ARMY & NAVY
Japan's ratification of the London Naval Treaty was still on the high seas and the Treaty therefore still ineffective (see p. 15) when the General Board of the U. S. Navy last week sent up to Secretary Adams its recommendations for a Treaty building program. As anticipated (TIME, Oct. 20), Admiral Pratt's shelving and scrapping of 49 ships three weeks ago was but a preamble to large building proposals by the Navy. Construction recommended included:
¶ Improvement of the battleships New Mexico, Mississippi and Idaho so as to give the U. S. 14 modern battleships.
¶ Four more...