The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on July 11, 1948 · 25
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The Weather United States Weather Bureau forecast: Gear today and tomorrow except- for increasing night and early morning fog along the coast. Slightly cooler days. Highest temperature yesterday,-90; lowest, 62. VOL LXVI1 lime PART II LOCAL NEWS TIMES OFFICE 202 West First Street Los Angeles 53, Calif. MAdison 2345 c c SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 11, 1948 CITY NEWS EDITORIAL with BILL HENRY PHILADELPHIA Most of Us who participated in the Republican shenanigans here a iouple of weeks ago are inclined (o try to sneak into town disguised as anything except active participants in conventions. We sort of figure this town Las had enough. SHELL SHOCK A lot of us were under the impression, when we departed after duly, immortalizing the choice of Messrs. Dewey and Warren, that we were giving Philadelphia three weeks in which to go back to tatting and discussing the handwriting of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, which, as we understood it, were the normal occupations here. We return to find, to our horror, that the City of Brotherly Love has been on one long rip-snorting tear ever Eince. Only a day or so ago the Elks got through playing checkers with the paving blocks on Broad St We have returned to find the once happy elevator girls at the Ritz eyeing lis with an inhospitable glare tnd obviously suppressing a burning desire to tell us where to go. BLAME You might think that we reporters could dodge the blame. After all, it's the delegates who blow horns and parade and stay up all night ordering food they're never going to eat on account they're too busy drinking, as the bellboy put it. But not so. The bleary-eyed hotel employees hate everybody and with considerable reason. They presumably feel that the delegates wouldn't act to giddy if we didn't give them so much publicity. And. of course, the worst is not yet after the Democrats get through and go heme Henry Wallace and his wild-eyed hallelujah chorus are coming. On that one, gents I pass! PREPARATION'S The Phila-delphians, you'll be interested to hear, are groggy but game. When you roll into the 30th St. station of the Pennsylvania and come up to the street level you see a huge sign that bids you welcome to tlie Democratic convention. If you look closely you can see the stitching which, a few weeks back, held a strip of canvas with the word "Republican" where it now says "Democratic" Frugal these Philadelphians! The menagerie has changed a little. The Elks have followed the Republican elephants into retirement and now you see Democratic donkeys everywhere. What they're going to put up for Henry Wallace, I haven't found out. PROSPECTS As you have no doubt gleaned from other deathless oddments of literature in this paper, the Democrats are all set to put on one of their better performances. Most of them are so mad at each other that they probably haven't noticed the way the long-suffering Philadelphians hate the sight of them. The Alabama delegates are here, pledged as follows: "We will not.cast our electoral votes for Harry S. Truman for President. If the Philadelphia convention adopts? a program hostile to the fundamental principles on which our civilization is based, or nominates a candidate who advocates such hostile principles, we will not cast our votes for the nominee of that convention but will cast our electoral votes for some other Democrat who understands and sympathizes with the peculiar racial problems of the South ... If under the leadership of Truman the national party attempts to nullify the Constitution of our State (prescribing segregation) and to crucify the South, the Democratic Party of Alabama owes it no allegiance . . . We can and will take back our influence m the Democratic Party of which we were wrongfully deprived. There are other delegations here with somewhat similar legal leg Irons on their activities. And there are plenty who are Just sore on general principles the way politicians sometimes get. If Harry Truman had less courage than he has already demonstrated you might think he wasn t kidding when he signed that register at Williamsburg. Va lat April with the words: "Harry S. Truman. Residence Independence, Ma, at present 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. FRIENDS, FANS AND THE CURIOUS AT FILM STAR'S LAST RITES AT CHURCH ENTRANCE Efforts were made to keep crowds inside ropes outside Church of the Recessional, but throng became so large that the ropes were trampled to the ground. The curious began to arrive two hours before services for Carole Landis were scheduled to start. .W'1; ' : ,-. i -v Wp) . tU ; r s . '( i ' UCLA Launches Fight on Cancer Research to Cost $1,000,000 ' Undertaken on Dozen Fronts Cancer research that will cost considerably more than $1,000,000 has been