MIDDLE EAST: Crises

To Naples last week went a blackberry-haired Turkish beauty named Gunzeli Basar. Seventeen connoisseurs picked her from a field of twelve as Miss Europe of 1952, even though her rivals protested that the competition was not fair—Gunzeli refused to appear in the last-ditch Bikini suit which is what Europe's best-undressed beauty queens wear these days. Miss France, the runner-up, remarked darkly: "Her thighs are not well modeled." But Gunzeli steadfastly stayed in her (relatively) conservative bathing costume and the judges stuck to their decision. Said Miss Europe, disdaining the movie contract offered to the winner: "I just want to go...

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