World War I; Babel Proclamation; Council of Defense; German Language; Anti-Germanism; Religion; Lutheranism
Lutheran pastor offers qualified support, noting that it was only "old custom" which kept him teaching younger children in German, although they understand English much better. He does ask for concessions in terms of elderly German-language speakers.
State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa
Box #14, Council of Defense, Governor's Office: Harding, Research Group #43, S61/07/05
1918-07-02; Manson, Iowa; Belmond, Iowa; Calhoun County