The Modesto Bee from Modesto, California on September 10, 1961 · Page 22
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How Heidi's mama fixed the Sheik Princeii Heidi adjusts herself happily to life in her Kuwait palace. With her ii Mama Dichter 'left!, whose threatened law suit persuaded Sheik Abdullah (right) to change his mind, install the German-born beauty as Wife Number Five of his seraglio. TWO-TIME PRINCESS THOSE OIL-BICH Arabian sheiks reallv lead the life. They whiz into Europe with their entourages. Triey da/zle the beauties of the Continent with .their extravagances--a diamond clip here, a pearl necklace there. They marry an irresistible, long-stemmed lovely. After three or four weeks, they obtain a Moslem divorce by renouncing the marriage. And presto! They're free to play the field again. What a life! Take as a case in point Prince Abdullah Al Jabber Al Saban, 42, « ho happens to be the Minister of Justice and Culture of Kuwait on the Persian Gulf. Some weeks ago the Prince flew into Hamburg, Germany, a seaport city well-known for its uninhibited night life. There he met Heidi Dichter, a young, curvaceous, blue-eyed charmer on vacation from Kiel. Heidi speaks no Arabic, the Prince no German, but they held eyes across the table, hands under the table, and since they both speak the language of love, they were quickly married in Heidi's home city. Everyone in Kiel said Heidi was the luckiest girl in the world. What a catch she'd made! A real Arabian Prince, so fabulously rich he had his own plane. The ncwiyweds flew to Capri for their honeymoon. But then the Prince, who already had four wives, had to return home on business. PRINCESS HEIDI went on to Majorca to await her husband. But the Prince never showed. Under Moslem law, a man can divorce his wife by making a formal statement in front of witnesses that- the marriage is finished. Abdullah did so. Heidi, a princess for all of a month, returned to Kiel where she told the full, sad story to her mother. Mama Dichter, a tough, proud, German Hausfrau of the old school, said, "Nobody can treat my daughter this way." She hired a lawyer to file suit against the Sheik for $500,000. Suddenly from Kuwait came the news that Abdullah had searched his soul and discovered he was still in love with Heidi, wanted her always beside him as his fifth wife. So to Kuwait flew Heidi and moved into her Sheik's palace. There she reigns today, a princess for more than a month. How much more is anyone's guess.- Anyway, Mama isn't quite as angry as she used to be. It seems her new Arabian son-in-law has agreed to pay $75 per month for her rent. . -: NANCY HAGEN Reconciled couple jeem pleased with outcome of marital chose. Abdullah it oil-rich prince of Kuwait.

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