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ARMS PARLEY CHIEFS AGREE ONREDUCTION J. 'S. and British Delegates Reach an Understanding oil Battleship Program. Cut to 15 Major .Vessels Each Likely to Mean Scrap Heap for "Utah." 1 By EDWIN L. JAMES. (Copyright, New York. Times.) LONDON, Feb. 4.—The American and British delegations have reached an understanding on the foil?wing points: First ,tbe battleship holiday of 10 years provided In the Washington naval treaty of 1922 shall be extended extended for five years until the end of 1936. Second, the British and American capital snip fleets shAll be reduced at once to 15 battleships 'each instead f waiting for that level to ae reached l 1936. This accomplishment represents le fruits of the private negotiations etween Premier Ramsay MacDon- d and Secretary of State Henry L. timson. Naturally, it remains to ring forwiftd this Anglo-American greement formally when the naval onference reaches the formal dis- ussion of battleships which will not of . e until after agreement has been eached on the various categories of uxiliary ships. apanese Delegation Notified >f Reduction Accord. Both the British and American delegations today notified the Jap- .nese of this accord for the reduc- ion of battleship strength. The matter interests the Japanese, for .heir force of battleships now stand- ng at 10 is due to cut down to nine in 1936. This Indicates Japan will be

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  1. The Salt Lake Tribune,
  2. 05 Feb 1930, Wed,
  3. Page 14

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