King Abdul Aziz Ibn Saud of Saudi Arabia has a rarely visited kingdom about four times the size of Texas, the right of life & death over 4,000,000 subjects; 1,000 automobiles; some 30 sons. To Washington last week, from Ibn Saud's sand-swept kingdom, came two of the latter—Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Prince Feisal, his brother Prince Khalid—perhaps to discuss oil concessions to the U.S., perhaps to iron out problems concerning Palestine.

They arrived in their native dress, wearing the nobility's turbans (mounted with gold-wrapped ropes made of camel's hair), were greeted by...

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