Foreign News: Sir Esme & Sir Austen

No one better understands the liking of U. S. citizens for frank and clear-cut statements than His Majesty's popular and astute Ambassador at Washington, Sir Esme Howard. Last week Sir Esme tried to make a statement which would represent the position of the British Government with respect to naval limitation and would be at the same time clear-cut and frank. He said:

"There would seem to be every reason to believe that now that the [U. S.] fifteen-cruiser bill has become effective [TIME, Feb. 18] a further effort will be made before long to...

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