Santa Anita Pacemaker, Issues 26 through 30, + Final Issue
Vol. 1 #26, July 15, 1942
Page 1: Paychecks will be distributed that day. Sales of soft drinks has been cut due to shortage of sugar and other item. There's an article about the speed limit being ten miles an hour. Nisei are voting by absentee ballot. Transfers can be made between centers to unite family members.
Certain areas are now out of bounds.
Page 2: Some art done at Tanforan has been shown at Mills College. There have been three babies born, but there are also going to be three services for people who have died.
This is the type of thing I really like to see, a reference to a documentary history. I wonder if it was completed and, if it was, if a copy of it is available somewhere.
Radishes served at the mess have been grown at the center. The transfer plan article from page 1 is continued here. The Beta Hi-Teens heard a speaker on boy-girl relationships. An artist at the camp has painted a church scene.
Page 3: The Feminine Forum article is on this page. A barber shop has opened. A Mother's Club has been organized. The Beta Council chose a president and a secretary. A toy plane has been built that young kids can ride in. Cub Scouts held a campfire night. The Beta Tri-ettes is another organization referred to in an article.
Page 4: Boy Scout troops will be having a one-month competition. A special diet kitchen has been opened. A dance helped raise money for maintenance of the P.A. system. Scouts are taking a cooking test, and there might be a vaudeville club. There's an article on a rock garden, and an article on no more washing in the units once the laundries are all working. The Drum & Bugle Corps is practicing, and the center manager returned from a trip to Chicago.
Page 5: There are four baseball articles, one article on Sumo, and an article on volleyball.
Page 6: The Win, Place & Show article, there's a Little Neebo cartoon, and a resident has figured out how to get running water in his unit. There's also the editorial below:
Vol. 1 # 27: July 18, 1942
Page 1: There will be a girl-dates-boy dance. A new mess system will be started to try and prevent long lines. Hardball baseball will start that day, and more workers are needed for the camouflage net project. Banking hours for the next week are announced.
They need writers for the documentary.
The camp is going to have a couple of official visitors.
Page 2: A child hygiene clinic will be opened. The student relocation questionnaires need to be turned in. The Artists & Writers group is going to have an election. The head of Scout's Troup 27 is announced. Chinese napa and radishes have been harvested from the camp's own efforts. The new mess system article from page 1 is continued.
Used tin cans are used for planting. The banking hour article from page 1 is continued, and there are softball results.
Page 3: Diptheria shots are still being given out. The church services schedule, a folk singfest, and a policeman's ball are three more articles. The husband of a woman at the camp died of a heart attack in New Mexico. The boy scouts have called off their paper drive. Troop 40 has appointed a scoutmaster. The Alpha Filiae girls' club has picked their colors.
The Southern Girls' Jamboree. Notice the cartoon.
Page 4: The Women's Glee Club needs members. There's an article about a model airplane that flew. The Cub Scouts are sponsoring a marble contest. There's an article about snacks for very young kids. Scout 27 has named new leaders. A Drama Class will start. The Delta Cardinals have elected a president. The San Francisco boys' club will have a mixer. A group called the arcadians will present songs. A Boy Scout camp shelter will be built. The Alpha Tri group has chosen colors.
Page 5: There are six baseball-related articles, and one girls' volleyball article.
Page 6: The Win, Place & Show column, Americanism classes are set up for Issei, a Little Neebo cartoon, and an editorial.
Vol. 1 #28, July 22, 1942
Page 1: Hours for showers and laundries are announced. More firemen are needed, and there's been model car racing. Workers are asked to pick up checks, and residents can check to see if they can get their radios back.
A very important article about those who seek to return to Japan, and the giving up of their American citizenship.
Page 2: The repatriation article continues. There's an article on visitors to the center. There's an article on model planes, and two on softball. The article on the model racing cars continues from the first page.
Page 3: The barbers are asking people to wash their hair before coming to get a haircut. The Feminine Forum column, and a column on the Cub Scouts presenting a campfire program. There have been two births and one death. There will be a dance to honor July birthdays. The Delta council chose a president. Gates for special residents have been made. Delta Elon has elected leaders.
