Alastair Hetherington

British Journalist

Alastair Hetherington, 79, who was editor of Britain's Guardian newspaper from 1956 to 1975 and head of the British Broadcasting Corp. in Scotland from 1975 to 1978, died Oct. 3 at a hospital in Stirling, Scotland. The cause of death was not disclosed.

As editor of the Guardian, he oversaw the move of the venerable Manchester Guardian to the renamed newspaper's present base in London.

He joined the Manchester Guardian in 1950 after four years at the Glasgow Herald and was assistant editor and foreign editor. In 1971, he was named journalist of the year in the National Press awards.

Heinz G. Konsalik

Writer

Heinz G. Konsalik, 78, one of Germany's most popular postwar novelists whose books have sold more than 80 million copies worldwide, died Oct. 2 at his home in Wals, near Salzburg, Austria. The cause of death was not reported.

He published his first book in 1953 and rocketed to fame in 1956 with "The Doctor of Stalingrad," a war story that sold more than 3.5 million copies in Germany and was made into a movie.

Over the next decades, he turned out at least one book a year, sometimes as many as four. Others of his more than 150 novels made into movies included "Battalion 999" and "The Damned of the Taiga." His books have been translated into 42 languages, including English.

John J. Conley

New York Surgeon

John J. Conley, 87, a surgeon and otolaryngologist who developed operations for improving the speech of patients who lost their voice boxes to cancer, died Sept. 21 in New York. The cause of death was not reported.

Dr. Conley also developed operations for rehabilitating the larynx, grafting facial nerves and reconstruction after the loss of the jaw to cancer. He developed the idea of single-stage rehabilitation after extensive head and neck surgery.

Dr. Conley pioneered reconstruction methods for the cheek and face as an Army surgeon in World War II and developed further innovations in the 1960s and early 1970s. In the early 1990s, he founded the John Conley Foundation for Ethics and Philosophy in Medicine.

Sal Salvador

Jazz Guitarist

Sal Salvador, 73, a guitarist who performed with such jazz musicians as Stan Kenton, Bill Evans and Phil Woods, died of cancer Sept. 22 in Stamford, Conn.

Mr. Salvador taught himself to play guitar and became known as a be-bop improviser. From 1970 until recently, he taught jazz at the University of Bridgeport and Western Connecticut State University. He also gave private lessons in New York.

Edward C. Banfield

Author and Professor

Edward C. Banfield, 82, a retired government professor at Harvard and a political analyst and author, died of a bacterial infection Sept. 30 at his summer home in East Montpelier, Vt.

Mr. Banfield was author of several books on urban affairs, including "The Unheavenly City," "Here the People Rule," "Political Influence" and "City Politics." He also wrote a volume on Italian character, "The Moral Basis of a Backward Society."

He was an adviser to President Richard M. Nixon and chairman of Nixon's Model Cities Task Force.