When preliminary plans first were announced by Lieut. Gen. DeWitt for evacuation of Japanese from the combat zone we felt confident the task would be performed with greatest consideration for the evacuees, and we gave assurance to that effect in these columns.
As the work has been carried out to date we feel our assurance has been wholly justified.
Two points must be remembered; one, that the undetaking is of tremendous magnitude, the other that never before has the Army been called upon to perform such a job.
The smoothness, speed and kindliness with which it has been executed thus far are a fine tribute to the Army, its command, and the other Federal agencies that have participated in it.
The San Francisco News
April 10, 1942
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