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185907-997118 - Zinselmeier Matthew - May 4, 2016 937 AM - ZinselmeierM_Image2A_Metcalf.JPG

J.J. Billingsly has sent a letter to H.J. Metcalf listing the names of school board presidents in charge of school districts where the German language is being pursued. The names are sent to H.J. Metcalf
185907-997118 - Zinselmeier Matthew - May 4, 2016 937 AM - ZinselmeierM_Image1_Metcalf.JPG

HJ Metcalf has sent a letter to Dr Avery, asking Avery to investigate the opening of a German school in the town of Primghar/Sanborn, IA. If the school has been started for religious purposes, Metcalf cannot do anything. However, if ample evidence is…
257578-997118 - Van Eldik Noah - May 3, 2016 507 PM - VanEldikN_LetterregardingGermanlanguage_Metcalf9.jpe

The Buffalo Center Commercial club sent in a letter regarding getting rid of the German language in and around Buffalo Center. A group of farmers gather at the post office and speak in German everyday and the club wants to get rid of this. The…
257578-997118 - Van Eldik Noah - May 3, 2016 507 PM - VanEldikN_letterregardinganti-americanism_Metcalf5.jpe

Letter regarding Mac J. Groves of Estherville, Iowa who was the food administrator for Emmet County. The writer claims that Mr. Groves is not 100% American and he should be removed from the position.
257578-997118 - Van Eldik Noah - May 3, 2016 507 PM - VanEldikN_Letterregardingnewappointmenttoacounty ofdefense_Metcalf4.JPG

Letter regarding the appointment of J.W. Frankelberger as the successor of Ed M. Smith on the Madison County Council of Defense. The writer regrets the resignation of Ed M. Smith and wishes he could continue his job.
257578-997118 - Van Eldik Noah - May 3, 2016 507 PM - VanEldikN_LetterregardingrecruitsintheMotorMechanicsRegiment_MEtcalf3.JPG

Letter asking for a kind favor of the 15th instant thanking for the information sent earlier. Within the last 2-3 days recruited two men for the motor mechanics regiment and believe the work in Iowa will be extremely helpful. Writer closes the letter…
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Mr. Metcalf responds to Mr. McCaffree
243295-997118 - Spaulding Elizabeth - May 12, 2016 925 PM - SpauldingL_SouthDakotacouncilofdefense.jpg

The secretary of South Dakota state council of defense asks Mr. Metcalf to mail him a copy of all Iowa
243295-997118 - Spaulding Elizabeth - May 12, 2016 844 PM - SpauldingL_Norwegian-languageInChurches.jpg

Mr. Metcalf writes to a Defense council member in Garner, Iowa, about information he received on a reverend preaching Norwegian at a church. He says there is no clear law against it, although he feels there should be. He says not to agrigate the…
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