The obituary yesterday on Liu Chieh, 85, a retired diplomat, should have made clear that his entire diplomatic career was in the service of Nationalist China and that he was permanent representative of Nationalist China (Taiwan) to the United Nations from 1962 to 1972. (Published 2/16/91)


Merry-Go-Round Founder

Harold Goldsmith, 48, the co-founder and co-chairman of Merry-Go-Round Enterprises Inc., a retail clothing chain based in Joppa, died in a Feb. 13 airplane crash in Aspen, Colo. Officials said he was one of three persons aboard a Learjet that crashed just short of the airport runway.

Mr. Goldsmith founded Merry-Go-Round Enterprises, which operates 700 stores in 38 states, in 1970. He left day-to-day management of the company in 1980 but continued to serve on the firm's board of directors and as a consultant. He had also been a major investor in savings and loan associations, including Columbia First Federal Savings and Loan of Arlington, where he was unsuccessful in a 1988 takeover bid. In recent years he had lived in Aspen.


Former Legislator

William Walsh, 60, a former member of the Maryland House of Delegates, died of a heart attack Feb. 8 at a hospital in Cumberland, Md.

A native of Cumberland, Mr. Walsh graduated from Georgetown University in 1951 and from the University of Maryland law school in 1954. He then returned to his home town to practice law. He represented Allegany County as a Democrat in the House of Delegates from 1959 to 1962.


Editor and Educator

William Wright Bryan, 85, a war correspondent who broadcast an eyewitness account of the D-Day landing in Normandy in World War II and later was editor of two metropolitan newspapers and a vice president of Clemson University in South Carolina, died of pneumonia Feb. 13 at a retirement community in Clemson.

Mr. Bryan was editor of the Atlanta Journal from 1946 to 1954 and of the Cleveland Plain Dealer from 1954 to 1963. He was vice president for development at Clemson from 1963 to 1970. He also served as president of the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1953, and he was a recipient of the Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.


Hungarian Dissident

Gyoergy Krasso, 58, who was jailed by the communists for his role in the 1956 anti-Stalinist revolution in Hungary, died of a heart attack Feb. 13 in Budapest.

Mr. Krasso joined the Communist Party as a youth but was expelled in 1952. He fought against the Red Army in his country's abortive 1956 uprising and was arrested and sentenced to a 10-year prison term. He was a journalist in London in the late 1980s, and then returned home to found the Hungarian October Party, an anti-communist splinter group unrepresented in Parliament.


U.N. Representative

Liu Chieh, 85, a Chinese diplomat who served as the permanent representative of the People's Republic of China to the United Nations from 1962 until 1972, died Feb. 12 at Fairfax Hospital after a stroke.

Mr. Liu had been minister at the Chinese Embassy in Washington during World War II and later served as the Chinese ambassador in Canada. He led his delegation out of the U.N. in 1972 after the U.N.'s recognition of the Beijing government. Since then he had lived in San Francisco. He was visiting friends and relatives here when he was stricken.