Granada pioneer, November 14, 1942

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Heal Property
Taxes Due
Los Angeles county real
property taxes will be de-
linquent after December 5,
counsels Chiyoko Sakamoto
of the legal aid staff.
Write to fa. L. Byram,
county tax collector, Hall
of Justice, Los Angeles.
Taxpayers should give
full legal description of
property and certificate
of title or previous county
tax bill,
"Les Sonatinas, a mu-
sical organization of 21
young women, will give a
concert at Terry hall, Tues-
day, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m.
The organization is un-
der the direction of C.
Burdette Wolfe, supervisor
of music programs for the
Garden city high school and
junior college in Kansas.
Tickets are now on sale
at the school offices in
8H. Prices will be adults
nts, and children 10
... i ire Aiarm
Henry Shimizu, former
Sonoma county JACL presi-
dent, and Lasao Satow, a
member of the National JAOL
emergency board, are ex-
pected to leave the center
today to attend the Na-
tional JACL convention to
be held in Salt Lake City
next week.
The delegates will be
given a 10-day furlough
and will join representa-
tives from other relocation
centers who are also ex-
pected to attend the seven
day convention

system bet
Fire phones have been
placed in each center block
and can be recognized by a
red and white stripe.d pole
to which an amber-colored
light is attached, announced
Vern Campbell, fire pro-
tection officer, Wednesday.
By calling number 60,
the main switchboard will
connect the speaker with
the fire station, Campbell
added, but he cautioned the
people against using them
for any other purpose^
Four hundred twenty-five
sewing machines are cur-
rently being conditioned
for use by center residents,
it was revealed at the meet-
ing of the Granada women's
federation, Thursday. They
will shortly be apportioned
about five to a block, it
was added.
Also discussed at the
meeting, presided over by
Mrs. Chizuyo Kanazawa,was a
recent inspection tour made
here by several prominent
church and civic leaders
from Colorado Springs.
That all living quarters
have hardwood floors, and
that residents have a choice
of foods were cited by Airs.
Kanazawa as being among the
many misconceptions preva-
lent among most Caucasian
groups. And this tour,
said the chairman, served
to clarify tnese felse im-
In answer to the pleas
of local beet farmers, who
were threatened with a loss
of 60,000 tons, the assem-
bly voted unanimously to
come to the aid of farmer
Already 141 volunteers
including 20 high school
students and five women
have rallied in this nation-
wide crop-saving campaign.
According to the admin-
istration, the work orders
of those employed within
the center will not be can-
celled during their absence.
Student volunteers will be
given an opportunity to
make up their classwork.
Deductions for morning
and evening meals will
total 44 cents; for all
meals, including packed
lunches, 67 cents.
With this last group of
141 residents placed within,
this 30-mile area the vol-
unteer evacuee army num-
bers some 1200 on the farms
of this state.
Blood donors arc greatly
needed at the center hos-
pital, it was revealed by
Dr. Gerald A. Duffy, medi-
al director, yesterday.
He stated that there is no
compensation for this but
the appeal has been made
for the welfare of the peo-
ple of this community.
"We do not know when
anyone of us may 'become
seriously ill and need a
blood transfusion but we
want to be prepared for it,
Dr. Duffy concluded.
Volunteers are asked to
report to the hospital.

