Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 23, 1976 · Page 129
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 129

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 23, 1976
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Want the facts? Want to leani 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. RANK SINATIA AND IOMY KENNEDY: GOOD FRIENDS? Q. / read recently that when the fate Bobby Kennedy was Attorney Genera/, he blocked a full Department of Justice investigation of Frank Sinatra's relationship with Ulafia gangsters. Why did he do that?--£.F., Salem, Mass. _ " · . . ' . A. When John F. Kennedy was running for President in 1960, Frank Sinatra was one of his most ardent supporters. He contributed financially, enlisted the support of his many show business cronies. When John F. Kennedy appointed his brother Robert Attorney General of the U-S-i Robert had. access to much information on Sinatra's background, particularly. Sinatra's association with such underworld characters as Willie Moretti, Lucky Luciano, Joe Fischetti, Sam Giancana. . Bobby tried to "cool" the friendship between Sinatra and John F. Kennedy, and he succeeded. But Bobby always remembered Sinatra's staunch political support. Thus, when Edwyn Silberling, head of the Department of justice's organized crime section', suggested in a May, 1962, memo that the crime force launch a full investigation of Sinatra and his relationship to the Mafia, Bobby Kennedy finessed it He OK'd only a superficial look jnto certain aspects of Sinatra's background. Sinatra had introduced Judith Campbell, one of his former girlfriends, to both John F. Kennedy and Sam Giancana, the Mafia boss of Chicago. All three men had partaken of her favors. Under the circumstances, Bobby Kennedy was not about to make things too rough for Frank Sinatra. ' ... .Q. Did Phillips Petroleum Co. ever bribe Wchard Nixon with an illegal $50,000 campaign contribution? --M.T., Pasadena, Cal. A. According to papers filed in the US. district court in Los Angeles, William Keeler, ex-president and chief executive of Phillips, handed $50,000 to Richard Nixon "personally" in Nixon's New York City apartment in 1968. The campaign contribution was part of an illegal political slush fund maintained by Phillips from 1964 to 1972. Mr. Nixon has denied receiving any such contribution. The papers are part of a stockholder suit brought by the Center for Law in the Public Interest, an organization based in Los Angeles and funded in part by the Ford Foundation. Q. Comedian Bob Hope is now 73. He is supposed to be worth at least $100 million. Why does he keep working and driving himself?--Archie Fairbairn, Chi- ago, III. . . A. Hope, possibly the wealthiest performer in show business, is constitutionally incapable of not working for any considerable time. He simply loves to perform, is addicted to the sound of laughter. Q. Robert Shaw, who starred in "Jaws," did he fall, in love with Genevieve Bujold while 'they .were filming "The Blarney Cock"? --Matty Curran, long Beach, Cal. A, Call it a romance. Q. Is Henry Kissinger the most well-known person-' ality. ,in this country?-lean Cole, Ames, Iowa. |-Ai A recent Gallup survey ~SHAW ·ANDMJJbuf J:r ««Mnft approximately · .' 8 in 10 Americans can identify Kissinger, "a recognition score usually re-served for Presidents, Presidential candidates, or major sports and entertainment personalities." Q. Does Presidential candidate Jimmy Carter have a Secret Service woman assigned to guard him?-F. /.owe, Macon, Ga. A. Not on a regular .basis. Women Secret Service agents will be assigned from time to time on a daily basis when a candidate arrives at a city where the agent is based. But Carter does'not have a woman in his assigned Secret Service retinue. Q. Angela Baddeley, who p/ayeo" Mrs. Bridges, the cook in "Upstairs, Downstairs"--was she really a member of British nobility?--Diana Kcdinsky, New YorkCity. A. The late Angela Baddeley, wno died in February, 1976, at age 71, came from an upstairs family. Her great-great grandfather, Sir Henry Clinton, was a governor of Gibraltar and 'for a short time commander of the British troops against the Americans in the Revolutionary War. In the 1930's Angela Baddeley was considered one of the most beautiful actresses on the London stage.' , ... Q. Does Princess Grace of Monaco nave /a- secret summer home in /re/and.ito which ih^arwf her husband plan to retire?-- Kenneth Hoffman; Philadelphia,Pa. ... ' . - . · ' .;··,; '.'^·^^···: '·· '^- -' :.-' A. Princess Grace recently bought for about $40,000 in Diumuria; County Mayo, Ireland, tin thatched cottage in which her grandfather^'Big jack"JjCelly, was bom. The cottage was : formerly -oWiieitf by : Ellen Mulchrone, 83, who some time ago wrote Princess Grace asking if she might be interested in purchasing the cottage and farm of 35 acres. Princess i Grace replied and said yes. Mrs. Mulchrone has. moved mto a home for the aged, and Princess Grace has taken over the property. Whether she intends to. use it as a summer home she hasn't yet decided. After all, she and Prince Rainier still have Monaco, one of the Riviera's brightest summer attractions ©WAITER SCOTT 1976 THE SUNDAY NEWSPAPER MAGAZINE chairman of the board, ARTHUR H. MOTLEY president. IAMB MCALLISTER editor, IBS GORKIN publisher WARREN I editor at large, UOYD SHEARER managing editor, IAMB D. HEAD senior editors, HERtfRT KUPFEttERG, DAVID PALEY art director, ANTHONY LA ROTONDA "ur*iri associate editors, JONATHAN MAUN, LINDA CUTSTEIN, HOB. HUMPHREYS, PAM PROCTOR IOHN C. ROGERS, ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN, RCWERT WALTERS, L H. WHITTEMORE assistant art director, ROBERT L PETERSON *rtas«odates,CANDKICUUERT,ALTROIANI assistant to the editor. MARION LONG editorial assistants, DORIS SCHORTMAN, MARTIN TIMINS home economies, DEMETRIA TAYLOR fashion, VIRGINIA POPE cartoon editor, LAWRENCE LARIAR Washington, bureau chief, JACK ANDERSON; FRED ItUMENTHAL, OPAL GINN, CODY SHEARER west coast bureau, CHARLES PETERSON eurppe. CONNECTICUT WALKER austral!*, PATRICIA ANCLY a»±bS»-%»»S MAY 23,1976 (g Please address editorial contributions to: Articles, Parade, 733 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017. Although reasonable care will be taken Parad* k 1 713-u. , ' r ' raoe IS not responsible for unsolicited material.

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