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WAII01 SCOTT'S teiiillH tank Want the facts? Want to learn the truth about prominent personalities? Want informed opinion? Write Walter Scott, Parade, 733 3rd Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017. Your full name will be used unless otherwise requested. Volume of mail received makes personal replies impossible. v J f KTj") ,f Q. Two questions about Ronald Reagan: At 65, has he abandoned his ambition to be President; and who syndicates his newspaper column? Florence Rigby, Pacific Palisades. Cal. A. Reagan has not yet taken himself out of any future Presidential role, despite his age. His weekly newspaper column is handled by King Features Syndicate. Q. Where is Nguyen Van Thieu. former President of South Vietnam, living these days, and what is he living on? H.L., Davenport, Iowa. A. Thieu lives in the town of New Maiden, south of London, in a recently purchased four-bedroom house. Thieu and his wife went into exile in April, 1975, a few days before South Vietnam surrendered to the Communists. They have been living for the last year in England, where their 13-year-old son goes to school at Eton. The Thieus are living on the money they managed to acquire in South Vietnam. Q. How come Arthur Ashe is the only black player in big-time tennis? Carlton March Fredericks, New Rocheile, N.Y. A. Ashe, 33, says: "The key to black progress in tennis lies in the public schools. If we don't beef up the tennis programs there, only the parents of the middle-class black child will be able to afford to kick out the extra dough needed for him or her to compete." Ashe also feels that blacks have limited access to private clubs and are thus handicapped in developing their tennis skills. Ashe, originally from Richmond, Va., is the only black man to have been ranked No. 1 in the tennis J. EDGAR HOOVER HELEN CANDY Q. After ). Edgar Hoover died on May 2, 1972, 35 file drawers of material were removed from his office to his home. Much of this material was then shredded by Hoover's secretary, Helen Candy. My question is: Who authorized Helen Candy to shred those files? David D., Arlington, Va. A. Miss Candy has testified under oath before a House subcommittee that she shredded the contents of the files in accordance with Mr. Hoover's expressed wishes. Q. How much did NBC charge for commercials when the network showed "Cone With the Wind"? Carol Woolf, Des Moines, Iowa. A. $234,000 per minute. ARTHUR ASHE 3 i ww a ( hi FORMER SOUTH VIETNAM PRESIDENT THIEU AND WIFE Q. When is the trial of Claudine Longet, ex-wife of Andy Williams? She was the one who shot her lover, "Spider" Sabich, the ski champion, in Aspen, Colo. Mrs. J.T.W, Wil-liamstown, Mass. A. The trial of Claudine Longet Williams is set for Jan. 3, 1977. Until then the Paris-born, Las Vegas showgirl will stay with her three children by Andy world. In the 1950's a black woman, Althea Gibson, triumphed at Wimbledon and Forest Hills. Q. Why did the Shah of Iran return to the Soviet Union a Russian pilot who flew a small plane across the border and asked for asylum in the U.S.? Isn't the Shah a friend of the U.S.?G. K., Denver, Colo. A. Mrs. Svetlana Peters, daughter of late Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, who herself defected to the West in 1966, cabled the Shah and asked him not to send the pilot back to Russia. Nobel Peace Prizewinner Andrei Sakharov and four other leading Soviet dissidents also issued an appeal to the Shah. But the Shah was unmoved. Under terms of an anti-hijacking agreement between Iran and the Soviet Union, Lieut. Valentin Zasimov of the Soviet Air Force was handed over to Soviet authorities this past Oct. 25. The Shah considers himself a friend of the U.S., but he does what he considers best for the country he rules with an "Iran hand." Q. How much money did the late . Paul Getty leave the Getty Museum, which is located on the Pacific Coast Highway between Santa Monica and Malibu? Claire Weintraub, Los Angeles. A. A codicil in the Getty will bequeaths to the museum 21 percent of the Getty Oil stock, worth approximately $700 million. 4 WALTER SCOTT 19"6 Q. Can you tell where Evita Peron, the second wife of the late Argentine dictator luan Peron, is buried? Vito Lalle, New York City. A. Evita Peron died of cancer in Buenos Aires in 1952 at the age of 33. She was proclaimed "the spiritual chief of the nation," and a special mausoleum was built for her. In 1955, after a military uprising, her embalmed body was stolen from Buenos Aires and its location remained a mystery for 15 years. Then it was found in a cemetery in Milan, Italy. In 1971 it was sent to Juan Peron, who was then living in exile in Madrid. The body was finally brought back to Argentina in 1974 and placed in a chapel in Olivos, a suburb of Buenos Aires. A few weeks ago it was again buried in an exclusive cemetery in Buenos Aires hopefully, the end of its macabre odyssey. Williams, Noelle, 12, Christian, 11, and Robert. 7, in the Palm Springs residence of Mr. Williams. Q. There is a nightclub in Rome frequented by the beautiful people. It's called "lackie O." Is it owned in whole or in part by Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis? Charles Solow, New York City. A. It is not. psnscfs chairman of the board, ARTHUR H. MOTLEY president, JAMES MCALLISTER editor, JESS GORKIN publisher, WARREN J. REYNOLDS editor at large, LLOYD SHEARER managing editor, JAMES D. HEAD senior editors, HERBERT KUPFERBERC, DAVID PALEY art director, ANTHONY LA ROTONDA associate editors. DAVID CURRIER, LINDA CUTSTEIN, PAM PROCTOR, ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN, MARTIN TIMINS, ROBERT WALTERS, L. H. WHITTEMORE assistant art director, ROBERT L PETERSON art associates, CANDICE CULBERT, AL TROIANI assistant to the editor. MARION LONG editorial assistants, DORIS SCHORTMAN, TODD MOORE home economics, DEMETRIA TAYLOR fashion, VIRGINIA POPE cartoon editor. 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