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257578-997118 - Van Eldik Noah - May 3, 2016 507 PM - VanEldikN_Letterregardingdonationsofacounty_Metcalf10.JPG

Metcalf writes to Mr. Patton of Lenox, Iowa asking to send the counties contributions to various charities. Mr. Patton responds that there must have been a miscommunication and he sent the numbers in.
189515-997118 - Schehl Tyler - May 4, 2016 337 PM - SchehlT_Letter from John Wasson to HJM_Metcalf.jpg

This return letter from Wasson details his contributions to the war effort, as requested by HJM, in order to testify against his being a slacker. He describes, in a charcoal pencil scrawl on a small slip of paper, all of the grain he has stockpiled…
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Reporting on rich German, Simon Snittjer, Sr. [sounds Dutch], who won't display flag or donate money. Someone subsequently defaced his property.
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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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Lutherans are going to hold a "patriotic celebration," but want to also include a section on Liberty Bonds in German.
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Mrs. Reed wonders what she can do to help, outside of Red Cross work.
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Davis, as rep for German pastor, Karl Fauth, writes regarding potential modifications to Babel. NOTE: Read, who supports Babel, is vice president of bank from which this letter came.
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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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