Residence: Harvard, Hatter Creek Occupation(s): Sawyer in Potlatch mill; farmer;Teacher; farm wife
Topics: Her work as servant girl on Potlatch Nob Hill. Class snobbery and self-made men.
Dating and marriage. Depression days. Gas rationing. Relation of country people to
11-14-75 2.3 hr 58p
Segment Synopsis: Working in the mill in the early years. The few whites used to tease the Greeks for
speaking in Greek among themselves. Rumor that foreigners kicked-back to their bosses
to get promoted. A Greek sawmiller who became a millionaire in business.
Segment Synopsis: A Japanese janitor sent to concentration camp during war, suspected of being an agent.
A Japanese worker who told Emmett Japan was going to lick the U.S. Gus Demus gave
much of his money to the poor in Greece. Dago Mikers yellow Ford.
Segment Synopsis: Making "Eskimo pies" with their inventor, the Potlatch pool hall owner. Country kids
went to high school by living in Potlatch. Working for the rich was a hardship. Anna
was promised but never given a dollar a week. A boss's car was drained of gas when
he didn't pay his bill. Anna got in trouble because her girl friend ate candy at the
house she was working at. Her "employer" bragged on her. Smoke bombs at a dance for
the "upper class." Working for a doctor's wife who was kind but tight. Speaking when
Segment Synopsis: Forced retirement and getting ahead at Potlatch. Poor people walked to work, they
didn't use cars. Repossessing cars at Potlatch during the Depression. More concern
with possessions in Potlatch than in the country. Country people working in Potlatch.
Segment Synopsis: Emmett moved out of Potlatch when he was forced to pay electricity costs for people
who weren't working. Getting by in their country place during the Depression. Beans
for the neighbor. Swapping among the farmers.
Segment Synopsis: Emmett's land purchases. As a boy he had to return five dollars to a lumberjack who'd
given it to him while drunk. Dances at halls around the country. Drinking at dances
- young people didn't very much. Decline of old entertainments, Early movies.
Segment Synopsis: Her family wanted her to go home and care for them during the flu, but she didn't
want to give up school. Father helped her through school as much as he could. Emmett
was led upstairs to see Anna in her Lewiston boarding house by mistake. Boarding in
Lewiston while going to Lewiston Normal.
Segment Synopsis: During the Depression, a young married wife starved to death. Shooting deer and leaving
much of the meat. Popularity of Roosevelt. Boomdays of the twenties. Opposition to
Truman election among mill management.