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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 19, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 2-1 HE LETHBRIDQE September Doctors separate Siamese twins in 6-hour operation PHILADELPHIA (AP) Separated by surgery which took 6V2 hours, Siamese twin girls from the Dominican Republic slept in separate cribs for the first time in their 13 months of life. "I know of no reason why they won't live." Dr. C. Everett Koop said after the long operation carried out Wednesday by 23 surgeons and nurses at Children's Hospital. "They were two healthy lit- tle girls together; we have every reason to believe they'll be two healthy little girls apart." said Dr. Koop, who headed the surgical team. Lawyer-client relationship protected TORONTO (CP) An On- tario Supreme Court Judge has ruled that the privileged relationship between a lawyer and client takes precedence over powers of the federal Combines Investigation Branch. Mr. Justice Samuel Hughes dismissed with costs an application by the director of investigation and research the head of the combines branch for a legal opinion given Shell Canada Ltd. by its lawyer. The order would have allow- ed the director to order a policeman to enter Shell premises and seize the letter. Lawyer J. J- Robinette who acted for Shell..said Wednes- day there is "nothing sinister at all" about the case. He said it was argued as a matter of principle to see "whether a lawyer's advice to a client can be protected." Mr. Robinette said it was for protection of clients, not lawyers. There were no details available as to why the com- bines investigation branch wanted the letter. BRIDGE RUG DRAPES LTD. FREE ESTIMATES Phone 329-4722 COLLEGE MALL He said not only are both girls expected to live, but that they should lead normal lives and even bear their own chil- dren. Clara and Altagracia Rodri- guez, who had been joined since birth at the pelvis and abdomen, were given their own complete sets of internal organs during the surgical operation. In the initial recovery stage, Clara and Altagracia were placed in two beds, but they will be treated in the same bed later to prevent possible psychological trauma resulting from separation after living as one being up un- til now, hospital spokesman Shirley Bonnem said. Farida Rodriguez.and her twins came here 11 days ago from a farm outside Santo Do- mingo. When her daughters were born Aug. Mrs. Rodriguez said she was told they would die. Other doctors told her they would live into adulthood but could never be separated. But Mrs. Rodriguez's cousin worked for an American woman in Puerto Rico, who told her sister in Pennsylvania about the Siamese twins. Dianna Zimnoch of Warrington, Pa., arranged for the operation and her church raised the funds. Mrs. Rodriguez, whose husband re- mained at home, has three other children. In the operation, doctors di- vided the girls' joint liver, po.ssible because both had separate blood supplies to the organ. Their crossed ureters were sorted out to empty into the correct bladders from the kidneys. Before the operation, the girls shared a single, circular hip structure. Both had incomplete, C-shaped pelvises rather than closed circles. Altagracaa's was broken to form it into the proper shape. Doctors will operate again on Clara in a few weeks to shape her pelvis and place her hip joints correctly. Mrs. Bonnem said each twin weighs about 13 pounds, about six pounds less than normal one-year-old babies. The hospital said medical case histories show only 24 successful Siamese twin separations, with the first recorded in 1600. News In brief Creek elections 4soon' ATHENS (Reuter) Premier Constantino Caramanlis announced new electoral laws Wednesday night and said national elec- tions will be held in Greece as soon as possible. Caramanlis, sworn in as premier eight weeks ago when the Greek junta stepped down, did not set a date for the elec- tion, but observers believe it will be in about 45 days. Fifi drenches Honduras MIAMI (AP) Torrential rains from Hurricane Fifi drenched the mountainous coast of Honduras today as the big storm and its sustained winds of 110 miles an hour headed for a landfall in Central America. Portions of Costa Rica, Guatemala and Belize were also being pounded by the heavy rains. Flooding streams washed out roads and bridges in parts of Honduras. Air traf- fic in both Honduras and Costa Rica was at a standstill. Seaway pilots resume work Before operation Clara and Alta Rodriguez play in crib before operation that seperated them. Nixon's health may stall coverup trial WASHINGTON (AP) Former president Richar Nix- on's health has been injected into the coming Watergate cover-up trial for the first time. Lawyers for John Ehrlichman asked Wednesday for a 60-to 90day delay in the trial, set to begin Oct. 1. They said it will take at least that long for Nixon to recover suf- fienently from mental depres- sion and phlebitis in his left leg to appear as a defence witness. Shelter food donated to famine lands NEW YORK (AP) Millions of pounds of food stockpiled in United States fallout shelters during the 1960s