Proceedings Magazine - April 1936 Vol. 62/4/398


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  • The Navy and the Diplomatic Frontier (Prize Essay, 1936)
    By Lieutenant Commander Frank S. M. Harris, U. S. Naval Reserve

    “Quo Vadis?”

  • The Sabbatical Year
    By Commander Reginald B. Henry (M.C.), U. S. Navy

    A medical officer cannot long remain in the Navy without being impressed by the fact that many of the officers whom he encounters have a distinctly “run down” appearance, or look, at least, as if they were not in the best...

  • Chemical Warfare
    By Commander H. A. Flanigan, U. S. Navy

    MAN’S EARLIEST weapon was his fist. Two men faced one another and victory went to him who best combined strength and skill. We need only recall our “little-boy” days to understand the contempt our earliest ancestors must have...

  • A Forgotten Fight in Florida
    By Captain Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Among the many interesting but practically forgotten episodes of our early naval history is the spectacular destruction in 1816 of the so- called “Negro Fort,” located 25 miles up the Apalachicola River in the then...

  • The Ninetieth Anniversary Class Ring Collection
    By Lieutenant Wade DeWeese, U. S. Navy

    OF THE many unique exhibits displayed at the Naval Academy on its ninetieth “birthday,” October, 10, 1935, one of the most effective was the Class Ring Collection. Not only did this exhibit, probably the first of its kind...

  • "And There Were Giants in the Earth in Those Days"
    By Rear Admiral A. Farenholt (M.C.), U. S. Navy (Retired)

    From the yams of the old Navy it is apparent that the service atmosphere in early times must have been somewhat different from that with which we are surrounded in this year of grace. A spirit of waggishness in general and of aloof...

  • Some Haitian Recollections
    By Captain Fred E. McMillen (S.C.), U. S. Navy

    On July 27, 1915, the day on which Haiti’s convict-president, Vilbrun Guillaume Sam, was murdered and his dismembered body dragged through the streets of his capital, the U. S. armored cruiser Washington, flagship of Rear...

  • Public Speaking
    By Commander Frank Luckel, U. S. Navy

    The first step in public speaking is to select the topic. This should be taken from the occasion itself. For instance, for Empire Day one would choose a different subject than for the Fourth of July. The occasion may suggest its own...

  • Imaginative Aeronautics
    By Charles Lee Lewis

    That the mind of man has, from the dawn of civilization at least, been fascinated with the possibility of human aviation is evident from the myths and legends of the past.

  • Discussions

    The Sabbatical Year

    (See page 487, this issue)

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



  • Book Reviews


    Members of the Institute, both regular and associate, may save money by ordering books through its Book Department, which will supply any obtainable book.  A discount of 10 per cent is allowed...

  • Professional Notes


    Vessels under Construction, Progress as of March 1, 1936


    Sun, Baltimore, February 6.—An extensive modernization program topped a list of recommendations given Congress today in a...

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