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at’s It c -,111 e About? Parisian Charm. Omelette & Champagne Breakfast Beautiful Crepes. Afternoon Cocktails. Gallant Waiters. Delicious Quiche. Evening Romance. Continental Steaks. Mysterious Women. Famous Pastries. Cognac & Midnight Rendezvous. In short, it’s about everything a great European style restaurant is all about. …,.. . 1::11:ii iL ‘,.:114 11;54 ;44 to; l urick Austin’s only open-air dance floor is now open every day and night for live music and homestyle meals. Come enjoy our laid-back tropical garden atmosphere. Fine wines & beers 405 West Second Street 477-0461 04U,..1.wiesImmi lis 111111″ ems 41.46164 Wic 4 , 3 . .411b I a 4 Panama Canal The Carter administration finally succeeded, on Septembei 26, in getting the Congress to approve legislation to implement the Panama Canal treaties, but without much help from the resident Texans. The treaties, one of which transfers ownership of the canal to Panama, would have gone into effect on October 1 regardless of the bill’s fate, but it is needed to authorize the administrative machinery for the U.S. to operate the canal until the year 2000, when Panama will finally take over completely. Conservative diehards in the House of Representatives have been upset for two years that they didn’t get the chance to interfere in the ratification of the treatystrictly a Senate prerogative and have been using this bill to have their say. The original House bill, which almost didn’t pass at all, was widely thought to violate the spirit of the treaties and to be unacceptable to Panama. The administration took a surprise defeat on a House-Senate compromise on September 20; the vote was 192 to 203, and the loss was blamed on the absence of 39 members, many of whom had been expected to favor the bill. According to Congressman John Murphy of New York, who drafted and managed it, the uproar over the Russian brigade in Cuba was responsible for the outcome. Only six of the 24 Texans in the HouseReps. Jack Brooks, Bob Eckhardt, Martin Frost, Henry Gonzalez, Mickey Leland, and Jim Wrightvoted for the legislation. \(Reps. Kent Hance, Jake Pickle, and Charles Stenholm didn’t vote, but Hance and Stenholm indicated their opposition in the Congressional A few days later, amid widespread reports that there would be an outbreak of anti-American violence and Lord knows what else in Panama if the Congress didn’t act before October 1, a new compromise was offered and the House passed it, 232 to 188. None of the Texans changed his mind, though; the same 15, plus Stenholm and Hance, voted “no.” Pickle voted for the bill this time, but Eckhardt was absent, so the administration again got just six Texas votes. In the Senate vote on the final version, Sen. Lloyd Bentsen voted “yes” and Sen. John Tower voted “no.” Live music Mon-Sat razos and E. 4th Streets ustin’s liveliest nitespot 478-4175 Taik 0.110111411%S.11001WWWIAVO THE TEXAS OBSERVER 17