WESTERN DEFENSE COMMAND AND FOURTH ARMY
WARTIME CIVIL CONTROL ADMINISTRATION
Presidio of San Francisco, California
May 3, 1942
TO ALL PERSONS OF
Living 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 Figueroa 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 Figueroa Street; thence northeasterly on Figueroa Street to the point of
Pursuant to the provisions of Civilian Exclusion Order No. 33, this Headquarters, dated May 3, 1942, all per-
sons of Japanese ancestry, both alien and non-alien, will be evacuated from the above area by 12 oclock noon,
P. W. T., Saturday, May 9,1942.
No Japanese person living in the above area will be permitted to change residence after 12 oclock noon, P. W. T.,
Sunday, May 3, 1942, without obtaining special permission from the representative of the Commanding Gen-
eral, Southern California Sector, at the Civil Control Station located at:
Japanese Union Church,
120 North San Pedro Street,
Los Angeles, California.
Such permits will only be granted for the purpose of uniting members of a family, or in cases of grave emergency.
The Civil Control Station is equipped to assist the Japanese population affected by this evacuation in the fol-
L Give advice and instructions on the evacuation.
2. 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
3. Provide temporary residence elsewhere for all Japanese in family groups.
4 Transport persons and a limited amount of clothing and equipment to their new residence.
Tht Following Instructions Must Bo Observed:
L 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 5,1942.
2. Evacuees must carry with them on departure for the Assembly Center, the following property:
(a) 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.
All 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 lim-
ited to that which can be carried by the individual or family group.
3. No pets of any kind will bfe permitted.
4 No personal items and no household goods will he shipped to the Assembly Center.
5. 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.
6. 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.
Go to the Civil Control Station botweon tho hours off 8:00 A. M. and 5:00 P. ML,
Monday, May 4, 1942, or botwoen tho hours off 8:00 A. M. and 5:00 P. M,
Tuosday, May 5, 1942, to rocolvo further Instructions*
J. L. DeWITT
Lieutenant General, U. S. Army
iu civilian occlusion oRoit no. 33. Commanding
Reprint of Original Document. Visual Communications Committee, P.S.W.D.C., Japanese American Citizens League