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Canal Treaty Developments #256866

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 15, 1978
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(Studio) Upcoming vote in Senate on 1st of 2 Canal treaties noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Recently revealed information from informed sources reported that Senate leaders have votes to ratify 1st treaty; this allegedly came about when unnamed Senators gave promises of support. Senator DeConcini's announcement of support, after President Carter's promise to support reservation with regard to US intervention rights, noted. Senate floor announcements of support from Seas. Brooke and Long cited; audio tape played. [LONG - notes United States leases Canal property and landlord is demanding tenant get out.] Visit to Senator Wendell Ford, who is uncommitted, by Vice President Mondale and president aides Robert Strauss and Hamilton Jordan mentioned.
REPORTER: Phil Jones Artist: Howard Brodie

Cronkite, Walter;
Jones, Phil

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