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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 17, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta S4 Hi UTHMIDGt HUAID POTTED POOCH Sixyearold Olivia Weston of Toronto gaiej with wide eyes at a toy poodle only four and a half inches long and weighing 13 Giles is the ion of who is described as worldssmallest dog by the Guinness Book of and Giles Is smaller than his They have risen to the top in many professions No ghetto for the JapaneseAmericans By CHARLES FOLEY London Observer Service LOS ANGELES In a land that sometimes seems to be composed of dissatisfied minor ities one ethnic group manages to fit splendidly into the Ameri can way of The Japanese Americans have risen from the discrimination and despair of the wartime years to a position of ap proval and economic success in the United The greater part of the 000 strong Japanese Ameri can community live on the West and particularly in Los where they make up one of them put it a miniature New York Jewish Japanese American scientists and engineers are prominent in the aerospace and chemical In electron they are in keen Japanese Americans have also risen to the top in the med legal and teaching profes sions The Los Angeles County for is Thomas Nogiichi the President of San Francisco Stae one of the states most troubled is Haya In Little Tokyo the cen tre of Los Angeles Japanese life an urban development program has filled the dis trict with new highrise build Even the racial prejudice of preSecond World War days seems to have and the Japanese suffer no ghetto res Inevitably injustices At work to correct them is the Japanese American Citizens an organization born 40 years ago out of the deep anti oriental prejudice then prevalent on the West Coast With 92 chapters throughout the United it is the communitys only nation wide organi7ation The JACL went through a baptism of fue during the Sec ond World War after Pearl more than Jap aneseAmericans were moved to detention camps at 48 hours abandoning or selling their possessions for next to The JACL protested that German and Italian immi grants were given individual in vestigation before being moved and many were while for tie Japanese Ameri cans a blanket order was is A violent campaign was conducted against them in the Hearst Press and the evacua tions continued for months after all threat of a Japanese invasion of the mainland had been dispelled by the battle of The Japanese lost farms and their Californian fishing Many millions of dollars of Japanese American capital were and after the war the JACL could persuade the Federal Govern ment to make restitution of no more than 25 per cent of the JOIN ARMY Yet in the detention camps only a few of the tens of thou sands of inmates turned anti The vast majority behaved like loyal and in the final stages of the when the post Pearl Har bour hysteria had died they were allowed to join the Several thousands saw com bat service in France and the Japanese Ameri can units had some casu alties in and General MacArthur said that intelli gence work done by Japanese American soldiers in the Paci fic saved thousands of Ameri can The JACLs national secre Mike led the postwar struggle to win back rights for the embattled com As a Washington lob byist he obtained approval for bills concerning naturalization compensation for prop erty losses and Uie authoriza tion for servicemen to return Charges laid after Rome march ROME API Italian police brought criminal charge1 Mon day against extreme rightists wro TYiarrhfft in the strecte n Home shouting We want the colonels1 The political office of Rome police headquarters accused 17 persons of exalting crime and taking part in a Fascist demon stratum It did not narra them hut said some wore lead ers of tho exlrcme rightist or ganintions that took part in the The chnrgfT ramr after Ital action apnirust monarchists and neoFascists win virtually called for a military coup detat during the with war brides from Today Masaoka is president of a company that specializes in international public He is1 active in the business of promoting American friendship with The JapaneseAmerican com munity falls naturally into three each selflabelled the Issei the immigrants who came from Japan around the turn of the century the second generation now mostly in their 40s and 50s and the San the grandchildren in their 20s and The young Sansei have be come thoroughly So that they are carrying on a youth rebel lion which approximates close ly to that of their A n g 1 o At the last na tional convention of the JACL the Sansei confronted their Nisei elders with a spot of mili allAmerican political pro There were several tar Japanese Americans had failed to speak up for the other oppressed minorities of the United They should drop their narrow view of their own interest and develop an Asian Some San sei even suggested that the JACL change its name to the Asian American Once an Asian you then equate the bombing of Hiroshima with US action m Vietnam as part and parcel of American FILMS SHOWN And that was what some long haired young Japanese Ameri cans did in a twohour long political confrontation with their After speeches and films were shown of the Second World War concentra tion of the effects on human beings of the atomic bombs dropped on and of US action in The Japanese American forgets too said 22 yearold Warren Furutani of Los Angeles himself a JACL He has learned his Business is better than Nice Japs send their chil dren to school to learn how to make If this is the we wont be Among community the lop target of the Sansei is conservative Professor H a y a government should Governor Ronald collaborate with the Italian appointed as President Communist largest the nottorn San Francisco State Hayakawa rode out some stormy months and re cently the college has been To the militant he is a yellow Uncle The dispute coincided with re newed argiring over whether Premier Emilio C o I o m b o s go along with some of the pro Inside for a liberal faction has been lob bying against a law that gives the President power to set up detention camps in time of na tional President Nixon has agreed that the law should be ft seems unlikely that Japan ese Americans would eve again suffer anything like thei wartime But th older people want to be sure Their memorlesarenotsc short as the Sansei seem tc need to STRETCH easy BERNINA that and stretch and dont give way are yours with A variety of special stitches for stretch with one and two nendlns and including an overlook and safely are built right into the The exclusiva automatic fabric sensor insures no BERNINA Is truly a Space Age yewing precision engineered in to sew all the fabrics of our Versatile and easy to BERNINA Incorporates many exclusive features that make all sawing chores a Tetl sew a BERNINA Its the FUN machine of the can afford a BERNINA Lifetime Guarantee wide choice of BERNINA with the automatic fabric sensor SEE THE BEAUTIFUL BERNINA AT CALL FOR FREE HOME DEMONSTRATION APPLIANCE TV 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