National Affairs: Economic Gesture

The Hoover Administration last week decided to speed the effect of the London Naval Treaty even before it had been ratified by Japan. The Treaty requires the U. S. to put away two of its 18 capital ships within one year of the Treaty's effective date, and a third within six months thereafter. On the assumption that Japan would surely ratify, the Administration announced through the Navy Department that the battleships Utah, Florida and Wyoming would drop out of the fleet line Oct. 1. The Florida will be scrapped. The Wyoming, dismantled, will...

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