National Affairs: Treaty Tussles

The White House and the Senate continued to tussle last week over confidential papers relative to the negotiation of the London Naval Treaty. Secretary of State Stimson, on President Hoover's order, continued to withhold the documents from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the ground that their publication might embarrass foreign governments (TIME. June 16).

At the Capitol, reports spread that Senator Reed, a delegate to the London Conference who had seen the secret papers, had said their production would help the Treaty but would also stir up "personal animosities and ill-will." This...

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