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Canal Treaty #257418

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 19, 1978
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REPORTER: No reporter given

(Studio) President Carter's response to comments made by Panama's General Omar Torrijos, in wake of Canal treaty passage, noted. Torrijos' statement that troops had been ready to move against Canal reported Film shown. [TORRIJOS - (thru translator) cites military preparedness to make Canal unusable.]
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(DC) President Carter s concern about possible mob violence under no one's control in Canal Zone reported; preparations for such eventuality, had it occurred, outlined. Reaction of Congmen. to Torrijos' statements, after mtg. with Carter, stated. [Representative Jim WRIGHT - describes Carter's concerns with regard to effect of Senator rejection on treaty.] President's plans to visit Panama next month &house speaker Tip O'Neill's pledge of action from Congress, now that Canal treaty issue over, reported.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Studio) Report on Senators' reactions to Torrijos' remarks. [Senator Alan CRANSTON - is convinced Torrijos was talking for domestic consumption.] [Senator Sam NUNN - thinks attitude won't prevail long, but won't help relations] [Senator Ted STEVENS - thinks Torrijos' plan indicates mood of wanting United States out of area.] Representative John Murphy's Merchant Marine Committee noted as one to consider much legislature connected with treaty. [MURPHY - thinks Torrijos should confine remarks to thanking United States rather than threatening it in future.]
REPORTER: Phil Jones

Jones, Phil;
Mudd, Roger;
Schieffer, Bob

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