National Affairs: Nice Idea

An Admiralty man in London inquired last week whether the U. S. expects Great Britain to let any nation or group of nations neutralize an area extending as far as 1,000 miles out on the high seas. The London Times said out loud: "Any action taken by an American Navy to enforce [the Declaration] would . . . amount to an act of war and nothing else."

Gruff old Rear Admiral Emory Scott Land, chairman of the U. S. Maritime Commission, barked on the White House steps: "It's a nice idea, but what are you...

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