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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…
Chairman of Cass Liberty Loan Committee to Secretary Iowa CoD_Metcalf.JPG

The letter promotes the importance of patriotism by thanking Metcalf for his athletic goods donation to the camps. This is an example of how people expressed their patriotism, which was donating to the Soldiers.
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The writer of this letter is upset that there a Pro-German bank in Tripoli, Iowa and that there is a German coat of arms displayed at the bank. The author thinks it is unacceptable that there is a German coat of arms at a public bank in this country…
182351-997118 - Brockway Kelly - May 4, 2016 730 PM - BrockwayK_councilof nationaldefensechairman_Metcalf.jpg

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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This letter wants what is best for the country during times of war. The author believes that everyone should be as patriotic as possible and show their support for their country.
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
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Clinton sheriff didn't allow viewing of 'Best of Berlin,' propaganda film. Faxon wants to look into it.
184899-997118 - Nelson Kaitlyn - May 12, 2016 703 PM - NelsonK_H. E. Morrows to Herbert J. Metcalf, Jan. 31, 1918_Metcalf.JPG

This is a letter from H. E. Morrow a pastor from a Methodist Church of State Center, Iowa. He is informing Metcalf of a German Lutheran Church that is said to come to town every Sunday and hold a service in the German language in his church building.…
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