Petrolia Asks Shah of Iran to Share Profits
Ontario Town Asks Shah to Share Profits 1 Continued front Page SA toria Playhouse, are In . danger danger of being victimized by the passage of time. But Detroit citizens, like Marlynn Joliffe, would like to see the community restored to at least a semblance of its former glory. They figure the cost of such restoration at bout $700,000 a mere drop in Iran's oil bucket. ' So they have asked the Shah of Iran to put up the cash as a repayment for putting Iran in the oil trade. "It was a serious request," says Mrs. Joliffee. "I would hope he reads it and is interested interested in the fact that a small town had a lot to do with where he is today." MRS. JOLIFFE is co-ordi-nator co-ordi-nator co-ordi-nator co-ordi-nator co-ordi-nator of the Playhouse, which has an upcoming summer theater program. The building is one of those Petrolia would like to restore. Says Mrs. Joliffe: "We already already spent $350,000 to bring it up to fire and health regulations regulations and we now would like to do some preventative work (to save it from further deterioration). deterioration). "We would also be interested interested in having a source of ' money as a revolving fund so that . if any building was in danger of being demolished, we could restore it." The idea of writing the Shah has been in the works . for some time. "It all began a couple of years ago," says Mrs. Joliffe, "when several of us were sitting around a living living room talking about Petro-lia's Petro-lia's Petro-lia's history 'and someone remembered remembered how Petrolia. boys discovered Iran's oil."