|This is the
way in which newspapers all over the United States paid homage
The Chicago Tribune
CLAIM FOR FIRST PLACE GIVEN
IOWA, OVER TOP ON LOAN
SHAMES OUR DISTRICT
Chicago Need $84,000,000 Before Saturday
or is in Slacker Class.
The state of Iowa is the only one of the
five included in the seventh federal reserve district which
can face with equanimity the three days starting this morning.
Iowa has an over subscription to the fourth Liberty loan. The
rest of the district is confronted with a deficit of
$119,800,000. By grace of Iowa's oversubscription of
$7,100,000, this deficit is reduced, for the ----
district to $112,700,000.
The quota for the
seventh federal reserve district is $870,000,000, an------
this approximately $750,000,000 ---- ---- unofficial figures.
The district ----- of Chicago has subscribed for
$---,000,000, against its quota of $600,000,000.
Chicago needs $84,000,000---
Chicago faces a deficit of $ ----- . The
states, including Illinois --- of Chicago, must raise
$28--------- by Saturday night. In Chicago -----only
10,000,000 was sub -----
Enviable Standing Among States, Wire ----
IOWA APPEARS 'FIRST OVER TOP' IN
Incomplete Returns Indicate $147,000,000
Iowa went over on the Fourth Liberty loan
at 9:15 o'clock last night, when reports at headquarters
showed subscriptions of $148,920,500. It is the
first state in the union to raise its allotment.
" ..it the socialist
brand of Townleyism. We inst that the farmers of Iowa have brains
enough to organize their own associations and maintain them. They
did not need Townley. If reforms are needed, they have the
intelligence to organize in bringing them into being. They have
sense enough to realize whether they are 'down-trodden' and 'boss
ridden,' and whether they are the victims of 'the monstrous money
trust speculators.' They needed no voice from North Dakota to point
out their shame and humiliation, and helplessness. No body of
men in Iowa or in the United States, are more patriotic -- more
loyal than the farmers of Iowa, and this council is only attempting
to protect them against an insidious and vicious propaganda which
leads only to treason.
view of the open defiance of Mr. Pierce of the sentiment and action
of this body; in view of the fact that he is leading in the attempt
to organize the Non-partisan League in Iowa; in view of his
unwarranted and unjustifiable attack upon men engaged in loyal and
patriotic efforts; in view of his statewide efforts to picture Iowa
as being in a 'reign of terror;' in view of the fact that it is our
solemn judgment that the efforts of Mr. Pierce are disloyal and are
aiding and encouraging disloyalty and sedition, we hereby express
our belief that he should no longer be continued as a member of this
council, and so far as we have power he is hereby expelled as a
member of this council, subject to the approval of the governor of
Since then Pierce has openly indorsed the Non-partisan League and
given all possible aid and comfort to its organizers. These agents
are now working in thirty-two counties spreading discontent between
farmers and town men -- where we should have confidence and
What are the reasonable fair-minded men and women of Iowa growing to
do about it.
Iowa's record in the Fourth Liberty Loan was even more remarkable
than her achievement in the third loan, -- and the story was
published in all of the leading newspapers in the United States.
Already reference has been made to this record of our state in three
magazines of international circulation.
This is the kind of advertising that pays -- and pays big. It has
proven for all time that we have the right kid of people and the
right kind of spirit, -- and that we can accomplish anything within
reason. It proves also that we know how to organize -- how to