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Tuesday, May 9, 1989
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30 Part I Tuesday, May 9, 1989 EcsAtifldeflgltmeg FUSION: Scientific Debate Obtains Friendlier Reception by L. A. Crowd Continued from Page 1 have doubts. But. as chemists they have hopes. If Pons and Fleisch-mann are right, not only would peace and plenty ensue in a world of limitless clean energy, but it would provide an earthier satisfaction for chemists: twitting what one called the "supreme arrogance" of physicists, who rank above chemists in the pecking order of science and consider fusion research their preserve. Physical chemist Fritz Will of Schenectady, N.Y., is a past president of the Electrochemical Society. Last week, a Nobel laureate put a hand on Will's shoulder and told him, "Fritz, if cold fusion were ever to be discovered, it wouldn't s-f v -f j iL .. U, , B. Stanley Pons, left, large-scale model of flask mil r K Give this system complete versatility without the clutter of large component systems. 'if 301300 AMFM TABLE RADIO 2-way speaker system 25 watts RMS total power Schotz tuner tape inout jacks 3 digital frequency HIGH m SONY PORTABLE AUTOMOBILE ACCESSORIES SONY lit mnt Stckt j,"""" .-- PORTABLE 1 Mfri "3, 't DISCMAN V mlp "JM shuttle pin I 1 J r'i ' mi ' " repeat wAMS 1 uniitT plugs Into home 1 3 HOUR or car i nRECHARGEABLF"- 1 hcommoi auto tracking "e-7 BATTERY (OjGB recovery lor Si . . 9tatiu Miuo walking or I Zv vi driving i CMnect llw Ittvtf ( h 0CC-120 eir HHtlH pMt V crte-ieer be discovered by a chemist." Few minds, if any, were changed Monday night. Six uniformed Pin-kerton guards hired by the society stood watch as most of the 1,600 participants surged into the ballroom to hear what Pons, Fleisch-mann and others had to say. Later, J.L. Davidson, of Auburn University, declared, "Definitely maybe," then added seriously, "I didn't hear any new data" to refute criticism. Said physicist John Houlihan of Penn State University, "I think it's going to be a fair amount of time before you want to sell your gas stove." If cold fusion "is true, it'll come," but "I don't think they produced the nuclear fusion pro- and Martin Fleischmann display a in which they say they produced fusion. 'HE SYSTEM: The Al 3000 ' oi advanced electronics. sCOmoact dlSC D aver. AMFM J 399 l $599 QUALITY LOW Oft m. w w i xi &, Make any Sony portable CD player adapt to your earl As simple a putting l a cassette or pushing I a cigarette lighter. Save hundreds ol dollars and keep It torUblel j i j a j .nrtrsa. Associated Press has a stunning appearance with Infra - red remote control, cassette tunnr anil a nnuierful imn I radio nemHTBi TELEPHONE ANSWERING call screening remote turn on voice activated j.w j I IVUCHINE 4 k cess. I think we're all disappointed as well." On Sunday, Will was at the hotel's front desk when his friend Fleischmann checked in, about two hours after Pons arrived wearily waving off a reporter's questions. Fleischmann was just back from Italy, wearing a safari jacket, and lugging a huge black case strapped across with a strip of tape labeled "Security." Perhaps he would like to join them for dinner, Will asked. "Casual, not to discuss fusion," he assured Fleischmann. It would probably be the only time this week that the subject would not be broached. Pons and Fleischmann were not in Baltimore last week when physicists and even some chemists rained contempt on their claim announced March 23, attributing the findings to "incompetence," even "delusion," in the sometimes spiteful politics of science. Pons' and Fleischmann's supporters in turn dismissed the critics as the "Eastern elite." Trying to Lie Low Even if it looks like "put up or shut up" time for cold fusion claims, Pons and Fleischmann will face a rather friendlier crowd here. "I hope we have a good discussion," Fleischmann said Sunday, "without hysteria." Fusion dominated small talk as the weeklong meeting began. Some here have tried the experiment themselves, often forced to rely on the popular-press stories for the recipe. "It'll be nice to get it straight from the research," says Robert B. Dopp of Rayovac, "and not from the New York Times." Lay people may not understand the science, but cold fusion is chic. Even in Los Angeles, where