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Our Daily Bread Sliced thin by the Editor Alex. H. Washburn-i—_ Bricker Amendment •— Need Some Reform on treaty Procedure Unless you have been following the controversy over the so-called Bricker amendment from the beginning the uproar this week as the question approaches a vote may make you feel as bewildered as walking into the middle of a whodunit movie. Sdnator Bricker, Ohio Republican, has the support of lh§ American Bar association, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a large number of fellow senators for a proposed constitutional amendment which would limit the treaty- making power of the President and the Senate. As you know, the President negotiates treaties with lornign nations through his appointee the Secretary of State, but all treaty proposals must be ratified by the Senate. The actual text ot the amendment Bricker is offering has changed from time to time, but suffice it to say that President Eisenhower and the administration stalwarts are particularly opposed to this paragraph: "A treaty shall become effective as internal law in the United Slates only through legislation which would be valid in the absence of treaty." What docs it mean? Well, read it over again. What it is saying is .simply this: That Congress is limited in its authority to pass ordinary laws by the provisions of the Constitution, and a foreign treaty can't be made to apply inside the United States in violation of the Constitution. Tho background of this . controversy can be quickly understood. Our country now is a member of the United Nations. We have made many foreign treaties — and there is a growing fear that this mass of treaty "law" coupled with the protocols which are issued by the League of Nations will finally become an instrument of law which supersedes here in the United States our own Constitution. In principle I am opposed to any attempt to ham-string the President and the Senate in the discharge of their duty in foreign affairs. Someone must do the job. If the people refuse to r trust their top political leaders then the United States is no better off than France,; whern the people, giv,e their gov- 'ernment no re_al. autnority : at all —^ l ;!inJ,,as...IT- c&fiequenue-:- France! has fallen out of the ranks of the major powers. Nevertheless there is a genuine need for reform of our American treaty procedure. It is charged that many treaties have been , rushed through the Senate without a record vote. And sometimes only a handful of senators were present. Before writing this piece I looked up our treaty procedure as stated in the Constitution, and 1 think I have found the scat of the trouble —the word that I have put in capital letters. Article II, Section 2, Paragraph 2, says: "He (the President) shall have power by and with the advice and consent of the Senate to make treaties, provided two- third s of the senators PRES- 'ENT concur. There is the flaw — the word "present." If you ' are going to exercise power you have to assume responsibility to the people, and we should have two-thirds of the Senate MEMBERSHIP behind every foreign treaty — not just two- thirds of the handful that happen to be in the chamber at the time. And no mere voice voting. Every man should be on record on every treaty vote. A constitutional amendment to strike out the word "present" and require treaty ratification by two- thirds of the full Senate membership is in order — and I think that's about what Brjcker's proposal will eventually boil down to. ..^^^^^^^^ ^^^^^^^^y| ^^^^L^^^^^^^H ^^^HIMtt^^u, i^^u^^u^^^^^.^ ^^^gm^u^ d^li^Mtt WEAfHfeft taf&ai CfeesSunal a. High this afteffttotf J low A 24-hdUf-perJod Monday High mefC dtttt&f *rMsrt,?!lS eriod ending fit 8 6t t&K High 68, Low 37. -, .-j| 55TH YEAR: VOL. 55 — NO. 84 Star of Hop* 1899. Prati 1*27 Contolldattd Jan. II, 1»2» HOPE, ARKANSAS, Band Concert to Be Given February 4 The annual Winter Concert by the Hope High School Band will take place Thusday night, February 4, at 7:45 in the high school auditorium. This announcement came today from G. T. Cannon, director of the local high school and junior high bands. This traditional concert by the band is considered to be perhaps the outstanding musical event of the winter season in Hope. Large and enthusiastic audiences have attested to that fact in the past and this year promises to be no exception. To accomodate the poncert band pf 75 members, the Band Auxiliary is having temaprary extensions bujld for the stage. Increase in numbers and size of the instruments make this necessary. A five- foot extension is being placed the full width of the stage. Ticket sales which started today indicate that there will be no advance in prices. Adult tickets are fifthy cents and student tickets are