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Title TREK
Subject Internment of Japanese Americans, 1942-1945; Japanese American Evacuation and Relocation, 1942-1945
Description Newspaper published by the internees at Topaz Japanese Internment Camp.
Date 1943-02
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Digitization Specifications Scanned and OCR'd by a colleague of Jane Beckwith. University of Utah received JPEG images approximately 700x900 pixels with associated text files.
Source Original journal: TREK
Contributing Institution Topaz Museum, PO Box 241, Delta, Utah 84624
Language eng
Rights Management Digital version, copyright 2004 Topaz Museum. All rights reserved.
Metadata Cataloger Kenning Arlitsch
ARK ark:/87278/s6vh5mtj
Setname tc_tm
Date Created 2004-09-03
Date Modified 2004-09-03
ID 341494
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5mtj

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Description about a dinner dance to which he wasn't invited. She waved at him, and he got up and walked slowly across the lawn and stepped into the car. As the car pulled away from the curb, he had looked back, and he had seen his friends sitting in front of the lunch bungalow, watching l|iim with their mouths open, each with "\ sandwich in his hand. During the bull sessions in the last few weeks, when the conversation turned to women, John had remembered her again. He would answer the knock on the door, and she would be there, "Joan!" he would have a chance to say, before she threw her arms around him and kissed him in front of all the guys. And then he would give them all a K.D., and explain: "Jqah is passing through on her way to Vassar. She got in this morning on the Clipper from Hawaii." "Man, oh man, John, where'd you meet a swell-looking job like that?" the boys would ask after she had gone. John would be matter-of-fact: "Knew her in Hawaii. I met her while life-guarding in Waikiki." "You've been holding out on us. Hell, we didn't think you'd know a girl like that." John watched his friends dance. He felt apart from them. It was not like this when he was playing poker or exchanging lecture notes or studying with them. He leaned against the wall and looked toward the entrance of the dining hall. Joan came in, wearing a white and red combination that made the dresses of the o-ther girls look like something picked up at a sorority raffle. She saw him right away. "John I I've been looking all over for you," "It.' s swell to see you again," he said. lfYou're really beautiful tonight." They danced, He tried a few intricate and difficult steps, and she followed him, gracefully, lightly. John noticed that the crowd had stopped dancing and were watching them. His friends looked on enviously; they would cut in soon, the wolves... He felt a tap on his shoulder, "Busy, John?" John turned and saw Finston, tits house manager, beside him. "No. Not very, I guess," he said. "Just watching ...and thinking." "Want to serve punch in the kitchen? We'll give you work-shift credit. "Sure,..sure, I'll be glad to," They were still dancing when he went upstairs. He heard the music fading as he walked down the hall. There wasn't any more punch. He had scooped it out of a ten-gallon crock with a dipper and poured it into dixie cups. And, standing there in a white apron which nearly touched the floor, he had handed the drinks to the couples when they came in, flushed and excited, from the dance floor. John opened the door to his room and switched on the light. "Hey, shut it off I" "Oh. Resting your eyes again, Bill?" John turned off the light. "Anything cooking?" "Naw, she just went into the other room." "Pretty good show last night." He could see Bill's head silhouetted in the window. "It wasn't bad. She pulled down the shades before it really got good though. It isn't 10:30 yet." "Got her act kind of timed, haven't we?" "Yeah. Dance any good?" "Lousy." John took pff his sport coat in the dark. "Nothing but bags down there. Never saw such a bunch of piano-legged bags," He pulled a chair to the window. "Move over, Bill." -Jim Yamada 32
Format application/pdf
Resource Identifier 034_pg32.jpg
Source Original journal: TREK
Setname tc_tm
Date Created 2004-09-03
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 341479
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6vh5mtj/341479