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Twenty-two project stu-
dents of the senior high
school held a. picnic at the
municipal park in Lamar,
Wednesday afternoon. Prin-
cipal S. Clay Coy revealed
The grcqp was aocanpanied
by Norman Pixler, principal
S. Clay Coy, Jimmy Yamanaka,
and George Yuzawa.
The students later at-
tended a movie at the Pio-
neer theatre.
Analytic geometry is now
being taught at the adult
night school on Monday,
Wednesday, and Friday eve-
nings from 8-9 p.m.
Those interested are re-
quested to enroll at 8H-6B.
The night school office
also stated that the Monday
evening cooking class will
not be held until the 8H
kitchen is fully equipped.
Final services were held
at £ p.m. on Tuesday for
Kohei Watanabe, 49, who
died here Nov. 2. Rev. Yu-
zuru Yamaka officiated.
After a brief service in
Lamar, the body was sent to
Denver for cremation.
Ruth Watanabe., only child
of the deceased, arrived
here on a two-weeks' leave
from school in Rochester,
N, Y., to attend the ser-
Drivers of trucks and
oars will be deprived of
their licenses for excessive
speeding within the center,
warned Stanley E. Adams,
chief of police* yesterday.
' Young people of the La-
mar Methodist and Presby-
terian churches will join
the young people's group
of the Granada Protestant
church in a joint meeting
at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Terry
hall (8H). Rev. Gabriel
Upton of Lamar will deliver
the evening's message.
A fellowship hour and
refreshments will follow
this first meeting with on
outside church group.
Five prominent women
church workers and civic
leaders of Colorado Springs
visited the center Wednes-
day and learned of the liv-
ing conditions and social
activities of the evacuees.
The group included Mrs.
Gordon Parker, lira. Lewis
Abbot, president of .the
League of v.omen Voters,
Patricia Leigh, chairman
of the social service com-
mit bee of the Presbyterian
church, and Mabel and Ruth
Nisei soldiers visiting
friends and relatives in
the center include: Corp.
Toshio Nakamura, Camp Wal-
ters, Texas; Pfc. Takuo Ka-
wauchi, Ft. Warren, Wyo.;
Pfc. Yeichi Nakano, Camp
Phillip, Kan.; Pfc. Masao
3.Shimizu, Ft. Bliss, Tex-
as; Sgt. James Tsurumoto,
Camp Crowder, Io.; Pfc.
James Yamate, Ft. CuBter,
TJLch.; and Pvt. James Takai,
Ft. Las Moines, Io7 REPORTS HEADS
in insPECTion
John C. Baker, national
chief of the WRA reports
office, and Frank C. Cross,
regional chief, were visi-
tors at the center recently.
They conferred with Joe
McClelland, local reports
officer, and members of the
PIONEER staff.
Santa Anitans are urged
to claim new checks over
the periods of Sept, lb to
Oct. 15 and Oct. 16 to Nov.
2, advises the cashier in
the building opposite the
fire department.
November 14, 1942
Beaming registrar Willis
F* Hanson just r e turned
from a'leave to lows bring-
ing his wife and two daugh-
ters with him. The Hanson
family will make their home
in Lamar.

Approximately 25 post-
graduate* students have en-
rolled in the senior high
school, Principal S. Clay
Coy announced yesterday.

Rev. T. Shirakawa, here-
tofore in charge of Buddhist
Hall No. 1 (70), will, be-
ginning tomorrow, take
charge of Hall No. 2 (11G),
Rev, Yonemura will conse-
quently transfer to Jthe

The following four moth-
ers and their babies arrived
here Monday from Merced,
Calif.: Me sdames Tagawa,
7G-1C; Oda, 7E-10E; Kejiwa-
ra, 10E-2E, and Tabata,

Twenty-four girl scouts
visited historic spots in
Lamar this morning. They
were under the supervision
of Terry Mae Murakami, Dor-
othy Maeda, and Yuri Naka-
moto, soout leaders.

Herbert KWalther, prin-
cipal of the junior high
school, left Wednesday night
for Denver to purchase mu-
sical instruments for the
project schools, the junior
high office revealed yes-

All social gatherings
must end at 10:30 p.m. un-
less special permission is
given by William Johnson,
acting chief of community
service, it was announced
by Stanley Adams, chief of
police, Tuursday.

Charles luametsuka, 10,
of 6F-9F, was taken to La-
mar hospital Monday after-
noon for an emergency ap-
Ir. Yutaka Nakagawa of
this center has been in-
vited to speak at a Colo-
rado Baptist ministerial
council meeting to be held
in Pueblo shortly. He has
also been asked to deliver
sermons at Rocky Ford.

