After 1936: The Problem of the Naval Treaties

By Lieutenant Commander M. F. Talbot (S. C.), U. S. Navy
June 1934
Honorable Mention, 1934“The Balance of Power”—Horace WalpoleIn 1935 the naval treaties come up for renewal. Should they and can they be renewed on substantially their present terms? That is, I ...

Page Captain Lecky

By Lieutenant Commander William A. Mason, U. S. Navy
June 1934
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) ...

Promotion by Selection

By Admiral William S. Sims, U. S. Navy (Retired)
June 1934
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 ...

The Navy and the National Life

By Captain Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy (Retired)
June 1934
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 ...

The Law in Fog

By Lieutenant Raymond F. Farwell, U. S. Naval Reserve Assistant Professor of Transportation, University of Washington
June 1934
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 ...

Teaching Landing Operations with Models

By Lieutenant Commander C. G. Richardson, U. S. Navy
June 1934
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 ...

Old Man River, 1863

By Lieutenant Commander H. G. Dohrman, U. S. Naval Reserve
June 1934
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 ...

Historical Background of China's Troubles

By Captain R. A. Dawes, U. S. Navy
June 1934
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 ...


June 1934
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. ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
June 1934
From April 3 to May 3FAR EASTJapan’s Challenge to Western Powers.—Whether or not actually sanctioned by the Japanese Foreign Office as a feeler to try out world sentiment, the warning ...

Book Reviews

June 1934
BOOK DEPARTMENTMembers 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 ...

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