(Vietnam Legacy Project. Details at July 4 post)
Dec 21, 1970 The Saigon Post
JOB MARKET REVISITED
This column's Dec. 4 item,'THE JOB MARKETEERS,' described some shady 'employment agencies' which prey on semi-desperate men in Saigon. Herein are two subsequent developments: (1) December 16 'Global Assignments' publicly announced the closing of its Saigon office, adding that "No responsibility will be accepted for any past or future dealings with Global. (2) This column has received a letter from Overseas Services, Inc, of Lynwood, California, dated December 8.
The letter is signed by Bruce Magruder, Jr. a former Lt. Colonel in the US Marine Corps who has served in Southeast Asia both in military and civilian capacities. Together with the letter, Mr. Magruder enclosed an impressive variety of documents and credentials testifying to the integrity of his firm.
These include advertisements, the firm's monthly pamphlet, transactions with the Governments of Vietnam,Korea and California, plus dozens of correspondences with employers like RMK, BRJ, Standard Oil, Sheraton in Hawaii, Philco Ford, Department of State, Lockheed Aircraft and the University of Maryland.
Mr. Magruder, during his visit to Saigon to open a liaison office experienced "dismay when learning of subsequent efforts of fly-by-nights to operate in Saigon."
He adds: "I note with interest that you refer, in your article, to the many 'so-called' employment agencies currently in Saigon. I couldn't agree with you more."
For the text of Mr. Magruder's detailed letter, please see page 3.
A WORD FROM MARS
In a recent Letter-to-the-Editor, a Pedro L. Rodriguez says of this columnist: "I believe he is not worth a space in your paper because he said he was born in the moon and is a naturalized citizen of Mars."
The reply to Mr. Rodriguez (in Martianese): "Awk-awk ot shash vim mazlimbka oosh ba ooshka!"
(For translation you must go fly a rocket.)
VIM, VIGOR, VIRGINITY
Le Prince et la Vierge (The Prince and the Virgin) at the Eden. You must be 18 to see this, but it's worth it. A very professional Italian-French production in classic Latin tradition: sex as a symbol for fun, humor, wit and intrigue. with neat glimpses of Renaissance Italy. American-Swedish sexploitation is often boring and childish in comparison.
....An impotent Prince can make love only on rainy Sundays. His virgin wife has suffered through a whole year of rainy Sundays. Finally a truly stormy Sabbath arrives. The Prince rises to the occasion. Unfortunately he does it so well that he dies of heart failure. What is the Princely domain to do now for an heir? Enter the Prince contender (Vittorio Gassman). This dashing contender, so often victorious, both on battlefield and in boudoir, gets three chances to prove himself with the lovely Virna Lizt. The royal subjects stand outside the castle all night, hoping and praying for success, But the dashing lover, who has bestowed himself on so many women in the past, begins to fear the prospect of failure. Has he spent too much of himself in prior adventures? Can he conquer this greatest of all challenges. A doctor offers encouragement. The doctor assures him that every healthy man, in his lifetime, "has 3000 arquebus shots in him."
The Prince and the Virgin. Not your typical sex movie.
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