Proceedings Magazine - June 1934 Vol. 60/6/376

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Honorable Mention, 1934

“The Balance of Power”—Horace Walpole

In 1935 the naval treaties come up for renewal. Should they and can they be renewed on substantially...



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  • After 1936: The Problem of the Naval Treaties
    By Lieutenant Commander M. F. Talbot (S. C.), U. S. Navy

    Honorable Mention, 1934

    “The Balance of Power”—Horace Walpole

    In 1935 the naval treaties come up for renewal. Should they and can they be renewed on substantially their present terms? That is, I believe, one of the...

  • Page Captain Lecky
    By Lieutenant Commander William A. Mason, U. S. Navy

    Kipling puts into the mouth of his character, the Scotch engineer McAndrew, the plea, “Lord, send a man like Robbie Burns to sing the Song o’ Steam!”

    Fifty-three years ago (1881) Captain Lecky in his famous work, ...

  • Promotion by Selection
    By Admiral William S. Sims, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Before 1900, promotion in the Navy was solely by seniority. The requirements were: Keep your digestion in order and refrain from striking your superior officer. The result was inevitable; all were promoted except those who were notoriously too...

  • The Navy and the National Life
    By Captain Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    The wholesome sea is at our gates.

    Editor’s Note.—This article was submitted in the Prize-Essay Contest, 1934.

    One amazing feature of the late war was the great variety of civil activities which...

  • The Law in Fog
    By Lieutenant Raymond F. Farwell, U. S. Naval Reserve Assistant Professor of Transportation, University of Washington

    Practically all the law relating to the navigation of vessels in fog is contained in arts. 15 and 16, international rules and inland rules, and in the almost identical pilot rules XII and XIII. The only other references to thick weather in these...

  • Teaching Landing Operations with Models
    By Lieutenant Commander C. G. Richardson, U. S. Navy

    The execution of a landing and the defense of a base are highly important functions of naval forces. In attack and defense the fleet marine force will play a very important part. It is with full realization of this fact that the courses at the...

  • Old Man River, 1863
    By Lieutenant Commander H. G. Dohrman, U. S. Naval Reserve

    No river in the Americas and few others elsewhere compare in historic interest and indeed in romance with the mighty Mississippi—"Old Man River."

    Cavalier and priest alike explored it and ventured far and perilously upon...

  • Historical Background of China's Troubles
    By Captain R. A. Dawes, U. S. Navy

    To say that China's troubles spring from too much Westernization, the "war lords," or communism is to neglect the teachings of Chinese history, for the spirit which started the revolution in 1911 has been an essential attribute of...

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    The Law in Fog

    (See page 784, this issue)

    Commander C.A. Lockwood, Jr., U.S. Navy.—This article is the best of the three which Mr. Farwell has written on kindred subjects. In it...

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

    From April 3 to May 3


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