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August 31, 1915

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent On 19 August 1915 a German U-boat sank the British White Star liner Arabic, outward bound for the USA. The Arabic was zigzagging at the time, and the and the German commander thought she … Continue reading

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August 29, 1915

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent A short editorial addresses the penalty for sedition: THE PENALTY FOR SEDITION Touching the question whether seditious propaganda may be carried on with impunity against the foreign policies of the United States, this federal … Continue reading

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August 27, 1915

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent Teddy has put his foot into it, according to the headline in the Oregon Statesman: IT SEEMS TEDDY PUT HIS FOOT INTO IT Criticism of President in the Colonel’s Speech Stirs Up Hornet’s Nest … Continue reading

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August 26, 1915

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent Continuing his criticism of the President, former President Theodore Roosevelt is quoted in today’s Oregon Statesman: TEDDY IS STILL SPOILING TO MIX IT WITH KAISER “United States Has Played an Ignoble Part Among Nations,” … Continue reading

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August 25, 1915

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent The Oregon Statesman reported the tragic death of an Italian worker, killed by an oncoming train at Perkins Crossing: ENGINE KILLS ITALIAN COOK Dreaming of Sunny Italy, Joe Jermerosta Is Hurled Into Eternity Southern … Continue reading

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August 17, 1915

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent The banner headline across the Capital Journal read: FRANK LYNCHED AT BIRTHPLACE OF MARY PHAGAN DRAGGED BY MOB FROM PRISON CELL Famous Convicted Murderer of Georgia Pays Penalty at Hands of Mob – Spirited … Continue reading

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