Diary of Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels
JUNE WEDNESDAY 13 1917
Mr. Fahy, of Boston, said B. Baruch would not do - there should be a board. No Wall Street speculator.
Went home to lunch with Josephus and then went to Star office with the dear boy.
Council of National Defense. How to co-ordinate. Nothing to do until the President decides upon purchasing.
Mr. Gompers made long speech upon the unrest of labor, demanded labor representatives on all committees. He was greatly impressed with serious conditions and said labor could not pay present prices & demanded provision to control price of food stuffs.
Benson & Palmer here to talk about caring for enlisted men. New barracks.
Source Note: D, DLC-MSS, Josephus Daniels Papers, Roll 1. Daniels kept his diary in a daybook so the date is printed along the top.