Proceedings Magazine - September 1934 Vol. 60/9/379

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“I pray thee, fear not all things alike, nor count up every risk. For if in each matter that comes before us thou wilt look to all possible chances, never wilt thou achieve anything. Far...



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  • Is Defeat Inevitable?
    By Lieutenant (J. G.) Ernest M. Eller, U. S. Navy

    “I pray thee, fear not all things alike, nor count up every risk. For if in each matter that comes before us thou wilt look to all possible chances, never wilt thou achieve anything. Far better is it to have a stout heart always, and suffer...

  • Coronary Sclerosis
    By Commander George W. Calver (M. C.), U. S. Navy

    Heart disease! What a terrifying phrase to use to condemn a man to perpetual invalidism. Yet, how many things we can do for it! How very marvelous are the recovery powers of this all important organ! What are the main factors in this result?...

  • Momentous Discrepancies
    By Lieutenant Chester C. Wood, U. S. Navy

    For those of us who earn our daily bread by communicating, life is largely a matter of striving to avoid discrepancies. The discrepancy report is to us what a broken firing circuit is to the gunner or the loss of suction is to the engineer. It is...

  • Riding a Hobby: Collecting Naval Postmarks
    By Harold P. Faust

    Every regularly commissioned ship in the United States Navy, which has a complement of 35 men or over, has on board a branch of the United States Postoffice. This office is equipped with the same supplies found in regular post-offices throughout...

  • The Confederate States Naval Academy
    By Lieutenant Winston Folk, U. S. Navy

    Mahan in America, Darrieus in France, and others have shown clearly in their writings that in the American War of Secession the ultimate defeat of the Confederacy was inevitable because of its lack of sea power. So much, in fact, has been said on...

  • The Technical Aspects of Jutland
    By Lieutenant Commander Howard G. Brownson, U. S. Naval Reserve

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

    Nobody can say, looking at Europe and indeed at the whole world as it is today, that it is impossible that another war may come.—...

  • The Air Almanac: An Appreciation
    By Lieutenant Arthur A. Ageton, U. S. Navy

    It is an ancient story. For months, the Famous-Editor had been trying to persuade the Oldest-Reporter-in-the-World to write a feature story on their mutual friend, Halstead.

  • The Naval Academy—A Suggested Mission
    By Captain John S. Barleon, U. S. Navy

    For a decade or more during which educational institutions throughout the country have been floundering in an effort to decide upon the objectives of education, the Naval Academy has had a formal well-defined statement of its aims set forth in a...

  • Tryon and the Victoria
    By Lieutenant R. E. Bassler (C. E. C.), U. S. Navy

    The general public chiefly remembers the name of Vice Admiral Sir George Tryon in connection with the loss of H.M.S. Victoria in 1893. Persons connected with disasters are chiefly recalled through their association with the event. Other...

  • The German Gunboat that Became a Yankee
    By Carlos C. Hanks

    Late in the month of July, 1914, as the curtain of the World War shuddered to its impending ascent, a little 3-masted gunboat flying the flag of imperial Germany was plodding on a voyage from the coast of East Africa to the waters of Eastern Asia...

  • Discussions

    Promotion by Selection

    (See page 769, June, 1934, Proceedings.)

    Rear Admiral W. W. Phelps, U.S.N. (Retired).—Admiral Sims's paper is bound to encourage some, like the undersigned, to want to...

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

    From July 3 to August 3


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