Shim Hiraoka, Part 1
Discusses his parents from Fukuoka, Japan, and being one of nine children, seven of whom survived. He reminisces about his friendship with Henry Harry Welsh, a retired lawyer, and talks about several legal issues ranging from property taxes and eviction to labor laws and Oliver Wendel Holmes. Imparts the difficulties of getting into school politics because of race at Selma High School. Joined the Rotary Club in Selma. He recounts attending UCLA and UC Berkeley and being offered a job with the FBI. He discusses his service with the U.S. Army’s 442nd Infantry Regiment.