The Second Element in Sea Power

By T. Douglas Robinson, Assistant Secretary of the Navy
October 1926
The British axiom “Trade follows the flag” is the key to the national prosperity of the United States. In recent years and more particularly since the World War, American men-of-war ...

Aviation Medicine and Its Application to the Naval Service

By Lieutenant Commander Robert G. Davis, (M. C.), U. S. Navy
October 1926
Aviation has become a reality. It has passed the experi­mental stage of practicability, and although in the infantile stage of a great future development, its possibilities are recognized. Man’s physiological ...

Book Reviews

October 1926
BOOK DEPARTMENTThe Institute Book Department will supply any obtainable naval, pro­fessional, or scientific book at retail price, postage prepaid. The trouble saved the purchaser through having one source of supply ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
October 1926
FROM AUGUST 3 TO SEPTEMBER 3UNITED STATES AND LATIN AMERICAConflict Between Church and State in Mexico. The struggle between the state and the Catholic Church in Mexico, arising from the ...


October 1926
Better Preparation for War(See page 1496, August, 1926, Proceedings)Rear Admiral W. V. Pratt, U. S. Navy.—It is a pleasure to read such a sound article as came out in the ...

The Future of Our Merchant Marine

By Alfred H. Haag, Lecturer on International Shipping Subjects, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service
October 1926
The prosperity of the United States is largely dependent on its ability to export its surplus commodities. It is obvious, therefore, the issue is of national scope—not sectional. Industries operating ...

Naval Communications

By Captain Ridley McLean, U. S. Navy, Director Naval Communications
October 1926
The people of the United States know too little about our Navy. As beneficiaries of this enormous federal activ­ity, upon whose interest its maintenance depends, the more that our citizens ...

The Spoils of War

By Commander John Rodgers, U. S. Navy
October 1926
On returning to the United States in September of last year, after floating on the Pacific more or less peacefully for a period of nine days, I found the country ...

The Second Year of Aviation at the Naval Academy

By Captain H. A. Baldridge, U. S. Navy, Head of Department of Seamanship and Flight Tactics, U. S. Naval Academy
October 1926
Some sixteen months have passed since the Secretary of the Navy issued orders establishing a three-month post graduate summer course in aviation and aeronautics at the United States Naval Academy ...

Law and Order or ?

By Major General Amos A. Fries, U. S. Army, Chief of Chemical Warfare Service
October 1926
One hundred fifty years ago, fifty-two men signed their names to an immortal document, the Declaration of Independence. They were educated men; they were stu­dents; they were thinkers; they were ...

The "Old Ironsides" Campaign

By Rear Admiral Philip Andrews, U. S. Navy
October 1926
By Act of Congress of March 3, 1925 the Secretary of the Navy was authorized to receive donations for the restora­tion of the old frigate Constitution that now lies deterior­ating ...

The Business Organization of the Navy

By Rear Admiral Charles Morris, (S.C.), U. S. Navy, Paymaster General of the Navy
October 1926
We think of the Navy as a highly developed fighting machine, manned by personnel trained to the minute in the operation of its units and in serving its weapons.We recall ...

The Marine Corps, 1926

By Major General John A. Lejeune, U. S. Marine Corps Major General Commandant
October 1926
In setting forth the present duties and organization of the Marine Corps, it will simplify matters if I first state its mission. The mission of the Marine Corps is not ...

The Medical Department of the Navy

By Rear Admiral Edward R. Stitt (M.C.), U. S. Navy, Surgeon General of the Navy
October 1926
Strategic plans are based on the assumption that the per­sonnel is physically fit. It is taken for granted that the operating personnel for big gun ships, submarines, aircraft, and expeditionary ...

Our New Merchant Marine

By Rear Admiral (Retired) W. S. Benson, U. S. Navy Member U. S. Shipping Board
October 1926
Among the so-called problems now attracting the attention of the people of this country none is more practical or more clean-cut than the plan to provide an adequate Ameri­can merchant ...

Some Personnel Accomplishments

By Rear Admiral W. R. Shoemaker, U. S. Navy, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation
October 1926
The Navy can be no better than its officers and men. While the Bureau of Navigation is charged with responsibility for supervising personnel administration in the Navy, this must and ...

The Navy and the Merchant Marine

By Admiral E. W. Eberle, U. S. Navy, Chief of Naval Operations
October 1926
Naval power and foreign trade go hand in hand.Our foreign trade, amounting to more than $8,000,000,000 annually, depends largely on its transport in foreign bot­toms. In time of war this ...

Secretary's Notes

October 1926
The circulation of the Proceedings since January, 1926, has increased 588 copies; the mem­bership of the Institute has increased 323 mem­bers.The Secretary-Treasurer has received only thirty-five letters from the members ...

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