"FOR BETTER AMERICANS IN A GREATER AMERICA"
JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE
March 23, 1942
Honorable Herbert B. Maw
Governor, State of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
My dear Governor:
The Japanese residents of Ogden City and Weber County find it imperative to submit the following objections to the influx of Japanese evacuees from the restricted coastal areas:
1- This is the Central Defense idea.
2- Problems of housing, lack of available farming areas, and all other means of livelihood are acute.
3- The influx of new Japanese inhabitants would be a hazard to those already established here.
Weber County and Ogden Japanese of First and Second generation have established a reputation through industry and good behavior in appreciation of the privileges given them to contribute to the general welfare of the community. It appears exceedingly unwise to disturb and disrupt this status, for this most important reason the strangers from other localities might be undesirable in adjustment to these settled conditions.
We, therefore, emphatically and sincerely oppose the entrance and settlement of these people, at the same time express our regrets that the war situation compels our position in this emergency.
Very truly yours,
President, Pro. Tem.
MEMBER: INTERMOUNTAIN DISTRICT COUNCIL. JAPANESE AMERICAN CITIZENS LEAGUE
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