Proceedings Magazine - February 1929 Vol. 55/2/312

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No muscle in the body will serve the brain unless the communicating nerve is functioning. Some of the most insidious diseases are those affecting the organs of communication. So, in a military...



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  • Faulty Communications
    By Lieutenant Commander Sidney Ballou, U.S.N.R.

    No muscle in the body will serve the brain unless the communicating nerve is functioning. Some of the most insidious diseases are those affecting the organs of communication. So, in a military organization, accurate communica­tions spell the...

  • The Navy as an Aid in Carrying Out Diplomatic Policies
    By Rear Admiral W. L. Rodgers, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    The Navy is the arm of the Depart­ment of State to enforce the policies of the administration, and has been so employed since the establishment of the government. Nevertheless, the Navy Department has never placed its ships and officers under...

  • Inspections
    By Lieutenant Commander Alfred Tawresey, U. S. Navy

    Can we improve admiral’s inspections? Can we increase the value of reports of inspections to the High Command? Can we increase their usefulness to all per­sonnel afloat? Can we retain the beneficial features of our present admiral...

  • On Military Education
    By Captain William P. Cronan, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    For war, least of all things, conforms to prescribed rules; it strikes out a path for itself when the moment comes.—Thucydides, Speech of the Corinthians, 432 B.C.

    While the fundamental principles of war are neither very...

  • Some Hows and Whys in Electric Meter Calibration
    By Lieutenant Emil B. Perry, U. S. Navy

    In the good old days, in the British merchantman service, it was customary to sign on crews under two separate sets of articles; one set at a certain rate of pay with the privilege of “growling,” and the other set with an extra pound...

  • Uses of Aircraft in Naval Warfare
    By Lieutenant Commander C. T. Gladden, U. S. Navy

    Many false conclusions have been drawn from the results of the use of aircraft in the World War. Some striking incidents of success are given exag­gerated importance; some failures are con­sidered conclusive proof of the limitations °...

  • The United States and Seapower
    By Lieutenant H. E. Dow, U.S.N.R.

    Since the beginning of time, historical record-making has occupied the mind and labor of a great many people. A dividing line between the period of imper­manent record of event and accomplishment handed down by word of mouth, and per­...

  • Discussions

    A Great Forgotten Man

    (See page 1, January, 1929, Proceedings)

  • Professional Notes
    Compiled By Commander F. W. Rockwell, U. S. Navy Lieutenant Commander A. C. McFall, U. S. Navy And Professor Henry Bluestone, U. S. Naval Academy
  • Notes on International Affairs
    Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy

    From December 3 to January 3


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