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This article, published in the June 5, 1918, edition of the Topeka Capital, details the removal of Wamego State Bank president and director Loius B. Leach due to "slackerism." Specifically, Leach refused to buy Liberty Loans, would not donate to the Red Cross, and encouraged his son-in-law to evade the draft. In adddition to his removal, Leach was the target of mobs who painted his vehicle yellow and demanded that he fly the America flag.

Creator: Topeka Capital
Date: June 5, 1918

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This article can be used in conjunction with other material related to the persecution of German Americans, Mennonites, and other dissenters during World War I. In particular, this article can be used to help students appreciate the difficulties faced by anyone who did not fully support the U.S. war effort.

KS: 11th: 1.7.: challenges faced by German Americans in Kansas during World War I

Item Number: 213515
Call Number: K 341.3, Clipp., v.1, p. 1-123, Espionage, sedition, etc.
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 213515

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