April 26, 1942: Men between the ages of 45 and 64 form a line a block long outside the draft board at 329 W. 2nd St. to comply with a new registration order.
The men would be called upon to serve in civilian jobs rather than in uniform, The Times says.
Among the first to register was one local draft board’s examining physician, Dr. Frederick L. McLeod, who was 63. “This is an all-out war we’re having,” he says. “We’ve got to get behind it. I think everyone should be registered — including women.”
The Ice-Capades of 1942 is at the Pan-Pacific.
Gag writer Wilkie Mahoney gives a brief explanation of humor in Philip K. Scheuer’s Town Called Hollywood.