May 19, 1942: It’s officially straw hat season in Los Angeles, so men, dump that felt chapeau and get yourself a nice Panama.
Lee Shippey writes that the evacuation of the Japanese has forced many (white) Angelenos to get back to doing yard work and gardening. And sorry, madam, there are no fresh strawberries at the market; the people who grew them have all been rounded up. But it’s a different story in Hawaii, Shippey says, where there are too many Japanese to be segregated.
And New York bans nighttime baseball for the duration. L.A., however, still has night games at Gilmore Field.