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MUTER SCfln'S Pnefti Mi 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. Q. Two great Frenchmen Andre Malraux, 75, and lean Cabin, 72 recently died. One of them was the great love of Marlene Dietrich's life. Which one? Katherine Norman, Oak Park, III. A. Actor Jean Gabin, who for years loved Marlene Dietrich deeply. Both Dietrich and Gabin were married, however, and each declined to obtain a divorce. Of! : tips? Q. Is it true that Jimmy Carter refuses to eat peanuts because he fears they will give him stomach cancer? Everett Cline, Ft. Worth, Tex. A. Jimmy Carter eats peanuts. Q. Why are jerry and Betty Ford giving up their house in Alexandria, 'a.. a house which for so long has meant home to their children? G.T., Alexandria, Va. A President Ford does not want to be iri the position of looking over President Carter's shoulder. Ford will have an office in Washington, D.C., the office of former U.S. Presidents, and any time "Potomac Fever" strikes him, he will be able to return to the scene of his time. Q. How tall is Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain? Myron Underwood, Hempstead, N.Y. A. Elizabeth is 5 feet 4, towers above Arthur Usel-dinger. Communist mayor of Esch in Luxembourg. Useldinger is 4 feet 10. RICHARD FECTEAU JOHN THOMAS DOWNEY MARLENE DIETRICH JEAN CABIN iv' Q. Hollywood friends tell me that Efrem Zimbalist Jr. will run for Governor of California. He used to star in "The FBI" TV show. Is it true? T.I., Encino, Cai A. Zimbalist campaigned diligently for Ronald Reagan in the 1976 Presidential primary campaign. He served as a Reagan surrogate in a number of states, may well like to try his hand in politics come 1978. Q. have heard a rumor that in Nevada, where prostitution is legal, the brothels distribute Blue Chip Stamps to their customers. Can you check this and let me know?J K.K.t Atlantic City, N.J. A. In Lincoln County, Nev., one brothel offers its patrons premium coupons that allow them a discount on return trips. Q. Relatively few women reporters cover business or economics. Who in contemporary journalism is Q. would like to know if oar Central Intelligence Agency ever dropped spies and saboteurs into Red China. If so, how and when? CO., Cambridge, Mass. A. The CIA used to train selected special agents on Saipan in the Mariana Islands and later at a secret training camp in Chigasaki, Japan. These agents were under the command of the chief of our espionage center in Atsuki, Japan. When their training was finished, the agents were air-dropped into Kirin and Liaoning provinces in Northeast China. The agents were, of course, Chinese, and in 1952 they were formed into two teams "Team Wen" and "Team Shen" under the command of John Thomas Downey, a CIA man who had been recruited at Yale University. On Nov. 29, 1952, Downey and another CIA agent, Richard G. Fecteau, flew into China in a C-47, dropped supplies to their operatives and were about to pick up Li Chung, one of their men, when their plane was shot down. Downey was sentenced to life imprisonment and Fecteau to 20 years' imprisonment in China. Fecteau, originally from Lynn, Mass., was released in 1971. Downey was released in 1973 after then President Nixon admitted to the late Chou En-lai that Downey had indeed been a CIA agent. Downey, who recently passed the bar exam and practices law in Wallingford, Conn., received approximately $400,000 in back pay from the CIA. Whether the CIA still drops agents into Red China, the Soviet Union and North Korea is, of course, a secret. Frank Wisner, the gentleman formerly in charge of CIA covert operations, took his own life some years ago. Since then the development of sophisticated satellite detection has diminished the need for air-dropping or submarine-landing CIA operatives. the most knowledgeable woman in this field? S.B., Denver, Colo. A. A likely candidate is Eileen Shanahan, 52, of the Washington bureau of The New York Times, who has been covering the field for 25 years. In recent years many women journalists QUEEN ELIZABETH WITH MAYOR USELDINGER OF ESCH i have entered the field and r J) Q. Young loe Kennedy, Ethel and Bobby's son isn't he going to run for Congress from Boston's 11th District in 1978? Peter Kaplan, Cambridge, Mass. A. Good possibility. In 1978 Joe will be 26, old enough to seek a Congressional seat. are pertorming as well as men, if not better. I II if'ff WALTER SCOTT 1977 QSIHuS chairman of the board, ARTHUR H. MOTLEY president, JAMES MCALLISTER editor, JESS GORKI N publisher, WARREN J. 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