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W ASHINGTON". Dec. 26. A final
ronference of officials o leading
marine transportation companies
with the shipping board's special sub
sidy committer has been called for
January 5 to pass upon a tentative
plan formulated by the committee
providing for the subsidizing of the
American merchant marine to insure
its maintenance.
The committee was formed to study
aubfidies at the suggestion of Presi
dent llardinsr. The plan when finally
approved will be submitted to the
president, who is expected to adapt
ome of Us provisions in a message
lo congress.
In its present form, which commit
tee members stated was not official
and subject to changes, the plan pro
poses both direct and indirect aid,
the former through diversion of 10
per cent of Import customs as bonus
to American ship operators and the
latter through establishment of a re
volving" loan fund of $100,000,000.
Other suggestions are understood to
That the shipping board sell Its
remaining fleet as rapidly as possi
ble at prices not to exceed the pre
vailing world market price.
Amondment of section 11 of the
mechant marine act to permit estab
lishment of a merchant marine loan
tund of about 1100.000.000 under the
(ministration of the shipping board
Tor making loans at reasonable rates
sf interest, not to exceed 6 per cent
lr annum, on first mortgages on
American flag ships: this fund not
lo be limited to shipping board trans
itions, but to be available for financ
ing all American chip operating or
ganizations. Income tax relief to create an in
centive to shippers to use ships fly
ing the American flag providing for
a deduction from net income taxes
payable on the basis of a small per-r-entage
of freight paid on American
r.ag chips, or through a greater al
'owance on depreciation-in ships. - -
Creation of a government marine
Jiasurance. non-profit making corpo
ration to insure its own ships and to
offer hull insurance at cost to private
American owners, backed by a loan of
119.000.000. . ' ...
Other suggested schemes Include
the carrying In American ships of
at least GO per cent of the immigrants
fronting to this country; a ship licens
ing system: amending and. revising
I navigation laws; preferential
Utrough rates to American flag ves
sels, the extension of coastwise laws
to insular possessions, and the cor
operation of shipping board and navy
to secure better compensation of the
merchant marine officers and men of
the naval reserve.
Believing that indirect aid will not
alone enable American ships to op
erate successfully. In competition
with those of other nations, the com
mittee also has adopted, tentatively,
the following methods of direct as
sistance: Establishment of American ship
p.ng on an event competitive basis
mith that of Great Britain by a basic
payment to American ship operators
to cover the general wage and sub
sistence differential between the
Making available a portion of the
remunerative fund of about $s,000,
00 per annum for encouraging con
ttriction of mail carriers.
Kncouragement of special services
and new routes through nominal bare
boat charters, operation under man
aging operators contract, until pri
ate capital is available, and through
pids for the operation o prescribed
routes and services.
Customs receipts and tonnage taxes
form the main support of the direct
aid suggested. From the estimated
income from customs receipts for
tS;;-23 about J300.000.000, 10 per cent,
or $30,000,000. would be set aside as a
special fund for paying remuneration
lo American ships on a basis to be
adopted. Augmenting this fund
there would be, the report states,
tonnage tax collected in American
ports from all ships both American
and foreign; this tax estimated at
$1,000,004 under present conditions
would be raised to $4,000,000 if the
proposed tonnage dues under the
pending measure are made effective.
WASHINGTON, Dec. IS. General
Vaccari and the military section of
the Italian arms delegation will leave
tomorrow for New york to sail for
Night and Pay
the emergency,
you will find firms
and professions listed
in the Republican's
Business Directory,
who are at your ser
rnnstantlv. . Re
member the listings in
vhis section so that you
"can make use of their
minute quality.
When You re
Refer to The
Fumes From Gas
Heater Kill Five
In Detroit Home
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
DETROIT, Dec. 26. Fumes from a
defective gas heater caused the death
of G. M. Maimonti, his wife and three
children here Saturday night as the
family was preparing to celebrate the
holiday. Police, called by neighbors
whose anxiety had been aroused by
the fact that the Christmas tree in
the Maimonti home was brightly
lighted since Saturday night, while
' :
none of the family had been seen,
broke down a window and discovered
the tragedy.
The bodies of Mrs. Maimonti and
the children were found In their beds.
Maimonti's body was found near his
wife's bed, where he apparently had
been overcome as he attempted to
arouse the family.
The police believe Maimonti " re
mained up after other members of
the family retired to decorate the
Christmas tree; that with the task
completed he lighted a gas heater,
which had no pipe connection with
the chimney, to heat water and that
possibly he sat down and fell asleep.
