Proceedings Magazine - October 1935 Vol. 61/10/392


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  • Foreword
    By Rear Admiral David Foote Sellers, U. S. Navy
  • The Founding of the Naval Academy by Bancroft and Buchanan
    By Henry Francis Sturdy

    There had been much opposition in the Navy to any attempt to educate midshipmen ashore. It was felt that only by practical experience aboard ship could the youngster, fresh from home, be properly trained for his work as an officer afloat.

  • The First Academic Staff

    The early success of the United States Naval Academy and the constant effort to attain higher standards, that has continued to this date, are in a large measure due to the first Academic Staff and the precedents set under the very effective...

  • The Colonial Government House Of Maryland
    By P. H. Magruder, Former Secretary, U. S. Naval Academy
  • The Departments

    Editor's Note.—The historical sketches of the Departments have been furnished by officers in these Departments. The Naval Institute is indebted to them, individually and collectively, for their research which enables the PROCEEDINGS to...

  • Description of the United States Naval Academy
    By Charles Lee Lewis

    Proceeding along Maryland Avenue, one enters the grounds, or "Yard," of the Naval Academy through the Main Gate, presented in 1932 by the Class of 1907. Turning to the right at Blake Road, the visitor will notice first one of the large...

  • Entrance Requirements of U. S. Naval Academy
    By Commander A. H. Rooks, U. S. Navy


    There are thousands of youths in the United States to whom the Naval Academy makes the strongest emotional appeal of their young lives. If their parents are unable to answer their questions concerning it, as is often the...

  • Naval Academy Cheers and Songs

    It is not only at football games that midshipmen make the welkin ring with their yells. Throughout the four years at the Academy and on the practice cruises giving voice to these cheers is the method midshipmen use to show their approbation,...

  • Drum and Bugle Corps
    By Midshipman E. A. Grantham, U. S. Navy

    It is felt by many that the order reproduced below has been the cause of the formation of the drum and bugle corps in that it was further decided that all who played on bugles or "fish horns" be collected together and somewhat isolated...

  • Officers and Gentlemen in the Making
    By Carroll S. Alden, Professor, U. S. Naval Academy Head of Department of English and History

    The Naval Academy has experienced changes in organization and curriculum during its long span of life, almost as marked as the changes in buildings and grounds. But although the regiment of midshipmen is renewed in its entirety every four years,...

  • Annapolis, Mother of Navy Men
    By Lieutenant Arthur A. Ageton, U. S. Navy

    "Carry yo' bag, Suh?" I looked down from the Washington, Baltimore, and Annapolis trolley into the shining black face of a small negro boy. It was a hot August afternoon, and I was sorely tempted to accept his offer, but I...

  • Navy Life Begins
    By Lieutenant E. M. Eller, U. S. Navy

    "A gentleman by the Act of Congress!"

    "Yes?" I looked inquiringly, half in amusement, half in curiosity, at the boy who had spoken to me. He was short and stocky and his blue eyes twinkled amazingly above pink, healthy...

  • Plebe Summer Infantry

    The entering plebe is given four infantry drills of 11 hours each per week. He usually spends twelve of these periods in preliminary phases before going to his company for infantry drill. He must satisfactorily complete each phase, progressively...

  • A Midshipman's Day
    By Midshipman W. H. Keen, U. S. Navy

    0630 (Up Betimes).—Ho, hum! Sixteen hours before I hit the hay again. Oh, boy! How I love to caulk off! Out of bed. Toss the covers over the foot. Throw back the mattress. (If you can dignify it by that flame.) "Stick your gonk out,...

  • Extra-Curricular Activities
    By Midshipman E. A. Grantham, U. S. Navy

    Extra-curricular activities at the Naval Academy serve the double purpose of affording midshipmen valuable recreation and of giving them an added outlet for their energies and talents other than those granted them in the classroom and at drills....

  • Midshipman Cruises
    By Midshipman K. W. Patrick, U. S. Navy

    Graduation morning, with its snake dancing and cap throwing, bringing to a climax all the color of June Week, marks for the graduating class the end of midshipman careers, but for two of the other classes it marks the beginning of that most...

  • Healthy Minds in Healthy Bodies
    By Lieutenant Arthur A. Ageton, U. S. Navy

    The new plebe midshipmen lay on their stomachs on the floor of the gymnasium, rhythmically pushing their rigid bodies up and down to the staccato count of the instructor conducting the drill. "One, two, three, four, one, two. . . ." Of...

  • Athletic Training at the Naval Academy
    By Walter Aamold, Athletic Coaching Staff, U. S. Naval Academy

    Among the many sterling qualities that place the United States Naval Academy to the fore as an educational institution must be counted the course in physical training and athletics. Perhaps in no other quarter of the globe can there be found a...

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