Granada Pioneer, final issue, September 15, 1945

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Granada Pioneer, final issue, September 15, 1945
Abbreviated Title:
Granada Pioneer
Granada Pioneer
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Granada, Colo.
Granada Pioneer
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Physical Location:
Box 1
Folder 43


General Note:
Includes Granada Pioneer Extra edition dated July 15, 1945, which announced reveal of Amache closing date.

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ALTHOUGH I have worked with the PIO-
NEER but e short time, I have never found
a staff that put in so many hours and
that worked so cheerfully and faithfully
as that of our little Amache newspaper,
I have enjoyed working with all of you
since I have been the acting reports of-
ficer. how that the PIONEER is signing
"30," I want to extend to each and every
member of the staff my very best wishes
for a happy and successful career outside.
L_j LJ
VOL. Ill NO. 91
Farm !m Fimai
Clcam up Stagc
The Amache agricultur-
al program is fast reaching
the final clean-up stage,
John N. Spencer, chief of
agriculture, disclosed to-
day. Spencer states that
he is well satisfied with
all phases of the center
farm project, which,, thanks
-continued on page 3-----
lifwr DfSCffARG*
listed men and those with
a criticalscore of 45 points
'on May 12 will be exempt
from overseas duty, accord-
ing to the 7/ar Departments
recently announced' special
point find age standards.
Any enl is ted man who on
May 12 had 45 points or more;
who was 37 years old, or
who was 34, 35 or 36 years
old and had a minimum of
one year honorable service
will not be sent overseas
by the Army.
These standards govern
overseas duty only and do
not affect the revised dis-
charge point system announced
Sept. 2.
Under the revised point
system an estimated one and
one-half million soldiers
are eligible for discharge.
There were 400,000 eligible
for discharge before the
revision. Between 350,000
and 400,000 have been dis-
charged .
Major Gon.Alexander D.
Gurles, director of the
Bureau cf Pub lie Relations,
continued on page 3-
January 2, 1945 .. 6,253
Sept. 13, 1945 ... 2,537
Amache, Colorado
September 15, 1945
The Advance Party from the Merced assembly center
arrived at Granada, August 27, .1942. The first reg-
ular evacuee contingent arrived on September 3, 1942,
also from Merced. The last contingent arrived Sep-
tember 28, 1942, coming from Santa Anita.
On October 14, 1942, the first News Bulletin was
printed; the fourth Bulletin carried a page in Japa-
nese. On October 28, 1942, Volume I, No. 1 of the
Granada PIONEER was Issued.
Through all the trials and vicissitudes of camp
life--relocation, segregation, voluntary enlistment,
Selective Service, transfers in and transfers out,
increments from Tule Lake and Jerome--the paper has
carried on. It has given the residents the news, as
the editor saw it; and has dispensed necessary in-
formation for the Administration.
On behalf of the Administration I thank the staff,
past and present; may good luck go with you!
To the people of the center; In the first issue
of the PIONEER I extended greetings and welcome. I
have tried to carry out the commitments made in that
message. I appreciate your help. Many of you have
been here for the full three years and, like rnyself,
are eager to return to your homes.
May good fortune attend you, every one! I wish
you well.
J Arnes G. LindjLey
. Project Director


y Roy Yoshida
£jT OMEHOW-1 FIND the keys
on my typewriter "heavy"
in pounding out this, my
last column for the PIQ-
rNEER. At the same 'time
there's something tugging
at my heart, giving me that
choked-up feeling inside.
For the first time since
I started writing columns,'
shortly after 1 joined the
staff on Oct. 14, 1943, I
really appreciate what this
work has meant to m'e. It
has given me an outlet to
certain of my pent-up feel-
ings It has given me an
opportunity to do something
I liked to do, and had
helped ter take some of th.e
dullness out of the drab
camp life. Believe,: me, I
am grateful to fhe'-provi-
dence that brought it about.
In the number'1 c-f columns
I've written, I found'my-
self in varied roles. I've
been a villain to those
whose opinions' countered
mine;to those whose actions
I couldn't countenance. And
I've been sort of' a "hero"
--if in a small way (which
has been a source of much
joy to me)--to those whose
caus e I tried to help along;
to those who shared my kind
of thinking. I am just as
thankful for the former as
for the latter in that
they have added spice to my
life here, lifted my work
out of the rut and routine,
and gave me the satisfac-
tion of knowing that some-
body was paying attention
to my efforts.
had at various times vari-
ous "difficulties" with
various members of the ap-
pointed personnel on vari-
ous subjects. All because
they and I-saw the same
thing not in the same light.
They were looking through
VfRA eyes, which was their
prerogative, and I was at-
tempting to show cause for
the evacuees. Both stands,
Im sure, were correct, and
yet there couldn't be a
tie. But all that is water
under the bridge now--by-
gones should be bygones.
In the course of my
writings, the opinions I
expressed have made some
-A. ....
_______"'PIONEER . O' September 15, 1945
----maimmtiai PI01EEEx
Published Wednesdays and Saturdays by thV.WRA
and distributed free' to each apartment. Editori-fel
offices PIONEER building, Amache, Colo. Telephone 63.
Acting Reports Officer; Melvin McGovern
Editor; Roy Yoshida
Staff: Sharky Kihara, Florence Okida Maijsie Ni
shikawa. Taka&o Fuchigami (volunteer).
persons take a strong dis-
liking to me. Although I
feel that this has been a
loss, I 'do not altogether
regret it. -If a person
chooses to dislike me sim-
ply because our opinions
failed to coincide on one
subject, then'that person's
good-wall may be of little
value to me--in time of
need. And. if I allowed my-
self to wdthhold my honest
conviction just to humor
his whims, then I would
have failed to fulfill my
obligation..- ;
Long before I took over '
the editorship, I've heard
echoes of grumblings on the
PIONEER policy. I daresay
some harsh words were used
profusely. Although dis-
mayed, the staff members
took them in stride because
they felt that they were
working for something above
such discriminatory criti-
cisms; for something in
which they tooic great pride.
Perhaps these sideline
journalistic quarterbacks
were doing the staff a fa-
vor, for their uncomplimen-
tary remarks have served
as an incentive to do more
than our share and work
"beyond the call of duty"
to keep that policy from
No matter what the final
analysis may be, the PIO-
NEER will stand out as one
of the project institutions
which has served the center
residents unselfishly, un-
tiringly and to the best
of its ability. AH this
because the staff members
down through the years un-
der various editors have
served as a team and not
as individuals; because
they felt certain esteem
in the work they dispatched;.,
because they labored, not
for individual gains nor
solely for the small emol-
uments thay received, but
for the betterment of the
FOR ALL THAT, and much
more--too numerous to men-
tion, a SALUTE to each and
every member of the PIONEER
staff for work WELL DONE.


