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198708-997118 - Gustafson Johnie - May 3, 2016 1000 PM - GustafsonJ JacobRusstoLafayetteYoung Metcalf_1.jpg

This letter is in response to a letter from the Chairman of the Iowa Council of National Defense, Lafayette Young, dated November 9, 1917. Jacob Russ is responding to the accusation that he does not whole-heartedly support the United States…
233075-997118 - Foley Taylor - May 4, 2016 936 PM - FoleyT Loan Bonds Metcalf.JPG

Warning citizens that if they have not purchased loan bonds that they should before Friday or else their name and amount will not be printed with the rest of the names. Ties into Mrs. Mattie Calbreath being unpatriotic.
182351-997118 - Brockway Kelly - May 4, 2016 730 PM - BrockayK_melvincopelandtohjmetcalf_Metcalf.jpg

This Notice poster was connected to the previous document given as #2. This is a poster of propaganda the government posted to help ensure all citizens were going to by buying their bonds before Friday evening. Also, it did let the national public…
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Rohlff aghast at being called a slacker and disloyal by Lafayette Young.
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Vollmar notes the "old men and women weep[ing] aloud when I announced that this would probably be the last service in the german language [sic]."
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Watzke made the disloyal comment that "the Liberty Bonds were only worth fifty-cents on the dollar at the banks."
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Lutherans are going to hold a "patriotic celebration," but want to also include a section on Liberty Bonds in German.
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Prominent local German appointed to write regarding the loyalty of Arcadia's Germans as well as their difficulty in abiding by Babel.
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