World War I; Babel Proclamation; Council of Defense; German Language; Anti-Germanism; Violence; Liberty League
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.'
L. W. Imman
State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa
Box #14, Council of Defense, Governor's Office: Harding, Research Group #43, S61/07/05
1918-03-08; Floyd County; Marble Rock, Iowa