* *
September 15> 1945 ;
m niM YORK
Herbert K. Walthor, for-
__FlN/i EDITION!-_* - __Page 3
msr Atnache high school prin-
cipal, left Thursday for
New York City where he has
accepted a position as Co-
ordinator for the American
Council of Education. Eis
work will be in the field
of Intergroup and Intercul-
tural' Education, arid part
of Kis duties will consist
of visiting schools'and col-
leges in the East to assist
faculty and students in
building units of study to
promote better intergroup
understanding. Ha also ex-
pects to do some graduate
work,and teach at New York
Walther plans to live
temporarily with Dr. Ho ebel,
former community analyst
here, at Pleas antville, NY.
--continued from page 1
to the willingness, effi-
ciency and cooperation of
the evacuee workers, has
been operated so success-,
fully these three years.
The first farm enter-
prise to .be liquidated was
the poultry project, which
was ended last January,
Spencer continued. This pro-
ject at:one time included
16,000 chickens, all con-
sumed by the center resi-
dents There remain to be
disposed of about'300 head
of cattle, 'all 2-year-old
feeders produced on the
farm,and 100 head of hogs,
which were bought as feed-
Japnncse Americans may
now bo employed in regularly
established Civil Service
positions at relocation
centers at the established
rates of pay for -those po-
sitions, according to, re-
cent administrative notice
by Dillon S. Myer, nation-
IDeisw Relief
AUBURN,Calif.--The Plac-
er County, Board of Supervi-
sors recently adopted an
official policy of refusing
county relief to indigent
alien Japanese returning
here from the relocation
The action followed a
request by Mrs. Belle Wil-
son, .welfare director, for
approval of county aid for
an elderly Japanese who
wishes to return to the
county. Two months ago "the
supervisor rejected an ap-
peal for aid of a Japanese
couple who returned from a
WRA center to their ranch
near Loomis.
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ers and fattened here.
These v/ill be sold, and
should bring top prices as
they are inprime condition.
With the additional sale
of considerable hay, the
final disposition of all
project farm surplus should
bring in a total of around
$35,000,concluded Spencer.
count jm&ie to huuess>
For over three years I have tried to serve you
through the various sections in my division., I have
always tried to understand your problems. Perhaps,
at times,WRA did not have the solution to your prob-
lems for it w/as a wartime agency and ms limited in
its poY/ers. Often you alone had the solution but you
have hesitated to act for your own best interest.
Relocation is now imminent and definite for all.
You will now have the opportunity to return home or
choose a new place of residence ahd begin life over
again. Thousands of workers, all over the United
States, are facing the same task which; you now face.
There will-be trials but there will be new opportun-
ities and new challenges. There will be opportunity
to build again.
It is my hope' that each of you will have the
courage to press forward and take each new challenge
as an opportunity to grow and'prosper.
Best of luck arid go-odbye. -
W. Ray Prief

nl WRA director. However,
they -cannot be drawn from
evacuees presently resid-
ing in the centers.
Heretofore, WRA policy
had prohibited the employ-
ment of nisei in Civil
Service posts at relocation
centers,although many have
been employed in WRA of-
fices outside the camps-.
The reason for the change
in the administrative pol-
icy was that it was becom-
ing difficult to operate
the centers due- to the re-
location of. a large number
of residents employed in
essential activities, the
increasing-turnover of ad-
ministrative personnel,and
the difficulties of re-
cruiting qualified persons
for WRA positions in the
Any former residents of
the centers may be con-
sidered, however, provided
that he or she and his or
her family have been relo-
cated for at least three
A-jnembership -meeting of
the Amaehe Consumer Enter-
prises will be held tonight,
7 o'clock, at the high
school auditorium. Report
on. the Co-op liquidation
and final financial state-
ment will be given at the
meeting, it was announced.
---continued from page 1
said apeak rate of separa-
tion of 650,000 men monthly
should be reached by Febru-
ary or March.
An enlisted man is eligi-
ble ^for. discharge if:
Tk'rle has' 85 points or
nora as of-May 12, or 86
points or more under the
computation as of Copt. 2,
2. He is .33 years of age,
or he is 35, 36 or 37 years
of ago and has had a mini-
mum, of two years of honor-
able military service.
Release of enlisted men
for age is effective upon
Th e criiri ca 1 sco res. 1 -for
disjrvja£2ge*--30 for enlisted
flfgjT and 41 for WACSwill
be lowered progressively
to keep the flow of dis-
charges_at th-e highest pos-
sible level.

Page 4.
H. S. Fujino and Y. Yoshizawa were elected chair-
man and vice-chairman, respectively, of the Amache
Red Gross, chapter at a meeting held last Saturday,
Sept. 8, to fill vacancies created by relocation. Oth-
er officers are K. Nikaido, treasurer, and K. Akahoshi,
secretary. i --------------------------------
The money remaining in
the Red Cross treasury will
be used to help the center's
needy and servicemen's fam-
ilies, announced Fujino.
The Red Cross headquarters
agreed to allow the local
chapter to use its treasury
balance in this manner.
The block managers are
at present making a survey
of the applicants in their
respective blocks, Fujino
moves of face
The Amache Red Cross of-
fice, formerly located at
the 6F recreation hall, has
been moved to the welfare
building in order to have
access to telephone service
and. welfare, records needed
In its work, announced Iven
H. Hensley, acting execu-
tive secretary, Tuesday.
Office hours are 8 a.m.
to 12 noon.'
pjfcic-iip Nonce
Evacuees leaving by train
from the Granada station
are requested to notify the
motor pool section at least
by noon of the day before
their departure to have
their baggages picked up.
This refers only to such
articles as are tv be
checked on their tickets.
For freight and express,
72 hours or three days'
notice must still be given
the evacuee property office
in order to have them picked
up for shipment.
on PAm¥imG%
Miss Sumi Horibe, a stu-
dent at American Institute
of Business, Des Moines,
Iowa, and former Amache
resident ( 6 F 1 1 E ), had
eight of her original oil
paintings depicting camp
life on display in the Art
Room of the Public Library
at Des Moines last month.
Miss Horibe's work was
also exhibited at Tfiittier
and Oskaloosa, Iowa.
paintings were received
enthusiastically in every
T h e Co lumbus Hostel,
sponsored by The Friends,
was opened on Sept. 1 for
occupancy at Columbus, Ohio.
The hostel can accommodate
two large families or three
small families.
Rate is $5 a week for a
family unit. Families will
furnish and cook their own
meals at the hostel's fully
equipped kitchen.
Reservations may be made
through the WRA office,
3660 A.I.U.' Building, Co-
lumbus, Ohio.
The new Buddhist family
hostel at 3915 Trumbull
avenue, Detroit 8, Mich.,
announces the following
Eighty cents a day or
$5 a week for an unemployed
adult, $1.20 a day or $6 a
week for an employed adult;
50 cents a day or $2 a week
for a child under 12. Ho
meals included, but cooking
facilities available, if
desired. Guests must bring
their own bedding.
In case of large families
it is desirable to corre-
spond directly with the
hostel as to special rates,
etc., prior to departure.
An experienced couple
for domestic work. Yi/oman
to cook and do general
housework; man to help serve
meals and to do light yard
work and wash automobiles.
Salary; $50 a week or an
average of $218 month, In-
cluding living quarters and
board. Private bath. Co-
lumbus, Ohio.
______September 15, 1945
Following graduates of
the Amache high school were
listed as having been ac-
cepted at various colleges
and universities, according
to the Aug. 30 student re-
location newssheet:
PIONEER staff member) and
Setsumi Saito, Groce land
college, Lamoni, Iowa; Liz-
zie Mitobe, San Francisco
junior college, San Fran-
cisco, Calif.; Joy Takeya-
me, Carleton college, North-
field, Minn.; Martha Mura-
kami, Oklahoma A and M col-
lege, Stillwater, Okla.;
Joe Hamade, George Washing-
ton university, Washington,
DC.; Shigeko Hamaoka, Ham-
line university, St. Paul,
Minn,; Helen Akahoshi, Uni-
versity of Colorado, Boul-
der, Colo.
MADISON, Wis.--Nisei ap-
plicants who have resided
in the state one year and
intend to remain will be
accepted, on a resident
basis .at'the University of
Wisconsin, according to the
university officials.
says pmoBiems
'The end of war has not
lessened the readjustment
problems of evacuees seek-
ing new homes in New York
City, stated Dr. J. Henry
Carpenter, vice-chairman of
the Japanese American Re-
settlement Committee, in
reporting the first year's
operation of the Brooklyn
There will be some in
the centers coming to New
York and we "must be pre-
pared to help them find
adequate housing and em-
ployment," Dr. Carpenter
Blue- Conklin fountain
pen. Name engraved: Nettie
Hashida. Please return to
Event Time Flace
Sunday school 8:45 a.m. 8H-12A
English service 10; 15 a.m. 8H-12A
Service 9:00 a*m. 11H
Young people's Bible class 7-00 p .m. 9H

