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207018-997121 - Hewitt Natalie Jo - May 6, 2016 1159 PM - HewittN_MilwaukeeJournalResponse_Metcalf_Page1.jpg

A response from HJ Metcalf to the Milwaukee Journal about how to respond to and control German propaganda and influences within their society.
207018-997121 - Hewitt Natalie Jo - May 6, 2016 1159 PM - HewittN_MilwaukeeJournal_Metcalf_Page1.jpg

This letter is written by the Milwaukee Journal asking Metcalf about how he controls German influence within Iowa and how Wisconsin could follow suit.
207018-997121 - Hewitt Natalie Jo - May 6, 2016 1159 PM - HewittN_GermanSchoolsLetter_Metcalf_Page1.jpg

Letter informing Metcalf about a Holland School in Sanborn, Iowa. He originally thought it was a German school but found out it was not upon arrival.
207018-997121 - Hewitt Natalie Jo - May 6, 2016 1159 PM - HewittN_PublicSchoolsAndChurchesLetter_Metcalf_Page1.jpg

This letter is written by a citizen of Clarence, Iowa, stating that German was not being taught in any of the public schools. After pointing this out, the writer informs his subject that there was a German Lutheran Church conducting its services in…
249554-997118 - Smith Megan - May 3, 2016 114 PM - SmithM_IowaCouncilofNationalDefensetoMr.Behm_Metcalf.JPG

The National Defense writes to Mr. Behm about stopping the churches from preaching in German. Mr. Behm was not legally allowed to do this but he did, and was then congratulated for his great patriotism.
222942-997118 - Plimmer Jared - May 4, 2016 208 PM - PlimmerJ_Th.Storck to HJ Metcalf_Metcalf.JPG

The idea of German churches upset many people in these small towns in Iowa, and some German churches even fought back. The writer wants to bring the issue to Washington because it may cause a lot of trouble.
184899-997118 - Nelson Kaitlyn - May 12, 2016 703 PM - NelsonK_B. J. Thompson to T. A. Potter, Feb. 2, 1918_Metcalf 1of 2.jpg

This is a letter from B. J. Thompson to T. A. Potter who has called attention to the German activity occurring in Winnebago County. He is nervous about the situation and feels there has been nothing done about pertaining patriotism. He also inquiries…
184899-997118 - Nelson Kaitlyn - May 4, 2016 256 PM - NelsonK_O. E. Road to Herbert J. Metcalf, Jan 19, 1918_Metcalf 1 of 3.jpg

A member of the Board of Education of Clarence, Iowa, O. E. Road reached out to Herbert J. Metcalf to make known the progress being made in term of eliminating German. But he made Metcalf aware of a German Church that was teaching school in that…
198708-997118 - Gustafson Johnie - May 3, 2016 1000 PM - GustafsonJ BelltoHerbertJ.Metcalf Matcalf_1.jpg

This letter is from the Bell, the Chairman of the County Board of Defense, to Herbert J. Metcalf, dated November 24, 1917. The letter accuses disloyalty in German Lutheran Churches in Ida Grove, Iowa. While he acknowledges that he spoke with a…
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