To U.S. shores last week came a strapping, bearded man in white kaffiyeh and flowing robes who stirred up as much fascination and comment as though he had fluttered to earth on the magic carpet with which most cartoonists endowed him. Saud ibn Abdul Aziz al Faisal al Saud, King of Saudi Arabia, leader of uncounted millions of people, counter of untold millions of dollars, prodigious master of a prolific harem, had come to call on the President of the U.S. He arrived on the U.S. liner Constitution, said his farewell to...

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