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Cep tom#b e r 15, 1945.
Two Jap*.nose were among
four passengers fatally in-
jured last .week. ^hen the
(soonnd section) California
Limited split a .ajidtoh .at
the Sartu Anita, Calif.,
station, derailing its two
locomotives, baggage car
and thros coaches. About
12 5 others woro hospital) Zed.
.Officials of. the. Santa
Fa Rpilroad blamed excessive
speed on a soft roadbed.
The Japanese dead are:
Uobuo Ita-no, 45, Rt.. 1
Box 415, La Habra., ,
Yoneji Yasutoni, Los An-
geles . .
Page 5
wkmus. &fm.wimiE
HIS Is. the FINAL EDITION of the Granad;
Nearly throe years of continuous servicejus"
t six
weeks or exactly 43 days short of its third unnivor-
sd£Y"tq the residents of Amache comes'to a. close.
It ,is with regret that few of .us who remain assume
the task of dropping the journalistic curtain'on this
center institution which startedon its memorable ca-
reer back on Oct. 28, 1942, under the'able guidance of
its first editor, Bob Tilth regret because we
feel that evert a dwindling community should have a reg-
ular channel of information. But relocation has taken
such a toll of the staff members that it would be irrr"
possible to continueeven if given the opportunity.
YJbab was on fee a'' noisy-, typical newspaper office
teeming' with activity, is today but a deserted build-
ing. Desks with typewriters hardly touched'for days,
chairs have been gathering dust dally, tables that
haven't felt ths'bang of stapling for weeksall hold-
ing memories of pleasant
and interesting past. Mem-
ories of fun-loving,happy-
go-lucky, congenial bunch
of guys and- gals who always
MANILA, PI-.Asserting their disgust with the. atti-
tude of '.Tilliam Randolph. Hears tbs Los Angeles EXAMINER'- managed to, meet the. dead
u_ i .n. i -> . r>* t . i i i : ..t j_i_ *
toward the return of persons, of Japanese descent'to
California,' 48 nisei serwicumeh who have fought with
the US -forces in the Philippines campaign recently
forwarded a scorching letter to the EXAMINER stating
the papers attitude "aeerts to indicate that it should
be circulated in Japan or Gemanyt
Hie Japanese American GI. s, alL non-commissioned
officers in the Philippines, declared: -
- "The attitude-of your paper in regards to the Japa-
nese relocateos in California seems to indicate that it
should be. clrcualtsd in Japan or Germany. It is
that different races .are considered superior than ethers
and tha.t racial prejudices are instigated. Your article,
of the "unhappy meeting of the Marines and the reloca-
tees was badly colored and biased as the broadcasts of
"Tokyo Rose" herself. .
- "If the Karines you depleted were veterans of combat,
we know such thoughts would not have entered their minds,
if they were net igijcrar.t of the Nisei in the Pacific.
Thousands of-Marinos and Infantry soldiers owe their.,
lives to the sobs of th'fts'o so-tabbed" 'humble ,and, apolo-
getic4 "evacueos. '''Many of "the evacuees have sons wbp
rescued that 'lost battalion In Franco not long ago..
Then the veil of-secrecy can be lifted upon the activi-
ties .of the Nisei .in the. Pacific, the -public will know
of their loyalty.. They have fought shoulder to shoulder
with the Marines on Tarawa, Guadalcanal, Saipan, etc.
"For we Nisei" in the Facific, that article was a
Pearl Harbor stab-in-back and-we consider -the reporter
to be more Jap than ourselves.
"At a time when we should be humble and thankful to
God for bringing this .war. to, a hasty conclusion", you
dare to fan the ashes of hatred among mankind;/'
The letter was signed- by the following American sol-
diers of Japanese ancestry in-the Manila area:
S/ggiS. K. Fukumoto, Masac Inada, Sojiro Takamura,
Mac Shintaku, H. Minatc and George Chuman.
SGT3. I. Yego, Harry Ota, S. Miyazano, if. -Stanley,
Yamashita, Tetsushi Uratsu, Tots Ochi, H. Matsunaga,
Elmer Yoshino,Masakazu Suzuki, Sumio Ta-kehara, Tsutpmu
Honda, Roy H.Uno, James A* Nageo, Joe-' Ohno, Hoko Gushi-
ken, Sherman Kishi, Joe fajita, Toshi-o Odano, Harry.
Muraoka, Saxton Horii, Takeshi- Sugimoto, Katsugo Akiyama,
Tamiki Kayeda, S. G.-Sait-o, Satoshi Hata, Jun Oya, Joe
Sasaki, Kane Senda, Shiro -Tokuno, George PILrata, Harry
Tsutaui, Yoshi -Shigemura-.," Harry Toda and -Ben Oshita. 1
CPLS.- Satoru Kuwaye, H. Okaza-ki, John Yoshida, Har-..
old Fujimoto, Jack D. Ishii,-Ichiro Ito, George Haya-
kawa and Mas Horiuchi.
line--somehow or other-.
In this :respect 'an ex-
cerpt from an editorial
"The Final Issue" in the
Gila NEV/S-COURIER--w h i c h
describos tynically a news-
paper staff in any- center--
is hereby quoted: '
. "It was a group that al-
lowed for individual faults
arid' learned to get along in
spite of differences.York,
which might have been done'
in a cut'and dried monoto-
nous routine with each per-
son doing his assigned task
.'and no mere, was instead
done or. a 'cooperative basis
where everyone willingly
gave part of his time to
help out'another in-need.
Into each persons mind un-
consciously- seeped the gen-
eral atmosphere of friend-
liness and helpfulness If
we learned nothing else,
we did learn to appreciate
Jarch-:Bphon,* 5V£i**ar\.c3 of-
ficer,, is ,sm i lipgLy-handing
out cigars thisyfeeE. Reason:
A 7-pound boy, born Tuesday
morning, at the. Colo rado
Springs hospital* . *
Congratulation s, Ja ckI
"Hie public sentiment
around in LA is.- favorable
.to us, but the housing
problem is still.awful."
.,-So -wrote Yu taka Kubota,
former chief translator-of
the PIONEER Japanese sec-
tion staff who recently re-
turned to Los Angeles. 6__________________._________FINAL EDITION_________________September 15, 1945
The following message was received by'
<*.able from Honolulu, signed by five for-
mer members of Amaoha 1s appointed person-
nel now located in Hawaii:
"Greetings from Hawaii with the dawn
of a new era of peace in the Pacific.
Much though we regret the misery and
suffering caused by the war throughout
the world, we can again face forward and
resume with greater confidence our par-
ticipation in a new and greater progress
than the world has ever seen. There will
be many friends and neighbors to help us,
encourage us, and work with us. Best
wishes for a rousing success."
Dr. John and Elizabeth Rademaker
(Un iversity of Hawaii)
Paul Freier (Navy)
Bill Hanner (Hilo hospital)
Grace Lewis (Kohala high school)
To All Amacheans;
It has been a privilege to have served
you as high school principal for the last
three years. I shall always remember the
cooperative student body and the many
parents who-helped us create e high school
on the dusty hill of the center. I re-
member my heartache as I observed train-
loads of evacuees, Americas war casual-
ties, arrive at the center, Now it has
been gratifying to bid you as
you leave with restored faith and hope
to resume your lives in either new or
former homes.
To all teachers, assistants, and jan-
itors, both appointed and resident, who
Y/orked faithfully, remembering the words
of Tagore, "He who teaches a child labors
with God in His workshop," I extend my
sincere thanks. To Mr.-Paul Terry and
Dr, Lloyd Garrison and to the project
staff go my respect and appreciation for
their wise guidance and consideration,
Mrs. Walther, Karel Jean, and I recall
gratefully the courteous' hospitality of
the residents of 6F block, with whom we
lived for a year.
Sincerely yours,
Herbert K. Walther
Homzvmg im TmAU£R
Uhkis Now Awake able
More FPHA housing in the form of
trailer units is now available at Long
Beach, Calif,, according to a teletype
received this week by Walter J. Knodel,
relocation program officer. These units
are l&cated at Los Cerritos- Trailer court
at Webster and Judsen streets and at 17-th
and Oregon streets.
The trailers are fully furnished, ex-
cept for dishes and bedding,and .rent for-
$24 a month ($10 deposit), If more than
one trailer is needed for a family, ad-
ditional ones may be obtained, if justi-t
fled, for $8 a month. As vacancies occur
in regular PUPA apartments,trailer ocou-
Two Horje Host&ls
Open Im Califorhia
WATSONVILLE, Calif.--The Monterey Hos-
tel, Pearl and El Bstero streets, for-
merly the Presbyterian church, was opened
for occupancy recently, with Reverend
Asano and Y. Manakn ns comanagers.
The rates are 75 cents a, day for em-
ployed adults and 50 cents a day for un-
employed adults, and half rates for 'chil-
dren under 10. .
Flans are being made to arrange for
meal service at an early date. The hos-
tel will accommodate about 35 persons,
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VISALIA, Calif.--The local Buddhist
temple and hall, recently converted into
a hostel for returnees, is now open and
being used by many who are returning to
this area. Reverend, and Mrs. Z, Kawasaki
are in Charge of the hostel, which is
located at 514 East Center street.
In a letter received by Jaimes G. Bind-
ley, project director, from Miss Margaret
Masuoka,former imache high school student
who recently returned to Sebastopol,
Calif., after mentioning one incident that
occurred some time ago, sh.e went on to
"After that incident it was reported
to the sheriff and the sheriffwent right
to work. Now everything is just going
along swell. The people on the street
are very friendly and nice. There prob-
ably are some in town but we haven't mot
one yet who gave us a "Jap" look.
"Schools out here are swell, Ihe prin-
cipal came out to see us and helped us
enroll. The high school teachers and the
WRA are doing a swell job starting a hos-
tel and doing most everything by them-
selves, It sure gives you a swell feel-
ing to know that you can depend on the
WRA officers for help,"
Frank Tsucbiya, owner of the Grans.da
Fish, market and also associated with the
California Fish company, Los Angeles, in
a recent letter to Project Director James
G. Lind ley'says in part;
"I-notice by the PIONEER the relocation
pace has greatly a>ccolerated--now tho war
is o-verso the most ardent 'die-hards'
will have to get out...The sooner the
people leave camp, the better it will be
for them.
"When I first made my trip to Los An-
geles in Mfrch, I saw only a few Japanese
but today they are all over town. Most
of them regret the fact they did not leave
the center sooner. Housing is very acute
but the early relocatees by'coming out
early havo.been able to find houses,
"There havent been any unpleasant in-
cidents at all,"
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pants will be given consideration on the
basis of time of their arrival and date
of application for regular apartment.
Further information may be obtained
at the relocation program office.

