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Holland I
Sign-up continues
Citizens cautioned to be patient as
Applications must go through FBI
Applications for permanent employment and relocation
swamped the temporary offices of Thomas W. Holland as it
was estimated that over 150 persons had alreadv had their in
terviews. Holland left for San Francisco this afternoon and
will proceed to Heart Mountain Relocation Center where he
Federal Storage
Operation of the Federal Re
serve Bank warehouses for the
storage of evacuees' personal
property have been turned over
to the WRA, which will cancel
leases on these warehouses on
Sept 30, 1942.
Therefore all individuals
should turn in form No. 2, the
Federal Reserve Bank Storage
receipts, to the Community
Service Division today.
These evacuee storage articles
must be cleared from these ware
houses by the end of this month.
Masks belts made
Production at the garment fac
fory, temporarily located at Iron
ing Room 2, is going at full speed,
manufacturing 3,000 camouflage
masks and 1,000 belts a week, it
was reported by Mrs. Taye Jow,
supervisor, and Miss Aiko Miyo
shi, designer.
Already completed during the
past -week -were aprons for the
canteen workers and uniforms
for the Caucasian Mess Hall kit
chen employes.
Thank You!
Representing the diabetic pa
f HnHr-SB.-c:ntef-MiotH-:
wishes .to express gratitude to
Mr. Minaml, foreman ox Mess
Hall 22, the kitchen crew, and
especially to Mrs. May Watanabe,
dietician, for the kindness shown
in preparing the special diet for
the diabetic patients for the last
month and a half.
.Students write history
Twelve Bainbridge students
are writing the history and de
velopment of Manzanar to com
plete their correspondence course
is social science.
Information was furnished by
Togo Tanaka in a lecture last
Wednesday at Mess Hall 3 when
interested iutsiders and student
tutors also attended. Kiml Naga
tani acted as chairman.
The Jr. Matrons meeting which
was announced for last night will
be held next Tuesday evening at
7 pjn., Sept. 15, at 21-15. Elec
tion of officers will take place.
To Wed
Pulling the best surprise of
the month was Koji Ariyoshi,
one of the center's most eligi
ble bachelors, as he and Taeko
Ito of 22-1-4 applied for their
marriage license yesterday in
Independence. Wedding rites
will be conducted this Satur
day, morning by the justice of
the peace in Lone Pine. Plans
for a honeymoon in Idaho are
being contemplated by the
Ariyoshi is an active mem
ber of the Hawaiian club, tem
porary chairman of the Man
zanar Citizens' Federation, and
leader of the furlough workers.
will conduct" similar interviews.
waiter A. Health will continue
interviewing the remainder who
wish to be relocated, it was an
nounced Headquarters are still
at 1-5-2.
Furlough registrants impatient
ly awaited the arrival of com
pany representatives, as Holland
reassured them that "Those peo
ple who have signed up to go out
on harvest work should not hesi
tate to go because of their appli
cations for permanent reloca
Warning the applicants to be
patient, Holland said, "applica
tions that have been taken for
permanent outside employment
will be processed as rapidly as
possible. It will be necessary to
check references and clear appli
cants with the Federal Bureau of
Investigation. This must b'e done
in Washington.
"Many wish the WRA to aid
them in finding jobs. All of this
procedure takes time. Citizens
should not be impatient as it will
be some weeks before final ac
tion will be possible. The WRA is
working hard on this and will
have results as soon as possible."
Application to leave the center
to join relatives and.fiancees will
still be handled by the communi
ty service division. Only employ
ment relocation applications will
be taken at 1-5-2. This office is
under the employment division.
Meeting from 1:00 pin. to 8:30
pjn. last Saturday, tne com'
munity Enterprises Board of Di
rectors framed 10 pages of by
laws which will be proposed to
the Congress for ratification at
the next general meeting.
Mark time
In step with the accelerated
work tempo all over the na
tion, Manzanar"s workers will
be required to put in their
full eight hours, beginning to
morrow. Assistant Director
Ned Campbell has sent in
structions to all timekeepers to
record accurate time on all
project workers. He empha
sized that they will be paid
accordingly. Overtime will be
compensated by equal time
With a scattering representa
tion from local projects, the in
itial meeting of the Manzanar
Work Corps Assembly was held
last Monday night at mess hall
20. The assemblage, presided by
temporary chairman Hiro Neeno,
discussed and amended the pro
posed constitution.
