SAUDI ARABIA: Decay in the Desert

In the wake of Khrushchev and Bulganin, another spectacular but distinctly different visitor made his triumphal way across India last week. He was moose-tall (6 ft. 6 in.) King Saud of Arabia, 53, ruler over Islam's holiest places and the world's richest oil lands. His party of 234, including nine royal princes and a dozen sheiks, was seven times as large as that which accompanied Bulganin and Khrushchev. When some of India's 40 million Moslems tried to garland the King's head with flowers, strapping bodyguards, slung with pistols, gold-hilted scimitars and jeweled...

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