Vol. 1 No. 8

In this issue there appears to be a page numbering error since there is no page two and two page fours.

Camp Harmony News-Letter

Vol. 1 No. 8 -- Puyallup, Wash. -- June 25, 1942

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Delay in the distribution of the student relocation questionnaires has been due to an Army request, Miss Joan Hatton, national student relocation committee secretary, declared yesterday.

Miss Hatton pointed out that certain minor changes had been asked to be made by the Civil Affairs staff of the Western Defense Command.

The forms are being reprinted in San Francisco and will be distributed immediately upon receipt by Robert O'Brien, chairman of the Northwest Student Committee, and Miss Hatton.

The questionnaires, compiled by the national student relocation council will ask for information regarding grade point average, financial standing, special skills, college preference and work experiences as well as general ability.

The following groups are to fill out these questionnaires:

  1. High school graduates who have not yet attended college.
  2. Persons who have already attended college and wish to continue their studies; and
  3. Persons who wish to begin or continue graduate study.


Registration of all families began in Camp Harmony yesterday as the WCCA announced that free canteen coupon books will be distributed beginning July 1.

The long-promised coupon books have been here for two weeks but their distribution was held up pending re-arrangement of family classifications by the WCCA office.

Coupon books to be issued will be printed in $1, $2.50, and $4 denominations. The maximum allowance for any one family will be $6.50 per month.

The San Francisco headquarters of the WCCA stated that coupon books will be issued in accordance with the following schedule:

$2.50 per individual per month; $4 per couple per month and $1 for each individual under 16 years of age.

"An individual," the WCCA states, "is any person who has passed his 16-
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The Western Defense Command, through Commanding general John L. DeWitt, eased its check on all Japanese assembly and relocation centers this week with the announcement that roll call will hereafter be taken only at 9:30 p.m.


If the odor of our collective existence retains some affinity to civilization, it's because we have guys in our midst who are quietly and steadily giving out with swell performances on an assortment of smelly jobs. Without these unsung heroes, things most certainly would be in a stinking, sloppy mess. And so the lads who don the halo for this week are the unobtrusive custodians of camp sanitation -- they who swab and scrub and disinfect our latrines and washrooms and all the other possible sources of stink and disease. Sparky Kono, Ray Sugioka, Minoru Tai and Frank Hino will please step up and hand down our lollipops to the boys on their respective area sanitation squads.



19-year old, artistically inclined Eddie Sato of Area A is this week getting a full taste of national recognition and fame.

Eddie took his first step toward fame some months ago when he won first prize in a National Defense poster contest sponsored by the Seattle JACL. (Winning poster pictured to the left)

This week, the U.S. Treasury Department sent out Eddie's picture and copies of his prize poster to newspapers throughout the country.

Young Sato, who was a baker's helper in Seattle before being evacuated,
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"Where is my wandering boy tonight?"

He is carving names out of wood, that is if he lives in any of Camp Harmony's four areas. Carving names out of wood has become the current hobby of the 'haba-haba' boys, and also boys that are not 'haba-haba.'

Virtually every boy with a whittling urge and a boy scout knife is now engaged in carving his or his girl's name out of wood. There is a rumor that in Area A, one boy has even gnawed at a piece of timber until it resembled -- Masakatsu.

The usual procedure followed by the 'little shavers' is selection, whittling, sandpapering and finishing. Selection of wood is important. According to veteran whittlers, the wood must be soft, easy to cut, and even grained. Whittling depends upon the skill of the individual. Some unique and intricate names have been wrought out of a hunk of kindling, while on the other hand some names look like a hunk of kindling.

Due to numerous requests to shellac the names, the Area D Art department has been forced to hang up the 'No More Shellac' sign. Art Head Moe Naito says "They finished the finish."

Popular names amongst the ambitious woodpeckers are Mich, Heidi, Sachi, Kazzie, Hicky, Yoshi and Akiko. These names take the shape of plain block lettering, names on hearts and names on arrows.

