AUDIO: Artie Shaw's famous "Begin the
Beuine" is playing, one of the most played 'band' selections ever. Artie played in Downtown and at the Ambassador Hotel many
times over the years. "The line would be around the block if Artie was in town. It was all about Swing. The band leaders and
great soloists were the music idols of my day." Mrs. Jason Pickering Noyes, comments regarding nightlife in Downtown during
the '30's and '40's.
|5th & Main: Red Cross Emergency Air Raid drill. Children get fed a meal.
The Japanese American Internment of World War II! A Short Movie, Click.
1942: The Japanese in "Little Toyko" were being evacuated
to concentration camps. Bank of America was buying up Japanese property at nickels on the dollar. The Bank was to profit greatly
by the evacuation. At 5th and Main things were picking up business wise. Consumer goods were in short supply and rationing
was taking place.