Proceedings Magazine - December 1938 Vol. 64/12/430

Cover Story

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,

But in ourselves, that we are underlings!”




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  • Appraising Our Neutrality
    By Lieutenant Commander Charles Moran, U. S. Naval Reserve

    “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,

    But in ourselves, that we are underlings!”


  • War on the Water Front
    By Lieutenant Commander K. H. Donavin, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Four years have elapsed since the epochal marine strike on the Pacific coast, yet the memories of this disturbance remain indelibly printed on the minds of those who went through it. Much has already been written about it, looked at from various...

  • Opium Obligato
    By Lieutenant Commander Glenn Howell, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    EVERY man has his price, so they say, and that afternoon of September 6, 1920, the Skipper of the Palos reflected that his was at least ten thousand and one Mexican dollars. Engrossed in a book, he had been sitting on...

  • Of Human Contacts
    By Lieutenant Commander J. M. Sheehan, U. S. Navy
    The day began at the Receiving Ship in a manner such as the entries in the log of an old-time windjammer might have described—“This day begins with light northerly breezes, smooth sea and clear sky.” All was at peace as the...
  • To Bermuda with Vamarie
    By Ensign R. W. McNitt, U. S. Navy
    On June 12 as Vamarie dropped her mooring in Annapolis Harbor, a cruise unique in the history of the United States Navy began. Aboard Were 9 officers and 5 enlisted men who as the racing crew of the 72-foot ketch hoped to bring Vamarie home...
  • Aviation Medicine—Its Responsibilities and Problems
    By Lieutenant Commander Eric Liljencrantz (M.C.), U. S. Naval Reserve

    Whenever the name “flight surgeon” is mentioned, someone is almost sure to ask, “But what does a flight surgeon do? Does he operate ln the air or does he just run around with a sponge?” If he is a really good...

  • Election of a King
    By Lieutenant (j.g.) Richard C. Williams, Jr., U. S. Navy

    In the archives, among the many spectacular incidents which might have changed the course of history, is found the election of a ruler for the Hawaiian Islands in 1874. How a different ending to this election would have affected the history of...

  • Santiago—Forty Years After
    By Walter Scott Meriwether

    (As remembered by one of the surviving war correspondents who reported the great naval victory.

  • Towing the Crane Ship
    By Commander Robert B. Carney, U. S. Navy
    In 1926 the U.S.S. Brazos towed Crane Ship No. 1 (Ex-Kearsarge) from Boston to Bremerton; a decade later it became apparent that the 250-ton lifting power of the Kearsarge’s big crane would be needed back on the east coast. With the...
  • Discussions, Comments and Notes

    The Return to Sail

    (See page 1464, October, 1938, Proceedings)

    Commander E. L. Vanderkloot, U. S. Navy.—Ensign Hauck’s article may be considered as most timely in view of the interest in sailing that appears to be on the...

  • Book Reviews

    THE COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF QUARTERLY, September, 1938, third quarter. Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Subscription rate: $1.00 a year in the United States and possessions, Cuba and Mexico; foreign, $2.00 a year.

    Reviewed by...

  • Notes on International Affairs


  • Professional Notes
  • Photographs


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