Hunt Hi-Lites Vol. 2, No. 7
Page 2 of the January 7, 1944, issue of the Hunt Hi-Lites, the Hunt High School newspaper printed at the Minidoka Relocation Center, where many Japanese Americans from the Pacific Northwest spent much of World War II. This page contains a gossip column which, as the first issue of the new year, also mentions New Year’s resolutions. Here is the gossip column, printed in full:
The beginning of the new year is the time when we make—and break resolutions. We create them on the first of the new year, but after that we find that everyone of our fixed proposals are all shot to pieces. This year, let’s all of us turn over a bright new leaf and determine to stick to our resolutions until the very end.
This snooping fem reporter had made a sensational discovery—a second Frank Sinatra is in the midst of the Hunt High school student body. Paul Hiromura, take a bow! When Paul “Sinatra” sings “All or Nothing At All,” he really knocks the girls for a loop. Maybe soon, the talent scouts will be looking for a second PAUL HIROMURA….Hey boys ever see SHIZ OCHIAI play basketball? She’s really spectacular! Watch her play sometimes, boys, and you’ll know we’re not “talking through our hats”….Ever since LOUIE KOZU got a k.d. to a certain Sophomore lassie he’s been walking “knee-deep in stardust”….TAK ISEFUKU, don’t try to squirm out of this one! You must know the miss that sits in the 4th row, 1st seat, 5th and 6th period Junior Core…..Hmm, you know, We’be [sic] been wondering long and hard why HIRO YONEYAMA always tramps up to Block 16-5-D. Ahem! Now we know, don’t we?…MARK HASEGAWA (sigh) is quite a guy, they tell me. (“they” meaning the fairer sex)….Lucky FRANK SASAKI has all the girls swooning over him since Arthur Murray taught him dancing (in a hurry?) via U.S. Mail….Our hats off to the Girls Club for presenting such an enjoyable assembly recently—How about another performance sometimes in the very near future?
Oh yes, girls! I nearly forgot to mention this, but it’s leap year again. Here’s hoping you ketch the right fella!! The year has just begun, So—let’s not cho-ku-chi.