Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - February 6, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
16-THE LETHBRIDQE HERALD Wednesday, February 6, 1974 New U.S. ambassador to Canada Porter nomination confirmed By PETER BUCKLEY WASHINGTON (CP) The new U.S. ambassador- designate to Canada breezed through Senate confirmation hearings today with praise for his appointment and for Canadian foreign policy. Hearings by the Senate for- eign relations committee on President Nixon's nomination of William J. Porter, 59-year- old career diplomat, lasted a mere 12 minutes. His appointment is subject to a formal vote by the committee and then by the full Senate, but the votes are expected to be pure formalities. Porter told the committee chairman, Senator William Fulbright (Dem. and one or two other committee members who wandered into the hearing that he plans to operate on the basis of "consultation1' and "quiet diplomacy." "The Canadians are quick to express resentment at any sign that the United States takes them for Porter said. But he also said that Ottawa has a "reasonable attitude" toward problems between the two countries. Disneyland, Palm Grand Canyon. Tours March 2, March 23. May 11, from 16 days transportation and accomodation (twin) Reno, San Francisco. Fisherman's Wharf, Hollywood. Knotts Berry Farm, Disneyland, Palm Springs, Grand Canyon and Las Vegas April Easter Holiday Disneyland Tour town o 11 days transportation and accommodation (twin) Reno, San francisco Hollywood, Disneyland, Las Vegas Enquire about Expo 74 in Spokane. low at per person. S day Transportation and accomodation. All Now On Trw SIghteMing Bw-Mortnem Star NORTHERN BUS TOURS LETHBRIDGE, ALT A. PHONE 327-3536 Fulbright said he believed Canada has "resented our rather superior attitude" at times, and he found the resentment justified because "their foreign policy, with respect to the rest of the world, is far superior to ours." INFLUENCE Fulbright, a frequent critic of U S foreign policy, said he believes Porter will have a "beneficial influence" on relations between the U.S. and Canada. Senator Edmund Muskie, a Democrat who noted his home state of Maine has a longer border with Canada than with the rest of the United States, expressed pleasure both with Porter's views and with his appointment. Born in England, Porter be- came an American citizen in 1936, the same year he joined the American foreign service. He served in a variety of posts abroad, culminating in his role as chief U.S. delegate to the Vietnam peace negotiations in Paris in 1972 and his subsequent appointment as under- secretary of state for political department's No. 3 officer. His office said Porter is cur- rently on leave and had re- turned to Washington only for today's hearings. A decision on when he will take up his new post is being delayed until he returns to work Feb. 18. Realtor blames gov'ts for housing shortages VANCOUVER (CP) John B. Ericson, president of the Greater Vancouver Real Estate Board, said Tuesday the federal, provincial and municipal governments are to blame for the housing shortage here. Mr. Ericson said all three levels of government have done a lot to discourage residential construction and not much to encourage it. Mr. Ericson said the federal government was to blame because of its 11 per cent tax on construction materials, its low mortgage ceiling for newly-built homes and its eliminations of tax writeoffs against personal income for private investors on residential property. The provincial government also is responsible because of its introduction last year of the Corporation Capital Tax Act, which added to a year to the price of suites in corporation owned apartment blocks. More fun Children at the Edith Cavell elementary school in Vancouver abandon their usual recess routine to watch a welder working on a fire hydrant. 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The removal of Heikal from control of the semi-official newspaper Al Ahram indicates that Sadat is trying to get off an uncomfortable tightrope stretched between his pledge to recover all Arab territories lost to Israel in 1967 and his eagerness to get on with building a viable Egyptian economy It also may indicate that Sa- dat is in earnest when he urges that the Arab oil embargo against the United States be eased. Heikal, who had enormous influence, used his high perch to lead a campaign, long before the October war, for the use of oil as a weapon "to harm not only the Israeli enemy, but also US. interests in the Arab area." Oddly, both Moscow and Washington are likely pleased with Sadat's action. The Rus-. sians might have applauded Heikal's anti-American blasts, but he had also suggested that the Soviet Union might be equally bad medicine for Egypt. DENOUNCED OVER VISIT A year ago. after Heikal vis- ited Peking, Moscow's Literary Gazette denounced him for repeating "the dirty