The first successful agreement to limit armaments on a world scale is the Washington Naval Treaty of 1922, an historic monument to Charles Evans Hughes. Last week the Japanese Government, as all the world had long expected it to do, filed its denunciation of that pact. Two years hence, on Dec. 31, 1936, the Washington Naval Treaty and its supplementary London Naval Treaty go into limbo.

In San Pedro, night before the Japanese denunciation, Admiral Joseph M. Reeves, commanding the U. S. Fleet, announced from his flagship U. S. S. Pennsylvania grand maneuvers...

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