A Trip on Memory Lane for Ex-Prexies

Times Staff Writer

Some past presidents gracefully retire into the past. Not so, the Philharmonic Affiliate Committee prexies: They join Encore, and currently they're gung-ho to provide a fun-capped evening of "Music and Magic," April 14 at USC's Town and Gown.

Party chairman Mrs. William H. Van Leeuwen is tantalizing the troops with a "tongue-in-cheek" historical musical revue down Tin Pan Alley. Entertainers Ian Whitcomb and Dick Zimmerman constitute this vocal/piano act.

Assisting Mrs. James R. Chadwick, president, are Miss Letitia Deckbar and Mmes. Westcott Price Jr., Lawrence E. Stewart, Joseph C. Brashares, Fred H. Brown, Dunstan P. Sheldon, George Addison, Arch Rollin Tuthill, Samuel F. Bowlby, Robert Di vall, Donald D. Iverson, Edward Cleveland, Samuel L. Laidig, Peter Burrows and Edgar Surprenant.

Still euphoric over achieving its goal of planting one million trees in Los Angeles before the Olympics, TreePeople looks to spring and its first awards dinner tonight in the Crystal Ballroom of the Biltmore.

Aptly termed "Springwood" (a tree's new annual growth), the dinner, we hear, will be set in a forest-like ambiance.

Hand-carved wooden awards by sculptor Gary Burns will be presented to Mayor Tom Bradley; David E. Anderson, president of General Telephone; William F. Kieschnick, president of Atlantic Richfield; and Tom Van Amburg, vice president and general manager of KABC-TV.

Suzanne R. Campi and Valsin A. Marmillion are dinner chairmen. Tickets are $175 per person.

UCLA's friend-raising alumnae group, Las Donas, presents its 18th "Morning at UCLA" on April 28, says Lynne Welch, president, "In Celebration. . . Twenty-Five Years of the College of Fine Arts."

As is customary, after a coffee reception in the Schoenberg Hall lobby, Dr. Robert Winter, pianist, lecturer and expert on Mozart and Beethoven, will present a lecture-demonstration.

Also on the program will be Musical Comedy Theater Workshop, directed by John Hall; a dance department ethnic dance presentation and the UCLA a cappella choir, directed by Bill Hatcher.

After lunch come sketches from "Bruin Ha Ha," Professor Gary Gardner's prize-winning play; student demonstrations in ceramics and lithography and an organ recital of early music by Bess Carp.

Shouldn't one savor ecstasy? Pasadena Mental Health Assn. thinks so, and it's planning ahead for truffles, bonbons and eclairs April 26 at the annual Chocolate Celebration at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Hollingsworth.

Meanwhile, be a truffle sponsor for $150, an eclair for $100 or a bonbon for $50.

The chocolate attack site will be the spacious home on Bellefontaine built in 1912 by architect G. Lawrence Stimpson.

Using 90% volunteers, according to president Lylette Hofkin, the center maintains a crisis-call telephone service and provides individual, group and family-service programs.

Brain teasers, problem bids and some anecdotes are the agenda Monday morning at Wilshire Country Club. Bridge expert Alfred Sheinwold will speak at the annual luncheon and bridge benefit of the Irving Walker Auxiliary of the Travelers Aid.

President Mrs. Glenn Dumke says the ladies have been busy for months arranging foursomes. Mmes. Donald Collins and Rutledge Holley are co-chairmen. Giving a hand are Mmes. Douglas Bothwell, Alan G. Campbell, David Fyfe, Charles T. Morgan, Romus Soucek, Homer Toberman, William Zander and Miss Julia Dockweiler.

The benefit, originally at Perino's, aids bewildered and needy passengers of trains, buses and planes, including runaway children.

Celebrity models--Joan Collins, Jane Seymour, Phyllis Diller, Jill Ireland Bronson, Tina Louise, Drew Barrymore, Florence Henderson, Michele Lee, Marion Ross, Jill Whelan, Steve Lundquist, Connie Stevens--abound for the Young Musicians Foundation Women's Council fourth annual Mother-Daughter Celebrity Fashion Show and Luncheon on March 28 at the Beverly Hilton International Ballroom.

President Pamela Korman and chairmen Ferne Cohen and Roni Sue Malin are promising "The Best of Bullock's" to mark the foundation's 30th anniversary.

