(Hubert McElory/Stars and Stripes)

Okinawa, Japan, Sept. 11, 1960: Beverly Beeler (left), Kubasaki Junior High School, and Dotty Breslar, Sukiran Elementary School, help themselves to hors d’oeuvres at a welcome party Sunday for Okinawa’s new teachers. The Central Parent Teachers Association of Okinawa greeted some 180 new educators at a party in the Castle Terrace Club at Camp Kue.

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