Thursday, October 2, 2014

The President’s Award Presentation to Samuel Goldwyn (1971)


Award Presentation to Samuel Goldwyn
Samuel Goldwyn's Estate in Beverly Hills
Type Of Activity
 Award Presentation
Location
Location
 Beverly Hills California
Date of Activity
 27 Mar 1971
Coordinates
 34°4′23″N 118°23′58″W 

26 March 1971 to Beverly Hills Ca with President Nixon

While the President and Mrs. Nixon were visiting San Clemente two of us from the CCT was sent to Los Angeles To prepare for another short side trip. The President was planning a short visit to the residence of Samuel Goldwyn. Since this was a very short visit the only requirement for us was to set up a radio base at the Century Plaza Hotel consisting of Baker, Charlie and Sierra frequencies with phone patch capabilities back to the Western White House.  
   
President Nixon’s remarks as he Presents the Medal of freedom to filmmaker Samuel Goldwyn
March 27, 1 971 Presidents Itinerary to the Samuel Goldwyn house In Beverly Hills Ca.
(10:07 to 10:41 AM) The President flew by helicopter from the Western White House to the Los Angeles helipad.

(10:43 to 10:45 AM) The President motored from The Los Angeles helipad to the Residence of Chairman of the Board, Goldwyn Production Inc., Samuel Goldwyn. The President was met by: Mrs. Samuel Goldwyn and Taft Schreiber, Vice President, Music Corp. of America. The President then presented Samuel Goldwyn with the Medal of Freedom.

(11:20 to 11:32AM) The President motored from the Residence of Samuel Goldwyn to the Los Angeles helipad.

(11:41 to 2:00 PM) The President motored from the Los Angeles helipad to the Western White House.

After working all night to get the radios installed and installing circuits after about four hours we were removing the Radio base stations and returning to San Clemente.


                

The NBA All Star Game in San Diego (1971)


1971 NBA All Star Game
San Diego Sports Arena Site of the 1971 NBA All-Star Game
Type Of Activity
 NBA All- Star Game
Location
Location
 San Diego California
Date of Activity
 Jan 12 1971
Coordinates
 32°45′19″N 117°12′44″W 

12 January 1971 to San Diego Ca Perks for the Staff

Being assigned to the Western White House did have many perks for all of us that were on the staff.  The White House Press Corp did obtain some passes to sporting events in San Diego. I was able to take Don and Bob with me to a San Diego Chargers football game, but in Jan. the 1971 NBA All-star game was held at the San Diego Sports Arena. We found out that some of us had Press Passes and our seats were on the floor under one of the baskets! Any thoughts of basketball as being a non-contact sport soon was replaced after I saw the activity that took place under the basket, pushing, shoving , elbows and most of all when Billy Cunningham drove to the basket he met with Wilt Chamberlain’s finger in his left eye. It was a great game and with only 48 seconds left to play, Milwaukee's Lew Alcindor (later known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) scored on a 5-foot jumper and converted a free throw to give the West a 108-107 victory over the East. MVP honors, however, went to Seattle Supersonics’ player-coach Lenny Wilkens, the leading scorer with 21 points!

Entrance to the San Diego Sports Arena
It was great to watch so many future Hall of Fame players’ play in this game!

1971 All-Star Game Box score
West 108, East 107
GAME 21: at San Diego, Jan. 12, 1971
MVP: Lenny Wilkens

EAST ALL-STARS (107)
Player, Team
Min.
FGM
FGA
FTM
FTA
Reb.
Ast.
Pts.
Billy Cunningham, Philadelphia
19
2
8
1
2
4
3
5
John Havlicek, Boston
24
6
12
0
2
3
2
12
Willis Reed, New York
27
5
16
4
6
13
1
14
Earl Monroe, Baltimore
18
3
9
0
0
5
2
6
Walt Frazier, New York
26
3
9
0
0
6
5
6
Johnny Green, Cincinnati
7
2
3
0
1
2
0
4
Dave DeBusschere, New York
19
4
7
0
0
7
3
8
Lou Hudson, Atlanta
17
6
13
2
3
3
1
14
Gus Johnson, Baltimore
23
5
12
2
2
4
2
12
John Johnson, Cleveland
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
Bob Kauffman, Buffalo
4
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
Wes Unseld, Baltimore
21
4
9
0
0
10
2
8
Tom Van Arsdale, Cincinnati
11
4
8
0
2
2
1
8
Jo Jo White, Boston
22
5
10
0
0
9
2
10
Totals
240
49
118
9
18
68
25
107

WEST ALL-STARS (108)
Player, Team
Min.
FGM
FGA
FTM
FTA
Reb.
Ast.
Pts.
Connie Hawkins, Phoenix
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Jerry Lucas, San Francisco
29
5
9
2
2
9
4
12
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Milwaukee
30
8
16
3
4
14
1
19
Dave Bing, Detroit
19
2
7
0
0
2
2
4
Jerry West, Los Angeles
20
2
4
1
3
1
9
5
Elvin Hayes, San Diego
19
4
13
2
3
4
2
10
Bob Love, Chicago
21
6
12
4
5
4
0
16
Wilt Chamberlain, Los Angeles
18
1
1
0
0
8
5
2
Jeff Mullins, San Francisco
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Geoff Petrie, Portland
5
0
3
0
0
0
1
0
Oscar Robertson, Milwaukee
24
2
6
1
3
2
2
5
Dick Van Arsdale, Phoenix
12
2
4
0
1
5
3
4
Chet Walker, Chicago
19
3
9
4
5
3
1
10
Lenny Wilkens, Seattle
20
8
11
5
5
1
1
21
Totals
240
43
95
22
31
53
31
108

Score by Periods:
1st
2nd
3rd
4th
Totals
East
26
34
23
24
107
West
30
32
20
26
108


Coaches: East: Red Holzman, West: Larry Costello.
Referees: Mendy Rudolph and Ed Rush.
Attendance: 14,378.