YMF musicians will highlight the event.

Circle in Red:

Operation: Children (a new group of former Los Angeles WAIF Inc. members) announces its first benefit, "The Day Following" (a post-Academy Awards luncheon), Tuesday at the Beverly Hilton. President Mrs. Sam B. Dunford and luncheon chairman Mrs. Michael Maschio, working with Mmes. Edward F. Warde and Bruce Boxleitner, are planning for the International Children's Choir and a Michael Novarese fashion show. . . .

Mrs. Frank L. Burke is chairman of The Sisters, Servants of Mary Guild annual fund-raiser March 28 at Blum's. . . .

Juniors of Ebell plan an extensive Oriental experience Friday. They'll learn tai chi, the ancient Chinese art of self-discipline and defense; watch a demonstration preparing Japanese table garnishes, then, over a traditional lunch, see Asian dance performances. Mrs. Arthur B. Cecil is chairman. . . .

Topics such as "The Academic Reputation of the Student Athlete," a lecture by Judith Holland, are on the agenda this evening at the UCLA Faculty Center when the UCLA College of Letters and Science Deans' Council hosts a reception--Athletes for Academics at the Faculty Center.

Provost Raymond L. Orbach, College of Letters and Science, will also introduce speakers, Dr. Fredi Chiappelli and Dr. Robert J. Gregor. . . .

Members of the Children's Service League will finance today's 37th annual Rainbow Luncheon in the Grand Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton so that all donations go to the Orthopaedic Hospital Brace Fund. Madeline Moore is chairman, working with Charlotte Hartman, Ruth Bucci and Bernice Runyon. . . .

Victims for Victims provides support for those (and families) victimized by violent crime. It benefits from today's Mar Vista Women's Club 29th fashion show luncheon. Theresa Saldana, actress and founder, will address the crowd. . . .

The Zonta Club of Los Angeles Inc. presents a fashion extravaganza at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Century Plaza to provide scholarships for the city's 37th annual Youth Voice Contest, conducted by the Performing Arts Division. Last week they heard Andrea Sheridan Ordin, chief assistant attorney general, speak. . . .

More than 1,200 are expected for Psi Delta Sigma's "Kaleidoscope of Fashions" on Saturday in the Los Angeles Ballroom of the Century Plaza. Ina Martin of Redondo Beach is chairman of the Holly Mitchell Presents Inc. musical fashion revue. Proceeds will benefit the United Cerebral Palsy/Spastic Children's Foundation. . . .

Jose Ferrer and Helene Galen receive the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith awards for culture and community service, respectively, at a gala Saturday at the Palm Springs Sheraton Plaza, according to Ardith Marguleas, chairman. . . .

Actress and North Hollywood Mayor Beverly Garland, entertainer Fred Travalena and actress Loretta Swit will be stars at Women in Show Business' installation and awards program Tuesday at the Beverly Hills Hotel. . . .

Potpourri:

Pasadena Beautiful Foundation presented its annual award to Edward C. Turrentine, interior designer, president of the Pasadena Central Improvement Assn. and the person responsible for the recently renovated and restored Pasadena Design Center, where more than 1,000 members of the International Society of Interior Designers are invited for cocktails Thursday evening. . . .

Smith College alumnae, ever loyal, were at The Founders of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion this week to hear the Smiffenpoofs, celebrating their 50th anniversary and earning money for a concert tour of Europe, says Mrs. Paul Erskine. Tiffany Smith, from the Southland, is their leader. . . .

Champagne flowed for the reception Capt. and Mrs. Harris Boyne of Fremont Place hosted for fellow board members of the Los Angeles Council for International Visitors. Council president is Larry K. Mellinger. Among the crowd were council chairman Walter P. Coombs, the George Egans, Margaret Paterson Carr and Bee Lavery (county and city chiefs of protocol, respectively), Dr. Edwin Munger, Mrs. Edwin Pauley, the Paul Sampsells, the Harold Voegelins and the Fred Breers. . . .

The Pinafores, the youngest support group (grades one through six) for the League for Crippled Children, presented their 36th annual Easter Egg Roll on Sunday at the Beverly Hilton, with Reva Rose as emcee. . . .

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