NEW YORK (Jan. 24)
Anticipating picketing of King Saud of Saudi Arabia upon his arrival here next Tuesday, the Police Department today issued special orders assigning police to every route the King’s party will travel and to every spot they will be. The Arab ruler arrives aboard the liner Constitution and will stay at the Waldorf Towers until Wednesday when he will depart for Washington as a guest of President Eisenhower.
The instructions issued by the Police Department today deal primarily with how to handle pickets at the pier and at the hotel. The police assigned to the King are under orders to be “constantly alert and exercise the utmost vigilance to assure complete safety for the official party.”
(In Washington, White House sources said today that President Eisenhower has no intention of questioning the Saudi Arabian King about his anti-Israel statements, and the exclusion of U.S. Jews from the Dhahran Air Base. Such questioning was urged by the American Jewish Congress in a communication to Mr. Eisenhower.)