The Manzanar Free Press, in an editorial in its June 6 issue, expressed hope that "this legal technicality can be surmounted because we do not think the conscription of non-citizens who are loyal and faithful.....would violate the spirit of the Geneva conference."
The Geneva provision immobilizes approximately one-third of the available man power of the Manzanar community, the Free Press stated.
Meanwhile, more than 400 citizens of both sexes 16 years of age and older have been recruited for garnishing of camouflage netting.
The Free Press asserted that production would be accelerated if the Geneva provisions were waived because many of the Manzanar residents have been fisher folk.
Returns tabulated this morning showed that out of 5,545 persons who voted 4,064 indicated their desire to retain the present set-up while 1,119 were against the retention. Three hundred and sixty two persons did not vote.
Area Yes No Not Voting ---- --- -- ---------- A 1272 551 245 B 719 146 13 C 595 19 20 D 1478 403 86* _______________________ ----------------------- 4064 1119 362* *plus 46 unaccounted for.
Balloting was restricted to those over 16 years of age.
"The vote of confidence given us by residents of Camp Harmony will pave the way toward a smoother functioning at our relocation centers. Camp Harmony is merely a stop at the wayside but the experience here will go a long way toward unity, mutual cooperation and harmony at our future community," James Sakamoto, Chief Supervisor of the Japanese headquarters staff declared.
The vote of confidence was held to determine whether or not numerous criticisms ostensibly directed against the Japanese camp staff had any basis in fact. The plebiscite was held with the approval of WCCA headquarters.
At area meetings held prior to the distribution of the ballots a few
questions were raised asking why no differentiation was made between area
Japanese staffs headed by the respective area directors and the
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When the rains came to Area "A" the laments were many and long. People came into the showers in every-day shoes heavy with the mud of the streets. To come out from a shower with clean, dry feet, you needed wings.
So a few ingenious souls set about hewing "getas" out of spare pieces of lumber to solve the problem for themselves. The question, "What is needed to keep the feet dry?" was now answered. But the question, can we all make good "getas" remained unanswered. Many secured the wood and the tools and went to work -- only to trip and curse on their maiden voyages to the showers.
Making "getas," it turned out, was not just anybody's job. Anybody can
make a pair, yes. But to make a pair which would not endanger life and
limb, one needed skill and art and the love of good craftsmanship. And
that's where Toyonosuke Fujikado came into glory.
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The newly-weds are now occupying a "honeymoon haven" somewhere along Tenth Avenue.
Attending the bride was Miss Sumi Itami of Fife. Best man was Mr. George Inouye of Seattle, while the flower girl was Tatsuko Noritake of South Park.
After the ceremony a brief reception was held with ice cream among the items served. More than 200 were present.
Baishakunin were Mr. and Mrs. M. Uyegaki.
headed by Sakamoto.
It was pointed out that area staffs were a unit of the headquarters staff.
Voters were asked merely to indicate "yes" or "not" in reply to the query "please signify whether or not you have confidence in the present Japanese Administration." Ballots were in Japanese as well as English.
As a result of the outcome of the voting the present staff will carry on until such time that the Camp is moved to a relocation center. It was not indicated whether the administration would continue at the relocation center. In all likelihood, however, indications pointed to the dispersal of the Camp Harmony staff at the relocation center.
Four star acts in the show were Hiro Nishimoto's tenor rendition of "My Buddy"; News commentary by Po-po Yorozu, Kenji Okuda, and Henry Gosho; evacuee shibai by Kenji Okuda, Mike Hagiwara, and Henry Gosho.
The strip tease and can-can chorus artistically displayed the 'bawdy' beautiful to the balded headed row, and according to M.C. Beefo Amabe, 69 cents worth of coins were thrown on the stage accompanied by cries of, "Take 'em off!"
Koichi Hayashi's Harmonaires finished the show with Gay Gyser's Kindergarten of Musical Knowledge.
Members of the production include Pete Fujino, Mud Tsuchikawa, Junks Kurose, Terry Kurimura, Sab Ogishima, George Ishihara, Henry Yorozu, Hank Obata, Mich Shimomura, Mike Hagiwara, Hiro Nishimoto, Tats Ariyasu, Tats Uehara, Dyke Miyagawa, and the Harmonaires. Joanne Oyabe, Atsuko Yano, and Aki Fujino handled the wardrobe and makeup.
The next showing of the Beefo burlesque is scheduled for Area A. The show is waiting for favorable weather so it can be staged in the area's outdoor theater.
AREA B NEWS
As a third wedding anniversary token, the area work crew delivered a large load of wood to the doorstep of Mr. and Mrs. Minoru Masuda, but discovered afterwards that it wasn't the wood anniversary....Under Emi Kamachi, the area library opened its door recently
AREA C NEWS
With the hopes of filling up the youngster's idle moments, a boy scout movement has been instituted under Mamoru Takashima....along the entertainment line two movies were shown last week.
