Note.—The annual Naval and Military Conference was opened at the Naval War College, Newport, R.I., on June 2d, by the Secretary of the Navy, the Hon. G. v. L. Meyer.
Mr. Meyer's address was a clear statement of his policy for promoting naval efficiency and, at the same time, insuring economy.
The most gratifying parts of his remarks were those devoted to the War College and his interest in its future success. He gave assurance that it was his intention to see that, in future, officers would be detailed for War College duty for longer periods than four months. As this was the sole plea of Rear-Admiral Luce, who followed Secretary Meyer, his paper seemed uncalled for. But as it was then too late to recast his argument, the paper was read as originally written.—The Editor.
Mr. Secretary, Admiral Rodgers, and members of the Naval and Military Conference of 1911.