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Sam Yada and his two sons, Richard and Robert, remained in Arkansas after World War II. The sons still live in Arkansas—Richard in Little Rock and Robert in Fort Smith. Their mother, Mrs. Yada is STILL living, and is in a nursing home in Little Rock. I have interviewed both of them. The Oishi family and the Nakamura family also remained in Arkansas and lived near the Yada family in Scott. In 1957, Scott High School closed because of declining enrollment, and the Nakamura boys and the Oishi boys were bussed to Central High. (YES, in 1957—the crisis year). The Oishi parents remained in the area until Mr. Oishi died and his widow went to live with some of her ten children.


Sondra Gordy
Conway, AR