September 15, 1945.
- . t i
The rescinding of Army
restrictions does not af-
fect those persons under
the Department of Justice
detention orders,accord-
ing to statements of the
War Department, the West-
ern Defense Command and the
The Justice Department
stop list includes ail in-
dividuals who have renounced
_Fage 7
t-llltHfL KlE^UiLAV1110101%
Although "all individual
exclusion orders heretofore
issued by Western Defense
Command "have been rescinded,
effective S t. 5, aliens
are not on the Justice
Department stop list and
their American citizenship
or who are in the process
of renouncing it.
Pimuc SPRooLaMJiifiscM
The official text of public Proclamation No. 24 as
issued by the Western Defense Command,' effective Sept.
5, terminating- Army restrictions of the movements of
persons of Japanese ancestry follows:
"TO: The people within the States of Arizona, Calif-
ornia^ Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Wash-
ington, and the public generally:
"Whereas, the Imperial Japanese Government has pro-
claimed the surrender of its armed forces to the Allied
forces: and whereas, the present military situation no
longer requires, as' a matter of military necessity,
certain restrictions heretofore' imposed within desig-
nated areas of the Western Defense- Command; and where-
as, the Secretary of War has designated the undersigned
as the military commander to carry out the duties and
responsibilities imposed by Executive Order No. 9G:66,
dated 19 February 1941,' for that portion of the Unite d
States embraced, in the Western Defense Command, and
authorized the undersigned to modify or "ancel any or-
ders issued under the said executive order by former
commanding generals- of the Western Defense Command.
"Now, therefore, I-, H. C. Pratt, Major General, II.
S. Army, by virtue of the authority vested In me by the
President of the United States and by the Secretary of
War, and my powers and prerogatives as Commanding Gen-
eral, Western Defense Command, do hereby declare, and
proclaim that:' '
"1. AH individual exclusion orders heretofore is-
sued by the Commanding General, Western Defense Com-
mand, and now in effect are rescinded.
"2. The effect of the rescission of Paragraph 1
hereof is to remove all restrictions heretofore imposed
by or because of individual exclusion orders Issued by
the Commanding General, Western Defense ; Command. All
persons permitted to return to'the West Coast areas by
reason of rescission, of individual exclusion orders,
should be accorded the same treatment and allowed to
enjoy the same privileges accorded law-abiding Ameri-
can.- citizens or residents.
"3. This proclamation shall not affect any offense
heretofore committed, nor any conviction orpenolty in-
curred because of violations of the provisions of pub-
lic proclamations, civilian exclusion orders, civilian
restrictive orders or individual exclusion orders here-
tofore issued..
"4. A^l public proclamations and civilian restric-
tive orders, insofar as they are in conflict with this
proclamation, are amended accordingly.
"5. All public proclamations, civilian exclusion
orders, civilian restrictive orders and individual ex-
clusion orders herein referred to are those issued by
the Commanding General, Western Defense Command.
"6. This proclamation shall become effective at mid-
2400 PWT, 4 September 1945."
therefore eligible to relo-
cate wherever they choose
must still abide in all
respects with the regula-
tions of tiie Department of
Justice, now the sole au-
thority in control of,their
They must carry with them
at all times the Alien Reg-
istration Certificate is-
sued by the Immigration and-
Naturalization Service.
They must report all
changes of address to the
Alien Registration Divi-
sion, Immigration and.Nat-
uralization Service, Phila-
delphia, Fa. (Alien Reg-
istration Change of Address
card, Form AR~H* obtain-
able at .any first class
postoffice> )
Travel pdrmlt issued for
departure from the center
will.set forth the alien's
itinerary, and if he stops
before reaching his desti-
nation named, or otherwise
deviates from the itiner-
ary, he must notify the US
attorney of the district he
is in of'his presence there.
Upon reaching his destina-
tion. he should consult the
US attorney's office regard*
ihgfthe geograrphi'cffl* Him ts;
within which he may travel,
without permit.
Additional specific reg-
ulations are in force for
aliens wh.o are under Depart-
ment of Justice parole or
are involved in proceedings
with the Immigration and
Naturalization Service with
regard to their residential
status in the United States,
who may be cleared by the
Justice Department to leave
the center under specified
All of the regulations
of the Department of Jus-
tice which were in force
during the war still are in
effect and must be observed
in full until they are re-
scinded or modified. De-
tailed information regarding
procedures necessary to
avoid violations may be
obtained at the relocation
program office.
/s/ H. C. Pratt
Major General, U.
All en are born equal
and some of us are unfor-
tunate enough to remain in
that state. Claude Callan,
Kansas City Times,

