It -""" -""" " - ? r s. V H. PERRY i--; i--; i--; i--; STUART Publisher Dies at 82 v Stuart H. Perry Headed Monroe, Adrian Papers; Studied Meteors V a five- a a at US-27. uun-ton in Har- TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 15 (JB Stuart Hoffman Perry, prominent Michigan newspaperman, pub lisher of the Adrian Telegram and vice president of the Mon roe Evening News, died last night in St. Mary hospital after a brief illness. He was 82. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made. Perry had been living in Tucson with his wife for several years. ' Also surviving is one of two daughters, Mrs. C. Kenneth Wes ley of ; Monroe. There are two grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren. greatgrandchildren. ' - PONTIAC NATIVE A native of Pontiac, Perry graduated from the University of Michigan law school in 1896 and joined his father's law firm. He entered the newspaper field in 901, joining a friend, Harry Coleman, when he started the Pontiac, Daily Press. Perry served as editor. In 1903 he purchased the weekly weekly St. Johns News and in 1907 bought the Adrian Telegram". BOUGHT MONROE DAILY , In 1927 Perry, with JS Gray, managing editor of the Telegram, and C. Kenneth Wesley, Perry's son-in-law, son-in-law, son-in-law, son-in-law, son-in-law, . bought the Monroe Evening News. - ' . In later years, Perry began the study of meteorites, writing a book, "The Metallography of Meteoric Meteoric Iron," published by the Smithsonian institute in 1944. His research won recognition by the National Academy of Sciences in 1946 with a diploma and gold medal. . . Perry was elected second, vice president of the Associated Press in 1921.' , He was. elected to membership in the American Society of Newspaper Newspaper Editors in 1923. For more than 30 years he was a member of the Inland Daily Press association, serving at one time as vice president for Michigan, Michigan, and was one of the organizers organizers of the University of Michigan Press club.