November 14, 1942
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nflvy crus for
Chief project steward
William Wells of the mass
division made a series of
welcome announcements to-
They are* halving of
the fish order; opening of
all mess halls except in
tho sahool block; arrival
of 1500 gallons of soy
sauce and 750 pounds of
bean paste with a promised
supply from Los Angeles;
two deliveries of milk per
day from OarIson Frink in
Denver and the Fairmont
oreamery in Dodge City,
(Inoidantally, raw milk
from the farm has never
been given to cvaousc3 but
used exclusively at the
administration mess.
Sports Interest
On Increase
Aware of the hardships
oaused by a laok of proper
athletic facilities, Morris
H. Soglow, sohool athletic
director, said that suc-
ceeding weeks would bring
improvement and asked stu-
dents to be patient.
Soglow believes that in-
terest in the athletic pro-
gram was at first low as a
result of relocation. He
added, however, that stu-
dents have adjusted them-
selves well and are gradu-
ally regaining their enthu-
siasm in all sports. As
evidenoe, he points to
lively touahfootball, vol-
* loyball, speedball, soooor,
and group games- now boing
played in physical educa-
tion glasses.
Applicants recently in-
terviewed for teaching posi-
tions in the Denver Univer-
sity' naval language sohool
at Boulder by Florence 7/alne
and Lieutenant Clark should
send in their application
blanks immediately to tho
Naval Intelligence Office
in Denver, advises Maseo
Igasaki who just received
word from Miss Walne.
50 More Trucks
Arrive H ere
Fifty additional oargo
and oonvoy trucks, making
a fleet of 114 for use on
the project in the hauling
of frei#it, coal, and convoy
work fbr police and hospital,
round out the truck situ-
ation well, announces Mark
YLBadoliffe, senior trans-
portation supply officer.
Due to the unusual oli-
matio conditions and alti-
tude of this center*s lo-
cation, Dr. George Takoyama
suggests that all persons
who believe they may bo
suffering an hoart ailment
visit the oenter hospital
for a check-up.
. A pictorial sermon,
"Babes in Christ,** by 3ev.
Chiaki Kuzuhara, formerly
of the Los Angeles Holiness
church, featured the Sunday
morning worship service of
the Granada Protestant
ohuroh. Rev, Akira Kuroda
was chairman for the meet-
ing held in Terry Hall.
Event Time Rec Hall
Sunday school 9*00 a.m. 70-1Iff
YP service 10.00 a.m. 70-llff
3S teachers* mtg. 11*00 a.m. 70-116
Adult service 2*00 p.m. 7G-110
Sunrise prayer mtg. 6*15 a.m. 7G
Sunday .school 8*45 a.m. 8H
English service 10*15 a.m. 8H
Japanese service 10*00 a.m. 7II-10H
YP meeting 7*00 p.m. 0H
To reduoe'the increasing
number of requests for
passes to Granada and Lamar,
which are usually based on
the necessity of purchasing
clothing,Assistant Projeot
Dl'reotor Donald S.Harbison
declared that a strenuous
effort is being made to have
the community store as fully
stocked with items as' pos-
But, he added, until such
time as our community st'ore
is completely stocked with
articles of dress and other
commodities whioh are nor-
mally oarried, it Is sug-
gested that residents ar-
range among themselves to
send out a representative
to do all the purohasing
for the block.
Inasmuch as the community
stores are expected to be-
come a oonsmmity enterprise,
any profits will eventually
be distributed within the
center. This should be an
inducement fbr die residents
to adopt tho slogan, "Trade
at home".
Harbison further stated
that as soon as the stores
are supplied, requests for
passes will be based on
emergencies arising incident
to the health of a resident
who cannot be given care at
the center hospital. Suoh
requests must be supported
by Dr, Gerald A. Duffy,
chief of the medioal staff.
Gives Thanks
For invaluable help given
by oenter residents during
the evening induotion of
same 150 evacuees from San-
ta Anita recently, JPauJw
Freier. housing divfsion
chief, states* w,7e wish"
''to'exfend our appreciation'
to the block managers and
residents for the fine co-
operation given the housing
division in procuring sur-
plus mattresses and bedding
for newly-arrived evacuees,
and for aiding the division
in keeping an address con-
trol of blook residents.
"We hope you will con-
tinue to give us this co-
operation in times of need
as you have in the past."