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Here are some interesting statistical data revealed
by Joseph Buckley, center statistician, yesterday.
In births, in which there were 408, Dr. Stork ran
neck and neck in male and
Given Sisters
Misses Hisaye andShige-
kc Eamaoka (7G 113) were
awarded scholarships by the
Amache Student Scholarship
Fund Society committee, an-
nounced Y Yoshizawa of the
committee yesterday. Ilisa-
ye is matriculating at Uni-
versity of Minnesota, Minne-
apolis, Minn while Shigeko
wall attned Hamline univer-
sity at, St. Paul, Minn.
Y. Yoshizawa, publicity
chairman, succeeded Dr. Taka-
shi Terami as treasurer of
the Student Scholarship
Fund Society Dr. Terami
was one of the organizers
of the fund society. The
com littee extends its sin-
cere appreciation to him
for all his unselfish ef-
forts to help the local
high school graduates, stat-
ed Yoshizawa
Marine Colonel
Hits Racism
PHOENIX, Ariz.--Lieut.
Col, George Rich of the
Marine Corps, a veteran of
combat action in the Paci-
fic, told an audience here
recently of the courage
and loyalty of American
soldiers of Japanese de-
scent who have served with
the Marines in the South
Colonel Rich declared,
"If this (nisei) boy hasn't
got the right to go back
home and be honored and
respected as a good Ameri-
can, if anyone says he
can't,he'^il have to answer
to me."

7:00 p.m.---8F Mess hall
7:00 p.m.12H Mess hall
"LAURa," featuring Gene
Tierney and Dana Andrews,
will start on its abbrevi-
ated two-night run tonight,
Tonight's showing ori-
ginally scheduled for 6G
mess hall has been changed
to 8F.
female deliverieslatter
winning out by a close mar-
gin, 205 to 203,
Sands of time ran out on
105 Amache evacuee residents.
There were nearly double
the deaths in males than in
females,which Buckley said
-was due to large proportion
ofmenbeing in a much older
age bracket than women. In
addition, the older-age men
greatly outnumbered women.
Camp population reached
its peak- here in October,
1942, when there were 7,567
Amacheans on census roll.
Total number of evacuees
processed through the cen-
ter was 10,324, through
various transfers in. Of
them,- the transfer here
from the 'Tule Lake (Calif.)
relocation center of 1,017
during segregation was the
largest "migration" -in
two groups: 5 71 on Sept. 13
and 446 on Sept. 19, 1943.
On June 21, 1944, 5 3 0
transferees arrived on the
center from Jerome (Ark.)
relocation center when that
camp, was disbanded.
Total center population
as of last Thursday was
2,537, or approximately 40
per cent of the population
in Amache on January 2 of
this year.
NOV/ that the Co-op bar-
ber shop is closed, there's
a new demand for violins
_______ September 15, 1945
Takeo Miyania went to work
in the city's Municipal-
bus barn, thus precipitating
a controversy among some of
his fellow workers--but he
had an unexpected, champion
in Chief Radio Technician
Harold Stone, San Francisco
naval hero of the aircraft
carrier Franklin.
Stone said: "Good luck
and I hope you get your
chance to work here. I think
you have a right to a job."
The Navy man, holder of
the Silver Star for gal-
lantry in action, told ma-
chinists who protested wli-
yama's right to work:
I didn' t go out to
fight in the Pacific so
people with differently
colored skins would be dis-
criminated against when I
got home."
The sailor faced the
protesting worker s and
strongly argued the case
for Miyama.
''WE THE PEOPLE "broadcast
tomorrow night ,8:30 o'clock
(MWTj, will feature Henry
Gosho, former nisei sergeant
with the Merrills Marauders
in the Burma campaign,
Gosho won the Bronze Star
medal for combat intel'lif
gence work and jungle fight-
ing during Merrills 900
mile march behind Japanese
lines in Burma.
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the Japanese
zens league to
vited in Denver
I was told that
around the camp*
(dp') LE of the queerest things about race prejudices
is the way they are held by people who are them-
selves victims of .race prejudice. At a meeting of
. , . American Citi-
XL HAYAKAWA whichIwas in.
(CHICAGO DEFENDER) the other night,
there are many
Japanese Americans who, although vigorously protesting
race prejudice when it applied to them, had strong pre-
judices themselves against other minorities, such as
Mexicans, Negroes and Jews.
The Japanese American Citizens League is combating
such prejudices among their own group with the very
sensible argument, "How do you expect others to stop
being prejudiced against you if you insist on having
similar prejudices yourself?"
Unfortunately, the point is hard to get across to
many members of minority groups. The reason is not far
to seek. The victim of discrimination is simply con-,
soling himself by finding someone else to discriminate
against. "I may be low down," a Japanese American may
say to himself, "but at least Im not as low down as
those Mexicans." Or the Negro may say, "I may be low
down, but at least I'm not as bad as those Jews."

