Nation: Last Test of a Battered Treaty

The Senate vote was in doubt; so was the Panamanian reaction

For once, the most zealous nationalists in Panama City and the most ardent American patriots in the Canal Zone could agree on something. "God, I wish it was over," people on both sides kept saying as they anxiously awaited this week's U.S. Senate vote on the second canal treaty. The first treaty, providing for the continuing American defense of the waterway, had been approved with only one vote to spare. The vote on the second pact, which would gradually transfer authority over the...

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