Diary of Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels
1918 WEDNESDAY 15 MAY
Went to Polo Grounds to see first airplane carry letters to New York- I wrote one to Josephus and received three – President, Mrs Wilson, Burleson & others down
Conference with Baker & Solicitor General Davis- Clerk in C&R had written he had secured contract for certain parties at highest prices by using much bull on Asst. Secretary- They had letter also written by clerk in War Dept. about same line- Lawyers & others get commissions on orders obtained- We will change form of contracts & prosecute men guilty
Baker spoke at N.C. Society – I introduced him
Source Note: D, DLC-MSS, Josephus Daniels Papers, Diaries, Roll 1.