We may give here the text of the operative part
of the resolution which Mr. Hugh Gibson submitted to the Conference on Monday. It applies only to land arma- ments, but we join with Sir John Simon in welcoming this active piece of American co-operation with the League :
That the following weapons are of a peculiarly aggressive value against land defence: Tanks, heavy mobile guns, and gases ; and as such should be abolished ; and To request the Land Committee to draw up and submit to the General Committee a plan for scrapping tanks and mobile guns exceeding 155 ram, in calibre and for the abolition of the use of gases in war. That an undertaking by the States not to avail theinselve4 of the aforementioned weapons in the event of wax is equally essential ; and. To request the Political Committee to draw up and submit to the General Committee texts for these purposes.