Proceedings Magazine - March 1934 Vol. 60/3/373

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Flying burst upon a startled and incredulous world in 1903, with the Wright Brothers the dei ex machina. Yet, by 1906, there were still only two men who could fly.



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  • America's Aeronautical Pioneers
    By Lieutenant Horace S. Mazet, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve

    Flying burst upon a startled and incredulous world in 1903, with the Wright Brothers the dei ex machina. Yet, by 1906, there were still only two men who could fly.

  • National Defense, 1934
    By Commander E. S. R. Brandt, U. S. Navy

    The Blue Eagle's equipment, as pictured, does not look impressive. An old-fashioned cogwheel and a collection of thunderbolts do not seem to mean anything, except through the most labored symbolism, though both are emblems of power. In fact,...

  • Joint Military-Naval Operations: A Specialty
    By Commander E. W. Broadbent, U. S. Navy

    When the writer was examined for promotion to the grade of lieutenant, he was asked to discuss the occupation of cities. A number of years later, on his examination for the grade of commander, he was asked to describe the organization of a...

  • Conflicting Signals - A Critical Analysis
    By Lieutenant Raymond F. Farwell, U. S. Naval Reserve Assistant Professor of Transportation in the University of Washington

    On March 1, 1933, the Presidential signature was placed on an obscure and unheralded act, passed by the 72d Congress at the behest of the Department of Commerce, under the title of Public Bill No. 400, and providing, in lengthy legal...

  • Sothern
    By Rear Admiral W. T. Cluverius, U. S. Navy

    A great actor has gone. Sothem the younger is dead. There may be those who will question "great." Undoubtedly, there are they who say that Sothern perhaps was the best actor of the past few decades. Some will compare his art unfavorably...

  • Alas—For Romance!
    By Lieutenant Commander A. H. Bateman, U. S. Navy

    It is often said nowadays, usually with a sigh and an eye regretful shake of the head, that romance is gone from the sea; gone with the spreading sails and the towering spars of the tall ships; gone with the hairy-chested, picturesque figure of...

  • Our First Battleship
    By Lieutenant Commander H. A. Gosnell, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Now then, if the class will please come to order, we shall see who knows the name of our first battleship. "The Texas!" No. "Was it the Oregon? Indiana? Massachusetts?" Wrong again. "...

  • Chinese Mariners' Compass, Charts, and Methods of Navigation
    By Lieutenant Forrest H. Wells, U. S. Navy

    The photograph on page 349 shows two forms of compass used by the Chinese, with a pack of cigarettes to give the scale. In the lower left is the mariner's compass, the only form used aboard Chinese junks, large or small. Its wooden cover is...

  • Lighter-Than-Air Craft and Line Squalls
    By Lieutenant Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy

    The air, man's latest field of conquest, still presents overwhelming obstacles to safe flight over her highways. The magnitude of the natural forces at work in the free air is inconceivable, and just as combinations of elements may produce a...

  • The Variety in Tides
    By H. A. Marmer, U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey

    The usual explanation of the tide in textbooks of physical geography or astronomy makes of it a simple phenomenon. It is shown that the gravitational attraction of sun and moon on the earth gives rise to forces which move the waters of the sea...

  • The Naval Aviator in Reserve
    By Colonel H. C. Reisinger, U. S. Marine Corps

    The production of the naval aviator, regular and reserve, is the work of the great training station at sol Pensacola, Florida. Here the energy, persistence, and inspired faith of a few Navy officers as developed from an antiquated navy yard a...

  • Discussions

    Lighter-than-Air Craft and Line Squalls

    (See page 369 this issue.)

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

    From January 3 to February 3


  • Book Reviews


    Members of the Institute may save money by ordering books through its Book Department, which will supply any obtainable book. A discount of 10 per cent is allowed on books published by the Institute, and 5...

  • Professional Notes
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