U.N. Undersecretary General

Sir Robert Jackson, 79, an undersecretary general of the United Nations from 1972 until retiring in 1987, died Jan. 12 at the home of a son in London after a stroke.

Sir Robert, who began work at the U.N. in 1945, became known during his years as undersecretary general for his direction of special relief operations he helped to orchestrate for Bangladesh and Cambodia, and for aid programs for more than 50 other countries. He also was the major force behind the 1970 Jackson Report, which improved U.N. economic aid programs for the Third World.

He married Barbara Ward, the noted writer and economist, in 1950. They were separated at the time of her death in 1981.



Mary Frances Shura Craig, 67, a past president of the Mystery Writers of America who was the author of 69 mystery, historical and children's novels, died Jan. 12 in Maywood, Ill. She died of burn injuries she received in a Dec. 13 fire at her apartment in Hinsdale, Ill.

Mrs. Craig wrote under the names Mary Francis Shura, M.S. Craig, Mary Francis Craig and Meredith Hill.

Among her best-known works are the children's books "The Barclay Street Six Pack," "Chester" and "Eleanor," and the mystery novels "The Third Blond" and "Flash Point." She also wrote more than 250 short stories.


Fortune Publisher

Ralph Delahaye Paine Jr., 84, publisher of Fortune magazine from 1953 to 1967, died Jan. 12 at a hospital in New York City after a heart attack.

He was editor and managing editor of Fortune from 1941 to 1953, when he became publisher. He also served as publisher of Architectural Forum from 1954 to 1963 and House and Home in 1962 and 1963.

In 1938 he became a personal assistant to Henry R. Luce, Time's founder. During World War II, Mr. Paine was managing director in London of the newsreel The March of Time, and was in charge of European operations for Time publications before becoming a war correspondent in the Pacific.