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A THURSDAY.JUNE10.1943 "LDsangcIcsCimcs;! nn inf Discrimination, - ANOTHER ASSAM BASE ;The spciledest darlings of this 'year will be the nurses assigned to womanless woman-hungry f areas. One such batch Is here Is Assam, the same Los Angeles contingent,, incidentally, which I. met at the boat in Bombay some weeks ago. ! With them is the detachment ef Los Angeles doctors who rode the same boat. ' In woven bamboo shacks on . a jungle hill kicked bare by Scrapers and bulldozers they ; have just finished setting up a ; hospital and living quarters. They're ready for the monsoon, ; which is just breaking. From now until October they 11 live in rain. , But for the nurses it won t be gray weather. It's going to be a woman s paradise. " . THE MARKS OF masculine admiration sometimes begm when the early morning fighter patrol comes loping home '. from a mission over Burma, strafing or escorting bombers. ; Down they come over the : hospital in long whining dives, giving it a buzz, while the girls run outside waving their handkerchiefs. . : About an hour later and :;from time to time during the 'day this little gesture may be : repeated, so the girls will never get lonely. Meanwhile, early ;. callers by jeep and truck are .'dropping in to say "how-de-do ho the nurses off duty. ' - And there's always someone to drive them hither and yon to see the sights. You can't go anywhere in the area without seeing nurses skipping about, all smiles and pleasure. THEY COULD GO to a dance every night. Somewhere in this area every night of the week there's a little camp of lone-lv engineers or flyers who have -a dance, ine ijuy 70 miles up and 70 miles back over rutty, muddy, punishing roads, to garner a truckful of these Los Angeles girls. Then : the boys get to dance for a few hours to a scratchy phono-graph or, if they're lucky, to one of the good bands that make the circuit, before they must driv'e the girls home. And ' then they have to drive themselves back to the original camp. , And then ,6ome people around here wonder with deep admiration at- the excellent morale of the nurses. I THEY REALLY ARE a ' cheerful lot, though. What 1 ve just written is the best of it, somewhat exaggerated. The rest is nothing to cheer about. This is really the backwoods I and when the monsoon gets well under way and the mala-I ria starts and the hospital gets :,-full there's going to be some ' pretty hard-worked Los Angela les girls in Assam. They will have every kind :;of insect life known to the I tropics creeping into their bamboo shacks, crawling down .-the poles, falling out of the '. bamboo leaf roof and coming t up through the bamboo mat-' ting. There isn't going to be ?; any limit to the insect life. .: There will be lots more bugs : than there are men. Already in the little room 1 which they have converted in-I to a recreation hall the girls have had to climb up on a stack of boxes and hang their Stents or shelter halves as a 'Bort nf ceiling to catch the falling worms. Every day they shake the worms out. all at once, sweep them away and start afresh. AND THEN THERE S the blue-green mold, long and fur- By TOM TREANOR ry, which gets into their clothing and eats holes. And mosquitoes are always present to bite nurses' legs if they wear stockings and skirts. "We're supposed to wear a mosquito repellent under our stockings," said Second Lieutenant Irma Lindberg, "but if j-ou've ever tried washing that stuff out of dockings you'll know why we don't use it much." The Army pent them with skirts which are no good for mosquitoes and worse for climbing into trucks, the principal means of- transportation here. Most of the time the girls wear civilian slacks. THEY SAID THEY weren't complaining but neither did they want a foolish, story written about the lovely food they're getting. "in six weeks we've had chicken just once," said Marian Shirley. "The ret of the time it seems like we've had nothing but corned beef. Some days we've had creamed corn beef for breakfast, corned beef hash for Junchcon and cold corned beef out of the can for supper." Thev alt said to be very careful what I wrote about how delicious the food is. WELL, THAT'S