Diary of Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels
AUGUST FRIDAY 2 1918
Meetings in Baker’s office to organize commission to fight venereal disease & segregate women. Congress has appropriated 3 million for this work.
Fosdick told of trip to France.
What are the three greatest crises? Asked YMCA Secy
French called for 2,000 men for special hazardous service – 2,000 Marines volunteered – They were sent to Paris to parade in Fourth of July celebration. They won the day at Chantilly ---
When they saw a woman at Y.M.C.A. “Honest to goodness, there’s a real American woman – Isn’t she good to look at? Helps them more than anything”-