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Headlines that appeared in The Los Angeles Times between December 1941 and February 1942.

SUICIDE REVEALS SPY RING HERE. Japanese Doctor Who Killed Self After Arrest Called Espionage Chief. (Dec. 19, 1941)

WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF POISON GAS ATTACKS. (Dec. 19, 1941)

JAP SUBS RAID CALIFORNIA SHIPS. Two Steamers Under Fire. (Dec. 21, 1941)

JAPAN PICTURED AS A NATION OF SPIES. Veteran Far Eastern Correspondent Tells About Mentality of Our Enemies in Orient. (Dec. 23, 1941)

[U. S.] REPRESENTATIVE FORD WANTS ALL COAST JAPS IN CAMPS. (Jan. 22, 1942)

NEW WEST COAST RAIDS FEARED. Unidentified Flares and Blinker Lights Ashore Worry Naval Officials. (Jan. 25, 1942)

OLSEN SAYS WAR MAY HIT STATE. Shift of Combat to California Possible, Governor Declares. (Jan. 26, 1942)

EVICTION OF JAP ALIENS SOUGHT. Immediate Removal of Nipponese Near Harbor and Defense Areas Urged by Southland Officials. (Jan 28, 1942)

THE QUESTION OF JAPANESE-AMERICANS
by W. H. Anderson
Perhaps the most difficult and delicate question that confronts our powers that be is the handling - the safe and proper treatment - of our American-born Japanese, our Japanese-American citizens by the accident of birth. But who are Japanese nevertheless. A viper is nonetheless a viper wherever the egg is hatched. (Feb. 2, 1942)

CALIFORNIANS SEEK MORE ALIEN CURBS. Washington and Oregon Members of Congress Join in Plea for Expansion of Program. (Feb. 3, 1942)

AMERICAN JAPS REMOVAL URGED. Internment of All Dual Citizens Asked by [Los Angeles] County Defense Council. (Feb. 3, 1942)

VENTURA COUNTY URGES REMOVAL OF ALL JAPANESE. Supervisor Demands Drastic Measures in Seeking Evacuation From Coast Area. (Feb. 4, 1942)

LOYAL JAPS MUST AID FIGHT AGAINST SABOTAGE, SAYS OLSON. Governor Asserts Action Will be Taken to Curb Spy and Fifth Columnist Activities. (Feb. 5, 1942)

JAPANESE HERE SENT VITAL DATA TO TOKYO. American-Born Nipponese Had Powerful Radios to Transmit Messages, Dies [Chairman, House Un-American Activities Committee] Will Disclose. (Feb. 6, 1942)

BOWRON ASKS REMOVAL OF ALL JAPANESE INLAND. Mayor would Establish Both Alien and Native-Born Hundreds of Miles From Coast. (Feb. 6, 1942)

ARMY ORDERS SABOTAGE ALERT HERE. Warning Issued for All California. City Placed on Air Raid Alert. (Feb. 7, 1942)

ALIEN ISOLATION PLEA MISUNDERSTOOD. Washington Seems to Feel Coast is Panicky; [Says] All Necessary Measures Have Been Taken. (Feb. 8, 1942)

MILITARY CONTROL OF ALIENS ADVOCATED. Defense Council Wants Army and Navy to Police Foreigners in Combat Zones. (Feb. 12, 1942)

LINCOLN WOULD INTERN JAPS. [Mayor] Bowron Says Civil War President Would Move Aliens If In Office Today. (Feb. 13, 1942)

DANGER IN DELAYING JAP REMOVAL CITED. Congress Warned Speed Necessary to Prevent Widespread Sabotage Attempts on West Coast. (Feb. 14, 1942)

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