Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 9, 1974 · Page 174
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 174

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 9, 1974
Page 174
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WDLTB SMTTS PercoDaift Me 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. / understand that three British paperback publishers are bringing out President Nixon's transcripts to the House Judiciary Committee under the following titles: The Cheapening of the Presidency, The Profane President, and Expletives Deleted. Is there any truth to that story?--L.N., Greenwich, Conn. A. Three U.S. paperback publishers have brought out versions of the Presidential transcripts, but they do not bear the titles you refer to. As of this writing no British publisher has published the transcripts, although there is talk that several recording companies will release albums based on the transcripts. Q. Ever since the Watergate break-in almost two years ago, President Nixon's critics have urged him to come clean. So finally he does by releasing more than 7200 pages of White House conversations with Dean, Haldeman, and the rest of those guys. And still his critics complain. That seems to me most unfair. Seems to me there is no way Nixon can win. Isn't that so?--R. Hernandez, Los Angeles. A. Unfortunately that is so, because for what went on in the upper echelons of his Administration, Richard Nixon was responsible or irresponsible. SQRAYA AND MASSIMO GARCIA Q. One of the most tragic figures of recent times is Soraya, the German girl who married the Shah of Iran. He divorced her because she was childless. Then she fell in love with Italian film director Franco Indovina who was killed in a plane crash. What's happened to her now?--Anne Cohen, Hartford, Conn. A. Soraya flits in and out of the jet set. She is 41, has been seen most recently in the company of Massimo Garcia, a young Italian industrialist from Naples who specializes in escorting pretty women. He is 32. Soraya is 10 years older. Q. Who said: "It was a woman who drove me down the path to drink and I am ashamed that I never wrote to thank her?" --Louise Evers, North Miami, Fla. A. The late alcoholic comedian, W. C Fields. Q. How many men from Scotland Yard guard the British Royal Family? And who is in charge of these men?--Albert Simmons, Buffalo, N.Y. A. Chief Supt. Michael Trestrail, 42, formerly had 12 men assigned to guard Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, and their four children. Since the attack on Princess Anne, however, the protective force has been doubled. Scotland Yard regulations, in contrast to our own Secret Service regulations, require that any policeman who carries a gun must be a volunteer. Thus the royal bodyguard consists of 24 police volunteers, each paid a minimum of $8500 a year. Q. If Vice Presfdent Gerald Ford eventually replaces Richard Nixon, will there be any change in U.S. foreign policy?--Lewis Whitaker, Phoenix, Ariz. A. Probably not--as long as Henry Kissinger remains Secretary of State, which he will, should Ford assume the Presidency. Q. Is it a Jact that Boys Town, the orphanage in Nebraska, is the wealthiest community in America, with a net worth of more than $790,000 per person?-I/am McCarthy, Boston, Mass. A. In March, 1972, the Sun newspapers of Omaha published an eight-page section, "Boys Town: America's Wealthiest City?", for which it won a Pulitzer prize. Reporters revealed that in 1970 through charitable contributions, Boys Town had amassed over the years a net worth of $191.4 million, thus technically assigning a net worth of $192,700 to each of its 993 residents. Today the net worth stands at $209 million. Last year, Msgr. Nicholas H. Wegner, who succeeded the famed Father Flanagan in 1948 as head of Boys Town, was replaced by Rev. Robert P. Hupp, 58, popular Omaha parish priest, who is now beginning to spend some of the money contributed by millions of Americans. Q. / hear that since his TV show has been canceled Dean Martin is very difficult to live with and plans to divorce his wife, the former Cathy Hawn. What is the story?--Leona Powers, Tucson, Ariz. A. Although Martin is 57 and his wife is 26, although Martin's TV show has been canceled, his marriage, contrary to rumor, is on firm ground--at least at this writing. And he is starring in a new film, Ricco. DEAN MARTIN AND WIFE,CATHY HAWN Q. / have read fhat in the Netherlands no Dutchman can marry before the age of 30 without parental consent. Is that so?--£/ Henshaw, Chicago. A. It was true until four years ago, no longer is. Q. / ran ;nto Rolling Stone Bill Wyman and his girlfriend in California. She's a Swede. What's her name, and are they married or living together or what?-- P.T., Pa/o Alto, Calif. A. Bill Wyman and Astrid Wyman have been living together for seven years. "Why should we get married," Wyman asks, "and spoil everything?" Wyman was divorced five years ago from his first and only wife. BILL WYMAN ROLLING ALONG WITH ASTRID _ THE SUNDAY NEWSPAPER MAGAZINE 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 KUPFERBERC, DAVID PAUEY art director, ANTHONY LA ROTONDA associate editors, JONATHAN BRAUN, SUZANNE CURLEY, LINDA CUTSTEIN, NOEL HUMPHREYS, JOHN G. ROGERS ARTHUR ROTHSTEIN assistant art director, ROBERT L. 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