Proceedings Magazine - May 1932 Vol. 58/5/351

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To best forfend ’gainst foeman’s worst,

Out-reach his thrust and touch him first!

The argument began...



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  • An Analysis of the Air Menace (Honorable Mention, 1932)
    By Commander Ralph C. Parker, U. S. Navy

    To best forfend ’gainst foeman’s worst,

    Out-reach his thrust and touch him first!

    The argument began when Ug, the Logical Contender from Upper Silurian...

  • Merchant Seamen
    By Lieutenant Commander Felix Riesenberg, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Down to the sea in their crazy ships

    Went the sailors David knew.

  • A Walk Through the Naval Academy in Bygone Days and Today
    By P. H. Magruder, Secretary, Naval Academy

    Backward, turn backward,

    O time in your flight!

  • Some Naval Aspects of the War Debt Question
    By Captain Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    IF ANY FURTHER REDUCTION of war debts is to come out of the current revival of that question it is to be hoped that the United States will not again overlook the fact that our principal debtors possess territorial assets which are not...

  • The Asiatic Station
    By Lieutenant Felix L. Johnson, U. S. Navy

    Even though orders to the Asiatic station may have been requested and even expected, their receipt is usually accompanied by a sinking feeling somewhat akin to that experienced when the elevator starts suddenly downward. At least, that has been...

  • The Austrian Navy's Part in the Escape of the "Goeben" and "Breslau"
    By Beda von Berchem

    The outbreak of the World War—the declaration of war by Austria-Hungary against Servia rather—found only units of the Austro-Hungarian Navy in readiness to go to sea which had been named in mobilization plan B. This plan, based on the...

  • Breaking Economic Strangle Holds
    By Arthur R. Blessing

    Some Reflections upon International Etiquette

  • The Development of the Faculty of Command
    By Captain John W. Greenslade, U. S. Navy

    Lecture delivered to Postgraduate School, Annapolis, November 21, 1931.

  • The Yacht "America" Now Rides Peacefully at Her Moorings
    By Ruby R. Duval

    Alongside the inner pier of Dewey Basin at the United States Naval Academy there is moored a graceful ship with a clipper bow supporting a tapering bowsprit and equipped with the two slender masts of a schooner. The name in gilded letters across...

  • Discussions

    Deck Officer Training for the Merchant Marine

    (See page 1637, December, 1931, Proceedings)

  • Notes on International Affairs
    Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy

    From March 3 to April 3


  • Book Reviews

    THE NAVY: DEFENSE OR PORTENT? By Charles A. Beard. New York: Harper & Bros. 1932. $2.00.

    Reviewed by Vice Admiral W. L. Rodgers, U. S. Navy (Retired).

    (Reprinted from the Philadelphia Inquirer by permission.)

  • Professional Notes
    Compiled By Members Of The Editorial Staff
  • Notes on the Geneva Conference
    By Lieutenant Commander Schuyler Mills, U. S. Navy

    In February the conference managed to avoid making a decision between the German contention for “equality” of treatment by revision of the Versailles Treaty restrictions on armament, and the French demand that these be retained. This...

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