SO much about the nurses that there's no room for the story about the doctors. They're nothing but so many more men in the area, anyway. They don't count. t iTenney Feels Riots Caused iby Nazi Move for Disunity !Jlutratd on Pag B Investigation was ordered to indicate their affiliations. yesterday to determine whether the present zoot-suit riots were Sponsored by Nazi agencies at- tempting to spread disunity be-f tween the United States and - Latin-American countries. This announcement was made J by Jack B. Tenney, State Sena- tor and a member of the fact-finding committee on un-American activities in Los Angeles ' County, who said that he had v found evidence indicating that the zoot-suit demonstrations are f, Axis sponsored. Senator Tenney, who questioned three suspects in the fCounty Jail yesterday, announced !. that he intends to question oth- ji . Oamma t thAca wit. .ers luudj. ouiii5 v. ....... - .... guesses have talked, Senator Ten-Wney said. . . f . The Senator stated that he had found no evidence of different groups of zoot-suiters, Prize Cocker Spaniel : Dies in New York ?! vrw vrmk". .Tune fl. P) Ch. v'My Own Brude, one of the great-!-,est cocker spaniels ever devel- .'-oped in this country, died today, nemg nunieu irmusu uui,v jv Brucie was owned by Sergt. and terday by Detective Lieutenant v... r.-- n,. rorvan ct t. E. Ollvas ahd other authorl- jvus. reier , jjuii" m" - ,itn.i.,i T T ITa Viut wnn nrac. ties. . , lit --v.. I - - I ttf-aiiv vrv TTiaioi how award 'Via the United States. V . , ft . Mayor Declares There Is no question of racial discrimination involved in the recent zoot-suit gang riots in Los Angeles, Mayor Bowron yesterday told State Department officials in a telephonic conversa tion. And the rolice Department Is going to enforce the law strictly in preventing disturbances, despite 'citizens in this community . . . who raise a hue and cry of racial discrimination or prejudice every time the police make arrests of members of ganjis or groups working in unison." The Mayor reiterated his remarks, in part, in his weekly radio address last night. Chief of rolice C. B. Horrall and Deputy Chief E.'W. Lester -also spoke cn the zoot suit problem and promised that the Police Department will ohserve strict impartiality in dealing with the problem. - lne Statement Following his conversation with State Department officials, the Mayor issued a written statement which read: "I have had 'a long-distance telephone conversation with the State Department in Washington relative to the local situation. I was advised that the Mexican Embassy had called the matter to the attention of the State Department upon the basis of a report received from the Mexican Consul in Los Angeles. "I informed the State Department that assurances could be ; n tht Mpxican Embassy that the occurrences in this city are not in any manner mrecu-u TUnviran ririzens or even en, nivrti...... acainst persons of Mexican de- scent. Tnere is no quesuun racial discrimination involved. rurfly Loral Problem j "We have here, unfortunately, - i i cifnQtinn an Ihe result of the formation and activities of youthful gang, the mcmnei,-, m which, probably to the extent of 98 per cent or more, were born right here in Los Angeles, 'lhoy are Angeles youth, and the problem is purely a local one; but while our problem is local to Los Angeles, there is nothing peculiar or unique about it. Similar disturbances have been reported in Arizona cities, in cities in West Texas, and in various other California cities. "We are going to see that members of the armed forces are not attacked. At the same time, we expect co-operation from officers of the Army and Navy to the extent that soldiers and sailors do not pile into Los Angeles for the purpose of . excitement and adventure and what they might consider a little fun by beating up young men whose appearance they do not like. advised the State Department representative that I am in "inse touch with the Mexican Consul and am working , with him. and we propose to handle the situation in such a way that there will be no reason for protests on the part of the Mexican government. "At the same time, I want to assure the people of Los