Facing the Issue - Selection

By Commander R. O. Davis, U. S. Navy
May 1936
"We are in the world like men playing at tables, the chance is not in our own power, but to play it is."—Jeremy TaylorMuch has been written, and much more ...

Selection for Promotion

By Commander J. W. Reeves, Jr., U. S. Navy
May 1936
A RETURN to the principle of promotion by seniority could hardly be favored by anyone who saw and remembers its effects in the years before the plucking board. Nor, it ...

What's the Score?

By Lieutenant G. M. Dusinberre, U. S. Navy
May 1936
And Other Random NotesAN ESSENTIAL feature of the selection system of promotion is the idea of -L X- competition. It is intended that officers should vie with one another in ...

A Memorial to Whaling

By Commodore E. S. Clark, Jr., Sea Scouts
May 1936
They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters: These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.” Psalms, cvii ...

Impressions of Duty with the CCC

By Ensign Raymond John Toner, U. S. Naval Reserve
May 1936
ENSIGN JOE GISH reports his presence, sir, for active duty with the CCC.” Thus, a few months ago, the first contingent of the Naval Reserve reported to the adjutants of ...

H. O. 9

By Boatswain H. V. Hopkins, U. S. Coast Guard
May 1936
H. O. 9 means Bowditch, a book of nautical tables and information, but in recent years it has been heard of less and less. This shouldn’t be, for in the ...

A New Type of Scout

By Lieutenant (j.g.) R. P. Beebe, U. S. Navy
May 1936
NO ONE WILL deny that the ocean is a pretty big place, particularly when we are looking for small objects on its surface. Scouting is a difficult job at best ...

Jutland from S.M.S. B110

By Karl Rheydt
May 1936
“Denn wir fahren,denn wir fahren,denn wir fahren gegen Engel-land."NOBODY KNOWS why the annual stay for repairs at the Imperial Shipyard, Kiel, is being cut short so abruptly. Officers and men ...

What Is the Naval R.O.T.C.?

By Robert D. Heinl, Jr., N.R.O.T.C., Yale University
May 1936
Last summer, I performed training duty which took me around from the lonely east to the west coast and to the fleet. In the course of my cruise, I met ...


May 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 ...

Notes on International Affairs

Prepared by Professor Allan Westcott, U.S. Naval Academy
May 1936
FROM MARCH 3 TO APRIL 3THE RHINELAND CRISISHitler Terms Inadequate. —As the Rhineland situation stood in early April, the Hitler counterproposals for a settlement submitted in London on April 1 ...

Book Reviews

May 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

May 1936
UNITED STATESNavy Bill ReportedStar, 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 today ...

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