twenty five cents A contest is on among the four classes represcent- ed in the band to see which can sell the most tictfet& tl>e -winner being rewaided with a picnic later in the spiwig. Fropofds from, the conceit wjll go to help band jaek^ »v^n|fo Burglars Break Into Store at McCaskill The W. W. Rogers Store of McCaskill was brokeh into Saturday night with several articles stolen, according to Deputy Sheriff Tom MiddlebrOoks and State Police[man Milton Mosier. The burglars entered the building by tearing off a screen after they failed to open a door; Cig- larettes, a shotgun, shells and two watches were missing. BIG THREE JOIN HANDS IN HOPE — United States Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, French Foreign Minister Georges Bidault, center, and British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden join hands In Berlin as they prepare to hold a strategy meeting !n preparation for the start of the Big Four conference. It has been announced that the three western foreign ministers have agreed to stay in Berlin "as long as there is any hope" of agreeing with Russia on any problem to be brought up during the conference. — NEA Radio-Telephbto President Has a Broad, New Housing Plan Would Help All Income Groups Build Homes By LOUIS CASEL WASHINGTON (UP) — • President Eisenhower today submitted to Congress a broad new housing program aimed at helping American families of all races, creed and income levels acquire "decent homes in wholesome neighborhoods.' His major proposals included: 1. Provision of a new kind of government mortgage insurance, with very long repayment periods for and taken down payments home costing under $8,000. 2. Setting aside nearly $1,000,000,000 in federal aid funds Continued on Page Two for Ike May Signal Revision of Bricker Curb By JACK BELL WASHINGTON iffl—President Eisenhower may give congressional leaders a go-ahead signal today for efforts to rewrite in. the Senate the Bricker proposal to curb treaty powers. Sen, Knowland (R-Calif) said in ad vanes of a White. House conference he expects to announce later the course to be followed by the leadership on the controversial measure now technically before the Senate for debate. It was obvious, however, that the failure of Sen. Ferguson of Nichigan, head of the GOP Policy Committee, to agree with Sen. Bricker (R-Ohio) on the terms of a compromise at a meeting yester- Continued on Page Two Missouri-Ozan Medt Friday at Prescott A meeting will be held at the city hall in Prescott Friday, January 29, at 2 p. m. for the purpose of organizing continued support on proposed flood council and drainage work on. Little Missouri river and Ozan creek. . Delegates are expected to attend from Arkadelphia, Gurdon Pres- vins, Hope, Delight, and Murfrees- cott, Nashville, -McCaskill, Ble- boro. H...K.-Thatcher, executive secretary of the Ouachita River Valiy association, will be present for the meeting . and Sideswipe Damages .. Two Vehicles An auto driven by R. D. Cogbill and a truck driven by Wanda Cox sideswiped over the weekend on North Elm .street -with light-dam- i'group onr'work-^a'tfh'dS^eeh'doi age to both vehicles, reported in- on the subject to date. vestigating City Police. President Eisenhower's budget submitted last Wednesday included $492,000 for Little Missouri River, induing Ozan Creek, to complete the authorized project for channeling and flood control. This item was approved'in the original budget a year ago, but was lopped off in the revised budget submitted later by the new administration. This amount, if approved by the Congress, will give the go ahead signal to a project that has been a goal the Congressman of the district, members of the Ouachita River Valley association and private land-owners for years. Anyone' interested in the work and its resultant value to this area is invited to attend the meeting at Prescott. MONDAY, JANUARY 25, 1954 Member: th* AWoelated Pren & Audit Burton ot ClrtutaHWtt Av. Net Paid Clrel. 6 Mot. Ending Sept. $0. 19S3 — 3,446 No Action on Tariff Barrier Is Likely By CHARLES F. BARRETT WASHINGTON, Several key Republican congicssjnen were reported today to have advised President Eisenhower to expect little or no action by Congress this year to lower tariff barriers against foreign goods.. This was the reported stand of Repxiblicans who have fought traditionally for tariffs high enough to protect American industry from competition at home from cheaper foreign goods. Tariffs are taxes imposed on foreign products as they enter the United States, in effect raising their prices hei'R. Eisenhower received over Local Youths Picked at Choir Audition weekend a 102-page report from his 17-man Foreign Economic Policy Commission, headed by Clarence B. Randall of Chicago, Inland Steel Co., board chairman. The