Wood Craft

By Ben Wood

Saturday, June 13, 1998

Little Mari outhits
big Arnie

WHILE boyfriend Jon Sutherland played in a Riviera Country Club golf tourney in L.A., Mari Frey hit balls on the driving range and found big Arnold Schwarzenegger taking a lesson next to her. "I hit a few balls longer than Arnold," Mari said. "But did I mention he's just a beginner? I've been a beginner for about three years." The trip was to see Jon's daughter, Tiffany, graduate from Connecticut College. They made a stop in Denver and dined with Broncos' owner Pat Bowlin and wife, Annabell, and Bronco coach Mike Shanahan. Mari's last luncheon fashion show at the Kahala Mandarin until October is Thursday. TheoDavies convertibles -- Ferrari, Porsche, Mercedes, Jaguar, Volvo and Audi -- will share the spotlight with models ... Suzanne Erler has resigned as Kahala Mandarin P.R. chief ...

Beauty loud and clear

ROBERT Redford's "The Horse Whisperer" has some of the most beautiful scenery and cinematography to be seen in recent films. It's about a man trying to cure the mental problems of a horse and a teen-age girl, both injured in a riding accident. The relationship between Redford, the teen-ager and the animal is heart-warming ... Former Sen. Hiram Fong, ex-Gov. George Ariyoshi and Iolani Headmaster Val Iwashita were among the guests at a party for Iolani grad Justin Li Sunday at the home of his parents, Victor and Arlene Li ...

EDWARD and Peggy Eu celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 5 by getting remarried at Chaminade Chapel. Then they had a dinner party at the Kahala Mandarin, where pianist Anton Kuerti gave a recital ... Don and Alva McDiarmid marked their 50th wedding anniversary Wednesday ... Harry Soria weds Holly Midori next Saturday ... Alfred Asup Hong, a former owner of Charley's Tavern, celebrates his 80th birthday next Saturday ... Foodland's Jenai Sullivan Wall and Richard Field greeted guests at Beretania Foodland Sunday for the R. Field Wine Company opening ... Donny Osmond and family stayed at the Hyatt Waikiki recently and were slipped into a secluded Ciao Mein table ...

ROYAL Hawaiian exec chef Tom Wong will have four supporters with him when he appears at the James Beard House in New York Friday. Making the trip are Royal sous chef Jerry Siu, the Royal's culinary service boss Simon Rusconi, Royal P.R. chief Barbara Sheehan and Stryker Weiner's Aimee McIntyre ... Award winning chefs Josiah Citrin and Raphael Lunetta of Jiraffe in Santa Monica are coming to the Bali kitchen. Citrin is scheduled Friday and next Saturday and Lunetta on June 26-27 ...

THE convention center is a beauty. The glass wall on the Kapiolani side gives a feeling of spacious clean openness. The meeting rooms, rooftop garden, plants, art work and other features are first class ... Gov. Ben Cayetano is honorary chairman for the 100-hole challenge at Bay View June 26, an Arthritis Foundation benefit. Call 235-3636 ... A biplane made a pass near the Outrigger Canoe Club for Babe Woollett's services Monday. Babe flew such planes in his day. He died June 1 at age 92 ...

Make them outcasts

UH booster Don Murphy of Murphy's says don't let any of those WAC conference breakaway schools ever again play in a sporting event in Hawaii. I agree. Why should we let those ingrates use a trip to beautiful Hawaii as a recruiting tool? Also, isle players they want may say no and go to UH if there are no isle trips ...

Ben Wood, who sold the Star-Bulletin in the streets
of downtown Honolulu during World War II, writes of
people, places and things every Saturday.
His columns appear online every Monday.

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