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ECONOMIC
AGRICULTURE
Fifth International Technical and Chemical Congress of Agriculturai

Industries
COMMERCE
Reciprocal trade agreement between the United States and the

Netherlands (Executive Agreement Series, No. 100).
Reciprocal trade agreement between the United States and El

Salvador.
INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY
General inter-American convention for trade-mark and commercial

protection (Treaty Series, No. 833) . LABOR

Conventions of the International Labor Conference .
NAVIGATION
International convention for the unification of certain rules relating

to bills of lading for the carriage of goods by sea
International convention for the unification of certain rules relating

to maritime liens and mortgages Convention for the unification of certain rules relating to the im

munities of government vessels, and supplementary protocol. Agreement relating to a uniform system of maritime buoyage, and

rules annexed thereto. TRANSIT

Convention on the regulation of automotive traffic .
VISA FEES
Agreement between the United States and Lithuania for the re-

ciprocal waiver of passport visa fees for nonimmigrants . .

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RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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PROMOTION OF PEACE

ARBITRATION, CONCILIATION, AND JUDICIAL

SETTLEMENT

PERMANENT COURT OF ARBITRATION Cuba

The Secretary General of the Permanent Court of Arbitration informed the Secretary of State by a communication dated March 22, 1937, that the Cuban Government has renewed the mandate of Mr. Carlos Manuel de Céspedes as a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

PERMANENT COURT OF INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE

ARTICLE 36 OF THE STATUTE OF THE PERMANENT COURT OF INTERNATIONAL

JUSTICE 1 Austria

According to a circular letter from the League of Nations dated April 3, 1937, a declaration renewing the acceptance by Austria of the optional clause ? provided in the protocol of signature of the Statute of the Permanent Court of International Justice was signed on March 22, 1937, by the permanent representative of Austria to the League of Nations. The declaration is worded in the translation of the League of Nations as follows:

"On behalf of Austria and subject to ratification, the undersigned recognises, in relation to any other Member of the League of Nations or State accepting the same obligation, that-is-to-say, on condition of reciprocity, the jurisdiction of the Court as compulsory, ipso facto and without special convention, for a further period of five years as from March 13th, 1937."

Finland

According to a circular letter from the League of Nations dated April 15, 1937, the permanent delegate of Finland to the League of Nations signed on April 9, 1937, a declaration renewing the acceptance by his Government of the optional clause provided in the protocol of signature of the Statute of the Permanent Court of

* See Bulletin No. 89, February 1937, p. 2. * 6 League of Nations Treaty Series 384.

International Justice. The declaration is worded as follows in the translation of the League of Nations:

“On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Finland and not being subject to ratification, I recognise in relation to any other Member or State accepting the same obligation, that is to say, on condition of reciprocity, the jurisdiction of the Court as compulsory, ipso facto and without special convention, for a period of ten years as from April 6th, 1937."

ARMAMENT REDUCTION

LONDON NAVAL TREATY OF 1936 France

The French Foreign Office has informed the American Chargé d'Affaires at Paris, in accordance with the provisions of the protocol of signature of the treaty for the limitation of naval armament and the exchange of information concerning naval construction, signed at London March 25, 1936, of the particulars on the laying down of keels and the completion of certain vessels, as follows: "Lansquenet" (transmitted with despatch dated March 25, 1937):

Classification: Light surface vessel, subcategory (c)
Date of laying keel: December 17, 1936
Standard displacement: 1.772 tons (1.800 metric tons)
Length at water line: 101.60 meters
Extreme beam at or below water line : 9.90 meters
Mean draft at standard displacement: 3.09 meters

Caliber of largest gun: 130 millimeters “Mameluck(transmitted with despatch dated March 25, 1937):

Classification: Light surface vessel, subcategory (c)
Date of laying keel : January 1, 1937
Standard displacement: 1.772 tons (1.800 metric tons)
Length at water line: 101.60 meters
Extreme beam at or below water line: 9.90 meters
Mean draft at standard displacement: 3.09 meters

Caliber of largest gun: 130 millimeters Dunkerque" (transmitted with despatch dated March 25, 1937):

Classification: Capital ship, subcategory (a)
Date of laying keel: December 28, 1932
Standard displacement: 26.500 tons (26.924 metric tons)
Length at water line: 209 meters
Extreme beam at or below water line: 31.08 meters
Mean draft at standard displacement: 7.65 meters
Caliber of largest gun: 330 millimeters

