Stimson Differs With U. S. Experts on Battleships
Baltimore Sun, Dec. 21.—By Drew Pearson. Discussions with the Japanese delegation here this week have revealed two important differences between the naval views of the State Department delegates and the naval views of its naval advisers.
One of these is in regard to the importance of capital ships, regarding which Secretary of State Stimson and the Japanese were in the most unanimous agreement, believing that they should be gradually relegated to the background.
The other is in regard to submarines, in which category the Japanese desire practically as many as the United States.
In addition there has been throughout the entire summer’s naval negotiations with Great Britain a difference of opinion between the State Department and the Navy in regard to the importance of the 10,000-ton cruisers.