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Malicious Rumor
Of Bonus Money
Curbed by Heath
A malicious rumor concern
ing tne evacuees who were
taken into protective custody
during the December disturb
ance has been given some
circulation, according to Wal
ter Heath, relocation officer.
It is reported that those per
sons held in protective custody
were paid a bonus of $200 each.
The inference being that this
payment was for their share in
reporting information to the Ad
ministration, which was to the
disadvantage of other evacuees.
This rumor is given credence by
the reported fact that one of the
evacuees in Death Valley re
turned to Manzanar for a day or
two and stated that he received
In actuality, persons who were
taken into protective custody
were asked to resettle outside of
the Relocation Centers since it
was felt that their presence in
any relocation center would have
a disquieting effect, after the
event in Manzanar. In view of
the fact that their resettlement
was requested by the govern
ment and was primarily the de
sire of the evacuees concerned,
the WRA felt the responsibility
for assisting with their expenses.
In all or most cases this was done,
and the evacuee was given an
amount sufficient to cover his
actual expenses in getting to his
new place of residence. Where a
family was involved. Heath said.
this amount might have been as
high as $200. "Wherein individual
was invoivea, u was, ox course,
considerably smaller.
Explicit explanations of trou
bles will enable quicker and bet
ter service in maintenance woric,
Herbert F. Thome, superintend
ent of the department, declared.
He asked those working for
service to give a complete explan
ation of the facts, address and lo
cation. 'Tor instance, in cases of
leaky sinks, state metal sink
leaking, or sink pipe leaking as
the case may be; this will deter
mine whether the plumber or tin
smith is needed and will save a
trip to investigate," he explained.
Invite Caucasians
To Red Cross Show
Caucasian personnel of Man
zanar Relocation center is in
vited to attend the 100 percent
Red Cross benefit show, "Coast
to Coast," being staged next
Tuesday and Wednesday even
ings at Lone Pine high school
auditorium. Curtain time is 8:03
pjn. The comedy-farce has an
all-male cast and chorus, 'th
.musical and specialty numbers.
Tickets are available by phoning
Lone Pine 2081. All proceeds of
the show go to the Inyo County
Red Cross War Fund drive.
Construction of Faculty
Living Quarters Started
Erection of 19 buildings in
cluding dormitories, kitchen and
other facilities .to house the ad
ministrative staff and the school
faculty are now tinder construc
tion was revealed through re
lease from the Public Works Division-Blueprints
showed plans for
three dormitories, kitchen, stor
age, latrine, bathroom, two show
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VOL. Ill, NO. 25
Evacuee Property
Office Established
Earl Barton of the Evacuee
Property Office of the WRA has
arrived here and will devote his
time to assisting local people.
Any resident who wants to sell,
rent or lease belongings left at
his former home at the time of
evacuation may make use of the
services offered by the Evacuee
Property Office in the Admini
stration building. This service is
free. Residents who want to ar
range for the transportation and
storage of personal effects should
make application through the
Project Director, but the service
will be provided by the Evacuee
Property Office, it was stated.
"The purpose in establishing
my office here is to render better
service ana to eliminate uncer
tainties which have sometimes
existed in the nast." Barton said.
"I want everyone to feel free to
come to my office and discuss
their problems regarding the
management or disposition of
The owner of the property or
goods at all times gives the in
structions as to what action he
I wante"taken-withrefcrence to
mfi interests, ii was explained.
When goods are offered for sale
every effort is made to find a
satisfactory purchaser and to se
cure a fair offer. The final ac
ceptance of any offer rests with
the,, owner. The same applies to
rental ana lease agreements.
In cases where the owner dir
ects, final action may be taken by
representatives of the Evacuee
Property Office in behalf of the
evacuee, but wherever possible
details will be discussed, written
instructions may be given by the
owner of property setting forth
the purposes he desires to ac
complish. Copies of all papers,
leases, agreements, contracts, etc.
which affect the property in ques
tion should be brought to the
Evacuee Property Office wnen
requests are made lor tne serv
ice to be given.
A Childhood Dream
A Manzanar evacuee may soon
realize the answer to his child
hood dream.