Angeles that there will be no sidestepping and the situation will be vigorously handled. There are too manv citizens in this community, some of them good inten-tioned and a few whose Intentions I question, who raise a hue and crv of racial discrimination or prejudice against a minority croup every time the Los Angeles police make arrests of members of gangs or groups working in unison. They all look alike to us, regardless of color and the length of their coats. None Has Immunity "The law is going to be enforced and the peace kept in Los Angeles and, under existing nr- .nr,,a ihia rpouires two- fisted action and it cannot bo done with powder puffs or slaps on the wrists. If young men of Mexican parentage or if colored boys are mvoivco h is iwy- luia I i i f Yr nnf bns immunity ... . a ,i,iiinr ni-p the disturneis who wore b anc or nrown wmi . s)(,rnlv dealt ------ i v-.- . r x-y r . S . ! l - : ' ' ' i v - 'A f .. A J . . ; 1 ' y- ; - v f h-' ' : (XY " K W - ) ' ' -rM-V f 5 ' . ; i ' , , I- J J 1 ' I -'' J V ' ! ! . f - - l t & l . i - v ' - I !. f ' v sv r . 'i,l- ' . -I - ; : f au ty of Los Angeles nurses and doo tors: The nurses are: Martha II. Tollock, Ethel H. Weber, Ella C! Albeck, Velma Beatty, Jeanne Bitter, Florence B. Brunner. N'elia J. Burd. Mildred L. Clemsoh, Ellen F. Coons, Barbara J. Davis, Florence Edgington, Claire L. En-rier, Violet F. Fisher, Elizabeth Foltz, Mildred L. Franks, Edvthe C. Garst, Dorothy I. Hanson, Mary L. Harrison, Marjorie G. Hawks, Dora M. Henning, Marian Herring, Ger. trude M. Hogan, Edythe Hu-sum, Winifred R. Jones, Kath-ryn L. Kurka. Dorothy V. Lam-berty, Hazel L. Langdon, Irma N. Lindberg, Anna 0. Ioven, Dorothea M. Malchow, Berna-dine Martin, Mildred Minns, Dorothy P, Mueller, Frances L. Mueller. Alice M. Nordby, Irene F. Taganetti, Elizabeth J. Pottenger, Irma E. Rein-holtsen, Betty M. Scherer, Alice T. Shepherd, Marian Shirlev, Lois K. Shively, Elizabeth H. Silkey, Lois K. Sin-kler, Mildred Smilanich. Marion Spencer, Agnes Spies, Anna M. Suchma. Bernice V. Taylor, Marjorie M. Tubbs, Rebecca A. Ulansky, Charlotte E. Walker and Mary Camp. The Los Angeles doctors are: - Lieut. Cols. John M. Salyer and E. Richmond Ware, Majs. Donald T. Babcock, Clarence J. Berne, Joseph H. Boyes, Erie Henriksen, Jean L. Jones and Arthur C. Pattison, Capts. Thomas H. Rrem, Ambrose S. Churchill, Harold A. Cohn, Norman F. Crane, Herbert G. Crockett, Colby Hall, Vernon F. Hauser, Coleman B. Hendricks, Merlyn J. Robinson, Leonard Rosoff, Ralph L. Schroeder, William II. Snyder Jr., Charles M. Stewart, Leon J. Tragerman, Ewing L. Tur-ner and Frederick B. Zombro, First Lieutenants Clnrcnce M. Agress, Frank M. Anderson, George W. Bachmann Jr., Norman H. Blatherwick, Reuben D. Chicr, Arthur R. Dewey, Edward R. Evans, Thomas R. Kidd, Frederick W. S. Lcix, James H. Nelson, Herman I. Riddell and Donald H. Sims. COMES TO DEFENSE Mrs. Amelia Venegas, 22, who says she has husband in the Navy, sees no reason why zoot suiters can't parade streets. Police arrested her and said she was carrying brass knuckles. Tim photo Brass Knuckles Found on Woman 'Zoot Suiter7 Now comes a lady zoot suiter or at least a sympainizer wnn the zoot suit fraternity. She is Mrs. Amelia Venegas, 22, of 1131 S. Rowan St., East Los Angeles, who is, according to her own account, the wife of an enlisted man in the Navy. Mrs. Venegas was arrested yes terday by deputy sheriffs when she assertcdly cursed them as they were questioning a group of zoot suiters near her home. When searched by a matron a pair of brass knuckles was found in her possession. "They should leave the zoot suiters alone," she vehemently told reporters in the County Jail. When it was pointed out that the reat pleat boys have attacked many sailors, she shrugged and said that her husband is "far away." Mrs. Venegas was carrying an infant at the time of her arrest and told deputies that she was on the way to a market to buy miltf. She" said she had found the brass knuckles some months ago and brought them with her on an impulse when she saw the zoct suit youths near her home. She was taken before Justice of the Teace Mycr B. Marion In Belvedere on a charge of disturbing the peace, and will be arraigned in the same court at 10 a.m. today on a charge of carrying concealed weapons. The baby was left with her mother-in-law, Mrs. Alvina Venegas, 111 Vi S. Rowan Ave. . ZOOT SUIT WAR INQUIRY ORDERED BY GOVERNOR indicate, tneir m Buon.. ' " , ,h ' , , c- i r; ...hn ennrn ncr V want tO tniOW SO tail was ordered by &nerm bis- wnu ..