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SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 1919.
WHAT HE MEANT On the Safe Side THE MOHAVE COUNTY MINER AND OUR MINERAL WEALTH, IVY POLICY BEENLABANDONEO Secretary of Navy Tells Committee That Trend of World Toward Universal Peace Makes.it Unneces sary. Washington, May 29 The policy of the navy department for a fleet "sec ond to none in the world" ha3 been temporarily abandoned. Secretary Daniels, appearing before the house naval affairs committee to outline the needs of his department for the next fiscal year, recommended that the entire 1919 three-year build ing program of ten battleships and ten battle cruisers be abandoned, say ing that the trend of the world to wards universal peace and the opera tion of the proposed league of nations made completion for supremacy of the seas no longer necessary. The naval secretary asserted that as the United States had taken a fore most part in promoting the league of nations plan, it would be this nation's duty to show faith in the covenant by refusing to authorize further large additions to the sea forces. Work on the 1919 program, he said, sho.uld be completed as soon as possible but the 1919 program, which it is estimated would involve an expenditure of more than a billion dollars, should be "wip ed off the slate." "There can be no half-way ground." he said. "Either we must have the league to safeguard the interests of every nation, or the biggest navy in the world." Mr. Daniels said if the United Stat es did not launch new building pro grams other nations would follow the example and change their naval plans accordingly. Great Britain, France and Italy, he asserted, were waiting on the United States. The secretary touched upon almost every feature of the navy's work in the war. There has been no change, he said respecting a division of the fleet, half of which will be known as the Atlan tic and the other half as the Pacific. The division will be equal as to dread naughts and ships of every type, he said. Members endeavored to obtain from the secretary an expresion as to whether the navy had formed an opin ion as to the future of the submarine, but ho said this had not been con sidered. The real big thing that should have A German prisoner was brought in and questioned by the American, intel ligence officer. After the questioning the prisoner, who spoke English with a London accent, said that he had a question to ask. "I cannot under stand what that soldier who bayonet ed me meant,' he remarked plaintiv ely. "There were three of us, Caspar and Max and me. The soldier came running at us and we all put our hands in the air and said 'Kamerad'. Cut he shot Caspar and. Max and put his bayonet into me and then he went running right on. And all he said was, 'Aw, go chase yourself! I can not understand what that soldier should mean." And the officer ex plained that the Yank had merely re marked that he was in a great hurry. A Trade Boomer Mr. Styles I was mistaken when I said you had no capacity for business. Mrs. Styles I thought you'd change your mind. "You certainly have helped along the millinery and dressmaking busi ness a whole lot." Yonkers Statesman. attention, Mr. Daniels said, is aviation He declared that the navy should have at least forty-five million dollars this year, for experimental purposes most ly, so that by December t would be possible to outline specifically the ex act needs for the next year or two. Although Tim and Pat were known to be great friends, it was remarked that one morning they passed each other on the street without speaking "Why, Tim," queried a friend in as tonishment, 'have you and Pat quar reled?" "Faith, we have not," replied Tim, earnestly. 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