"I could not believe that the government could actually put us in camp, strip us of everything . . . and then order us into the military as if nothing had happened."
-- Frank Emi
For some in camp, reinstitution of the draft was the last straw. At Heart Mountain,
they organized, and Frank Emi would lead them. An engineer named Kiyoshi Okamoto
had been writing manifestoes, calling himself the Fair Play Committee of One.
He taught Emi about the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. With Okamoto
as chair, the Fair Play Committee rallied support through the only means they
had: writing letters, mimeographing bulletins, and posting them throughout camp.