American Fair Play?

For 13 weeks the Hood River (Ore.) Post of the American Legion persisted in its shameful pre-eminence—its members had struck the names of 16 Japanese-American soldiers from a public honor roll, had steadfastly refused to restore them. The Legion's embarrassed national commander had sent a "recommendation" which sounded like an order: put the names back. Some 500 of Hood River County's 11,580 citizens signed a full-page newspaper advertisement headed: "So Sorry Please. Japs Are Not Wanted in Hood River." Hood River's Legion Post replied to the national organization: ". . . inadvisable...

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