Community Arrangement

Walking home at dusk from an afternoon's jack rabbit-shooting in the flat, dusty San Joaquin Valley, Levi Multanen, 33, thought of his nephew, long missing in the South Pacific. That reminded him how much he hated Japs. Passing the home of Nisei Charles Iwasaki, a raisin-grape grower, Rancher Multanen paused. He knew who lived there—a Jap. Impulsively he leveled his shotgun, fired four times. He walked home, feeling better. The Iwasakis, scared but unwounded, did nothing.

In the past month there had been seven, cases of violence against Nisei in the San Joaquin Valley. It seemed time for at least...

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