undertaken on 12 .broad fronts at UCLA, authorities at the university announced yesterday. They termed it "one of the most extensive and closely integrated crusades against disease in medical history. And they added: "In their ef- Throngs Trek to Services for Carole Landis GRIEVING FAMILY In car after family leaves church, Mrs. Clara Landis, mother of Carole, puts her arm around Diane Ross, 9, the late film beauty's favorite niece. Partly shown, with his back to camera, is Lawrence Ridste, brother of the actress. LEAVING SERVICES Rex Harrison, British actor, and his wife, Actress Lilli Palmer, are shown after the services were concluded. Harrison found Miss Landis' body. . V '? N - v"F ' .TA; .VV" ; (xv'-i - ! - - ' ' V' '- hr. . . '',';'';V , -him t 1 Ll ' LMHKHHMVMMHBHOBMftfi II ! II I H I I " -" f' , , , , M M 1 1 PALLBEARERS Cesar Romero and Willard Parker were among the pallbearers. Talking with them outside church is Mrs. Willard Parker. Times photos FRIENDS Pat O'Brien, Ben Nye and Director Eddie Sutherland arrived early for services. Nye was personal make-up man for, Carole Landis. Traffic Groups to Convene Such topics of national con cern as protecting the pedestrian and stopping the speeder will be cn the agenda when 200 highway engineers and traffic experts convene at the Auto Club here fcr conferences next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. J. H. Mathewson, of the University of California's Institute of Transportation and Traffic Engineering, will be in charge of the sessions. Qo-operating in the series of lectures are the Bureau of Highway Traffic at Yale University, the Division of Highways of the California Department of Public Works and the Institute of Traffic Engineers. It is the first traffic engineering conference of this scope to be held in California. $8000 BRACELET LOST BY VISITOR Mrs. Sara Bush Foss, of New York, who is a guest of the Beverly Hills Hotel, reported to Beverly Hills police yesterday the loss of an S8000 diamond bracelet. She reported that she saw the bracelet last in a Sunset Strip night club when she removed it to take off her gloves and left it on a table. Boat Starts Catalina Service The Descanso, possibly the fastest boat in regular passenger service anywhere in the world, was placed in service this week end at Santa Catalina Island. The craft is a converted AVR which has been refitted for passenger uso at the Fellows & Stewart Yard at Terminal Island. The boat can carry as many as 95 passengers and attains speeds as high as 37 m.p.h. in its -run between Avalon and the Isthmus at the other end of Catalina. Scheduled time for the trip is 35 minutes. As a Coast Guard AVR, the craft often showed its heels to the Japs during its service in the South Pacific. Two 650 h.p. engines are the source of its power and speed. Yesterday while a summer sun flooded a clean, clear sky, Carole Landis was carried to her final resting place. The services were simple and brief. The blond, beautiful 29-year-old actress lay in a pink satin half couch casket on the altar. She was dressed in filmy white and pale blue. At her shoulder was an orchid corsage. v Roses Replace Orchids Before the ceremony, an or chid bouquet was taken from her right hand and replaced by a tiny nosegay of roses the gift of an old school chum Toni. The tiny Church of the Reces sional atop a hill at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park was hushed and still. Two hours before the services began at 12:30, the courtyard in front of the church was filled with people. All morning long they had driven and trekked up the wind ing road to the hilltop. They were friends, casual acquaint ances, the curious and the fans They stood in the hot sun of the breathless day. Even the tall cottonwoods and firs surrounding the church stood silent. The hilltop was clear and serene. Beyond, the city lay shrouded in thin, gossamer fog. Bouquet after bouquet of flow' ers arrived and was placed on the altar. A cross of white gar denias stood behind the coffin. A huge bouquet of roses, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Zanuck, was at the actress' feet. A bou quet of white lilies from Joseph Schenck stood at her head. Soon after 12, Carole's close friends began to arrive. Pallbearers Cesar Romero and Wil lard Parker. k Then Ben Nye, who had been her personal make-up man. - The three stood in an antechamber talking soft ly, remembering. Florence Wasson There At 12:15, Carole's family ar rived. W. Horace Schmidlapp, her fourth husband, stepped from a car with Actor Lee Bowman beside him. As Mrs. Clara Landis left her car. she suddenly half-collapsed, weeping. She supported herself on the shoulder of pretty, blond Diane. Ross, 9, Miss Landis' favorite niece. Diane's mother, Mrs. Dorothy Ross of Long Beach, walked erect beside her daughter, her eyes red rimmed from weeping. The actress' father, Alfred Ridste of Richmond, her brother