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Title: Hideo Hoshide Interview II
Narrator: Hideo Hoshide
Interviewer: Tom Ikeda
Location: Seattle, Washington
Date: February 1 & 2, 2006
Densho ID: denshovh-hhideo-02-0001

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TI: Today's February 1, 2006. This is the beginning of the third day of interviewing. On camera is Dana Hoshide, and I'm Tom Ikeda, I'm the interviewer. And last week, when we were finishing up the second day of interviewing, we were just finishing up your experiences in Minidoka. And you had accepted a job with the OSS, the Office of Strategic Services, and you were making plans to leave Minidoka. But one of the things that you had to do or figure out was how you were going to get from Minidoka to Washington, D.C. And I believe that first part, you drove your car. But I was curious, how did you get your car to Minidoka?

HH: Oh, after I arrived in Minidoka, then I understood that Reverend Andrews was hauling things from Seattle at the request of the evacuees or Japanese that were in Minidoka. And so after I found out that, I asked him if he could pick up my car that I left in Tacoma with a lawyer. And so he was able to bring the car out for me.


TI: So Reverend Andrews was, I guess, shipping things, or picking up things from Seattle and bringing it to Minidoka.

HH: Yes, things that were stored in our church and other areas, because they were not only the church members' things, but even the Buddhist Church people. So he was doing it for the community, any request that comes.

TI: And so you had a car in Tacoma that he went, picked up, and then he drove from Tacoma all the way to Minidoka, is that what he did?

HH: Yes.

TI: Okay, so he did that, and what kind of car was that? Can you tell me how you got this car?

HH: Well, I bought the car, as I mentioned before about having a car that I could haul Jimmy Sakamoto working at the Courier. But that was not the car that I had when I was going to school. I changed to a Plymouth Business Coupe, and that's the car I had stored in Tacoma.

TI: But I think I read someplace it was a 1940 Business Coupe?

HH: Yes.

TI: So that's a pretty nice car for a student. So how did you decide to get that car?

HH: Well, that was a used car, and well, I can't remember now why, but the car I had was a Chevy, first car that I had. So I don't know why I bought it, but it was a used car.

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