BEAUTY CONTEST COMES TO REHOBOTH
WASHINGTON EVENING STAR, JUNE 4, 1961.
Friday and Saturday, June 9th and 10th, Rehoboth Beach will host a pageant to select a Miss Delaware entry for the “1961 Miss Universe Contest”.
The Delaware lass chosen Saturday to represent the First State will win an all expense paid
trip to Miami to compete for the U.S. A. title in preliminaries to the bigger Miss Universe contest.
Miss Shyrl Jones of Wilmington's modeling and charm school has been instrumental in bringing Rehoboth back into the beauty pageant picture. She had a meeting with Mayor Clarence Lynch and Chamber of Commerce President Harry Zerby the past spring and pointed out the Rehoboth Beach is the only logical place to hold a beauty contest in Delaware. Being the gentlemen they are, both naturally agreed.
Young ladies between the age of 18 and 28, never married, are eligible for the Delaware preliminaries. Beauty, poise and personality are the chief qualifications as there are no talent
The finals will be held on the Boardwalk at the east end of Rehoboth Avenue.