Septebmer 15, 1945_______
miP/AM' ID SlAlfcT :
Vancouver, BC Move-
ment of some 12,000 Japan-
ese --more than half of the
total in Canada-back to
Japan is expected to begin
within a few months.
T. B. Pickersgill, head
of the Japanese division,
department of labor, said
OTTAWA, Canada--In a brief submitted to the Under-
secretary of State Norman Robertson and the Minister of
the repatriation o'f Japan-
ese in Canada wishing to
return to their homeland
would.get underway "just as
soon as practicable."
S C im OIL M, IK. % IHHII ii* S O IF if IE it IE O
mi *
A $600 Scholarship for
the year 194 5-46 to., b. e
awarded to .a nisei evacuee
student has been announced
by,the Reed_college, Port-
land, Ore., this week.
The scholarshlpis spon-
sored by the Portland Citi-
zens-! Aid Re--
location, and the funds have
been provided bv the Reed
college and a group of
an,onynO'us donors. The award
will be made by the presi-
dent of the college on the
basis of .intellectual abil-
ity, scholastic aptitude,
and potential capacity for
Applications for. the
scholarship should be made'
to the Director of Admis-
sions, Reedcollege, Port-
land 2, Ore. Any Am ache
high sphool graduate who
is interested in applying
for this scholarship should
see Mrs. Katherine Stegner,
No Departure Cancellations.
The points in the administrative notice released by
the.-Washington (WRA) office regarding the scheduling
of'departures from, the-Granada relocation center during
Septemberand October, 1945, were printed 'ih full in
the Aug. 11 issue of the PIONEER.
Point 6 says; "The project director should follow
through to see that each resident leaves on scheduled
date of departure." ' ' '
Many.people have requested reservations for coaches
leaving on scheduled dates and then at the last minute
have cancelled their reservations and set'a later date
for departure.. This practice must -cease.' When we or-
der a car from the railroad company we guarantee a cer-
tain number of tickets. Cancellations have caused.-me receive both- letters and phone calls from high of-
ficials In -the Santa Fe Railway company*seying' they
will not be able to continue to furnish special coaches
and Pullmans unless we -live up to our agreements. We
-are going to live up to them. No' cancellations will
be allowed except In cases of criticalillness or death*
Be prepared to go through with your obligations.
A very attractive schol-
arship offer to nisei stu-
dents has been announced
by -President Wiley Lin Hurie,
College of the Ozarks,
Clarksville, Ark. Hewrites;
"A friend cf the College of
the Ozark's, who is very
much interested in ourJapa-
nese Americans, has offered
to give. 10 scholarships of
$200 each to any American
of Japanese ancestry who
has graduated from high
school 'and who wants to
study at this college."
This is a fully accred-
ited 4-year college and
ranks among the highest of
educational institutions.
Any Amache graduate who is
interested ih this opportu-
nity may write directly to
the president of the col-
lege or to Mr. A* N. Ragen,
WRA District Relocation Of-
ficer, 813 Pyramid BuildingT
Little Rock, Ark.
room 6, North Ad building,

James G. LInddjey
" Project Director
Labor Humphrey Mitchell by
a delegation from -the Coop-
erative Committee .on Japan-
ese Canadians,a protest has
been raised against the gov-
ernment 's.plan for repatri-
ating .Japanese Canadians..
The Cooperative Commit-
tee represents some 40 or-
ganizations concerned with
safeguarding the rights of
loyal persons of Japanese
"Those' who for any rea-
son may have signed the ap-
plication to go to Japan
be informed that they are
free to reverse their de-
cision and to register their
change of mind accordingly;"
the brief urged-; In addi-
tion, it stated that the
Japanese Canadians should
be indemnified for losses
suffered- through forced
evacuation from the Faci-
fi-c coast, that full citi-
zenship rights be .restored
to them,' and .that a feder-
al agency similar to the
Department of Veterans 1 Af-
fairs be established 'to as-
sist with the rehabilita-
tion-of loyal Japanese Can-
adians .
Secretary Robertson said
the government will not em-
ploy fascist or, "racist"
tactics againstthe Japan-
ese Canadians.
Kenzie Tanaka, chairman
of the Japanese Canadian
Committee for Democracy and
one of the delegates, as-
serted -the Japanese Cana-
dians' -have given .full co-
operation to the govern-
ment in the various secu-
rity measures. An example
of this was their volun-
tary enlistment for special
service in the Canadian ar-
my, he added.
Mrs Don a 1 d A- Brown,
secretary-treasurer of the
Employees' Supply: club, has
announced that membership
was closed Septa 1, iii or-
der to simplify the liquida-
tion of the alub. Member-
ship will be refunded on
demand,-but- anyone termina-
ting service at Amache may
retain his membership in
the club'in order to share
in the final disposition of
surplus fund's, If desired.

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Page 10___________________________ FINAL EDITION
SEPT. 8;
Satoshi Saneto, Cleve-
land, Ohio.
Saizo and Kijiu Matsuda,
Kansas City, Mo,
George Kawnhara,Livings
ston, Calif.
Marjorie, Alcene, Joji,
Jerry, Joy and Dennis Aka-
hoshi, Oakland, Calif.
Yutaka Kinoshita, Los
Angeles, Calif.
Roger Tokunnga, Lincoln,
SEPT. 9;
Masaii Shiino, Los An-
geles, Calif.
Saburo Tani, Los Angeles,
SEPT. 10:.
Nakasuke and Toshiye
Kunibe, Denver, Colo.
Harukichi Takeno, Bridge-
ton, NJ.
Heigoro and Kinu'Yoshi-
no, Livingston, Calif.
Chiyomatsu Yamamoto,
Marysville, Calif.
Kojiro and Kisoi Kamada,
Hawthorne, Calif.
Frank, Mary, Elsie and
Joyce Okuna, Stockton, Calif.
Yoneko, Masashi, Kikno'
and Reiko Morimoto, Los An-
geles, Calif.
Toshio and Albert Nishio,
Los Angeles, Calif.
Sam D o i, Los Angeles,
A r t M., Sue, Dorothy,
Frederick, William and Lind-
ley Toyama, Walnut Grove,
Cali f.
Zenshiro, Yei and Yuri-
ko Yuge, Turlock, Calif.
John a nd. Sayo Tokush ima,
Los' Angeles,. Calif.
George,Misao and Michi-
yo Sakogawa, lYalnut Grove,
Calif. .
Jim Marnetsuka, Denver,
Mary Miyashima, Mercpd
(hospital), Calif.
TomoyemonHagiwara, Santa
Rosa, Calif.
Tom Hamahashl, Chicago,
111. '
Matahei and Yei Nakahara,
Berkeley, Calif.
SEPT. 11:
J ohn I to, Kansas C ity, Mo.
. Fuji, Aiko,James, Terry,
Toshio and Hiroshi Funa-
yama, Denver, Colo.
SEPT. 12;
and Hisro Kochi, Sacramento,
Tsuruichi Terao, San
Francisco, Calif.
Tsuneno. Fu jii, Cleveland,
Urajiro Ishizaka, Denver,
Yasujiro, Iso and Shizu-
ko, Hood, Calif.
Masahiko and Kuni Wad a,
Seattle, Wash.
Yukuno Takeuehi, Sacra-
mento, Calif.
Edmund Kubo, Los Angeles,
Mutsuko,- Fumiko, Hisao
and Kunio Homma, Seattle,
Noma Fukumitsu, Yuba
City, Calif.
Yasukichi .and Yasuno
Matsumoto, Loomis, Calif.
Shinzo, Kiwa, Alyce and
Seishi Inouye,Los Angeles,
Hilda, Michael and Shir-
ley Yoshida, Denver, Colo.
Margie and Margaret B.
Nakayama/ Walnut Grove,
.FlorenceM urakcmi, Chi-
cago, 111,
Sankichi Nakai, Tacoma,
Tatsujiand Takayo Fuji-
mitsu, Warren, Utah.
Tomik), Raymond and Lor-
raine Yamasaki, Petaluma,
Roy Suzuki, Modesto,
Eizaburo Sugano, Los An-
geles, Calif.
Tamotsu Isutsui, Sacra-
mento, Calif.
Masa and Eizu Ojima,
Sacramento, Calif.
Shirley and Norman Naka-
hara, Berkeley, Calif.
Fude Yamamoto, Turlock,
Cali, f.
KiichiroMiki, Cleveland,
Joe Ml Jiobu, Los Ange-
les, Calif,
Sunao and Toshiko Maki-
no, Chicago, 111.
Akito, Eatsuko, Xtaru
and Ruriko Maeda, Hawthorne,
Yuki and Sammy Shimada,
Denver, Co-lo. .
SEPT. 14:
Kisaburo and Toyo Goi,
Sacramento, Calif,
Eitaro, Fuyuno, Sakaye
and Chizuru Kr.washiri,
Berkeley, Calif.
. Toichi Koide, Berkeley,
Kusutaro Kato, Los An-
geles, Calif.
Ben Kusaba,Walnut Grove,
Zenichi Uto, Stockton,
September 15, 1945
Kazuki, Kimiyo, Mito, Kazu-
ko, Shizuko, Nobuko and Taka-
ichi Tomita; Orland, Calif.
Miyoshi,Moi, Akiko, Taka-
shi and Yeiki Mametsuka,Or-
land, Calif.
Hoshitaro, Haruyo, Yoshi-
ko, Setsuko, Toshiye, Sumi
Hoshiro,Haruto and Satsuki
Tranai, Orland, Calif.
Yoshimoto Nagami, Los
Angeles, Calif.
Tomota,Shimae, Kiyoshi,
Yukie and Noboru Tateishi,
Orland, Calif.
Yotaro and Haki Yamagami,
Denver, Colo.
WaichiKuritsubo, Orland,
Takeo, Momoe, Hideko,
Fujie, Yayeko, Mas go and
Takako Tomita, Orland, Calif.
Miyoye, Sachiko and Shin-
ji Takahashi,Walnut Grove,
Haruko, Takashi, Kazuko,
Kaoru, Satoru and Manabu
Kurisako, Orland, Calif.
Toshiyuki and Haruno
Okano, Shelton, Wash.
Eiji Tamoi, Lodi, Calif.
Shokichi Tanaka, Lodi,
Takeo, Fumiko, Betty,
Alice,Momoye, Mido, Bessie
and Toyo Komatsubara, Yuba
City, Calif.
Kanekichi Kobuke, Wal-
nut Grove, Calif.
Yoshikichi Sasano, Los
Angeles, Calif.
Frank and Chiyono Shige-
no, Denver, Colo.
Gonshiro S.eno, Chico,
Cali f.
Kikuyo Watanabe, Los
Angeles, Calif.
.Ted,Mume and Helen Aka-
hoshi, Los Angeles, Calif..
Fujie, Peter, Theodore
and Arlene Handa, Living-'
ston, .Calif.
SEPTm 15:
Iku,Mieko,Etsuko, Benny
and Bill Akutagawa,SanFran-
cisco, Calif.
Yachiyo Osaiima, Los An-
geles, Calif.
Lillian and Phillip Yo-
naki, Detroit, Mich,
Hisae and PeggyShizuru,
Colorado -Springs, Colo.
Nobuyeand Toshiko Kuma-
gai, Denver, Colo.
Haruko, Tsutaye and Shige-
nobu Nakaba, Denver, Colo.
Seisaku Sakaguchi, Den-
ver, Colo.
Chieko and Ronald Kubota,
Denver, Colo,
---continued on page 1L

