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Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, August 10, 1955, Image 31

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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. The laun- c
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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
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
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
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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
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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.
Ovsi 60,000 RooH m tba Metro
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Rose Brothers
JA. 2-1223
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11 THE EVENING STAR, Washington, D. C.
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an 18-square-mile lnclosure. en
tirely fenced in, where antelope,
deer, elk, buffalo and other
species can live undisturbed.

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