Creator

Date Original

1942 March 02

Description

Student newspaper from the fifth grade class at Rohwer Relocation Camp.

Biographical/Historical Note

After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9022, creating the War Relocation Authority (WRA). The WRA selected ten sites in which to imprison more than 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, over two-thirds of whom were American citizens. Two of these centers were in the Arkansas Delta, one at Rohwer in Desha County, and the other at Jerome in sections of Chicot and Drew counties. Over 16,000 Japanese Americans were incarcerated in these two centers between October 1942 and November 1945.

Transcription

FIFTH GRADE EAGLE
Vol. 1 No. 2 February 16, 1945
Six People Escape
History Test
Six people from the
fifth grade escaped
a history TesT given
by their Teacher, Miss
Odell.

Hatsumi Yoshioka
Goes to Chicago
With sobs and Tears
we said goodbye To
HoTsumi. Some of us
had leTTers from her
She is liking iT very
much.

Weather
Fair and Warm.
[we hope!]

Distinguished Visitor
Fifth Grade
Mr. A.G. Thompson
SupeinTendenT of
schools, spent some
Time with us the
oTher day. We show
ed him some of
our "movies". A
panic ThreaTened
when The "City"
group couldn't find
their pictures But,
aT the last minute,
They galloped up
with them and
saved The day. Were
Their faces red!

Third Grade News
Sho Kebe has been
To the Pine Bluff
hospital for TreaT-
menT
(sic.)
school because of a
broken food is imp
roving and we are
expecTing him back
in school soon.

Our room organi-
ized the "Blue Eagle
Club" lasT week the
following officers
were elecTed Chirje
Fujiwora, Pres. Mary
Kurowa, Sec., Keigo
Jinde, Chairman of
The Program Committee

Hisako Shingu and
Dolphine Umeda were
The winners of our
Spelling ConTesT.

Lost and Found
Found- A pair of gloves
Brown leather and
fleece with organge
and brown bands
Claim aT office.
Found- A Parker
Eversharp Claim
aT 31-6-D.

The Little Fifth Grader
[illustration here]

Fifth Grade Eagle
Published every so
ofTen by the 5th
grade of Rohwer
Eastside ElemenTary
School.

EdiTor: Normal Matsumoto
ReporTers: Donald Osugi
Motomu Aaro.
Advertising: Dorothy
Johnston
Artist: James Okada
Cartoonist: Marcia
Ramsdell

Fourth Grade News
The fourth grade
has a club. It is
and English Club
Their special work
is finishing their
Eskimo uniT books.

One boy has re-
plicated His (sic.)
is Iwao (sic.)
He wenT To New Jersey.

CongraTulaTons
To The
Fifth Grade
for the
first ediTion
of The
Fifth Grade Eagle
A.G. Thompson

SUPER SAD - M.R.
[Comic]
As Dawn breaks we
find our hero. Ok,
waking up.

At breakfast
SLURP
SLURP
SLURP

AND SO TO SCHOOL
Hey we're going
To Have a History
Test

Oh I mean to
The Bayou

GEC I'm GOING
Lucky Herman!
He found a TickeT
To Miami!!

Lost
A mind. If found,
please reTurn To
31-6-A. We need
iT badly!

Lost
The ability To
spell If you see
a sTray one, please
leave aT 31-6-A
for Marcia Ramsdell

Physical Description

Newspaper, 9.25" x 12.25"

Subjects

World War, 1939-1945--Concentration Camps--United States--Arkansas; Japanese Americans--Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945; Education; Newspapers; Rohwer Relocation Center (Ark.)

Contributor

Fifth grade class, Rohwer Relocation Center

Geographical Area

McGehee, Desha County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000643, Box 1, Folder 4, Item 1

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Hazel Retherford papers, MS.000643

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Student newspaper, Fifth Grade Eagle, Hazel Retherford papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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Additional Content

Amon Guy Thompson papers, MG04582-MG04586; Austin Smith papers, 1942-1945, MG04350; Beauty Behind Barbed Wire: The Arts of the Japanese in Our War Relocation Camps, MG01299; Community Analysis Reports and Community Analysis Trend Reports of the War Relocation Authority, 1942-1946, MG03846-MG03847; Japanese Camp papers, MG03848-MG03869

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