Date of completion : December 31, 1936 "Jean Bart(transmitted with despatch dated March 25, 1937):

Classification: Capital ship, subcategory (a)
Date of laying keel: December 12, 1936
Standard displacement : 35.000 tons (35,560 metric tons)

Length at water line: 242 meters
Extreme beam, at or below water line: 33.08 meters
Mean draft at standard displacement: 8.17 meters

Caliber of largest gun: 380 millimeters
Great Britain

The British Foreign Office has informed the American Ambassador at London in accordance with the provisions of the protocol of signature of the treaty for the limitation of naval armament and the exchange of information concerning naval construction signed at London March 25, 1936, of the particulars on the laying down of keels and the completion of certain vessels, as follows: H. M. S. Triumph(transmitted with despatch dated April 2, 1937):

Classification: Submarine
Date of laying keel: March 19, 1937
Standard displacement: 1,090 tons (1,108 metric tons)
Length at water line: 264 feet,
Extreme beam at or below water line: 26 feet 6 inches
Mean draft at standard displacement: 12 feet

Caliber of largest gun: 4 inches H. M. S. “Newcastleand H. M. S. "Southampton(transmitted with despatch dated April 19, 1937):

Classification: Cruisers
Dates of laying keels:

H. M. S. Newcastle: October 4, 1934

H. M. S. Southhampton: November 21, 1934
Standard displacement: 9,100 tons (9,246 metric tons)
Length at water line: 584 feet
Extreme beam at or below water line: 61 feet 8 inches
Mean draft at standard displacement: 17 feet 1 inch
Caliber of largest gun: 6 inches
Dates of completion:

H. M. S. Newcastle: March 5, 1937

H. M. S. Southampton: March 6, 1937 H.M.S."Grampus(transmitted with despatch dated March 25, 1937):

Classification: Submarine
Date of laying keel: August 20, 1934
Standard displacement: 1,520 tons (1,544 metric tons)
Length at water line: 280 feet
Extreme beam at or below water line: 25 feet 7 inches
Mean draft at standard displacement: 15 feet 1 inch
Caliber of largest gun: 4 inches

Date of completion: March 10, 1937 By letters dated April 2, 12, and 22, 1937, the Navy Department informed the Department of State of the laying of the keels of certain vessels for the United States Navy. In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2 of the protocol of signature of the treaty

for the limitation of naval armament and the exchange of informa-
tion concerning naval construction, signed at London on March 25,
1936, the particulars of the vessels have been furnished to the govern-
ments signatory to the treaty as follows:
U.S. S. Wilson

Classification: Destroyer
Date of laying keel : March 22, 1937
Standard displacement (estimated): 1,500 tons (1,524 metric

tons)
Length at water line: 334 feet
Extreme beam at or below water line: 34 feet 8 inches
Mean draft at standard displacement: 9 feet 10 inches

Caliber of largest gun: 5 inches
U.S. S. Lang

Classification: Destroyer (light surface vessel, subcategory

(c))
Date of laying keel: April 5, 1937
Standard displacement (estimated): 1,500 tons (1,524 metric

tons)
Length at water line: 334 feet
Extreme beam at or below water line: 34 feet 8 inches
Mean draft at standard displacement: 9 feet 10 inches

Caliber of largest gun: 5 inches
U. S. S. Mayrant and U.S. S. Trippe

Classification: Destroyers (light surface vessels, subcategory

(c))
Date of laying keels: April 15, 1937
Standard displacement (estimated): 1,500 tons (1,524 metric

tons)
Length at water line: 334 feet
Extreme beam at or below water line: 34 feet 9 inches
Mean draft at standard displacement: 9 feet 10 inches

Caliber of largest gun: 5 inches By letters dated April 6 and 7, 1937, the Acting Secretary of the Navy informed the Secretary of State of the completion of certain vessels. In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 2 of the protocol of signature of the treaty for the limitation of naval armament and the exchange of information concerning naval construction, signed at London on March 25, 1936, the particulars of the vessels were furnished to the signatory governments as follows: U.S. S. Permit (formerly the U. S. S. Pinna)

Classification : Submarine
Standard displacement: 1,330 tons (1,351 metric tons)
Length at water line: 290 feet
Extreme beam at or below water line: 25 feet 1 inch
Mean draft at standard displacement: 13 feet 10 inches
Caliber of largest gun: 3 inches
Date of completion : March 17, 1937

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