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Hartley to Speak at Commerce Dinner

May 26, 1985|MARY LOU LOPER | Times Staff Writer

The Commerce Associates at USC are patting themselves on the back. They've got Fred L. Hartley, chairman and president of the winning Unocal Corp., for their featured speaker at the 28th annual dinner at the Biltmore Hotel on June 5.

The nice part is that they invited him before he defeated T. Boone Pickins Jr.'s takeover bid for Unocal. Now, they're hoping Hartley will tell all.

Phil Pfirrmann, a USC graduate and vice president of GoodSmith & Co., an equipment leasing business, is dinner chairman. The Associates is the major financial support group of USC's School of Business Administration.

Hartley joined Union Oil Co. in 1939 as an engineering trainee shortly after graduating from the University of British Columbia with a degree in chemical engineering. He worked up through the ranks in engineering, refining, research and marketing to be elected president in August 1964. What we want to know: Where did he learn to fight?

Club 100 of the Music Center has luscious, pink-ribboned invitations out for its June 6 celebration luncheon at Le BelAge.

That's the day the club (which trains Music Center volunteers in fund raising, time management, leadership and financial planning) gives special recognition to 13 distinguished artists.

Recipients at this year's salute will be Gerald Arpino, choreographer and associate artistic director of The Joffrey Ballet; Tyne Daly, actress and star of "Cagney & Lacey"; Barbara Damashek, writer and director; Richard Dreyfuss, actor; Ralph Funicello, set designer; John Green, composer and conductor; Florence Henderson, actress; Dorothy Kirsten, singer; Michael C. McMillen, artist and sculptor; Mark Medoff, composer; and Julie Weiss, costume designer.

President Eunice Forester, program chairman Babe Eagle and hospitality vice president Diane Morton will be stage center.

The new board will be installed, too. Add to Forester and Morton, Sally Kurtzman, Carol Sapin Gold, Yolanda Nava, Joyce Roseblum, Joy Fein, Nancy Weakley and Thelma Houston.

The Richstone Family Center will be horsing around at its Razzle Dazzle Roundup at the Ormsby Corral in Rolling Hills June 22.

Western music. Vittles. Shout-outs (translate that as bids) on vacation cruises, Hawaii condos, blimp rides, horses and puppies.

Jaimie Brown is chairman. Also on the foundation committee are Suz Artzner, Barbara Bowman, Cathy Brickey, Michelle Byrnes, Audrey Curry, Connie Del Guercio, Lisa Gerold, Eileen Glover, Sabina Johnson, Carole Larkins, Gail Luhman, Danese Maldonado, Doreen Myhers, Alice Olla, Lois Sagafoos, Susan Spies, Cindy Stormo and Pat Zigrang.

We hear it was special, private, and all that--the 20th anniversary cocktail party and dinner for the Planned Parenthood-World Population, Los Angeles.

Some of the few were Mary Ripley, board president; Dr. J. Hugh Anwyl, executive director; and Judy Murphy, Toni Haber, Trish Miller, Dr. Julian Nava, and the Harry Lenarts.

Janice Rusack is the guild's new president, planning the next fund-raiser with a group including Sue Allen, Sue Bunzel, Judith Colburn, Peggy Doge, Ellie Goldman, Marianne Pardee, Betty Russell, Helen Sargent and Carolyn Richards.

They'll have to battle the success of this year's Foodfaire benefit, which netted $101,300, the most ever.

On Wednesday the organization hosts a Public Issues Luncheon in the Harry Chandler Auditorium of the Los Angeles Times to hear Daniel Maguire speak on the timely topic, "Religious Ethics of World Population." He's a professor of theology at Marquette University and writes on morality and ethics.

About 1,000 people attended the 19th annual Susie Humanitarian Award Dinner sponsored by the Eddie Cantor Charitable Foundation at the Beverly Hilton. That's a bundle of support for the John Wayne Cancer Clinic.

Norm Crosby received this year's award for humanitarianism. Michael J. Roarty, honorary dinner chairman and senior executive vice president of Anheuser-Busch Inc., made the presentation.

Councilwoman Peggy Stevenson addressed the problems of runaways and child prostitutes at the spring luncheon of the Friends of the Children, a support group for Children of the Night.

Speaking at the Hancock Park home of Kathleen Losey, Stevenson saluted the work of Lois Lee, founder and director of Children of the Night, for her work in obtaining a permanent shelter for young runaways and prostitutes.

President Mrs. Marcus Crahan says the Friends' fall fund-raiser will be a gala screening of the MGM-CBS Movie of the Week based on the life and work of Lee.

Los Angeles Council for International Visitors is honoring Her Majesty Queen M'amohato Bereng Seeiso of the Kingdom of Lesotho with a reception Wednesday at the home of Drs. David Levering and Gloria Lothrop in Pomona.

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