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Paintings on exhibition,
hanemade benoh easels, pal-
ette door handles, and other
ingenious touohes create
an atelier at recreation
hall 7E that aptly deserves
the name, "Art studio."
Here 55 beginners are
now sketching with charcoal,
water oolor, and oil, under
the guidance of instructors
Tokio Uyeyana and Koiahi No-
miyama. Classes are being
held in the mornings, after-
noons and evenings on Mon-
days, Wednesdays, Fridays.
Uyeyama, a former Los An-
geles man, studied at the
Pe nnsylvania Academy of
Art and wa3 sent abroad to
Paris on a scholarship.
YWCA Rally
This Afternoon
. Everyone is urged to
attend the YV/CA get-together
rally to be held this after-
noon at two o'cloorc in the
7H recreation hall.
The program will include
group singing,skits, games,
and vocal solos.
Mrs. Rio Kashiwagi will
act as chairman.
batik posmon
Prom mess hall oook, to
ooal yard worker, to rec-
reation leader, to bank em-
ployee. This is the story
of Tommy Matsuura, 19, of
12K-4B, who last week began
work in the Amerioan State
bank of Granada.
Matsuura, after five
days* work loading coal
trucks in Granada, decided
t.o apply for other work in
the town. He was referred
to the bank and \ms granted
air -interview by/Mr) £. P.
Page, presidentr A few
days later, the bank put in
a call for young Matsuura
and he has been at work
Scouts Hike
A seven-mile observation
hike was taken by 176 cub
and boy soouts, and their
, leaders reoently. The boys
^passed the experimental-
farms, the ArkansassiAor,
bnd the town of Grenada.
November 14, 1942
Nomiyama is a graduate of
the California School of
Fine Arts and is a member
of the San Francisco. Art
association. Both have
exhibited widely in Cali-
Art department supervisor
Sakae jCawashiri and recrea-
tion director Keiji matsu-
hiro welcome. the public
to visit the studio.
Sakai Lecture
Shift Made
A change in the time and
location for lectures in
Japanese on current topics
by i'oneo Sakai was announced
by the night school office,
Lectures ill be held on
Mondays and Tuesdays at 1QH
recreation hall from 6:30 to
8 p.m. and at 711 recreation
hall on Thursdays and Fri-
days from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Gndmen Called
The following boys are
asked to report for fbotball
practice at the 10G play-
ground tomorrow at 1:30
Jim Nitahara, Yammy Ya-
masaKi, Mack Kiguchi, Art
Mitani, Tad Mukaihata, and
Pee-weo Tsuji.
Reports circulated in
the center that evacuee
funds in California banks
have been frozen were dis-
proved by the administra-
tion this wek.
According to William
Ray Johnson, ohief of com-
munity services, moors may
have emanated from a center
resident who was unable to
withdraw 4-500 from a foreign
bank whose funds were fro-
zen before evacuation.
United States civil ser-
vice employees or aspirants
are urged to seek advioe
on their individual prob-
lems, invites Clarence H.
moors, chief of employment
and housing.
Persons on USC3 registers
in California should re-
quest home offioos to trans-
fer names to the Denver
district. Those on the
Washington register should
notify the Washington offioe
of change in adc ress.
M'Or e Women
NEWELLThere are almost
twice as many wonen as there
are man' in the Tule Lake
relocation project, accord-
ing to a recent survey made
here. Of the 14,420 resi-
dents at the center, 9413
are females and 5007 males.
Eighteen ministers now
serve center residents,
according to a survey ro-
oently conducted by Rev.
Harry Y. Haehimoto. Of the
total, only three have not
been ordained and seven are
On his list are: Mr.
David Y. Nakagawa, 6E-7C,
Baptist; Revs. Masaohika
Yonemura, 11E-5E, and Tokuyu
3iiraka .a, 8G-12D, Buddhist;
Mr. Victor Fujiu,. 9K-43,
and Rev. Gammizukami, 9A-
3D, Free method ist; Revs,
harry Y. Hashimoto, 12E-7A,
Akira Eurod a, 7E-3A, Chialci
Kuzuhara, 10II-6D, Sadaichi-
Kuzuhara, 10H-6E,*and George
Yahiro, 12E-2E, Holiness;
Revs. Takeo, 7E-1C,
Kosaburo Baba, 6L-7L, Iwa-
kiohi Haratani, 911-23, Les-
ter E. Suzuki, 7K-7E, Yuzuru
Yamaka, 12H-9C, and Katahide
Yoshioka, 8K-1C, Methodist;
Rev. Masao Ilirata, 10E-3A,
Presbyterian; George Kiyabu,
6G-4E, Seventh-Day Advent-
Form 71 .
a11 applicants for in-
definite leave who have
completed 7/RA Form 74 are
asked to oall at the em-
ployment office at 6F-6B,
and complete WRA Form 71.
This new requirement will
not, however, cause any de-
lay in applications filed
previously, stated Walter
J. Knodel, plaoemont of-
ficer, yesterday.


