The Sabbatical Year

By Commander Reginald B. Henry (M.C.), U. S. Navy
April 1936
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 ...

Chemical Warfare

By Commander H. A. Flanigan, U. S. Navy
April 1936
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 ...

A Forgotten Fight in Florida

By Captain Dudley W. Knox, U. S. Navy (Retired)
April 1936
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 ...

Some Haitian Recollections

By Captain Fred E. McMillen (S.C.), U. S. Navy
April 1936
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 ...

Public Speaking

By Commander Frank Luckel, U. S. Navy
April 1936
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 ...

Imaginative Aeronautics

By Charles Lee Lewis
April 1936
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 ...


April 1936
The Sabbatical Year(See page 487, this issue)Commander R. 0. Davis, U. S. Navy. —Commander Henry presents an interesting suggestion. He treats his subject, on the whole, from the angle ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
April 1936
FROM FEBRUARY 3 TO MARCH 3FAR EASTTokyo Assassinations. —A climax of the long series of political assassinations in Japan came on the morning of February 27 when a body of ...

Book Reviews

April 1936
BOOK DEPARTMENTMembers 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 ...

Professional Notes

April 1936
UNITED STATES Vessels under Construction, Progress as of March 1, 1936 Modernization Sun, Baltimore, February 6.—An extensive modernization program topped a list of recommendations given Congress today in a White ...

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