Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 16, 1972 · Page 136
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 136

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, July 16, 1972
Page 136
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WALTER SCOTT'S 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. PRESIDENT NIXON AND JOHN CONNALLY. Q. Why is President Nixon giving John Connally of Texas such a big buildup? Does he plan to drop Agnew for Connally?--Richard Costello, Galveston, Tex. A. President Nixon will pragmatically decide on his 1972 running mate. If the polls show Nixon substantially in the lead against his Democratic opponent, he will stay with Spiro Agnew as his Veep. If the polls reflect a tight Presidential race, he may exercise the option of replacing Agnew with Connally, hoping that Connally will generate enough clout to swing Texas and several Southern and border states into the Republican fold. Connally at this point is Nixon's Vice Presidential insurance, if and when he needs him; hence the Connally buildup. Q. Why has Martha ivlitch- e// left show business? --R.L, Washington, D.C. A. Mrs. Mitchell's retirement is only temporary. As soon as she regains her voice the public will again become the beneficiary of her pronouncements, and in fact has. Q. Can you tell me if Diana Ross and her white husband are expecting a second child?--Lee Owen, Detroit, Mich. A. Yes. Their first child, Rhonda Suzanne, was born in August, 1971. Their second should arrive in December, 1972. Q. Is it not a fact that the Duke of Windsor died of cancer and that his widow will shortly marry John Utter? Can you tell us something about Mr. Utter? --David Hilton, Boston, Mass. A. The Duke of Windsor died of cancer. His widow has no intention of marrying John Utter who was private secretary to the Duke for the past 13 years. Utter, 67, ten years younger than the Duchess, is an American diplomat who quit the State Department because of McCarthyism in the early 1950's. Prior to that he worked for diplomat Robert Murphy, served as political adviser to General Eisenhower in World War II, was stationed in our embassies in Cairo and Paris, served for a while as head of the U.S. State Department's North African desk. A former director of the Simmons Company and independently wealthy, Utter went to work for the Windsors in 1959 upon the recommendation of Mrs. Sommerville Tuck, wife of the former U.S. Ambassador to Cairo. Utter is charming, distinguished, diplomatic, will no doubt continue to manage the Duchess of Windsor's affairs. Q. Who are Sen. George McCovern's biggest financial backers?--Peter Pratt, San Francisco, Calif. A. A few are Stewart Mott, who inherited a General Motors fortune; Max Palevsky, a Xerox executive from Los Angeles; Joe Sinay of RB Furniture Stores in Los Angeles, and Miles Rubin, a Los Angeles textile company executive. Q. Why does the Congressional House Committee on Crime hound a good Republican like Frank Sinatra? Why do they treat him as if he is some sort of hood trying to avoid subpoenas? Why do they want him anyway?--M.R., Hoboken, N.j. A. Sinatra is not a Republican. He is a veteran Democrat turned independent. It has been said that he has a long history of alleged friendships with alleged Mafia figures. It is about these relationships and collateral ownership of racetracks, hotels, and gaming establishments that Rep. Claude Pepper (D., Fla.) wishes to question him. Pepper's committee was prepared to subpoena Sinatra in Baltimore several weeks ago at a tribute dinner to Spiro Agnew who is a Sinatra crony. Mickey Rudin, Sinatra's attorney, as well as Sen. John Tunney (D., Calif.) assured the committee that Sinatra would appear voluntarily. Subsequently Sinatra escaped subpoena by flying to London in a private aircraft. The House committee therefore no longer regards him as a potentially cooperative witness and seeks to question him on July 18th NANCY SINATRA, MARLO THOMAS, JANE FONDA. Q. Nancy Sinatra, Mario Thomas, and lane Fonda-which of these three daughters of stars has the most talent, and which one could have made it on her own?--Marianne Schloss, Westbury, N.Y. A. Of the three Jane Fonda is the most talented and could probably have won stardom on her own. The other two are doubtful. Q. / understand that when President Nixon was in Moscow he invited Brezhnev and the other Soviet leaders to come to Washington. When may we expect Brezhnev, Podgorny, and Kosygin?--Neal Clayton Woods, Cambridge, Mass. A. Next May, exactly one year after Nixon's 1972 summit meeting in Moscow, Brezhnev and Company will arrive in Washington, D-C, providing, of course, Nixon is reelected, which the Soviets feel is inevitable. Q. Why does lackie Kennedy Onassis favor panls over skirts?--Ann Bernard, Bangor, Maine. A. Because she is slightly bowlegged. CAROLINE KENNEDY AND HER MOTHER, JACKIE. THE SUNDAY NEWSPAPER MAGAZINE JULY 16, 1972 chairman of the board, ARTHUR H. MOTLEY president, DANIEL D. KINLEY editor, JESS CORK IN publisher, WARREN J. REYNOLDS editor at large, LLOYD SHEARER managing editor, CAMPBELL GEESLIN senior editor, DAVID PALEY art director, ANTHONY LA ROTONDA assistant managing editor, JOSH EPPINGER III associate editors, LINDA CUTSTEIN, HERBERT KUPFERBERG, MARTIN B. MARGULIES JOHN G ROGERS assistant art directors: JOHN N. TIERNEY, ROBERT L PETERSON art associate, AL TROIANI assistant to the editor, MARION LONG editorial assistants, MARY HODOROWSKI, SUZANNE CURLEY, DORIS SCHORTMAN women's editor, ILENE BARTH home economics, DEMETRIA TAYLOR fashion, VIRGINIA POPE cartoon editor LAWRENCE LARIAR Washington: bureau chief, JACK ANDERSON; FRED BLUMENTHAL, OPAL GINN west coast bureau: CAROL DUNLAP europe: CONNECTICUT WALKER 1972, Parade Publications Inc. 733 Third Ave.. New York, N.Y., 10017. All righis reserved under In.ernaiional and Pan Copyright Conventions. Reproduction in whole or in part of any article without permission is prohibited PARADE*- fc .- . --i American is prohibited. PARADE®; Marca Reg.

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