He was aroused some time later by
the fumes, officers believe, but was
overcome before he could save hit
family. Christmas gifts surrounding the
tree gave no clue to the names or
whereabouts of relatives.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
MOSCOW, Dec. 28. The ninth all
Russian soviet congress today ap
proved of the new soviet economic
policy as outlined before that gath
ering yesterday by Premier Lenine.
This approval was given by accept
ing Premier Lenine s address which
was presented with the report tf the
council of commisars on the domes
tic and foreign policies of the soviet
The congress endorsed a resolution
of thanks to Dr. Fridjof Nansen and
the American relief administration
for recent famine relief in Russia.
The resolution especially mentioned
the relief administration as having
helped more than any other foreign
Delegate Semashko presented an
alarming report of the typhus epi
demic which he described as being
so bad on the railways that half of
the soldiers traveling from place to
place had contracted the disease.
He said dozens of bodies, including
many children, were being picked up
daily. at congested railway centers.
A large faction of communists who
dislike the government's change to
capitalistic methods, joined grudg
ingly in acceptance of the new eco
nomic policy.
One reason why they approved 'It
at all, it was explained in some
quarters, was because they had no
alternative to offer. Although they
detest the terms "money," "capital
ism," and "trusts" they received their
leaders' apologies that the economic
change was only a preface to con
struction of a real communistic gov
Ohio River Reaches
56 Foot Flood Crest
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CINCINNATI, Dec. 26. Contin
uing to rise at approximately one
tenth of a foot every two hours, the
Ohio river here registered 55 feet at
7 o'clock tonight. Indications were
according to river men, that the rise
would continue at a. diminishinsr rate
until the crest of about i6 feet is
reached late tonight.
Reports from up river points indi
cated that all the larger tributaries
were receding.
Looking for Anything
Arizona' Republican's
Business Directory
SIOUX CITY, Iowa, Dec. 26.
Two young men, both of St. Paul,
Minn, were found smothered to
death in a refrigerator car of
the Chicago and Northwestern
railroad here today.
Letters and papers found on
the bodies showed the dead to be
Clark Marion and Clarence Coot
way. They are believed to have
been overcome by fumes from an
oil stove used to heat the car.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NOGALES, Ariz., Dec. 26. Gen
eral Francisco Reyna, who . had fig
ured prominently in revolutions in
Mexico in the last ten years, was ex
ecuted by a firing squad in Nogales,
Sonora, across the International line
from here, late today. He was al
leged to have been caught digging
rifles, saddles and ammunition from
the ground near Canosa, Sonora, 15
miles west of Xogales.
General Reyna, who has been liv-
inE in the mountains in Santa Cruz
A.i.n4 nM Milne nnptheimr
of here, was captured about 9 o'clock
this morning and was taken to tee
Xogales, Sonora, jail where he was
tried by a military court. Keyna's
chauffeur also was arrested.
Mexican officials said that after
Peyna was captured, soldiers tin
earthed 30 rifles, 30 saddles and
about 4,000 rounds of ammunition at
the spot where he was digging.
Reyna and his chauffeur were ar
rested by 15 Mexican soldiers under
the command of Captain Francisco
Reyna and about 200 followers, It
is alleged, planned to launch a revo
lution January 1. He also was
charged with having had connections
with leaders of another proposed
revolution. The alleged leaders of
that affair were arrested in Ncgales,
Sonora, about a month ago and were
executed shortly afterward in Her
mosillo, Sonora. Reyna was arrest
ed by United States officials at that
time but later was released.
Juarez Visitors Get
Touch Of Real Life
Through Fake Police
TReoubliean A. P. Leased Wire
JUAREZS .MexrooViWrra-WJoe
Lane and Charles King, American
visitors, late today obeyed the com
mand from the shadows to hold up
their hands. They were taken to the
Mexican Central station and two
Mexicans, who said they were police
officers, were searching them for
valuables when a genuine policeman
arrived on the scene. One of thu
hold-up men got away but the other
was captured. The prisoner gave his
name as Samuel Porras. He was un
armed arid said his companion also
wm without a gun.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
LEAVENWORTH, Kans., Dec. 26
Harry Kincaid, ''life termer" at the
federal penitentiary here, received
Christmas clemency in the form of
commutation of sentence to 15 years,
it was announced today.
