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VOL. n, No. 47
Hart Mountain. Wyoming Saturday, November 20, 1913
2 Cents Within Cltj 5 Cents Elsewhere
Tule Relaxes
As Probe
As the military relaxed
strict curfew orders at Tule ta throes of making ad
Lake this week, authorities .Justments. sat down to Thanks
were continuing their at- toer we en"
4- u hM.o gulfed by the irony of observ
&J&& dLtbaS vlng in a reloca
at the .gregatlon center SdwnTt tJ
While Rep. Clair Engle of for7
California declared that WRAj But Ume a merclrul dealer,
official had "falsified reports", Many blinds Incurred through
and demanded a "full and m-evacuaUon have vanished as the
al hearing" by the Dies commit- 'months went tumbling by. Some
tee, Director Dillon S. Myer from unos, too deep and too pain
WRA offices In "Washington said fuJf wm never healf and
in a public announcement that f0rever remain searing scars on
ciuy we major points ui um,
olsturbance had been verlf'ed
and that many statements were
"exaggerated and even hysteri
cal." Indicating the more serious
aspects of the riot, Myer de
clared: "In presenting this
factual statement, the WRA
wants to emphasiir that re
ports of the events at Tule
Lake are being watched in
Tokyo. Already some of the
recent newspaper accounts
have been used by the Jap
anese government for propa
ganda purposes."
"There Is every possibility that
they may be used as a pretext
for retaliatory action against'
American civilians and prisoners
of war under Japanese control.
Under these circumstances, it is
imperative that the situation at
Tule TrffV" be handled with a
scrupulous regard for accuracy."
Continuing his statement, most
of which was carried in last
week's Sentinel. Myer said "fur
ther Investigation Is being made
to check the accuracy of many
of the allegations that have ap
peared In the press and to com
plete this story in all its pertin
ent details. The major events,
however, have not been fully
documented and can for the
first time be presented to the
Myer further stated that
many of the WRA staff at
Tule Lake became apprehen
sive concerning their personal
(Continued on page 6)
Heckelman Predicts 50 Return!
To California Following War
Dr. Frederick W. Heckelman.
a resident of Japan for 38 years
where he was superintendent of
the Methodist Episcopal churches
in Hokkaido and Tohoku, held
out some hope for the return
of nisei and loyal issei to Cal
ifornia after the war.
Despite the vast amount of
adverse publicity against form
er California residents of Jap
anese descent, Dr. Heckelman
believes that a "reasonable" at
titude will be restored after the
war and approximately 50 per
cent of those evacuated from
California might return.
Those returning, he said, will
be mostly nisei who own pro
perty and issei who have spent
their life in agricultural work.
Dr. Heckelman, who is now
Has Meaning
This Season
Last year as many evacuees,
still nettled by evacuation, still
their souls.
But many people are sur
prised, and grateful, to dis
cover that out of the heart
(Contlnued on page 6)
Omaha Paper
Notes Sentinel
J. Harold Cowan, staff writer
of the Omaha, (Neb.) World
Herald in a full-column Sunday
feature story commented on the
attitude of the Heart Mountain
Sentinel and the Granada Pio-
neer in imwHifog the story on
the Tule Lake disturbance.
in his "lead" Cowan stated:
"The rebellion of Japanese in
terned at Tule Lake. Cal, seg
regation center Is precisely what
Japanese-Americans In the nine
other relocation camps dreaded
"It drew the nation's atten
tion to the bad Japanese ln
the country. Intensified nrejudice
against loyal and disloyal Jap
anese alike, and made doubly
hard the loyalists' relocation
as normal citizens In restricted
areas," he went on to point out.
The story was accompanied
by a two-column cut of The
CAnMnal mot)inQr4 anrl tVto im
ln.UMM. MMMV..... MUt W..W
per fold of the paper.
Cowan took excerpts from both
newspapers and quoted at length
the Sentinel editorial "Calif omla home to nouse 14 Psons was home state to place pro
and the -Nation." and noted the started Monday on the lot north J)0sed TesoiuUon ok the con
"factual" manner In which the;ofJne.flre department. .ventlon.
m..i. 1.-1 t.j
xuic ajo&c atvfjr woa iituiuicu.
located in Los Angeles, praised
highly the work of the Pacific
frG rHn1fAA t lMAr(Mn
Principles and Fair Play, and
other groups which are attempt
ing to balance the prejudiced at
titude of reactionary forces on
the West Coast.
While here he addressed t
adult English worship class atlf- w m w
the community Christian church I W?en cold weather prevents, contracts
and other groups. His visit hereloutslde work' the carpenters Commenting on the evacuation
was cut short by an urgent can' work iasUe the ttate aM- of the West Coast, Thomas
to Chicago.
Besides being connected with
the M. E. churches in Japan,
Dr. Heckelman was also pro-
lessor at we Aoyama oakuin in
Tokyo. In Los Angeles he Is
adviser to the Japanese minis-,
terial uataB. I
Community Will Organize
To Push Relocation Plans
Action in
To bolster relocation, es
pecially via the hostels,
Ralph E. Smeltzer, Breth
rens' representative of the
Chicago hostel project,
made a three-day visit to Heart
Mountain this week and gave
talks and interviews to many
groups of residents.
In his talks, Smeltzer stress
ed the help given by the hostels
In relocating and also urged the
evacuees to relocate this winter
If they are planning to relocate
at all within the next year.
He gave three chief advan
tages for relocating soon in
stead of waiting until next
spring or summer. The first
was the fact that aU the' hos
tels (In Cleveland, Cincinnati,
Des Moines and Chicago) have
many openings now and after
arrival the evacuee can take
more time In finding a Job
and a place to live. Secondly,
housing accommodations will
be easier to find in most
cities, as Is the case in Chi
cago now where the WRA has
more housing available than
there are persons to take
them. The third reason he
gave was that In the spring
3,,. tbo hostels win
again be filled to capacity and
reservations win be harder
and win take longer to get.
(Continued on page 6)
Work on Home"
T71.. A J T
fOr Aged BegUn,
A1 M
Construction of the old folks'
xne DarracKs. zo dv 100 it. wiu
nave a mens wara ana a wo
chen will separate the wards.
Fifteen carpenters are employ
ed on the construction.
With the exteriors of three
personnel dormitories soutn 01
iATlfT mTTofw1 man
began work on three additional
Construction is progressing
rapidly on two of the buildings,
but work on the third is tern-
!prfly stalled pending arrival
lngs whose exteriors are com-
The maintenance crew is at
present repairing damaged celo-
tex walls In latrines throughout
the center. Boys were warned
against punching holes In celo-
tex, as replacements win have
to.. be- borne by residents.
'Little Virgie'
2 -Time Orphan
Seeking Home
Little "Virgie" is an orphan
Flans were made some time
ago for the "relocation" by
adopUon of "Virgie", eight
month old orphan at Heart
Mountain hospital but ar
rangements feU through re
cently when it was learned
here that the prospective par
ents were to have a child of
their own.
Childless nisei couples who
have relocated are being urg
ed to consider the adopUon of
the bright, healthy girL
Virgil Payne, Social Welfare
director, for whom the child
has been named, said that
pictures would be sent to any
one interested in adopting the
Coast Grangers
Would Bar Nisei
Grand Rapids, Midi, Nov.
IS A resolution proposing the
return of all persons of Japan
ese ancestry In the United
States to Japan at the end of
the war was halted here today
when Albert S. Goss, national
master of the Grange, expressed
The resolution was proposed
by George Sehlmeyer, master of
the California State Grange.
Goss told the national conven
jtion of the farm organization
tnat Dotn we state department
and the American Red Cross
had urged him to prevent the
matter from becoming an Issue.
It was reliably reported that
the California delegation was in-
hv it m in thPir
T, t ml
Proving Their Loyalty
Thomas Tells Group at Hostel
Des Moines, Iowa Nov. 14
Norman Thomas, leader of the
ftvlaltcf WqyTf 4n AviAv4a tnlA

