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Sample election ballot for the Muscatine city elections of March 4, 1918, published by the Muscatine Herold. By publishing the ballot with an affidavit in German from the City Recorder, the Herold allowed its readers to familiarize themselves in…
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Speaking up for Mr. Pierce, recently deprived of his position for publishing an article on the "Reign of Terror."
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Berwald, enclosing letter to Wilson, notes the benefits of rescinding Babel, citing examples in England as well as the new unrest around social and labor issues.
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After agricultural talk, Heidenreich notes that "we have a nest of pro-Germans here that should be rounded up and taught a good lesson."
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Representative from Dubuque Trades and Labor Congress voices support for Babel
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Harding responds to Lewis, saying nothing to rumor of German labor migration. Lewis can "depend that those in authority in this country will never permit the cheap labor idea to create havoc in our industrial conditions."
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Lewis notes Braun's disappointment in Harding--he didn't vote for him this year--and worries about low-wage immigrant labor coming from Germany
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