report, sprinkled liberally with dissents from various members, especially Republican congressional members, urged that the President be given power to lower tariffs by 5 per cent a year over the next three years. ' Three local youths tried out for ., ,|the Apollo Boys' choir at Shreve- L Saturday and ail three- were win Modern Jericho in Jordan, 840 ft. below sea level is the world's lowest lying town, says the National Geographic Society. ' Old Time Crooner Says Way to a Successful Marriage Is to 'Ham 7 It Up Now and Then By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK Wl—"Ham it up!" This is the advice of old-time crooner Benny- Filedr- to anyone trying to make a success of marriage—or anything else. "If ycu're not'a ham, no matter what business you're in, no matter what in live you're tr ying to do," said Benny, "you'll never be any good in it." To Benny "ham" means a food to the spirit instead of the body, or as he puts it—"the ability to keep on enthusing, and not take your net song or youi net breath for granted " Filed-, bailed by Bing Crosby as ArneMca's first cippner, was a pnnco in the days when was kma And he mairied a princsv,. Blpswrn Seeley, a star who intipduced m^jny famous still like to hear. They have tf'uped together for 32 years, and most of the years were fat, but some of them were lean. Sometimes Blossom was starred, sometimes Benny; often they shared top billing. Benny said it never made any difference to either of them. "1C two married people start getting jealous of each other's career," he said, "they don't have a marriage. They've just got a financial arrangement." Blossie and Benny, who don't mind at all being called "Mr. ant] Mrs. Show Business" are starred togethe*- again now on two daily programs over statipn WMGM here, ''We aren't exactjy disc jae.k vfi " saM "Ronnv '^iye ju$4 and jib. ners. Eight finalists were picked from a group o£ 35 from all over the three states area. The youths ars: David Pearson, 13; Bobby Dodson 13, and John Allen Ross, 11. The older youths are in Junior High while Young Ross attends Oglesby school. David was selected the top finalist and will go to Palm Beach, Florida this weekend for audition in the national finals January 31, The seven winners will be given cholarships totaling $7,200 . Bobby and John Allen will go to summer camp in North Carolina" where they will receive special training. If the youths are selected they will attend the Apollo Choir School until their voices change. Members of the choir live in a aeautiful estate overlooking the Atlantic where they receive musical and acadenic training. Twice each year they go on a nationwide concert tour ppearing in colleges universities and n regular concert series from coast to coast. Each applicant for tryout has to furnish two letters of recommenda- tinn, a copy of schools grades. All youths picked must have above avr erage grades. Mrs. A. L. Ross and Mrs. Roland Pearson took the youths to Shreveport Saturday for the audition. James Roosevelt Seeks Office LOS ANGELES, —James Roosevelt is an announced candidate for a congressional nomination in California's 2th District. The eldest son of the late President Franklin D Roosevelt announc ed ijjis Democratic pandidacy yes- ter^ia/ when ths Ptmogratic pymbMt, Rep. Samuel W- Yorty, announced that he will ru,n fof Senate in tHfs California McCarthy Backs Down on One Man Stand BY WARREN DUFFEE WASHINGTON, — (UP)— Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R-Wis.) today gave up his "one-man" rule over hiring and firing staff em- ployes of his Senate Permanent Investigating subcommittee in an effort to bring Democratic members back to the group. Three Democratic senators, who resigned from the subcommittee last July in protest against the rule were resent at a subcommittee "conference" when McCarthy and three other Republican members voted unanimously to rescind the rule. "Hereafter, the hiring and firing will b3 done by a mcjority of the subcommittee." McCarthy said. The Democrats .— Sens. John 1. JMcClellan (Ark.),Stuart Symington '(Mo.) and Honry M. Jackson (Wan.) — declined to say im- jjtnediately if they will rejoin the .Subcommittee. I' The Democrats asked for "a couple of hours to talk over some Jhings," . McCarthy reported. He said he and other Republican mem- jbers — Sens. Karl E. Mundt (S.D.), fSverett ;M. Du-kseu.''