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Canal Treaty Debate #257385

CBS Evening News for Monday, Apr 17, 1978
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(Studio) Upcoming vote on Canal treaty and possible effects of compromise on DeConcini reservation to it noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) DeConcini reservation compromise agreement between Panamanian and Senator negotiators reported [Senator Dennis DeCONCINI - describes compromise.] Senator Robert Byrd's disclosure that Panamanians had been shown compromise language on Sunday noted. CBS News poll of Senators on treaty vote listed. Proponents' expectations that Senators Brooke, Cannon and Hayakawa will vote for treaty stated; Hayakawa's meeting with President Carter mentioned. [HAYAKAWA - hasn't made up mind, but will seriously consider it.] President's efforts to get vote of Senator Abourezk, who wants natural gas deregulation opposition promise from Carter in return, noted.
REPORTER: Phil Jones

(Panama City, Panama) Student demonstration in Panama detailed. General Omar Torrijos' hopes to avoid such incidents, due to concerns about their effects on Senators' votes, described. Statements on upcoming Senate vote by Torrijos and by Panama's Archbishop Marcos McGrath cited.

Dow, David;
Jones, Phil;
Mudd, Roger

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