Proceedings Magazine - September 1970 Vol. 96/9/811

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“A midair collision can spoil your whole day” are words of wisdom preached to naval aviators from the beginning of flight training. The intent is to enjoin pilots to keep alert, and...

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  • Our Crowded Skies
    By Cdr. R. J. Koch, Jr., USN

    “A midair collision can spoil your whole day” are words of wisdom preached to naval aviators from the beginning of flight training. The intent is to enjoin pilots to keep alert, and see and avoid other air traffic. National attention...

  • Equal Opportunity: Challenge to Navy’s Management
    By Lt. Cdr. B. A. Wiley, USN

    Is there, or is there not, discrimination in the Services?

  • Gargantuan Tankers: Privileged or Burdened?
    By Capt. E. F. Oliver, USCG

    The tragic breakup of the Torrey Canyon on the jagged rocks of Seven Sisters Reef on 18 March 1967, focused the attention of the world for the first time on the immense size of modern tankers. Today, the 119,000-ton Torrey Canyon seems...

  • The Sea of Okhotsk: U.S.S.R.’s Great Lake?
    By D. W. Given

    Two days after the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, and one day before the second one exploded over Nagasaki, the Soviet Union declared war on Japan. Contributing little to Japan’s defeat, it nevertheless, reaped...

  • Dust and Mud and the Viet Cong
    By Lieutenant David L. Browne, CEC, U. S. Navy

    The British Army’s testy observation that "New weapons, tactics grace the ancient game, but dust and mud are much the bloody same” has special meaning for those who serve under the Officer in Charge of Construction, Naval...

  • Pearl River Log, A Different Navy, A Different World
    By Rear Adm. J. P. Clay, USN (Ret.)

    On a balmy, cloudless October day in 1938, in Kwangtung Province in South China, the season of fresh litchi nuts was at hand. Over the city of Canton, however, there lay a heavy pall of smoke—smoke from a dead, deserted, and...

  • A Pictorial—The Odd Ones
  • The Navy Founds a Nation
    By Commander Marvin L. Duke, U. S. Navy

    It is not generally known that as early as 2 March 1807, the United States passed a law which prohibited the African slave trade. President Thomas Jefferson stated that this act would interpose constitutional authority “to withdraw the...

  • Comment and Discussion

    “ASW vs. AAW: A Question of Direction”

    (See I. D. C. Pearson, pp. 64-69, March 1970 PROCEEDINGS)

    Captain Thomas H. Suddath, U. S. Navy (Retired)—The statement which I cannot...

  • Book Reviews and Book List

    Jane’s Weapon Systems, 1969-1970

    R. T. Pretty and D. H. R. Archer (eds.). New York: McGraw-Hill, 1970. 639 pp. Illus. $49.50.

    Reviewed by Richard F. Cross, III

  • Professional Notes and Notebook

    Pass the Word—Well

    By William C. Boggess, Associate Professor of Speech, U. S. Naval Postgraduate School

    In the days of wooden ships and iron men, officers were known to have had iron lungs. Much of...

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