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Watsonville Register-Pajaronian. May 20, 1944. p. 1
3 JAP EVACUEES FACE MONTEREY CO. LAND CHARGE
Criminal complaints charging conspiracy to violate the alien property act of 1920 were filed against three Japanese in superior court at Salinas Friday by Monterey County District Attorney Anthony Brazil.
The complaints charge that Toshi Hanazono, a nisei of Salinas, bought property at Nativadad which she turned over to Yeido Ikeda and his wife Satsuka, both aliens. The property, 71 acres of produce land, then was cultivated by the Ikedas, the complaints allege.
Aug. 15 was set as the date on which the Ikedas will appear to show cause why the property should not be confiscated.
The complaints are the third such actions brought in California against alien Japanese. The Ikedas are now in the Posten, Ariz., relocation camp.
Copyrighted by the Watsonville Register-Pajaronian. Reproduced by permission.