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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - September 20, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa y 10 Thf Cedar Krl.. Sept. 20, 1971 Siamese Twins Endure Separation; Doing Well Br Colette Leased Wires PHILADELPHIA Clara and Alia Rodriguez the Sia- mese twins separated in a rare operation here, may be taken off a paralytic drug and a respirator by the end week- end, Children's hospital disclosed Thursday night. A hospital spokeswoman said their conditions were slightly improved and they were holding their own quite well." Dr. C. Everett Koop, head of Hie 23-member surgical team which performed the 10-hour operation Wednesday said the 13-month-oid twins were given curare, a paralytic drug to prevent them from moving and disrupting the wound. "They can't cough. They can't Dr. Koop said. The twins, of the Dominican Republic, were joined at birth at the middle and lower trunk. When one was in a sil- ting position, the other was forced into a reclining position Their mother, Mrs. Farida Moris do Rodriguez who has been staying with a friend in a nearby suburb, scheduled a news conference Friday. Opens Eyes Mrs. Rodriguez visited her daughters on Thursday and according to hospital spokesman Mrs. Shirley Clara opened her eyes when her mother came into the room. "The nurses said Mrs. Rodriguez was just over- Mrs. Bonem said. "Her head kept going from one bed to another in disbelief. She was absolutely delighted that they were both all right." For about two weeks the twins will be kept in the same crib (o minimize possible psychological problems they could face by not being together constantly. If everything goes as well as expected, they could go home in a month. When the twins entered surgery early Wednesday morn- ing, they had four kidneys that were linked to each' other's bladders and shared an intestinal tract. Their blood supplies criss-crossed into each other. When the babies were separated the surgical team dis- covered that the rectum was more a part of Clara the larger of the two, than Alia. However, Dr. Koop said Alia had enough colon to enable him to make an artificial rectum and position it in its normal place. Completed Systems r I A- i i UPI Wlreoholos Completing a relatively rare operation to separate Siamese twins early Wednesday in Philadelphia are, from left, Dr. Jphn Duckett, Dr. Louise Schmaufer and Dr.' C. Everett Koop. The twins are heavily sedated but are holding their own. One twin, Clara, is expected to be "healthy and nor- mal" and the other, Alta, should be "healthy." When it was all over, Dr. Loop predicted Clara would be "normal and healthy" and Alta would be "healthy Each twin now has complete digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. "They will have problems learning how to he said, noting that because they were connected in the pelvic region, their pelvises were in the shape of a "C" instead of the normal "0" Alta's pelvis was broken Wednesday and bent into its correct shape, while Clara will have to undergo another operation in two weeks. A suburban Philadelphia church raised money to bring me girls to the United Slates for the operation and another local church is collecting funds (o assist the family to meet postoperative expenses. Julie Eisenhower Visits Parents lly James Doyle SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (UPI) Julie Nixon Eisen- hower spent the first reunion with her father, Richard Nixon, Friday since he resigned as President six weeks ago. Mrs. Eisenhower flew from Washington to El Toro mar- ine corps air base aboard a federal courier plane and was taken by limousine the 15 miles to the Nixon villa, the former Western White House. The airplane also carried technicians who will strip Nixon's estate of presidential gear. Wouldn't Speak She would not speak to newsmen, who were held some distance away, behind a chain link fence, at the marine base. Mrs. Eisenhower was expected to spend a long weekend with her parents. She had not seen her father since he re- signed Aug. 9 and bid her farewell on the While House lawn, but she has said they talked by telephone almost every day. Mrs. Eisenhower said earlier this week that her father would enter a hospital soon for treatment of his phlebitis condition, the only such definite statement of Nixon's inten- tions, amidst growing reports that the former President's health is deteriorating. The plane transported communications technicians to carry out work in "phasing down" the sophisticated installa- tions at the former Western White House, according to a White House aide in Washington, William Gulley. Cargo of Briefings The Jelstar also carried a courier with the intelligence briefings which Nixon still receives, he said. Such planes fly from Washington to El Toro every week