Because projects were not no
tified in enough time to hold
elections and because of the lack
of understanding of the organ
ization, the representation was
comparatively small. The next
meeting will not be called until
all projects are personally noti
fied through the fiscal depart
ment. A by-laws committee was ap
pointed at the meeting by Hiro
Neeno, including Mas Nakamura,
Ted Yamamoto, Paul Bannai,
Mary Wada, Harry Matsumoto
and George Matsumoto. Chair
man for the next meeting will be
Hiro Neeno.
VOL. n NO. 22
Establish new
Gov't, set-up
A special meeting of the Block
Leader's Council was called this
morning by Solon T. Kimball, Re
gional Director of Community
organization, to discuss the es
tablishment of a new organiza
tion set-up complying with the
permanent regulations that have
been sent out.
Kimball will remain for sev
eral weeks assisting the com
munity in setting up its perman
ent council. "The new govern
ment framework may not neces
sarily be identical to the present
block leader system," he warned.
"It depends upon the sugges
tions of the commission on per
manent government which will
be selected.
The final constitution will be
submitted to the people for ap
proval. It was pointed out that
although the elective offices are
limited to citizens, many appoint
ive and judiciary posts will prob
ably be manned by isseis.
Kimball arrived Monday morn
ing together with Ed Bates, chief
of the division of project reports.
Schools occupy
Eighteen halls
Ljtn order thai .elementary and
mgn scnoois may open on scned
ule, 18 recreation halls will be
shared by the school children
and the recreation department.
Buildings in block 7 will be util
ized as high schools until the
permanent buildings are built.
After school hours these build
ings will be open for recreational
use by the children and the adult
population. Stressing that recrea
tional activities will not be cur
tailed or appreciably affected,
Marshall Miller, principal of the
elementary schools, said that ev
ery effort will be made to ef
fectively organize the schedule
so that a minimum number of
buildings will be utilized for the
Although a few buildings will
be used at night for adult educa
tion classes, the majority of the
barracks will be free at night.
It is estimated that 1800 chil
dren will attend the Manzanar
elementary school.
There'll be
"Many beauty conscious resi
dents have been asked to remove
all the dry brush awnings and
fences surrounding their bar
racks. Realizing the pointed fire
hazard, the people are cooperat
ing to make this camp a safer
place in which to live," disclosed
Fire Chief Hon, today.
"We will give all the protec
tion with the available equip
ment, but at the same time we
want to educate the camp to the
extent of being fire conscious,"
stated Hon.
With 3 crews of ten men, drills
in assimulating fire and laying
lines are practiced twice daily, in
order to operate swiftly and
smoothly when the situation pre
sents itself.
According to reports received
from the WRA in San Francisco,
Manzanar has the lowest humidi
ty and due to the extreme dry
ness, this camp is the most haz
ardous of all relocation centers.
W0i M
Lots of Work
No Workers
It takes thirty 4 by 8 plas
terboards, each weighing 84
pounds apiece, to cover the
walls and ceilings of an aver
age 6-beam apartment, de
clared I. Sakata, head carpen
ter, in charge of the project.
To date 15 carloads of this
material have rolled into this
With 3 crews working on
Block 35, and 2 crews finish
ing up Buildings 1, 2, 9, 10 in
Block 7, the apartments in
Block 1 will be undertaken
More men are needed for
work of this type. At the rate
of progress being made now,
it will take almost 5 months
to cover the entire center,
whereas if the crew was in
creased to double its present
size, work would be complet
ed in less than two and one
half months.
Found guilty on charges of
burglary of the canteen ware
house, Frank"Fnkuchrwas sentJ
enced to serve six months in the
Manzanar jail by the Judiciary
Committee in a hearing Friday.
An added term of seven days was
attached for his violation of a
probational sentence for a pre
vious offense.
