Diary of Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels
NOVEMBER THURSDAY 8 1917
Victor Blue at my request called and went over the report of investigation. Thoughts Gleaves & Marbury Johnson wished to pile up specifications so as to get him. He wished US court martial –
Finland man came up with idea about air ships that could go across the ocean in 60 hours. Wished this government to build ships –
...Creel and O’Higgins here to dinner. The latter to write an article about me and my service as Secretary of the navy. Talked of the criticism and the policies I had tried to carry out...