This article Is the
first in a series written
by Walter H* liorris, may-
or of Granada, who has
lived most of his life
in this vicinity*
Arrangements for the
article were made by H.
S* McKeever, vice pres-
ident of the American
State Bank of Granada*
In 1874 the Santa Pe
railroad pushed across the
Arkansas river to establish
its terminus on the hare
prairies of southeastern
Colorado* Prom a jumping-
off place for the railroad,
the barren tract of lend
soon grew into a medium
sized border village as two
large warehouses and the
usual number of stores,
restaurants, and saloons
were built. it-
self was appropriately
named Granada,meaning end
of the road or trail in
When Ham Bell discovered
that the Kansas Pacific had
built westward leaving Kit
Carson a mere way station
and moved his dance hall
from that town to Granada,
the latter reached its ze-
nith of development1 and
for two years was a lively
frontier oomaunity with all
the notbriety that had made
Dodge City famous,
Then the Santa Pe extend-
ed its tracks and Granada
took a siesta until the
spring of 1896 when a new
town appeared on the buf-
falo grass homestead of

' #
William Grooms, four miles
west of the former site, or
"Old Town as it was called.
The bottom land nearby
was designated the XY ranch
and owned by Fred Harvey,
contractor of the eating
houses and dining cars of
the Santa Pe and proprie-
tor of other ranches in
New Mexico. In 1904, he
sold his XY interests to
Bane and Bassett.
Under these two men, the
land was divided into small
tracts of 10 to 40 acres
and agriculture was under-
taken on a large scale.
Settlers were brought in
from the east, hay regions
plowed up, truck farming
areas set aside, and sev-
eral good crops of oenta-
toupes, onions, tomatoes,
and beets planted*
The settlers could not
back up their willingness
to work with experience
and finances however, and
the land eventually revert-
ed back to Bane and Bas-
Tenant farmers next made
their appearance, among
them several Japanese fami-
lies. Probably the largest
number of Japanese on the
ranch at one time was in
1911 when a large acreage
of cantaloupes was planted.
The crop was good; the
yield greattoo great as
it later developed. The
conmission firm that had
the XY growers' contract
also covered associations
throughout the valley and
was unable to dispose with
carloads of melons rolling
in on them at the height of
the season* The firm went
out of business and the
farmers were left with fine
cantaloupe patches and no
Until the formation of
the Granada drainage dis-
trict, the history of the
land from that time has
been largely one of water
difficulties. Low portions
of the XY went to seep as
a result of years of inten-
sive irrigation* Ironical-
ly, water, the thing that
the Colorado farmer needs
the most, had made soil un-
tillable. To solve this
problem, the district proj-
ect: in the last few years
has dug ditches and drained
the surplus water. This
low land today is dry and
as good farm soil as can
be found on adjoining

