World War I; Babel Proclamation; Council of Defense; German Language; Anti-Germanism; Babel Defiance; Religion; U. S. War Council; Enforcement
Chairman of local War Council sees local reverend. Reverend asks for German-language concessions, as they've been given them in Fort Dodge. Chairman thinks "no," but writes Governor regardless, remarking in space on loyalty of Farnhamville Germans and known disloyalty of Pomeroy Germans [especially Rev. Shoeman, currently out on bail].
E. G. Stevenson
State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa
Box #14, Council of Defense, Governor's Office: Harding, Research Group #43, S61/07/05
1918-07-06; Rockwell City, Iowa; Calhoun County; Farnhamville, Iowa; Fort Dodge, Iowa; Pomeroy, Iowa;