National Geographic : 1948 Apr
Teacher's Pet Gazelle Emulates Mary's Little Lamb in the American School at Dhahran Dhahran, an oil center, is a bit of the United States 6,600 miles from home. Here the American colony enjoys air-conditioned homes, swimming pool, tennis courts, soft-ball diamonds, and hospital. Boy Scouts and glee club carry on the tradition. Two Americans and one Arab conduct a school for 50 children. To this wild-life class, teacher doubtless explains that English owes the word gazelle to the Arabic ghazal. Harold Corsini from Standard Oil Co. Oil Drum and Tin Can, Beaten by Hand, Serve a Hot Arab Band Deprived of Instruments Not only music but liquor and tobacco are tabooed by the Wahabis, the puritanical Moslem sect con trolling Saudi Arabia. These men, possibly Bahreinis, were found working on the 31-inch line of the Trans-Arabian Pipe Line Co. running from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean.