..• Photocopied from material belonging to the Division of Special Collections & University Archive, University of Oregon Libraries. This photocopy is for research use only. Further reproduction or citing requires permission. Please contact us at libweb. uoregon. edu/ speccoll/ NATIONAL JAPANESE AMERICAN STUDENT RELOCATION COUNCIL 1201 CHESTNUT STREET, PHILADELPHIA 7, PENNSYLVANIA RITTENHOUSE 9372 JOHN W. NAsON, National Chairman C. V. HIBBARD, National Director THOMAS R. BODINE, Field Director April 12th, 1944 Dear Council Members: C. V. Hibbard ended thirteen months as director of the Council on March 31, 1944, and, according to agreement, he left for his home in Madison, Wisconsin. The Executive Committee in the meantime had been searching for someone to take his place and had finally given authority to Reed Cary, C. V. Hibbard, and myself to make a suitable appointment. am happy to inform you that we have appointed as Acting Director Mrs. Helga E. Swan, who spent thirteen years with her husband in YMCA work in Japan. Mr. Swan is now con-nected with the Signal Corps Depot in Philadelphia. Mrs. Swan is a charming person with an unusually varied background. She taught civics and American history in high schools in Wisconsin before going with her husband to Japan. Later she took up in-terior decoration as a hobby and turned this into business experience. The Council is unusually fortunate in securing her service on a part time basis in succession to Mr. Hibbard. Yours sincerely, lAr% JWN: mcmJohn W. Nason, Chairman The Membership of the Council appears on the reverse of this sheet.