At Osaka in Japan, site of the Orient's first world exposition, the Arabs are a hit, and Saudi Arabia, to everyone's delighted surprise, is a smash hit.
Now that war had come, the company newly called Aramco had to grow—and grow fast. The "Hundred Men" became a thousand and their beloved frontier days passed irrevocably into history.
They've mixed Disney with Darwin, Wright with Hiroshige, MIT with Coney Island. The result is a gay and gaudy, yet brilliant and imaginative Expo '70.
From mainland China in 1949 came 20,000 Chinese Muslims, representatives of an ancient often-forgotten branch of Islam now 20 million strong.
The love Kahlil Gibran felt for the mountainous land of his birth is reflected in his poetry, a love Lebanon returned this spring in a week-long international celebration.
Out of the water some 25 miles out in the Arabian Gulf rose three steel platforms—to help Aramco speed production from the world's largest offshore oil field.