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    ~ lI! fI) PACIFIC CITIZEN

    Mrnu'Il'it":" of another ('njo~'· Abh' "I s ,t to the PSW Are fH'. h in my mll\d RS I wrUt' thi~ column. Our Rcthl" "~o­ J!O" Pl'og'r"'!'~I\'c Westside ChaptN'. h'lnti\'~ly youn~ ill n'f1mbership and existcnce, but Ions;: in ct~'sirE' and en- thusia!'>lll. eRn be proud of It~ rolf' I~ host. Our ('ollg.'atula- hans tn Dr. FI'anklin Mina",l Rnd hi!'; offh .· "~I·S {Ol' their leader,hip.

    M.mbwh,p pUbll"'lon: Japan", Am"I"'n CltI,,., ~"I.' , US We"" St., ~OJ A'I'"'' CI 900U (21') MA 6-4471

    PubUlh.d W"kl, betPI ~11t Wttk of tho V.., - _~ Clan ~oltl9' PlIII II Lo. Anl.III, CIUI,

    VOL, 66 NO. 20 FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1968 Edlt' Bus. Office: MA 8·6936 TEN CEN'rS

    JACL to commemorate historic Nisei event WASHINGTON - T well t~, years aRO. Ihe first two Ni:;ei GIs \\'ere intcned in Arling- Lon National Cemett.'l'Y. Thc)' were PFC Fumilake Nanoto at Los An~.l.s and PFC Sa- bul'o Tnnamachi of an Bcni· to, Tex., members or (he 442nd Regimental Com bat TeRl" who were kUlcd in action dur- tng the rescue of lhe Texas "Lost BaUalion" in the Vosges M.ountains of eastern Fl'ance.

    The historic l'eintcl'men t of June 4, 1948. was commemo-

    lRtl"d by an imprcssive array of militar)' and llovernmrnt olficl. ls and members of Ihe J ACL.

    0" Sunday. Mal' 26, at 9 :~ O R.m., the D.C. chapter will again hold a bl'ier pre·Mcnlo- rlal Day s.r"lce al the Naga- to-Tanamachi gt'Rvesites jn Sec. 12 off of McClellan Drive.

    Congressman Spark Matsu- naga w'ill deliver 8 brieC mes- sage.

    The remaining 2 1 N is e I graves will be decol'a led after

    lh. ceremony by J ACL mem- bers

    Testhnollh\1 Luncheon A testimonial luncheon will

    folow al the Key Bridge Mar- rioLt Hotel at lJ a.m. to honor Ira Shimasaki, who has been choll'ma" at the J ACL Arllng- ton Cemetery service commil- tee for the pasl 20 Years. Mike MasQoka will speak briefly.

    Norman Ikari, Memorial Dav s e r v Ice chairman, is he~dll1R the pre - Memorial Day tribute and luncheon .

    Luncheon will be $3 .25 per Field Forces, .ulogi.ed the pf'nlon, more lhan 650 Nisei who were

    The JACL will also parti- killed in aclion dUl'ing World clpate in lhe May 30 wreath War II : laying ceremonies at the Tomb IIThel'e is one supreme and of the Unknown Soldier with final tesl of loyalty to one's Glenn Matsumolo and Joe nalive land . This tesl is readl- lchlujl making the presenLa- rJess and willingness to fight tlon. fl is R . IMnlncRnt tact (or and, it need be, to die tor that JACL I. the only non- one'. counlry. These Amer- veleran group in the list at lcans, and their fello w., pass- participants at thi~ hallowed ed that tesl with colors fly- Rnd !'ltltTing ceremony. ing. They proved their loyalty

    At the 1948 service, Gen. Rnd devotion beyond all ques- .Jacob Devers, chief of Army tion."

    \Vilh charU(,lCl'ishc willinR- nC'H to )!IV(' his precious tree timc-, Congrf's. man Spa r k M RtsunR~R ~~ntributed sub- st:mllally with his presence. FblllJ! out W('st s;pt:'cifically to deh\'(,t' the major Convention address, Spark's warmth and easy approachability were not mis-,cd by Ihe mR,," J ACLers who turned Olil. His address "Riots R n d Civil Rillhls'u

    stressed the root c a use s of ci"il stnfe, And the need for all of us lO b€' con~tanu.Y aware of the ca\H'e:o. and 1\ot react merely lo the sY1llptom~ He slrrssed lhr r l h R l JACL h., in Ihe con ""V-till' social ,lJ"U~~lcs of the black man - a theme that we are becoming most keenly attuned to.

    Two Views of Discrimination in Japan Thanks to the cxtra eflOl'ts

    of Harry Honda, the Con- ~e~man's visH was also used to exchange oS 0 m e in· formal dialogue with the ver- nacular press. The national officers and staff present, and a f(>w ~esls. joined in this impromptu "press conle.l'- ence."

    lIDSSED OtT

    Jud,lnng (rom the ~rapevine. the 1000 Club Whin~ 0 i n l! \\3S a rcal hit Talc" (tails?) of bunn~' ~irls:. can-can danc- ers, half nude J ACL officers, etc. s:ugc.est a mad. hilarious e\"enin~. 1000 Club Chief, Frank Sakamoto. lent his lalents to the shindig. Inci- dentally Frank is makin~ an all out push to re a c h the magic 2000 membership figure b" San Jose. rm sure we'll ~ake it. bUl whether we do or not, it will not detract Crom the lob Frank is doing.