Names are not the only things being carved. George Minato of D has whittled himself a ball and chain out of wood. According to George it signifies married life.


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th birthday but who is not considered in the definition of a couple. A couple shall be considered to consist of a man and wife, whether legally married or living as common law husband and wife."

A family shall be considered as the father and mother and all children who have not passed their 16th birthday, the WCCA declared.

Coupon books will be issued only to persons considered as heads of families and to those considered as individuals (bachelors).

It was pointed out by WCCA officials that requests for lowering of commodity prices to wholesale level were considered but denied due to the fact that the free coupon books would compensate for retail prices at the canteen.


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hopes to be able to join the Army.

"But if I can help win the war with my posters," he said, "then I'll draw as many as they'll let me."

Art Exhibit

Artists here will be given a chance to display their "wares" in an art exhibit slated to be held early next month.

A committee of Area D headed by D.M. Tsutakaw is arranging for the exhibit. Entries for this event are being accepted from anyone in the four areas with the only ruling being that all work must have been made while in camp.

Deadline for all entries has been set at 5 p.m., July 3rd. On July 5, the art exhibit will open officially in D, while on dates following it will be shown in the other areas.

Any media may be used by the entrants, Tsutakawa announced. This includes pencil, charcoal, water color, etc. Each entry must have the name of the entrant on the back and may be submitted to the following: the D Art Department; Tsutakawa, D-1-26; or to Keith Oka, D-2-22.


Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Magdaline Inao Kawaguchi, 43, wife of Yochima Kawaguchi of Area A were held at 8:15 a.m. today at the chapel in Area D.

Mrs. Kawaguchi died Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Area D hospital. She had bee ill for about a year prior to evacuation and had shown signs of recovering. A stroke Saturday afternoon had necessitated her being removed to the hospital. She is survived by her husband and five children, Barbara Jean, Rose, Joseph, John and Frances. The oldest child is 21 years of age.

Remains of the deceased will be interred at the Calvary cemetery in Seattle.

Mrs. Kawaguchi ws a native of Kohchi-ken, Japan.

The family of the deceased reside at A-3-46.

The Camp Harmony

Editor.......................Dick Takeuchi
Managing Editor..............Dyke Miyagawa
Ass't Managing Editor........Taka Oka
Sports Editor................Kenji Tani
Copy Editor..................Makiko Takahashi
Art Editor...................Keith Oka
Reporters....................Ruth Yoshimoto, Gertrude Takayama
Mitsuko Yagi, Hanako Okamoto, Eddie Sato
Business Manager.............George Minato

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Medicals Hold Party

Head nurse, Teru Uno was honored by the clerical staff of the medical office with a gay party held Sunday evening in Area A. The party also honored co-workers who were honorably discharged.

A beautifully decorated cake and a lovely scroll with the signatures of all the members were presented by Sally Shimanaka. Some 70 pre-meds, nurses and workers attended.

Those who made arrangements for the party included June Kikoshima, Mits Hayashi, Toyo Okuda, Mary Matsumoto, Sumie Itami, and Toshi Koiwai and George Okita.

Setting a precedent, Section 4 held a mass meeting in its mess hall Wednesday evening. Led by section leader Mac Kaneko, the meeting clarified many subjects.....Films dealing with "T-B" and "Child-Care" were shown in mess hall 6 Thursday....Mr. J. Kanemori wishes to thank all those who attended the funeral of his beloved wife recently....With a flat rate of 15 cents per head prevailing, the area barber shop opened this week....



Baby for Yanagimachis

Mr. and Mrs. Yanagimachi were the parents of a 6 pound 7 1/2 ounce boy born at 8:59 p.m., June 15 at the Pierce County Hospital. Mrs. Yanagimachi was the former Margaret Terusaki of Milwaukee, Oregon. Both the mother and baby are reported as being well.

