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WALTER SCOTT'S M N.Y.. v IT" the trUt ll ab Â° Ut P rominent Personalities? Want informed opinion? Write Walter Scott, Parade, 733 3rd Ave Nev . Your full name w.ll be used unless otherwise requested. Volume of mail received makes personal replies impossible JOHN DEAN AND WIFE MAUREEN Q. President Nixon has accused John Dean of playing a "criminal" role in Watergate, of offering clemency and bribery and coverup to the Watergate defendants. Who brought John Dean into the Justice Department and who made him President Nixon's lawyer?--R.O., Dover, Del. A. John Dean was a protege of John Mitchell, President Nixon's friend, law partner, campaign manager and Attorney General. It was Mitchell who sponsored Dean. Q. Is O. J. Simpson, football star on the Buffalo Bills, leaving football for a movie career?--Peter Underwood, Long Beach, Calif. A. Simpson, who last season broke the National Football League's rushing record (the first man to gain 2000 yards in a season) has no intention of quitting football. In the off-season, O.J. simply picked up a little spare cash by working in The Klansman with Richard Burton and Lee Marvin. Q. Why does the Wall Street crowd call William Simon, the new Secretary of the Treasury, "Popeye"? --Norma Parker, New York City. A. Simon, multimillionaire former bond salesman for Salomon Brothers, has protruding eyeballs, and like the comics character he is named after, eats creamed spinach by the bucket. SPINACH-LOVER: WILLIAM SIMON Q. Did Howard Hughes ever keep Gina Lollobrigida a Hollywood love captive? Was Cina ever in love with Dr. Christiaan Barnard, the heart transplanter? How old is Cina anyway, and is she finished in films as a leading lady?--Josephine Flores, Clifton, N.J. A. Gina, 45, says that in 1950 Howard Hughes sent her a cable in Rome which said, "LET ME MAKE YOU A STAR." Gina explains: "Back then i had just married Dr. Milko Skofic, but I came to Hollywood where Howard insisted that I divorce Milko and marry him. I was locked up in his tremendous mansion for days, but I finally signed a contract, then flew back to Rome and Milko." Of Dr. Bar-' nard, whose first wife published Gina's love letters to her husband, Gina says: ."He is an idiot, a cheap publicity-seeker. I am a top film star. I know what publicity is and how it works." Replies Barnard: "She can say anything she likes. I don't care." Gina's film career is on the wane, but recently she has achieved some notoriety as a still photographer. GINA IN HER ACTING HEYDAY Q. Whatfs happened to Creer Carson? How many times married?--Frances Crouch, Redlands, Calif. A. Greer Carson, 65, starred recently on television in the play Crown Matrimonial. She is still married to her third husband, New Mexico rancher Buddy Fogelson. Her other husbands were Edwin Snelson and Richard Ney, who 32 years ago played her son in her most popular film, Mrs. Miniver. Q. Did Richard Nixon know that Spiro Agnew was "on the take" when he chose him as his running mate in '68? Did he know that Spiro Agnew was taking bribes while he was Vice President of the United States? Why did Agnew keep telling lies up to the last minute, saying "I will not resign. I will not resign"? Also, is it true that the public has paid Agnew's lawyers?--David Evans, Baltimore, Md. A. Nixon had no idea Agnew was crooked when he accepted him as his running mate. When he learned that Agnew was taking .payoff money while still Vice President of the U.S. he had his chief of staff, Gen. Alexander Haig, work on Agnew to resign. Agnew's lies to the American people about not resigning were part of his plea-bargaining technique. Approximately $178,000 of Agnew's legal fees have been paid through public contributions to his defense fund. A superb book, accurate and detailed, on the entire Agnew affair is A'Heartbeat Away: The Investigation and Resignation of Vice President Spiro T. Agnew, by Jules Witcover and Richard M. Cohen (published' by Viking). Q. 5o far in this Administration we have had four US. Attorneys General: John Mitchell, Richard Kleindienst, Elliot Richardson, and William Saxbe, and one acting Attorney General, Robert Bork. Which one in your opinion was the best?--E.W.L, Cambridge, Mass. A. A likely candidate for excellence is Elliot Richardson of whom President Nixon said on April 30, 1973: "As the new Attorney General I have today named Elliot Richardson, a man of unimpeachable integrity ... I have given him absolute authority to make all decisions bearing upon the Watergate case and related matters ... he has the authority to name a special supervising prosecutor ... he will be fearless in pursuing this case wherever it leads." Q. Isn't it correct that Henry Kissinger proposed to Diane Sawyer of the White House press staff before he proposed to Nancy Maginnes, the present Mrs. Kissinger?--O.T.,, McLean, Va. A. Says Miss Sawyer: "Thafs absurd, he never proposed--not marriage, anyway." DIANE SAWYER art director, ANTHONY LA ROTONOA ^ THE SUNDAY NEWSPAPER MAGAZINE JUNE 2,1974 P, e ase address editoHa, contributions -o: Artic.es, Parade, 733 Th ird Ave, New Vo rk , N .v. 10 O l7 . A,thou g h reasonab.e care wi,, be taken Washington, bureau chief, JACK ANDERSON; FRED HLUMENTHAL, OPAL GINN bureau, CHARLES PETERSON, RACQUEL MARTIN europe, CONNECTICUT WALKER australia, PATRICIA ANGLY Â© 1974, Parade Publications, Inc., 733 Third Ave., Copyright Conventions. Reproduction in - Marcas Reg , P arade is not responsible for unseated .ateria,.