CONFERENCE: Pens to Treaty

Completion of the London Naval Treaty last week terminated President Hoover's ''gentleman's agreement" with Prime Minister MacDonald that Britain and the U. S. should suspend all naval building while the London Conference was in session.

This being so, His Majesty' s Government began to "examine the situation at their great Singapore naval base with a view to undertaking its completion. Similarly the major U. S. naval shipyards awoke to life.

At Washington the Navy Department pointed out that the London Treaty permits the U. S. to build ten more "large cruisers" (i. e.,...

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