Kincaid was convicted by court
martial overseas on a charge of mur
der. He was a sergeant in an en
gineer detachment. Kincaid and an
other soldier, who was said to have
had a prison record, staged a gun bat
tle as the result of many "differences
of opinion." Kincaid killed the soldier
using an army automatic.
Immigation officials arrived today
to take into custody Charles Ashleigh,
H. L. Trelease and Giovanni Baldazzi,
extended executive clemency when
Eugene V. Debs and 21 other war
prisoners were ordered released. The
three were all convicted under the
espionag act. Thy will be deported.
Ashleigh, an Oxford graduate, was
one of the most picturesque figures in
the penitentiary. He is a former
newspaper man and a poet. He is
said to have come to the United
States from South America after an
adventurous trip from his native
land, England.
Unidentified Mexican
Killed By Officers At
Fort Hancock, Texas
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
El. PASO. Tex., Dec. :6-An un
identified Mexican, 40 years of age,
was shot to death at Fort Hancock,
Texas, 62 miles east of here, shortly
after midnight last night. Deputy
Sheriff J. M. Bean, who did the
shooting reported to the sheriff that
the man was one of four he found
robbing a Southern Pacific freight
car. and who ran when they caught
sight of the officer. Bean said he
fired twice after calling on the man
to halt and the fire was returned.
On tiie body of the dead man was
found a revolver, two chambers of
which contained empty cartridges.
Six robberies of freight cars have
been reported from t ort Hancock
within the last few days. No trace
has been found of the remaining
members of the band.
T.AWTON. Okla.. Deo. 26. Copt. B.
i . CA'-iwcn ot me scnooi ot me at
Fort Sill wts found dead at his
i quarters last T.ipht. Officers wlio:'aru sioou puaru outside u.e jan un-
; rushed to his quarters after heanng!
; the shots, advanced the theory of
i suicide. No reasons were given by ;
! 'be officers tonight for the tragedy .
but an investigation has been started.
This is the first photograph to reach the United States
of the Mutsu, Japan's latest man-o'-war. Japan was al
lowed to save it from the scrap pile under the ''5-5-3'"
J agreement largely through sentiment.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
NEW YORK, Dec. 26. Stev
Burchcr, New Jersey delegate to the
convention called for organisation of
the Workers' Farty of America, who
presided with a policeman's billy at
yesterday's noisy session, took the
chair today with a bowling pin for a
A preliminary rap and the conven
tion proceeded with the work of
adopting a constitution for an or
ganization dedicated to the overthrow
of the present government and sub
stitution of a workers' republic.
There followed an address by "Com
rade" Bill Dunn of Montana, a former
I. W. AV. leader, in which he pre
dicted the ultimate success of the
Russian revolution and.rtve spread, of
commnnlsm throughout the world.
He added that it was "becoming fash
ionable to believe that some sort 'of
capitalism is springing up in Russia."
"We are meeting here in security,
or at least in fancied security." he
continued, "and up to the present
none of the forces of capitalism,
either through the government or
otherwise, has interfered with us. As
a matter of fact, no radical body has
been raided within the last two years
and Rome of us seem to think that
the hysteria of war has died down
But is that true?
He then declared that the reason
for lack of raids was because the
radical element had banded together
and fought back.
Citing the incident at Centralis
Wash., he said:
"Bloodshed is always deplorable. It
is a terrible thing for men and women
to have to die when life is street.
But it is always better to die fight
ing than it is to be kicked to death.'
Wild applause followed.
The preamble to the party's dec
laration of principles, finally adopted
before adjournment, -which was taken
sine die. denounced the "capitalist
class.' ' 'declared the party favored
the "Ttussian proletariat distatorshlp"
and affirmed that the Russian soviet
government was firmer today than
Continuing. It declared that the
United States had acquired its in
sular possessions by "loot and plun
der" and called for freeing all such
lands and withdrawal of troops from
Prominent Bisbee
Educator Suffers
Stroke; Near Dead
BISBEE. Ariz.. Dec. 26. Following
a stroke of paralysis Saturday night,
7. F. Philbrook. for many years sup
erintendent of Bisbee schools was to
night reported in a serious condi
tion. Physicians said his condition
had shown no improvement since the
Mr. Philbrook was stricken during
a Christmas eve celebration. As he
had worked long hours for several
days in connection w:th preparations
for the celebration it was at first
believed he had merely fainted as the
result of over-exertion. later. when
he was taken to a hospital and Kept
under examination ail Saturday
night, it was found that lie was suf
fering from paralysis.