anti-Sovietism of the Peking leaders" and all but demanded his ouster as an "enemy of Soviet-Egyptian friendship." Sadat is believed anxious for a chance to improve the lot of Egypt's poor. He can't get going in an atmosphere of military tension, nor is he likely to attract Western technology and investment while an oil crisis continues to damage Western economies. Heikal is reported to have told friends he won't accept Sadat's face-saving offer of a post as a presidential adviser. He retains influence on his own. Moreover, he is reported close to Libya's volatile strongman, Moammar Khadafy, and probably shares his hostility to Sadat's peacemaking with Israel. His ouster is also a wrenching development for Egypt's young intellectuals. They are still to be heard from, and they may make trouble. Hydroelectric plants boost Brazil9 s fish population By SHARON RAY SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) Hydroelectric plants in Brazil's southern regions have helped bring a boom in the population of razor-toothed pi- ranhas, the fish known for their slash-and-swallow eating habits. Johan Dalgas Frisch, vice- president of the Brazilian As- sociation for Wildlife Pre- servation, recently travelled as far as Canada and Africa in search of possible methods for controlling the flesh-eating river fish. Dalgas Frisch said in an in- terview that the piranha ex- plosion is more a threat to people's livelihoods than to their lives. "Piranhas rarely attack hu- mans." he said. "But they do feed on Fish that the people living atone the rivers need for survival, and thus are an economic Hydroelectric projects, part of Brazil's big industrial drive, have tipped the ecolo- gical balance in favor of pi- ranhas and against the dour- ado, the piranha's natural enemy, Dalgas Frisch said. "Both species live-in the same rivers under very dif- ferent he said, explaining that piranhas in- habit the quieter waters along the riverbanks. They lay their eggs in sand or on the roots of water plants. SPAWN IN CURRENT Dourados. on the other hand, live and spawn in the middle of the river where the current is stronger. The dour- ado needs rapidly moving wa- ter which has a higher oxygen content than the relatively still water at the river edges where piranhas live. Dams that have been built along the main rivers have cut off the current and so low- ered the oxygen content of the water. As a result donrados are dying out and piranhas are thriving. Wild docks complicate the matter. Piranhas were once found only in the relatively wild northern and western Senator steps up fight against oil price rises By PETER BUCKLEY WASHINGTON (CP) Senator Lawton -Chiles has stepped up his one-man campaign against price rises in imported oil by proposing legislation that wouM allow President Nixon to impose controls on U.S. exports as a means of forcing import prices down The Florida Democrat, who was particularly critical of Canada's oil-tax increases last week, sabmitted a bin to the form of amendments to the Export Administration Act of 1989. the Senate banking committee is doe to study with a view to extending it beyond its current expiration date of June 30. The United Slates "needs to be able to respond with foreign economic policy actions of our own to meet the damaging economic effects that embargoes, price hikes and productive restraints abroad may have en oar own Chiles told the Senate. parts of Brazil. But ducks eat piranha eggs and in doing so must'dive into the water. Eggs stick to their feathers and travel with the ducks to other rivers. With the vastly increased number of eggs, and the hydroelectric plant system connecting the western and eastern parts of Brazil, pi- ranhas have spread eastward. INFEST WATER Experts say piranhas soon may be in the large reservoir outside Sao Paulo that sup- plies drinking water to the city, Brazil's largest Conservationists here have tried several national meth- ods of piranha population con- trol. One is the tucunare, an Amazonian basin fish that is a piranha predator. Thousands of tucunares were shipped to the temperate southeastern regions where piranhas are a problem, but it was found that the tucunare could not adapt to water colder than 68 degrees. "Since we could find no troly effective and economical Brazilian methods of dealing with the piranha problem, the Association for Wildlife Preservation sent me to find possible solutions in other Dalgas Frisch said- In Africa he found the tiger fish, a fierce predator from Lake Kariba, between Zambia and Rhodesia Dalgas Frisch spoke more favorably of an artificial wa- ter oxygenator called the Helixor. It is made in Canada and is being used there with great success, he said. Helixor systems raise the oxygen consent in the water, and used with artificial spawning beds, would allow the Brazilian doorado to live in correntless water and re- store the piranteNkwrado ra- tio.