National Affairs: Damns, Peanuts & Masses

Damn it all, the business of an army is to win the war, not to quibble around with a lot of cheap buying! Hell-and-Maria, we weren't trying to keep a set of books over there! We were trying to win the war. The public reputation of Charles Gates Dawes for profane vehemence originated with this testimony of his, given Feb. 2, 1921 as the A. E. F.'s Chief of Procurement to a Congressional committee investigating War expenditures. A few months later this reputation further expanded when Mr. Dawes, as first Director of the Budget,...

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