National Affairs: Second to None

The U. S. Navy admits, nay protests, that it is not the world's greatest. In point, that is, of size, though never of spirit. Last week, on the heels of President Coolidge's unminced reiteration of his country's intention to look out from now on for its own interests, naval and financial, the Navy Department proclaimed its intention: "To create, maintain and operate a navy second to none, and in conformity with the ratios established by the Washington conference.

"To make war efficiency the object of all training and to maintain that efficiency during the...

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