Proceedings Magazine - June 1936 Vol. 62/6/400



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  • Sea Power in the American Revolution (Honorable Mention, 1936)
    By Lieutenant Ernest M. Eller, U. S. Navy

    "Aimez la mer pour vous; aimez la mer pour votre pays."


  • Book-Learnin' Leadership
    By Lieutenant A. R. McCracken, U. S. Navy

    Numerous are the books and articles on leadership and executive qualities. Sublime indeed must be the hopes of those who write them, inasmuch as practical methods for acquiring the shining virtues which we may lack are nonexistent....

  • The Old Spanish Shear Legs at Cavite
    By Commander Lucius C. Dunn, U. S. Navy

    May day, 1936, presents another anniversary of the Battle of Manila Bay, and is accompanied by a focusing of world attention upon the future political and economic status of that tropical archipelago which passed under the American...

  • Middle of the Road in Promotion
    By Lieutenant Commander A. O. R. Bergesen, U. S. Navy

    AS THE war to end war has seemingly- led only to further friction and rumors of war, so has the last promotion legislation led to more discussion, disappointment, and even bitterness than previous laws. Since 1931 an increasingly...

  • Fleet Naval Reserve Vs. Retirement
    By Lieutenant D. Adams Frost, U. S. Navy

    NOW THAT selection for promotion in all grades from lieutenant (junior grade) on up is an accomplished fact, the retired list of the Navy is well on the way to becoming overburdened with retired officers of the lower grades who are...

  • Why Am I Not Fit to Fly?
    By Lieutenant Commander John R. Poppen (M.C.), U. S. Navy

    “They also serve who only stand and wait."—Milton.

    Why doctor, I can pick up a light as quickly as anybody on the bridge!” “I never had the slightest thing wrong with me!”...

  • The Vincennes, World Traveler of the Old Navy
    By Louis H. Bolander

    The Vincennes has been selected as the subject of this narrative because few other ships in the history of the service typify more vividly the services of the Navy to the nation in the early days of the Republic.

  • Naval Reserve Educational Centers
    By Lieutenant Edward B. Arroyo, U. S. Navy

    The Naval Reserve continues to improve and the principles on which it is founded will result in providing a reserve of great value to the Navy. (From the Annual Report of the Secretary of the Navy, 1932.)

  • What Benefit Merchant Marine Reservist?
    By Lieutenant Commander T. C. Conwell, U. S. Naval Reserve

    “The Merchant Marine Naval Reserve, Real Stimulus is Imperative,” by Captain W. O. Spears, U. S. Navy. (The Nautical Gazette for October 26, 1935.)

    “ .. . But the Enlisted Reserve (U. S. Army)...

  • Searchlight Barrage in Night Landings
    By Captain E. P. Jessop, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    IN THE AUTUMN of 1903 the Atlantic Fleet engaged in joint maneuvers with the Army, at the eastern entrance to Long Island Sound, to test the adequacy of the forts, located on both sides of the Race, to prevent a fleet from entering...

  • The Wardroom Mess
    By Lieutenant Commander J. M. Sheehan, U. S. Navy

    “I wonder what the foreman of the jury, whoever he’ll be, has got for breakfast,” said Mr. Snodgrass . . .

    “Ah!” said Perker, “I hope he’s got a good one.”

    “Why so?”...

  • Expand the Discussion Column
    By Lieutenant Colby G. Rucker, U. S. Navy

    The Naval Institute Proceedings in its present form includes everything but a safety valve. It is the only magazine of note that to my knowledge has failed to supply its readers with a means of blowing off steam.

  • Additional Uses for H. O. 211
    By Hulbert Hinkel, Jr.

    Position front rate of change of altitude.—Air navigators should be especially interested in the following method of navigation which is entirely independent of the tedious method of finding position by deductions, known as dead reckoning....

  • Discussions

    Co-operative Housing

    (See page 357, March, 1936, Proceedings)

  • 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 on...

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



  • Professional Notes


    Navy Bill Reported

    Star, Washington, April 30.—A record peace-time naval appropriations bill providing $531,068,707 for adding more ships, air fighters, and men to the nation’s sea defenses was approved...

  • Star-Spangled Banner

    The Star-Spangled Banner

    Oh! Say, can you see, by the dawn’s early light,

    What so proudly we hailed at the twilight’s last gleaming,

    Whose broad Stripes and bright, through the perilous fight,


  • Flags of America
    By Colonel W. H. Waldron, U. S. Army

    The Three County Troop Flag

    In 1659 a troop was organized in the counties of Middlesex, Suffolk and Essex, Massachusetts, known as the Three County Troop. Organized initially for service in the King Phillip's war, the...

  • Photographs


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