or II) days. Me said there is a "certain list" of private citizens enti- tled to fly on military aircraft free of charge if space is avail- able, and Mrs. Eisenhower is on it. It is a long-standing practice to provide such transport for the families of former Presidents, he said. "We've done it for the Johnsons and for Margaret Truman he said. Nixon is still entitled to free military air transportation for nonpolitical trips Society Women's Golf Mrs. Farida Horis de Rodriguez of the Dominican Republic holds her daughters, Clara and Alta, 13- month-old Siamese twins before their operation at Children's hospital. Vows Said PORTLAND, Ore. Miss Gail Ann Davis and Dale Jo- seph Cerveny, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Cerveny of route one, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, were married Saturday during a 7 o'clock ceremony at Monlavilla Baplist church. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Davis of Beaverton, Ore. Officiating al the ceremony were Dr. Grant Howard, Dr. Bruce Kerr and the Rev. .lames Sweeny, assisted by their wives. The bride wore a silk or- ganza gown trimmed with pearled lace and styled with lung sheer sleeves. Her chap- el-length mantilla was edged with matching lace and she carried a bouquet of yellow carnations and orange roses centered with a white orchid. Diane Walz attended as maid of honor wearing a pale yellow flowered gown of po- lyester. Her flowers were white daisies. Kirk Steputis was best man. George Chadima of Cedar Hapids served as usher in addition to Art Davis, Ihe bride's brother. Don Shaver and Dave Campbell. Also in the wedding party were Cindy Bartruff, Dave Campbell and Mrs. Chadima, sister of the bridegroom. Following the ceremony a reception was given for 300 guests at the church. On return from a wedding trip lo Expo 74 in Spokane, Wash., the couple will reside in Portland. The bride was graduated from Portland (Ore.) State university and is employed by Western Baptist seminary. The bridegroom, a student at thai same semi- nary, was graduated from Grace Bible college in Omaha, Neb. He is employed by Car- olee apartments. Elincrcsl Mrs. Gerald Johnson and Mrs. Bert Katz were medal- ists, respectively, on 18-and 9- hole play Thursday. Flight winners on' 18-hoIe play were: Mrs. William Travis, champi- onship; Mrs. Tom Chukas. A, and Mrs. Frank Elias, B. Winners on 9 holes were: Mrs. Harvey Lynch, championship- Mrs. E. 0. Spangler, A; Mrs! James Churchill, B; Mrs Dean Herzberger, C, and Mrs. Stan Mohrbacher, D. Birdies were won by the Mines. Katz, James Rasley, Harold Noilly' Chukas, Frank Pfaff, Judsiin Fashimpaur, Kenneth Pack- ingham, F. G. Johnson, and Ted Ruffin. Approaches were sunk by the Mines. B. j. Travis, Harry While- head and Roberl Condon. Mrs Harold Layher and Mrs. Ron- ald E. Moore won guest priz- es. Twin Pines Forty-eight golfers partici- pated in "beat the pro" day Thursday. Mrs Don Terrace won the prize for 'the day Mrs. L. w. Haerthcr was medalist and Mrs. George Tschetscbol won the champi- onship flight. Presidential flight winners were the Mines. Max Hollingswortli, Alvin Burns, Forrest Ainsworth and Terrace. Olher flight winners included: Mrs. Joe Best, A; Mrs. Richard Knowles, 13; Mrs. Bill Herkelman, C, and Mrs. Dan Lemon, D. Mrs. Tschetschol had a birdie and Mrs. Richard Jenkins sank an approach. Mrs. Al Cline and Mrs. Haerthcr were co-host- esses. Squaw Creek Mrs. Arthur C. Redel and Mrs. Richard Wing were hosl- esses to the 19 golfers playing Thursday. Mrs. Leland Burns was medalist on 18-holc play and Mrs. Jon Smith won the championship. Nine-hole winners included: Mrs. Redel medalist; Mrs. Ron Fruechte championship; Mrs. Richard Spacek, presidential; Mrs Kennelh Tcchau, A; Mrs. Joi Flynn, B; Mrs. Hugh DeWees. C, and Mrs. Phillip Chandler D. Mrs. Burns had a birdie and approaches were sunk by Mrs. Spacek and VI Schenken. Solo Parents Named For National Contest Candidates for the national Solo Parents contest have been announced by the Cedar Rapids chapter. Janet Speer, 315 Hanover road NW, and Bill Ask, 831 Fifleenlh slreet SE, have been selected as rep- resentatives of the local group al (he sixth annual national Solo Parents convention to be held Sept. in Sioux Falls S.D. A national "Mr. and Mrs Solo Parent" will be selected from nominees from clubs throughout the United States. The candidates from the Cedar Rapids YWCA-spnn- sored club have been active members of the organization Mrs. Speer is the mother of five daughters and Mr. Ask is the falher of four children. In addition to the candidates, 1-! members of the local group plan to attend the convention. MRS. PAUL WOMACIIKA FETED AT BABY SHOWER A surprise baby shower was given Thursday evening by Mrs. Larry Zeman, 325 Second avenue, Marion, honoring Mrs. Paul '.Vnmachka, 618 Old Marion road