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Taking the Cause of the Spouse to Heart

December 01, 1985|MARY LOU LOPER | Times Staff Writer

Sue Young, the vivacious wife of UCLA Chancellor Charles E. Young, will take the cause of the spouse to heart in her newly assumed post as chairman of the Council of Presidents/Chancellors Spouses of the National Assn. of State University and Land-Grant Colleges.

She was elected in Denver last year, and 70 wives watched her take over in Washington, D. C. recently. Now, she's busily planning panels and workshops for the next annual meeting in Phoenix.

"The position of the college president's wife is an isolated one, and spouses need to know they are not alone and can work together finding solutions to problems," she said.

Sue Young's an ace at solutions. She's a magna cum laude graduate of UCLA with a bachelor's degree in political science. She's past chairman of the Partners Committee of the prestigious Assn. of American Universities. She is also former chairman of the Host Committee for the International Assn. of Universities Eighth General Conference, held on the UCLA campus in August.

Besides, she's only the second person to be honored with the UCLA Alumni Assn. Special University Service Award. And, she's one of 13 partners of American university leaders asked to contribute to "The President's Spouse," an anthology published last year.

Experience is the best teacher: she and Chuck Young are in "their" 18th year as chancellor at UCLA, where she finally adjusted to the "fish bowl" life. They've been married 35 years and have five grandchildren--all girls.

Here's another update on the Dec. 13 roast of CBS Entertainment President B. Donald (Bud) Grant at the Beverly Wilshire.

Surprise guests will join master of ceremonies Steve Allen and the celebrity dais that will include Marvin Davis, Linda Evans, Mark Goodson, Larry Hagman, Harvey Korman, Suzanne Pleshette, Lee Rich, Harvey Shephard, Brandon Tartikoff and Flip Wilson.

Underwriting the cause for the Friends of the Los Angeles Free Clinic celebrity roast fund-raiser will be Barbara and Garry Marshall, Mimi and Berni West, Commercial Acceptance Corp. and Rothschild Registry International, Inc.

Tickets are $175 or $2,500 for a Gold Circle table.

A pre-performance discussion with members of "The Gospel at Colonus" cast is the fillip of the private cocktail reception the Fraternity of Friends of the Music Center have arranged for Dec. 10 at the newly renovated James A. Doolittle Theater (formerly the Huntington Hartford).

Alan Rothenberg, fraternity executive vice president, coordinates the evening with fraternity president Roger Kozberg and Chairman Marc Marcussen.

"Gospel" is the Obie Award-winning contemporary and unconventional music/theater performance combining the text of a Greek tragedy (Oedipus) with gospel music. Opening night is Thursday.

Over in the posh Huntington East Suite of the Westin Bonaventure, Susan M. Fernau, chairman of the Green and White Select (a corporate support group for the Angeles Girl Scout Council), announced Richard Eils, president of Thrifty Corp., will receive the 1986 Good Scout Salute.

She's set May 12 for the black-tie gala in the Bonaventure's new California Ballroom.

Christmas is upstairs, downstairs and in every doll house at Angels Attic, the museum of antique doll houses, miniatures and toys housed in the Victorian cottage at 516 Colorado Ave. in Santa Monica.

Attic aficionados will be celebrating the Second Victorian Christmas open house Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with refreshments on the veranda. Donations are $10 per person.

According to Eleanor LaVove, the Attic gift gallery is a fount of fabulous treasures for Christmas shoppers, including beautiful blown glass ornaments covered with intricate designs made of silica from Mt. St. Helens. Also, the greenhouse in the garden is asplash with collectibles and planted baskets.

On display will be "Lauren's Santa's Workshop," designed and built by Bill Pickerill, and given to Angels Attic in memory of Lauren Kay McLaughlin by friends and family.

Proceeds will go to the Brentwood Center for Educational Therapy, serving the autistic.

The California Historical Society hosts holiday cheer next Sunday to celebrate its 20th anniversary in Southern California at the Old Mill. The party honors the City of San Marino and those who have worked to enhance the landmark.

Mrs. Norman B. Terry, vice president, will represent San Francisco president Mrs. Bernard Maushardt. And Dr. Joseph Giovinco of San Francisco, executive director of the CHS, will recognize San Marino mayor Benjamin Hammon and Mrs. Hammon and former mayor Lynn Reitnouer and his wife, Winnie.

Margaret Eley, CHS director at the Old Mill, says reservations are a must.

Benefit chairmen Marcia Medavoy, Joe Smith and Joyce Wilson are collaborating to stage the Neil Bogart Memorial Laboratories' second annual fund-raiser "Night at the Races" at Hollywood Park on Wednesday.

There will be a 10th "Race to Beat Cancer" featuring 10 corporate-sponsored horses and jockeys. The park runs it expressly for the charity.

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