Proceedings Magazine - June 1929 Vol. 55/6/316

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Honorable Mention, 1929

Public opinion is the mainspring of national life



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  • The Navy and Public Indoctrination
    By Captain Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Honorable Mention, 1929

    Public opinion is the mainspring of national life

  • An Incident in the Founding of the American Navy
    By L. H. Bolander

    On the next page is shown a reproduction of a sheet of foolscap which had a most interesting and important part to play in the birth of our Navy. The endorsement on the reverse side of the sheet reads:


  • The Changing Naval Academy: A Retrospect of Twenty-Five Years
    By Professor Carroll Storrs Alden, Head of Department of English, U. S. Naval Academy

    Many graduates are troubled as they hear that the old Academy has undergone some modifications. In this they are not unlike their college brothers. It is hard for those long absent to believe that changes will not result in a loss of character...

  • Training Reservists Aboard Destroyers
    By Lieutenant Commander Richard Stockton Field, U. S. Navy

    The purpose of this paper is to record some interesting and useful facts learned by the writer during the last three summers while engaged in training naval reservists on board the U.S.S. Bainbridge.

  • Gunnery Problems of 1783
    By Lieutenant Commander D. P. Moon, U. S. Navy

    The shades of John Paul Jones, Decatur, and Bainbridge lurk in the background of the musty and yellowed pages of The Practical Sea-Gunner’s Companion, written by William Mountaine, F.R.S., and published in 1783. Fighting was more...

  • Airplane Hydrography
    By Lieutenant L. M. Samuels, U.S.N.R., Hydrographic Surveyor, U.S.S. “Nokomis”

    During the past four years of the U.S.S. Nokomis’ survey along the north coast of Cuba we have developed a system of shore-line establishment by airplane photography which has proved very satisfactory.

  • A Walk Through Annapolis in Bygone Days
    By P. H. Magruder, Secretary, U. S. Naval Academy

    Unrecorded Incidents in the Life of Old Annapolis at the Period, and as it Was, When the Naval School was Founded in 1845

    Of those who in the dust do dwell,

    May there kindly mention be,


  • Frozen Toes But Not Cold Feet
    By Lieutenant Commander George E. Brandt, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Imagine putting in three days of Arctic night cutting off your own toes! From the frozen north there comes the attention-arresting story of trapper J. Omera who, though lacking surgical education and experience, was nevertheless forced by...

  • A New Line-of-Position Plotter
    By Harlan T. Stetson, Assistant Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University

    The importance of line-of-position work in ocean navigation has resulted in the appearance of numerous tables for facilitating the computation and the laying down of the line of position from one or more measured altitudes of the sun or other...

  • The Siege of Tsingtao
    By Lieutenant Emil B. Perry, U. S. Navy

    On the southern coast of the Shantung peninsula, that huge arm that strikes out into the Yellow Sea, is to be found Tsingtao. Variously called “the Riviera of the Far East,” “the playground of China,” and “the...

  • Discussions

    Commodore Jesse D. Elliott: A Stormy Petrel of the Navy

    (See page 773, September, 1928, Proceedings)

    Dorothy G. Wayman—The decapitation of “Andrew Jackson,” as described in the...

  • 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



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