Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on August 16, 1970 · Page 14
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 14

Phoenix, Arizona
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Sunday, August 16, 1970
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Nixon's visit to Mexico has portents of a sounding board By HAROLD K. MILKS Republic Latin Affairs Editor Resident Nixon and Mexico's President Gustavo Diaz Ortfaz are unlikely to settle hiiny major policies during the Nixons' 24-hour visit to the west coast resort of Puerto Vallarta starting T h u r s day. Nixon, in taking his wife on a belated wed- wedding anniversary trip to Mexico, may be look- Ing for a sounding board on problems with Latin America. President Diaz Ordaz, after nearly six years as Mexico's chief of state, makes a good one. But any decisions involving •U.S.-Mexican problems must wait until Nixon meets the Mexican president-elect, Luis Echeverria, who is scheduled to make a private visit to Washington in mid-November before taking over power from Diaz Ordaz Dec. 1. Unlike the U.S., where retiring presidents usually end their terms in a flurry of policy activity, in Mexico the retiring chief of state normally coasts through the final months in office in order not to tie the hands of his successor (of course, in Mexico the question of succession by an opposition party has never developed). Behind the facade of .festivity filling the 24-hour program for the Nixons in Puerto Val- 1 a r t a, where the movie ';Night of the Iguana" was filmed, the two presidents 8 states urge Hickel to OK off-shore gas well expansion United Press International , ALBANY, N.Y. - Interior Secretary Walter Hickel has been urged by eight states to expand the use of off-shore wells to avert a possible shortage of natural gas, New York Public Service Commission Chairman JosephC. Swidler said yesterday. i Swidler said representatives !of public utility commissions of^the eight states had made tfic recommendations to Hickel In Washington last Tuesday. "i$<> .'details had been announc- .edT after the session. The proposals centered on revised lease practices, Swidler!-said, to use the off-shore (iil; lields as the "most promising" source of natural gas - for the eastern United States. *:the officials said new fields jn; the Atlantic, as well as oheS off the Gulf Coast, .should be considered. .'"*•.. In a period of mount- •iflg;gas shortage, thegovern- mSnt's policy of empasizing "immediate cash returns to ITHREAT CLOSES CASINO DJAKARTA (AP) -Authorities in the North Sumatara -capital of Medan bowed to de- rtands of Moslem extremists af{er three . months and or- •4iered the city's only gambling casino to close. The •Moslems had threatened to barn it down. the U.S. Treasury without adequate consideration of the public as gas consumers is inappropriate " Swidler said. 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Mexico is equally concerned that organized labor here may force changes in the favorable tariff regulations by which the "twin-plant" concept has flourished along the Mexican border. The U.S. Tariff Commission is now winding up public hearings before making recommendations to the President on this subject. Diaz Ordaz also may be interested in telling Nixon Mexico's side of claims to more water from the Colorado River, as well as its displeasure that Florida vegetable growers have been able to push through embargoes on U.S. imports of Mexican tomatoes the past two years. The U.S. remains worried about the continued flow of narcotics into this country from Mexico. A presidential meeting would be a good time to discuss how well "Operation Cooperation" to curb this trade is now working and to smooth Diaz Ordaz feathers, which are badly ruffled by the inept application of the earlier "Operation Intercept" by U.S. border officials. Communications may be a major problem for the two presidential parties and the dozens of newsmen accompanying them. Puerto Vallarta two years ago was a one telephone town, but since then more phones have been installed and during the past month technicians have provided special facilities for the presidential visits. Arizona visitors to Puerto Vallarta today would scarcely recognize the place. Dozens of workmen have been busy sprucing up the town, painting just about ev- erything paintable, cutting back jungle growth near the airport and along the roads both for beauty and security, and repairing the old cobblestone streets. Nixon and his party will stay at the new Camino Real, a curving, 10-story, 280-room hotel set into a cove between jungle - covered mountains and the beach on the south of Puerto Vallarta. The Mexican presidential party will use the older but equally expensive Posada Vallarta, north of the town near the airport. The possibility of hostile demonstrations following the Nixons into Mexico are remote. "We have no such problems in Jalisco state," said federal administrator Hector Palencia Alonso. "The people here love Nixon as they love Diaz Ordaz." Should Nixon find time heavy on his hands — unlike- ly in view of the busy schedule already laid down for the 24-hour visit — he might go campaigning and tiedown a few Republican votes for the November elections back home. * There are nearly a thousand Americans now resident in the town of less than 25,000 people — it was a sleepy coastal village until "Night of the Iguana" was filmed in 1964. At least 20 Phoenix families own resort homes or apartments there. FIRST FEDERAL SAVINGS Phoenix, SOT., Aug. 18,1970 MAIL The Arizona Republic A-5 APPIiBNCE TV- cm CLOSED SUNDAY OPEN 9-9 Monday through Friday 9-6 Saturday See Our Monday Adv. 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