Preaching and Painting
World War I; Babel Proclamation; Council of Defense; German Language; Anti-Germanism; Religious Services; Coercion; Babel Defiance; Violence
Becker had personal meetings with German preachers. Several acquiesced, some pushed back and were threatened with yellow painting to match their "yellow streak on the inside."
Carl F. Becker
State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa
Box #14, Council of Defense, Governor's Office: Harding, Research Group #43, S61/07/05
1918-07-20; Elkader, Iowa; Clayton County