National Affairs: Naval Disarmament

Next to economy, prosperity, morality and Divine Providence, President Coolidge's favorite speech-making topic is naval disarmament. Last week he did not make a speech, but he despatched to Congress and to Great Britain, Japan, France and Italy a plan of naval disarmament. It was received as the most statesmanly document of his administration. He suggested:

1) That these four nations and the U. S. empower their delegates at the resumed Geneva conference next month to "negotiate and conclude" a naval disarmament treaty. Thus, President Coolidge chose to use League of Nations machinery that...

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