TERRITORIES: Sulu Sea Specks

With ceremonious solemnity last week Secretary of State Stimson and Sir Esme Howard, British Ambassador to the U. S.. signed an official document which added seven specks in the Sulu Sea to the U. S. domain. The specks were the Turtle Islands, southwest of the Philippines and some 20 miles off the North Borneo coast. The U. S. and Great Britain had at last agreed upon a boundary line between their possessions. Under the four-power Pacific Treaty of 1921, the U. S. is prohibited from using its new miniature archipelago as a naval base.

Average size of the Turtle Islands is...

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