PRESIDENT M. EUGENE NEWSOM DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, U.S.A.
FIRST VICE PRESIDENT DR. OTTO BOHLER VIENNA, AUSTRIA
SECOND VICE PRESIDENT DR. EDOUARD WILLEMS BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
THIRD VICE PRESIDENT CHARLES W. ACKLEY VINELAND, NEW JERSEY, U.S.A.
DIRECTOR VIZCONDE DE CASA AGUILAR MADRID, SPAIN
DIRECTOR DAVID CLARK CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, U.S.A.
DIRECTOR CLYDE L. HULSIZER DES MOINES, IOWA, U.S.A.
ROTARY INTERNATIONAL 211 WEST WACKER DRIVE, CHICAGO, U.S.A. 2 PELIKANSTRASSE, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - 34 NORFOLK STREET (STRAND), LONDON, W.C.2, ENGLAND CABLE ADDRESS INTEROTARY
“SERVICE HE PROFITS MOST ABOVE SELF [Rotary Logo] WHO SERVES BEST”
OFFICE OF GOVERNOR OF SEVENTIETH DISTRICT UMIKICHI YONEYAMA SURUGACHO, TOKYO, JAPAN
DIRECTOR D.W. OHERN OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, U.S.A.
DIRECTOR SYDNEY W. PASCALL LONDON, ENGLAND
DIRECTOR ROY RONALD MITCHELL, SOUTH DAKOTA, U.S.A.
DIRECTOR I.B. SUTTON TAMPICO, MEXICO
DIRECTOR D.M. WRIGHT STRATFORD, ONTARIO, CANDA
SECRETARY CHELSEY R. PERRY CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, U.S.A.
TREASURER RUFUS F. CHAPIN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, U.S.A.
December 26th, 1929.
Mr. James A. Winn, President, Rotary Club of Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.A.
Dear President Winn:
Appropo to a rock lodge which Y.M.C.A. is designing to build in your district, I fully appreciate your idea, but truth is that it is not as easy as we think to get and send such stone as bearing some historical association in Japan. I, on that account, regret exceedingly of my inability to contribute a part to your desire. Our so saying, however, I hope that you may not take it as a sign of lack of cooperation in our part for you work.
With a season’s greeting, I am,
Rotarily yours, U Yoneyama …………………
Perhaps not understanding that we merely wanted a rock from Japan, the Rotary Club of Tokyo could not comply with our request for a stone. Yet this letter breathes a cordial spirit of good-will.
[photograph of Japanese people with carts]
(C) Herbert C. Ponting
WHEN THE CHERRY TREES BLOOM IN TOKYO
Japan appears to visitors like a great garden. Parks are everywhere and attractive arrangements of trees, shrubs, ponds, lagoons, and bowlders combine to create a delightful effects. The Shiba Temple and park, in the capital, are particularly beautiful at cherry-blossom time.
[photograph of snow-capped mountain]
(c) Herbert C. Ponting
FROM WHATEVER ANGLE VIEWED, FUJIYAMA IS A PICTURE OF A RARE BEAUTY
The sacred mountain, in extinct volcano, rises from a plain to a height of more than 12,000 feet. The usually snow-capped summit of its perfect cone is the highest point in Japan. Lake Shojin appears in foreground.
Japanese Shoe and Stocking.
The Japanese Shoe and Stocking were kindly given to our building by Mrs. John M. Geer who secured them in Japan when she visited the Orient.
[photograph of five children]
EVERYTHING LOOKS FOREIGN BUT THE RUBBER BALLS
To many world travelers, the children of the foreign lands visited are one of the most interesting features of the trip. Japan is a particular delight to the child-lover for it is a land where much is done for the happiness of the children and festival days observed in their honor. This photograph of a group of children in native costume in Tokyo is one of a collection of child studies made by a passenger on
[photograph of hundreds of people in a pool]
Photograph by L.W. Hoffecker
KYOTO SCHOOL CHILDREN EJOY THE MUNICIPAL POOL
The children go into the water at the blowing of a whistle and are only allowed to stay 20 minutes before coming out for a rest. There are nurses in attendance to look after them and to give first aid when necessary. Boys leave the pool on the left side and girls on the right.