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Vol. XXXVI No. 9

Cover: Reflecting the inspiration of the famous painting “The Spirit of “76,” this picture is titled “The Spirit of ’41.” Taken at the Great Lakes Training Station, it was furnished us through the cooperation of Rear Admiral John Downes, USN, Commanding Officer of the Station, as the result of a suggestion made by Rear Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, USN, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation. Courtesy Paul K. Burgess, “Chicago Herald-American”

Articles inside this issue:

Traditions of the Navy by C. W. Windas

Our Naval Views and Comments By the Editor

The Saga of the Constellation – The Oldest Battleship of the World is Doing Her Part in the National Emergency. By Richard A. Shafter

The Case of the Murderous Toupee – Bowhook, the Famous Sea Detective, Gets His Man Again in a Hair-Razing Tale Literally Soaked in Human Gore. By Barney Barnett

Opportunity Plus – A Definite Plan for Study in Order to Make That Rate. By Ensign Malcolm Cagle, USN

Eight Bells and No Lives Lost – It Is All Very Well to Have a Little Fun at a Boot’s Expense, But Keep a Weather Eye Peeled for the Skipper When You Do. By Max Singleton

More Advice to Navy Brides-to-Be – How to Beat Dat Ole Davil, Separation and Live Happily Ever After. By Mary Ellen Newcomer

It’s Our War By Charles A. Lendo

Scuttlebutt Scandals by Bozo

Sailor’s Snapshots ( Prize winning photos by Sailors ) By Bob White

Foreign Naval News by Jay Launer

Some Other Guys for the Book – The Old Navy Was Full of Men Who Will Live Forever in the Minds of the Old-Timers. By Harvey L. ( “Heinie” ) Miller

Father Joins Seven Navy Brothers ( Clarence F. Patten joins his sons in Navy )

Navy Libraries

Roundup on the War – Military and Naval Aspects of the European Situation. By Fletcher Pratt

Naval Cancels and Cachets by Marshall R. Hall

Salt Shakers by Walt Munson

Bulletin Board of Naval Interest

An Open Letter to Civilians Who Sneer at Sailors by E. M. Locke

Pertinent Paragraphs – Sports Notes by Pop Jones

Athletics in the Fleet by Harry Dwyer

Book Reviews

Personnel Information

Fleet Fighters Perform at New Arena by Harry Dwyer

Notes of Interest

Paradise Notes by W. H. Musick

Lay Aft on the Fantail

The Skipper and the Boot by Jack Watson

USS Ralph Talbot on Third Cover