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SEC. HUGHES MAI
3ore I)ractle aind Far.Reaching thai
Most Ardent Avtioctes of 01isarmta
ment 'tad Hoped For. Tenl Year
Naval Holiday Is Proposal li Short.
llugKe ships Now i ullding and
Atloat to 4e Scrapped.
Washington. Nov. 12.- -Most drastic
and far reaching than the Most ardent
advocate of disarmament dared to
hope. America's p-oposals were sutil
denly laid before t he arms conf erenc
today at its tirst sessiol by
A ten year naval holiday is the pro
posal in short. and the Ulnited States.
Great tritain and Japan shall swrap
C,6 capital ship. ag tregating I.S7$.04:4
'Within three months after the con
elusion of an Igm'ent. the 'nited
States would have 18 eapital ships:
Gre'at lritain 22. and Japan. 10. The.
tonnage of the inree nationts. respee
tively, would under such a plan he
00.0. 1.601X1 and 29.700.
Ships, when 2 years old. might be
replaced under then plan. and the re
placement schen is 700.o0 tons for
the Ini ted Sta "es. I00.000 tons for
Great Isti;n and 20o00 tons for
.laanI. No re lacemen t slit cti ex -
ceed '.)0 tons.
The tnited S:ates wonlId scrap :'
capital sh:ps aggregtating $;.?4 tons:
"Ireat irlain ... ..re atn 5.7
tons. and Japan. 7 agt'e aint s1l.
Tho gt gnes 5nide io'd ships to be
scrapped, shps butilding or for which
"Veri Drastic." S)a . hato.
C hatact e:d. 1 v Ia ron .aah the
JhiefIJapanes e delecgate as "try
dva s " (. ".,It r:o 11. Zzata:'tI .- .1
hais for dIscnssion. andl by Mr. Ba!
four. head of the British dl01,ation
as -a states:2aniike nuterance. ;'reg
Im Iatv:I "h . ,Int ; n b'~s andl'
most hekfu of sat is factory resn '
the Amietnean proposal. i'ncit te anil
detailed. !,! on ,the openin mt :ent
fthe conference like a bomb
shell. The frign di'gates were
stuntned. No other word descree
The principal features of the .\meri
call ;lan ptrop<sed:
That for not less than ten year
competitive narial building cease at
bv etween Great B1ritain, the 'nited
States and Japan.
That Wl oeni1: lhrWulding os
'IONS TO PARLEY
planedtt bte sera- ped and a few recent
ly laced in the -mater be destroyed
within three months after ratitleation
of the agreement.
That the older ships of each fleet
be also destroyed, reducing the British
force to 22 battleships, the Anerican
to IS and the Japanese to ten, each
ship to be retained being specifically
l nmed. I -
That (4tring the agreement no capi
tal craft be laid down except under
a detailed replacement scheme in
cluded in the proposal which would
provide for ultimate equality of the
British and American tleets and for a
Jap.nese force al (0 per cent. of the
sitrength of either Of the other two.
That all other naval craft be sini-'
larly provided for in the same ratio.
specific figures for aggregate tontiage
in each class being laid down.
Naval Aircraft Disreiarded
That na'al aircraft be disregarded in
the sealing down processes as a prob
t'i incapable of solution owing to the
convertibility of conmmercial aircraft
for war putrposes.
That no naval building or any char
actor be undertaken in any of the
tiree countries on foreign account dur.
ig the life of the agreement.
That no capital ships hereafter laid
down exceed :t.000 tons.
That the life of a battleship shall
be tixed at 20 ye:trs and that ships to
e reniaeed be destroyed before the re
:ac emtent vessel is more ta t hree
tuouths :assed comtp1.otion.
T ha t nlo Va(tesh ) repC la 01ment
ui :atevet he untde::a ken fou ten years
ttt dae o ' "he .~etttt
Thalit n1o co- tft beacquairet
i rpt by const rneotion and none be so
is. osed 0! that !t might bce art
'alta'. regulations o overn eonve
sion of merchamt e raft for Nar --
ses be drawn It. iecanse of the ;I
ortance of the merchant mtarine. "In
inverse ratio to the site of naval arma
Those ate the outstaning features
of the sweeping chlallenge Secretary
Hlughes pre.sented to the other naval
'oWers. There was complete detail
eovering every 'hase of the question.
but the essence of the proposal la)
in this: that the United States offered
to go far beyond what she asked Brit
ain or Japan to do, viewed fron the
:0ttbstinancial losses involved. The
Ask the Co-op
rhole American big ship building, pro- I
train Is on the stocks, while Great
3ritain has no capital ships under con
itruction and the Japanese "eight and
!ight" program is as yet largely on
A sutuniary of the results of the
igreement, so far as it affects capital
dhips. was included in the American
Aroposal in the following terms:
"It the terms of this agreement are
tgreed to, then the United States,
treat Britain and Japan agree that
heir navies, three months after the
naking of this agreement, shall con
list of the following capital ships:
"United States: Maryland, Califor
iia, mennessee, Idaho, 'Mississippi,
Now Mexico, Arizona, Pennsylvania,
)klahoma, Nevada, Texas, New York,
Arkansas, Wyoming Utah, Ilorida,
North Dakota. Delaware-18. Total
"Great Britain: Royal Sovereign,
Royal Oak. Resolution. Mamillies, Re
Venge, Queen Elizabeth, Warspite, Val
iant. Barham, Malaya, Ben Bow, Em
peror of India. Iron Duke. Marlbor
mugh. l'lrin King George V.. Centurion.
