Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on May 19, 1974 · Page 140
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 140

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, May 19, 1974
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WAITER 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. THE KISSINGERS TAKE A STROLL ON THEIR RECENT HONEYMOON IN ACAPULCO Q. How much taller is Mrs. Kissinger than Mr. Kissinger, and how tall is he?--Nancy Madden, Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. A. Kissinger is 5 feet 8Vz. Mrs. Kissinger tops him by a good 3 inches. Q. Winston Churchill's widow Clementine--is she crippled for life?--Perry Barclay, Cambridge, Mass. A. Lady Spencer-Churchill, 89, broke her hip in 1972, now gets around in a wheelchair. Physicians hope she soon will walk again. Q. How many times has writer Norman Mailer been married? How many times has actor Mickey Rooney been married?--Ellen Murray, New York City. A. Five times for Mailer, seven times for Rooney. Q. / have read that Aldous Huxley's first wife, Maria, used to organize his extracurricular love affairs. Is that true and if so with whom?--Regina Watkins, Washington, D.C. A. If s true. She moved to the sidelines when the iate Nancy Cunard, who generally specialized in taking lovers, decided to weave her sexual spell over novelist Huxley. Q. Some weeks ago Sen. Barry Go/dwater (R., Ariz.) said: "We can scratch South Vietnam. It is imminent that South Vietnam is going to fall into the hands of North Vietnam." If Go/dwater is right, why are we giving the South Vietnamese two to three billion American dollars each year?--Moe Arnold, Phoenix, Ariz. A. Largely to maintain the commitment credibility of the U.S. and to prove to other nations with which we have treaty obligations that we are a country that honors its word. If South Vietnam goes Communist as Goldwater believes it will, the fault will not be ours, it will accrue to South Vietnam's President Thieu who has set up a semi-dictatorship not unlike the Communist dictatorship of North Vietnam. Q. / would like to know how much Claude Pompidou, widow of the French President, gets as a pension. Also how much does Mrs. Charles de Gaulle get? Also does Claude Pompidou still get free clothes from all the French dress designers?--Henriette Martin,Bangor,Maine. A. There is no allowance in French law or regulations for pensioning presidential widows. Neither Madame Pompidou nor Madame de Gaulle receives any government pension. Madame Pompidou used to wear at no charge all the latest creations of the top French dress designers. But no more. CLAUDE POMPIDOU Q. G/enda Jackson, the English actress who won Academy /Awards for "Women in Love" and "Touch of Class"--how old is she, and has she had her face lifted like Doris Day and all the other movie people? --R.E., Oak Park, III. A. Glenda Jackson, 37, has yet to have her face lifted. Q. How old is Gloria Swanson? What does she do for a living? Is it true she was once paid $50,000 a week by Paramount Pictures? Is she. writing her memoirs? Will she ever tell the truth about her relationship with the late Joseph P. Kennedy?--Frank Goode, Burlington, N.C. A. Gloria Swanson was born March 27, 1899. She is still a glamorous international figure, working on the stage, in television, and sponsoring various products. Paramount once offered her a new contract at $18,000 a week but she turned it down. She plans to write her memoirs and undoubtedly will include a chapter on her relationship with Mr. Kennedy, who for a time financially backed her independent films. "I plan to write my memoirs," she says. "I have to-in self-protection, particularly after all the lies and nonsense that have been printed about me." Q. Can you tell me what's happened to Angela Davis since she was acquitted on charges of murder, conspiracy, and kidnapping?--Brock Owens, Oakland, Calif. A. Angela Davis, once an acting assistant professor of philosophy at UCLA, recently returned to UCLA to speak on "racist and political repression." Following her acquittal in 1972, Miss Davis toured Communist countries where she was temporarily lionized. Her notoriety was short-lived, however, and there are relatively few college campuses on which she is welcome today. ANGELA DAVIS THE SUNDAY NEWSPAPER MAGAZINE MAY 19,1974 chairman of the board, ARTHUR H. MOTLEY president, DANIEL D. KINLEY. editor, JESS GORKIN publisher WARREN I REYNOLDS 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 C ROGERS ARTHUR ROTHSTFIN assistant art director, ROBERT L. PETERSON art associates, RUDDY HAVILL, ALTROIANI assistant to the editor, MARION LONG editorial assistants, MARY ANN CAVLIN, DORIS SCHORTMAN home economics, DEMETRIA TAYLOR fashion, VIRGINIA POPE cartoon editor, LAWRENCE IARIAR Washington, bureau chief, JACK ANDERSON; FRED BLUMENTHAL, OPAL GINN west coast bureau, CHARLES PETERSON, RACQUEL MARTIN europe, CONNECTICUT WALKER © 1974, Parade Publications, Inc. 733 Third Ave., New York, N.Y., 10017 All rights reserved Copyright Conventions. Reproduction in whole or in part'of an^ article

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