Page 4: There's an article on the census taker saying the men's units are neater than the women's units. Troop 35 holds a Boy Scout contest. There's a church article, and an article on the music hour. Officers of the Boy Scout troop 45 have been picked. The Alpha Debs won the best-stunt prize. The Alpha Bettes elected leaders.
Page5: There's an article on a horseshoes champion, judo, sumo, baseball results, and an article on a sports schedule.
Page 6: The Win, Place & Show article, an editorial, and a Little Neebo cartoon.
Vol. 1 #29, July 25, 1942
Page 1: The check schedule has been altered. There's a problem with the draining of cesspools. The mess halls are having a competition. There's an article that parcels of food over a certain weight limit will not be accepted in the mail. The shoe supply is exhausted, and there's a calendar for visitor's days.
Page 2: A new column, The Story of the Week. The check distribution article continues. There was a surprise party for the Personnel Relations officer. A couple has left for Tule Lake. Officials have been named for a plane show. There's an article on the blue mess hall.
Page 3: The mess halls need are trays and utensils returned. There's an article on the dump's burning crew. There will be a music program and a marble tournament. There have been four births and one death. Troop 27 is leading in the troop-of-the-month contest. The Bonnie Betas installed a president. A Nisei could got married. A bunch of Beta clubs held an entertainment session. The diptheria shot schedule is listed.
Page 4: The church services schedule, and the scouts pass their cooking tests. New judo classes for girls are planned. A birthday-request dance will be held. Ballroom dancing classes announce their hours. The Boy Scouts will hold a community sing. The police chief has named an aide. Troop 35 has picked its officers. Troop 379 has done the same. Adult folk dancing classes will start.
Page 5: The sports calendar, two articles on baseball, one on umpires. an an article on a judo tournament.
Page 6: The Win, Place & Show column, an article on rugs being made from the camouflage net project, a Little Neebo cartoon, and an editorial.
Vol. 1 #30: July 29, 1942
Page 1: Distribution of shoes is stopped until clothing distribution starts. A laundry and dry cleaning service has been started. Movies and other entertainment are announced. Center banking hours are listed. There has been a change in shoe repair, and a change in the head of health services. The white mess won the excellence pennant.
Japanese records have to be turned in. Here's what I can't figure out. Why wait this long? Why weren't they collected at the same time the Japanese language books were turned in? Is this inefficiency, or a punishment of some sort for something?
Page 2: An entertainment schedule, and an article on model planes. There have been two births and one death. A new first aid class is starting, and a shoe article from page 1 is continued. The center's dance orchestra needs a pianist. There will be a feature dance, and the Issei entertainment program has had its hours changed. There will be a Protestant meeting, there's baseball results, and there's another personal article about the census taker.
Page 3: The Feminine Forum column, a winner for the Song and Yell contest, a vaudeville program is announced, a meeting of two women's groups, an article on beauty culture and two other women's groups, a birthday party, boy scouts cooking contest, and some scouts got promotions.
An interesting article.
Page 4: A sculptor at the center has molded a bust of Mac Arthur. Standings in the Boy Scout troop-of-the month contest are given. Nine religious groups discussed various topics. The deadline for signing up for the marble contest is given. A kite contest, a Women's Glee club article, an Arcadians meeting, and an article on the campfire site being available.
Page 5: Four articles on baseball, a schedule of the athletics leagues, and the results of the judo tournament.
Page 6: The Win, Place & Show column, a Little Neebo cartoon, an editorial, and an article about rice being the largest single food item eaten in the camp.
This one has a drawing for the cover.. Then there's a table of contents page.
Another piece of artwork, this one on the next page.
A statement from the manager of the center.
A map of the center.
Page 5 has a message from an author.
Page 6 and Page 7: A list of the administration members.
Page 8:An article on the housing.
Page 9: Win, Place & Show.
Page 10: An article on the mess halls.
Page 11: Feminine Forum.
Page 12 and Page 13: Artwork of people on the papers's staff.
Pages 14, 15: A history of the camp.
Page 16: An article on health care at the camp.
Page 17: A Little Neebo cartoon.
Page 18: An article on recreation at the camp.
Page 19: Santa Anita Post Time article, mentioning one of the editors.
Pages 20, 21, 22: Article about the Pacemaker.
Page 23: Artwork
Page 24: The paper's staffs' autographs.
Back cover: Artwork.
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