AREA D NEWS
Activity hour for boys will start this week under Dr. Robert Higashida. They will be taught wrestling, ping pong, carpentry and first aid....a choir party was held last night following their practice. Mariye Morimoto, Hisako Takahashi and Momoye Tada handled the refreshment.
Fujikado was one of the few who had solved the problem for themselves, and solved it successfully. Heeding the pleas of others who had not, he converted part of his room at A-5-36 into a workshop.
We joined a group of fellow Fujikado fans the other day, and watched the great man at his work.
We watched and asked questions and marvelled. He had, he answered, made 700 pairs of "getas" of all sizes and shape and height and people were asking for form. He does not charge for his work. The artisan is surviving the machine age. -- D.M.
For as soon as weather permits, a picked softball squad from Area B will invade Area A to play a double header. Led by Area Athletic Officer Tomeo Takayoshi the B team includes the following:
T. Kurimoto, H. Kiga, M. Hayashi, Y. Tsuji, W. Yanagimachi, W. Ihashi, T. Osaka, S. Takeuchi, M. Ozaki, Ed Kiyohara, A. Aratani, B. Kinoshita, G. Kimura, Y. Sagami, S. Sagami, P. Kozu, J. Asahara, K. Okada, M. Uchida, and S. Ogasawara, H. Nishimura, S. Hokari, J. Tachiyama, and T. Takayoshi.
If this inter-area experiment proves successful others may follow, Chick Uno, camp athletic officer announced yesterday. Thus far, softball, judo, basketball and boxing have been OK'd by WCCA officials as approved inter-area sports.
CLASS A CLASS B CLASS C W. L. W. L. W. L. Sec. 5... 2 1 Sec. 6... 2 0 Sec. 3/4... 4 2 Sec. 3... 1 1 Sec. 2... 1 0* Sec. 6..... 3 2 Sec. 2... 1 1 Sec. 1... 1 1 Sec. 1..... 3 3 Sec. 6... 1 1 Sec. 4... 1 1 Sec. 2..... 3 3 Sec. 4... 0 1* Sec. 3... 1 1 Sec. 5..... 1 4 Sec. 1... 0 1* Sec. 5... 0 2* No games played Results Results last week. Saturday, June 13 Friday, June 12 Sec. 3...5 Sec. 2 won over Sec. 6 Sec. 5...3 Sec. 3/4...4 Sec. 5...2 Sec. 1 vs. Sec. 2 (post- poned) Saturday, June 13 Sec. 2...5 Sec. 1...2 Sec. 6...4 Sec. 1...3 Sec. 3/4.9 Sec. 2...8
Going into the sixth inning, Section 3 was trailing 2-3 but hits by Kiyomizu, Kaz Kubo, Jackson Sonoda and Tanemura promptly dispatched the three runs across the platter.
R. H. Sec. 5.....111 000 0-3 5 Sec. 3.....002 003 X-5 8 Hayakawa and S. Noritake; G. Kubo and K. Kubo
Pacing the quartet is catcher Johnny Yoshida with .500 followed by first sacker Johnny Kawaguchi, pitcher Mits Kashiwagi and outfielder M. Nakamura.
Following are the averages of those who are batting .250 or over in two games: (Note: the 5-5 tie played between Sec. 1 and Sec. 4 is not counted in the batting averages as the game is to be played over.)
Ab. h. r. Pct. J. Yoshida(2)....4 2 0 .500 J. Kawaguchi(2)..7 3 1 .429 M. Kashiwagi(2)..5 2 1 .400 M. Nakamura(2)...5 2 0 .400 G. Fukano(3).....6 2 1 .333 J. Inouye(3).....6 2 1 .333 K. Yasuda(5).....6 2 0 .333 F. Fukano(3).....7 2 0 .286 M. Okazaki(5)....7 2 1 .286 F. Kanemori(5)...7 2 1 .286 K. Suguro(5).....7 2 0 .286 G. Hayakawa(5)...8 2 2 .250
"Every block (viz., - block 4 shown below) has a mess hall, recreation hall, ironing and laundry rooms" writes Eddie Kanno, formerly Camp Harmony Aea D resident.
Tulelake was originally built to house 10,000 evacuees but latest word from the Western Defense Command in San Francisco states that the center is being enlarged to accommodate 16,000 people.
Kanno, in a letter, asserts construction now under way will eventually take care of 19,000 Japanese.
The relocation center has 60 large warehouses to store evacuee's personal property which will eventually be transferred from government warehouses in Seattle, according to Kanno's letter.
A store is already in operation. The center has two fire houses and, apparently, adequate fire fighting equipment.
Self-government is yet to come to Tulelake but plans are being drawn up for evacuee administration.
The map below, drawn by Keith Oka, staff artist [the poor quality of the map prevented scanning, a recreated version is provided] shows the complete Tulelake layout. The upper half is of the entire camp while the lower portion is a block, broken down to show its component parts.
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