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Red Sea Pilgrim Port *
Becomes City Overnight JIDDA, Saudi Arabia. Aug. 10 (JP). —This is the Middle East’s boom town, a sultry Red Sea pilgrim port that woke up to And itself a teeming city. About 250,000 men—Egyptian craftsmen, Palestine refugees, merchants from Syria and Leba non—have flocked here in the , past few years to help Saudi Arabia spend its annual jackpot i of 250 millions in oil royalties, i American automobiles sweep : through streets where the laden \ donkey used to plod. Glisten- ] lng villas, huge public buildings t and blocks of modem apart- j ments spring from the yellow j sands. All around men are build- , ing—and spending. , Stone Imported < Every piece of stone for build ing. much of the food and every- ] thing from air-conditioning plants to soap powders has toij be imported. |, There is no local industry— , the money all comes from the American-operated oil fields hundreds of miles across the desert. i A hotel room costs $22.50 a c night—without food. 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Sean i Stores r!rior Covrtnii Devt , Sears t Store< floor Covering Dept.. Seen i Stores Floor Corerlno Dept.. Store i Stores • Floor Coterinp Dept.. Sears 1, Store s aom/nwey fact ccnpc rrrv^iv,-^:^ #__fg I 0 f JLHfI J 2800 Wilson BJvd., Arlington JAckeon 7-4900 TOU Wn I Lose • • • ' S4SS Coleevilla Rd., Silver Spring JUniper 9-9010 r * . ‘ 8 $ * i dry washes a handkerchief for 28 cents. One wealthy Arabian invested his spare cash in build ing a 19-room villa which he offered to rent for $280,000 a year. A new palace is going up for King Saud. Thousands of labor ers work day and night to get it finished quickly. A vast tri umphal gateway is nearly com plete. An eight-foot wall, two miles long, circles the modernis tic piles of gleaming masonry. Piped water brings moisture to scores of ornamental trees and flowers. At night, the whole frontage of the palace—like an outside movie theater shines across the desert in a multi colored rash of neon lighting. Inside the palace, the King has his harem—and modern freezers, iTo the traditional Arab fare of rice and mutton he adds Ameri can canned fruit juices and ice cream. On Throne 18 Month* He has another palace at the inland capital of Riyadh, but each year he drives out into the desert to live in traditional style . . , MMm * *• • - >l% <HHf 43K V3?r BUILT ON AN OIL BASE—Jidda, Saudi Arabia— Laborers rush work on a new palace for King Saud at Jidda, sultry Red Sea port which has become the i , | for a part of each year with the cable asking him to intervene, customary severing of the hand Bedouin. In this way. his personal decision of drivers who injured pedes- Saud, 50, has been on the settles countless minor disputes taxi drivers still throne 18 months—and under his every year. ye the most careful in the world, leadership the modernization of Penalties in Saudi Arabia for w/ 'CL--.' Arabia is speeding up. He still crimes still include public execu- VVrOng dnam *is a personal Patriarch in the tion or the severing of a hand, A truck driver ended a long eyes of most subjects. Arabs with a limb or some other part of the haul at Faversham. England, a grievance drop into the nearest anatomy in serious cases. But only to And his load was con post office and send the King a recently fines have replaced the signed to Caversham. Middle East’s boom town. The palace and other luxury buildings are financed by the country’s huge jackpot of oil royalties.—AP Wirephoto. ROOFING Ovsi 60,000 RooH m tba Metro oolitan Arao tinea <892. Rose Brothers JA. 2-1223 I9tb St H. i ft Myar Dr., Art., Vq, 11 THE EVENING STAR, Washington, D. C. I j WEDNESDAY, APOt'ST 10, i»SB Deer-Elk Inclosure RAPID ClTY.—Wind Cave Na tional Park Ifi the Black Hills Is ; i. .i ■ M Refitted 4 Wheels Complete FINEST QUALITY LINING Si BtJICK Sp X a“ ■ M olmmobile-s % QUICK, EFFICIENT FREE BRAKE Service by Experts ADJUSTMENTS Rivetless Bonded Linings Latest Pressure Betidsd Lining Equipment Duplicate Police Testing Machine r37H j;M i H td 3 A-31 an 18-square-mile lnclosure. en tirely fenced in, where antelope, deer, elk, buffalo and other species can live undisturbed.