Mr. Philbrook has for many years
been a leader in educational work in
the state. He is also prominent in
Masonic circles.
Key West Merchant
Hanged To Phone
Pole By Angry Mob
Republican A. P. t-eased Wire
KEY WEST, Fla., Dec. 26 Manuel
Head, manager of a coffee shop who.
after he had been beaten by a band
of masked men yesterday, shot and
killed W. H. Decker, a prominent res
ident, was taken from the jail by a
mob early today and lynched. He
was shot twice before being removed
from the jail, then taken out on a
county road and strung to a telephone
pole where he was riddied with bul
lets. Bn rrioaded in the cupola of a house.
Head last night stood off an armed
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, county ja il. Marine fron the navy
til tne. moo nan disbanded, nut at -
a. m.. w hen the marines were re-
lieve by depu'irs. the mob gatoered
a pa in and forced their way in 10 the
ceil boufc
Saves Jap Super -
helped fo pay for it with their pennies. Japanese design
ers and workmen built it and the material was entirely
furnished by Japan. It travels 23 knots an hour, has a
tonnage of 33,800 and is equipped with eight 16-inch guns.
School children
Watchman Loses
False Teeth In
Patagonia Fire
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
XOGALES, Ariz., Dec. 25. File de
stroyed the hotel and restaurant at
the Morning Glory mine, 13 miles
southeast of Patagonia, early today,
doing damage estimated at $10,000.
James Muldoon, 70-year-old watch
man at the mine, who was the only
one la the building at the time of
the fire, had a narrow escape from
being burned to death, the top of his
head having been scorched before the
barking of his dog awakened him.
Muldoon lost all his clothes, except
those in which he was sleeping, and
had to walk barefooted through the
mountains to the nearest neighbors.
Mr. and "Mrs -Herman Bender, who
lived a mile and a halt from the
Morning Glory mine. He was three
hours reaching their home and, was
weak from the cold when he got
The watchman also lost his false
teeth in the fire. He became so
black fighting the flames that Mrs.
Bender at first believed ho was a
negro, and the lack of his teth.
which impeded his speech, made it
difficult for him to make her undcr
nund ho iui s. ,
The fire is believed to have been
due to a defective flue.
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Republican A. P. Leased Wire
SENECA Kansas. Dec. 26. Pet'te
Mary de Mumm, eight years old.
through a recent decision of a New-
Jersey court. lost her American citi
zenship and became a German
The court decreed that Baron Wal-
ter De Munn, millionaire champagne
producer, husband of the late
Madame Frances de Munn, formerly
Miss Frances Scoville of this town,
should have the custody of th
daughter who has been living with
her maternal grand parents. She
must be returned to her father by
March 1, the court ordered.
The international romance of
Baron Walter de Munn and Frances
Scoville attracted widespread atten
tion in 1913. They met while Miss
Scoville was traveling in Switzer
land and were married in London
the same year.
The daughter was born in Frank
fort, Germany, in 1SU4. The mother's
sympathy for the allied cause and the
baron's love for his fatherland
caused an estrangement.
Madame de Mumm later came to
America and oy a suecial act of con
gress, her American citizenship was
Madame de Mumm returned to
France to fight for her share of her
husband s property which the French
had seized when the war broke cut.
A legal separation had ben agreed
to in 1918. Madame de Mumm died
in Paris, May 5, 1S19.
When diplomatic relations between
Germany and the United States were
resumed, the father took up the fight
for the custody of his child.
2 Packing Plant
Strikers Openly
Defy Law; Jailed
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
OMAHA. Dec. 26. Open defiance
of the police was manifested here to
night by large crowds of packing
plant striking workmen. Two nVn
were arrested after they had as
saulted a policeman, attempting to
disarm him. The men were caucht
after a three block chase. The police
making the arrests declared ti.e
strikers hooted them and threatened
to take the prisoner from tlir m.
When officers arrested a man near
the Armour anil company plant for
alleged disorderly conduct and were
waiting for a patrol wagon, a crowd
gathered and .main threatened to
free the prisoner, police said. The
officers in one instance early tonight
swept a crowd before them iUi bayonet-tipped
riot tuns, clearing a
street for blo.-ks. Police officials
said lonipht that they onru-uutte
tru),,e wnfll the hue r.ight and early
i morning cats soaring woi kcis ic-
turning from the Christmas lioI.J.r..
hejiin bringing t'.e men b.-o l-.
j Union officials said th. . l: o!
urged e ery man on sVk,- io i,, ':
j the picket lines hut that ! h oi
! cautioned them r.or u no m:
' or carry wi-aiiur.s 1 1 auv kind.
