NAVAL CONFERENCE: Funereal Proposals

Ever since the U. S. became rich enough to have the power to outbuild Britain on the seas, successive Naval Conferences have seen British statesmen arguing for reduction of the maximum size of capital ships. Until last week, U. S. insistence that the maximum be set high enough to permit capital ships of 35,000 tons has been countered by British proposals to make 25,000 tons tops. Last week His Majesty's Government reversed themselves. With Benito Mussolini now building two 35,000-tonners and with France planning two more, while Germany is about to lay...

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