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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.
257578-997118 - Van Eldik Noah - May 3, 2016 507 PM - VanEldikN_letterregardingGermanbooksinlibrary_MEtcalf7.jpe

Lafayette Young writes to a librarian about getting rid of German books in the library. Mr. Young ergs the librarian to remove all German books and burn them and send him backs a count of how many were burned. Mr. Young believes that all the youth of…
257578-997118 - Van Eldik Noah - May 3, 2016 507 PM - VanEldikN_LetterregardingrecruitsintheMotorMechanicsRegiment_MEtcalf3.JPG

Letter asking for a kind favor of the 15th instant thanking for the information sent earlier. Within the last 2-3 days recruited two men for the motor mechanics regiment and believe the work in Iowa will be extremely helpful. Writer closes the letter…
257578-997118 - Van Eldik Noah - May 3, 2016 507 PM - VanEldikN_LetterRegardingposters senttostatecouncilofDefense_Metcalf2.JPG

Letter asking the Navy department to send 1000 posters to the State Council of Defense so they can distribute them accordingly. These posters have reference to theaters, clubs, railroad stations, and better class of shops
243295-997118 - Spaulding Elizabeth - May 12, 2016 910 PM - SpauldingL_Coolidgeadvertisment.jpg

Coolidge writes to Mr. Metcalf to explain their upgraded business practices, and wants to help with his next advertising campaign. This shows how politicians often used advertising services to influence public opinion.
237752-997118 - Stark Brandon - May 4, 2016 251 PM - StarkB_Herbert Metcalf to C.W. Reed, February 11, 1918_Metcalf.jpg

This is the reply to his Reed acknowledging that he will get him the right information and that he is working with him on this. Also included the county chairman slips.
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