Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 29, 1975 · Page 118
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 118

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 29, 1975
Page 118
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WHL1B SCOTS Want the facts? Want to leam the truth about prominent personalities? Want informed opinion? Write Walter Scott, Parade, 733 3rd Ave., New Yprk, IM.Y. 10017. Your full name will be used unless otherwise requested. Volume of mail received makes personal replies impossible. Q. Has the CIA ever used counterfeit money in clandestine operations?--Al Pincus, New York City. A. Yes, in Cuba and North Vietnam. Q. Groucho Marx who is 84 supposedly has written his epitaph. What is it?--Neva Haroldson, Palm Springs, Cal. A. Croudio changes it from day to day. But his current favorite is, "I never kissed an ugly woman." , GROUCHO AND HIS COMPANION BUN FLEMING Q. How much money did Gerald Ford earn from his boofc/'Portrait of an Assassin/'based on the life of Lee Harvey Oswald who murdered President John F. Kennedy?--T.L., Wiggins, £/ Paso, Tex A. Publishers Simon Schuster paid-then Congressman Gerald Ford and his collaborator John R. Stiles an advance of $10,000 on the book, which they split 50-50. The book, published in 1%5,_did poorly, never earned its advance. Ford was a member of the Warren "blue ribbon commission" assigned by Lyndon Johnson to investigate the Kennedy assassination. Ford chose as an investigator his first cam** paign manager and old friend from Grand Rapids, Mich., John. R. Stiles, whose idea it was to write 'Portrait of an ,As$assin!'Subsequently when Ford was nominated for the Vice Presidency, he offered conflicting testimony to the Senate Rules and House- Judiciary Committees on the use of "top secret" information in the book. "I cannot help" but apologize," he said, "if the circumstances are such that there was this violation, but there was certainly no intent to do it." Ford also, received $5000 from Life magazine for an article on the assassination. He gave $1333 to Stiles, $1333 to the late Congressman John Ray, and kept $2333 for himself. Ten per cent commission was paid to the William Morris Agency on the book sale to Simon Schuster. Q. My understanding is that the Shah of Persia is a dictator, that he brooks no opposition in his oil-rich country of Iran, that he has in effect a very strong police state. What is the truth?--Dave Harwood, San lose,.Cal. A-The Shah of Iran is a benevolent despot who permits no meaningful political opposition in his developing country. " Q. They say that Greta Garbo is one of the wealthiest landlords in Hollywood, which is why she could' retire from films so early in'her career. Does she own' as much land as, say. Bob Hope?--Maude Pickett, Florence, 5.C A. No one in show business owns as much real estate as Bob Hope. Greta Garbo, however, did manage to invest in Beverly Hills property many years ago. As a result-she will never have to go on relief. Q.-/S it true that Cher Bono is as oW as her chest measurements are large? --Louis Miller, Chicago. A. Both are 29.^ Q. / know that Ralph Nader dates girls secretly because he is afraid they will be shadowed by his corporate and. political enemies. I would like to "date him on the side because / find him handsome and fascinating. Where may I write him to make- suitable arrangements?-- F. L, Baltimore, Md. A. Nader may be written to at Box 19367, Washington, D.C 20036. THAT'S ALL THOE IS Q. Does Sargent Shriver want to become President of the US.?--Peter Reinhardt, Staten Island, N.Y. A. He would like to, but he has no power base to work from. PRESIDENT GISCAKD DfSTAING AND TONJA' Q. In France there is a shadowy figure named "Ponia" who supposedly controls Giscard d'fstaing and runs the country. Who is he or she?--Peter Valdez, San Antonio, Tex. . A. "Ponia" is Michael Poniatowski, the French Minister of the Interior, who supervises the French police and intelligence services. Poniatowski, a rightist, is a descendant of Talleyrand and the Poniatow- "ski who was Napoleon's cavalry 'commander. He is no mystery man. He-is recognized as the powerful man who -engineered Giscard's election victory and helped defeaUiis leading political rival, Jacques Chaban-Delmas, who was politically destroyed when his income tax returns were mysteriously leaked to the press. They showed that for two years he paid no tax. "Ponia" in ..many quarters in considered Giscard's "Svengaii." Q. What is the relationship between Doris Keams, 32, Harvard" professor and former confidante ~ot . Lyndon Johnson, and Richard Goodman or Goodwin who write speeches for Kennedy and John- son?--F.T., Middlebury, VL A. Keams and Goodwin are collaborating. They are also working on a book which Miss Kearns started about five years ago as a solo effort before Goodwin entered her life. .She is now being sued by Basic Books, her original publisher. Miss Kearns has parlayed her friendship with Johnson into an academic notoriety of sorts. THE SUNDAY NEWSPAPER MAGAZINE chairman of the board, ARTHUR H. MOTLEY president, DANIR D. KINLEY executive v.p., JAMB McALUSTER editor, IBS GORKIN publisher. WARREN |. REYNOLDS editor at large, ULOifD SHEARER senior editors, HBttERT KUPFERIERG, DAVID PALEY art director, ANTHONY LA ROTONDA " - associate editors, JONATHAN MAUN, MARY ANN CAVUN, UNDA GLrTSTBN, NOEL HUMPHREYS, 1 PAM PROCTOR, JOHN C. ROGERS, ARTHUR ROTHSTHN, ROBERT WALTERS assistant art director, RORfRTL. PETERSON art associates, CANDKX CULBERT, ALTROIANI assistant to the editor, MARION LONG editorial assistants, DORIS SCHORTMAN, LAWRENCE SACKS, BEBE WILLOUGHRY home economics, DEMETRIA TAYLOR fashion, VIRGINIA POPE cartoon editor, LAWRENCE LARIAR Washington, bureau chief, JACK ANDERSON; FRED BLUMENTHAL, OPAL GINN west coast bureau, CHARU5 PETERSON europe,CONNECTICUT WALKER austialia, PATRICIA ANGLY © 1973. Parade Publications, Inc., 733 Third Ave., New York. N.Y. 10017. All rights reserved under International and Pan American ' _ Copyright Conventions. Reproduction in whole or in part of any-article without permission B prohibited. PARADE*; Marca Kef. JUNE 29,1975 v Please address editorial contributions to: Articles, Parade,733 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017,. Although reasonable care will be taken. Parade is not responsible for unsolicited material.

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