Santa Cruz County History - Executive Order 9066 and the Residents of Santa Cruz County



Chronology, Part 3: During the Internment

June 17, 1942 -- Dec. 24, 1942

Articles are from the following newspapers:
Riptide, Watsonville Register-Pajaronian (WRP), Santa Cruz Sentinel-News (SCS) [E] Evening Edition, [M] Morning Edition
Sources used for the dates of events are listed in the Bibliography.
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1942
Date Headline Citation
June 17 STARTING SOME DAYS BEFORE, LOCAL EVACUEES WERE MOVED FROM SALINAS TO POSTON  
June 22 READERS' REFERENDUM--JAPANESE LIKE FOOD AT SALINAS CENTER WRP p.3
June 26 A DISSERVICE TO OUR NATION [Editorial]
"Further evidencing the need for national martial law, which Riptide consistently has advocated, is the action of the Civil Liberties Union which is endeavoring to nullify the evacuation of Japanese who are American citizens.."
Riptide p.2
June 30 S.C. ALIEN ORDER IS CLEARED
"All Italian and German aliens, previously by federal order prohibited from an area including most of the city and all immediate coast territory inside the Coast Road and Watsonville highway, may return to that once-banned section..."
SCS [E] p.1
July 8 HOW MANY LOYAL? WRP p.10
July 17 SCHOOLS IN CITY SUFFER 336 LOSS [school enrollment] Riptide p.2
July 21 GIRL OF JAPANESE DESCENT IN TEST OF INTERNMENT SCS [M] p.1
Sept. 10 POLICE TO HELP FBI KEEP EYE ON OUR ALIENS
"Santa Cruz Police Department must make a complete report of the doings of every enemy alien in the city once a week to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and twice a month to an unnamed organization."
SCS [M] p.8
Sept. 16 S.C. LAD OF JAPANESE DESCENT IS GOOD ARMY CORPORAL SCS [M] p.1
Oct. THE ARMY COMPLETED THE TRANSFER OF EVACUEES FROM ASSEMBLY CENTERS TO RELOCATION CENTERS  
Oct. 1 OUR EX-HOMETOWN JAPANESE BOYS IN THEIR INTERNMENT CAMPS WORK ON CAMOUFLAGE NETS AND PLAY BASEBALL SCS [E] p.1
Oct. 11 JAPANESE SCHOOLBOYS WRITE FOR RECORDS
"Boys and girls who last year were pupils in Santa Cruz public schools are writing back to the school authorities for certified record of their credits."
SCS [M] p.8
Oct. 13 ITALIAN ALIENS ALLOWED TO RETURN TO COASTAL AREAS  
BIDDLE SAYS ITALIANS NOT ENEMY SCS [M] p.1
Oct. 14 AGED GERMAN "ENEMY ALIEN" WHO COMMITTED SUICIDE HAD HIS SAVINGS IN $500 WAR BOND [George Michael Heckel] SCS [M] p.1
Oct. 19 CURFEW AND TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS LIFTED FOR ITALIAN ALIENS  
Oct. 21 THEIR ENEMY IS OURS [Editorial]
"Orders of Attorney General Biddle and Lt.-Gen. John L DeWitt, effect last Monday, in removing the majority of Italian aliens from the status of enemy aliens, appears amply justified by the findings of the FBI."
WRP p.4
Nov. 3 ITALIAN FISHING BAN OFF; 50 PER CENT OF CREWS MUST BE U.S. CITIZENS SCS p.1
Nov. 18 STRIKE AT POSTON WAR RELOCATION CENTER  
Nov. 17 MILITARY RULE ON JAP ALIENS
"San Francisco...The Western Defense Command said today all its orders would remain in force despite a ruling by Federal Judge James A. Fee at Portland, Ore., that Lt. Gen. John L. DeWitt, WDC commander, has no power to regulate activities of United States citizens."
SCS [E] p.8
Nov. 23 ARMY ENDS JAP STRIKE AT POSTON
"Loyal Internees Hold Firm, Quell Unrest Among Axis Element."
WRP p.1
Dec. 24 COAST CURFEW IS LIFTED FOR GERMAN ALIENS  

>>Continue with: Chronology, pt. 4.


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