Foreign News: Miss Austria

Brown-haired, deep-dimpled Fraulein Lisl Goldarbeiter, recently chosen "Miss Austria" by a group of enthusiastic Viennese artists, was the recipient last week of an impassioned letter from the Right Reverend Christopher Edward Byrne, Bishop of Galveston, Tex.

"The Galveston Beauty Contest," blurted Bishop Byrne, "is an uncouth vulgar display. No Galveston lady enters it. Very many frown upon it. You will be called upon to parade in nothing but a bathing suit before a motley crowd which will view you at close range. I cannot see how any self-respecting, modest young lady could enter such...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!