The Sarge Shrivers' dinner for Lord Harlech. (Once Brit Ambassador here, recall.) This has all the Diviners whooping last week. After dinner, you see, Eunice urged the ladies to Withdraw. Every single woman except Ethel actually Withdrew -- including Peace Corps boncha Loret Ruppe. (Ahem, A Republican . But not a Taster, Ear's sure.) The men dished AWACS with the brandy. But Topic A among the Ladies was, Who ha seen the teevee show about Jackie Kennedy? And do you suppose Jackie watched it all the way through? Imagine. Just at Ear's house. . .
This week's Quote to Note: "I know a lot about hogs. I know more about hogs than anything else. In fact, I know more about hogs that I know about the government" -- John Block, the AgSec. He said it, darlings, at a birthday soiree for Nancy Thurmond. Ear expects this is why Ladies don't mind Withdrawing, too much
. . . NSCer Richard Allen's now notorious act: Richard Nixon's double-V salute, with complete jowl fultter . . . The Shocking Surprise in Pietro de Donato's memoir. (Pietro, remember, wrote the National Book Award-winning "Christ in Concrete" in the '30s.) Now, he's writing of his fling with the widow of President Woodrow Wilson. "I was a steel-strong twenty-eight year-old bricklayer, and Mrs. Wilson was twice my age . . . a proper female animal with a buoyant visceral feel for life." And much more, (The clue to what sort of "more" is that Pietro spilled the beans in Forum mag. It's perfectly Okay to say you read it in your shrink's waiting room.) Tomorrow: A different class of Gossip. Do come back.