CANADA: Life Without Father

Oliva Dionne, father of Canada's famed quintuplets, called an unwonted press conference last week in the $60,000 house that his daughters' income built at Corbeil, Ont. "The quints did not come home for Christmas," Papa Dionne announced sadly. "We didn't even receive a card from them. They didn't write; they didn't phone. We have realized for some months that they have been drifting away ... we decided it would be better if we didn't try to camouflage things any longer."

In Montreal, where the four surviving quints, Yvonne, Annette, Marie and Cecile,...

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