The problem with that theory is the reason the Nordyke twins' announcement appeared in the papers so late: the delivering doctor didn't sign the birth certificates until six days later. The physician would have signed or made notations on the hospital chart immediately following the birth, but that doesn't have any bearing on the certs.
Most of the young 'uns in our family were born in the '70's, and the general routine was that the nurse would bring a form to the mother within the first 24 hours after birth, ask her the questions and write the answers down. The numbered birth certificate would then come in the mail from the DOH a few weeks later in photostat form, the same as the Nordykes' in appearance, with instructions on how to inform the DOH if there were any errors on the form. It probably varied from state to state.
No one's really certain just what the routine was in Hawaii in '61, or how the BC's were numbered back then, and whether they were numbered at the hospital or at the DOH. Nordyke's just making a guess, the same as the eligibility-ists have.
And Nordyke isn't saying anything new in this article, nor is she necessarily lying. It's her perception of how it happened, and bless her soul, she's 82 years old.
Actually, Janice Okubo has said that the BC’s were numbered at the state registrar’s office on the “date filed”. She said that Oahu BC’s have always been received at the state registrar’s office and given a number by the state registrar on the same day - the “date filed”.
It blows Eleanor Nordyke’s theory out of the water.
I actually address that at http://butterdezillion.wordpress.com/2010/01/11/red-flags-in-hawaii-2/