Dec. 10, 1941: At Los Angeles City College, Japanese American students are stunned by the Pearl Harbor attack and promise loyalty to the United States.
“We American students of Japanese blood have confidence in the fairness of white Americans. Everyone I know has been sympathetic in recognizing our position. There will be no trouble.”
–Thomas Koichi Kido.
Also on the jump:
The FBI rounds up Japanese, German and Italian aliens. Germans arrested include Hermann Max Schwinn, a former leader in the German-American Bund, and Hans Diebel, a leader in the German youth movement.
A war mapby Times artist Charles Owens.
Solar Aircraft Co. of San Diego begins training 15 women as welders in anticipation of the loss of men to the war effort. “We have found that because women generally have more dexterity with their hands, they learn this trade more rapidly than men,” says welding instructor Carl H. Keller. Consolidated Aircraft Corp. already has 650 women on the payroll and Ryan Aeronautical has 30 to 40 women employees.
“Rise and Shine”opens tomorrow at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre and Loew’s State.
Jimmie Fidler says:For a few hours Monday morning, work came to a standstill in the studios, where hundreds of radios resounded with the speeches of President Roosevelt and other government officials. Then questions began to fly.
Would Jimmy Stewart remain in service now? How soon will Robert Montgomery, Douglas Fairbanks, ex-producer Gene Markey and other motion picture people now in uniform see Pacific war action?