Business: Personal File: Oct. 20, 1961

∙ "Not even Allah has been there,'' Bedouin shepherds warned Arabian American Oil Co. Geologist Thomas C. Barger when he began to explore the waterless wastes of Saudi Arabia's Rub Al Khali in 1938. But for four years Tom Barger tramped for oil and mapped Rub Al Khali's shifting sands in 130° heat, making lifelong friends of sheiks and shepherds, princes and kings. Mastering Arabic, he began to handle Aramco's negotiations with King Ibn Saud's government, was named an Aramco vice president in 1958, president in 1959. Last week in Dhahran, smiling, sinewy...

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