From August 1 to September 1
FAILURE OF NAVAL CONFERENCE
Conference Ends August 4.—The Tri- Power Conference for Limitation of Naval Armament called by President Coolidge ended in failure at the plenary session held August 4. A suggestion was made by Viscount Cecil that a treaty be prepared covering points in which “a large measure of agreement had already been reached,” but this proposal was not approved. In final speeches the heads of each delegation restated the positions taken by their several countries. Mr. Gibson in his closing address stressed the objections to the British proposals, and declared that present world conditions did not warrant the British requirement of 647,000 tons of auxiliary surface craft as against the 450,000 tons which, he said, had been found acceptable at the time of the Washington Conference.