are being sent abroad to aid famine stricken countries. SMITH SALE FALL The full purchase price on any one item you buy during this sale. Details at Smith's. SPEED DISHWASHER cyel fragM and a ttort eyd. tor lightly aoilMl dlshaa. Tha ehole. it youra and ao thai Hma you wtian you cltooaa Simplicity. Keeo an eye on economy and a hold on dependable performance With Simplicity Dishwasher you get Jour push-button cycles including super wash, china-crystal, nnse and riotd. and gentle cycle Deluxe Matures include a self-cleaning Wler. nnse conditioner dispenser, and silverware basket Simplicity's sen-cleaning filter ELIM- INATES PRE-RINS1NG rt cleans the water, then cleans Exclusive Two-Yaar Warranty On All For Tha HtohMt Quality InsiM On Simplicity SMITH'S COLOR TV APPLIANCES 236 N Phone 328-5541 Meanwhile, shortly before Ehrlichman's lawyers filed their motion with U.S. District Judge John Sirica, a new snag developed which may force special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski to issue his own subpoena for Nixon's testimony. Ehrlichman's subpoena for Nixon's testimony was deliv- ered to Nixon's San Clemente, Calif., estate by a U.S. marshal a few weeks after Nixon resigned as president but before there were widespread reports about Nix- on's failing health. The trial of Ehrlichman and five co-defendants is expected to last about three months, but there has been no indication when Nixon might be called to testify. In their motion, Ehrlichman's lawyers said Nixon's "personal appearance at trial is indispensable to Mr. Ehrlichman's defence." Meanwhile, all defence and prosecution lawyers in the case met Wednesday. Sources said a snag developed which may further complicate the trial and which may prevent 33 White House tapes from be- ing used as evidence in the trial. Many of the recordings are of conversations Nixon had with defendants in the case, and they are considered crucial to the prosecutor's case. Man charged with killing 14 women WARSAW, Poland (AP) A father of eight children went on trial today on charges of murdering 14 women and attempting to murder six others, the Polish news agency PAP said. Zdzislaw Marchwicki, 44. is on trial in Katowice, southwest Poland. Several members of his family also are on trial on charges of aiding and abetting him. The crimes took place between November, 1964. and March, 1970, PAP said. It said a special police squad worked seven years to trap Marchwicki and finally arrested him in January. 1972 ST. CATHARINES, Ont. (CP) Forty-three ocean vessels that had been waiting at the Lake Ontario entrance to the Welland as long as a resumed their upbound voyages after an interim agreement was reached Wednesday ending a pilots dis- pute. The 54 pilots, members of the Corporation of Great Lakes Pilots, voted to end their boycott of upbound traf- fic, but Capt. Ross King, president of the union, emphasized the agreement is only an interim one that will last until the end of the current shipping season. Pope decries slack morals CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) Pope Paul deplored liberalized sex Wednesday and said permissiveness is pervading the church "like a deadly epidemic." He called for self-discipline to combat hedonism, which he called today's "fashionable temptation." Baltic recognition slammed CANBERRA (Reuter) More than persons of Baltic origin marched on Parliament today to protest Australia's recognition of Lat- via, Lithuania and Estonia as Soviet territory. Demonstrators shouted "Impeach licks Brezhnev's boots" and other slogans criticizing Prime Minister Gough Whitlam: Election decision reached Canada studying satelites for plane communications EDMONTON (CP) The provincial government has made a decision on requests that the Oct. 16 civic election be postponed until a judicial inquiry into affairs at city hall is completed, but government officials have not yet released the decision. Joe Hutton, press secretary to Premier Peter Lougheed, said today the cabinet discuss- ed the matter and made a decision at a meeting Tuesday. He declined to reveal the decision, saying only that "a letter will go out shortly" to people who have requested a postponement. MONTREAL (CP) Canada is studying methods of launching communication satellites to provide "safe and efficient service" for the North Atlantic region, Tran- sport Minister Jean Marchand said Wednesday night. Mr. Marchand told the an- nual general meeting of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) the current ultra high-frequency system used by most airlines is not "If we have to have an ef- ficient communications system on the North Atlantic which will be foolproof and safe to deal with the forecasted swifter and increased traffic, then we shall have to go into satellites." Mr. Marchand said one way to solve the "peaking prob- many planes arriv- ing at airports to have staggered arrivals and depar- tures. "We feel that all par- ticipants should examine the total effects of the problem, its costs, its magnitude, its causes and its he said. In the field of air safety, the minister said that starting Jan. 1 most aircraft will be