Volleyball Begun in B

With ten teams signed up for the senior volleyball league and 12 teams in the junior flight, Tomeo Takayoshi, Area Athletic Manager launched the volleyball league last Monday night in Area B.

Internees Rejoins Family

Kunitaro Shibata, formerly of Seattle, returned to Camp Harmony last Friday to join his family, from Fort Missoula, in Montana, were he had been intern-[rest of word and sentence missing]


Selective service will again reach out June 30, this time to register youths between the ages of 18 to 20. A survey conducted Monday night by roll-call checkers revealed there will be 364 Camp Harmony men who will be required to register although they will not be drafted under present regulations.

Meanwhile, a representative from a Tacoma draft board visited all areas Tuesday registering those men between the ages of 45 to 65 who had been unable to register in Seattle due to evacuation preparations.

It was indicated that a similar procedure would be followed by the draft boards next Tuesday.

Draft registrants will be required to give the following information:

Name, residence, mailing address, age, date of birth, place of birth, names and addresses of persons who will always know the registrant's address.

The registration will affect all men born on or after January 1, 1922, and on or before June 30, 1924.

A draft board official is expected next Tuesday.


Tulelake relocation center, whose population this week already had attained the 6,000 mark, readied to absorb another 2,400 evacuees from the Marysville assembly center who began their transfer yesterday.

Commencing June 15, the Sacramento assemble center evacuees were transferred to Tulelake at the rate of 500 a day. Their movements were completed yesterday. Upwards of 4,800 Japanese were involved.

Meanwhile, the Western Defense Command still failed to indicate when the Puyallup Assembly Center evacuees would begin their trek to the relocation center.

Early this month, Col. Karl R. Bendetsen, of Gen. DeWitt's civil affairs staff, had announced that Camp Harmony was among those assembly centers slated for relocation at the Tulelake colony.

The population of Tulelake, after the Marysville assembly center is incorporated, will stand at 8,600. Capacity of the center is 16,000, although some quarters indicated construction under way would accommodate upwards of 19,000 people.


Large scale movements between areas began this week when Camp Manager J.J. McGovern sanctioned and released a schedule according to which people from a given area will be permitted to visit a designated neighboring area under a blanket pass.

The schedule, which went into effect on June 22, sets visiting hours as between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. daily.

"The selection and orderly movement of the visitors," McGovern explained, "is assumed by the Japanese Area Councils."

It was added that continuation of the scheduled movements, which are to be conducted by the Interior Security Patrol, will depend upon the manner in which the privilege is used.

Camp residents desiring to avail themselves of visiting privileges are to apply at their Area Headquarters.

The complete schedule, copies of which have been posted on Area bulletin boards, is as follows:

   Date		 Area		No.
---- ---- ---
June 22 A to D 50
23 B to D 25
24 C to D 17
25 D to A 50
26 A to B 50
27 B to A 25
28 C to A 17
29 D to B 50
30 A to C 50
July 1 B to C 25
2 C to B 17
3 D to C 50
4 Repeat

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Area D enjoyed an ambitious "Fathers and Sons" sports program arranged by the athletic staff under Saki Arai Sunday.

In the first feature of the afternoon, fathers oiled their creaking bones and challenged their offspring to a game of softball. Though the outcome was never in doubt, the sons were given a real scare in the last canto, when the hitherto dormant "pops" suddenly sprang to life and proceeded to ring up eight runs. Final count was 9-8.

The majority of the oldsters were dads 45 and over. Such old-timers as Ishibashi, Ota, K. Arai, Obazawa, Yoshino, Kimura, Anky Arai, C.T. Arai, and Tsuboi were numbered in its roster.

A woodenface competition was also held between the dads and sons with son Munato Nezu racking up 24 strikeouts to win. Mr. Yoshino saved the day for the fathers when he came in second with a final score of 23 strikeouts.


Amidst a laughter-packed comedy of errors and swinging strikeouts, Area C's first softball tourney was held last week.

