THE PRESIDENCY: The Hoover Week: Sep. 23, 1929

Surrounded by Admirals, Secretaries, experts both naval and diplomatic, for hours last week the President considered tonnages, gun sizes, British statements of naval requirements, U. S. counter-requirements. Then, while the White House, the State Department, the Navy Department still boiled with naval and financial statistics, long code messages were sent to Ambassador Dawes in London and presently it was definitely known that Britain's white-headed Prime Minister James Ramsay MacDonald would sail for the U. S. on Sept. 28 to confer personally on naval reductions with...

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