Richard G. Miller

June 7 - Saw a rather recent picture in town last night. P.A.A. flies films in for its employees _ name of "Ship Ahoy". Got up today to find the picture "Dust be my Destiny" completely outdone by one of the Sudan's better dust storms and, of course, continuing intense heat. Noticed one thing about the natives that I failed to mention - they wear little leather cases on their arms. Seems that they believe it was said by Mohammed that they carried a prayer written by him it would be their passport to Mecca, their Shangri-La, so they carry two or three prayers sealed in these leather cases. The usual position for these prayers is about the elbow. Heard that we'd leave tomorrow for Cairo.