CONFERENCE: Second-Hand Vassalage

Because the Naval Conference stood adjourned last week—while France chose a new cabinet (see p. 24), while Dino Grandi was cheered in Rome as he reported on the Conference to Benito Mussolini; and while Japanese voted to keep their old cabinet (see col. 1)—the only naval decision of international importance was made at Washington by President Herbert Hoover.

It was not announced in words so definite that they cannot be modified, but correspondents at the White House all heard that the President: 1) will not agree to...

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