Ajax. lood. Renown. Repulse, Tiger
22. Total tonnage 604,0.o.
"Japan: Nagato, 1linga. Ise, Yana
shiro. Ill-Yei, Settsu, Kirishima, Ila
runa, FuSo, Kongo-ten. Total ton
Regardig the naval armaments of
France and 1:aly. the American pro
"In view of certain extraordinary
conditions due to the world war affect
Ing the existing strength of the navies
of France and Italy the United States
does not consider necessary the dis
cssion at this stage of the proceed
ings of the tonnage allowance of these
nations, but :roposes it be reserved
for the later cons ide ration of the Con
CLINTON N.EWS *
Clinton. Nov. 14.--Mrs. Emma Little
is visiting her daughter. Mrs. Harvey
lBran Mn at Sateshoro. Ga.
irs. E-igar Owens spent sever'.!
days last week in Greenwood with
Misses Catherine McSwain and
Mary Clary spent the week-end in
Mrs. J. W. Copeland, Jr., Lyde Vance
J. 13. and Jim Coteland spent Satur
day and Sunday in Spartanburg with
Mrs. W. C. Iailey and daughters re
turned last week from Augusta where
cept in Em
t Be Gotten Fr(
eration of Auto
hey have been visiting for several
Mr. J. F. Jacobs, Sr., Is In New
York city on business.
Misses 'Myra Leanan and Floride
Rudd spent Friday and Saturday in
'Mrs. J. 1. Coleman was hostess to
the "'Merry Wives" and a few friends
Last Thursday .morning. After several
games of Rook the hostess served a
dlelicious salad course and Russian
tea to about twenty guests.
Miss Corinne Bailey, of Converse
college.' spent the week-end at' home.
Dr. John P. Glenn, of Spartanburg,
spent several days last week with Dr.
and Mrs. S. C. Hays.
Miss Connie Bailey entertained at
two lovely dinner parties last week
in honor of the birthday of her father,
Mr. MI. S. Bailey. A delioious four
course dinner was served to the fol
lowing guests: Mr. and -'Mrs. W. J.
Bailey, 31r. and Mrs. P. S. Bailey, 'Mr.
and 'Mrs. J. A. Bailey, 'Mr. and Mrs. C.
M. Bailey. 'Mr. and 'Mrs. R. B. Vance,
Ir. and 'Mrs. Win. Bailey Owens. "Miss
es Sallie and Fannie Motes, iHelen
Bailey. Messrs. Qris Adair, Gayne
Simpson. J. W. Copelaud, Sr., and
Miss Maude Sumerci entertained at
a lovely Rook Party last Thursday ev
eningr. The hostess served grape fruit,
salad course and hot tea to the fol
lowing guests: ".Mr. and Mrs. Reece
Young. Mr. and 'Mrs. 'P. .T. Adair. Mr.
andl Mrs. W. B. Owens. Jr.. Mr. and
'Mrs. .1. 1. Coleman, Dr. and 'Mrs. S.
C. lays and 'Mr. Sprugeon Sumnerel.
The Thursday Afternoon Bridge
clun met with M rs. Irvin Coleman last
week. After several games of Bridge
the hostess, assisted by her mother,
'Mrs. Giles. served a delicious salad
course :o the following guests: AMes
dames W. P1. Jacobs, J. F. Jacobs, Jr.,
S. C. llays. .1. A. Chandler. W. . Ow
ens. Jr.. R. F. Sadler, Jas. R. Copeland
Reece Young, Chas. Rounds. J. W
Copeland and 'Miss Clara Duckett.
liss I'lizabeth Douglas of Chicora
collego. s, nt the wek-end at home.
\ir. CIaience Galloway. of Abbeville
s,,n: several days in town last weeI
with friends and relhtives.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Rounds returnec
la st week fron a ten day visit ir
Indian Cotton --oth.
Indian cotton cloth le nentioned by
lierodotus, and was known in Arabia
in the seventh century. In Spain cot
ton was quite extensively grown and
manufactured in the tenth century. bul
its manufacture was not Introduced
into other countries of Europe until
some centuries later.
m Police Offic
Owners in Our
Day of Rest.
"AFTER EVERY MEAL"
Mint leaf. Peppermint or lus
clous Juicy fruit, either
flavor Is a treat for Your
And all -are equally good for
You. Teeth. appetite and
digestion all benefit.
Your nerves will say "thank
you." Your vim will respond.
WRIGLEY'S Is liked "or what
It does as well as for its BIG
value at the small cost of 5c.
The Flavor Lasts
ILL BE .
ars On Duty.
'Efforts to Give Our
-e *r i lk, a 's