Quick measures taken as war flares suddenly (1941)

Quick measures taken as war flares suddenly

Washington, Dec 8 — Hostilities with Japan caused the following measures in this country:

Censorship was imposed on all outgoing communications.

Amateur radio operations were halted except for those specifically authorized in connection with the emergency.

All army and navy officers were ordered to wear their uniforms instead of civilian clothes.

Suspicious aliens were rounded up on the Pacific coast and in Alaska, Hawaii and the Panama Canal Zone.

Industrial plants were directed to guard against sabotage.

Departure of Japanese was banned.

Armed guards were thrown around key buildings in the capital.

The securities commission was reported to be studying whether to close security exchanges tomorrow.

Mayor Angelo J Rossi of San Francisco declared the city in a state of emergency.

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