Subject: The head of the United States liaison office in Peking, veteran union leader Leonard Woodcock, plans to marry the nurse at the liaison office, Miss Sharon Tuohy.
One reel: Shot of U.S. liaison office plaque at entrance gate, flag flying over office compound, mr Woodcock and Miss Tuohy coming out of Liaison office door, walking towards residence. Closeup of couple standing before residence entrance, with Woodcock saying he plans to be married in Peking as soon as possible. Couple going into residence.
Ian Mackenzie, Peking
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Background: Subject: The head of the United States liaison office in Peking, veteran union leader Leonard Woodcock, plans to marry the nurse at the liaison office, Miss Sharon Tuohy. Mr Woodock filed for divorce in a Michigan court from his wife Loula, from whom he has been separated for almost 16 years. The 67-year-old liaison office chief says he wants to marry Miss Touhy as soon as possible after his divorce comes through, expected to be in mid-April. They will marry in a simple civil ceremony in Peking at a Chinese marriage office. Mr Woodcock arrived in Peking last July to take over the liaison office after retiring as president of the United Auto Workers union the previous May. Miss Tuohy, 35, from Fort Worth, Texas, came to China to open the nursing post at the liaison office in December 1976. They met for the first time in Peking. Miss Touhy is a graduate of Texas Mormon University at Denton, Texas, and had served as State Department nurse in Bangkok and La Paz, Bolivia, before coming to Peking. Her father is a retired air traffic controller living at Fort Worth, where her mother works for the city recreation department. She has two brothers and a sister. Mr Woodcock has three children, and the elder daughter will arrive in Peking with her husband and three children shortly after the wedding. No relatives will be here for the ceremony.