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Paranoia concerning Japanese residents following Pearl Harbor...



Item # 670886

February 22, 1942

SUNDAY LEADER--EXTRA, San Ysidro--Tijuana, California, Feb. 22, 1942  In the paranoia following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, this issue sports a headline likely not to be found outside of Southern California: "CHULA VISTA JAPS SEIZED BY AGENTS" with the text beginning: "Thirty-five 'highly nationalistics' were arrested in San Diego county last nite by federal & military agents...The enemy aliens were booked 'hold for investigation. Contraband seized...included a therapeutic machine which F.B.I. agents said could be used to send radio message..." with more.
Chula Vista is a Calif. city between San Diego and the border with Mexico.
Present are 8 of 14 pages. Some wear at the margins with a small, blank piece from a right margin.

Item from Catalog 298 (released for September, 2020)...

Category: World War II