• Tags: Anti-German Sentiment

Governor Harding issues resolution proclaiming English the sole acceptable language for use in public in Iowa. Public, namely, meaning also church and educational services.

Mayor and clerk of Rock Valley circulate news of Harding's Proclamation
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Response to letter writer regarding difficulty of enforcing Babel.
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Praise for Babel, and animosity against foreign-language newspapers
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Thresher notes working amongst German Americans and wonders whether he can "demand" fellow workers speak "American."
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Desires proclamation against "mob violence" against pro-Germans, which "disgrace[s]" the state. Nonetheless, explicitly against disloyal pro-German elements. Attaches news clippings.
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Board of Ed. Endorses Babel, especially regarding German language, as seen in move to discontinue German-language classes.
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