Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on September 19, 1963 · Page 18
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September 19, 1963

Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 18

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PAGE EIGHTEEN ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19,1963 Tell Life Story Dionnes Had Sad Family, Home Life NEW YORK (IB) — When Papa Dionm got his millionaire daughters away from the crown and Dr. Allan Dafoe, he put them to work cleaning the bathrooms In the mansion he built with their money, the quints say In their autobiography. "It was the saddest home we ever knew," they added. The life story, as told to James Brough by the four remaining quintuplets — Annette, Yvonne, Marie and Cecile—appears in the current issue of McCall's magazine. In it they tell how the secret of the fifth quintuplet's epilepsy (Emilie died after an attack in 1954) was carefully guarded because "the family considered her Illness a shameful thing," and how the five little girls were made to feel set apart from the rest of the family, and filled with a sense of guilt. "If love begets love, guilt begets guilt," the 29-year-old quints said. "The air of the big house was thick with it. Mom and dad behaved toward each others as though they had been partners in some unspoken crime in bringing us into the world. We were drenched with a sense of having sinned from the hour of our birth." The quints, who spent their first seven years in a special government-b u i 11 and government-supervised nursery on the family farm at Callendar, Ontario, were "wards of his majesty" by an act of the Canadian Parliament and were cared for by a corps of nurses, teachers and guards superintended by Dr. Dafoe, the country doctor who had delivered them. They describe these early years as happy and carefree, but recall few pleasant memories of their life after they returned to the family — a victory for their father, Oliva Dionne, after a long legal battle against Dafoe. "Dad wanted us and the quintuplet funds in his own exclusive custody," the sisters said. "In the beginning he needed mon- ey for the sake of the other chil dren. But afterward, his fortune; improved, It made no difference By then, it was a matter of self esteem that he should win. We were such a prize." Today, three of the quints are married and mothers and the fourth, Yvonne, is in a convent Cecile. the wife of television technician Philippe Langlois. wa the first of the quints to have a child. She now has three sons and a daughter. Two of the boys are twins. Annette, whose husband, Ger main Allard, is a finance com pan'y executive, has three sons and Marie, wife of government clerk Florent Houle, has two daughters. 4,405,889 Tons Of Coal Mined During August SPRINGFIELD. 111. (Special) —Coal production from 82 Illinois mines totaled 4,405,889 tons In August, L. Leon Ruff, director of the Illinois Department of- Mines and Minerals, reported today. Sixteen mines in Williamson County reported the highest production for the month — 561,477 tons by 1,277 men working 21 shifts on the average. This total is an increase of 243,539 tons over the 317,938 tons taken out by the same number of mines in the county the previous month and 63,571 tons over that taken out by 15 mines in August 1962. Christian County's one mine ranked second in production for the month reporting 514,000 tons mined by 836 men working 53 shifts. This is an increase of 212,833 tons over the mine's production during July but a decrease of 72,520 tons produced during August 1962. St. Clair County, six mines re- For the Women in White Need no polishing— Just sponge it clean. Will not crack. '11" More women wear Red Cross Professional Shoes than any other high grade brands. 114 West 3rd St. ALTON FREE PARKING Brazilian Inflation a Nightmare o By EDGAR MILLER RIO DE JANEIRO (AP)-Luis Prestes Pinheiro. an accountant stopped at a fish market to buj some shrimp. The price was 800 cruzeiros kilogram—2.2 pounds. He found lie had left his wallet at norm nnd went back to get some mon ey. When he returned the price on shrimp had gone up to 1,000 cru zeiros a kilo. To Pinheiro and millions of oth er Brazilians inflation is a night marish spiral of increasing prices which make it more and more difficult to make ends meet on outdistanced salaries. Living costs shot up 30.8 pe cent in the first half of the year after rising 52.7 per cent in 1962 one of Brazil's worst inflation years. They are still going. Heaping woe on the economic aicture was a report from the semi-official Getulo Vargas Foundation that economic growth this year would be only 2.4 per cent while the population would in crease 3.1 per cent. Population in creasing faster than the national production spells trouble. Brazil's budget deficit s expected to be from 600 billion to a tril ion cruzeiros. The cruzeiro, Brazil's monetary mit, smashed the 1,000 cruzeiros o the dollar barrier for the first time this month. Brazil has a $25.5-million debt coming due in the United States next month and about $176 mil ion in commercial bills coming up before the end of the year. Except for a few preliminary measures, the ambitious three- year plan to slow up inflation anc stabilize the economy never go off the ground. Finance Minister Carlos Carvalho Pinto insists, how ever, that he still is working vigorously within the general framework of the plan in an effort lo make some order in Brazil's fuz zy financial-economic household. Carvalho Pinto is confident the government can increase its rev enue through tax reforms and oth er measures he has instituted. How well Brazil fills up its for eign debt holes and withstands snowballing inflationary pressure could be decisive for the nation's economic future. As one foreign observer put It "Brazil still is some distance from true economic chaos. But the distance is getting shorter everj day." Always Backfttage KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Mrs. Connie Gardner has been wardrobe mistress for Holiday in Ice 15 years and has never porting, had a production o 482,659 tons for August. There were 514 miners working in the county an average of 22 shifts Eleven mines in Fulton Countj produced 468,595 tons, 703 men working 16 shifts. Franklin County produced 431,048 tons three mines reporting 838 men working 43 shirts. The department reported 8,109 miners employed during August. Production came from 44 strip mines and 38 under ground operations. The Augus figure includes 1.172 tons min ed in July by three operators too late for the July report. A Tfditional vacation in July each year accounts for sharp de creases in production. There were two fatalities dur ing the month':and 45 non-fata accidents reported for August. B.F.Goodrich tjowt, B.F. 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