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VOL. n. No. 30
Heart Mentals, Wyosiag Saturday, July 24, 1913
2 Cents Wlthia CRj- S Cent Hsewbere
Byrnes Aids
Tule Lake
Named For
Tule Lake has officially
been designated as the se
gregation center for the in
ternment of persons now
residing in the ten WRA
camps who have expressed
their Intentions of returning to
Japan, according to Information
received here this week from
Washington. Segregation will
begin about Sept. 1.
In outlining tentative plans,
Director Dflilon S. Myer In a
memoranda to Project Director
Guy Robertson, declared that it
should be made clear to those
who will be segregated, as well
as those wno are qualified for
relocation into normal life, "that
the program is In no sense a
punitive measure."
Farthenaere, Myer foisted
f oat, "the sefrefstien center to
very definitely Bet a. ynfan
Hiest center, ser to it a place
eester, tot Arises wiH.eenUa-
te be Ite'iwtoHen- ctattr
tee agitators.
I According to present plans all
policies of the War Relocation
Authority with respect to food,
clothing, health, education, em
ployment within centers, public
assistance grants, consumers
enterprises, evacuee property and
legal services, will continue to
be applicable to the Tule Lake
center until further notice.
The only function that will
be dropped, advance information
indicates, win be self-government.
After segregation Is- completed,
persons In residence at Tule
Lake center will not be .eligible
for seasonal or Indefinite leave,
according to the present plans.
These who wtn be segregated
front the remainder, who to-teed-to
live aa loyal American
clttoess or friendly aliens, ra
clode: 1) AD persons who
have formally asked for re
patriation or expatriation to
Japan and have not retracted
Oeir requests prior to July 1;
(Continued an page 6)
Relocation Office Opens
In Ad Building Monday
Yoshlo Kodama, newly ap
pointed chairman of the reloca
tion committee, will establish
quarters' In the administration
building- In connection, with act
vitier of Joe Carroll, employ
men officer, on Monday, it was
announced by Melf ord O. Ander
son, assistant project director.
KodfflH will be assisted by
staff members In getting under
way the program of assistance
to residents planning to relocate.
Became of major activities
scheduled for the month of
Augutt, the work In the reloca
tion committee probably win be
confined to assisting Miss Vir
Robertson and Todd Provide
Mess Hall With Vegetables
Chief Supply Officer Lund- beets, carrots, tomatoes, pota-
gren T. Main may provide the
personnel mess hall with meat,
but' ProjecA- Director Guy Rob
ertson and Assistant Director
Douglas M. Todd, provide it with
home-grown vegetables.
Pooling their resources and
farming talent together, Robert
son and Todd leased an acre
and a half of land between the
center and Cody late In May
and went to work planting com,
beans, peas, squash, lettuce,
Cody-Powell Request Labor
In Supplemental Resolution
The War Relocation Authority this week removed Park
county, the home of the Heart Mountain center, from the list
of "closed" areas following the adoption by the town councils of
Cody and Powell of a resolution supplementing their original
action which barred evacuees from the two leading towns.
Removal of the ban was an
nounced by Harold S. Choate,
relocation supervisor of the Den
ver region, which includes Park
The sappleswntal resolution
was adopted at "a Joint meeting
last -week' fceesase- of a- "nris
understanding pertaining to the
Interpretation" of the original
resolution adopted early In May.
The second document did not
rescind the fust.
Little 'Virgie',
5-Months Old,
To Relocate
FoBowing the precedent of
hundreds of other Heart
Honiara, residents who are
relocating Into agriealtse, in
dsstry and commerce, "Vb
tbPt five-months old orphan,
wHl cooa leave the center to
take her place in the outside
According to Virgil M.
Payne, welfare director, a Jap
anese American payslcJaa and
hb wife in Denver, are com
pleting final arrangements far
adoption of the infant.
The chBd, a favorite with
doctors and nsraes at the hos
pital, was named "Vfrgie" for
the welfare director.
ginia Lynn, student "oounseler,
In aiding students who intend
to enter colleges and universities
this fall.
The broader aspects of re
location win not revelve full at
tention until as many- students
sis possible can be placed before
September, It was announced.
Kortama plans to have litera
ture' and information concerning
areas in which relocatees are
interested. Knrtama- will 'spear
head the program by coordinat
ing the efforts of the Washing
ton, the regional and fleW of
fices and project officials.
Evacuees' Position
toes, radishes and cucumbers,
Today the two .men afcpply
the personnel mess hall with
lettuce and hope to bring In
their other crops soon. "We have
enough lettuce," Todd said, "to
feed the whole United States
Any evening Robertson and
Todd can be seen working to
gether in their large victory
patch, hoeing, cultivating and
Following a three-month per'
lod during, which no labor was
released to the county, the reso
lution points out that an acute
labor shortage exists aad re
quests that the project director
"release the required jfarm; do
yiectie and 'other .labor,"- and
that the towns of Powell and
Cody furnish the- same police
protection to released labor as
that furnished the general pub
The second resolution declares
that "it was never the Inten
tion nor desire of the town
councils to interfere with or res
trict in any manner the em'
ployment of Japanese on farms
or ranches In Park county," and
by reason of such an interpre
tation by WRA officials employ
ers' in the county are "unjustly
being deprived of access to the
potential labor supply now exist
ing' at the Heart Mountain cen
ter. Pea Harvest
Set Next Week
Harvesting of 13 acres
Alaska peas will begin next Wed'
nesday, James Ito, assistant
farm superintendent, announced.
The peas were grown under the
supervision of George Nakao in
an area five and a half miles
south olXhe center.
