John C. Argue is being rewarded for his role in bringing the Olympic Games to Los Angeles at a black-tie affair Tuesday at the Oakmont Country Club in Glendale.
Peter Ueberroth will be featured speaker, and joining him at the head table will be the original members of the "blue ribbon" committee of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee: Howard Allen, Bill Robertson, Rod Rood, David Wolper and Paul Ziffren. The late Justin Dart was the other member.
Close friends from a myriad of organizations Argue has aided will be on hand--Town Hall, the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Pomona College, USC, Southern California Golf Assn., the Chancery, the California Club and the Automobile Club of Southern California. And more.
Robert B. Wolcott Jr. is promising a surprise ending. Among those staging the fun will be Card Walker.
Another of Argue's beneficiaries will receive the proceeds: the Verdugo Hills Hospital Foundation, with which he has long been involved.
Connoisseurs about town always know where to seek the elegant castoffs--the Pasadena Art Alliance Treasure Sale, May 4-5 at 1227 Arden Road in Pasadena.
Imari bowls, a Chinese screen inlaid with jade, Dhuri carpets, a full-length mink, even a sprinkler system will bring out crowds, says Marsha Bohr, chairman. Her assistants are Maybelle Wolfe, Joanne Olsen, Jane Palmer and Peggy Grannis.
Ann Barrett and Ann Burke have invitations out for the special preview night May 3. The theme's country-Western, and Louis Trucking Co. of Santa Maria is being imported to baste the barbecue.
More than $1 million, says Susan Caldwell, has been raised by the Alliance over the years. Proceeds will go to art projects such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Center College of Design, Kidspace, Pasadena Art Workshops and the County Museum of Art.
In the midst of it are Nancy Ellington, Jo Ann Taylor, Vicki Baker, Anne Lassell, Kathy Gillespie, Gretl Mulder, Roberta Huntley, Rachel Druten, Jae Carmichael, Sally Kubly, Barbara Campbell, Jill Smith, Kathy O'Rieley, Anne Paul, Liz Greene, Julie Yost, Carolyn Dyer, Jeanette McCarty, Barbara Maxwell, Diane Bedford, Judy Kelly, Lois Ukropina, Marcy Fowler, Louise Eldred, Edith Maguire and Marion Haines.
The New American Orchestra celebrates its sixth anniversary May 3 at a concert at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The evening's a tribute to Lionel Newman in honor of his 40 years of music at 20th Century Fox.
Norm Crosby and Randy Newman join in the tribute and Jack Elliott will wield the baton for the NAO, premiering two newly commissioned works: "Mojave" by Larry Cansler with narration by astronaut Scott Carpenter, and "91st Psalm" by James Newton.
An evening on the town, London style, with a little blackjack, craps, roulette, light supper and dessert is the message for "Bentley's: An English Gaming Club" party May 4 at the University Club in Pasadena.
Juniors of the San Marino National Charity League host the affair to help the neonatal follow-up program at Huntington Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Kenneth A. Ude is handling reservations.
Animal Samaritans, SPCA, presents a premiere of "Love Leads the Way" on Wednesday at the Camelot Theater in Palm Springs.
Meeting the stars who star at the Italian dinner that follows at the Racquet Club will be an enticement for the $65 Gold Circle ticket holders. Among the galaxy are Timothy Bottoms, Eva Marie Saint, Patricia Neal, Ralph Bellamy, Ernest Borgnine, Arthur Hill, Glynnis O'Connor and Susan Dey.
May Day used to mean secret baskets of flowers left at the door and Daisy Ring dancing parties. Saint Joseph Medical Center Guild hosts its fashion luncheon, "A Day in May" Wednesday at the Sportsmen's Lodge, Studio City.
And, there's May Day in Altadena too. Kathy Berchild and Margaret deBeixedon are springing forth with the Altadena Guild of Huntington Memorial Hospital's annual benefit, tours of three Altadena homes and a boutique at Altadena Town and Country Club.
May Day is also the day Mrs. Philip S. Kamm Jr. is installed as president of the National Charity League, Los Angeles Chapter. The luncheon's at the Jonathan Beach Club.
Vice presidents will be Mmes. Charles Colwell, Neil O. McGovern, Norman Barker (Leona) and Dwight Lindholm.
Meanwhile, the Sportsmen's Club for the City of Hope is "On with the Show" for its 37th annual Women's Luncheon of the Sportsmen's Club on Tuesday, Wednesday and next Thursday at the Beverly Hilton.
For the second year, Mrs. Charles Royce is chairman. Her assistant is Mrs. Edward Stevens. Ruth S. Kahn is advising.
Bullock's Vice President Judy B. Farris has agreed to the "fashion theater presentation," and you can be sure it will be glossy.
Traditionally, the marathon luncheon attracts more than 4,000 over the three-day period. Dorothy Royce is confident the club will meet its goal of $200,000, "but, we wouldn't consider this luncheon a success if we didn't fill every seat in the ballroom."
Tickets are $45. More in on the planning are Mmes. Murray Katz, Max Fineman, Albert Baumgarten, Louis Teitler, Robert Schnair, Irving Gelden, Stanley Sperling and Jack Engle.