ARMY & NAVY: 37746

Because obsolete boilers were responsible for the failure of several battle- ships to meet the test of the recent naval maneuvers in the Caribbean Sea, (TIME, Jan. 28), it was proposed to install oil-burning boilers in the Florida, Utah, Arkansas, Wyoming, New York, Texas. Whereupon Premier MacDonald declared in the British House of Commons that this action would be a violation of the naval limitation treaty. After taking counsel of the Department of State, Representative Butler, Chairman of the House Committee on Naval Affairs, reported last week a vigorous Naval Constitution Bill,...

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