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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 29, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta 22 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD Monday, October 29, 1973 Saudi Arabia immune to change? Oil-rich monarch rules stable, feudal society HGUJ x (King Faisal of Saudi Arabia is sitting atop the world's largest-known oil reserves. With the U.S. ex- pected to be drawing one-filth of its oil needs from Saudi Arabia b> 1985, American planners need to know what makes the Saudi government tick. Here is a look at why, in an area of political turmoil, that Arab kingdom maintains stability.) By JOHN K. COOLEY Christian Science Monitor JEDDAH. Saudi Arabia Mystery surrounds the Saudi Arabian monarchy and its ul- traconservative Islamic society Westerners wonder how the nation operates without parliament, political parties, or other attributes of a modern state. King Faisal governs territory about half the size of the United States He rules tour to seven million subjects, depending on which of several unofficial census figures you accept His monarch} is unique in the Arab world It is a stable. tumily-type government. At present, most responsible Saudis believe, it is well- protected against coups or revolutions It is not just the expensive and elaborate United States and British-built capital security system that brings stability, though this helps. Rather it is the family-type government and the character ol King Faisal, a sober, careful planner, completely unlike his spendthrift brother, the late King Ibn Saud Abdel RELATIVES Politically powerful people in Saudi Arabia include several hundred royal princes and thousands of their relatives King Abdel Azziz, the father of both Ibn Saud and Faisal, had 41 sons. His son Ibn Saud had 21. King Faisal himself has eight sons These ties of blood are doubly important because the Saudi monarchy and socity have not experienced any real revolutionary shocks in contrast to virtualtually every- other country in the Arab world Family rule means that in- formation about the state of the nation and its people moves inexorably upward through family channels to the king. Governors and high civil servants of even the most remote provinces are the king's relatives. Therefore King Faisal need not rely just on the kind of advisers who have led so many other Arab rulers such as the late President Nasser of Egypt ;nake wrong judgments. HIERARCHY At the top of the hierarchy are Faisal's brothers. Princes Khalid and Fahed Prince Khalid has been designed of- ficially Crown Prince, King Faisal's successor. He also is deputy prime minister. Since replacing his brother Ibn Saud as king in 1964, Faisal has been his own prime minister. But Prince Fahed. the interior minister, is the lavonte of some Saudis to succeed King Faisal, especial- ly in case of family rivalry A diplomat who knows Fahed well describes him as "a good- looking Arab gentleman, with generous manners, tall, courtly, and cheerful." Two of Faisal's half- brothers also are key figures. They are Sultan, the minister of defense, and Abdallah, commander of the Bedouins in the National Guard, or "White Army." Like the 35.000-man regular Army, the Navy, and the Air Force, it is armed, equipped, and ad- vised largely by the U.S and Britain. The White Army is a mobile security force, not unlike the royal Bedouin forces in the kingdom of King Faisal's main Arab ally. King Hussein oi Jordan It keeps security in the main cities, while the regular forces watch the coasts, borders, and strategic places in the deserts and mountains. IMPORTANT Two other important figures are the brothers of Fahed and Sultan. One is Prince Turki, the deputy defense minister, the other Prince Nayef, the CAREER OPPORTUNITIES METRO-CALGARY AND RURAL GENERAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT NO. 93 Holy Cross Hospital. Rockyview Hospital Holy Cross School of Nursing ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Reporting to the Administrator of Holy Cross Hospital. The successful individual will have supervisory ability as well as the desire to assume board administra- tive responsibilities Good knowledge of hospital routine and administrative methods desirable. Please send complete resume indicating experience, education, salary expected and references to DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL Hospital District No 93 6712 Fisher Street S E Calgary, Alberta T2H 2A7 CREDIT CAREER Are you an aggressive individual with experience in Accounting'' WE REQUIRE: OFFICE-CREDIT MANAGERS Who can maintain a strict control on credit Applicants should have ex- perience in credit collections Relocation in various communities throughout Western Canada. Career offers good salary, commensurate with experience; chance for advancement, full range of fringe benefits For further information and a personal interview reply without delay to Box No. 5, Lethbridge Herald Service Manager requiredl We require a hard working, self-motivated service manager for a Chrysler dealership. We are in a growing market and offer a great opportunity for the person who is knowledgeable in administration, warranty policy and service shop operation. Excellent earning opportunity plus group medical and life insurance. Apply in person or send complete job resume and availability to: KEN ROBISON Kino CHRYSLER DODGE LTD. P.O. Box 1180 LETHBRIDGE, Alberta Open Pit Foreman For Athabaska Oil Sands Development We require a Foreman to supervise a test pit mining operation located 40 miles north of Fort McMurray. Initial work location will be Calgary, Alberta, but successful applicant must be prepared for later trans- fer to the Fort McMurray Area. The Company pays for initial and any further relocation expenses. Applicants should have a minimum of five years mining experience preferably invol- ving draglines. Some supervisory back- ground in open pit mining is essential. Preference will be given to University or Technical Institute graduates, but others with adequate experience will be