To the Editor:

Thank you very much for reprinting my dad's — Gwen Coffin’s — editorial concerning the cruel internment of the Japanese during World War II. As you can well imagine, it “ruffled” many feathers at the time. The Coffin household would experience years of “ruffled feathers.”

I am very proud of my dad. I know that with all his heart he strived to produce an excellent newspaper: one full of timely news, one with a thought-provoking editorial page, one with interesting, fact-filled articles. I feel he more than met his goals. He didn’t expect everyone to agree with him, but he did always hope people would read what he wrote and think about it.

So, again, thank you!

Gail Coffin Swart


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