Tuesday, March 1, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: March 1

March 1, 1918 – Emil Stanzel, a German farmer living near Elmore, Ia., was fined $500 by Judge C. E. Dean in district court in Fairmont, Minn., today for disloyal utterances. He is charged with having said the Red Cross was a graft and that this is a rich man’s war. “There are 150 more millionaires since this war started,” he said.

Stanzel stated that if the government did not stop making trouble for Germans in this country there would be a revolution here such as the one in Russia.

The Minneapolis Morning Tribune; “German Farmer Fined $500 for Seditious Talk”; March 2, 1918; p. 2.



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