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Letters between L. Schubbert and H.J. Metcalf, January 5, 1918_Metcalf_Page1.JPG

These two letters contain a conversation addressing the possible need to translate German newspapers. While L. Schubbert claimed there was nothing worth translating and the German-Americans seemed to be loyal, H.J. Metcalf still insisted on having…
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C.W. Robinson discusses the investigation of Superintendent Lohr of Davis City and says the report of disloyalty is unfounded. Metcalf responds saying the use of government time is wasted investigating false reports.
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C.W. Robinson describes interviewing known associates of Superintendent Lohr of Davis City public schools after receiving a report that he was a traitor and finding no evidence of disloyalty.
Letters between R.G. Miller and H.J. Metcalf, December 11, 1917_Metcalf_Page1 (1).JPG

Miller wrote to Metcalf asking if he would be considered an accessory for not informing on his neighbor that he believed to have pro-German sympathies.
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…
198708-997118 - Gustafson Johnie - May 3, 2016 1000 PM - GustafsonJ F.D.BabcockJr.toHerbert.J.Metcalf Metcalf_1.jpg

This letter is addressed to Herbert Metcalf from F.D. Babcock Jr. dated November 23, 1917. The letterhead is from the North-West Mutual Insurance Association of Ida Grove, Iowa. The letter states that Babcock
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…
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This letter is addressed to Jacob Russ from the Chairman of the Iowa Council of National Defense dated November 8, 1917. This letter states that the Iowa Council of Defense has received information stating that Russ has displayed disloyalty towards…
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This letter is from the chairman of the Iowa Council of National Defense to Mr. Jacob Russ. This letter is saying that it is not the time to question the government and make statements that would seem disloyal. He was stressing that Russ
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Lothringer notes congregation's loyalty as well as the need for German-language services.
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