Naval Mirrors

By Lieutenant Commander R. P. Guiler, Jr., U. S. Navy
May 1924
Oh wad some power the giftie gie us, To see oursel’s, as others see us! —Burns. History and the biographies of the masters of the art of war, contain voluminous ...

A Legal Problem on Board Ship

By Lieutenant Commander J. H. Taylor, U. S. Navy
May 1924
One of the most confusing legal problems on board ship arises when a man is discovered in possession of clothing or other property belonging to one of his shipmates or ...

Some Colorful Haitian History

By Commander C. S. Baker (SC), U. S. Navy
May 1924
IF, AS MANY are prone to believe, nature has a controlling effect upon mankind, the turbulence and vividness of the elements in the tropical West Indies must have left a ...

The Naval Observatory

By Captain Austin Kautz, U. S. Navy
May 1924
ALTHOUGH the people of the United States in general and officers of the Navy in particular are cognizant of the ex­istence of the Naval Observatory in Washington, the capital of ...

A Four-to-Seven-Year Enlistment

By Lieutenant Commander E. S. R. Brandt, U. S Navy
May 1924
DURING the last ten years nothing has been so much tinkered with in personnel as has the term of enlistment. The net result has been a return to the situation ...

Nitrogen Fixation

By Lieutenant Commander C. H. Wright, U. S. Navy
May 1924
ON FEBRUARY 27, 1924, the following article appeared in the Washington Post under the headlines “Force of Greatest Explosive Doubled—New Chemical Marvel Unites Oxygen and Nitrogen; Means Cheap Fertilizer”: Boston, ...

Saving and Investment

By Lieutenant Commander T. C. Kinkaid, U. S. Navy
May 1924
Naval officers rarely appreciate the real value of saving money, perhaps because they do not have much from which to save, and are very seldom versed in the principles of ...


May 1924
Rigid Airships—United States Ship “Shenandoah” (See page 161, February, 1924, Proceedings) Editor’s Note : Lieutenant Commander Bartlett’s article “Rigid Air­ships” contained several inaccuracies regarding the use of airships by the ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared By Allan Westcott, Professor, U. S. Naval Academy
May 1924
FROM FEBRUARY 23 TO MARCH 23 REPARATIONS PROBLEMS Expert Report Ready April 1.—It was stated in March that the report of the Dawes Commission on German Finances would be submitted ...

Book Reviews

May 1924
THE LIFE OF SIR WILLIAM WHITE, K.C.B., F.R.S., LL.D., D.Sc. By Frederick Manning, with an introduction by The Right Honorable Lord George Hamilton. E. P. Dutton and Co., New York. ...

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