATTHEWS
Time Magazine Editor
Thomas Stanley Matthews, 89, who spent 25 years at Time magazine, the last four as its editor before resigning in 1953 to write books, died Jan. 4 at his home in Cavendish, England. He had cancer.
He was national affairs editor, executive editor and managing editor before succeeding Henry R. Luce, Time's creator, as the magazine's editor in 1949. After leaving Time, he wrote several books, including "To the Gallows I Must Go," "The Sugar Pill," "Name and Address," "O My America," "Great Tom: Notes Toward the Definition of T.S. Eliot" and "Jacks or Better."
Mr. Matthews was a graduate of Princeton University and Oxford University's New College. Before joining Time in 1929, he spent four years at New Republic magazine, where he became an associate editor.
John Bystrom, 69, a communications professor at the University of Hawaii who established a pan-Pacific Ocean satellite communications project designed to lessen the isolation of remote islands, died Jan. 4 in Honolulu after surgery for a heart ailment.
He established his university's Pan-Pacific Education and Communications Experiments by Satellite program in 1971, which linked 14 Pacific areas via a low-technology communications system.
Dr. Bystrom was born in Minnesota and received a doctorate from the University of Minnesota. He held several government posts in Washington in the 1960s and initiated programs to improve educational television.
REUBEN P. HUGHES
Hawaiian Punch Maker
Reuben Paul Hughes, 79, who once served as president of the company that first made Hawaiian Punch, died Dec. 30 at a hospital in Fullerton, Calif., after a heart attack.
In 1946, he and a group of investors purchased Pacific Citrus Products, where Mr. Hughes was treasurer. The concern sold beverages to soda fountains and restaurants. Mr. Hughes introduced one of its more popular drinks, then known as "Leo's Hawaiian Punch," directly to the public through supermarket sales.
In 1962, the company went public with its stock. Control of the company was purchased in 1963 by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. Mr. Hughes, then Pacific Citrus's largest stockholder, took a seat on the R.J. Reynolds board of directors.
CLAYTON E. REID Orioles Equipment Manager
Clayton E. Reid, 71, equipment manager of the Baltimore Orioles baseball team from 1961 to 1983, died of congestive heart failure Jan. 3 at his home in Ocean City, Md.
He was equipment manager of the Kansas City Athletics from 1956 to 1961.
Mr. Reid was a native of Newport News, Va., and an Army veteran of World War II. Before begining his baseball career, he worked on a tugboat and was a firefighter.