Santa Cruz County History - Executive Order 9066 and the Residents of Santa Cruz County

Full Text Newspaper ArticleWatsonville Register-Pajaronian. May 7, 1945. p. 5


SALINAS (Special) - Articles of incorporation of the Monterey Bay Council of Japanese Relations have been filed in Monterey county clerk's office.

The association lists the three general purposes of the corporation as:

1- To conduct by all proper and lawful means an educational program regarding the background, history, pre-war activities, and future disposition of Japanese in the United States of America.

2- To exercise all legal means: (a) to discourage the return to the Pacific coast of any person of Japanese ancestry except those in the uniform of the armed services and those of unquestioned loyalty to the United States and our people. (b) To insist upon the deportation after the war of all alien Japanese whose beliefs make impossible their loyalty to the United States and those whose past affiliations or actions have demonstrated interest inimical to the welfare of the United States; (c) to insist upon the strict supervision and regulation by local, state and federal government of all Japanese schools, societies and organizations in this country; (d) to promote further legislation and insist upon strict enforcement of existing laws so as to completely eliminate all dual citizenship (e) to strengthen and demand strict enforcement to existing alien land laws; (f) to institute escheat proceedings in all proper cases.

3- In general to do all things, or all things necessary, suitable, or proper for any and all of the above purposes, or anything which the board of directors may from time to time deem conducive or expedient for the protection of the corporation.

The articles state "that said corporation does not contemplate pecuniary gain or profit to the members thereof."

Directors are:
Watsonville - E.P. Griffith, Jas. T. Mann, H.G. Watters, Harry B Sears, J.E. Gardner.
Carmel - Corum B. Jackson.
Monterey - Matthew Beaton.
Salinas - E.M. Seifert, Charles L. Ploda, O.P. Bardin, S. Rianda, S.V. Christierson, E.R. Sturtevant, A.P. Holm, R.W. Moore.
Soledad - John R. Burke, Claude E. Wendt.
Greenfield - Donald A. Rust, H. F. Doyle.
King City - William A. Lake, Villeroy Gleason, William J. Redding.
Chualar - Clifford McElrath.
Hollister - T.W. Burke.

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