This article on war bonds says:
"Hood River County proudly sold more in the national "Bonds for Babies" campaign than any Oregon county except Multnomah."
l.e. on 16th August 2012 @ 7:52am
I know this is kind of a touchy subject, but it is probably better that the Japanese were not around. What an uncomfortable and dangerous situation for them.
l.e. on 16th August 2012 @ 8:30am
If they had been around I would bet that they would have bought war bonds as well. Their intense loyalty and pride of their adopted country was almost more fierce than our own locals. A difficult time and belief situation to look at.
nels on 16th August 2012 @ 10:52am
Do you know the photographer? It's a lovely shot the way all the lights look like 8-point stars.
Heather on 16th August 2012 @ 11:36am
Nice to see the apple on the ship. Wonder how the HR folk got to Portland with rationing in place.
I know my father who was a Deputy Sheriff at the time never quite got over what he was told to do during the eviction process. Certainly a period in our history that we should remember and try not to repeat. I think he would have agreed with you Nels.
Arlen Sheldrake on 16th August 2012 @ 11:42am
Heather, it was probably an official government photographer. The starlight effect is from a filter put over the lens-- it makes any point light source look like a starburst.
Arthur on 16th August 2012 @ 2:01pm
I was the flower girl who gave bouquets to wives of the war bond committee. My father, attorney John Mohr, spoke to introduce the main speaker (no idea who it was). Daddy said Jane Powell was with them on some of the appearances. She had just signed her movie contract. Mr. Finney was the actual chairman, I believe.
I have learned this old vessal was scrapped. If anyone knows more, please contact me.
Judy Mohr DeHart on 16th August 2012 @ 6:36pm
Let us keep in mind that a lot of the Japanese were not living in an adopted country, they were born in the United States, which made them full blown Americans just like the rest of us.
Yes, I think they would have bought bonds just like anyone else and why not?
Yes Judy, I remember something about Jane Powell being on one of the trips.
charlott on 17th August 2012 @ 6:20am
Judy, we have a photo of this event with your father listed as "speaker, and Chairman of the Fifth War Loan Campaign". He's standing next to Governor Earl Snell, so I suspect that's who he introduced.
Arthur on 18th August 2012 @ 3:13am
Judy, even better, we have a photo of "John Mohr's daughter, flower girl" giving flowers to Mrs. E.O. Blanchar.
Arthur on 18th August 2012 @ 3:17am
Remember USS Liberty!!!
John McLucas on 3rd December 2015 @ 12:13pm