Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona on August 16, 1970 · Page 15
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Arizona Republic from Phoenix, Arizona · Page 15

Phoenix, Arizona
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Sunday, August 16, 1970
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Nixon's visit to Mexico has portends of a sounding board Plweirix, SOT., Aog. i«. mo <"' ffte t comment By HAROLD K. MILKS Republic Latin Affairs Editor President Nixon and Mexico's President Gus'tavo Diaz Ordaz are unlikely to settle many major policies during the Nixons' 24-hour visit to the west coast resort of Puer- starting Thurs day. Nixon, in taking his wife wife on a belated wedding anniversary trip to Mexico, may be looking 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. Unliktie 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 u 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 may find some time for serious discussions. Mexico is concerned over possible changes in U.S. laws covering jobs on this side of the border for "blue card" holders, Mexicans who live south of the border but cross over to work here. 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 Valfarta 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 Ptietio 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 airporf and along the roads bnth 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 hole! 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 hotel, 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 tie-down 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 APPU3NCE CLOSED SUNDAY OPEN 9-9 Monday through Friday 9-6 Saturday See Our Monday Adv. Specials Dorsey Connors brings you household hints each Monday in The Women's Forum of The Arizona Republic 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 Joseph C. Swidler said yesterday. Swidler said representatives of public utility commissions of eight states had made the recommendations to Hickel at a meeting in Washingto last Tuesday. No details had been announced after the session. The proposals centered on revised lease practices. Swidler said, to use the offshore oil fields as the "most promising" source of natural gas for the eastern United States. The officials said new fields in the Atlantic, as well as ones off the Gulf Coast, should be considered. "... In a period of mounting gas shortage, the government's policy of empasizing the immediate cash returns io the U.S. Treasury without adequate consideration of the pvblic as gas consumers is inappropriate " Swidler said. The recommendations included more frequent sales of potential gas acreage, tougher requirements that such leases be developed and using a staggered bonus system as incentive for development. 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