September 15, 1945.
final edition.
............Page 11
SEPT. 15;
Fred" Oniki, Omaha, Netr.
Uichi, Sugino, Louis and
George H i ra g a, Detroit
Teru Shirakawn, Los An-
geles, Calif.
Sue Ishida, Chicago, ID,
Fumiko ^ugnmura, New
York, NY.
Tsuruko Yaffaki, Chicago,
Haruichi and Ishi Ohta,
Detroit, Mich,
Ehiko Ogawn, Detroit,
Chizuye and Jane Izuno,
Detroit, Mich.
Kate and Isabella Tanji
Livingston, Calif.
Masuichi Qmaye, ^olusa,
Tayeko and Glenn Bbqwru*
Denver, Colo,
SEPT. 16.:
Minoru Iwamura, Los An-
geles, Calif.
Kimi, Gloria and Arthur
Sato, Denver, Colo,
Mis no, Etsuko and Kimi-
ko Inaba, Denver, C0b ,
Toshiko, Naomi, Takaye
and Hideyuki Hnyashi, Den-
ver, Colo.
Hatsuko Morimoto, Fres-
no, Calif.
Hatsuyo, Yaye and Qiiye
Tanaka, Sacramento, Calif.
Mitsfcitaro and TsuruNaka,-
anapolis, Ind,
Fujie and Julia'Hnyashi-
da, Denver, Colo.
Shizuka Aril, Walnut,
Grove, Calif.
Henry H. and Rei Okud e,
Seattle, Wash*
Tomeiohi Mayeda, Long
Beach, Calif*
Yo§hikazu, Kateu, Mieko
and Hisae Uyehara, Lo.n g
Beach, Calif#
Kiyo and T: re Hashimoto,
Redding Ridge, Conn,
Gishiro, fcmo, Takako,
Sumiko and Naomi Okikawn,
Tacoma, Wash.
Aijiro and Pumi Saip,Den-
ver, Colo.
Isamu and MaSako Pujitr,
Los Angeles, Calif.
Saikichi, Tsuya, Edna,
Marie and Everett Fujihara,
Sebastopol, Calif.
Rinzaburo, J. T., Taki.
and Tokiko Kanda, Its Apngel-
es, Calif.
SEPT. 20:
Michitaro, ,Toyono, Joseph-
ine and Ichiro N a r u i Shi,
Qxi cago. 111.
Yukiko, Tayemi and Hared
Oknda^ C hicago, 111.
Shuhei, Ruth, Irwin and
Joyce Hirano, San Jose, Calif
Harry H., Neka end Hats urn e
Akaki, St, Paul, Minn.
Masao Chibn, Wood land,
Sacramento, Calif, Johnny Kawamura, Los An-
Shigeru Nakagaki, Sacra- geles, Calif,
mento, Calif. Y., Hannah and Ro n -
Kuhei and Kima Homaokd, aid Hamatnka, Sacramento,
Denver, Colo, Calif.
Sakitaro Natsuhara, Yuba Chiyao and Shimae Ari-
City, Calif. moto. Walnut Gr0ve, Calif.
Yen Abe, Chicago, 111. -%a, Miohiyo, Pearl,
Kakichi and Sono Sagare, Kenji and Nora Kino shit a,
Sacramento, Calif, Walnut Grove, Cplif,
Itaro, Sawano and Ben Shuhei and Miitsuru EUru-
Shimomura, Cacramento, Calif ye, Ft. Lupton, Colo,
SEPT. 17: S_2PT. 21;
cJvik'ahisa Yoshino, Salt Tomoyemon Hagiwara, Santa
Lake City, Utah. &osa, Calif.
Tomoichi and Asayo Kawa- SEFT. 22;
oka, Watsonville, Calif.; Prank K., Kimi, Karen,
Kamenoshin and Kazu Maye-Kirby and Steve Kawa, Sacra -
da, Watsonville, Calif. mento, Calif,
Kiyoharu, Kiyo, Hiroshi Fred, Yoshikb and Robert
and Yoshiharu Matsuyama, Furukawa, Berkeley, Calif,
Los Angeles, Calif. Suyekichi, Matsuyc, Yoshi-
Toshiko, Kenichi and no and Dale Kusaba, Walnut
Sumiye Takahashi, San Fran- Grove, Calif,
cisco, Calif* Tatsuye, Michio and Miyo-
SEHT. 19: ko Ono, I3en\rer, Colo.
"Takeshi, Yukon o, Yasuko, Hisaichi and Yukiko' I to,
Hiroko and 8i Iamooka,Nt|jo, Los Angeles, Calif,
Salif. Ken and Sumie Iba. Los
Cbizuko, Setsuko wid Angeles, Calif.
MaSaru Domoto, Denver, Cob. Yoshiko, Buy, Sam, B h,
Tomiko and Eugene Is- Dick, Frank and Jimmy Yoshi-
mura, ^enver, Colo, da. Living'ton, Calif,
Frances Okaj^csbcs, I nd i Kanichi, Toshie and Mr sake
Christmas packages t o
the GI*s overseas must b e
mailed during Sept. 15 t o
Oct. 15, preferably by Oob
No usuaj special request
from the soldier recipient
is required for packages
mail.e d during this period.
Nakamura, Sacramento, Calib
Earuhiko, Ayako, Yu kin
ojid Joyce Otsuji, Qortez,
Sijiro Machida, Co vine,
Roy and I k u n o Shino,
Chicago, 111,
Ayano Kobuke, Walnut
Grove, Calif.
HiyoZaemon, Shina, Osa-
mu, Motoye, Tomio, Yukiy^
Nobuko and Chiyono Hama-
tani, W; lnut Grove, Calif*
Asaka, Fujiko, Hatsue,
Ray, Toshiko, Eideo add
Kenneth Takata, Petaluma,
Sakae and Hatsuyo Yoshi-
kado, Fresno, Calif,
Hajime, Mary and Gary
Kinoshita, Lcs Ange'JoS,
Kumaichi and Fujino Tb-
kata, Petaluma, Calif,
Hikohei and Ben II. Hashi-
moto, Turlock, Calif,
Haruo, Mary and Kuwa
Asai, Walnut Grove, Calif.
SEPT. 25:
Tovosaburo Takah as hi,
Cortez, Calif.
jFusaye, Kazuko, Yoshi-
haru Ishihara, Cbrtez, Calif,
Tamiko, Haruo, Keiko
and Samaye O.tsuji, San-
ger, Calif*
Sachi Noda, San Franciseq,
SEPT. 26:
Hiehijiro and Tomie Ito,
Sebastopol, Calif,
SEPT. 27;
Heigoro and Kimj YasrMj3B^
Livingston, Calif,
SEPT. 29;
Kazuo, Kiyoe andMa^NiEwA
do, Madera, C"lif
Hakuzo, Tomo and Honakc
Watanabe, Santa -^osa, Calif
Unoeuke Knratsu, Lcs An-
geles, Calif,
Ichizo, Mayu find Tt*h Ifo
*uruta, Santa Rosa,. Calif,
John Yamada, Los An-
geles, Calif*
ffEPT. ,30-t 1 .
Mngafumi Nomura, Los An*
geles, Calif,
Bunzo, Alive and parole
Kazuko Sato, Denver, Polo,

