|| || || || || |
All enemy aliens and Japanese-
Announced by Lieut. Gen. John L. DeWitt, commander of the Western Defense Command, the order is intended to facilitate enforcement of measures against sabotage and fifth column activity.
It was contained in the third public proclamation by General DeWitt since the war started.
The proclamation also extended
the ban on possession of firearms, war materials, short-
The new regulations superseded those ordered for certain areas last January by Atty. Gen. Francis Biddle. Curfew exemptions granted by United States attorneys were revoked, effective Friday.
Under the new edict Japanese,
German and Italian aliens and Japanese-
Persons affected may not travel more than five miles from their homes except to settle their affairs at wartime civilian control offices. Under a law approved by President Roosevelt last week violators face penalties of a $5000 fine or one years imprisonment or both.
Warning that the curfew would be enforced rigidly, General DeWitt said:
Military necessity dictates such action and military necessity requires strictest enforcement. As a patriotic duty, each citizen is urged to report without delay to local authorities or the FBI any violation he may observe.The proclamation was expected to speed evacuation of strategic areas. Reception centers for evacuees have been established at Manzanar, Cal., in Owens Valley, and near Blythe, Cal., in the Colorado River Valley. The War Relocation Authority announced plans yesterday to place 20,000 Japanese on the Colorado River Indian Reservation at Parker, Ariz.
Governor E.P. Carville of Nevada echoed the reception given the Northwestern Japanese colony proposal when he announced yesterday: If Japanese evacuees come into Nevada they will go into concentration camps.
By United Press
LOS ANGELES, March 24.American-
He described the 1940 blue
book and directory of Japanese in southwestern United States as nine-
Since the Pearl Harbor attack,
he declared, American-