GREAT BRITAIN: Starting Gun?

Britain's First Lord of the Admiralty, Viscount Monsell of Evesham, rose casually one day last week in the House of Commons and fired what sounded like the starting gun of a gigantic world naval race. Ostensibly he was merely asking the Commons to vote an additional $51,500,000 for 1936 naval expenditures to supplement the $345,000,000 already provided in the Budget. Sobering naval news went with the request.

The Washington Naval Treaty expires at midnight Dec. 31, 1936. Until that time no signatory nation may lay a keel in violation of treaty limits....

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