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VOLUME m. NO. 2
Plans to Canvass
Entire Project x
Teams of issel and nisei appoint
ed by the Block Managers will
canvass the entire project from
Monday, March 8, through Satur
day, March 13, in a competitive
drive to raise contributions for the
American Red Cross war fund.
Hiroshl Sumlda, drive chairman,
announced early this week. Both
the Boy and Girl Scouts will assist
with the campaign.
Giant charts posted on the outer
walls of each of the community
stores will, record the daily pro
gress of each of the competing
groups of blocks. Vleing with each
other for top collection honors will
be Group I, BIks. 1 to 14, Group II,
BIks. 15 to 30 (including the ad
ministration area), and Group HE,
JSSUC8. 31 to 44.
All funds raised over and above
9209, according to Sumlda, will be
turned over to the national Red
"We intend to "retain $200 of
what we raise to maintain a func-
On Efforts Here
Commenting on the Hunt Red
Cross Drive, Project Director
Harry L. Stafford said: "It Is a
fme thing that the reeldsnts of
this center want to participate
In the tremendous job the Red
Cross is doing today throughout
the world to aid the stricken."
tioning Red Cross unit in the cen
ter, with a full-time, paid secretary
who will coordinate the work of
the various standing committees,"
Donations of a dollar or more, it
was stated, will secure full mem
bership,- with a membership card,
sticker and a lapel tag, while a
fifty cent contribution will bring
the sticker and lapel tag. It was
emphasized, however, that resi
dents will receive a lapel tag de
signating the fact that they have
given," no mauer now small the
Mrs. Tone Aral, temporary gen
eral chairman, requested all com-
roitiees to suDmlt reports by Wed
nesday, March 17.
WRA Staff Here
Backs Bond Sale
100 Per Cent
The appointed personnel here has
subscribed 100 per cent for the
payroll plan for purchase of war
bonds, with deductions from the
114 employees now exceeding $3000
per month, it has been announced.
Several employees are pledging
20 per cent of their pay, and at
least two are. pledging- 23 per cent
for war bond purchases.
Work to Start on Coal Pits;
Stafford Will Lead Shovel Crew
Representatives were named Fri
day from every block within the
center to recruit volunteers to dig
two pits in their block for the stor
age piling of coal. The pits will
be 25 feet square and 1 'foot deep.
One will be located near the kitch
en and one near the boiler room.
The foremen of each block crew
will see a practical demonstration
of how the pits should be dug
when able-bodied male members of
the appointed personnel grab shov
els and wheelbarrows Monday
The Project Ration Office, 23-4-
D, which began taking applica
tions for shoe purchase stamps and
certificates on March 1 issued this
week four rules to be observed by
The rules released by Shosuke
Sasaki, head of the Ration Office,
1. Shoe 'purchase certificates
are valid for only'30 days after is
suance. They should be obtained
-only when the immediate purchase
of shoes -is-contemplated.
2. Shoe purchase certificates is
sued to one member of the family
may be used by any other member
of the family.
3. One shoe purchase certifi
cate can be issued to each person
residing on the project for the
present shoe ration period ending
June 15, 1943. However, if the
person has War Ration Book I on
file at the Ration Office, he will
be given his Stamp 17, instead of
4. Anyone still holding War
Ration Book One is to turn it
into the Block Manager's Office as
soon as possible.
Floyd Schmoe, American Friends
Service Committee representative,
arrived here Wednesday from
Heart Mountain on another visit
to interview residents interested
in relocation and job placement.
Accompanying Schmoe is Gor
don Hirabayashi, former TJnlver-
slty of Washington student, whose
case concerning constitutionality
or me evacuation oraers was re
cently heard In the United States
Circuit Court of Appeals in San
Francisco. Presently free on bond,
Hirabayashi is assisting Schmoe
In interviewing evacuees here.
Schmoe disclosed that the
School .of Arts anil Sciences in
Chicago has agreed to rent build
ings to the AFSC for use as hos
tels where relocated evacuees will
be able toreside until permanent
homes arc found.
Both Schmoe and Hirabayashi
are staying at 23-4-C, and will be
available in the afternoons. The
two are expected to sojourn here
an approximate mo weeKS.
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morning at 9:30 in Blk 23. The
staff members, Including Project
Director Harry L. Stafford, have
assumed the responsibility of dig
ging the two pits in Blk. 23.
There will be no admission
charged to see this demonstration
Work on the pita In the other
blocks will begin Wednesday. Tools
will, be furnished by the Public
Works division. This division also
will put In a floor of gravel after
the pits are dug and will direct
placing of the coal.
Lt. Stanley D. Arnold and Sgts.
Carl E. Tuerk, Eugene F. Jendrek,
and Akira Kato left Hunt Thurs
day after a vist of nearly three
weeks, during which time they ac
cepted applicatlon3.of residents for
'service'ta, the Army. Induction of
Hunt volunteers probably will take
place sometime during the last 10
days of March.
Minidoka has been reported to
be out in front in completing the
general registration of all resi
dents 17 and older and in the vol
Applications for induction into
the Army are still being taken by
Employment Officer Joseph G.
