Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on July 16, 1961 · Page 5
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 5

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, July 16, 1961
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Out-of-Doors State Dinner Gay, Simple By MARIE W. BIDDER l f P-T Wajhlnglon Bureau WASHINGTON--The first state dinner ever to come out of an Army field kitchen was ^erved in the sunset at Mount Yernon. I White House chef Reno yerdon eyed his khnki-clac assistants nervously as they unloaded the delicacies. Mon sieur Verdon had obviouslj tjeen "conned" by the Firs Lady into accepting (ho idea 'hat his dinner--for 138 luck VIPS--could travel from tli White House kitchens to wha he described as, "les champs -i-the fields. . He went on lo say it wa "plus au moins picnic." Rough 1'y translated, he felt the din ner was rather a simple one r/ideed. the m a i n cours '!pulet chasseur "or plai qhicken casserole was hardl what he would have chose for a state dinner. Tall German is Miss Universe Bv VJMkd PCCSJ Inlimillnel . MIAMI BEACH, July 15 (UP1)--A stately, tall Miss Germany, Marlene Schmidt, was chosen Saturday ight as Miss Universe. Awaiting Miss Schmidt, allest girl in the pageant at ve-foot, eight inches, with er platinum blond hair pilfcd igh atop her head, was a otful of riches, including 5,000 cash, a S 10,000 tour ontract and a chance to get n the American movies. She s an 18-year-old electrical :ngineering s t u d e n t from iliillgart, Germany. The first runnerup for the Miss Universe t i t l e was Miss '. HE EXPLAINED Mrs. Ken rjedy had chosen a menu sim ijar to one--if less elabora -r-Martha Washington migl Have used. Crab meat sala made from crabs fresh out c neighbouring Chesapeake Ba then a casserole of chickenj adopted from the Washing-ton's own recipe for " M l . , Venion chicken" and Virginia raspberries. Even Monsieur Verdon nd mitted that It he had to serve a d i n n e r out of doors lie could not have found a lovelier spot. The glory of the home of the father or our country was used to its best advantage. T h e charming! white-pillared house with its' broad view of t h e Potomacj River came to life for President and Mrs. Kennedy's state dinner honoring the' President of Pakistan, Mn! hammed Ayuh and his begum. George Washington might well have been proud to see (he place he so cherished sti beautiful and so much a part of our n a t i o n a l heritage. GUESTS at the first Presidential dinner ever held at Mount Vernon dined In a gay, flower bedecked pavallion. The ceiling of the tent was a bright yellow matching Mrs. Kennedy's yellow table cloths, each table was decorated with garden flowers, in jermeui! cache pois and candles set in hurricane glass tops. An Air Force musician strolled between the round tables each seating ten guests, playing popular music. On the broad preen lawn candles flickered] 1 --not only as a romantic' touch but BS a precaution against the myriad bugs of the Washinglon summer. Be- 1 low the placid Potomac g l i t - j tered in t h e soft evening light.; Mrs. Kennedy had the idea of using our n a t i o n a l monuments for state occasions a f t e r having dined at the palaces of Versaille in France' and Schoenbrunn--in Austria on her European trip. Ever since January she has tried to devise ways of making state entertaining m o r e fun-less rigidly formal. Mount Vernon. however, presented logistical problems--no kitchens, its period rooms are so arranged that a d i n n e r inside t h e manse would be impossible, the narrow gravel drive is too narrow to allow incoming and outgoing cars at the s a m e time. Nevertheless, every one 1 consulted was charmed with the idea of dining at Mount; Vernon on a summer eve. )n| a cooperative effort t h a t Sec-: retary of Defense McNamara must wish could be achieved more often, the armed services combined to work out. a plan. [ THE NAV produced a PT boat, the guardian to join the Presidential river yachts, the Honey Fitz and the Patrick J. and The Secretary of Navy's craft, the D e q o u i a. These' transported the guests down the river. They worked out a