Like the sea's ebb and flow, the spirit of naval disarmament rises and falls with the coming and going of governments. Last week President Hoover sent it billowing up the beach of popular expectation with fresh momentum.

The President went, as custom required, to the Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day. By custom he delivered a speech on Peace. Contrary to custom he said something pointed. His argument: The Kellogg treaty for the renunciation of war is a "declaration" of "faith and idealism" which must be followed by "action." It must mean "all armament hereafter shall be used only for defense."...

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