In the first game, the "Administrative Big-Wigs" took on the 12 to 15 years old "All-Stars" led by Shoji Kanegawa and promptly shellacked the youngsters 9 to 5.

Then elated over their first victory, the "Big-Wiggers" challenged Sumio Nagamatsu's "Boiler-Boys." A dignified umpire in the personage of Leo Kanogawa with his age-old "respect for the elders" adage proved a huge asset to the "Big-Wigs."

Shoichi Suyama, however, came to bat with the bases loaded for the "Boiler-Boys" and slammed the ball high and beyond mess hall No. 1. Thanks to Suyama's Ruthian clout, the "Boiler-Boys" emerged a 4 to 1 winner. Tom Okazaki pitched for the victors.


'B' Old-Timers-3, 'A' Old-Timers-1
'B' Old-Timers-6, 'A' Old-Timers3

Spurred by the success of last week's Areas A and B softball melees, two more inter-area double-headers were slated for A's Pitcher Field this week.

On Wednesday, an old-timers team from Area B journeyed across the way to appear in a twin bill. Numbering 25 strong, they included such ox-stars as K. Takeyoshi, T. Takeyoshi, F. Nagamine, Jack Ito, Tad Yoshida, D. Yoshioka, K. Kondo, Flax Sao, Roy Sakamoto, M. Yanagimachi, Linc Beppu, and Grant Beppu.

Others were Sam Kozu, Sam Hokari, Jimmy Kinoshita, Ray Kiyohara, Yone Ota, Frank Yama, Takeo Nogaki, George Ota, George Kambe, Johnny Fujita, S. Fujita, Paul Tomita, and Mae Hamamura.

Thursday will see the cream of Area C's softball talents invade A with the first game of the double bill starting at 6 p.m.

The invading squad from C includes such luminaries as Shoichi Suyama, George Okamura, Tom Okazaki, Shoji Kanogawa, George Nakagawa, Tomeo Fujii, Tak Shibuya, Andy Hasegawa, Isao Okazaki, Mas Yamauchi, Shig Urakawa, Kay Kihara, Noboru Nakagawa, Shinji Kozu, Shiro Iwana, Fred Aoki, Mas Fujii, Frank Nakano, Mun Iwamoto, Warren Hasegawa, Noboru Suyama, R. Kanogawa, Sumio Nagamatsu, Tsuneo Hidaka and Kaun Onodera.

"B" Softballers Lose Twice in "A"

Area B's first invasion tour met with disaster as their all-stars softball aggregation suffered two humiliating defeats from Area A teams last Thursday.

The home squad banged the horse-hide mercilessly to gain a easy 18-6 decision in the first game. A big eight run uprising in the second canto proved to be the invaders' undoing. Hank Fukano's sparkling stickwork paced the winners while Augie Aratani blasted a round-tripper for the B team.

Area A's Section 5 squad made use of 14 walks issued by B hurlers Yosh Tsuji and S. Ogasawara to hammer out a close 9 to 7 win in the nightcap. After a wild first inning which saw the invaders pound out six runs, "A" flinger Frank Kanemori settled down while his teammates came back in the third to notch up eight runs on seven walks plus a couple of singles.


B.  All-Stars		401 1000 -  6
A All-Stars 286 20X - 18
Bat.-Kato, P. Kozu and
W. Yanagimachi; Sud Semba,
W. Tahara and J. Kawaguchi,
M. Tokumasu and H. Date.


B   All-Stars		610 000 0 - 7
Sec. 5(A) 108 000 X - 9
Bat.-Y. Tsuji, S. Ogasawara
and G. Morisaki; F. Kanemori
and K. Yasuda


Area B. turned out en masse Tuesday to see a picked squad of sumo artists from Area D battle their "groan and grunt" team in an exhibition.

Led by Takenaka, Ota and Tsuboi, instructor and trainers respectively, the invading hordes included T. Hirai, M. Yano, S. Baba, H. Yanagimachi, Iwasaki, Kasai, and Saiki.