heavy water commonly means two cases of Perrier, people at parties are talking fusion. The public likes doughty underdogs weighing in against any Establishment. That, and the prospect of cheap, clean energy, especially after Chernobyl and Valdez, has engrossed the world. International news teams showed up at the Bonaventure in Academy Award-sized packs, paying the $205 registration fee for Monday night's technical session. Pons and Fleischmann are trying to lie low. In Texas recently, Pons had to change hotels and register under a pseudonym to get some peace. At the Bonaventure, he asked Roberto the desk clerk to put through only callers who know his room number. mm) a compact synthesis deck, M m a a. lH fj was $1500 320 AMFM CLOCK RADIO dual alarm settings 7 minute snooze oar LED numerals af.a7. date readout sleep switch or buzzer wake up 49! PMC SONY LUfiLKfTlfin AMFM stereo' cassette player localdist. switch belt clip Included TV TV 1 I I 1 And scientists here bristle at hearing them called "obscure chemists." "They're certainly not Carl Sa-gan," but they have admirable research records, says Galen Hansen, who works at the Naval Research Lab in Washington. He met Pons at school in Utah, where Hansen's father is on the board that will dispense the state's $5 million in research money. Hansen was talking with Claudio Gutierrez from Spain, where even i Fully upholstered r $199 Hi $289 Italian ... . "fr .. Executive We Are The Leather 1 Chair etterService I Grand Opening Celebration I Extra Care May 13, 14. J0 o Refreshments ' juper Values wh ' "C rV?Gt: DEATH NOTICESFUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS iniriv . I. .1 Mount Sinl Mortury BAIRD, Mattle M. passed away on May 6. 1989. Widow of Alva C. Baird. she was born in 1897 in a log cabin in the mountains near Potomac, Montana and resided in Los Angeles for the last sixty years. She is survived by sons, William T. and Thomas A. Baird; daughter. Nan Baird; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister, Eunice M. Brown, age 93 of Missoula, Montana. Memorial services 11 am. Tues day (today) at the Wee Kirk o'the Heather in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale. BLANKENSHIP, Mrs. Betty Lou, Major, Salvation Army beloved wife of Major Larry Blankenship, Salvation Army; loving mother of William, David and Catherine Blankenship. Christina Tennefos and Elizabeth Narankv, sister of Etta Wielt, Mariorie Prothero, Raymond Frazier, Melba Nichols ana Dorothy Steele. Also survived by five grandchildden. Visitation Tuesday, from lpm to 3 pm. Services Wednesday, 3 pm at Manchester Chapel. Infltwooa cemetery mortuary airectors BOND, Paul L. entered into rest in Sunnyvale, CA on May 5, 1989. Beloved son of Donald and Beverly Bond of Sunnyvale; cherished brother of Debbie Bond of Sunnyvale and Larry Bond of Springfield, MA; devoted grandson of Elmer and Rachel Bond of Santa Maria, CA. An Engineer for Hughes Air craft for five years, Paul received nis MBA rrom m.i.t. in law. Friends are invited to attend funeral services Tuesday, May 9, 1 pm at Trinity United Methodist Church in Sunnyvale. Interment win oe in SKyiawn Memorial r ant, San Mateo. Lima Family Sunnyvale Mortu.rv (408736-3491) serving tne lamuy. BROWN, Clarence beloved husband of Phyllis; loving father of Marcia Evans and Sandi Brown; adoring grandfather of Jeremy and Meredith; devoted brother of Mildred Karish, Harold Brown and Morris Brown. Services were held Mondav. Mav 8, lpm at Mount Sinai Memorial Park Chapel. Mount Sinai Mor- mtry Doniru r I m i on May 5, 1989. She is survived by two sons, james w. ana imwin u. Brown; eight grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren. Services were held on Monday, May 8 at Hillside Church in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier. Rose Hills Mortnary directed BUA. Sam Frank Forest Lawn Glendale CHYKEN, Bernlco Mount Sinai Mortnary GOHN. Ida Mount Slnal Mortnary COLMAN, Minnie Marlon Groman-Eden Mortuary rtwpi r i Plere Brothers' Crestlawn COWAN, Nat beloved husband of Rachel E. Cowan; devoted father of Alan S. Cowan and Patricia (Roger) Goldbera. Also survived by grandchildren, Marc Joshua, van, and Allison Goldberg. Services Tuesday. 