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Hundreds of Japs Get Ouster Orders

Must Quit Banned S.F. Areas And Go to Manzanar
New Roundup by FBI Follows S.F. Ouster Order

FBI and police raiding parties were operating again in the Bay Area today, while hundreds of San Francisco Japanese were being given instructions for their evacuation Tuesday to the reception center at Manzanar, in the Owens Valley.

More than 35 officers were making the raids, which apparently were a continuation of the drive to take into custody enemy aliens considered potentially dangerous.

For the first time since alien roundups were started, raiders this morning visited the University of California campus and took into custody Miss Fumi Asazuma, 32, of 2022 Dwight-way, Berkeley, an art student.

She was arrested on a presidential warrant at the request of the FBI in Los Angeles. The warrant, like others served on aliens taken into custody, branded Miss Asazuma as potentially dangerous. She said she was a native of Japan, studied art there, formerly was a language teacher at Hawthorne, near Los Angeles, and was the daughter of a retired banker.

Blunt Orders Issued

1942 map shows where San Francisco Japanese are banned.After more than a month of offering advice and suggestions to Japanese in the coastal military area, the Army today was issuing blunt orders to those who failed to leave voluntarily before the deadline last Sunday midnight.

Lieut. Gen. John L. DeWitt designated as the first area to be evacuated.

“all the portion of the City and County of San Francisco lying generally west of the north-south line established by Junipero Serra-av, Worchester-av and 19th ave and lying generally north of the east-west line established by California-st to the intersection of Market-st and then on Market-st to the Bay.”
A Civil Control Station was opened at 1701 Van Ness-av, and General DeWitt directed that a responsible member of each family, and each individual living alone, report there between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. today or tomorrow.

At the station, military and other Federal agencies will tell the Japanese (citizen as well as aliens) where to report next Tuesday, what they take with them, and otherwise instruct them regarding the disposal or storage of property and possessions that must be left behind.

The Army will transport all evacuees. None will be allowed to go to Manzanar in a private auto. All will be given health examinations.

Evacuees “must carry with them on departure for the reception center” bedding and linens (no mattress), for each member of the family: toilet articles; extra clothing; knives, forks, spoons, plates, bowls and cups for each member, and essential personal effects.

Government agencies will provide for storage, at the sole risk of the owner, of such household items as iceboxes, washing machines, pianos and other heavy furniture. Cooking utensils and other small articles will be accepted for storage if crated, packed and plainly marked, the Army announced.

Facilities Provided

On the way to the reception center, and after arrival there, welfare and medical facilities will be provided.

The first evacuation from here will not affect persons living in the main Japanese colony, but was designed to clear out, first, the areas along the ocean front and the waterfront.

At the same time, General DeWitt ordered an even more extensive areas in San Diego County evacuated by noon Tuesday.

From L.A. Too

From the Los Angeles area a special train left for Manzanar today with nearly 1000 more Japanese who will join 1000 men who went to the reception center voluntarily last week. A train of 500 Japanese women and children arrived at the camp yesterday. They were the families of men already at Manzanar. General DeWitt has emphasized from the start of the evacuation program that every effort will be made to keep Japanese families together.

Eight busloads of Japanese from Bainbridge Island, Wash., reached Manzanar last night, boosting the camp’s population toward the 2500 total expected by the end of the week.

Tomorrow the evacuation of the Los Angeles-Long Beach area will begin with Japanese leaving in groups of 500 for the Santa Anita racing park assembly center to be moved later to inland reception points.

The Wartime Civil Control Administration—the Army’s evacuation agency—announced acquisition of six additional assembly centers for temporary housing of Japanese for whom there is not immediately room at Manzanar. One such center will be at the Salinas Rodeo Grounds. It will care for 3000 persons.

Laurence I. Hewes Jr., regional director of the Farm Security Administration, announced that nearly a third of the farm lands operated by Japanese on the Pacific Coast have been transferred to new owners.

The Government directed to move to assure the evacuees their assets would be protected and to allay threats of a severe vegetable shortage. Large canners, packers, processors and land companies have expressed a willingness to co-operate with Federal agencies in acquiring and operating the Japanese farms.

He said more than 1000 such farms, totaling 50,000 acres have satisfactorily been transferred to new operators, while field agents have registered 6000 farms totaling 200,000 acres.

San Francisco News
April 2, 1942

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