"If Europe blazes in the late spring or summer, we must put our house in order before the sparks reach the Western Hemisphere."
(Testimony before the subcommittee on the War Department of the House Appropriations Committee, Februar, 23, 1940)
"We have a great Army in the making; it is coming into its own; it needs things, but it needs more than anything else the understanding and appreciative support from every side and on every hand in thir country."
(Speech to the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, April 29, 1941)
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