    GREES PO" ER

    It wa~ a pleasure to meet pttorney .• Tame~ Nakano, who n,ade ;Ii pl1ch for JACL sup· port of the now fairly well known Green Power Founda- tion lnc.

    \llerd about this "boot- strap" eHort has been circu- laled '" the PC. lt IS hoped that a more or~anized a.nd planned support of this de- serving project will develop in the PSW

    (Racu.1 prdudlcf tn Japan is l ubJttlt'd to comm t'nt fram IwO polnL'f of \ ' it;w tn rtunl uU- clts. Tht' pltce b, Richard Ual· oran of thr WMhlngl.un Post

    ~::~f;rd~t'~ '~~~Is ~n J::;t~'O \;~ ~: from Strife In U.S.", whtch un- for tunately ratsu Ult' Sptdrt that Japaneo;:e \muleans m l,hl bt' ~lntllar t y tAchl . Tht' Pain Alto Ittm phllo'lophhe'l' on the Oriental conc.rpl of taC'tat dill>· crimlnaUan, ba.sf'd on Chint'st'

    :t~II~~~il'\~Ir:b~~~sU::llt::pt,j~; 1\ hv (he Jap.nue are .Ioof. -Ed.)

    American view By RICHARD HALLORAN

    TOKYO-Whatever the elloct of America's racial strife on the rest of the black, brown and y e I low peoples or the world. it has hardly caused a ripple here.

    The J apanese. who are ex· lremeQ' race - conscious. have ~hown only a detached inter· est in the U.S. racial conflict and have demonstraled IitUe sympathy lor the Negro Amer- ican in his struggle for equal - ity and civil right.s, either in recent weeks or earlier. The Japanese press has covered the s tor y fully but without much passion and few Japa- nese idenlify themselves: with the Negroes. H anything. they identity with the white ma- jority in American society.

    Similarly. the Japanese re· action to moves toward peace in Vietnam has knocked a hole in lbe myth that the J a- panese are opposed lo the war there because while Amer- icans have been bombing Ja- pan's yellow Asian brothers The Japanese genuinely want

    As our 2nd \' P. Dave Miura the war to end. but not (or pUl it, lhi~ i~ just the kind racial reasons of •• If help approach that we They have long feared that

    I din it would spread to China and Japanese are. always au g, eventually involve Japan di- and encoura2iDJ! .others to e~ - rectly. The Japanese let out bark upon, ln hiS words. thiS a collective sigh of relief and i. a chance for JACLeI~ 1A bope aft.r President John- 'put their money where then' mouths are:' Blunt? Maybe, but to the point. STIlL All-TIME HIGH PLUG

    'Ve couldn't miss the J ACL 81111 of the San .lose Chamber of. Commerce o\'er the week· end. Dr. Tom Taketa was Riv- !ng the hard and soft sell for the 20th BiennJa!. Sharon Uyeda, Jr. JACL Convention Chairman and pretty Conven- tion Queen. Carolyn Uchi- yama, provided the sweelen- ing for the sell. Undersland George Hinoki too k in the 1000 Club Affair, and we had Tom's word that the San Jose blast will be bollor. A prob- lem might be that either Tom or Geor~e couldn't remember the whole evening?

    BUSI NESS

    Usin~ the PSW session as snother sounding board, let me remind all chapters to can· sider the informalion mailed to them carefully, so that your delegates can be prepared to make decisions on issues at the Convention. The speci hc example of the Executive Re- organizaUon pro~osal is a case in point. Discussion of this i tern was very tough since dele~ ates were not all pre- pared to talk about it. This proposa l was mailed to Chap- ter Presidents a. mouth ago.

    EOHO

    Just got in the mail today, &orne very effective slamps (like Xmas seals) on Open HousinJr from EC HO, an ac- tive open housing organiza- tion for Southern Alameda County. The letter and seals sent to me on referral from Tad Masaoka. active JACLer and Chairman at the Californ- ia Commission on Equal O~­ portunihes in Education, IS parhcularly noteworthy be- cause It offers these seals at speCial rates for groups in- teresled in using them for tund raising.

    BUT NOT 1,888 lOOOERS

    SAN FRANCISCO-The 1000 Club count for the end o[ April has been correcled to 1,845 total active - still an all-tim. high in the Club's 20 years of existence, but not 1,888 as reported.

    The 43 who failed lo renew during April were included in the higher figure. It appears about 40 to 50 Thousanders do not renew each month as their membership expires.

    By Year 19B8 "In the next J(eneration,

    knowing how to use a com- puter will be as imporlant as reading and writing." - Dr. John G. Kemeny, professor of mathematics, Dartmouth Col- lege.

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  • 2-PACI'IC CITIZIN Friday, May 17, 1968

    Washington

    Newslett,r:

    by Roger Nikaido

    Poor People's March

    • • D •• cribed "the most mudv. Ind mllllAnt non-violent

    mo\'ement In htstoQ". the Poor Poopl.·, Camp.I,1l led by the Southern ChrisUan Lead.l·shlp Conlerence (SCLC) II

    building in supporte... for IL. cllmacUc mArch into Wasblng- ton. Nln~ ~eparAt~ W8ves of marchtrs (rom \,Ilrlous parts of the country. Including such wid. spread clUes as Mem- phIs. Den" ... Dallas. San An- tonio, and San Francisco, have already started thelr long trek to U,e natlon's capi- tal.

    While the aim 01 the Poor People's Campaign I. to im- prove aU oC the impoveri