Two other youths, Saburo Yo-
shida and Mas Kikuta, were each
given sentences of three months
in jail for their participation in
the burglary. They were allowed
the alternatives of working out
their sentences without pay un
der the supervision of the police
The three were apprehended
two days after they crashed the
door of warehouse 21 on Wed
nesday night, August 19, and
stole three 50-carton cases of
some changes
With the added high winds of 40
to 50 m.pJi. and reported to reaoh
up to 100 m.pJi., we, the people
of Manzanar, must be more fire
conscious. The following are in
structions made by the Fire De
1. Do not build between the
buildings or barracks. Build
ing permits must be submitted
to the fire department for ap
proval. All the dry brush can
opies and the like, are a defi
nite fire hazard and the slight
est spontaneous combustion
can wipe out the entire camp.
2. Do not play with the fire ex
tinguisher. At the present time
the extinguishers are filled
with water but when cold wea
ther sets in, an anti-freeze
chemical will be put in its
place. The present playing
with extinguishers may lead
to a had habit which -mill An
a great deal of harm later. Do
not let your children play with
WRA go signal
Given Co-op
An encouraging "go-signal"
was given the Manzanar Com
munity Enterprises by the offi
cial WRA Administrative In
struction No. 26 which outlines
the regulations governing the
consumer enterprises in all the
The regulations set up substan
tiate the general course followed
by Dr. Robert Bruce and Lee
Poole, administrators of the Com
munity Enterprises here.
Giving a wide latitude to the
consumer enterprises, the in
struction says that they may sup
ply "goods, wares, merchandise,
personal services or entertain
ment to evacuees, as contrasted
with those enterprises which are
engaged in production primarily
for an external market."
Private enterprises which in
tend to sell consumer goods at
retail and services to center resi
dents shall not be permitted.
The regulations specify that no
credit business shall be allowed
and that sales shall usually be
made at prevailing market pri
ces. Dr. Bruce pointed out that
under state laws competitive pri
ces must be maintained.
The rights and responsibilities
of-cooperativeTncrabeis-are WtV
lined as follows:
A. Full use of the services and
facilities of all enterprises.
B. Access to the records of the
association (including minutes of
meetings and accounting rec
ords) at all reasonable times.
C. Right of hearing and repre
sentation by counsel before any
properly called regular or special
memoersnip meetings, prior to
expulsion from membership.
D. Proper notice of and full
voice with all other members in
membership meetings.
E. Eligibility for any office in
the association.
Japanese Concert
The regularly conducted Jap
anese concert of popular and
classical recordings will be held
at Firebreak 14 at 8 pjn. tonight.
extinguishers. They are there
for your own protection.
3. Do not build any type of fire
at any time. If the rubbish
is accumulated around your
barrack report it immediately
to the fire department and
measures will be taken
Do not take this matter in
your hands, for it may lead to
dire consequences.
"Telephones will soon be in
stalled in every four blocks for
emergency use while the four
more watch towers on 24 hour
shifts will be added," according
to Hon. "We are now waiting for
the orders to progress, from the
Signal Corps, because all the ma
terial is now in Lone Pine."
Japanese personnel of the Fire
Department are: Chief, Robert
Kubota; Assistant Chief, Mas
Tanibata; and fire prevention in
spectors George Sekiguchi and
Mas Nakanishi.

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Manzanar free press (Manzanar, Calif.), September 9, 1942
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Manzanar, Calif.
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Manzanar, Calif., September 9, 1942
Subject Headings
-  Japanese Americans--California--Newspapers
-  Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Newspapers
-  Manzanar (Calif.)--Newspapers
-  Inyo County (Calif.)--Newspapers
-  Evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans (United States : 1942-1945)
-  Japanese Americans
-  California
-  California--Inyo County
-  California--Manzanar
-  1942-1945
-  United States--California--Inyo--Manzanar
Japanese American evacuation and relocation camp newspapers
-  Weekly, Aug. 18, 1945-Oct. 19, 1945
-  Vol. 1, no. 1 (Apr. 11, 1942)-v. 16, no. 7 (Oct. 19, 1945).
-  Published Apr. 11-May 31, 1942 at the Manzanar Assembly Center; June 1, 1942-Sept. 8, 1945 at the Manzanar Relocation Center.
-  Collected in Japanese camp papers.
-  "Internment camp newspaper."
-  Supplements accompany some issues.
-  Available on microfilm from the Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service; also available online.
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-  Also available in digital format on the Library of Congress website.
-  English and Japanese.
-  "Official publication of the Manzanar Relocation Center Administration and newspaper of Manzanar Community Enterprises."
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