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Volume 21, Number 5 September/October 1970

In This Issue

September/October 1970
Jasper Yeates Brinton: an American Judge in Egypt
Written by William Tracy
Photographed by Tor Eigeland

In the morning sun, memories of another age ... masked balls in Alexandria ...a king in his palace ... war in the western desert ... the Mixed Courts, that quixotic, half-forgotten experiment in international justice.

Pest Among The Palms
Written by Abdoul Mon'im S. Talhouk
Photographed by Khalil Abou El Nasr

Under the scrutiny of Aramco, scientists keep a careful watch on the delicate balance of life that sustains an increasing variety of crops on the farms of Eastern Saudi Arabia.

"Queen of the Desert": Lady Hester Stanhope
Written by Daniel Da Cruz
Photographed by Khalil Abou El Nasr

Among the stories of colorful eccentrics who sought fame and solace in foreign lands none ever quite matched the poignant, pathetic tale of Lady Hester Stanhope and her lonely death in the hills of Lebanon.

Sign Up!
Photographed by Khalil Abou El Nasr

Often forgotten amid the turbulence of Middle East politics is the value of the area to the United States' troubled economy—nearly $500 million net a year in exports alone, in addition to oil revenues.

"Through The Hawse Pipe": A Story of Ras Tanura
Written by Brainerd S. Bates
Photographed by Tor Eigeland

Deck boy, ordinary seaman, able-bodied seaman, boatswain, quartermaster, third mate, second mate, chief mate and captain—that's the story, rung by rung of Ras Tanura's Paul Cole.

A Visit To "The Lady's" Tomb
Written by John Brinton

On the edge of a hillside near the sea a simple marble plaque, sometimes graced with a sprig of wildflowers, marks the grave of Lady Hester.