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"ENGLAND MUST WAKE UP."

AIRY NAVY WANTED.

ON A TWO-POWER STANDARD.

(By Cable.—Prees Association.—Copyright.) LONDON, April 6. The largest and one of tTie most enthusiastic Mansion House meetings held for many years supported an aerial league of the. Empire, the keynote of the speeches being that England must wake up. Admiral Sir Percy Scott advocated a two-Power standard in airships.

GERMANY'S TWELVE DIRIGIBLES.

(Received 8.35 a.m.) LONDON, April 6. Mr E. B. Haldane, Secretary for War, tates that Germany has constructed six tirigibles, and is constructing six more.

THE CONTINGENT DREAD- | NOUGHTS.

ASQUITH'S INTENTIONS. ] BUILDING FROM LOAN. LONDON, April 6. . The Opposition propose starting after ■ the Easter recess a national campaign I to insist on the Government constructing j the four contingent Dreadnoughts in 1909. The "Times" declares that many Ministerialists deprecate the decision, inasmuch as if llr. Asquith builds the contingent Dreadnoughts in 1909, after consulting Parliament btiore the close of the session, the action may be attributed to the agitation. They credited Mr. Asquith with an intention to build eight from the outset. The idea is now suggested in connection with Sir Edwird Grey's warning regarding the rebuilding o f the fleet that a portion of the capital expenditure should be withdrawn from the annual Estimates and a sinking fund established.

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"ENGLAND MUST WAKE UP." Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 83, 7 April 1909

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