World War I
World War I
Packer writes about the Lutheran church removing its American flag, the possible perps, and the community reactions.
Methodist minister writes forceful letter in support of Babel, in which deep-seated anti-Germanism plays no small role.
Wattonville informs on German-language use over telephone and in religious services.
Neighbor informs on Swedish Americans--just as pro-German, apparently, as any German American--flagrantly resisting Babel in church services.
Lutheran pastor offers qualified support, noting that it was only "old custom" which kept him teaching younger children in German, although they understand English much better. He does ask for concessions in terms of elderly German-language speakers.
Chairman of local War Council sees local reverend. Reverend asks for German-language concessions, as they've been given them in Fort Dodge. Chairman thinks "no," but writes Governor regardless, remarking in space on loyalty of Farnhamville Germans…
Wilhelm Schumann's disloyalty and the situation in Calhoun County
Informant notes continued intransigence of Rev. Schumann in Pomeroy
City Marshal writes of Germans disregarding Babel and threatens potential violence
Lutheran pastor asks for concession, citing the local Swedish church which is conducting worship in Swedish without molestation, apparently.