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Santa Cruz County History - Executive Order 9066 and the Residents of Santa Cruz County
Santa Cruz Sentinel-News. Feb. 13, 1942. p. 8
NEW ALIEN PROFITEERING CHARGES ARE HURLED HERE
New charges of landlord profiteering at the expense of Italian aliens forced to move under federal laws were hurled Thursday by Mary Carniglia, "mother" of the wharf's 13 evicted fishermen.
Claiming that in some cases landlords are jumping rents because of the home scarcity, that others are taking deposits and then renting the homes to higher bidders and returning the original deposit and that still others are refusing to rent homes to families with children, she declared that: "If we're all helping toward the aim of victory, why should these people throw the monkey wrench in at this time?
"Why crush these unfortunate people with further blows? It hurts that this chiseling should exist.
"People should have more love and wisdom," she stated. "These narrow-minded people are taking advantage of these unfortunates."
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