INTERNATIONAL: La Conference Coolidge

An atmosphere tense with Anglo-U. S. suspicion and discord characterized the sessions at Geneva last week of the Naval Limitations Parley (TIME, June 27), nicknamed by the Swiss "La Conference Coolidge." Nothing of a constructive nature was accomplished; but the proposals put forward by the U. S., Britain and Japan were of utmost importance; and the verbal fireworks which followed agreeably enlivened last week the annual Geneva Flower Festival.

U. S. Proposal. Chief Delegate Hugh Simpson Gibson, U. S. Ambassador to Belgium, proposed:

1) Extension of the Washington Conference 5-5-3 ratio, now...

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