1943 March 11
This article discusses a lawsuit between F.A. Mote and A.J. Rife Construction Co for the amount of $200,000.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9022, creating the War Relocation Authority (WRA). The WRA selected ten sites in which to imprison more than 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, over two-thirds of whom were American citizens. Two of these centers were in the Arkansas Delta, one at Rohwer in Desha County, and the other at Jerome in sections of Chicot and Drew counties. Over 16,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated in these two centers between October 1942 and November 1945.
$200,000 Suit Goes
To Trial Here
A suit for approximately $200,000
allegedly due F.A. Mote by the A.
J. Rife Construction Co. and As-
sociates from profits realized in
the construction of the Jerome Re-
location Center went to trial in
Chancery Court here Tuesday af-
The case will probably continue
through this week. The plaintiff
alleges the amount is due him as
a partner in the construction work.
The Rife Company is being repre-
sented by J.F. Loughborough of
Little Rock and Lamar Williamson
of Monticello, Mote is being repre-
sented by John Baxter, Emil Coron-
bleth of Dallas and E.E. Hopson of
Evacuation of civilians; Military assistance; Military camps; Camps; War; Japanese; Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; World War, 1939-1945--Concentration Camps--United States--Arkansas; Internment camps; Relocation camps
Dermott, Chicot County (Ark.)
MFILM News 000131, Roll 10
Newspaper microfilm collection: Dermott News, MFILM News 000131
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United States History
Hazel Retherford papers, MS.000643; Amon Guy Thompson papers, MG04582-MG04586; Austin Smith papers, 1942-1945, MG04350; Beauty Behind Barbed Wire: The Arts of the Japanese in Our War Relocation Camps, MG01299; Community Analysis Reports and Community Analysis Trend Reports of the War Relocation Authority, 1942-1946, MG03846-MG03847; Japanese Camp papers, MG03848-MG03869
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