• (111.) and diaries E.' Potter (Mich.) — will icet the Democrats again at mid- ^r^p9p vi to->:i^t .vthe|v,, Incision, Muii'dt, 'acting as "mediator" in the dispute made the motion to rescind he contrversial rule whicha gave McCarthy as committee chairman virtually absolute authority over hiring and firing staff members. McCarthy said he s.nd the other. Republicans voted for it one-by-one on a roll-call vote in the presence of tha Democrats. The Democratic boycott of McCarthy's subcommittee flared after J. B. Matthews, the group's former chief investigator, wrote a magazine article last summer charging that tno protestant clergy was Communist infiltrated. The Democrats demanded his ouster, McCarthy balked Matthew later resigned but subcommitee Republicans backed up McCarthy's stand in principal by adopting the special rule. The Democratic members then walked out. Mundt said "the reason I made the motion to rescind the rule was that McClellan and the other Democrats felt that they could not even make a motion to dismiss a staff member. We felt differently, buti why argue about interpretation" Hemingway, Wife Survive Two Crashes ENTEBBE, Uganda (UP) —Ernest Hemingway camp out of the lion country of Uganda today with only an injured arm to show for two ju;igle airplane crashes he sur vived in one week-end. The American author who often has made'the African jungle the background for his tales of rugged life and violent death went to a doctor at Butiaba, on Lake Albert, on his way back. The doctor advised an x-ray of the injured arm. But iron-man Hemingway, who lives as dan< gerously as his hairy-chested heroes, apparently thought he was not. that badly injured. With his wife, who like him escaped two crasher either ol whicn might have been fatal, Hemingway left Butiaba for Entebbe by automobile. She was unhurt. KAMPALA, Uganda. (UP) —Ern est Hemingway, one of the world's greatest living writeis, was on his way back to civilization by car today after surviving two weekend jungle plane crashes without injury. ; The 55-year-old Hemingway, hi fourth wife, the former Mary Welse of Chicago, 111., and their pilot, Roy March a former RAF flier, • stepped unscathed from one week Saturday and from another Sunday. , Unllki .the hero of his famous Africa.! short story, "The Snows of Kilamanjaro," who foresaw his death in Africa, Hemingway^ followed the Hollywood "happy ending" version and lived. But after two crashes, the Hem ingway party decided to stick io the road until they reached a point where another plane could take off without too much danger. Hemingway, his wife and pilot flew from Nairobi Saturday to the waters of the Victoria Nile, three miles from the breath-taking ly beautiful Murchison Falls. VI".. > Wes """ •"• ' ^^^^^ Russia to w Atomic Plan Big Confer! so Hemingway, in Africa' on a writing assignment for Look magazine, could take pictures of the Victoria-.Nile. The letdown was fairly good but Continued on Page unree Would Relieve Families, Not Stockholders By CHARLES F. EARRE.TT WASHINGTON, W) —Some House Democrats talkc-d today of a drive .0 get more tax relief for families and less for stockholders and businesses in any tax revision program enacted this ye;:r. They threatened a floor fight aimed at drastically revising a two- Jillion-dollar tax reduction and revision plan strongly championed by Presidtnt Eisenhower and others Republicans. Several Democrats on the tax- writing House Ways and Means Committee said they hope to eliminate sections providing sharp reductions in taxes en stock and bond dividends, and much more rapid :ax reductions to business for the cost of new plants and equipment. These proposals, already approved by the committee, would reduce revenue an estimated 615 million dollars the first year and provide much bigger savings to the tax* payers involved in the second and third years—perhaps three times as much. local Woman Hurt in Texorkana Wreck TEXARKANA — One person was slightly injured Satuvday in a two- car collision at Third and J,aurel Streets. Mrs. Ralph Roberts of Hope was treated at St. Michael's Hospital for minor injuries and released. She was a passenger in an autg d,»1veq by Charles Phsmbjess of Km Presbyterian in Last Service in Old Build ing The members of the Presbyterian Church yesterday held their last worship service in their old church building at Second and Ha*el Streets. . In the last sermon in the build ing Dr. L. T. Lawrence, local pastor, paid tribute to the Christian men and women who more than fifty years ago built the structure and dedicated.it as a place of worship. Special tribute was also paid to those who have maintained it since that time. .;• The Presbyterians are moving this week to their new church and educational plant located in the 700 block on South Main Street. They will hold their first service in the new building on next Sunday morning, January 31st. The decision to move the church to its new location was made several years ago when the present location became surrounding by commecrial property. The old church is located in the downtown section of Hope only a block from the post office. Officers of the church said today that detail announcement of the services for next Sunday