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Gift of Ms. Elizabeth Y. Yamada, Japanese American National Museum (93.75.21C)

February 16, 1943
Dear Clara:
The Library Journal with All But the Blind has come. It is really a stunning article, so well conceived and carried out. But it makes me think too of the other side of the picture. Think of the boredom of our men in camp, just waiting, and of the acute suffering of those filling the hospitals and even of the ones on the battle fronts all over the world, a large part of it due to the Japanese.
There are many social and economic questions to be faced after the war, for ourselves, for our allies and for our enemies. I have just been reading the Beveridge report. I think we shall make some progress socially here in America and certainly the negro question is one of the fundamental ones to be considered. I feel far more strongly about them than I do about the Japanese. The poor children, all over the world, they are suffering from this war. At least the Japanese are getting enough to eat. Think if they were in Japan at the present time?
We miss them here in many ways. But I can't help feeling that it was right to transport them. At time of war it is too difficult to select the loyal ones.
But anyway your article is moving and presents one side of the picture vividly.
Are you coming up for the District meeting in the March, Sat. aft. & eve. the 13th and Sunday morning the 14th from 10-12:30. That is for easier transportation. I do hope you can get away.
Best always

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