Independent from Long Beach, California on July 26, 1965 · Page 2
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Long Beach, California
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Monday, July 26, 1965
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A-2-INDgENDENT «·. ··« -L.A.C.SAYS:. Adoptions Made Easier IN THE JVEITS Actress Constance Bennett Dies at 59 KwuM mm Tht Inj Wlr* Strtl It is estimated 2,600 children will be adopted in LS Angeles County this year. By comparison, only 529 were placed by the County Bureau of Adoptions in 1958. This increased to 1,010 in 1961. But by a more realistic approach and more children being available, tne number will be five times as many as were placed seven years ago. It has given happiness to the many families who brought a child to their home, and it has saved taxpayers many millions of dollars. ft * * , The Los Angeles Newsletter gives much of the credit for the changes to Supervisor Ernest Debs, who has made it one of his major interests since taking office in 1952. Having two adopted children of his own, his interest has been in a better system than had before been used. The letter also gives credit to Walter Heath, director of the bureau. · ' Twenty years ago hopeful adoption parents often waited months, or years, for clearance for adoption. Then the postwar boom of babies started and the need to cut red tape and make it easier for a couple to qualify to obtain children, and to find homes for minority youngsters was put in effect. * * * A larger staff, simpler procedures, more branch offices and a citizens' advisory committee were formed. A film. "Angel by the Hand" was produced to attract prospective adoptive parents. But it took the boom in babies needing homes to get the county to provide the money for these new plans. Before 1958 it was hard to get the babies necessary to fill the demand. There was a flourishing black market in babies run by some attorneys who made direct placements. i-This picture has changed drastically within the past few years. Since 1958 the number of placements has spiraled. With the large number of postwar babies now reaching child bearing ages, the new baby crop is expected to produce more babies eligible for adoption than there are eager parents looking for them. Right now with the efforts of Debs and Heath the bureau is meeting the challenge of matching up the baby seekers arid the couples seeking them. * * * Most of the children are placed as babies in loving Somes instead of in sterile environments of institutions or temporary foster homes. Great care is taken hi checking on the adoption couples and information given on the child's parents. More attention is given to the environment of the adoption home rather than income factors. -' The human benefits rate first. But there is also the fact that if'these youngsters were not placed for adoption, most -of them would be county wards. The cheapest form of care in foster homes costs taxpayers around'$850 a year. The expense of maintaining them ijri institutions runs from $3,000 to $6,000 a year. ·;, The illegitimacy of most of these children is tragic. But it is a factor that cannot be denied. It is not the lault of the child. It is a fact that as high a rate of child delinquency occurs among legitimate children jt largely depends on home environment. It is probable the adoptive home provides an even greater love .and responsibility. When parents want a child so much ·they are very likely to be good parents and that is the iiost important factor in any child's life.--L.A.C. '~,^ (LA.C.'i column by L A. Collins Sr., liU oilier columns ii '·xpression of personal opinion and does not necessarily reflect the con ^sidered opinion of 'his newspaper.) Slayer of Priest Be Arraigned Todaj ANGELES (UPI)--A ^55-year-old nurse was sched- services of an attorney. P lice indicated a psychiatr Blonde actress Constance Bennett, who played fashionable, haughty women on the movie screen and then, went into retirement'as the vife of an Army man, died aturday night in the Fort Dix Army Hospital. She uffered a cerebral hemor- age. The 59-year-old actress vas the wife of Brig. Gen. Theron Coulter, command- r of the New York air de- ense sector with headquar- ers at the McGuire Air 'orce Base. The five-times-married Miss Bennett was one of he three talented daugh- ers of actor Richard Bennett, one of the country's bremost actors. Her sisters ivere Joan Bennett and the ate Barbara Bennett, former wife of singer Morton )owney. She was one of he first stars to earn 530,)00 a week. Miss Bennett returned to Hollywood this year for her first film after a long absence, playing with Lana Turner in a remake of "Madame X." Her return was heralded by a gala party on the set of the film, and quests were amazed at how slender and youthful the veteran star appeared. Constance was born in New York City, the oldest of the three actresses. She and her sisters were sent to the best finishing schools, and Constance had no plans to become an actress until Hollywood producer Samuel Goldwyn noted her beauty when she was a teen-ager. Goldwyn convinced her she should go to Hollywood. When her film career was at its height, Constance started a cosmetics firm and, having built it up, sold it out on a royalty basis. SHE ALSO o r i g i n a t e d "Fashion Frocks" and later collected royalty fees as a designer. Standing 5 feel 4 inches and weighing less than 100 pounds, Constance played suave and often perplexed heroines, including those of the "Topper" series in the 30s. She also starred in the' films "Sally," "Irene and Mary," "This Thing Called Love," "Madame Spy" and "As Young As You Feel." ' Miss Bennett's first husband was a college student, Chester Moorehead, of Chicago, with whom she eloped. That marriage