would be made during the week. YOUNGEST IKE AIDE—Roswell Burchard Perkins, 27-year- old New York attorney, has been nominated by President Elsenhower to the post of Assistant Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare. He Is the youngest me'mber of the Elsen- hower "Team." — NEA Telephoto. Reds to Keep 21 GIs Until Conference By FRANK JORAN MUN<3AN, Korea, (UP) ~ The Communists intend to keep /2J. tin- repatriated Americans in'tfifc'fteti- tral /one at Panmunjom until ,' a, Korean peace conference has *dls- . diplomats believed ujdayv/- '> -< ••* It was believoel ,th f al" ;the*Reds, as a propaganda move, woum refuse to take away the Americans, one Brito.i and about 325 South Ko< roan's. They were expected to, ini' sist Jiat the "progressives" who refused to go home are technically still prisoners. The Keds hold that all prisonera should have been l.eld until a p conference had disucssed their fate for 30 clays. Developments in the repatriation situation today included: 1.—The Amevicans who refused repatriation accused an Indian ficer of "kidnaping 1 " Cpl. Claude J. Batchclor, one of two' Ameri' cans who decided tp go home. The spokesman for the Americans ac> cused the officer of being "A 1 paid agent cf the United Nations." 2—An Indian spokesman said th,a| India will find new homes ( for more than 100 Chinese and'Worth Korean prisoners who have ejcer- cised their light, under the armistice, of going to a neutral country to start life over again. 3—Tho Indian command told the' Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission that it "disapproves" the release by the United Nations of more than 21,000 anti-Communist prisoners. Communist Poland and Czechoslovakia agreed, but, the Swedish and Swiss delegates pn th'e commission said the U, N. did the right thing. 4—One hundred thousand pjen and women wept snd, cheered in n, jubilant welcome to 4,fl|0 fl- eed -hinesa prisoners who arrived in Formosa and were driven through the streets of Taipeh, the Chinese Continues on ^age Two in " v ' ••£« LONDON (UP)'— ThY,$ down a blueprint foe peace; opening ot the.BigTFb' mlnistdi'S conferenc'fe / Russia letflied with jTdej a Big -Stye ''cdhfer&Scet Communist CWna* r ,' BERLttf, ' appealed-. to ti tuiuu-jAH^jjeuvt;" jjitui*-,^ real hope,. ot v AweeplnB\ daftger' of i all'dut- a'tbr peakljig.s for; ,-tho-H f * isters oftt^tife vUnited/i Britain 1 ,' and. France,^ eign , ialnisterV tOe< said!:',« •• , < a '>-, "Pv.ace is ,' urgenl,, The bold \o£(et.' t ot'^— of the United-States, off first tlme^JthVpossibili sagina progress toward of i thij i'problems r p£*,ri 1 threat'."' , „ ',, i^ttffy Bidault was//';a'ddfes peal, directly ^to^'ciqtu^l eign Minister'Yyachesla tpv as, the:ministers-;] hPllow square^- 4 -'-*" Allied, j Berlin. *"'il'V *' s *the*sfirs and -the scrapping* 8jt defettso aUf 0 "*""*'"' •^* tt •Bidault s of-turning, i r time< purposes i^wej arid that the ith^ef'' could "be wept »,,-«, a , big powers .agreed'* op^j itation/» and 1 control*-otf£ BiduuH saidijhat vth*$"' J of any EurppjBajiLp^? must be th> ?" •-"—'" and, Aujjtria,n*£i , He wjM > ned' i l. consider/! (fitee* the ind.jspe^ao;,, PT ^» TV German unification,^-*,; All Around the Town By The Star Staff Judge Jngrani M, Stainback, former governor of the Territory of Hawaii said while visiting friends in Forrest City, "I've taken Hope melon seed back to Hawaii and given it to the growers.; They brought me some big melons, but nothing like as big as the ones Arkansas produces" . . . folks in these parts could have told him that to start with. Note to a reader: Apparently it did thunder, sleet,' lightening and hail all at the same time last week but I personally heard only the thunder, saw neither bail nor lightning ... however, several have reported all |pur. From Fulton Mrs. J. J. Battle re ports that Pearly Mdntosh, daughter pf I£r. and Mrs, Penny M.p- Intosh of Fulton, won the prize en by th, e Jqhn Cajin DAB <2<ha fpr the fee?! gssay on ^'Wfyat Flag Meajjs; jtp Me." lain of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Aikansas . , , Mr- Ducote is connected with the engineers office at Narrows. Apparently G. W. kppkadoo is aheady running for Oren Harris* congressional job as repprted' in this column last week . « . th,o prosecuting attorney is an phja product. From Pillingen, Germany the report that- Pv(. HarqW J,, ,. >..,,, bie, whose wife, Jije.?,, livfs $ Nashville, recently «raduat<?jl *-— the ?6th Infantry • £?&•"'"" lery's non-commjssipn™, -,„.,„.. academy . . , Pvt. dSfe, S<W-et Mr. and Mrs. ;jim has been in £w and & a S serve4' nist ( the indictment?,/ j> The court's-. year' eny, ing convletfon .^ 'pha ing the state's }se|j Act ment. An ing in entered,, the UJJM X»JW#i'W® at

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