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By Lieutenant Colby G. Rucker, U. S. Navy
June 1936
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 ...

Flags of America

By Colonel W. H. Waldron, U. S. Army
June 1936
The Three County Troop FlagIn 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 ...

Star-Spangled Banner

June 1936
The Star-Spangled BannerOh! 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,O’er the ...

Professional Notes

June 1936
UNITED STATES 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 ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
June 1936
FROM APRIL 3 TO MAY 3THE RHINELAND PROBLEMLocarno Powers Delay Action. — Concerted action of France, England, and Russia, with their trail of smaller League states, against Germany on the ...

Book Reviews

June 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 ...


June 1936
Co-operative Housing(See page 357, March, 1936, Proceedings)LIEUTENANT (J.G.) EDMUND T. NAPIER, JR., U.S. NAVY.—An article in the Proceedings of March, 1936, discussed the need of adequate housing facilities for Navy ...

Additional Uses for H. O. 211

By Hulbert Hinkel, Jr.
June 1936
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 ...

The Wardroom Mess

By Lieutenant Commander J. M. Sheehan, U. S. Navy
June 1936
“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 ...

Book-Learnin' Leadership

By Lieutenant A. R. McCracken, U. S. Navy
June 1936
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 ...

Searchlight Barrage in Night Landings

By Captain E. P. Jessop, U. S. Navy (Retired)
June 1936
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, ...

What Benefit Merchant Marine Reservist?

By Lieutenant Commander T. C. Conwell, U. S. Naval Reserve
June 1936
“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 ...

Naval Reserve Educational Centers

By Lieutenant Edward B. Arroyo, U. S. Navy
June 1936
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 ...

Why Am I Not Fit to Fly?

By Lieutenant Commander John R. Poppen (M.C.), U. S. Navy
June 1936
“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 ...

Fleet Naval Reserve Vs. Retirement

By Lieutenant D. Adams Frost, U. S. Navy
June 1936
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 ...

Middle of the Road in Promotion

By Lieutenant Commander A. O. R. Bergesen, U. S. Navy
June 1936
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 ...

The Old Spanish Shear Legs at Cavite

By Commander Lucius C. Dunn, U. S. Navy
June 1936
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 ...

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