TV Actress

Nancy Kulp, 69, an actress best known for her role as bank secretary Jane Hathaway on the hit television series "The Beverly Hillbillies," which ran from 1962 to 1971, died of cancer Feb. 3 at her home in Palm Desert, Calif.

She appeared in the movies "The Model and the Marriage Broker" and "Shane" before taking a role as the secretary in "Love That Bob," starring Robert Cummings. She then was cast as the plain, erudite bank secretary who was hopelessly in love with the loutish Jethro in "The Beverly Hillbillies."

Miss Kulp ran for Congress as a Democrat from Port Royal, Pa., in 1984, but was defeated. She then moved to Palm Springs and became involved in several charity organizations.



David Hirsh Panitz, 72, who was rabbi at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington from 1951 to 1959, died of leukemia Jan. 25 at a hospital in Paterson, N.J.

He was rabbi of Temple Emanuel in Paterson for about 30 years before retiring in 1988. While in Washington, Rabbi Panitz taught courses at George Washington, American and Howard universities and led the Washington region of the American Rabbinical Assembly.

He was a past co-chairman of the the National Rabbinic Cabinet for State of Israel Bonds and director of the Jewish Conciliation Board of America. He also was a member of the Council of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations and the Synagogue Council of America.


Pepperdine University President

Howard Ashley White, 77, president of Pepperdine University in California from 1978 to 1985, died Feb. 1 at a hospital in Los Angeles. The cause of death was not reported.

Dr. White, who was a native of Alabama, received bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in history from Tulane University. He came to Pepperdine in 1958 as a professor of history and chairman of the social studies department. He later became dean of graduate and undergraduate studies.