World War I; Babel Proclamation; Council of Defense; German Language; Anti-Germanism; Disloyalty; Coercion; Army Service
What to do with a man who, when solicited for war support, said "First I gave up my nationality, then my citizenship, and now I am a Hebrew."
Geo. B. Baker
State Historical Society of Iowa, Des Moines, Iowa
Box #14, Council of Defense, Governor's Office: Harding, Research Group #43, S61/07/05
1917-05-16; Keokuk County; Sigourney, Iowa