Diary of Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels
1918 WEDNESDAY 26 JUNE
Asso. Press printed onesided argument on hearings and I hauled them over the coals because they gave all that the liquor forces said & nothing that I said or the temperance men.
Clerk in C&R grilled to find out who was concerned with him in giving out information about bids. Sullivan was arrested in Boston. He gave Sullivan tips so his concern could bid. Said he had to use a great deal of bull on F.D.R. to get him to give contract to his favorite-who was not the lowest bidder.
Padgett & Butler both called about Marine Corps promotion. The Senate insisted on promotions of staff corps. Butler roasted Lodge – said he was the most selfish man in the world