Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 13, 1972 · Page 125
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August 13, 1972

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 125

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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. Q. Is it true that Brezhnev, Kosygin and the other Soviet leaders lavor Nixon over any Democratic candidate? If so, why?---Anne Lowe, C/earwater, F/a. A. Probably true. The Soviet leaders are convinced that as a Republican and a veteran anti-Communist, Nixon can offer and deliver to them,with Congressional approval, more concessions than any Democratic U.S. President. PRESIDENT NIXON TOASTS RUSSIANS BREZHNEV (L) AND KOSYGIN AFT!-* ACCORD ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS. Q. May I ask a few questions about the late Duke of Windsor? How much money did he leave? How old is his wife? What will she do now? What did the Duke die of?--Mrs. Harvey Stone, La Mesa, Calif. A. The late Duke of Windsor left an estate worth approximately $10 million. There is some speculation as to the Duchess' real age. Many reports hold her to be 76, two years younger than the Duke. But other sources believe that she is in fact two years older than her late husband, which would have her hitting 80 next year. The Duke died of throat cancer. The Duchess may settle in southern Spain where she owns some property. Q. Does the White House control Howard K. Smith, the ABC-TV commentator? That's a rumor I have heard.--Helen Vanik, Palo Alto, Calif. A. President Nixon and Vice President Agnew believe that Smith's commentary on the incumbent Administration is more favorable than, say, David Brinkley's or Eric Sevareid's. But they do not control Smith. They just smile on him. Q. / see fay the papers that bunnies from the Playboy Club rate Henry Kissinger as the man they would most like to date. Is Henry such a great lover?--M.L., Baltimore, Md. A. One girl who has dated Kissinger on and off describes his technique as "long on talk--short on action." Q. Are individual political campaign contributions tax-deductible?--Maxwell Short, Mineola, N.Y. A. Under the new income tax law, an individual may subtract from his income tax payment one-half of his political contributions--up to $12.50 if filing a separate return, or $25 if filing a joint return. Or he can deduct from taxable income all political contributions up to $50 for a single return, or $100 for a joint return. Q. During the mass commemorating the anniversary of Robert Kennedy's death, the TV cameras focused on Jackie Kennedy receiving the sacrament of Holy Communion. Wasn't Mrs. Onassis excommunicated by the Catholic Church when she married Onassis? How then can she take Communion?--T./.S., Las Cruces, N. Mex. A. Jackie Kennedy married Aristotle Onassis, a divorced man, on Oct. 20,1968, in a Creek Orthodox ceremony. The Greek Orthodox Church permits divorce and remarriage up to the third marriage. It will not sanction a fourth. Although Jackie Kennedy's marriage is recognized by the Greek Orthodox Church, it is not recognized by the Roman Catholic Church. Mrs. Onassis, according to Church spokesmen, had no right to receive Communion nor should she have approached it. The priest who distributed Communion erred in granting it, an understandable error under the circumstances. JACKIE RECEIVES COMMUNION AT MEMORIAL MASS. IN FRONT IS SEN. TED KENNEDY'S DAUGHTER, KARA. Q. Why did Dick Cavett cancel Angela Davis off his show after announcing she would appear?--Stuart Lincoln, Chicago, III. A. Cavett did not cancel Miss Davis. She was canceled by the ABC-TV network, some of whose officials wanted her to appear with a conservative personality such as William Buckley. The idea was to have Buckley "balance" Miss Davis' views. Miss Davis declined. GEORGE S. KAUFMAN MARYASTOR Q. / have just finished reading the biography of playwright George S. Kaufman by Howard Teichmann. I came away with the impression that Kaufman was a male nymphomaniac. Was he?--Mary Chen, San Francisco, Calif. A. George Simon Kaufman (1889-1961) best-known for Of Thee I Sing, You Can't Take It With You, Dinner at Eight, and countless other hit plays, was probably the most adulterous playwright of his time. Tall, thin, and beak-nosed, Kaufman compensated for his physical insecurity with a steady stream of sexual conquests, not hard to come by in theatrical circles where he was a director and producer as well as playwright. One of the great hypochondriacs of his age, Kaufman became widely-publicized as a result of his love affair with the Hollywood actress, Mary Astor. Q. More than 1 million refugees have been created by the North Vietnamese offensive in South Vietnam in the past few months. Who pays for the support of these refugees?--Peter Hobart, Milwaukee, Wis. A. Eventually the United States. The South Vietnam budget deficit for this year was originally estimated at $125 million. It will probably approach $300 million because of the new defense and refugee costs. The U.S. will foot the bill. Q. Would you please run a photo of the lour White House photographers who photograph the President and guests?--Naomi Collins, Tampa, Fla. A. Left to right: Robert Knudsen, Jack Kightlinger, Byron Schumaker, Ollie Atkins. THE SUNDAY NEWSPAPER MAGAZINE AUGUST 13, 1972 chairman of the board, ARTHUR H. MOTLEY president, DANIEL D. KINLEY editor, JESS GORKI N publisher, WARREN J. REYNOLDS editor at large, LLOYD SHEARER managing editor. CAMPBELL GEESUN senior editor, DAVID PALEY art director, ANTHONY LA ROTONDA assistant managing editor, JOSH EPPINCER III associate editors, LINDA CUTSTEIN, HERBERT KUPFERBERC, MARTIN B. MARCULIES, JOHN C. ROGERS assistant art directors: |OHN 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 DUNMP europe: CONNECTICUT WALKER © 1972, 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 pan of any article without permission is prohibited. PARADE®; Marca Keg.

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