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Coast Artillery Journal - Jun 1931

Coast Artillery Journal - Jun 1931

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THE COAST ARTILLERY JOURNAL
Member
Affiliated Military Ma,.a",inu
Published as
the
 Journal
U. S.
Artillery from.
1892
to
1922
MAJ.
STEWART
S.
GIFFIN,
C.
A.
C.,
Editor 
EDWIN
H.
CROUCH,
Business Manager 
Volume 74
MAY-JUNE,
1931
Contents
Number 4
Frontispiece
246
Superstitions of Samar .
Lt. T.
Q.
Ashburn, .11'..
C.
.\.-It''H.
286
Coast Artillery Gunnery and Training with Special Ref-erence to Methods and Materiel 247
Brig. nen.
H.
Ii:.
Callan,
"G.
S. A.
Coast Artillery Training at West Point 250
Capt. K ,Y. Tinlberlake, C. A. C.
The Mechanized Force--Its Organization and PresentEquipment 255
Capt .• -'\rtlmr "'i1son. F. A.
Individual Tracer Control for Antiaircraft Machine GunFire 260
Capt. D. :'II. Grigg-s. C. A. C.
Possibilities of the Tank 263
Col. Fred H. 'Wag-ner. O.
R
C.
The Gold Star Pilgrimage 268
('apt. J.awrenee C. :'Ilitclwll, C. A. C.
The United States Looking Outward " 271
('01. S. ('. YPHtM. ('. A. C.
Military Instruction Films 274
(lallt ....
--\lonzo I).
Fox,
S. ('.
Industry and National Defense 277
:.\laj. (ien. Gporg-e >'an Horn .\loHeley, U. S. A.
The Officers' Reserve Corps 280
:'Ilajor J•. L. Swart. C. A. C.
Saving Prospective Reserve Officers 284
Lt. Col. G. \\-. Fisher, C. A.-Res.
Events Overseas 288
Lt. Co!. Herman ilenkpma, Prof"""o,.. I'. S. .\li1itaryAeademy.
National Guard Notes 294
Field Jnspeetions-The nation Allo,,'anee-Eeonom;'-Effici,'nc~'-Cla"sifica tion,
Coast Artillery Board Notes , , 297Professional Notes , 300
,"hat HapPPlI:-: "'hen a Yi('kers Dir<,etor is I':-:edAgainst a Dh"ing Target: h~' Major G.
n.
"'elch,
O. D.
Coast Artillery Activities ." 303
Chief of Coast Artiller;"s Inspection-Thf' Coast Ar-tillery School-Relif'f of Executive-Xatlonal GuardShooting--Harbor Defenses of Manila and SubicBays-The 69th Coast Artillery (AA)-13th CoastArtillery (HD)-Harbor Defenses of Honolulu-The 61st Coast Artillery (AA)-The 64th CoastArtillery (AA)-Maine Chaptf'r of Coast ArtilleryAssociation Organized at Portland-Thl' 213th C.A. (AA)
(I'll..
X. G.)-Coast Artillery Reserye-243d Coast Artillery (HD) IR. 1. X. G.)-The249th Coast Artillery-Contact Camp at Eril' Orcl-nance Depot-Reserye Officers Association of XewYork-Xew Reserve Regulations Published-Sum-mer Training Camps-Re"en"e Units.
Notes of the Coast Artillery Association 313Coast Artillery Orders 315Book Reviews ..... ' ............................... 318
),TyExperience" in the ,Vorld '\Var-TI1<'
lUSt.
of 
r-.
8.Grant-:'Ilarinf''' and Others-),!ount \','rnon-De:-:t Short Stories of the IVaI'.
The
COAST ARTILLERY JOURNAL
pays for original articles upon publication.Published bi-monthly under the supervision of the United States Coast Artillery Association for the information of the CoastArtillery personnel of the Regular Army, )l"ational Guard and Organized Reserve.Publication Offices, Telegraph Press Building, Cameron and Kelker Sts., Harrisburg, Pa.; Editorial Offices, 111;; 11th Street,
N.
W., Washington, D. C.Terms:
$4.00
per year. (Coast Artillery Association members,
B3.00
per year). Single copies, 75 cents.Entered as second class matter at Harrisburg, Pa., Feb. 12, 1931, under the Act of March 3, 1879, for mailing at special-rate of postage provided for
in
Section 412, Act of October 3, 1917.Copyright, 1931, by the United States Coast Artillery Association.
 
