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Quints9 Trust Fund Expected
To Be Revealed on Birthday Figure to Surprise Public, Declares David A. Croll9 Ontario Minister, and Dionne Girls’ Chief Guardian. This is the second of three stories On the Dionne quintuplets, who will he 2 years old next Thursday. The third story will appear Thursday. BY PHYLLIS GRIFFITHS. CALLANDER, Ontario, May 25 (N.A.N.A.). — Everybody wants to know just how much money the Dionne quintuplets—who will be 2 years old next Thursday—have in the trust fund which the Province of Ontario has been building for them out of moving picture contracts, ‘'still" picture rights and advertising indorse ments. David A. Croll, minister of public welfare for Ontario and the quintuplets’ chief guardian, is pos sibly the only man who can satisfy public curiosity on this point. He hints that he may do so as a sort of “many satisfactory returns” on the coming second birthday of the five heiresses. ‘‘I will say this much ahead of time,” said Mr. Croll, looking as pleased as any chairman of a board of directors about to declare a hand some dividend. “The amount of the trust fund will surprise everybody. We haven’t done business with many peo ple, but they’ve paid plenty.” The chief guardian added that the advertising indorsements had been kept on a high plane and were abso lutely lpeitimate Says Contract Rejected. "For instance,” he said, "I've just finished telling the representative of one of the biggest soap manufacturing firms in the country that we cannot sign a contract with them because Dr. Dafoe reports that for some reason their soap doesn’t suit the babies. Since they can’t use it—no contract.” Out of the quints’ earnings Dr. Da foe receives $200 a month. This he supplements by writing syndicated newspaper articles. Mr. and Mrs. Oliva Dionne are allowed by the guardians just half the sum paid Dr. Dafoe—a matter for bitter comment from the parents. They admit $100 a month enables them and the "forgotten five” to live in some degree of comfort, with a maid to free Mrs. Dionne from most of the household duties and a hired man to look after the farm on which Mr Dionne now does little work. But I the parents feel that they should not be on even such an acceptable dole. On the other hand. Mr. Croll says: "One hundred dollars a month is a fortune to them. They are lucky. No, we have no thought of increasing it." The chief guardian revealed that the money held in trust for the five little ladies is all invested in Province of Ontario long-term bonds. "The government's position con cerning the quintuplets has been well reinforced by public opinion.” said Mr. Croll when asked if government circles were still convinced that the quints' physical and financial man agement should be kept from the par- . ents. "Our attitude has not changed in the least. The father could not handle these contracts—how could he? And but for the extraordinary care given the children at the hospital and by Dr. Dafoe, they would not be alive today. That has been said be fore. and it's still true.” Mr. Croll said that Oliva Dionne's refusal to participate in discussion of the quintuplets’ personal and business affairs forced the other guardians to carry on without him. (Under the Dionne quintuplet guardianship act, Mr Croll is “special guardian.” and the other guardians are the quints’ father. Dr. Dafoe and Judge J. A. Valin, elderly North Bay jurist.) • “Mr. Dionne gets a registered letter notifying him of every meeting,” said Mr Croll. "If he doesn’t choose to attend, we can’t make him. It's sim ply up to him.” Appeal Written to King. The chief guardian laughingly re marked that the father’s letter to King Edward, asking the monarch to interfere on his behalf, had come back, by devious official route, to him self, as the government representative Under the guardianship bill. Mr. Croll said the government's of fer to the parents to build a house for the whole family still stood, although Mr. and Mrs. Dionne’s emphatic re jection of the proposal indicated that they would not change their minds on it. "We thought it might have been a ’ solution of the problem,” said Mr. 1 Croll. “The quints could have had j one floor to themselves for a while. Well, the offer is open.” The chief guardian would not dis cuss plans for the quints’ schooling and social life. "The present is enough for us to think about,” he said. Plans for the quintuplets include the inclosure of a large playground apace beside the hospital where the youngsters can play unconscious of the public’s eyes watching them through some sort of a mesh fence. (At present they can be seen only from a distance of about 200 yards as they play outdoors every day but Sunday on their verandah from 10 to 11 a.m. and from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.) Later the bush will be cleared out and fenced at the back of the hospital so that the quins, when a little older, can roam undistrubed in natural sur roundings. Further plans call tor the budding of a house for the staff on adjoining property. At present there is no place where members of the staff can relax and entertain friends when off duty. Consequently the hospital practically means Isolation, except for an oc casional trip into North Bay, 12 miles away. The nurses, Miss Yvonne Leroux, who has been with the babies since the day of their birth, and Miss Jacqueline Noel, are too busy to be very lonely, but time hangs heavily for the three provincial constables who guard the premises in eight-hour shifts and unlock the gates to the few visitors with "admit” credentials. Constable Alme Cusson, a French Canadian, who used to be chief of police at Sturgeon Falla, Ontario, la in charge. On the quinta* second blthday anniversary he will celebrate the eleventh anniversary of bis en rollment with the provincial police. He has been at the hospital exactly a year. The other constables, taken on the force especially for duty at Dafoe Hospital, are a Scotsman, one time Sergt. Maj. John James Fraser, and an Irishman. Joseph W. Burke. “We have great discussions," said Constable Cusson, "but we aU think the babies are beautiful.” (Copyright. 1936. by the North American Newspaper Alliance. Inc.) "Certified" by the American Institute of Refrigeration I COLD STORAGE VAULTS for furs, garments, | trunks of clothing, | rugs, tapestries, cur tains, etc., with clean ing, alterations and repairs as may be re quired. SAFE DEPOSIT VAULTS FOR SILVERWARE and other valuables. 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