The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah on October 3, 1971 · Page 90
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Ask Them Yourself Want to ask a famous person a question? Send the question on a postcard, to "Ash," Family WeeHy, 641 Lexington Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022. We'll pay $5 for published questions. Sorry, we can't answer others. FOR PEGGY LEE, singer How did you happen to be featured singer at the family funeral service for the great Louis Armstrong?—B. Lincoln, Ft, Myers, Flo. • I suppose the reason Lucille Armstrong asked me to fly in to sing "The Lord's Prayer" at the funeral was that she knew how badly I wanted to do something for her and Louis. My relationship with Louis goes way, way back to the days of Bing Crosby's radio show in California. It was Louis, more than anyone else, who helped me conquer some of my shyness. He cheered me up, gave me pep talks, taught me to relax. I wasn't the only one Lucille considered, however. There was Ella (Fitzgerald), for example. But some people thought it would be too tough on Ella if she'd tried to sing. She loved Louis so much. We all did. fOR HARRY REASONER, of the "ABC EoeningNews" I have heard that, with seven children living at home, you instituted a special method for arriving at family decisions. Gould you explain it to me?—VV. Wood, Houston, Texas • I call it the "Reasoner system of family democracy." All decisions in the Heasoner household are made on a strictly democratic basis. We vote on everything, and the majority prevails. Each of the children has a vote. My wife has eight votes. And I have 16 votes. It works out rather nicely." FOR EDGAR BUCHANAN, actor Is it true that you were at one time a practicing dentist?— William A. Courson, Asbury Park, N J. • Yes. After being graduated from the North Pacific Dental College, I established a practice in Altadena, Calif. In my spare time I performed in productions at the Pasadena Playhouse. Film scouts spotted me, and I began getting so many acting assignments that I was forced to make a choice. I chose acting. But I'm still licensed to practice dentistry, and I keep abreast of newest developments in the field. FOR LILY TOMLIN, of "I^ugh-In" How big is the chair you sit in when you portray Edith- Anne?—Cary Miller, Huntington Beach, Calif. • "C.B.," our prop man, tells me the chair is six feet high, the seat is three feet square arid is three feet off the ground. FOR MARTIN R1TT, producer-director I have heard that your movie "The Great White Hope" did not do too well at the box office. Do you think this was because the black heavyweight had a white mistress?—Robert Adams, Durham, N.C. • Yes, there is a white backlash against this picture. It's done well, but I thought it would do better. It bothers me that it has played primarily to black audiences. Black history is an important part of American life, and unless we deal with it correctly, there will be a big rip. .FOR AYN RANDiHooellsl, philosopher I've heard that you consider environmentalists "siru's.tcr" because they are "anti-industrial"." Why?'— F. Gore/'Anahcim, Calif. • When man's greatest benefactor, technology, is denounced as an enemy ... when the great emancipator, the automobile, is attacked as a public menace . . . when bleary-eyed, limp- limbed young hoboes chant about the evil of labor-saving devices . , . when sundry hordes block the construction of electric generators-it is time to grasp lliat we are not dealing with man-lovers, but with killers. FOR REPRESENTATIVE BELLA ABZUG, New Yorfc City As an exponent of Women's Lib, what would you think of Men's "Lib"?—D. Deutsch, Jamaica, N.Y. • It might be a good idea. Like women, who object to being stereotyped into "feminine" roles that block the expression of their abilities, men sufFer, too, from being expected to conform to alien behavior patterns. Think, for example, of the conditioning of boys toward violence that begins in early childhood when they are taught to play with guns. FOR JERRY LEWIS You sometimes are criticized by so-called sophisticates who say your comedy is low brow. How do you react to that? —Helen Sullivan, Brighton, Mass. • Anybody can do drama. We need more laughter today. I have a feeling those critics are people who laugh, then look around to make sure no one is watching them. I like to play to the masses of all ages. I'll entertain in a. cab if the circumstances are right. FOR ROY COHN, former counsel for the Joseph McCarthy Senate Investigating Committee Your new book is entitled "A Fool for a Client." What does that mean?—Joseph Smedley, Cambridge, Md. • The title comes from the saying: "A man who's his own lawyer has a fool for a client." I selected it tacause, near the end of my own criminal trial, which most of the book deals with, I took over as my own lawyer and summed up to the jury for myself. Even though I was unanimously acquitted, the saying is probably still accurate. FOR DON MAYNARD, flanker, New Yorfc Jets Why did you choose 13 as your football number for the New York Jets?—Lang Meem, BlueReld, W. Va. • In high school once a fellow broke his leg on the opening kick-off in a game, He was wearing No. 13. After that, no one would take it. So I did. I'm not superstitious or anything, nnd it s been with me ever since. FamityWeekly The Newspaper Maga<ln« 5> LEONARD S. DAVI DOW, Chairman MORTON FRANK, President a°ndPub»$h*r W. PAGE THOMPSON, V.P., Advertising Director Advertising Mgr.: Donald M. Huffordj Assoc. Advertising Mgr.: Robert J. Christian! Marketing S. Wroe; Western Ad/Mgr.: Russell L. Spl'rks:"* Ch/cago Sales Mgr.: Joe Frazer, Jr.; Detroit Sales Mgr.: Richard T. Flynn; Southern Adv. Mgr.: Steven J. Ahmuly Publisher Relations: Robert D. Carney and Lee Ellis, V.P s and Co-Directors; Robert H. Marriott, Thomas H. O'Neil, Managers Newspaper Services: Promotion, Robert Banker; Merchandising, Carole Vilar MORT PERSKY, V.P., Editor-in-Chief REYNOLDS DODSON, Managing Editor JOHN E, DAVIDSON, An Director Women's Editor: ROSALYN ABREVAYA Food Editor: MELANIE DE PROFT Associate Editors: Hal Laridon, Terry Schaertelj PeerOppenhetmer, West Coast Art: Helen Hamilton, Layout; Gloria Brier, Pictures Production: Melbourne Zlpprlch, Director; Francis Foley, Manager; Martin Stelnhandler, Coordinator

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