In spite of all the pressures that come with being secretary of state, George Shultz isn't so busy that he doesn't have time to offer his help in controlling nude bathing at a swimming hole near his home in Cummington, Mass., in the Berkshire Hills. The local selectmen wrote to Shultz last month because a heavily used trail to the nudists' swimming spot on the Westfield River crosses his property.

"I can understand your concern about local environmental matters and safety for those who use the site," Shultz wrote in a letter signed "George" and read Monday at the selectmen's meeting. "I look forward to having your recommendations about what steps I and my family might consider to help with the town's problem about the local swimming hole." It isn't likely that Shultz will ever use the swimming hole for nude bathing anyway, especially with all that curiosity about the Princeton tiger reportedly tattooed on his buttock. Excuse Her Dust

It looks as though Dorothy Parker's ashes may have found a home. The acerbic, witty writer and critic was a regular at the famed Round Table in Manhattan's Algonquin Hotel, along with some of the greater literary and theatrical minds of the time. She died in 1967, but the urn containing her cremated remains never found a final resting place. Now the ashes may end up at the Algonquin.

Paul O'Dwyer, the lawyer for her estate, which was willed to the NAACP, said the ashes have been in his offices for a decade. According to New York Daily News columnist Liz Smith, who has been seeking a home for Parker's ashes, O'Dwyer is taking with Algonquin Manager Andrew Noble about making the hotel, especially the hotel bar, Parker's final resting place. That is only one of several suggestions, but it is generally believed Parker would have liked that idea. Out and About Fallen televangelists Jim and Tammy Bakker are apparently tightening their belts in preparation for life without that $1.6 million annual salary they lost when Jim Bakker's sex scandal ended their lucrative PTL career. Monday, they emptied their Palm Springs, Calif., home of personal items. The four-bedroom home, complete with swimming pool and guest house, has been on the market for $700,000, but the price was reduced Friday to $650,000. About 30 potential buyers have been through the house. The Bakkers also reportedly sold a 1984 Mercedes 380SL last week and were considering selling their Cadillac Seville. They are moving to a permanent home in Gatlinburg, Tenn ...

Hospital Report: Former first lady Betty Ford is listed in good condition at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., where she underwent carotid artery surgery last week. A hospital spokesman said yesterday she could go home today ...

This may be a busy summer on the Hill, but staffs of the two New Jersey senators have time for the upcoming Annual Garden State Classic softball game between Sen. Frank Lautenberg's "Ballpark Franks" and Sen. Bill Bradley's "Dollar Bills." The game is scheduled for today at 7 p.m at Catholic University. Each team has reportedly won two games. In the best Capitol Hill hyperbole, Lautenberg said yesterday: "This is a crucial tie-breaking game. Come Wednesday, the Franks are going to do a more thorough job of shredding the Dollar Bills than Fawn Hall ever could have!" Bradley countered: "This is a real opportunity to show those hot dogs that we can cut the mustard!" They say things like that on Capitol Hill in the summer ...