re- quired to have emergency locator transmitters to help pinpoint downed planes. Irish youth shot BELFAST (Reuter) Three Roman Catholic workmen were wounded today when masked men machine- gunned the truck in which they were travelling in the city's dockland. A 15-year-old Catholic youth, shot from a passing car Wednesday night, died in hospital today. The shootings were seen by authorities as a reaction by Protestant extremists to Mon- day's slaying of a judge and a magistrate by Irish Republican Army gunmen in Belfast. B.C. war objectors not excited about clemency Japan-Korea crisis ends VANCOUVER (CP) About 100 Vietnam war objec- tors living in British Columbia have responded to President Gerald Ford's offer of con- ditional amnesty, says the Vancouver chairman of the Committee to Air War Objec- tors. "But it's not the kind of response the U.S. government is expecting." said Larry- Martin Wednesday. "Most of them are interested only in how they can go back for a visit without penalty. Two of them might be willing to serve six months (under President Ford's con- dition of up to two years alter- native service." Mr. Martin said anyone who has taken out Canadian citizenship or is a landed im- migrant could put his status in jeopardy by going back to the U.S. to clear his record under President Ford's conditions. He noted that the amnesty conditions require taking the U.S. oath of allegiance, which could cause loss of Canadian citizenship. SEOUL (AP) Japan ex- pressed regret today over the attempted assassination of President Chung Hee Park by a South Korean resident of Japan, formally ending the diplomatic crisis between the two countries. Chile leaders warned SN ATI AGO (Reuter) Chile's Roman Catholic primate warned the country's rulers Wednesday that any attempt to impose a system which trampled on personal liberties will fail. It would be rejected by the Chilean people as foreign to their soul and tradition, said Cardinal Raul Silva Henri- ques. 68 year old archbishop of Santiago. Expropriation 'bigotry' Argentina buys reactor, vows 'no explosions9 HALIFAX (CP) The law- yer for an American whose 5.- 462 acres of land near Port Mouton was expropriated by the Nova Scotia government last April said Wednesday the expropriation was an act of "bigotry." Henry Kosling. a former at- torney-general for Ohio, said in an interview the expropria- tion of land owned by Dorothy Wood of Cleveland was nothing more than a "motherhood" move and an act of "waving the flag." E0 CONRAD OEHAHO SWITM f u IPLETTCU. By JEFF CARRITHERS Herald Ottawa Bureau OTTAWA Argentina has formally assured Canada that a Candu nuclear power reactor recently purchased from Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. would not be used in fabricating nuclear devices for even "peaceful" explosive uses, the external affairs de- partment confirmed Wednes- day The assurances, believed to he in JJhc form of a written bi- lateral agreement on peaceful nuclear devices and ex- plosions, signed by Argentina and Canada recently, are in addition to already-stringent International Atomic Energy Agency nucJear safeguards routinely negotiated when Canada or the U.S. sells a reactor to another country Until very recently, Argen- tina had balked at agreeing to the extra bilateral safeguards, in part on the basis that it wasn't called for in the nuclear reactor sale contract signed late last year with the AECL for the 600-megawaU nuclear power reactor. Canada, embarrassed by In-" dia's use of a Canadian reac- tor in making a "peaceful" nuclear device exploded this summer, was prepared to cancel the Argentina nuclear sale unless the extra safeguards were accpeted. to prevent a repeat ol the India situation. The external affairs spokes- man in the department's press office refused to divulge either the form or the contents of the nuclear safeguards agreement between Canada and Argen- tina He admitted that the assur- ances, given very recently, do meet Canada's requirements and that they are designed to ensure Argentina does not use either the Canadian-supplied Candu reactor or material from it to make even a "peaceful" nuclear device. But he said he could not pro- vide any specific information until Canada and Argentina apree to make more informa- tion public, "out of courtesy to Argentina Canadian nuclear experts, following the detonation of the Indian "peaceful" nuclear device, concluded that traditional IAEA inter- national nuclear safeguards were not tough enough to pre- vent a country which had not signed the Nuclear Non- Proliferation Treaty from building a nuclear device which it termed was for "peaceful uses only." Transport system unveiled OTTAWA A multi- million dollar transport pro- gram for Newfoundland, in- cluding better and air service and improved roads, has been proposed by con- sultants to the Canadian tran- sport commission. But the 11-volume study, re- leased by the commission to- day, does not recommend re- vival of the famed Newfie Bul- let passenger train service which was dropped in 1969. The consultants say costs of a good rail passenger service are too high Tapes access sought WASHINGTON