Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on July 13, 1975 · Page 123
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July 13, 1975

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 123

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^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^MH|^^^^^^J|^P^1^^^mMHBU£KKa*BMWVH^*T-" ' '" · Although Japanese-Americans were held in internment camps like this during World War II, no responsible charge of sabotage was ever made against them. Japanese-Americans and Japan and on the other hand they are very proud of their Japanese cultural heritage. It is troubling. that the public at large too often fails to make this distinction. The Japanese American Citizens League seeks to explain and solve these problems. A grassroots civil rights organization, JACL was organized in 1930 for Japanese-Americans to help each other. It now works through edu- - cation and public service for civil rights of all minorities. In the 96 chapters throughout the country the 30,000 members are encouraged to participate in and serve the greater community. Home and heritage Interestingly, many of the values brought to the United States from Japan by the immigrants corresponded very closely to the Protestant ethic: value on family, value of the strength of education, value on religion, value on hard work. The Japanese culture encouraged many of the same things that had produced success in this country for a long time. The Vietnamese who have come here also have a contribution to make to American society. Instead of fearing that they will take "our" jobs and weaken "our" culture--racist cries that have been raised against Orientals for gen- "erations--we should give them the chance to make good without prejudice or discrimination. CONTINUED they often look at a person in a stereotypic manner. Certain environmental groups are . campaigning to save the whales, a campaign that Japanese-Americans support. The JACL has been on record with the State Department and the Japanese government-in support of a 10-year moratorium on harvesting whales. The environmental movement has called for a boycott of Japanese imports because that nation continues to have a large whaling industry. Often schoolchildren are so sympathetic to the Save the Whale movement that they take out their feelings on the first thing that appears Japanese. My own 3-year-old daughter was at a playground when a little girl came up and said, "You're bad." My daughter asked, "Why am" I bad?" The child replied, "Because you kill whales." A distinction The half million Americans of Japa- - nese ancestry do not want to be misidentified. America is the country of their birth and citizenship and Japan is the country of their ancestral heritage. Japanese-Americans are concerned that those two countries remain friendly. On the one hand they want to make certain there is a distinction made between Where Rheumatism Pain Strikes... Rheumatic and Arthritic Pain can strike the joints in any of the indicated areas. (see arrows on chart) Pain to *) SLER Now for the first time, overnight blessed temporary relief from the pain of arthritis, bursitis, rheumatism, soreness, stiffness. Just rub Icy-Hot's creamy balm over the affected joints or muscles, and you can actually feel the pain start lessening. Begin to sleep peacefully again. If you don't have relief in 24 hours well refund your money. Send $3.00 for W 2 oz. jar or $5,00 for 7 oz. jar. ·I · SEND ME ICY-HOT QUICK! · · · ·. J. W. Gibson Co., D»pt. PM-29 2000 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis, Ind. 46202 Please'rush ICY-HOT to me. I must be completely satisfied with the results or I will send you a note for a full refund. (I won't bother returning the unused portion.) I enclose $3.00 for the 3 V4 oz. jar. Q Cash Q Money Order I enclose $5.00 for the 7 oz. jar. Q Check CITY * rA © J. W. GIBSON CO.. 1974 g

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