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MONDAY, JANUAnY 4, 1954 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGE PF Bricker Amendment on Treaty-Making Power May Be Early Dispute in Senate By JOE HALL . WASHINGTON (AP) — A hot, wordy floor battle over the Bricker amendment on the President's treaty-making power may be one of the first disputes to engage the Senate in the 1954 session. Majority Leader Knowland (E- Calif) said today he expected the amendment to come up for floor debate this month. Compromise talks have been held intermittently between Sen. Bricker (R-Ohio) and legal experts for the Eisenhower administration, which has strongly opposed the amendment. But similar efforts were made last summer and got nowhere and Bricker said after conferences last week he knew of no compromise in the offing. Senate Republican Leader Knowland of California said in a weekend news conference "great progress" is being made in administration efforts to work out a compromise. If none is reached, the debate will give an early test of President Eisenhower's ability to control the course of the 1954 session— sometimes called the make-or- break session of his administration. The Bricker amendment alread, is on the Senate calendar for de bate, but it may be delayed mor than a month if the St. Lawrenc seaway and Hawaii statehood bill are called up ahead. The Bricker amendment already has stirred up nation wide discus sion with eminent lawyers taking sides. The proponents and opponents cannot even agree on the terms in which Uie proposal should bi described. It's backers say it is necessary to limit the treaty-making power so that internationalist schemes cannot be slipped over on Americans in the guise of treaties which have the force of domestic law. Foes of the amendment argue that it would critically weaken United States conduct of foreign affairs and immobilize the President in some fields where he needs freedom to negotiate. The two key provisions of the Bricker amendment would: 1. Require that a treaty shall become effective as internal law in the United States only through legislation which would be valid in the absence of a treaty. In other words, it would, take a law voted by Congress to give a treaty the force of domestic legislation, and Congress would have no au .hority to enact such a law if some Spillane Dislikes Hollywood— And How His Book Was Treated By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD UP>—Mickey Spillane, the rugged writer of blood- and-sex novels, was a disappointment when he showed up for lunch. He was wearing a tie, I wondered if the more formal attire was because he has turned actor. He is playing himself in a circus picture, "Ring of Pear." The author scoffed at the idea. "If I think maybe a restaurant •will make a big issue about my wearing a coat and tie, I wear one," he explained. "I'm a conformist in certain respects. "But I still hate having anything tight around my neck. They have me wearing a suit throughout this picture. It's stupid. My friends wi laugh at me when they see me a dressed up. I do a fight scene to morrow and I'm going to tell then I skip the suit or I'll walk out. Spillane refuses to conform i other respects. He cast aside hi napkin with the explanation: "Nev ver use 'em. They're always in th \vrong place to catch food any Sinatra Returns To California NEW YORK (if) —Prank Sinatr: went on to California and worl on a new motion picture toda; after returning from a visit in Romi with his wife Ava Gardner. The singer left here early todaj less than 19 hours after he arrived by air from Rome. He. refused t discuss his domestic problems, bu on leaving Borne Saturday he sak heand his actress wife "are try- gnihto work out our problems." Natural gas is odorless; gas delivered to home contains a special odorant for safety's sake. ,' LITTLE LIZ— Modern cars ore superior to a lot of people who drive them— they con at least shift for themselves. »««« RITZ THEATRE i Manila, Ark. (Wide Vision Screen) LAST TIMES TONIGHT SAMUEL GOIDWYN Presents Christian ^^£i£«l Andersen With Danny Kaye & Farley Granger way. Too Hot We talked about his acting career, and he said he had done the job as a lark. He doesn't intend to continue as an actor. For one thing, he hates Hollywood. "It's too hot here," he said. "I don't mind it in the summer, but I can't stand being so warm in the winter. The day this picture is over, I'll be putting my family in my hot rod and heading back to my home in Newburgh, N. Y. It'll be great to get back into the cold weather. You feel alive back there." Spillane had few kind words for Hollywood movies. "Most of them are terrible," he remarked. "I went to that one called 'Come Back, Little Sheba' expecting to see a picture about the Queen of Sheba. It was nothing like that. I tried to walk out of it, but my wife wouldn't go. So I joined the rest of the husbands in the lobby until the picture was over. "Most of the film writers here are hacks, pure hacks. The plo ting of the pictures is ridiculou I could write better stories withoi half trying." Spillane was bitterest about th filming- of his own story. "I, Th Jury." "I went to the picture and walk ed out after the first 15 minutes, he said. "It was putrid. I wen back to see the picture five di ferent times, trying to figure ou the plot. I never was able to. The [oused up my story but good." H: personal comments about th makers of the film could never b printed, even in his own books MOX - Theatre - On West Main St. In Blytheville Show Starts Weekdays 7'00 Sat. Sun. 1:0(1 On Our Wide-Vision Metallic Screen LAST TIMES TONIGHT Double Feature Pony Technicolor TYRONE POWER Cartoon & Short TUBS., & WED. Double Feature TUBS., & WED. THE STEEL LADY With Rod Cameron & Tab Hunter —AND- IOIERT YOUN6MANIS CUTtR MCK IUITH fmgf SHORTS provision of the treaty conflicted with the Constitution. 