In Future Correspondence on this subject, refer to AG 201, Young, Chas. Col.
The Adjutant General's Office
May 9, 1918.
MEMORANDUM for the Third Assistant Secretary of War:
Subject: Authority for public address by Col. Chas. Young.
With reference to the attached memorandum and tele-
gram, the following reply is suggested:
"It is contrary to the policy and wishes of the
Secretary of War to permit officers of the Regular Army to
make public addresses. Services of all officers urgently
necessary in performance of their strictly military duties."
The Adjutant General.
1 incl To Mr. Baker - But they are not giving
Young anything to do! (Keppel)
Rule good but reason given bad