News-Herald Tama, Iowa
^Fm-mer Montour Man Ife^l^rge Of War Pns8ners
Germans Staged 3-Day
Capt. William A. Stevens, formerly of Montour, Brother of Miss Lucie Stevens ofnTafia, was recently placed m charge of I group of German war prisoners at utica, N. Y., who went on a three-day sit-down-strike while engaged in harvesting a pea crop.
Capt. Stevens is a with a military police battalion at the base war prisoner camp at Pine Camp, N. Y., and was sent to Utica from there. He is a veteran of World War I. His family resides at Evanston, 111.
Following is an account of the war prisoners' strike which appeared in a Utica, N. Y., newspaper:
Responding to the appeals of one of their own leaders, and to the bread-and-water treatment accorded them during their three day sit-down strike, the 70 German war prisoners quartered in Seward Ave. decided yesterday afternoon to go back to work.
Twenty-five of them returned at 4 p. m. to the fields where they
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