4 Dm at Hill side Memorial Park Chapel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Temple Hem zion, omo w. Olympic Blvd. Los Angeles. Mallnow Jk Silverman Mortnary directors CRANFORD, Anna B. Flare Brother!' Del Fox CRIST. Connl Visitation this evening, from 5 to 8pm with Trisaglon service 7 pm at Pierce Brothers' Moeller-Murphy Chapel, 1230 Montana Ave., Santa Monica. Funeral services Wednesday, 10 am at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral. Pico at Normandy Blvd., Los Angeles. Plert nros. banmnanam m wtonnor, Hollywood (M34M-M81) DAVIS. Jaeouollno Dolan Armilrong f amily directors DEL FANTE. Btnjamln age 93; born in Abruzzi, Italy in 1896, uen came to tnis country in He is survived by his wife, Glna, 4 children. 21 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Recitation of the Rosary 7 pm, Tuesday at Plorc Brothers' Slmone-DuBols Chaaol (81SX87-OStS). Mass of Christian Burial &30 am. Wednesday at St. Luke Catholic Church. Entombment in Calvary Mausoiuem. DOURISBOURE. Mlch.l oaased away on May 6, 1989. He is sua-rvived by his wife, Catherine! son. Hernara; aaugniers, ueae moss ana Yvelte Moss. Therese Poydessus and Frances Suthanni brothers, Bernard and Fr. Leon; 19 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was a member ol Third Degree Knight of Columbus Si. Cabrinl Council, Cardinal Mclntyre Fourth Degree and the Holy Name Society. Rosary and Mass Tuesday, 8 pm at St. Finbar Catholic Church. Graveside service Wednesday, 10 am in San Fernando Mission Cemetery. Donations may be made to Wellness Community of Conejo Valley, 299 W. Hillcrest Dr. suite 220-C, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360. Th Valloy Fanoral Hams, Bnr aanh in charge of arrangements. FERGUS, Elward M. Flare Brothers' Cmtlawn Timrt Ofrilmiru information Cull Mm OUi hf unlr'ifiWii dnj Iwlpf, I I2lllfij)44tl ttt 7J24I Hill 1IT 7JII obscure rural newspapers have carried the news of fusion. Gutierrez knows Fleischmann as an able scientist and a man of culture, who buys his wine by the case with flawless taste. "A first-class scientist, a pioneer." As they stood talking in the Wre there for FERRERO, Annl Mnzlo a pioneer resident of the San Gabriel Valley and a founding member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church of La-Puente, passed away on May 6, 1989. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Frank Ferrero; daughter, Rosalie Martinez; son, Eugene Ferrero; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; brother, John Muzio and a sister, Emma Brougher. Visitation from 2pm to 8pm, Tuesday at Custer-Chriatlansen Mortuary, West Covin. Funeral Mass 9 am, Wednesday at St Joseph Catholic Church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. FINGERHOOD, Joseph Monnt Slnal Mortuary FITCHNER, Violet Hinsiae monuary GONZALEZ, Oscar Jesus Armstrong nmuy airectors GREEN, Manny beloved husband of Ruth; loving father of Melinda (Fernando) Lozano and Richard Green: devoted brother of Dorothy Noviclc. Services Wednesday, 12 noon at TaNaCH Chapel, Mount Sinai Memorial Park. Mallnow A Silver- man Mortuary directors GROTSKY. Murray Mount Sinai Mortnary HAUGH. Lewis Elmo Armstrong ramuy airectors HESKIN. Sarah Olasband-Willen West Hollywood HOBSON, Joe age 49; long-time resident of Los Angeles and a U.S.C. graduate, died recently after a long illness. A Rancho Mirage resident for the past several years, Hobson will be remembered as an innovative developer and realtor. During the past year he served as a member of the Rancho Mirage Planning Commission. A memorial gathering will be held at the home of Eli Martin Weil on Thursday, May 11. JACKSON, Bernlce Mark B. Shaw Mortuary KAMFA, Claire I. Pierce Brothers' Del Fox KAUFMANN, Basil L. age 92; born in St. Joseph, Missouri. Beloved husband of Shirley; father of Pat (Ernest) Sable; grandfather of James (Cheryl) Baer and John (Niki) Baer. Funeral services Tuesday, 3 pm at Hillside Memorial Park Chapel. Hillside Mortuary KEITH, Jack Wilson passed away on May 6, 1989. He is survived by his wife, Lorna D. Keith; two daughters, Jacquelyn Durst and Judith Click; a son, James Keith; 9 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Jasper Keith. Graveside services to be held Wednesdy, May 10, 11:30 am in Rose Hills Memorial Prk, Whittier. Rose Hills Mortnary directing KELLY, Harold Harriet born on December 27, 1925 in Illinois; resident