PERSONALITIES: Haldeman Homecoming

It was billed as a welcome-home luncheon for former White House Chief of Staff H.R. ("Bob") Haldeman. But when reporters approached some of the 70 guests invited to the all-male Los Angeles gathering, they blanched as if they had been caught attending a Mafia testimonial. Snapped Los Angeles Times Mirror Co. Board Chairman Franklin Murphy when asked to identify himself: "That's really irrelevant."

The host, Los Angeles Investor Z. Wayne Griffin, was not quite so diffident. "I've known Bob since he was four years old," said Griffin, "and as an old Haldeman aficionado, I simply wanted to welcome home...

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