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Workers claim May checks
Distribution of $24,646.41 worth
of long-awaited WCCA May
checks, which arrived Mnnrtnv
E. H. Hooper, principal fiscal
accountant who just returned
from the Regional Office in San
Francisco on official business yes
terday, announced that following
the usual procedure, workers are
requested jto bring their identifi
cation numbers or work- s1ir tn
began this morning at 9 ajn. The
office will remain open each
nieht until no nno is loft in lino
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for the convenience of workers.
Checks will be cashed at the ran.
avoid unnecessary delay.
JULY 22. 1942
New policy for
Transfers told
Consideration for special
transfers to and between relo
cation centers shall be given
only to reunite separated mem
bers of a family or to prevent
"undue hardship," according
to the policy set by the Region
al Office.
A family is defined as "that
group domiciled together as a
family immediately prior to evac
uation, plus other members de
pendent upon the family group
for principal support, or contri
buting principal support to the
family group at the time."
The cases which may be con
sidered as eligible under the
"undue hardship" provision in
clude the following:
(1) Physical disability involv
ing care by friends or relatives
not classed as immediate family.
(2) Economic distress involv
ing financial support by friends
or relatives not classed as im
mediate family.
(3) Custody -and guardianship
requirine custody and exercise of
guardianship for care and protec
tion of minors, orphans and in
competents by persons not classi
fied as immediate family.
(4) Marriage Involving thej
uniung'or single-persons enter
ing into marriage contracts;
(S) Other special cases such as
professionals in demand at other
Resident leaves to
Join sweetheart
The old adage "Love laughs at
locksmiths" still held true as 21-year-old
Tomiko Kato walked
past the sentry box last Saturday
end hailed a bus for Mojave, en
training for Grand Rapids, Michi
gan, to join her sweetheart, John
Theywill be married in Lans
dale, Pennsylvania, where Nitta
is working as a chick sexor.
Among the crowd waving good
bye to Tomiko were her father
and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Kai
chiro Kato and her two sisters
and three 'brothers. The family
originally hailed from Terminal
The girl was one of the first to
receive special permits from the
army to leave a center to marry.
Music Hour Features
Beethoven Works
Continuing the Beethoven
Brahms cycle, the Music Hour
will present "Lenore Overture
No. 1" and "Symphony No. 9" by
Beethoven at 8 pan. tomorrow,
July 23, at 32-15.
Sunday's offering will be
Beethoven's "Symphony No. 7"
and "Violin Concerto in D Major"
with Jascha Heifetz, violinist,
from 8 pjn. at 32-15.
Girls Wanted
All girls desiring half-day
work are asked to report to the
camouflage net project. Two
hundred workers are seeded
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From the humble beginning above when the paper rolled
off a temperamental mimeograph machine, the Manzanar Free
Press today comes of age. Cut Courtesy of L. A. Daily News.
Presses roll for first
Printed Free Press
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"On the night of April 11, several "weeks' after the first
stauncn pioneers tared forth into Manzanar, the initial his
toric cppy of The Manzanar Free Press dropped, wet with
fresh ink, from the limping, erratic mimeo press. Simple and
unpretentious, it made its bow to fulfill a vital need for ac
curate information.
Today, already past gawky adolescence, The Manzanar
tree Press dons its new party dress, complete with modern
type and streamlined masthead. Its steady progress symbol
izes the development of the center from a few ditch-riddled
blocks populated with a scattering of shivering newcomers
to a full-sized community of nearly ten thousand people
watering their patches of green lawn and discussing the latest
snag in the system of self-government.
Launched by a small group of ambitious ex-newspapermen,
the paper declared in its debut issue, "Truth must he the
keystone of this community so we have called this The Man
zanar Free Press." In our brief three and a half months of ex
istence we have always attempted to adhere to this ideal,
sometimes under trying circumstances. At times our critics
have hurled charges of censorship and curled their lips in
irony at the name Free Press. Despite handicaps, we have
tried to be true to our original promise of squelching rumors,
upholding morale, printing authentic information, and mak
ing constructive criticisms.
With the blessings of Bob Brown, public relations direc
tor, VoL 1 No. 1 referring to itself as "America's youngest and
one of the most unique newspapers" started on its great ad
venture. Setting the pace and pattern for all the others, it
was the very first of center publications.
Beginning as a skimpy four page bi-weekly, after several
issues it grew into a six page bi-weekly. Increased population
with an accompanying increase in activities called for more
frequent publication. Therefore, on May 12, one month after
the first issue, the Free Press became a tri-weekly. Now to
give better coverage we are finally going on a printed basis.
In our brief mimeographed career we have created quite
a flurry in the large world outside our guarded gates. Though
seemingly isolated, Manzanar is the cynosure of all eyes. We
are principals in a social drama unparalleled in history. Al
ready our scrap book runs into five huge volumes filled with
thousands of clippings from every large and obscure publica
tion in the country.