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Page 6
PIONEER_____________________November 14, 1942
Four Pacific coast dai-
lies, the San Francisco
Examiner and Chronicle,
and- the Los Angeles Times
and- Examiner, will he on
sale at the center store,
announced newsboy Mitsuru
Kanki, Thursday.
The Sunday edition of
these papers will sell for
15 cents.
Books confiscated at the
Santa Anita and Merced as-
sembly centers have arrived
here and will be ready for
distribution to their re-
spective owners as soon as
the contents of the books
are checked, according te
Dave^ Sugimoto of trie reports
The Amache Little Theatre
group met Thursday night in
8H-6D and completed plans
for plays to
be presented at Terry hall
within a few weeks. A light
comedy and a serious drama
were chosen.
The present cast for the
comedy include Cherry Yo-
shitoni, Tazi Sasaki, Ann
Inouye, Marvin Kju.ura and
George Yoshida. Those in-
terested in taking part in
the serious play are asxed
to be present at 8H-6D,
Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
Memberships fo,r stage,
business, property and cos-
tume committees are also
open, according to Director
. Robert Dierla$. ..
Taking the initiative
in. the establishment of a
center welfare, fund, 55
project Workers have made
initial contributions of
two dollars each, according
to W. Ray Johnson, acting
chief of community services.
Fred Yamamoto, represent-?
ativeof the group has left:
the details of the organ!-'
zation to the administration
Judo instructors Sakichi
Takao snd Tekaharu Kawashi-
ma report that more than
50 students are practicing
the art. Enthusiasts of
this sport are urged to
attend prectice sessions.
Practices are held on
Mondays, Wednesdays, and
Fridays from 6:30 to 8:30
p.m. and from 2 to 4 p.m.
on Saturdays in the 8E rec-
reation hall.
The majority of the is-
sei in relocation centers
feel th:t they are being
extremely well treated, an-
nounced the American Red
Cross in a survey report
made public by Secretary
of War Henry L. Stinson,
Stimson said the Red
Cross received the greatest
number of complaints from
the younger evacuees com-
plaining over their loss
of contact with outside
Further announcements
concerning this fund will
be made > in a later issue
of the PIONEER.
Contributors to the fund
are as follows:
M. Moriwaki, H. Wada,
N. Sakamoto,S. Yamada, Hi-
toshi Inaba, H. Fujii, K.
Fujita, Roy Ishisaka, Ed
Inabay I. Uyemori.
T. Sato, Fred Yamamoto,
I. Komatsu, S. Uyeno, S.
Yoshida, T. Iwaguro, H.
Shinbara, R. Ki'ura, Z.
Kurano, W. Obata.
THattori, S, "kesako,
Z. Tagawa, Y. Yoshinaga,
A. Kadoi, C. Nakano, Masao
Hoshiyama, Ben Takamatsu,
Ben Goto, John Kozuma.
M. Sato, Z. Yokota, J.
Hirata, I. Takoshima, rr u*
Haribe, K. Nakagawa, s.
Fujii, Joe Akahoshi, B.
Matsui, T. Kumura, D. Honda.
Byron Honda, Takeo De-
guchi, Masao Ishihara, Kanji
Niizuma,N. Makagawa, Frank
Kozuma, Z. Uyeno, B. Ouye,
Minoru Nakagahi, S. Ehara,
T. Tsubone, Harry Kadoi,
Y. Minekawa, and a friend.
A mess call bell belong-
ing to the historic XY.. ranch
has been placed on the
school grounds, it was an-
nounced by Principal S. Clay
Coy, Thursday. Irwever,
until all proper i atalla-
tions are coiuplc ed the
bell will not be used.
It was brought to the
center by Jim Burgert, ag-
ricultural Instructor.
SW"come pno visit
The Amache YWCA greets
you from ^their new office
in the 8P recreation hall
and invites yo,u to drop in
for a visit.
Were grateful to Mr.
Johnson of the community
services department and to
the staff members'of the
PIONEER who moved their
quarters and made room for
us. Lets hope we stay
put for awhile.
We like the slogan sug-
gested byourGR secretary,
Hana Uno: "Come in and get
acquainted with the Y and
let the Y get acquainted
with you!" It expresses
our sentiments end we hope
that you will accept it
too, and come in to offer
any suggestions that you
might have.
By the way, today is our
gala rally day and we are
looking forward to meeting
new friends end renewing
Bouquets to the eirls
who helped plan and carry
out the program for the
afternoon. If the enthu-
siasm and cooperation shown
by them are any indication
of what they intend to do
later, we are all going to
be in for some enjoyable
t imes.
And Messrs. Fujiu, Kawa-
shiri, and Matsuoka, please
take a bow for our swanky
rally poster.
We ask you to keep an
eye on this space, for it
will contain a column writ-
ten by a girl of a different
Y club each time. .

