People, may 25, 1959

Under medical treatment in Rome, the ailing Imam of Yemen, 67, was suffering from arthritis, also reportedly from the effects of chewing too many qat leaves (a common Middle Eastern narcotic), swigging too many flagons of eau de cologne (he likes the stuff), and leaning too heavily on aphrodisiacs. In keeping with Arabian face-keeping, the oil-rich Imam arrived in Rome last month with an entourage of about 90 assorted Yemeni, including several Cabinet ministers, scimitar-bearing guards, three of his Queens, 23 concubines (who, according to the Italian Foreign Office, are not genuine harem types, "just slaves"). The Imam spends his time...

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