With this issue we write thirty to VoL I and continue with
VoL II. Although our days of nursing a temperamental mime
ograph machine are over, our real work has just begun. Today
we are fortified with more experience; today we are in a
better position to live up to our name. Our avowed purpose
of creating an informed and alert public shall not be forgotten.
Form judiciary committee
To help maintain order
To help maintain peace, safety and order within the cen
ter, a iudiciarv committer rmrnvKwl nf ti, t.. j
two alternates was elected by the Block Leaders' Council
mis wees io serve witn three Caucasian staff members Se
lected were Mrs. Miya Kikuchi, Koji Ariyoshi and Tom Oza-
mo;o, wiui nev. Jun Fujimori
Hospital moves to
New location todau
A giant exodus was under
way today as the Manzanar
hospital, including the medical
staff, equipment, and 75 pa
tients, began moring to the new
S1S2X0O building which will
house 250 patients when fully
equipped. It is located above
Blocks 29 and 34.
Gleaming new equipment,
spick and span furniture, fluor-
oscope and radiograph units as
well as refrigerators have al
ready been installed in prepara
tion, .tacn ward will bave its
own kitchen, besides the regular
hospital kitchen.
The daily clinics will be closed
this afternoon, reopening again
on Thursday at the new location,
announced Dr. James Goto, chief
of the medical staff.
The jnodern hospital includes
leiepnone Dooms, pnarmacy. cen
tal, X-ray, laboratories, clinics,
sterilization, minor and major
surgery rooms as well as the gen
eral and contagious diseases
wards. Huge laundry and boiler
rooms have also been built as part
of the hospital unit.
Nurses' aides and orderlies will
prepare the wards for the pa
tients. More than 100 will be fed
tomorrow evening by the crew of
the new kitchen.
Blocks 29 and 34 will be occu
pied by hospital employees and
their families, according to Frank
Chuman, office manager.
and Henry Tsurutani as alter
nates. Caucasian members are
Mrs. Margaret Dllle of the So
cial Welfare ejvtfnn Tlitm....
Temple, community services and
Ned Campbell, assistant project
This tribunal is mi9ti.fnnw-
ary in nature and is not to be
comusea witn we tentative judi
ciary planned to be incorporated
in the proposed constitution of
the block leaders. It has been
formed under direct orders from
Washington headquarters of the
Final decision anr? cArtomMA
all cases rests with the Project
Lirecior. inis innunai will have
the power to hold hearings, sub
poena and examine witnesses and
renaer opinions to the Director.
It shall hold hearings only after
a written statement of charges
has been served; hearings shall'
ue iiuduc, dui we committee re
serves me ngnt to call for a
closed hearing, whenever the sub
ject matter warrants, or when
the best interests of the defend
ant are involved.
A defendant is permitted to be
represented by a cou-ael or rep
resentative of his own choosing:
He also has the right of appeal
to the regional office except in
minor cases.
No fines may be imposed, but
strict disciplinary actions wfll be
Take Two Into
Sambei Hiraga, 33-1-4, and Ki
yoshi Iwasaki, 12-14, were taken
into custody on July 15 by Spe
cial F3J. Agent Moehle and tak
en from Manzanar Jn nuem
were advanced for the warrants
ana tneir oestinatians were undisclosed.
New working pants
"Workimr nants an hefnir fe?nv4
by blocks to workers at 1-14. The
office will remain own until ie
36 blocks are covered.
The supply, sufficient to go
around to everv laborer Jc Tianrf-
led by the social service bureau.
j.nis is me second stupment of
clothing received from the army,
the first suddIv went to the .nl.
unteer crew.
tytemdom of iUe psi&U
The clerk whose accounts are correct welcomes the
auditor. A public official sure of his aim and integrity
welcomes criticism.
No administrator making decisions by the dozen daily
about problems as unpredictable as those of Manzanar is
infallible. Mistakes occur. Judgments differ. White to one
man looks black to another.
The function of a free press is to make a record of the
particular section of life which comes within its view, and
to comment on that record. The MANZANAR FREE
'PRESS records the daily development of a fascinating so
cial scene evolving under exceedingly difficult controls.
What a pity were that record to be blurred by restriction
of editorial freedom! The opinions of intelligent participant
in an action may be as significant as the action.
With this issue the MANZANAR FREE PRESS dons
a new dress. With my blessing she also wears in her hair
the red rose of freedom.
Project Director.

About this Newspaper

Manzanar free press (Manzanar, Calif.), July 22, 1942
Other Title
Free press
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Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Place of Publication
Manzanar, Calif.
Dates of Publication
Created / Published
Manzanar, Calif., July 22, 1942
Subject Headings
-  Japanese Americans--California--Newspapers
-  Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945--Newspapers
-  Manzanar (Calif.)--Newspapers
-  Inyo County (Calif.)--Newspapers
-  Japanese Americans
-  California
-  California--Inyo County
-  California--Manzanar
-  Evacuation and relocation of Japanese Americans--(United States :--1942-1945)
-  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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