27, 1921
Repuolican A. P. Leased Wire
. Debs. Socialist leader, whose ten-
year prison sentence for violation of
the espionage act was commuted on
Christmas, came here today from the
Atlanta federal penitentiary and
called on President Harding and At
torney General Daugherty.
Mr. Daugherty said Debs came of
his own volition, while Debs declared
his visit was at the "request' of the
attorney general and that he was
given a ticket to the capitol by the
wanlen without choice of destination
although he had planned to go im
mediately to his home at Terre
Haute. Intl.
After his conference with Dobs, the
.attorney general declared in a state
ment that there are no unusual con
ditions attached to the commutation
of the sentence, that no advice was
offered to Debs r.or was any request
ed, and that he hoped Debs would di
rect his talents to a useful purpose.
No statement was made after the
White House conference. but on
reaching his hotel Debs broke his sil
ence and declared he would vievote
his time to the freedom of all pris
oners. He added that he had dis
cussed his opinions with President
Harding in order that there might
be no misunderstanding as to his
irinclDles and ideals.
Debs arrived at 9 a. m. He left
Atlanta in a day coach, giving the
extra fare to Russian relief, but
about Irt o'clock last night, accord
ing to friends who accompanied him
he chnnged to a sleoper. With him
were his brother, Theodore: Miss
Celia Rotter, of the Debs freedom
conference: Miss Lucy P.obbins of
the American Federation of Labor,
and newsiap r men.
He went immediately to a hotel
for breakfast and then walked to the
attorney general's office. From the
department be walked to he White
House and then back to his hotel.
He first planned to leave Wash
ington when his calls had been paid,
but tonight, it was decided to remain
over until tomorrow night to confer
with friends. One of his visitors
after his return from the White
House, was Samuel Gompers. who
declared that the work for freedom
'in behalf of political prisoners'"
would go on.
Prisoner Killed
In Attempt Of 5
To Make Escape
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
Al Bl'P.N. N. Y.. Dec. 26 Five
convicts recently found guilty of riot
ii'y in the. yard of Auburn prison
failed in a attempt to escape on
Christmas night through their efforts
to tarry away one of their number
who had broken his leg in flight.
This became known today when pris
on officials announced one criminal
had been slain and the others re
Cdpturfd. Cutting their way out of the cells,
the convicts dropped into the outer
yard and one was Injured. The alarm
was spread while he was beins taken
in a wheelbarrow ai'ross the yard and
sotnp of his companions were search
ing for a ladder with which to scale
the outer wall.
The cripple' and two others were
immediately catisht bur. the other
two were not recaptured until they
were discovered this morning hiding
in a packing box in a private office.
A bullet fired to frighten them killed
one w ho w as crouching in the bottom
of the box. '
Mine Union Leaders !
Surrender To Police
On Serious Charges
Republican A. P. Leased Wire j
LOGAN. W. Va., Dec. 26 C. Frank 1
Keeney and Fred Mooney, president
and secretary-treasurer, respectively,
of district No. I. Inited Mine
Workers of America, ami William
lilizzard. a sub-district president of
the union, w-ere placed in jail to
niqlit after tlnir surrender ar lluni
inirion. preparatory t, pead:Pg
ind ;ci men
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British Military
Kill Seven Rebel
Leaders In Egypt
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
CAIRO, Dec. 26. Five persons were
killed and four wounded by troops
who were called out during an attack
on the police station in the Mousky
quarter today. The troops opened a
heavy fire. One rioter was killed
and another Injured at Suez Sunday,
and two rioters were killed and two
wounded at Port said. Naval units
are stationed at Suez, Ismailia, Port
Said, and Alexandria. Minor acts of
sabotage to wire communications are
reported in lower Egypt.
Most of the government officials
have decided to strike, but it is not
expected they will remain out long.
Cairo is without local transportation,
even the cabs suspending service on
account of attacks by roughs early
It is estimated that thus far 14
persons have been killed and 40
wounded in the Cajro district. The
French and Italian consuls are re
ported to have protested to the au
thorities against the attacks on the
property of their nationals.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
DF.NVKK, Col-x. Dec' 28. An un
identified man believed "by thf po
lice to be Norman D. Gould, died at
the county hospital as a result of a
beating administered to him tonight
with a baseball bat by Mrs. Caro
line Rossi at her home, according to
a report made to the police.
