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January 31, 1918

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The house of a South Dakota farmer is tagged with anti-kaiser messages in yellow paint, "left as a warning the party would come again if he did not soon see the error of his way." His error is to forbid his children going the Red Cross. Other "painters" are described as being too active for painting "Slacker" on the house of a native born former alderman. A local butcher is praised for shuttering his doors to ensure the meatless days are observed.

Source: "Forbade His Children to Join Red Cross," Citizen Republican, Scotland, Bon Homme County, South Dakota, January 31, 1918. Page 1, Column 3.

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