Center for Labor Education & Research, University of Hawaii - West Oahu: Honolulu Record Digitization Project

Honolulu Record, Volume 10 No. 9, Thursday, September 26, 1957 p. 3


King Saud Has 1,000 Slave Girls, Gets A Million Dollars A Day

Criticism of the foreign policy of the Eisenhower administration under Secretary of State Dulles, as being confused and short ranged, continues to mount.

Just before Congress adjourned, Rep. W. K. Denton of Indiana told the House:

"The United States tried hastily to get control of the Middle East situation by cultivating the favor of King Saud of Arabia. He was invited to Washington and entertained in a style never before shown a visiting monarch.

"King Saud has an income from oil wells of over a million dollars a day few much our Government pays him under the foreign-aid program, of course, is classified information.

"He has a huge fleet of jeweled Cadillacs, two dozen air-conditioned palaces, and more than a thousand slave girls.

"On the other hand, his subjects live in abject poverty, filth and disease, and King Saud spends more for palace furniture and chinaware than he does for public improvements and the welfare of his 7 million people.

"Will such elaborate gestures to such a man gain us respect among the Arabs over whom he rules?

"Aren't we perpetuating a condition where the Communists have a fertile field for propaganda?"

p /> I do not say that at odd hours a patient must be given the regular hot dinner or supper. Few people would expect this.
But what is so complicated about opening and heating a can of soup, making some toast, or preparing instant coffee or tea? Why cannot a night nurse do these simple things after the kitchen to closed? Is it just too much trouble?

It is only common humanity to feed the hungry. If our hospitals are too big, too complex, too impersonal to do these small kindnesses for the sick, something is very wrong.