Diary of Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels
JANUARY SATURDAY 26 1918
Swope of N.Y. World came here to study & inclined to criticize. After investigation he found things going so well he had in honesty to praise. World got off on wrong foot on Garfield’s coal program - He took other ground. He wanted Ralph Pulitzer released from naval reserve to guide the World. More important than commanding naval patrol ships
Talked to Benson about assignments. He told Fiske if he discussed strategy again he would recommended that he be court-martialed.
Bryan in town. Had been speaking for ratification of prohibition amendment – 5 states ratified. He had no other business now but to advocate adoption of amendment. To Boston voters he said Miss. (Jefferson Davis’s home) had ratified; S.C. (Calhouns); Va. Lee & Jackson. In other days Wendell Philips was the voice of conscience. Has Mass no voice now? Will it wait till Democratic States impose prohibition on the people?
Billy Sunday came after tabernacle to talk about some boys on the Harvard-
“Miss Mary Lee: My father said “Never is a long time, my child & I rarely use it[”]