C N R 5
/ J H / /
UV Nttdo
(little nisei boy)

November 14, 1942
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Published Wednesdays and Saturdays by the WRA and
distributed free to every apartment. Editorial of-
fice:. PIONEER building, Amache, Colo.
Joe McClelland, adviser Oski Taniwaki, director
Bob Hirano, editor Toshio Ninomiya, manager
Staff: Walter Fuchigami, -Jiro Sumita, Takako Ku-
sunoki, Jack Ito, Tomoko-Yatsbe, Jaine Oi, Alice Ta-
keta, Joseph Ide, David Sugimoto, Tsugime Akaki,
George Haxnamoto, John Tsuruta, Lasaji Kurai, Chris
Ishii, Harry loka, Edith Kodama, Kyo Hirano, Roy Ha-
ma ji, Suyeo Sako.
Why do teachers have to
give us homework? We sure
can do without it.
We work in the morning,
than rusn. to school, come
home and work until late
in the evening. Then what
do we do? Homework* By
that time we are so sleepy
we can't even concentrate.
Can't we do all our work
at .school and be spared the
drudgeries of homework?
Just Mary 12E
What's happened to tne
payroll of the past two
months? Was it lost in the
sand storm?
Residents here have
worked diligently for meager
wages, putting forth their
talents for the WRA and
many have little children
for whom odds and ends must
be bought. The draining,
of their small reserves
have left them flat. It's
getting to a point where
many are saying "the least
an employer could do is to
pay wages or give some form
of compensation for work
performed." Surely the
U.S. can spare the scanty
sum of sixteen dollars a
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Though almost two months have passed since the first
group from Santa Anita joined Merced evacuees here,
the lines of demarcation' between the two groups ere
still sharp.
For a smooth-running community, unity is essential.
Efforts of the center's organized groupsthe schools
the churches, the representative assembly, the womens
federation, the YWCA, and the restare doing much to
bridge the gap, but in addition the cooperation of each
individual is needed.
A little tolerance and consideration on the part of
every resident will go a long way toward the achievement
of complete unity and a well-organ!zed society.
month due those waiting in-
ternees who are hard pressed.
The administration have
not, I hope, bungled the
payroll to such an extent
that tabulation cannot be
computed after two months!
How about some quick action
to aid the needy?
MERCEDThe appellation,
"Little Tokyo," will no
longer be used to. designate
Camp Merced, if Maj. William
J. Harrington, special ser-
vice officer, has anything
to say et out it.
He has made an appeal to
the chamber of commerce and
the residents of the com-
munity to eliminate the
designation which was given
Camp Merced when it wes a
Japanese asseo bly center.
It is now occupied by the
Army. The former occupants
are now at Granada, Colo.
The poise with which
Chiyoko Matsuda receives
entrants to the administra-
tion building was gained
from her career as a pro-
fessional concert and oper-.
atic soprano.
Chiyoko came to the cen-
ter from, Los Angeles, where
she lived and performed when'
not on tour in other cities.
She had musical aspira-
tions from the age of six.
No one was surprised, there-
fore, when she turned to
music upon graduation from
Petaluma high school. Pri-
vate lessons took up her
time for a short period in
San Francisco befobe she
went to Berlin in 1931 to .
study at the Royal Academy
of Music. She graduated
in 1936 and made her debut
in Leipzig soon after.
Her return to the US in
the same year marked the
beginning of radio and per-
sonal appearances and fur-
thervoice development under
the tutorage of a prominent
operc star in Chicago. New
York radio listeners first
heard her over-fee NBC net-
Later she returned to
California and in the fol-
lowing four years made over
1G0 public appearances on
the Pacific coast. She 3ang
again into the microphone
in 1940, this time over the
Seattle Mutual Broadcasting
Much of Chiyokoa career'
still lies ahead of Her,
but what she has already
accomplished would satisfy
most people. Among her
friends and acquaintances
are Madame Ernestine Shu- '
mnnn-Heink (anther family
'and Homer Samuels, accom-
panist and husband of Ameli-
ta Galli-Curci, leading
Her idols in the world
of music .are Enrico Caruso
and the Wagnerian soprano, .
Kirsten Flagstad. Her fa-
vorite operas are "The Magic
Flute"by Mozart and Yerdi's
"La Traviata".Suyeo Sako
Bulletin boards which
have been placed in the
mess halls are for official
use only, stated R. Kitaga-
wa, police secretary, Fri-
Persons, wishing to U3e
these .boards must obtain
special permission from the
police department.

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