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237175-997121 - Khader Mitchell - Mar 6, 2016 119 PM - KhaderM_Instructions for Poster Placement of Silo Construction Propaganda_Metcalf.jpg

This brief notice from the Iowa Council of Defense encourages a (presumably once included) poster to be displayed clearly so as to facilitate the building of more silos and thereby increase necessary wartime production.
237175-997121 - Khader Mitchell - Mar 6, 2016 119 PM - KhaderM_Record of the Silo Meeting Held at the Des Moines Chamber of Commerce#1_Metcalf.jpg

This record summarizes a meeting called by the State Council to increase the number of silos in Iowa to meet production quotas. A number of officials were elected to positions in the committee and the government and numerous silo manufacturers…
237175-997121 - Khader Mitchell - Mar 6, 2016 119 PM - KhaderM_Advertisement for Rat-Proof Farm Storage to Protect Production during the War_Metcalf.jpg

This brief advertisement cites the damage rats have inflected on wartime production and makes use of a patriotic sentiment to encourage farmers to purchase rat proof farm storage from the Caldwell Silo company.
237175-997121 - Khader Mitchell - Mar 6, 2016 119 PM - KhaderM_Invitation to Silo Manufacturers to Discuss Increased Silo Construction in Iowa_Metcalf.jpg

This letter is an invitation (sent out to numerous silo manufacturers) to attend a luncheon in which attention will be brought to the need to increase silo construction on Iowa farms.
237175-997121 - Khader Mitchell - Mar 6, 2016 119 PM - KhaderM_Successful Farming Invitation List, Letter to H. J. Metcalf_Metcalf.jpg

This letter is a memo from the Successful Farming Promotion Bureau to H. J. Metcalf of the invitation list (originally enclosed with the letter but now inaccessible) for an upcoming conference in Des Moines, Iowa.
243295-997118 - Spaulding Elizabeth - May 12, 2016 924 PM - SpauldingL_gardencampaignresponse.jpg

Mr. Metcalf responds to the letter regarding citizens
243295-997118 - Spaulding Elizabeth - May 12, 2016 922 PM - SpauldingL_gardeningcampaign.jpg

A citizen working for the gardening campaign informs Mr. Metcalf that many citizens are refusing to have their lots broken up for gardening use, and he feels this is very unpatriotic. He asks Metcalf to help encourage the plowing of additional lots…
243295-997118 - Spaulding Elizabeth - May 12, 2016 829 PM - SpauldingL_GardenPamphletDistribution.jpg

The garden pamphlet is sent to schools to encourage school-age children to grow their own food in order to save food during the war.
189515-997118 - Schehl Tyler - May 4, 2016 337 PM - SchehlT_Letter from John Wasson to HJM_Metcalf.jpg

This return letter from Wasson details his contributions to the war effort, as requested by HJM, in order to testify against his being a slacker. He describes, in a charcoal pencil scrawl on a small slip of paper, all of the grain he has stockpiled…
189515-997118 - Schehl Tyler - May 4, 2016 337 PM - SchehlT_Letter from HJM to John Wasson_Metcalf.jpg

This letter is addressed to a Linden farmer, John Wasson, who had presumably been suspected by others in his community of being a slacker. HJM reports that his
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