July 1971 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

July 1971 Proceedings Magazine: United States Naval Institute

United States Naval Institute
July 1971
Volume 97, Number 7/821

P.O.W. Treatment: Principles versus Propaganda
The Secretary of the Navy reminds the North Vietnamese and the world that Hanoi's wretched treatment of U. S. prisoners of war is a violation of human morals and international conventions.
John H. Cha ee
A "New" China Policy? 18
If, as has been said, war is too important to be left to the military, certainly delicate diplomatic negotiations should neither be conducted, nor influenced, by table-tennis teams.
Eldridge B. Duffee, Jr.
The Case for the Carrier 24
An aircraft carrier is like a good credit rating, or an adtquate insurance policy in that, when you desperately need one, it is far too late to try to acquire one.
Capt. Wynn V. Whidden, USN
111 Thomas Ray The First Three 34
In this, Part II of a three-part presentation, the author tells us about the first three aircraft purchased by the Navy and about the three men chosen to fly them.
N.J.R.O.T.C. Diary 44
A recent graduate of a California high school recalls some of the problems and pleasures of the first year of Reserve Officer Training at his school.
Cadet P02 Larry Watson
Authority: The Weakened Link 48
Because officers and petty officers no longer exercise the authority they once did, the chain of command is immeasurably weakened.
Lt.Cdr. Bill Clark Dean, USN
Merchant Marine Licenses: Tickets Worth Having 53
Few naval officers know anything about merchant marine licensing requirements. One thing is particularly worth knowing and remembering: the holder of such a license knows his stuff.
Capt. William B. Hayler, USN (Ret.)
Pictorial—Ship Camouflage (WWI): Deceptive Art 57
Robert F. Sumrall
Cover Departments The Old Navy Book List 78 81 89 99 101 103 109 The opinions or assertions in the articles are the personal ones of the authors and are not to be construed as official. They do not necessarily reflect the views of
Strikingly keyed to the subject of this month's Pictorial, "Camouflage (WW-1)," is the oil painting of "A Fast Convoy," by Burnell Poole, Comment and Discussion Book Reviews either the Navy Department or the U. S. Naval Institute.
that depicts the unforgettable 4-piper lines of the USS Allen (DD-6) as she surges to gain escort station on the SS Leviathan. The giant trans- Professional Reading Professional Notes Notebook
port is camouflaged in an "Admiralty dazzle" paint scheme, one of several illustrated in the unusual pictorial that begins on page 57. Courtesy of the U. S. Naval Academy Museum.

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