• Tags: Violence
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Report of disloyal remarks by Dr. Niemacks, who apparently condones German Army atrocities and rapes. Detailed list of other local pro-Germans.
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After agricultural talk, Heidenreich notes that "we have a nest of pro-Germans here that should be rounded up and taught a good lesson."
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On pro-Germans in Floyd County. Author feels that "until some of these insulters of the American Cause stretch hemp, the boys in the trenches will not have the united support that they should have." Taking 'stretch hemp' to mean 'hang.'
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Passing on letter, noting that if things continue as is "we would have a lot of telephone poles decorated with Huns or [either] have the german language stopped."
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Howell informs on a number of "the dirty creatures all talking in their own language" and her accompanying desire to "slap his face."
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Response to Davis. Remember, pre-Babel. Here: "as to taking the law in your own hands, that is a question you should not propound to me. As Governor of Iowa, I cannot and will not advocate mob rule. There are times, however, when a little harmless…
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Davis says intransigent church got in touch with him, gave a "plea for mercy [and] I told them there was no help for them." They stopped German-language instruction from there.
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Calling attention to the "socialistic, German society" of the Amana Society, which holds property and women in common, speaking German all the while. We should "dissolve their charter -- wipe them out."
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