Lawrence Ridste of San Bernardino, and her closest friend and former stand-in, Florence Wasson. followed slowly. As the family entered the church by a side entrance, the hundreds in the courtyard sureed forward against the ropes, breaking ' them down. They clambered against the church doors dhd jammed the walks and entrances. When Rex Harrison, the British actor, who a week ago found Miss Landis body after her sui cide, and his wife, Actress Lilli Palmer, arrived, attendants had to force the crowd aside to clear a path for them. Dick Haymes Replaced The Harrisons were accom panied by Mr. and Mrs. Roland Culver, neighbors of the actress Actor Van Johnson followed them. Director Eddie Sutherland who replaced Dick Haymes. as a pallbearer after the radio singer was delayed by bad weather in Chicago and was unable to attend, ' Actor Pat O'Brien and Golf Professional Lou Wasson joined Romero, Parker and Nye. "This is the hardest matinee we ever had to play together,' O'Brien told the others. "She was a girl with a thousand laughs." Scores were turned away from the church when the doors were opened to the public. They gathered in the courtyard or sat on the lawn and waited. Bishop Fred L. Pyman, Santa Turn to Page 2, Column 3 forts to find the cause and cure of cancer, UCLA scientists are searching deep into the secret of life itself, for if they are to understand the violent revolt of cancer cells, they must first learn how the normal growth system works." Dozen Teams Active -The 12 teams are divided into sub-groups under sponsorship of the University of California Cancer Research Committee, southern section, the California Institute for Cancer Research and the Jewish Fund for Medi cal Research. In part the project has been financed by a $250,000 grant from the State Legislature, by $100,000 from the Damon Runyon Memorial Fund (allocated by the nonprofit California institute). and eventually will include a $1,000,000 cancer research laboratory provided by the latter or ganization. Members of the UC cancer research co-ordinating commit tee, named last year by Presi dent Robert Gordon Sproul, who will serve locally are Dr. Vern O. Knudsen, graduate division dean; Dr. Stafford L. Warren, CLA medical school -dean,, and Dr. Albert W. Bellamy, divisional dean of life sciences. Research Extended At UCLA research activities have been "extended from the hospital operating room to the plant chemistry laboratory," the announcement said, with "a number of stops in between." Factors noted in the growth of a plant mignt give a clue to the development of a brain tumor, it was stated. And a radio active chemical (in isotope form) traced through a sufferer's body might provide the "eyes and ears" through which a med- lco-physicist could learn something previously unknown about a cancer deep within the body itself, they added. Cancer researchists at UCLA deem it unlikely that a successful solution will emerge from any single set of experiments on limited phases' of the vast problem. Thus they favor a co ordinated program whose "mag nitude matches the problem itself." Groups Assigned Various biological, chemical. physical and medical divisions of the university have been called into action by President Soroul's special committee. Dean Knudsen, as chairman of the southern section, of the re search subcommittee, has under him Dean Warren, Dean Bellamy, Dr. Norman B. Nelson of the medical school. Dr. David Appleman, associate professor of plant nutrition; Dr. Max S. Dunn, chemistry professor, and Dr. Carl Epling, botany professor. v Research now under wav at UCLA centers mainly on basic studies of the causes of cancer. wun extensive clinical mvestiga- tinn "caininer tTrniotiis'' i u. tion "gaming impetus" as th new medical school materializes under Dr. Warren's direction, Westwood campus spokesmen said. These 12 projects have been undertaken initially: 1 Study of biochemical changes in cancerous tissues by Dr. A. M. Schechtman, assistant zoology professor. 2 Investigation of sex hormone metabolism in normal and c?ncerous animals by -Dr. Boris Krichesky, also a zoology department professor.. 3 Analysis of lipoids (fatty fractions of cancerous liver tissue by Dr. Krichesky and Dr. T. A. Geissman, associate professor of chemistry. 4 Additional, extensive work on these liver fractions by Dr. H. S. Penn, Los Angeles physician and UCLA research asso- Tnrn to Page 2, Column 4 ANNOUNCEMENT Readers of the Times Classified Section are guarded against misleading advertising, and ethical advertisers are protected from unscrupulous competition in thi3 newspaper by The Times Used Car Advertising Code. Only automobile dealers who sign agreement to observe the code are permitted" to advertise in Times Classified. Any advertisement which a reader believes to be misleading should be reported promptly to The Times, MAdison 2345, Extension 272.

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