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Volume 19, Number 3 May/June 1968

In This Issue

May/June 1968
The Dhahran Fashion Show
Written by Brainerd S. Bates
Photographed by Burnett H. Moody

Dhahran, headquarters of the Arabian American Oil Company in Saudi Arabia, hardly sounds like a community devoted to high fashion. To finance a good cause, however, the women of Dhahran, Abqaiq and Ras Tanura a few months back marshaled their skills to put on a fashion show that, with the possible exception of one or two showings in Paris and Rome, was the fashion event of the year.

Discovery! The Story Of Aramco Then: Chapter 3: Beachhead
Written by Wallace Stegner
Illustrated by Don Thompson

The preliminaries at last were over and the search could begin: the fantastic attempt by a handful of men to map, above and below, an area larger than all Texas and determine where, if at all, the oil was. Later they would look back on this search with wonder, but now, as they stepped ashore on the beaches of the Eastern Province, they saw it only as a job like other jobs and set about to do it.

Humor From The Tombs
Written by William A. Ward

So much has been written about the preoccupation of the ancient Egyptians with death and after-life that few people would believe that they also had a sense of humor. Actually, as William Ward notes in this article, the very human Egyptians of the past possessed a sense of fun and a puckish wit that can coax smiles from visitors even today.

News From The Arab World
Written by Elias Antar

Into the news room of the Vancouver Sun one day last summer came a news story from Jordan. It told in moving terms of a little Arab girl, a refugee from the June war, who could not get a drink of water on a hot day. It was signed by Joe Alex Morris, Jr., a veteran member of the large, competent, fast-moving corps of foreign correspondents assigned to cover, in all its complexity, the news from the Arab world.

Of Turtles And Terns
Written by Timothy J. Barger
Photographed by Khalil Abou El Nasr

The Arabs have always believed that the "hud-hud" bird is a good omen and so, now, do a group of Aramco boys who spent four days on Juraid Island in the Arabian Gulf studying wild life. After seeing a "hud-hud" they had a stroke of rare good luck: the chance to observe from beginning to end the fascinating—and poignant—nesting of the great green sea turtle.

Tourist Caravan
Written by William Tracy
Photographed by Khalil Abou El Nasr

In an effort to balance the serious loss in tourism that followed the occupation of Jerusalem and the West Bank last June, King Hussein's government in Amman recently teamed up with enterprising travel agencies there and in Beirut to develop a new and dramatic tourist attraction: a camping trip on camel-back through the spectacular desert country made famous in the film Lawrence of Arabia.