Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 12, 1974 · Page 153
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 153

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 12, 1974
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WflllB SCOTT? Personality Parade 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. S;nce Richard Nixon has been hit with a whopping $450,000 tax bill, will he have to play the piano for a living in his old age?--Lucille Hatch, Miami Beach. A. Not likely. Nixon will receive for life a pension based on his federal service as naval officer, Congressman, Senator, Vice President and President. It should approach or exceed $75,000 per year. In addition, he will get $96,000 a year for life to run and staff an office. Q. Adolf Hitler's sweetheart and wife, Eva Braun-did she save thousands of Jews from the gas chambers by intervening with Hitler on their behalf?-- tena Cross, Philadelphia. A. Eva Braun did not intervene with Hitler ofi behalf of the Jews. She was, however, deeply involved in saving the lives of hundreds of Allied prisoners of war. When the war began going badly for Hitler in 1944, he ordered the execution of all prisoners of war, especially American fliers who had so devastatingly bombed Germany. Hitler's officers tried to reason with der Fuehrer, but he was maniacally obstinate. Eva Braun, however, employed a different tack. She arranged for the execution assignment to go to Gottlob Berger, general of the Waffen SS, who secretly promised her that the executions would not be carried out. Berger kept his word. An American author, Glenn Infield, of Beaver Falls, Pa., discovered these facts in a heretofore undisclosed interview of Berger by the late Judge Michael A. Musmanno, who was a jurist at Nuremberg. Infield has just finished a book on Hitler's Germany and the Mus- manno Archives which will be published by Grosset Dunlap later this year. BERGER ADOLF HITLER AND EVA BRAUN IN 1939 Q. Is it true that Clare Booths Luce is losing her eyesight? I have heard many rumors to that effect.-Christine Chun, Honolulu, Oahu. A. No. Mrs. Luce recently had cataract surgery, now sees better than she formerly did. KATHARINE HEPBURN TODAY Q. Does Katharine Hepburn drink? On the Academy Awards telecast this year I noticed her shaking something terrible. Was it drink or nervousness?--Louise Baker, Los Angeles. A. According to several physicians who watched the program, there is a possibility that Miss Hepburn, 64, may be suffering from Parkinson's disease, or shaking palsy. Miss Hepburn fiercely protects her privacy, and although she is a physician's daughter, she is the last to communicate any word about her health. Q. Why does Sen. James Buckley, the conservative Republican of New York, want Nixon to resign as President? Does he believe he is guilty? Doesn't he believe he is entitled to a fair trial?--John Donovan, Staten Island, N.Y. A, Senator Buckley does not know whether President Nixon is guilty or not. He wants him to resign to spare the Umted States the national trauma of impeachment proceedings, a televised trial in the Senate, a possible conviction, and, even should the President be acquitted, a continued loss of prestige and effectiveness overseas. Senator Buckley is asking the President to place country above self. This is precisely what Edward VIII, King of Great Britain, did in 1936 when he performed an act of noblesse oblige by stepping down as monarch and permitting his brother to succeed to the throne. The U.S. is currently cleaved. Senator Buckley believes it will remain so for the length of the scandal-ridden Nixon Administration, win, lose, or draw. Under the cir- cumstances.he suggests that Vice President Ford take over for Nixon. His mail at this writing is running 2Vz to 1 against his stand. Q. Is.there still a feud between Aristotle Onassis and Prince^ Rainier of Monaco? Is JackieOnassis jealous of Princess Grace?--L.5.G., Atlantic City, N.J. A. In March, 1967, Prince Rainier pressured Onassis into selling his shares in'the Societe des Bains de Mer, a gambling casino in Monte Carlo, for some $9 million. He claimed^Onassis "was too conservative. Onassis then, hurt, promised he would never.again return to Monte Carlo. Several months ago, however, Onassis returned to collect the effects of his 24-year- old son Alexandre, who was killed in a plane crash. Alexandre had an apartment in Monte Carlo. Rainier and Onassis met again, renewed acquaintances, decided to heal their rift. Rainier invited Onassis and his wife to spend more time in Monaco, but reportedly Jackie is not too fond of She is not jealous of Princess Grace. But she is mindful of the fact that many years ago when Onassis was married to his first wife, Tina, the first Mrs. Onassis was recognized as the leading hostess of the French Riviera, throwing one fabulous .party after another at their Chateau de la Croe. Ironically enough, Tina and Stavros Niarchos, her new husband, have taken over the same chateau outside Cannes. BEFORE THE BREAK: PRINCESS GRACE, ARISTOTLE ONASSIS, MARIA CALLAS, PRINCE RAINIER IN 1961. Q. What is the CIA Domestic Contact Service? Is it a service through which William E. Colby, head of the Central Intelligence Agency, supplies domestics for his men, or is it a domestic espionage service not allowed by law?--L.T., Washington, D.C. A. The CIA Domestic Contact Service is an information-gathering operation. American businessmen, returning to the U.S. from foreign trips, are asked to pass on useful information gleaned in their overseas visits or tours of duty. 'There is no payment of money," Richard Helms, former CIA director, testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Feb. 7, 1973. "There is no effo.rt to twist anyone's arm. We simply are giving them an opportunity as patriotic Americans to say what they know The CIA-businessmen relationships are kept top secret so as not to endanger the business executives or their companies. publisher, WARREN J.-REYNOLDS THE SUNDAY NEWSPAPER MAGAZINE MAY 12,1974 chairman of the board, ARTHUR H. MOTLEY president, DANIEL D. KINLEY editor, JESS GORKIN editor at large, LLOYD SHEARER senior editors, HERBERT KUPFERBERG, DAVID PALEY art director, ANTHONY LA ROTONDA associate editors, JONATHAN BRAUN, SUZANNE CURLEY, LINDA GUTSTEIN, NOEL HUMPHREYS, JOHN G ROGERS ARTHUR ROTHSTFIN assistant art director, ROBERT L. PETERSON art associates, RUDDY HAVILt, AL TROIANI "UGEKS, ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN assistant to the editor, MARION LONG editorial assistants, MARY ANN CAVLIN, DORIS SCHORTMAN home economics, DEMETRIA TAYLOR fashion, VIRGINIA POPE cartoon editor, LAWRENCE LARIAR Washington, bureau chief, JACK ANDERSON; FRED BLUMENTHAL, OPAL GINN west coast bureau, CHARLES PETERSON, RACQUEL MARTIN europe, CONNECTICUT WALKER /Wi 1974, Parade Publications, Inc., 733 Third Ave., New York, N.Y., 10017 All fi Copyright Convention, Reproduction in whole or in part'of any' article ' i , · , .

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