in San Francisco
News of the California Chinese Press
And Other Chit-Chat from Chinatown
By Bill Simons
Chinese Press found its way to the streets of Chinatown late Friday afternoon,
chalking up another "first" for that rapid-growing,
district. This is the first English paper to be published by a staff of
Chinese writers in California, [and] will come out every Friday. So, today's
district congratulations to its two editors and publishers, Charlie Leong
and Bill Hoy, of whom we wrote last week.
latest adventure into American journalism is backed by a list of business
and professional people that reads like a Chinese Who's Who. Heading this
list is Consul- General C.T. Feng as honorary chairman of the advisory
board. Others are Joe Shoong, president of the National Dollar Stores;
K.L. Kwong, president of the Bank of Canton, San Francisco; B.S. Fong,
president of the China War Relief Association; Albert K. Chow, Democratic
leader of Chinatown.
the list of sponsors and advisors goes on: our good friend, Dr. Theodore
C. Lee, past president of the Chinese Junior Chamber of Commerce; Myron
Chan, Junior Chamber president; Leland Kimlau, vice chairman of the Advisory
Selective Service Board No. 76; Dr. Henry B. Woo; W. Jack Chow; Arthur
B. Chinn; Anthony Seto.
Owyang, general manager of the American Trust's Chinese Department, is
on the advisory board, as are: Hoo Shuck, vice-president of the China War
Relief Association; Richard Fung, manager of the Chinese World; Huie Park
and Jew Fook, prominent businessmen. In short, there is unanimous support
for the new California Chinese Press, and there doesn't seem to be a reason
in the world why it shouldn't be tremendously successful.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 24, 1940
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