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CALIFORNIA STILL WANTS TO
OUST THE JAPS
Sacramento, Cal., April 21'. Cali
fornia's position on the pending anti
alien legislation is clearly set forth
in a statement given to the United
'Press today by Senator Ernest S.
Birdsall of Placer county. This pro
posed act is now ready-for final, ac
tion, a similar measure already hav
ing passed the lower house of the
Senator Birdsall said: ,
"After years of delay in undertak-.
ing this problem of land ownership
by unassimilable aliens, the people
of California have become impatient
of diplomacy and world politics and
are no longer to be denied in their
"It must be understood at .the out
set that it is not the so-called 'jingo'
element that is back of his-anti-alien
land legislation, but first of all the
farmer, the substantial man upon
whom the state relies. Either he will
get relief through his legislative rep
resentatives or the question will be
"irtH d'rfirtl,r hr be in''nt. If
the anti-alien land -law went to the
people it woulu pass Dy a vote oi 6
"If we have not the" right .to enact
such legislation the law would be au
tomatically offset tby the constitution
and existing treaty rights.
"To the question, Ts this a demand
by the whole people of California?'
the most conclusiye answer is the
overwhelming"1 vote by r which the
alien land law passed the assembly.
This is not a hysterical outburst
against the Japanese or' any other
' "During the past six 'years the
problem has been growing rapidly
more acute. I am fof the anti-alien
land bill today because I am not will
ing to procrastinate. .
"The Japanese farm laborer in. this
state is simply a pawn moved 'by a
force which Jthe west coast American
has just begun to fully comprehend
First' be' comes as a laborer; then-he j
contracts to 'move the crop", uilder2
bidding his white competitor, getting
a foothold. The next year it is easier
for him; he enters into a short-term
contract, working the farm on
shares. Then alease is made, and
finally comes ownership, the white
population moving out, the adjoining
property lowered in price, desired
only by other aliens. '
"Everywhere these colonies are
springing up, with the 'same begin
ning and the same inevitable end:"
BRIDE IS DAUGHTER OF FORMER
- Miss Alys' Von' L. Meyer,1 daughter
of the former Secretary of thVNaVy,
George' Von L. 'Meyer, will become
the bride of'Lieut."Rayrri"ondRodgers,
U. S N. on April 26. The marriage
will take place in Washington.
Little six-year-old, to' young aunt
showing him a family' portrait
What' a funny' way that''grah'pa. is
dressed, auntie ! " Auntie That is the
way gentlemen dressed more than a
hundred years, ago. Six-year-old
And when--gentlemen dressed like
that,- wtiat didouwear; auntie?., "