2. Give Congress power to regulate all • executive and othei agreements, aside from treaties negotiated by the President with a foreign country. Proponents of the amendment contend the need for the first provision stems from the esciton of the Conustttioln which states that all treaties shall be the supreme law of the land. This section has been extended by judicial decision and state department interpretation so that treaties may now make' domestic law which affects the rights of Americans, the proponents contend. Bricker says treaties being drafted at the United Nations are particularly dangerous in this respect. The opponents say this provision is the 'most objectionable one in Sricker's proposal. They argue that :t would limit the treaty powers to those possessed by Congress io domestic affairs and thus would mean that action by 48 state legislatures would be needed to implement many treaties. The net effect would be that the federal government would be unable to deal with other nations as an equal, the opponents insist. As to the provision in the amendment on regulation of executive agreements, supporters of Bricker's woposal say that actions of former Presidents Roosevelt and Truman demonstrated the need for this. These chief executives ncreasingly turned to executive agreements as a substitute for reaties and bypassed Congress, he proponents contend. Treaties must be ratified by the Senate; executive agreements are not sub- mitted to either branch of Congress. Opposed by Ike Opponents reply that if Congress undertook to regulate all such agreements, the President could not act with speed on urgent matters, affecting the national defense. By the same token, the government could not deal expeditiously with hundreds of minor matters now handled by agreements, foes of the amendment say. They argue that both Congress and. the courts can upset agreements not in accordance with the Constitution or existing legislation. President Eisenhower has made it plain he opposes the Bricker air.eno.ment as it came out of the Senate Judiciary Committee. Several of the principal Cabinet members testified against it. The Truman administration took the same position when the proposal was before the Judiciary Committee in 1952. However, 63 Senators joined with Bricker in sponsoring the amendment when it was introduced. Sixty-four votes would assure Jassage of the amendment by the Senate; a two-thirds majority is •equired and 64 is exactly two- thirds of the body. For the imendmerit to become part of the onstitution it also would have to >e approved by a two-thirds major- ty in the House and then ratified y three-fourths of the states. But the Ohio Senator makes J.ear that he does not regard all if the sponsors as committed to : n "aye" vote. Another proponent told a reporter le considered the chances of suc- :ess doubtful in the Senate if the idministration makes a strong ight against the amendment. European TV NetworkPlanned Prospects Good For Program Exchange In Western Nations By WEBB MCKINLEY ROME «l—West, Europe's, television screens may unite long before the continent's governments get together politically. The prospects of a European television network were unfolded today in the wake of Italy's first regular TV programs. Aldo Passante, director of the Italian government-operated television organization, said eight non- Communist nations which already lave TV are working towards n >ossible exchange of programs. They hope to have the system working in five months. As presently planned, England could contribute a comedy by Bernard Shaw or drama by William Shakespeare, Italy could telecu the opera from La Seal* or * Papal speech and other nation circulate their national specialties to foreign viewers. Nine Nation! Interested Passante said the idea is being explored by Belgium, Denmark Prance, West Germany, Britain Holland, Switzerland and Italy Sweden is expected to Join the group soon. The network would be welded by a series of relays. Despite obstacles, the nations hope to get a "European program" going by June 1, in time to televise the world soccer championship game in Switzerland. A comparative handful of the 41 million Italians got to see the na lion's inaugural programs yesterday and today. TV sets are owned l)y only about 15,000 persons. The big reason—even a moderately priced, set costs an average industrial worker half a year's pay. 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