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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 20, 1975, Lethbridge, Alberta 24-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Thurtdiy, February 20, 1975 Dubai sheik listens to subject's problems Volunteer prison workers 6need careful screening' DUBAI Arab sheiks rule the mini-states of the Persian Gulf with supreme autocracy. But they are more accessible to their people than the heads of Western states. Even a potentate with un- limited power has to observe the ancient custom of majlis, which literally means "the place of sitting." It enables the man at the bottom to speak to the man at the going through parliaments, congressmen, appointments secretaries and the other middlemen 'that function in a Western-style democracy. And it works. High Higness Sheik Hashed Bin Said Al Maktum of Dubai holds court in a glass-walled sitting room, overlooking the thriving harbor that made his tiny desert domain the trad- ing centre of the Persian Gulf long before oil was dis- covered. Lesser princelings in flow: ing white robes glide in with hunting falcons on their arms to discuss a land dispute, a business venture or just to say hello. A taxi-driver comes to bor- row money for a ferry ride. He gets it. Bedouin warriors guard their ruler with automatic rifles. But anyone is allowed to approach the Sheik, and those who wait their turn are served sweet tea arid bitter coffee. The ambassador from Bangladesh fidgets im- patiently. His business is pressing. But he has to wait while the Sheik listens grav- ely to a barefoot subject com- plaining about some dead goats. The matter is settled with smiles. Sheik Hashed is a simple old man, hawk-nosed, wrinkled, clad in a white galabiye (bedsheet) and a black cloak trimmed with gold thread. His couch is littered with coarse, brown tobacco leaves which he periodically stuffs into a Pipe. He takes off his sandals and plays with his toes as he lis- tens to a merchant with a fat diamond on his pinky ring. Sheik Hashed is virtually il- literate but his business acu- men is legendary and he likes nothing better than a long CAREERS COLEMAN COLLIERIES LIMITED VACANCY FOR SENIOR ACCOUNTANT This old established coal company operating in south western Alberta is seeking a career oriented individual to fill the position of Senior Accountant. Working under the direction of the Chief Accountant, the successful applicant will perform cost and, general accounting functions to and including preparation of financial statements. Preference will be given to graduates of R.I.A. or C.G.A. pro- grammes or students currently enrolled at the 4th or 5th level. The Company's operations are situated in a pleasant area with excellent community and schooling facilities. An attractive salary with generous fringe benefits are offered. Assistance with housing and relocation will be provided if appro- priate. Interested applicants apply tin writing to: MR. F. MACLEOD Secretary, Cbleman Colleries Limited P.O. Box 640 Coleman, Alberta palaver about goods and com- merce. Dubai was a gold-smuggling port when he inherited the sheikdom from his father 15 years ago. Now it boasts the biggest docks in the Middle East, exports and imports total billion and oil rigs in the blue-green waters of the Persian Gulf bring in million a year. At 63 the Sheik is a multi- millionaire. He has sur- rounded himself with govern- ment ministers and foreign consultants to advise him how to spend it. But only Sheik Hashed can decide whether it buys gold-plated Cadillacs or a fertilizer plant. "I have no he tells an American visitor. "Every- thing is spent on development projects in Dubai. I need more loans." The Sheik's current dream is a trade centre, a 33-storey structure that will be the highest building in the Arab world. But even this can- not deplete the Dubai treasury. His chief economic adviser, an Englishman, pri- vately conceded that the Sheik is accumulating a surplus of million a year. "We are not afraid of West- he says. "We have our religion, our customs, they cannot change. The foreigners are helping us to develop Dubai. We can grow rich together." Dubai is the only Persian Gulf state which has not seiz- ed a share of its foreign oil concessions. "Maybe next says the sheik. "I am in no hurry." He sweeps to.his feet and leaves the room. Those wait- ing to see him will just have to wait. It is time to face Mecca and pray. KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) Volunteers for prison work should be more carefully screened to weed out those not suitable for the job, says -Arthur Trono, recently ap- pointed as regional director of penitentiaries in Ontario. "We don't want just a bunch of people trying to solve their own problems or morbidly curious people or junior league or social worker types whose at- titude is, 'We're so far above you, we'll drag you up to our Mr. Trono said in an interview. Prospective volunteers should be screened through interviews and those accepted should be prepared for their work through a series of lec- tures, he .said. "Inmates should be able to expect complete honesty from a volunteer on what pleases or displeases him and vice- versa." Mr. Trono said the entire penitentiary system is confus- ed about what is an effective program for rehabilitating prisoners. People working within the penitentiary system were torn between rehabilitation and se- curity. "One group of people is cry- ing for one thing; a second for another. "We're sitting in the damn- ed thing with the respon- sibility." The 44-year-old director said he favors the .solicitor- general's department plan for smaller institutions and'the living unit concept which would foster closer, longer- term relationships between guards and prisoners. He also envisaged as ideal a rehabilitation program that would pay prisoners regular scale wages and make them responsible for paying room and board, saving and sup- porting their families. He said better food and entertainment should be offered as incentives for hard work, as a means of bringing some of the values of the out- side world inside prisons. Mr: Trono also said he wants to establish better relationships between management and prison guards. "Staff in an institution have a pretty hard row to hoe." He said he intends to make guards "feel safer at what they're doing" and to help them achieve more satisfac- tion in their work. Mr. Trono was superinten- dent of the male unit at Mats- qui Institution and warden of Joyeeviiie institution before becoming regional director. He now is responsible for policy, programs and security at the 13 maximum, medium and minimum security in- stitutions in the province. He replaced John Moloney who was transferred to Cana- dian penitentiary service headquarters in Ottawa. Patterns New for Spring! Quilt Embroidery PRINTED PATTERN 4934 SIZES 8.18 'Hoax call' draws BANKS There are banks in the United States, savings and loans institutions, more than credit unions and 500 mutual sayings banks. warning Lethbridge city police received a call Wednesday evening that a man was being held hostage by a gunman at Packard Medical Supply Ltd., 1016 1st S., but it turned out to be a hoax. A Packard Employee told police he jokingly telexed a Packard office in Edmonton saying he was being held hostage by a gunman. The man who received the phone call believed the message and telephoned Lethbridge police who went to Packard to find out it was all a hoax. The employee was warned about the seriousness of his actions by police. You're not disconnected from your money at The Oshawa Connection Now's the time to save at Beny's! 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KXAMPLK 1975MONZA With 262 V8 engine, automatic tran- smission, custom seat belts, tinted windshield, front and rear mats, body side mouldings, door edge guards, rear window defroster, sports mirrors, block heater, tilt steer- ing wheel, power steering, aluminum wheels, white lettered radial tires. Retail Less Discount GM Discount 500.00 Down Payment 1000.00 1865.15 Your monthly payment only 160.58 lor 36 months. QIT SO GALLONS OP OAS With tin of new 75 Vega, Nova, or Monza EFFECTIVE ONLY UP TO AND INCLUDING FEB. 28lh! Beny Chevrolet Oldsmobile 2 A vc. and 8 St. South Phone 328-1101 Strike hasn't cut local mail volume Mail volume in Lethbridge remained "about the same" this morning, postmaster Art Lewis said. He hasn't noticed any effect from postal tieups in larger centres, he said. In Toronto, where close to half of Canada's mail is handled, service remains choked because of a walkout by the Public Service Alliance of Canada Only about 220 workers are on strike there, but others refused to cross picket lines. Air Canada said it is running its full schedule out of Toronto, with a few delays. Montreal airport was closed most of Wednesday, but re -opened during the 'night Across Canada, operations dependent on the government maintenance workers were affected by strikes at key points. Talks between the treasury board and the union, representing federal blue collar workers, resumed in Ottawa, under a 48 hour news blackout. In Alberta, selective strikes continued at the Calgary.mail terminal, government grain elevators in Calgary and Lethbridge, and Banff National Park. Pickets were withdrawn from1 Canadian Forces Bases at Calgary, Penhold and Suffield, and Jasper National Park. John Hart, Southern Alberta regional representative for PSAC, said mail will meet this afternoon to get old age pension and welfare cheques delivered. He told The Herald in a telephone interview it's possible no action will be taken against Calgary International Airport until Canada Winter Games athletes get home. But such a decision would have to await instructions from union headquarters, he added. Accused baby seller on trial LOS ANGELES (Reuter) A former Los Angeles County crime commissioner went on trial Wednesday on charges of operating an illegal adoption service which sold babies at up to each. Ronald Silverton, 42, has been charged with running a baby-selling racket called "Sav-A-Life Adoption Service" out of a luxurious suburban villa: Silverton, a suspended lawyer, also is accused of paying pregnant women to induce them to give up their babies. Authorities claim Silverton made hundreds of thousands of dollars by selling %l An Bring the world of nature ii K. side with this quilt! V TV V U H Embroider squares o flowers, berries, nuts mushrooms, butterflies 7-7-7 nne. insects and join into heirloor quilt. Easy, fascinating! Pa Make a great impression in differen this sporty, shirt -top pant- x suit. Stitching emphasizes the pattern sleek lines. Choose easycare knits, linen. 15" e.f h Pattern for firs' class mail and special handl Printed, Pattern 4934: ing to Alice Brooks Misses Sizes 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, Lethbridge Herald 18. Size 12 (bust 34) takes 2% Needlecraft Department, 61 yards 60-inch fabric. Progress Avenue, Scar borough, Ontario, MIT 4P7 31.00 for each Ont. residents add sale tax- Print p'ain'y Add each pattern for first- Numberi Ajdress class mail and special handling. Ont. residents add sales tax. 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