|Front page today|
That side might also be utterly lost, though, and especially because of that loss and disruption, it's worth dwelling on all the dimensions of the story. There is only one trace in the article:
Andrew Y. Kuroda, minister of the Japanese Community Church, sent a thank you letter to Purdy about a month before boarding a train with armed guards on June 1, 1942, in Salem, destined for an internment camp at Tule Lake in California.
Doris Bennett discovered the letter in the archives at First United Methodist. In it, Kuroda thanks Purdy for his "sympathetic understanding and unchangeable friendship." Kuroda went on to work 35 years as a cataloguer, bibliographer, reference librarian, and head of the Japanese Section at the Library of Congress.
|(Roger Shimomura at Hallie Ford in 2015)|
The showdown happened Dec. 7, 1941, the night Pearl Harbor was bombed, and the church in harm's way was the Japanese Community Church.Less urgently, there's a nice piece on local adoption of prohibition before it went national.
"I doubt it made the papers," said Bob Bain, who years ago heard one of the clergymen, the late Dr. Glenn A. Olds, recount the incident during a guest sermon at First United Methodist Church.
Bain's right. It didn't. No mention around that time could be found in the Statesman Journal archives.
|Interior on local prohibition|
|The brewery at the Conference Center Sculpture Garden site|
(Sick's Brewery via Salem Library Historic Photo)
In the background of both of them, you can see the Marion/Chemeketa Hotel.
They are the alley and back courtyard or service area for the brewery, looking north from Trade Street!
|Salem Brewery Courtyard, Oregon State Library|
|Alley off Salem Brewery Courtyard, Oregon State Library|
|Hazeltine remodel of hotel in 1910|
Statesman, January 1, 1911