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200632-997121 - Jennings Ashley - Apr 9, 2016 229 PM - JenningsA_HermanTernestoH.J.Metcalf,December8,1917_Metcalf.JPG

Herman Ternes writes to H.J. Metcalf to acknowledge receipt of his notice of appointment to the position of Chairman for his county of the United States Public Service Reserve. Additionally, Ternes requests more application blanks and franked…
200632-997121 - Jennings Ashley - Apr 9, 2016 229 PM - JenningsA_F.W.ParrotttoW.E.Hall,December4,1917_Metcalf.JPG

F.W. Parrott, Iowa State Commission auditor, writes to W.E. Hall expressing that his department would be pleased to give publicity to the cause of looking for skilled workmen who are available for public service.
200632-997121 - Jennings Ashley - Apr 9, 2016 229 PM - JenningsA_FrankG.PiercetoH.J.Metcalf,January4,1918_Metcalf.JPG

Secretary of the League of Iowa Municipalities, Frank G. Pierce, writes to H.J. Metcalf to send registration cards of men from Marshalltown, Iowa interested in securing employment in the shipbuilding industry for the U.S. Public Service Reserve. …
200632-997121 - Jennings Ashley - Apr 9, 2016 229 PM - JenningsA_WilliamFriestoU.S.PublicServiceReserveoftheDepartmentofLabor,January28,1918_Metcalf.jpg

Fries writes to the U.S. Public Service Reserve of the Department of Labor to request information (e.g. wages) about enrolling in the shipbuilding industry. Additionally, Fries describes how he was in the draft, but rejected for service because he…
200632-997121 - Jennings Ashley - Apr 9, 2016 229 PM - JenningsA_FredNelsontoW.E.Hall,January1,1918_Metcalf.JPG

Nelson writes to W.E. Hall of the U.S. Department of Labor offering to volunteer to recruit people to enroll for the U.S. Public Service Reserve. Nelson writes from a Davenport, Iowa address.
213185-997118 - Shepherd Anna - Apr 20, 2016 857 AM - ShepherdA_The Grinnell Register Public Service reserve propaganda_Metcalf.jpg

Letter from The Grinnell Register explaining the steps they took to encourage application to the U.S. public Service Reserve. They are at a loss as how to proceed beyond what they have done.
184899-997118 - Nelson Kaitlyn - May 12, 2016 703 PM - NelsonK_Herbert J. Metcalf to C. K. Needham, Jan. 17, 1918_Metcalf 1 of 2.JPG

This is a letter from Herbert J. Metcalf appreciating Needham
184899-997118 - Nelson Kaitlyn - May 12, 2016 703 PM - NelsonK_Chas K. Needham to Herbert J. Metcalf, Jan. 15, 1918_Metcalf 1 of 2.jpg

This is a letter to Herbert J. Metcalf from Chas. K. Needham telling him about what he has done to promote the U.S Public Service Reserve. He has hung up posters and published papers through the Grinnell Register. He is unsure what he should be doing…
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