11 MAY 1929, Page 2

Disarmament On Monday, the Preparatory Commission of the Dis- armament

Conference adjourned, and will probably not meet again until after the next Assembly of the League. Although much which will make history has happened during the meeting, the Draft Convention as a whole has not been rendered much more fit than it was two years ago to be plaCed before the Disarmament Confer- ence. A very long step towards a Naval settlement has, however, been taken as a result of the American inter- vention: The militark controversy is nearly as chaotic as before—which is saying a good deal—and the problem of the air forces waits Ominously in the background. * '*