of Chino Hills for seven years; died on May 5, 1989 at San Antonio Community Hospital. A meat broker for 37 years for Alpha Sales Inc., he was a veteran of 82nd Airborne during World War II and a member of American Legion, Chino and Southern California Dell Council. Survived by his wife, Ann Kelly of Chino Hills; sons, Kevin Kelly of Anaheim and Jeff Edmondson of Santa Ana: daughters, Lynn Kelly of Oreon, Sherie Reynolds of Chino Hills and Justin Edmondson of Pomona: mother, Dorothy Kelly of Pasadena; sisters, Shirley Thompson of Dana Point and Carola Lowe of San Diego; six grandchildren. Memorial service and Irish wake will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 10, 3 pm at Diamond Bar Country Club. Private Committal. Memorial contributions may be made to any charily of choice. Flare Brothers' Griffith, Chino (71428-Z3z) In charge of ar- rangement. KLEIN, Clia age 95; beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Survived by her children, Helen Hecht, Rose (George) Howard, Corp (Rae) Klein and Gloria Welner; 14 loving grandchildren and 5 loving great-grandchildren. Services Tuesday, 12 noon at Hillside Memorial Park Chapel. Hlllild Mortnary KORT, Sarah Dorothy Mount Slnal Mortnary rABUAWCVV -L Fortst Lawn Hollywood Hills KULKASKI, Rita 32-year reald-net of Los Angeles, passed away on May 7, 1989. Rita waa a long-time mmeber of the Benedictine Oblate: also gave twenty -five year of nursing service to Los Angeles County. She is survived by her mother, Mary Kulkaski; her sisters, Stalls Thomas and Eleanor Mills: her brothers, Dr. Bernard and Stanley Kuikaaki. Beloved aunt of Danny and Kate Billet and Michael and Gregory Kulton. also survived many nieces and nepehws throughout the country. Visitation will be held Thursday evening, Mayt 11, 1989 from 6pm to 9pm at Gales, Klnplay A Gat, IMS Arliana Av, Santa Mtaka. Mas to be celebrated Friday evening, 7 pm, May 12, 1989 at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church. 10750 Ohio Ave., West Lo Angele. Interment wwlll be 3 pm. Saturday, May 13, 1989 In SI Andrews Priory, Valyero, CA. In lieu of flowers, memorial donaliona to St. Andrews Priory would be appreciated. LION. John Ourra.Qlltrrl Mwtuary EOPEZ, Clrtuaeltlon Armtlnng Family directors you, every da&i Co6 Atlflele Sftmefi g MARTINEZ, Edna (a.k.a. Reyn- alda) bom 100 years in Mexico; lived in Los Angeles since 1918. She is survived by her son, Joe Nevarez; daughters, Anita Giron and Armida Castaneda; grandson, Daniel Nevarez; granddaughters, Margaret and Cecilia Nevarez; great-granddaughters, Marcella and Alexandra Cortez. Forest Lawn Glendale. Forest Lawn Mortnary MAYER, Maria Patty Fierce Brothers' Del Fox MC MAHON, Les a long-time member of the point-of-sale advertising profession in the Southern California area, passed away on May 5, 1989. Survived by his iwfe, Barbara; his children, Daphne Mc-Mahon of Minden, Nevada and David McMahon of Portland, Oregon and his three grandchildren. Memorial services will be held 3 pm, Saturday, May 13 at Neighborhood Church, 301 N. Orange Grove. Pasadena. FERILSTEIN, Selma beloved mother of Shirley (Leonard) Kaneg and Fred (Michele) Peril-stein; devoted grandmother of Howard (Nancy) and Alan Kaneg and great-grandmother of Pryce. Services Wednesday, 12 noon at Eternal Light Chapel in Eden Memorial Park. Glathand-Willen Mortuary, North Hollywood directors RIEMER, Mary Marcella Hillsld Mortuary ROBECHEK, Myrtle passed away on May 7, 1989 at age 93. Widow of Bertram Robechek; beloved mother of Richard Robechek and the late Dorothy Herzog; beloved grandmother of Dianne Shafer, Dale Whitmore and Jeffrey Robechek; great-grandmother of Melissa and Adam Shafer and Sage and Pax Whitmore: devoted sister of Lillian Klopot, Gladys Lindheimer and Katherine Daniels. Memorial services to be held at Temple Shalom, 1912 W. Merced, West Covina at 1 pm, May 11. RODRIGUEZ. Jo C. Mark B. Shaw Mortuary OUITU D- V Forest Lawn Glendale SOLOMON, Esther Hiiisin monuary STERN, Elizabeth Naffzifer age 64, of Santa Monica, died an accidental death Sunday afternoon, May 7, 1989 while hiking in Will Rogers State Park. Devoted wife of Dr. W. Eugene Stern and loving mother of Geoffrey Alexander Stern, Howard Christian Stern, Eugenia Louise Stern Singer and Walter Eugene Stern, 111. Mrs. Stern