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BLUM RETIRES AS BARRY'S CHAIRMAN David Blum has retired from the chairmanship of Barry's Jewelers, Monrovia, Cal. Blum, who cofounded the business with Gerson Fox in 1956, will retain a seat on the board of directors. "David Blum directed Barry's growth from a one-store operation in 1956 to the nation's fourth-largest jewelry retailer," says President Terry Burman. "Although David will no longer be active in Barry's day-to-day business activities, we will continue to benefit from his expertise through his participation on our board." Blum, 74, had served as chairman since 1982. NATIONAL CONFERENCE CHOOSES TWO HONOREES The Jewelry Division of the National Conference of Christians and Jews will hold its annual dinner Dec. 5 at the Hotel Pierre in New York, N.Y. At the dinner, the division will honor James Lazarus, president of L&R Manufacturing, Kearny, N.J., and Michael Ba
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