The man. armed with a revolver
and displaying the badge of a deputy
sheriff, according to Mrs. P.ossi ap
proached her at her home and de
manded miiey. He drew his pistol
and flourishVd it in the air for a
moment and then struck Mrs. Rossi
on the head, the woman told the
Mrs. Rossi said she gripped the
baseball bat from behind a kitchen
range and retaliated with a blow to
the man's heed. She struck him
several times urttil he toppled over
on the floor unconscious, Mrs. Rossi
asserted to the police.
Two little children of Mrs. Rossi.
Ermenia. eight, and Mary, four, and
two other children who were visit
ing the Rossi's witnessed the pro
ceedings. Mrs. Rossi is the wife of
Mike Rossi, proprietor of the Moon
light ranch, near Denver.
The injured man was identified as
Gould, the police say by papers which
he carried in his pockets. Physicians
at the hospital said he was suffering
from a fractured skull.
ST. LOL'IS. Dec. 6. Establish
ment of a bureau to furnish authen
tic material to writers and persons
interested in American history, will
be one of the subjects considered at
the joint convention of the American
Historical association and five other
historical societies, which opens here
tomorrow night.
To take advantage of our Eleventh Annual
Bargain Offer. Do not wait for our repre
sentative to call, but mail vour checks for the
year 1922 TODAY.
dJfi C A pays for the full year
pU.uUif paid during this offer
You are entitled to the best. Mail
that check of $6.50 to The Repub
lican today.
The Arizona Republican
"The State's Greatest Newspaper"
When they ask about the differ
ent fraternal orders
Almost' every fraternal organi
zation is represented here and
several have their own temples.
Republican A. P. Leased Wire
arms conference navai committes
which faces a perplexing situation in
its effort to agree on limitation of
submarines tonight postponed its
next meeting until Wednesday sd
that the French and possibly the
Japanese might receive from homs
more definite instructions regarding
the American compromise proposal.
All indications here, however,
pointed to continued objection to the
American plan by both the Japanese
and the French. At the same time,
the Americans and British appeared
to fel that in offering to scale down
their submarine fleet to 60.000 tons
each, they had made a maximum
concession in the interest of an
In these circumstances, more defi
nite shape was assumed by the move
ment for a later conference, to be at
tended by more nations, for another
examination of the submarine prob
lem, and for it future meeting of the
great powers to assess the general
possibilities of further armament
limitations. There were indications
that the plan for a world submarine
conference would be put into con
crete form cjuickly.
The proposed new conference oh
the general subject of armaments
probably will be held in 19:8 or 192!,
and provision for it would be made
in the treaty that is to embody the
decisions of the present meeting.
Postponement of the naval com
mittee meeting from Tuesday to
Wednesday is understood to have re
sulted from a request by the French
delegates, who have not yet beard
the verdict of their home government
on the American plan to fix Amer
ican and British submarine strength
at 60,000 tons and to make a status
quo arrangement lor France, Italy
and Japan.
The impression among French del
egates tnight was that the plan
would be unsatisfactory to Paris. A
submarine tonnage of 90.000 tons has
been suggested for France by her
navaf experts and under the Ameri
can proposal, she would have only
about S 1.000.
The Japanese maintained silence
as to their future course, but there
was no evidence that they intended
lo recede from their flat refusal to c
cept the American compromise. The
Japanese have told the conference
they consider that the 40.000 tons it
necessary to their national security
in place or the 31.000 allotted in the
compromise arrangement. In soma
quarters however, it is hoped that
further advices from Tokio may soft
en somewhat their proposition.
Should the American plan fail to
bring the powers together, it is sug
gested by some of those connected
with the conference that considera
tion may be given to a proposal for
a general building holiday in sub
marines, under an agreement that all
five powers would leave their sub
mersible strength distributed as at
present In the various sea areas.
Under this suggestion, which has so
far reached no formal endorsement,
from any of the delegations, tb
I'nited States, Japan. Italy and
France would undertake to maintain
the tonnage of submarines they now
have stationed in t.e Atlantic, the
Pacific, the Mediterranean and th
The proposal to write into the
naval limitation treaty an agreement
for assembling the conference has
begun to make more definite form.
An informal exchange of views
among the American, British and
French delegates have developed a
feeling that by that time, it may b
possible to work out an extension
of the naval holiday in the light of a
seven-year test of the agreement
In any event, it has been said, there
will be details to work out of the
program that is to replace the ten
year fleet status with actual applica-

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