is survived by five adoring grandchildren, Adam Christian tern, Jonathan Andrew Stern, Katherine Elizabeth Stern, Meaghan McNear Stern and Ken-dra Mannion Stern; her mother, Mrs. Howard Christian Naffziger and two sisters, Mrs. William H. Orrick, Jr. and Mrs. Nicholas G. Thacher, all of San Francisco. Mrs. Stern, born in San Francisco, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco with a B.S. in Nursing. An untiring community leader, Mrs. Stern was the founder of Meals on Wheels of West Los An- Seles, past President of the UCLA ledical Faculty Wives, Board member of the Voluntary Action Center, University Religious Conference, Canterbuy Westwood, Westaide Ecumenical Conference, and Junior Programs of West Los Angeles. A participating member of Planned Parenthood of Los An- f:elea, past memberships and volun-er activity included the Docent Council of the Los Angeles Museum of Art and the Los Angeles Junior League. A lifetime member of the Episcopal Church, Mrs. Stern was the former Junior Warden of the Vestry of St. Matthew's Parish, Pacific Pali-sadesa, and member of the Altar Guilds of St. Mathew's and the Diocese of Los Angeles. A wonderful and wise lady, ready for all things at all times, she was completely selfless, generous, steadfast in her friendships, enthusiastic and a lover of all of God's creatures. Memorial services 4:30 pm, Thursday, May 11, 1989 at St. Matthw's Episcopal Church, 1030 Bienvenida Ave;, Pacific Palisades, CA. In lieu of flowers, the family request that gifts may be made to the Elisabeth Naffziger Stern Memorial Fund at St Matthew' Church or to the UCLA Foundation for the W. Eugene Stem Neurosur-gical Chair. SULZBERGER, Henry S. loving wife of Marion; beloved father of Janet (Jim) Bronstine and Irene Sulzberger: cherished grandfather of Wendy, Eddie and Heather. Also survived by his sister, Irene (Alfred) Oppenheimer and niece, Ann Yarmus. Service Friday, 2 pm at Wllshire Blvd. Temple. In lieu of flowers, donation may be sent to the charity of your choice. Mallnow dk Sll-vrman Mortnary director SWICK, Benjamin Franklin Armstrong Family director UYEMATSU, Kanl beloved mother of Fran (Mary) and Sam (Hldeko) Uyematau, Sonoko Iwata and Marion Sachiko (George) NaitO: grandmother of 7; great-grandmother of 13i sister of Kyo Mlzuno of Japan. Private funeral services were held on Saturday. May 6 at Fuknl Mortnary, Chapel I th Garden with the Rev. Nicholas lyoya of First Presbyterian Church of Altadena officiating. lobby, Pons went by, wearing a candy-striped shirt and a look of fatigue. A few men nudged one another and nodded in his direction, but no one approached him. "Any self-respecting electrochem-ist," said Hansen, "would leave them alone right now." WEISER,Rebeeca Gromin-Eden Mortnary WELCH, Glen F. beloved husband of Hazel L. Welch; father of C. Perry and James L. Welch; brother of Ruth Welch. Also survived by four grandchildren. Services Wednesday, 3 pm at Church of the Hills, Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. Forest Lawn Mortuary WHEELER, Sr. Eulalia, IHM sur-vived by many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Wednesday, 7 pm at Blessed Sacrament Church, 6657 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles. Graveside services Thursday, 10 am in Holy Cross Cemetery. Calianan Mortuary directors Funeral Notices ADIEL J. LAMB L.A.F.D. retired; passed away April 26, 1989 in Hawaiian Gardens, CA. Memorial services 1 nn. C.I.,hI.u How 11 V MM, LMIUIUOI, 11 tlj 1U at Leisure World Community Methodist Church, 14000 Church Place, Leisure World, Seal Beach. In Memoriam BERNARD ILLIONS Sept. 25. 1901-May9, 1988 Last son of the late Marcus C. Illions, Master Carver of Horses and Carousels. 'Barnie' was former vaudevillian performer, a painter of carousel horses, title artist and sign artist. Many of his friends say 'he was a special person', which I agree with. I miss him more everyday. Betty LILLIAN BAILEY May 7, 1923 - May 9, 1985 So dearly loved. Funeral Directors No matter what you Can dlford. we re here lor you FOREST LAWN MORTUARY t,l hMlAl.t'HOI.I.HViXHlttll.l.S (213) 254-3131 Groman Jewish Funeral Directors Los Angeles (213) 748-2201 Valley (818) 365-7151 IARMVTRONO FAMILY huuor. Mil ION (372 Complete All L A. 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