Beeson who will follow the same
procedure as the Army team.
WAAC Off icer Voices Hope
For Nisei Enlistment
"Although the WAAC units are
not open as yet to Japanese-American
girls, I have reason to believe
there is every chance of your join
ing the corps.
The speaker was tall, gracious
Lieutenant Margaret Deane of the
WAAC headquarters in Salt Lake
City, who arrived at the center
Thursday to estimate the extent of
interest in the armya xerniniiie
auxiliary among Hunt's women
Anticipating a whole series of
questions regarding the highly
publicized womens army, Lt.
Deane explained that WAAC en
listees must be U. S. citizens be
tween the ages of 21 and 45, who
are physically fit and without de
Married women are eligible, pro
viding they have no children un
der 14 years of age, and a lower
ing of. the age limit for enlistees
is being considered, she added.
Enlistees, it was further explain
ed, undergo five weeks of basic
training, excepting special cases
which call for training as long as
.lumunuea on page zj.
Co-op Drive Tops
A branch of the Evacuee Pro
perty Office will be established at
Hunt, according to an announce
ment received by Project Director
H. L. Stafford from Russell T.
Robinson, Chief of the WRA Eva
cuee Property Office in San Fran
cisco. A representative will soon
come here to be a member of the
project staff. ThorugH him, as
sistance will be provided in hand
ling problems of management, op
eration and disposition of real and
personal property or In settling
claims held by evacuees. In this
work the Evacuee Property Office
representative will have the coop
eration or tne iroject Attorney.
The decision to have an Evacuee
Property Office representative sta
tioned here came as a result of. the
uncertainty in handling outside
(Continued on page 7)
May Make Changes
Male residents of military age
who desire to make changes in
their answers to questions 27
and 28 in the registration forms
for voluntary Induction and job
placement may do so at the
Leaves and Furloughs office be
fore March 12, lt was announced.
Payment of clothing allowances
for November has been continuing
since Friday afternoon, according
to an announcement by Disburse
ment Officer Walter Craig. Checks
have been received here to date for
residents whose last names begin
from A through I only, Craig said.
Tne checks must be claimed
within 16 days after notification,
he said. After 16 days, unclaimed
checks will be sent back to Port
land. Residents, leaving the center are
Informed that they should leave
their new address at the Disburse
ment office before departing.
D. H. 44 will be opened Sunday
morning to accommodate the 300
residents of the block, the Steward
Division, headed by newlv annotat
ed Project Steward Harry Sperber
and Assistant Steward Tasaburo
Kinomoto, announced tW week.
SATURDAY. MARCH 6. 1943
BIks. 24 and 21
Are Big Boosters
With 00 per cent of the families
in the center responding to the re
cent Co-op membership and bond
drive, a total of $20,097.00 has
been turned in by the membership
committee, Joe Yasumura, Co-op
Educator, revealed this week.
Driving toward a $20,000 center-wide
goal, top honors went to
Blk. 24 with a total of $1371.00
collected by T. Yoshloka and K.
Tada. Blk. 21 was next with a
$1241.00 collection under the cap
taincy of H. Hldaka.
The campaign netted a member,
ship total of 2,318 residents.
Reno Yoshimura, chairman of
the membership drive, expressed
great satisfaction n IHi wmt..
of the drive.
"I wish to thank the captams of
the sections, and all of the block
teams for their splendid coopera
tion In making our membership
and bond drive a success," Yoshl
mura said. 'T also urge every
member to take an active part In
the first general meeting to be
held in each block In the near fu
ture and to help make our co-op
organization one of the best by
giving suggestions and voicing
No Longer In
The boundary marking the
evacuated zone In southern
Arizona has been changed to
put the Poston and Gila re
location centers out of the
restricted area. Approxi
mately 215 persons evacu
ated from the area now re
moved from the evacuated
zone In Arizona will there
fore be allowed to return to
their homes Immediately, ac
cording to union s. Myer, di
rector of the WRA.
The change moves the Ari
zona exclusion line approxi
mately 60 miles south and
excludes all of Pinal County
and most of Maricopa and
Yuma counties from the eva
Hereafter, evacuees visit.
Ing Poston and Gila will not
need escorts unless they pass
through evacuated areas en
route. The move was interpreted
as another step toward reestablishing-
normal life to
persons of Japanese ancestry
evacuated from the west
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- The Minidoka irrigator (Hunt, Idaho), March 6, 1943
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- Hunt, Idaho, March 6, 1943
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- - Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Newspapers
- - Hunt (Idaho)--Newspapers
- - Minidoka Relocation Center
- - Evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans (United States : 1942-1945)
- - Japanese Americans
- - Idaho--Hunt
- - 1942-1945
- - United States--Idaho--Jerome--Hunt
- Japanese American evacuation and relocation camp newspapers--Idaho--Hunt
- - Weekly, Feb. 27, 1943-July 28, 1945
- - Vol. 1, no. 1 (Sept. 10, 1942)-v. 5, no. 22 (July 28, 1945).
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