Proceedings Magazine - August 1943 Vol. 69/8/486

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“Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide”


Leadership must have conviction that its cause is justified. Conviction in the belief of...



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  • Executing the National Policy
    By Lieutenant Colonel Howard N. Kenyon, U. S. Marine Corps

    “Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide”


    Leadership must have conviction that its cause is justified. Conviction in the belief of the ever present need for the Navy as an instrument...

  • The Battle of the Java Sea
    By Lieutenant Commander William P. Mack, U. S. Navy

    In December of 1941, Japan began her campaign of conquest in the Far East. Her eager armies moved through the Philippines, pausing only to trap and contain the American and Philippine armies on Bataan and Corregidor. Hongkong then fell and was...

  • When Japan’s Relapse Began
    By Captain J. M. Ellicott, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    “Knox,” said President Taft to his Secretary of State, Philander Knox, as they were leaving the golf links at Chevy Chase one Friday afternoon in August, 1912, “we must send a Special Ambassador to the funeral of the late...

  • Interrelated Methods for Distribution of Materials and Fabricated Parts
    By Commander J. C. Ten Eyck, U. S. Naval Reserve

    During 1942 U. S. war production approximated 40 per cent of the total production of the nation. During 1943 this war production portion must be upped to at least 60 per cent as a minimum. Since no half-way measures are tolerated in total war,...

  • The Navy Waves the Rules
    By Ensign Mary E. Heckathorn, U. S. Naval Reserve

    Did Old Commodore Joe Fyffe live a hundred years before his time? It appears that he may have started something, when he wrote:

    U.S.S. Monocacy, 3RD RATE,



  • Some Early Experiences with Iron and Steam at Sea
    By Kensil Bell

    It was just a century ago that Captain Alexander V. Fraser, U.S.R.C.S.,1 received orders from Secretary of the Treasury John C. Spencer to report to Washington for duty. The Secretary, having recently received the Treasury Portfolio,...

  • A Department of War
    By Admiral H. E. Yarnell, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    When the war ends, one of the major domestic problems will be the demobilization of the great military forces and the disposition of the vast amounts of armament—ships, guns, tanks, and planes—far in excess of what can be kept in...

  • Time of Sunrise and Sunset
    By Lieutenant Commander Henry W. Dusinberre, U. S. Naval Reserve

    For those who prefer plotting to mathematical calculation, the times of sunrise and sunset may be estimated readily by drawing lines across the chart representing, for various times, the points of zero altitude (sunrise or sunset).


  • How "Cleopatra’s Needle" Was Brought to America
    By Captain John J. London, U. S. Navy (Retired)



  • Book Reviews


    By Edwin A. Falk.

    New York: Doubleday, Doran and Co., Inc. 1943. 362 pages. $3.00.

    Reviewed by Commander L. J. Gulliver...

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


    Changed Views in Policy.—In his noteworthy new book on U. S. Foreign Policy: Shield of the Republic, Mr. Walter Lippmann frankly admits the mistaken view that he himself...

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