a sroup at the Japanese-Amer
lean hostel here that nisei had
proved their loyalty to this
country and cited the fact that
a Chicago firm employing eva-
cuees had been awarded the
said: T can think of no more
'dangerous development of the
war than this wholesale execu-
tlve Judgment of citizens ac-
cording to their race. We were
at war with Italy, too but
Italians weren't treated in the
same manner."
While- at the hosteL Thomas
Groups Aid
Organization of a Relocation
Planning Commission which will
Include representatives of prac
tically every function at the cen
ter is now in process, Joe Car
roll, relocation program director
announced this week. Function
of the commission Is to coordin
ate all efforts Into direct chan
nels for the relocation of eva
cuees. According to instructions the
commission will include a re
presentative of the board of
director of consumer enter
prises, religious groups, Parent-Teacher
association, block
managers, the community ac
tivities trust, YWCA, YMCA,
and other organized units.
It "wttl be the responsibility,
Carroll said, for each of the del
egates to present to the commis
sion the contribution which his
organization might make to the
program and represent that or
ganization In efforts where sev
eral such groups cooperate in
OTe phase 0I rrngTHm-
The planning commission
win be selected by the com
munity council while the com
mission itself wUl submit the
name of an evacuee recom
mended as executive secretary
for approval by the project
Provision also Is made for the
organization of various council
committees to handle special
ized phases of the work cov
ering counseling, education, em
ployment, health and Informa
tion. Coordination of staff efforts
and establishment of coopera
tion with participating evacuee
groups is a basic consideration
in the organization of the re
location program, according to
(Continued on Page 3)
pointed to the following quota
tion credited to President Roose
velt: "No loyal citizen of the
United States should be denied
the democratic right to exer
cise the responsibility of his
citizenship, regardless of his an
cestry. Americanism Is not,
and never was a matter of
race or ancestry."
"That statement," Thomas
said, "is remarkable for its
breach, rather than its obser
Thomas said such a program
(evacuation) was unhappy, not
only as it affects the Jr.panese-
Americans, but because it marks
a definite turn toward totali
tarian idea of Justice.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sakamoto,
former Heart Mountain resid
ents, were among those present.

About This Newspaper

Heart Mountain sentinel (Cody, Wyoming), November 20, 1943
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Library of Congress
Place of Publication
Cody, Wyoming
Created / Published
Cody, Wyoming, November 20, 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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