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WHLTi SCOTS 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. The Los Angeles Times, a traditionally Republican newspaper and supporter of Richard Nixon, recently editorialized: "No matter what Mr. Nixon may say about his role in the Watergate coverup last year, he is dearly the central figure, the architect and the articulator of an elaborate new coverup" Is that true, and if so, what is the new coverup?--Mrs. Alice Jenkins, Pasadena, Calif. A. Mr. Nixon insists that he didn't learn about the Watergate coverup until nine months after it occurred, a statement many people find difficult to believe. "The elaborate new coverup" The Los Anj sles Times refers to is Mr. Nixon's rejection of the subpoenas of the House judiciary Committee and his own special prosecutor for materials they need to judge his case. The Times believes Mr. Nixon is stalling, that he is insulting Congress, that he is guilty of "miscarriage of executive privilege" and that he is doing everything possible to cover up the truth. When The Times editorial was written, Mr. Nixon had declined to turn over 64 tapes subpoenaed by Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski. He had refused to honor the subpoena of the House Judiciary Committee. He had refused to turn over materials relevant to the campaign contributions of ITT, and the break- in at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist, Dr. Lewis Fielding, of Beverly Hills, Calif. A CHILD ON THE WAY:MacGRAW AND McQUEEN . Q. / hear that's/nee A// MacCraw is pregnant, Steve^ McQueen has gone bade to his first wife, Neile. True or false?--Helen Finer, Newark, N.J. A. False.. Ali MacGraw and Steve McQueen are expecting their first child late in August. McQueen has not gone back to his first wife, Neile. She has a role in The Towering Inferno, his new picture with Paul Newman, a hiring that gave rise to that rumor. Q. f understand that the wife of the new President of France is one of the most attractive women in Europe. Is this so? And what can you tell me about her?--Cwen Chase, Albany, N.Y. A. Anne-Aymone Giscard d'Estaing, 41, is the mother of four children, a devout Catholic, is frequently compared in beauty to Oona O'Neil Chaplin. She wears sports clothes, buys her haute couture wardrobe from Jean-Louis Scherrer. The Giscard d'Estaings own three houses, one in Auteuil, one in the Auvergne, a third in Loir-et-Cher. Mrs. Giscard d'Estaing was born into the moneyed de Brantes family. Her great-grandmother on her paternal side reared Napoleon's son. Prior to her husband's election Anne-Aymone was regarded as a homebody, frequently did her own cooking. "I am able to look after my family," she explained, "by forgetting about social life. One must choose." Today, however, as the First Lady of France, social life looms large in Mme. Giscard d'Estaing's future. Q. What's happened to beautiful Jane Asher who used to go with Beatle Paul McCartney?--Vanessa' Lewis, New Haven, Conn. A. This past.Easter, actress Jane Asher, 28, gave birth to'a baby girl in London's Middlesex Hospital. As of ' this writing Misj Asher has not revealed the name of the baby or her father. Q. Who said: "It is difficult being married to an actress, but being married to a successful one is impossible?"--Ken Lyons, Culver City, Califs A. The remark has been attributed to Ingrid Bergman. Q. Is it true that }ohn N.,Mitchell is the worst Attorney General in the history otthis country? Isn't it true that because of him dope-pushers, thieves, and convicts of a// sorts are now being set free?-r-/.W, Williams, Charlotte, N.C.. A. John Mitchell may riot have been the single worst Attorney General this country has ever known. But surely the, record will show that he was one of the worst The U.S. Supreme Court has held by a unanimous vote-that Mitchell was so slipshod in his.ad-* ministration of the wiretapping provisions of the Omnibus Crime Act of 1968 that as many as 600 gamblers and narcotics dealers who were indicted and convicted at least in part on evidence secured through wiretaps, may have to be let scot-free. In the case of the U.S. v. Giordano, it was shown that Mitchell had neither signed the wiretap authorization himself nor appointed an assistant attorney general as required by the law to do so. Q. food shortage and overpopulation are India's two major problems. Why then is India spending money on developing nuclear devices?--Alton Edwards, Miami, Fla. A. Apparently Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has placed national prestige above national need in her list of priorities. Q. Does the Soviet Union have an "enemies list?" And is it a fact that at the top of that list stands the name of Henry "Scoop" Jackson, US. Senator from the state of Washington?--Anne Martin, Seattle, Wash. A. There is no such list in the Soviet Union. If there were^ surely "Scoop" Jackson would head it The Soviets have long regarded .him as the No. 1 Soviet- hater in the U.S. Q. How old is Dinah Shore? Is she a grandmother? Why was her daytime show canceled by NBC? How come a sweet, educated girl like Dinah keeps company with someone like Burt Reynolds?--E.T., Nashville, Tenn. A. Dinah, 57, recently became a grandmother when her daughter Melissa gave birth to a girl. Dinah's show was canceled because it didn't attract enough young TV viewers. 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