NF. Co-hostess to the 12 guests was Mrs. Terry Newman. Youth Symphony Saturday is the day fi auditions for the Cedar Rapid Youth Symphony. Audition will be heard from 8 to noo in room 122 at Washingto senior high school. The Yout Symphony concerts, under th direction of Jack Ranney. wi be given Nov. 24, Feb. 9 an April 20. Rehearsals will b held Saturdays from t noon and begin Oct. 5. COK JAZZ BAND TO I'EKKOUM ALSO The Cue college ban will perform at the 8 o'cloc.. Camp Courage benefit show Saturday in addition to thos lisled in The Gazette Thurs day. The show, sponsored b he Cedar Rapids chapter o Sweet Adelines, Inc., will be ;iven at Sinclair auditoriun on Ihe Coe campus. .Ticket! are and will bo available a he door. love s SflVE THE CKILDBEk) Ru J. DC your spare time to a char- 5. (fi. 2'j or more pounds ul excess l.fi without ;i with JJti.i I'Ui XII Hcflucmn I'l.uironi.mis.'Hinv F.ibli-i r.iMly sw.tllowt'd. ih.ii mm Mines !o nimltal iiimc.iT V'.'irriiiKiii1: ('MTfiM' million III .VII l.lhirls t'mnpiiriy Jtmurlfit in 11 Ht'iluciiii! rfHs W l.'iiv ci (id X-ll mm lion I lose itiiiM1 mnjiii'v room favorite. Let Buster Brown shoos help your little co-ed loc the line this season. They're mode to give comfort and long wear in class and out. With quality leathers, durable soles and a fine fit backed by our special core Siies 10-12.. Si7cs 1 2V, -4.. Pre-teen 5 16.50 19.50 Martha Mitchell Speaks Again To the Press LONDON (UPI) _ Martha Mitchell began talking the moment she stepped off her transallantic plane Thursday and talked all the way through customs. She began a press confer- ence by announcing, "I'm going to ask the questions." Martha, in London for a television appearance, spoke of the "trauma" of Watergate and snapped back when someone suggested she had been under great emotional stress. she said. "Thai's hardly the word for it. It's very much an understatement. It's delightful In escape the trauma, if only for a few days." Mrs. Mitchell was less bitter about her husband than about Richard M. Nixon. "My marriage was brokci up by Richard sin said. As for her husband, "I hopi ic gets a pardon. I hunt hcy're all pardoned." Mrs. Mitchell said Nixot 'only began to dislike mi vhcn 1 said he ought to re ign." She said, "You car ead all about it and Marth, Mitchell's own story of Wal- rgale when my book comes ut." Mrs. Mitchell was shep- erded by representatives of le British Broadcasting Corp. who took her im- romplu press conference alkativeness as long as they ould. Then one broke in lo lead: Please, Mrs. Mitchell, 'ave us a few things to ask in. Let's break it off now." Collins Club Winners of the Howcll movement played Thursday al Collins were: Jack Murphy and Harlan Harrison, first, and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Swan son, second West Side Club Winners of the Howcll movement played Thursday al Welly-Way were: Bruce Thiher and Bruce Cuthbert- son, firsl, and Clyde Nowlin and Mrs. K.V. Harrington, second. There will not be a game Sunday. CORDELIA TRIMBLE IS 100 YEARS OLD Cordelia Trimble of Greene Square Rest home was hon- ored Thursday at a party in celebration of her 100th birth- day. Hostess for the event was her daughter, Mrs. Thomas Risden of Cedar Rapids. Abigail Van Huron DEAR AUHY: You should have told "Mother of Eight Dolls" to tell the doctor who told her, "The law of averages are in your favor, 100 to to go back to medical school for courses in genetics and .statistics. Theoretically, no mailer how many children of what sex a couple already has, the odds are very close to 50-50 that the next one will be a girl. Before this couple had had any children the doctor could have predicted thai if they went on to have eight children, the odds were 256 In one againsl all eight being girls. But that isn't (he question the doctor was asked. He was asked, "Of all families thai have seven girls born already, what are the odds that the eighth will be a In summary, the proper prediction to give this couple. if asked for advice concerning an eighth try for a hoy, would be, "The normal odds are 50- but in your case there may be other factors causing you to hear only girls, so I would have to say thai your eighth child is more likely to be a girl than a boy." SARAH K. WEINBERG, MEDICAL STUDENT DEAR SARAH: You belong at the head of the class, which is probably where you arc. Congratulations. DEAR ABBY: I was happy the councilman in my area voted against those kooks who wanted to go around naked on Ihe beaches near where I live. What's the matter with peo- ple today, anyway? Arc they trying to make one big nudist colony out of our country? Don't we have enough trouble without letting those perverts and sex maniacs lake off their clothes and run naked? How do you stand? DISGUSTED DEAR Clothed. 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