Aide: What paper did you say?
Jack: No paper. I'm president of the American Scientific Technical Research Organization, Inc.
Aide (either impressed or confused): Ohhh, I see.
Shriver: Do you mean to tell me that this fellow here has done all of this and—
Jack (nodding head rapidly): Oh, yes. Oh, yes.
Shriver: And he lives in poverty, hasn't made $3,000 in the last eight years? (Firmly.) Well, something should be done about that. (Procession leaves lobby, and Jack, holding his frayed attach� case, watches. He is Stan Laurel with pie dripping down his face.)
A few days later Jack is in a reception line waiting to meet Mrs. Jeane Dixon, Washington spiritualist and prophesier. He finally arrives at the front of the line and extends his hand. He does this purposely and with persistence because, he says, Mrs. Dixon receives dramatic vibrations and information when her hand touches someone. She does not go for his hand, so he slips her a note.
" Norbert Schemansky," the note reads, "has served America for 20 years. He is more of a world-respected champion than Joe Louis, who made $4 million, and Floyd Patterson, who made $11 million, and Cassius Clay, all combined. Yet today he lives in unknown poverty. Why? Will God reward him or use him? How?"
Jack: Please answer this. It's important. (He goes for her hand again.)
Mrs. Dixon (pulling her hand away): Certainly, Mr. Katcher. You will hear from me.