Carl Eugene Nelson, 78, former president of the Brigham Young University Emeritus Club, died August 17, 1988 in Salt Lake City.

Mr. Nelson was appointed Emeritus Club president in 1985. He graduated from BYU in 1928 and received his master's and doctoral degrees from New York and Columbia university.Carl Eugene Nelson passed away Aug. 17 at Holy Cross Hospital. The article about his death identified his correct name and age, but information about his life was taken from the files of Carl Erwin Nelson.

Carl Erwin said his wife has been receiving condolences but, to borrow a phrase from Mark Twain, "The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."

The Deseret News regrets the error.

Mr. Nelson was in charge of the research and development of information sciences for Bell Telephone for 34 years, spent three years as the vice president of Xerox and seven years as an IBM's executive for corporate planning.

Mr. Nelson also served as a consultant to NASA, Atomic Energy Commission, Department of Commerce, State Department and the CIA. He has been the president of the National Microfilm Association and a member of many scientific groups.

Monday, August 22, 1988