Because of the condition of the newspaper, the text of the article is transcribed below instead of reproduced. Some background information that is not provided until much later in the article: Mr. Frese, who in 1917 would have been 48, immigrated to the United States from Germany when he was 16 and became an American citizen when he was 21.
Apparently somewhat despondent over things said about him--having a tendency to bring out that he is radically pro-German in his views pertaining to the present situation between the United States and Germany--which are no doubt pure fabrications, C. H. Frese, proprietor of the delicatessen establishment at 421 Warren street, this city, was interviewed today by a Register reporter.
"Many things have been said about you, Mr. Frese, regarding your attitude toward America in the present crisis," the newspaperman told the Hudsonian.
"I understand there are, but God knows they are not justifiable. For thirty-two years I have lived in this country: I have made my living here; I married an American-born woman; my children are here, and I have never been other than a peace [illegible] citizen. I love America. If I did not, I wouldn't have remained here."
Mr. Frese showed a marked degree of modesty when he declared that he didn't care to "advertise himself in the newspapers." He said he had thought of contradicting some of the accusations several times, but on the other hand, he said he could not determine in his mind whether it would be best to come forward and refute the statements. "Would it not stir up more agitation?" he inquired of the reporter.
|421 Warren Street--the location,|
in 1917, of Frese's delicatessen
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