staggered system of arrival at the tiny Mount Vernon dock so that c a r s carrying; guests from the landing to' the mase could make t h e ; t u r n around without keeping the star-studded group waiting too long on the w h a r f . The Army provided a field kitchen, a huge refrigerator and trucks to transport the Eisenhower dinner plates, the Roosevelt demilasses and the Kennedy glassware from the White House. The Army Kn gineers sprayed the greens ward to diminish the bu- hazard-and Army, Navy an Marines c o m b i n e d for ; charming presentation of th. colors, using Colonial music nnd fife and drum. ioy Burglar's Only Tool a Rubber Ball DAMASCUS, Syria (AP)-The only item in Mustafa Kharsa's kit of burglar tool was a rubber ball. Mustafa 15, used to play with his bal in front of a house, polio said, then toss it through window and ask to be le inside to fetch the ball. Police said he admitte picking up more than $60 worth of items in a doze Aleppo homes as he hunte around the house to find th ball. Vales, Rosemarie Frankland. econd runnerup was Miss Argentina, Adriana Gardi- zabal. Miss England, Arlette Dobon, was third runnerup. * * * » THE FIFTH finalist was liss USA, Sharon Rene 3rown, who entered the pag- ant as Miss Louisiana. "Oh, it's wonderful. I can't iclieve it," the new Miss Uni- r erse told a UP1 newsman n German with her large ;reen eyes glistening with ears. "I just won't be able to sleep tonight. I'm going to try to call my momma at home tonight." Her father is dead. Miss Germany, a regal Nordic girl, weighs 130 pounds and tips 23-36. Trace Last Hours of Slain Man the tape at 3G'/ 2 - SHE SAID she plans to stay in the United States a while before returning homi to continue her engineering career. The American movie; MARLENE SCHMIDT 5-Foot-8 and Queen may seek to change her mim The finish of the week-Ion ageant was so tense tha diss Wales, first runnerup nearly fainted after the cu .ain fell and photographer 3egan snapping pictures. T\\ Mlice guards assisted her o he stage. Miss Greec, Eleftheria D lutsi of Athens, who fainte at Friday night's show, w; chosen Miss Popularity 1 her 89 fellow contestanl She became so emotion while accepting from Master of the tropl Ceremoni Johnny Carson that she r, off the stage in tears. nd took it to the apartment. After they drank four cans beer, Engstrom made reakfast. The two men ate crambled eggs and drank lilk. Then, sometime after 2 m., the killer attacked Eng- trom. It was believed by homicide etectivcs Art Perle and W Jordan that Engstrom was eaten on the head with a milk bottle--and that llv iller took the bottle with lim when he left. Four of Engstrom's rib. vere fractured, indicating ti 'fficers that the killer hai stomped him. 4 * * * BUT THE cause of deal was suffocation, police saic The murderer had left his vie tim gagged with a dish towe and bound hand and foot wit electrician's tape. The tap was wound around Eng Strom's throat and drav. down tightly to his ankle The killer positioned divan in front of the body an c o v e r e d Engstrom w i cushions. The murderer then searche (Continued from Page A-l) rawers and cabinets In the Mien, living room and Engrom's bedroom. He took his ictim's wallet and keys. He went downstairs to the reel and searched Eng trom's car. Then he fled. INDEPENDENT.PRES5.TELEGRAM-A.5 s t h e f r i e n d l y s t o r e o f Long B e a c h PAPERS FROM the dead man's wallet were found Sat-l rday at 20th Street and Long 3each Boulevard. Engstrom's aunt said she icard moans about 3 a.m., nd heard someone moving bout the apartment and down the hall past her bed- oom to that of Engslrom. When the sounds of the footsteps faded, as the at- acker left the apartment louse, she went into the living room and discoverec iier nephew's body. S h e c a l l e d iingslrom' brother, Robert, at his Ross moor home. Robert hurried t the apartment, saw the bod) and called the police. DET. PERLE said robborj appeared to be a likely motiv for the killing. Engslrom was well like by neighbors, friends and fe low workers, Pti'le said. WILL YOU HAVE A SLIM LiHE- FOR SWIM TIME? 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