Excerpt from The Wireless Age, Vol. 5: January, 1918
Promptly at 12 30 o'clock, New York time, the director of the Division of the Foreign Press Service of the Committee of Public Information, signaled the cable companies and the naval radio station at Brooklyn to begin sendi... ng the President's message.
Until the message was fully transmitted seven men in the room were kept under lock and key. Advance word on the message would have been of tremendous importance in Wall Street.
The message from Washington came over the Government's private wire. After it was received it was read back to Washington by telephone to make sure that every word was correct.
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