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|yELL. folks, here he is at last 2 To
ar.ta Anitans Lil Meebo nyeds no
introduction but former Keroediana may
want to know who he is and where^he
came from.
The little tyke w p s o h r 1 s t ened
"Ueebo by Mary Oynma, who suggested
the contraction of nisei boy."
\1Len Santa Anitans were relocated
to Granada, T-Teebo was left behind for
a while.
Today Meebo is discarding his jockey
costume for warmer clothes,
with the aid (?) of his new
pals, reading from top, to
y bottom', Suzie Heby Lamar,
Johnson and Lil Joe.
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Page 2 ........'.,J...PIONEER EXTRA __________________________July 12, 1945
simultaneously* The following is the
schedule for the closing of relocation
Granada on or before October 15*
Central Utah and Minidoka on or be-
fore November 1
Heart Mountain and Gila River on or
before November 15*
Colorado Riv^r and Manzanar on or be-
fore December 1*
Rohwer on or before December 15*
In order to assure an, even, orderly
movement from the centers -and a well
planned program of assistance it is es-
sential that all r-asidents should .-decide
where they wish to relocate by September
1 at the latest. Our advice and assist-
ance to you cannot be made effective un-
til you have made that basic decision,
I am greatly pleased with the high degree
of success achieved by the more than
45,000 evacuees who already left reloca-
tion centers.
"The WRA is prepared to assist every
one of you to make similar successful
readjustment. As I have indicated on
various occasions at the .centers, there
is no such word as "cant" either in the
'vocabulary of the center: residents or in
the vocabulary of 'WRA
Dillon S. Myer
National WRA Directc

Vol. Ill No. 73
Amache, Colorado
Thursday, July 12, 1945_
mein id close on
Granada -will lead the parade of relocation, centers in the final phase of
the WRA center liquidation program# Rohwer (Ark.) relocation center is sched-
uled to he the last center to close, December 15.
Anticipated .shortage of transportation facilities, due to redeployment of
thousands of troops across the country in fall months, was given as reason for
the gradual closing of the centers, instead of closing them all simultaneously.
For an even, orderly movement from the centers -and a well planned assistance
program, it is essential that all residents should make their final resettle-
ment plans by September 1, Myer declared.
Text of Myers center closing announce-----------:--------------
ment follows: that we continue rendering this individ-
"As you all know, W RA is primarily a ualized type of assistance in relocation
service organization. Its main job is to until the very end of the program* In
help the people in relocation centers be- order to do this effectively however we
come established once again in private must have a comparatively even flow of
life. During the past three years, in movement out of the centers over the next
helping over 45,000 people to relocate, several months. Such a movement is es-
we have encountered almost every conceiv- sential in" order to insure continuously
able type of resettlement problem. . efficient, service inindividual or family
"Each family that has come forward for counseling, in travel arrangement for the
relocation assistance has presented a relocators,in transportation of personal
challenge to the energy and ingenuity of property, in finding housing accommoda-
'our staff members;no two cases have been tions for resettlers,and in all the other
lines of relocation assistance which WRA
is now in excellent position to provide.
'^5hose who advise, the residents of centers
to hang back or tell them that their prob-
lems are unsolvable,therefore, are doing
a jfcieist-,"*serious d$sservice. They are.not
only ignoring WRA's past record of relo-
cation assistance but are actually work-
ing against the welfare of the people
whom they pretend to help* We have con-
sidered the problem of rendering adequate
assistance on an individual basis to
every eligible family and every person
still residing in relocation centers* Wo
have alsv: given attention to the shortage
exactly alike. Yet, in all cases without, of'tran#£$>rtation facilities which will
exception, we have been able to help the inevitably become more acute in the fall
relocators in working out their own dis-\ months as additional thousands of troops
tinctive problems and In making an ade- are redeployed across the- country, Be-
quate adjustment. Never once have we cause of these pressing considerations
found an individual or family relocation we have decided on a gradual schedule for
problem which we considered unsolvable. closing relocation centers over a period
We do not expect to meet such problems of two months instead of closing them all
in the future. It is highly important -- continued on page 2----
I am very happy to transmit this
message just received from the. Direc-
tor I am happy that Granada has been
given the distinction of being chosen
to lead the way in the completion ef
7ffiAls program.

James G. Lindl^
Project Director