This lucky person will be given
two things... an opportunity for
relocation and a highly paid job.
And it will not be one of the
many domestic or farm offers
which flood the relocation office
To this recipient, who is to be
chosen from the Manzanar Fire
Department, will go the honor of
serving as a fireman in some in
land state, according to Fire Chief
Robert Kubota.
er rooms, ironing room and a
lounge. Fourteen buildings will
be used for family living quar
ters with one to be occupied by
Director Ralph P. Merritt
Architectural drawings for this
work were made by draftsman
Toshi Tokinaga. Frank Enseki,
carpenter head, is in charge of
the evacuee workers.
"Wti owe our children a happy,
healthy atmosphere. A good home
is not necessarily a rich home,
for there are good homes in Man
zanar. A father and mother who
hide their disappointments and
feelings of injustice, who show
tneir children only the pleasant,
happy side of the living in Man
zanar, are the parents who will
not let them grow to be bitter
or cynical" were some of the
points stressed by Dr Genevieve
Carter, superintendent of educa
tion, in her speech to the P-TA
Tuesday night in mess hall 15.
"To our children, we owe cer
tain shelter, a protection from
hardship and worry so that they
can face better the uncertain
world after this war," Dr. Carter
said adding that all parents must
see that their children receive
the most of educational oppor
tunities for they need everything
tnat can be given them for post'
war adjustment.
Esther Briesemeister, national
secretary of the YWCA, and Mary
Schauland, nursery supervisor,
spoke to the group. Miss Briese
meister in her topic "planning
for the future," stated that it is
important Ad be able-to-Joln in
tUfferent activities "to" make
friends. One must be agreeable
to be understanding and tolerant
to the people who stare out of
curiosity, not with antagonism.
Miss1 Schauland declared that
the nursery education is to sup
plement the home and not to take
its place. This type of education
is n means oi providing an op
portunity for the children to play
with others of the same age.
Pre-school years of the children
are the time when character and
personality patterns are set.
The program ended with a
physics and chemical demonstra
tion given by Leland Abel and
student teachers Albert Naga
shima, Masao Nakagawa and Hi
deyu Uyeda.
Lillian Most and Bentley Wells,
co-sponsors of the Winter '43
class announced that diplomas
for the graduates will be issued
tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. at
mess hall 16.
Certificates received on grad
uation night must be taken in
exchange for the official diplo
mas and all alumni are requested
to attend since a short meeting
will also be held.
'Road to Singapore'
Features Hope,
Crosby and Lamour
Yes, they're at it again. Those
side-splitting, irrepressible "man
iacs" from Paramount Bob Hope
and Bing Crosby with beautiful
Dorothy Lamour in one of then
craziest pictures of the year, the
"Road to Singapore."
A sure ticket to 'Kaigoon, the
land of love, songs, sarongs, and
romance, "Road to Singapore"
will be shown starting tomorrow
The schedule with the first
mentioned block as locale:
Sun. Mar. 28, Blks. 36,
Mon. Mar. 29, Blks. 30,
Tues. Mar. 30, Blks. 26,
Wed. Mar. 31, Blks. 32,
Thurs. Apr. 1, Blks. 33,
Fri. Apr. 2, Blks. 34, 29.
Sat Apr. 3, Blks. 19, 13.
Four Minor Cases
Before Director
Four residents, one a juvenile
accomplice, were brought before
Project Director Ralph P. Mer
ritt on minor crime cases. Acting
as people's counsel was Robert
Throckmorton, project attorney,
while Henry Tsurutani, was de
fense counsel.
At the first trial, two youths
pleaded guilty to charges of steal
ing money from residents' trous
ers left hanging while they were
in the shower. Both were ordered
to pay back to the internal se
curity police for distribution to
the lawful owners the amount of
money taken. Both were placed
on probation. The elder youth is
required to spend each night at
the police station for one month.
Pleading guilty to charges that
he was disturbing the peace un
der the influence of liquor, Y.
Kunasawa spent a day in jail and
case was dismissed. Two of his
friends are now responsible for
his behavior, it was reported.
In revealing that a resident
was arrested and placed .on pro
bation for being a "peeping Tom."
