America's Aeronautical Pioneers

By Lieutenant Horace S. Mazet, U. S. Marine Corps Reserve
March 1934
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 ...

National Defense, 1934

By Commander E. S. R. Brandt, U. S. Navy
March 1934
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 ...

Conflicting Signals - A Critical Analysis

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


By Rear Admiral W. T. Cluverius, U. S. Navy
March 1934
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 ...

Alas—For Romance!

By Lieutenant Commander A. H. Bateman, U. S. Navy
March 1934
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 ...

Our First Battleship

By Lieutenant Commander H. A. Gosnell, U. S. Naval Reserve
March 1934
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? ...

Lighter-Than-Air Craft and Line Squalls

By Lieutenant Frederick J. Nelson, U. S. Navy
March 1934
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 ...

The Variety in Tides

By H. A. Marmer, U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
March 1934
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 ...

The Naval Aviator in Reserve

By Colonel H. C. Reisinger, U. S. Marine Corps
March 1934
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 ...


March 1934
Lighter-than-Air Craft and Line Squalls(See page 369 this issue.)Lieutenant Commander E.H. Kincaid, U.S. Navy—Although the author evidently intended his article to be helpful to aviation, and particularly lighter-than-air aviation ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy
March 1934
From January 3 to February 3UNITED STATES AND FAR EASTAmerican Policy in the Orient.— In “The New Status in the Pacific,” one of the fortnightly brochures of the Foreign Policy ...

Book Reviews

March 1934
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