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Writing over Babel from German-American, whose mother was born in Germany.
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Forceful stance against local preacher--Rev. Bodenschneider--continuing to use German. Suggests this "fellow get what is coming to him."
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What to do with a man who, when solicited for war support, said "First I gave up my nationality, then my citizenship, and now I am a Hebrew."
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Babel being "ignored" in Manning, the "marshall and merchants" being the main transgressors. She can "furnish proof of one of our leading citizens saying that Germany ought to rule the world."
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C.W. Robinson discusses the investigation of Superintendent Lohr of Davis City and says the report of disloyalty is unfounded. Metcalf responds saying the use of government time is wasted investigating false reports.
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Miller wrote to Metcalf asking if he would be considered an accessory for not informing on his neighbor that he believed to have pro-German sympathies.
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Author notes several German speakers ranging from anti-American to neutral regarding the war. What is more, they have sons in the military and what damage they could do were they to hold the same opinions!
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This letter is from the Office Department Signal Officer to D.W. Morehouse at Drake University in Des Moines Iowa. This letter is regarding the recruitment of college men to become trained telegraphers for the U.S. Army. This letter is in response to…
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