THE OLD SERGEANT'S CONFERENCES
By
Colonel William
H.
Waldron,
U. S.A.
T
HEOld Sergeant and his Wards-the Oracle and the 'Worshipers at his shrine-assemble on thebarrack steps after supper. The Evening Conference is on. Here the young soldiers bringtheir problems for solution. The Old Sergeant discusses them freely and frankly. Out of the'Wealthof his personal experience he supplies the ans'Wers'Wherehe can.
 Here Are
Some
of 
the
Things
He
Discusses
H o w
to get along in the Army and make a success of the soldier
S o M E
of the reasons why soldiers desert and h~w they may. game.
be
avoided.What the Soldiers' Home at Washington, D. C., means to the Regu- What an honorable discharge means
to
the soldier when he goes back 
lar
Army Soldier. to civil life.How the soldier's job in the army compares with the one he can geton the outside.What military courtesy and military discipline mean
to
the soldierand why they are so necessary in the Army.How the soldier gets back to his outfit when he goes A. W. 0.1.Why the soldier gets permission from the First Sergeant to see theCompany Commander.What it costs the soldier to change station without authority.How K. P. details may
be
worked out to the advantage of thesoldier.
M
ANY company commanders have found that the text of the Old Ser~geant's Conferences includes the very material they require for theirNoncommissioned Officer Schools,and are using it there.
E
VERY soldier
in
the army should have a copyofthis book forhis very own. Company commanders have found that thosesoldiers 'W"hohave read the book take onane'W"interest in the sol-dier gameand get alongbetter in their outfit.
ORDER YOUR COPY TODAY
The Coast Artillery Journal
PRICE
$1.)'0,
POSTPAID
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With CompleteTopical Index
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BASIC FIELD MANUAL-VOLUME U
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This new, handy volume takes the placeof 2PTraining Regulationsyou now needto coverthe same ground.. It contains 270pages and
98
illustrations made for this text
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J
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allow
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THE COAST ARTILLERY JOURNAL
111517thStreet,N.W. Washington,D.
C.
2f 
THESE ARE NOT PAID AOVERTISEMENTS
 
THE UNITED STATESCOAST ARTILLERY ASSOCIATION
"The purpose of the Association shall be to promote the efficiency of the Coast ArtilleryCorps by rnaintaining its standards and traditions~ by disseminating professional knowl-edge, by inspiring greater effort foward.s the improvement of materiel and methods of training, and by fostering mutual 1tnderstanding, respect and cooperation among all arms,branches and components of the Regular Army, National Guard, Organized Reserve an Reserve Officers' Training Corps."
OFFICERS
President 
MAJOR GE~ER.\L JOHN W. GULICK
Vice-President 
BRIGADIER GEXERAL JOSEPH
P.
TR.\CY
Secretal'y-Treasw'er 
MAJOR STEWART S. GIFFIN,
 Additional :Members of the Executive Colttl,Cil
BRIGADIERGEXERAL HOWARD S. BORDEX, LIEUTE~A~T COLOKEL J.
A.
GREEN,COLONEL CH.\RLES C. DAWES, LIEUTENANT COLONELJAMES S. ERVIN,COLONEL BOWMAN ELDER, CAPTAIN JOHN
H.
WILSON
MEMBERSHIP
"The Association shall consist of Active, Associate,and Honorary Members."The following shall be eligible for Active member-ship:a. Commissionedofficers, active or retired, of theCoastArtillery of the Army of the Unite1-States.b. Commissionedofficers, active or retired, of theStaff Corps and Departments of the Army of theUnited States who at any time have served inthe Coast Artillery,c. Commissionedofficers,active and retired, of thePhilippine Scouts who have served in the CoastArtillery.d. Former commissionedofficersof Coast Artilleryof honorable records :inthe Army of the UnitedStates.e. General officers,active or retired, of the Army of th~United States.The followingshall be eligible for Associatemember-ship:a. Commissionedofficers and former commissionedofficers:in good standing of the United StatesArmy, Navy, Mar:ine Corps, Coast Guard andPublic Health Service.b. Warrant officersand non-commissionedofficersof the Coast Artillery of the Army of the UnitedStates.c. Membersof the Coast Artillery Units of the
Re-
serve Officers' Training Corps and Citizens' Mili-tary Training Camps.The following shall be eligible for Honorary mem-bership:a. Civilianswho have demonstrated their interest innational military preparedness.b. Persons who have rendered distinguished servicellto the Associationor
to
the United States."

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