A total of 180 pounds of red
radishes has been harvested to
date and the next crop win be
ready for picking in two weeks,
Ito said
The success in transplanting
vegetables here Is one of the
most encouraging factors of the
entire Heart Mountain farming
project, according to Ito. Des
pite earlier pessimistic attitude
toward the transplanting of cer
tain plants In Wyoming soil,
aQ transplantlngs without excep
tion have taken root, he said.
Transplanting of 3 acres of
cantaloupe, 2 acres of cucumbers,
1 acre of watermelons. 3tt acres
of broccoli, 14 acres of -cabbages
and 2U acres of cauliflowers
Is now near completion.
Assistant to President
Praises Nisei Soldiers
In Official Statement
Contradicting charges
un-American activities and
misconception concerning
ority and the conduct of
Director James F. Byrnes,
Council Vote
Set August 11
With the self government
charter ratified in the recent
center-wide vote, election of
members for the community
council has been set for August
Each block will elect a council
man who will serve a six-month
M provided in the charter,,
all residents Who .are 21 years
of age or' over; whether citterns
ror aliens, except (U persons
pbtf have requested repatriation
or expatriation and who have
not withdrawn their request at
least three months before the
date of the election; (2) per
rons who did not give an un
qualified affirmative answer to
question No. 28 on Perm WRA
123 Revised or Form DSS 304A
and who have not subsequently
been granted leave clearance;
(3) persons who refused to reg
ister during the military regis
tration conducted In February
and March of 1943 and who
have not subsequently been
granted leave clearance; (4) per
sons who nave been denied leave
clearance, are eligible to hold
elective office and to serve on
appointive committees, eommls-
slons, and boards and otner aa-
mlnistrative positions.
A four-man election board
chosen at a block meeting win
stroervise the election In each
i block. Nominating petitions
are required to be turned in by
August 1 with at least 20 signa
tures and the written consent of
the candidate.
Relocating Family Groups
Being Considered by WRA
Serious consideration In re
locating' smaU groups of five or
six families of Japanese ancestry
in communities ranging in size
from I.00Q to 10,000 persons is
being given by relocation officers
of WRA, Joe Carron, employment
officer declared yesterday fol
lowing- his return from a three-
day conference In Denver.
It was the opinion of those
attending 'the conference that
the relocation of family groups
wiU be of vital Importance as
the program progresses, Carron
Indicated, on the theory that
they are mare readily assimilat
of the Dies committee on-
taking issue generally with
the War Relocation Auth
evacuees, "War Mobilization
considered by many as as
sistant president or tne nauon
last week bolstered the position
of nisei and friendly aliens alike.
Byrnes' statement was consid
ered significant because it was
the first rebuttal coming from
official sources against vicious
rumors and half-truths circulat
ed against the evacuees.
Equally important, offlctoto
polnted oat, was the fact that
Byrnes statement, prepared by
the War" Department. and the
War Relocation Authority, was
made at the request of Presi
dent Roosevelt.
Praising action of members of
the Japanese American unit now
fighting with rtmerlran fighting
forces, Byrnes' statement said:
"They are all citizens of the
United States; and they have as
volunteered for service. Thus
fax their-record has been excell
ent. "Other flwiftMTt soldiers of
Japanese descent have per
forated useful and hazardous
services in connection with our
operations In the Pacific and
a number have already been
decorated for meritorfais ser
vices. It is a policy of the
war department and the army
In all respects to accord Amer
ican soldiers of Japanese an
cestry the rights and privil
eges of an other American
Without referring to the
charges, the report took Issue
with recent contentions by mem
bers of the Dies committee on
un-American activities that dis
loyal Japanese are being releas
ed from war relocation centers
to accept outside employment.
Byrnes' statement said that
before permission is granted for
such releases "the evacuees'
background and record of be
havior are carefully rbflrwl. and
(Continued on page 6)
Other problems, inrinHtng pro-,
vidlng better ways and wti
of relocating evacuees, nHwg
job opportunities and finding
qualified workers in the speediest
possible fashion, were also dis
cussed. xne conierence was attended
by relocation officers of the cen
tral region which includes South
Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, New
Mexico, Wyoming and Montana.
Robert Prase, assistant chief.
employment division, and John
Embree, chief, community ana
lyst section, both from Wash-
tegton attended the meeting.

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Heart Mountain sentinel (Cody, Wyoming), July 24, 1943
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Cody, Wyoming
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Cody, Wyoming, July 24, 1943
Subject Headings
-  Heart Mountain Relocation Center (Wyo.)
-  Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Newspapers
-  Japanese Americans--Wyoming--Newspapers
-  Park County (Wyo.)--Newspapers
-  Cody (Wyo.)--Newspapers
-  Heart Mountain (Wyo.)--Newspapers
-  Evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans (United States : 1942-1945)
-  Japanese Americans
-  Wyoming
-  Wyoming--Cody
-  Wyoming--Heart Mountain
-  Wyoming--Park County
-  1942-1945
-  United States--Wyoming--Park--Heart Mountain
-  United States--Wyoming--Park--Cody
-  Weekly
-  Volume 1, no. 1 (October 24, 1942)-vol. IV, no. 31 (July 28, 1945).
-  Editor: Oct. 24, 1942-Oct. 16, 1943, W. Hosakawa.--Oct. 23, 1943-May 5, 1945, H. Imura.
-  Published in Heart Mountain, <1943>-July 1945.
-  Collected in Japanese camp papers.
-  "Internment Camp Newspaper."
-  Has supplements.
-  Also issued on microfilm from the Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service.
-  Also available in digital format on the Library of Congress website.
-  Has supplement listing rules, regulations and procedures of the Relocation Center: Heart Mountain sentinel bulletin.
-  Japanese ed.: Hāto Maunten senchineru.
-  Abstracted in: Virginia journal and Alexandria advertiser [abstracts].
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