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DEFENSE COMMAND AND FOURTH ARMY WARTIME CIVIL CONTROL ADMINISTRATION
Presidio of San Francisco, California
May 3, 1942
TO ALL PERSONS OF JAPANESE ANCESTRY
in the Following Area:
All of that portion of the City of Los Angeles, State of California,
within that boundary beginning at the point at which North Figueron
Street meets a line following the middle of the Los Angeles
River; thence southerly and following the said line to East
First Street; thence westerly on East First Street to Alameda
Street; thence southerly on Alameda Street to East Third Street;
thence northwesterly on East Third Street to Main Street; thence
northerly on Main Street to First Street; thence north- westerly
on First Street to Figueron Street; thence northeasterly on
Figueron Street to the point of beginning.
to the provisions of Civilian Exclusion Order No. 33, this Headquarters,
dated May 3, 1942, all persons of Japanese ancestry, both alien
and non-alien, will be evacuated from the above area by 12 o'clock
noon, P. W. T., Saturday, May 9, 1942.
Japanese person living in the above area will be permitted to
change residence after 12 o'clock noon, P. W. T., Sunday, May
3, 1942, without obtaining special permission from the representative
of the Commanding General, Southern California Sector, at the
Civil Control Station located at:
120 North San Pedro Street,
Los Angeles, California.
permits will only be granted for the purpose of uniting members
of a family, or in cases of grave emergency.
Civil Control Station is equipped to assist the Japanese population
affected by this evacuation in the following ways:
Give advice and instructions on the evacuation.
Provide services with respect to the management, leasing, sale,
storage or other disposition of most kinds of property, such
as real estate, business and professional equipment, household
goods, boats, automobiles and livestock.
Provide temporary residence elsewhere for all Japanese in family
Transport persons and a limited amount of clothing and equipment
to their new residence.
Following Instructions Must Be Observed:
A responsible member of each family, preferably the head of
the family, or the person in whose name most of the property
is held, and each individual living alone, will report to the
Civil Control Station to receive further instructions. This
must be done between 8:00 A. M. and 5:00 P. M. on Monday, May
4, 1942, or between 8:00 A. M. and 5:00 P. M. on Tuesday, May
Evacuees must carry with them on departure for the Assembly
Center, the following property:
Bedding and linens (no mattress) for each member of the family;
(b) Toilet articles for each member of the family;
(c) Extra clothing for each member of the family;
(d) Sufficient knives, forks, spoons, plates, bowls and cups
for each member of the family;
(e) Essential personal effects for each member of the family.
items carried will be securely packaged, tied and plainly marked
with the name of the owner and numbered in accordance with instructions
obtained at the Civil Control Station. The size and number of
packages is limited to that which can be carried by the individual
or family group.
No pets of any kind will be permitted.
No personal items and no household goods will be shipped to
the Assembly Center.
The United States Government through its agencies will provide
for the storage, at the sole risk of the owner, of the more
substantial household items, such as iceboxes, washing machines,
pianos and other heavy furniture. Cooking utensils and other
small items will be accepted for storage if crated, packed and
plainly marked with the name and address of the owner. Only
one name and address will be used by a given family.
Each family, and individual living alone will be furnished transportation
to the Assembly Center or will be authorized to travel by private
automobile in a supervised group. All instructions pertaining
to the movement will be obtained at the Civil Control Station.
to the Civil Control Station between the hours of 8:00 A. M. and
5:00 P. M., Monday, May 4, 1942, or between the hours of 8:00
A. M. and 5:00 P. M., Tuesday, May 5, 1942, to receive further
Lieutenant General, U. S. Army
SEE CIVILIAN EXCLUSION ORDER NO. 33.