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Pro forma CoD business, but last section contains interesting aside about "German women" potentially stirring up trouble amongst Davenport community.
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…
182351-997118 - Brockway Kelly - May 5, 2016 924 AM - BrockwayK_chicagopatrioticfoodshow_Metcalf.jpg

This letter is from the Illinois State Council of Defense. Not only was the letter purpose to ask for personal support, but also it was a state awareness letter. It suggested that if Metcalf could not personally come to the food show, that he should…
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Employees of the Korn Baking Company in Davenport pose for a photograph around a giant pretzel.
198867-997118 - Engstler Emma - May 3, 2016 545 PM - EngstlerE_Food Conservation and Health of the Public_Metcalf.jpg

Council of National Defense asks the public to discontinue sending food to the camps. The waste referred to can be chocked only by getting each solider family and friends to realize that they individually are the persons asked to stop.
233075-997118 - Foley Taylor - May 4, 2016 936 PM - FoleyT Food Production Metcalf.JPG

A citizen farmer writes a letter to Mr. Metcalf just informing him that food production is at an all time low and they are trying their best to make things work.

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198867-997118 - Engstler Emma - May 3, 2016 545 PM - EngstlerE_Food Solutions for American Allies_Metcalf.jpg

The men of England, Scotland, Ireland, France, and Italy are fighting, not on the farms producing food. Therefore the productions of food of these nations have fallen into danger and Americas Allies are relying on them. Herbert Hoover plans a…
233075-997118 - Foley Taylor - May 4, 2016 936 PM - FoleyT Wasting Food Metcalf.JPG

A letter to Mr. Metcalf suggesting that people stop sending food to their soldiers overseas due to the fact that the food gets old and bad in the mail and then it is just wasting the food and food production is already at an all time low.

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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.
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