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Offbeat Oregon History

A POLITICAL CARTOON BY THE LEGENDARY TIGE REYNOLDS, ON THE FRONT PAGE OF THE APRIL 13 EDITION OF THE PORTLAND MORNING OREGONIAN, ILLUSTRATED THE RESPONSE TO ASSISTANT LIBRARIAN M. LOUISE HUNT'S REFUSAL TO INVEST IN WAR BONDS. Image provided/UO Libraries

On April 12, 1918, Oregonians opened their newspapers to learn that there was a traitor in their midst.
“Portland librarian radical in declaring loyalty to kaiser!” shrieked the Salem Statesman. “Declaring that she would rather be ravished by a Hun than support the United States in this war . . .

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