consid- ered. The successful candidate must pos- sess or be able to qualify for a Foreman's Certificate under the Quarries Regulation Act of Alberta. Interested applicants please apply in writing stating qualifications and desired salary to: Recruitment Shtll Canada Limittd, P.O. Box 880, Calgary, Alberta. Metro-Calgary and Rural General Hospital District No. 93 Holy Cross Hospital Rockyview Hospital Holy Cross School of Nursing DIRECTOR OF LAUNDRY To direct and co-ordinate the activities of a centralized laundry servicing about 700 beds. Successful candidate will be qualified in super- visory and production techniques. Submit com- plete resume indicating education, experience, availability, salary expected and references to: PERSONNEL DIRECTOR Hospital District No. 93 6712 Fisher Street S. E. Calgary, Alberta T2H 2A7 Phone 252-8832 HELP WANTED We are accepting Applications for the following: 1. OFFICE HELP Experienced in typing, bookkeeping and general office duties. 2. STEADY PART TIME COOK Weekends and No late evenings 3. LOUNGE HOSTESSES Ideal for young persons wishing to supplement their present incomes (Mainly Weekends) WE Working Conditions, Med- ical Benefits, Pension Plan and Insurance. For Interview Call Manager, 328-5455 ACCOUNTANT Progressive, diversified Lethbridge organization requires the services of an accountant who will report to the Controller. The job will entail all monthly accounting functions up to and mclud'ng financial statement review and an- alysis, as well as assistance in the preparation of year- end financial statements and participation in the long range planning and budgeting processes. The successful candidate will have some formal ac- counting training related experience. will be familiar with EDP systems and their operation and will be a self motivated individual who is willing to accept responsibility and function with a mini- mum of supervision. Salary open with a full range of company benefits. Our staff is aware of this opening. Reply to Box 13, Lethbridge Herald METRO-CALGARY AND RURAL GENERAL HOSPITAL DISTRICT NO. 93 Holy Cross Hospital, Rockyview Hospital, Holy Cross School of Nursing DIRECTOR OF FINANCE Reporting to the Executive Director, the successful individual will be responsible for the overall direction of the financial affairs of the Hospital District This will include financial planning, budgeting, computer systems, etc. together with supervision of accounting and office management functions. This senior administrative position will appeal to im- aginative, qualified accountants with a proven record of success in financial management. Hospital or related institutional experience would be preferred but not essential. Please send complete resume indicating experience, education, salary expected and references to: DIRECTOR OF PERSONNEL Hospital District No 93 6712 Fisher Street S E Calgary, Alberta T2H 2A7 TO REACH THE SOUTHERN ALBERTA MARKET PHONE 328-4411 for HERALD DISPLAY Oft CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING deputy interior minister. Prince Musaad, the deputy finance minister, is King Faisal's uncle King Faisal does not like to shift his ministers around If he performs well in it, a minister or high civil servant may keep his job for life. There have been few high- level personnel changes since King Faisal took the throne in 1964 In 1969 there were two anti- Faisal conspiracies The King's security stopped both before they grew. Again, the information was passed up to him through family channels Suspected young Air Force and Army attaches serving abroad quietly were recalled and arrested, as were many Air Force pilots and oil- company employees As far as is known, none of the more than 200 Saudis im- plicated was executed Most had their initial jail sentences reduced considerably as time passed. Many foreigners cannot un- derstand how. in this age of change, the Saudi regime can court modernism and still re- tain all of the old strict Islamic usages sequester- ing of women (who cannot drive cars or go unveiled out- side their homes) and harsh punishments, including am- putation of a hand or a foot tor habitual thieves and stoning tor adulterv One of the answers is education. School curricula in Saudi Arabia where il- literacy and ignorance are be- ing defeated rapidly by a huge education budget from the oil funds is a mixture of modern knowledge and Iblamic pnncple. MILITARY Most young Saudis who study abroad go to the United States, where nearly 1.500 are attending college or univer- sities now One-third to one- half of these students are already in. or will enter, the growing Saudi military es- tablishment When most of the students DEEPEST CAVE The deepest cave penetra- tion made to date was in 1966 by Gouffre de la Pierre Saint- Martin in the French Pyrenees. Explorers went 3.- 779 feet into the cave return home from California, Texas, or Washington, D.C., to Jeddah. Damman, or Mec- ca, they completely integrate into their own conservative system again. "We have no identity a UCLA educated young Saudi oil engineer told me. "We can live as we want in our own homes The girls have hen parties and show off their latest Western fashions. The men have stag parties and dis- cuss new cars, and inter- national affairs not Saudi politics, mind you; because there are none to Said a young Saudi girl who had studied in the U.S "If you Americans in your sub- urbs live in a lawn-to-lawn culture, we live in a wall-to- wall one Behind the house walls, the family is everything9 We live and work lor and in our family. We like this, and we plan to keep things this way." Hltehenflld Portable buy one today, It tonight. irutollotion needed KitchenAid Top-Loading Portables. The dishwasher lor small or narrow kitchens be- cause it opens up, not out. Takes a minimum ol lloor space Your choice ol colors King Faisal Projected increase of oil exports from Saudi Arabia to U.S. SAUDI ARABIA Percentage of Saudi Arabian oil exported to United States 1973 1985 lEbtimnt' KitchenAid Front-Loading Portables. 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