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Panama Canal Treaty #46411

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 05, 1977
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(Capitol Hill, DC) Senator Robert Dole reported to have confidential cable from American diplomat in Panama to State Department with regard to Panamanian right to intervene military in Canal Zone. Many Senators want treaty amended to spell out that right. Treaty opponents making strong fight to prevent ratification.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(Nashville, Tennessee) Report with regard to campaign against Canal treaty ratification. Film shown; campaign details noted. Focus of Nashville campaign, Senator Howard Baker, receives numerous letters opposed to treaty. Film shown. [Ross WARNELL - reads letter he wrote Baker protesting treaty.] Details about Warnell given. [WARNELL - fears exploitation by another nation] [Nancy WARNELL - feels United States is backing down.] Warnells believe their feelings are reflective of average Americans [Ross WARNELL - feels Senator Baker's on the hot seat.] Baker and colleagues paying attention to opinions of independent voters.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

(Capitol Hill, DC) Mail is overwhelmingly against Canal treaty.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

Farmer, Don;
Reynolds, Frank

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