THE PRESIDENCY: The White House Week: Jan. 3, 1927

¶ When confronted, a fortnight ago, by members of the House Naval Affairs Committee, who demanded immediate appropriations for three 10,000-ton cruisers, President Coolidge gave in to the extent of "authorizing" ten eventual cruisers (TIME, Dec. 27). Last week, in peace talks at his two press conferences, the President emphasized that these ten cruisers are merely a program, that he would approve nothing for present construction, that he does not wish to stir competitive navy building by the world powers. Thus, militant Congressmen and Navy...

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