Throckmorton declared that this
type of disorderly conduct will
not ne tolerated, and anyone
found guUtyof this misdemeanor
will be dealt with accordingly.
convening tor its official semi
annual meeting the Co-operative
Congress will consider new en
terprises and hear reports on
business to date this Tuesday
evening at mess hall 22 at 7
George Shinno, newly elected
president, has announced that
included in the agenda for the
evening s consideration will be
reports from the manager, treas
urer, on rebates and new enter
Date with Cobbler
Schedule of shoe repair for the
coming week has been announced
by the Co-op office to be as fol
lows: Monday, blk. 17, Tuesday, 10;
Wednesday, 24; Thursday, 5; Fri
day, 15.
Seventy-five tickets are avail
able for distribution in each
block. This number is expected to
allot one ticket to each family
if the distribution is fair.
Spanish-American War
Claim that he is probably the
oldest nisei in Manzanar or else
where was expressed by Harry
NoDoteru Sutmda, who was re
cently transferred from the Santa
Anita Sanitarium to the hospital
Sumida is 71 years young.
A veteran of the Spanish-American
War, Sumida was wounded
in action while serving as gun
ner's mate on the battleship In
diana. "I was wounded in the
left leg by a shell," Sumida said
in recounting his war experi-
Center Director
Allowed to Act
On Misdemeanors
In view of a slightly mount
ing toll against law and order
in the center, it was revealed
that disciplinary action can
be taken on offenses. Al
though not an exhausting one,
Administrative Instruction No.
85 lists 35 offenses punishable
by the project director of the
relocation center and the max
imum penalties that he may
These offenses when commit
ted by an evacuee in the center
are considered offenses against
the peace and security of the resi
Assault, assault and battery are
the first two listed and aggra
vated assault and battery is ex
plained as a misdemeanor com
mitted by someone who enters
private quarters of another per
son, or someone who inflicts in
jury to another who is decrepit
or unable to defend himself.
Others are riot, unlawful as
sambly, gambling, conducting a
gambling house, operating a con
fidence game, carrying concealed
weapons, abduction, theft, em
bezzlement, fraud, forgery, re
ceiving stolen property, extortion,
disorderly conduct, reckless driv
ing, malicious mischief, trespass,
injury to public property, main
taining a public nuisance, cruelty
to animals, prostitution, giving
venereal disease to another, fail
ure to send children to school,
contributing to delinquency of a
minor, bribery, perjury, false ar
rest, resisting lawrui arrest, r.
fusing to aid officer, escape and
disobedience to lawful orders of
the Project Director.
The maximum Denaltv that
may be imposed by the Protect
Director is imDrisonment in iail
1 ior noi more man tnree months,
I or suspension of clothing allow-
ances, unemployment comDensa-
tion, welfare grants or other pay
privileges which an offender is
entitled to.
The person charged with an
offense is granted a hearing pre
sided over by the Director, and
although a committee may ad
vise the Director, he is complete
ly responsible for fair presenta
tion of the case and the punish
ment to be inflicted.
While driving in the mountains
half way to Carson City, Sunday,
Mrs. Nancy Zischank, special es
cort found herself in a predica
ment when she discovered that
oil in the car had all been used.
Help from a timely friend en
abled Mrs. Zischank to drive her
passengers, Chiyoko and George
Oda, Nori and Mae Masuda, and
Mrs. Akiyao Maruvama safelv
to their destination.
Gunner in
ences. "Now my leg is paralyzed
so I can hardly walk."
Sumida declared that the dif
ference between the method of
conducting warfare in that old
conflict waged before the turn of
the century to the present war
was too great even tn invito
commenting on the warm.
uuw uemg en
joyed by the residents her!. Su-
i- uc preierrea tne
colder winter of New York where
jiu ins ooynood days.

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Manzanar free press (Manzanar, Calif.), March 27, 1943
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Manzanar, Calif., March 27, 1943
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-  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.
-  Master negatives are available for duplication from: California Newspaper Microfilm Archive; positive copies may be purchased by the reel; for further information consult the CNMA at: External
-  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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