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L/V American flag; band playing, sunset, crowd Pan to band
G/V American flag being lowered American national anthem being played
Cut to crowd - children clapping
S/V official on dias, speaking
C/U t-shirt emblazzoned 'Caution, zonian, endangered species' on man watching ship in canal
Ship sails past
S/V man with poster
Cut to group of youngsters dancing
C/U parrot on man shoulder with US flag ???
S/V reporter on canal side
Cut to airport, dignitaries coming down steps of aircraft and walking between guard of honour
Cut to night shot of the city - fireworks, cars, crowds etc
G/V American Vice-President Walter Mondale coming down steps of aircraft; greets people and walks to podium
L/V Walter Mondale on podium
S/V Walter Mondale, speaking
G/V American flag being lowered to the American national anthem
S/U delegates with folded flag
L/V canal with ships
G/V train pulling into station
L/V houses across park
Cut back to American flag
L/V canal zone- aerial view Pullback to reporter
"There are no tomorrows for the canal zone, only yesterday. But those yesterdays will light our memories assuredly for a lifetime"
"This is the lat in a series of parties which Americans in the canal sone have called' the end of an era extravaganza' Now it's the Panamanians' turn to celebrate"
"The American delegation is her to join in the ceremonies transferring most of the canal zone of Panama. They were welcomed at Tahoumed airport by Panamanian president Aristides Royo. The vice President's remarks were translated into Spanish by his 17 year old son William"
"Our two countries have entered upon a cooperative relationship to operate and defend one of the great strategic waterways of the world"
"The American flag was lowered from its place of honour today outside the Panama Canal Company which has operated the canal since 1914; now a commission of Americans and Panamanians will run the waterway"
"Under the treaties, Panamaagest the two major ports on the Atlantic and Pacific sides of the canal, a few military bases, a 123 year old Panama Canal railroad and all its properties plus several housing units. A major portion of American dominance here will end. The canal zone - 50 miles long and 10 miles wide - slicing right through the heart of Panama. To the Panamanians. real sovereignty is controlling this land. Tomorrow they shall, but they'll have to wait 21 years to get the canal itself"
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