was annulled. She then married Philip M.. Plant, a millionaire tin man, while she was a silent screen star. Their marriage lasted four years. The Plants adopted a son, Peter, and when the Plants were divorced in 1928 $1 million was left in trust for the boy. The actress' third husband was the Marquis de la Falaise de la Coudray, former husband of Gloria Swanson, also a movie star. That marriage lasted nine years. A year later Miss Bennett married Gilbert Ro- CONSTANCE BENNETT two daughters, Lynda and Gyl. Following their divorce in 1946, she married Coulter, then a colonel. I T c T . Heavy Snow, Rain Rips Across Chile SANTIAGO, Chile land, a movie actor. At the end of that marriage, which lasted five years, Miss Bennett won custody of their ' ( A d v e r t i s e m e n t ) Deaf Man Perfects Smallest Hearing Aid ·liled to be arraigned today examination would be o -for the unexplained fatal !deved. Shooting of a young Roman I Two rosaries for Father ^Catholic priest in a roomi-Thorn will be held Tuesday Tiext to the office of James w j t i, Solemn Requiem High -Francis Cardinal Mclntyre. |M ass Wednesday. -·Police said Mrs. Dorothy I The Vatican, through Papal M. Bressie gave them a state- Secretary of State Amelto ·rnent immediately followin g; Card,nal Cicognam, cabled 'the shooting Friday, but they] Cardl " al Mclntyre a message ·declined to release details for;'TM" tlle p °P e . expressing if ear of jeopardizing their] sympathy, especially to Fu-case in view of recent Su-! llle r Tllom ' s familv - and a : P reme Court rulings. I "special paternal blessing.' I Witnesses at the archdio- ·cese said Mrs. Bressie had, Ifor s e v e r a l days, been Rips Across Chile | LONG BEACH. June i . ·attempting to Obtain an ap- .Once again, the old snymg that pointment with Cardinal Me- SANTIAGO, Chile *l-j»nec« S Ily is the mother of ,n. We. Friday she agreed to i Heav y snow i n . Ule Andesjventlon," has proved to be true. 'see Father John B Thorn, 32, h nd ' orrentlal rams al lower A man who has been Iwrd ot -- i- -- ·' -- : . - i . » . j '·"·"" hearing for nearly 20 years, recently perfected a "midget" hearing aid which fits entirely SLEEP? A California highway patrolman casually noticed two attractive girls nodding sleepily over coffee cups Saturday at a restaurant in Modesto. About four hours later he saw them again--by their overturned car. One of them, Mrs. Opal D. Wlndle, 18, of Sonora, was hysterical. Her 2-year-old daughter Florence had been killed. Mrs. Windle had. fallen asleep at the wheel, police said. WEDDING NEW YORK -- Mayor Robert F. Wagner and Miss Barbara Joan Cavanagh, sister of New York's deputy mayor, will be married today by Francis Cardinal Spellman. The private ceremony will take place at 3:30 p.m. in a chapel at the cardinal's Madison Avenue residence. Only a small number of persons will attend. Miss Cavanagh, 36, a blue-eyed blonde, is the sister of Deputy Mayor Ed- \vard F. Cavanagh Jr. She is known as a sportswoman and is listed in the social register. MISSING T h e Siskiyou County sheriff's office feared Sunday for the life of John Nizza, who set out a week ago to scale California's 14,162- foot-high Mount Shasta. A search has been unavailing for the 80-year-old veteran mountaineer, whose provisions consisted of a fried chicken and two bottles, one of wine, the other of whiskey. HAIR CUTTER Pretty Judy Reynolds, 19, of Manchester, N.H. chosen Miss Hampton Beach last week, wants to cut men's hair as a career. She has enrolled in the N e w Hampshire Barber school in Manchester. She said she'd eventually like to have her own shop. 'THANK 101/' Dr. Clyde Little of Kutztown. Pa., recently declined an invitation to attend a conference of the New York State Retired Teachers Association at Oswego. Dr. Little--who is in his 70s--had this reply: "If I hadn't a broken right shoulder blade, I'd write you a long letter. If I hadn't an ulcer and could eat hot dogs, I'd picnic with you. If I hadn't a bad heart and could run race, I'd be at the head of the cafeteria line. "But I must stay home and take things slowly for a while. Thank you for your invitation. Have a wonderful time." SELF-INFLICTED Freddie Mills, 46, former w o r l d light - heavyweight boxing champion who twice fought American Gus Lesnevich for the title, apparently shot himself to death early Sunday outside his popular West End nightclub. Mills died en route to a hospital. He was found slumped in his Citroen car, a .22-caliber rifle at his Acting secretary to the cardi- elevaliolis i , sol * tjed ' arge " \ areas of Chile and drove him- Idreds of families from their ;nal. · ·The two were in a confer ence room for about 30 min utes when shots were heard and Father Thorn staggered from the room and fell. He ·Was pronounced dead on ar;rival at hospital. ; ; Mrs. Bressie, who came ·here from St. Louis where 'she had been divorced in a ·tibtly contested court case, ·remained in the room, appar- lently awaiting the arrival of ·officers. She had placed a '..32-caliber derringer on the ;fable. 1 '1 Mrs. Bressie, booked on suspicion of murder, told of- ificers she did not want the homes Sunday. Officials said were known dead and an undetermined n u m b e r were missing. Scores of highway power of this tiny aid, is the and railroad bridges were size of a MATCH HEAD- Due washed out. Telephone and telegraph lines were cut inj many places. within the ear and ELIMI- two persons NATES the need for conventional BATTERIES. The Thermo-cell. which provides the INDEPENDENT Published duly ixctpt Su.1d«y at Sixth St, and Pino Ave., Lonq Beach 12, Cullf. Entered « Mr.onrJ cliti nutter Mir. 27,1943, at Lena Beach 2, Calif, Adjudicated by Superior Court, Lot Anueln County Oct. (, 1941. Oecr» No. C-1Q280. 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