-. .;. ' Z ;nfl His vesication. . I ' ; s cannot E ghteen-passenger dusscs are iy """:rinn nn(1 being held in reserve by local receive proper Ptg police in case zoot-suit riots the good name f the Mty is break out again, it was learned Angeles may suffer in the eyes nreaic out diii, u, . . f ,he country. yesterciaj', ine uuuuiu w "R-17's." are more commodious than the traditional Black Marias. . . I VIIC ivov . - . nTh. nnii am coine to do the job and 1 propose to back up the police." Grand Jury Indicts 11 Youths for Mass Attack on wo bins 'indictment of 11 youths on conspiracy to commit statutory attack and two counts each of statutory attack was voted secretly yesterday by the grand jury as an outgrowth of the June 1 Elyslan Park mass outrage upon, Sylvia Ordonez, 19, and Ma.rv Taiz, 20, both of C03 Bunker Hill Ave. Seven of the youths are in custody and the other four were being hunted industriously yes- turned before Superior Judge rharlps W. Frlcke, who set bail at $5000 each and .ordered arraignment for tomorrow. The girls testified before the grand jury that Henry F, Con-zales, 21, of 423 W. Ballona St., and two other youths Invited them to go for a ride in Elyslan Park,' but drove them into the hills and attacked them, as did eight other suspects. Those held, besides, Gonzales, are Louie Carranza. Tony Megia, Robert Parra. Chris Palestrlno, Rudy Hernandez and Emanuel Duran. ' Lieut. Ollvas said both girls in nrntprtlvp ritstodv 1)C- re- -cause of threats against their uvea. . Continued from First Page discrimination in the rioting and that Los Angeles authorities will enforce the law and maintain order regardless of whom they have to arrest. O.W.I. Interested Lively interest in the situation was shown by officials of the Office of War Information and Nelson Rockefeller, Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs. In San Francisco Senator Downey declared that the riots may have "extremely grave consequences" in impairing relations between the United States and Mexico, and may endanger the program of importing Mexican labor to aid in harvesting California crops. Widespread violence appeared to be diminishing last night, the only serious incidents reported being the shooting of a youth by a special officer during a demonstration in front of an Azusa theater and the running down of a Vernon policeman by an automobile load of zoot suiters. C. B. Medley, Vernon patrol car officer, was run down at E. 2Kth St. and Downey Road in the Vernon area after he had been lured out of his car by a ruse. On ratrol He said that as he was patrolling about 2:13 a.m. yesterday he saw a man lying in the street at. that location. The man, a zoot suit-clad vouth, first told the officer he had been struck by an automobile and then said he was sick. When Medley offered to help him into his police car, the youth suddenly struck the policeman, knocking him to the pavement. Then a car parked near by started up and attempted to run .him down. Medley regained his fect in time to avoid being run over, but was struck and knocked down by the fender of the automobile.' He was taken to the Good Samaritan Hospital with serious back injuries and a possible skull fracture. DrpntlM on rntrol Sailors and other servicemen were reported as cruising in unincorporated areas surrounding the metropolitan area unaffected by the Navy's ordei' prohibiting sailors from entering the city limits. Nearly 150 extra deputy sheriffs were on patrol in these districts. The Sheriff's office reported that five zooters jumped a sailor In county territory near Slau-son Ave. and Overhlll Drive, pummclcd him briefly and then escaped. Only slightly Injured, the sailor received emergency treatment at a U.S.O. center and was released. Twenty-five boys ranging from 13 to 17 were booked as juveniles at the Georgia Street juvenile detention tank. These were no zoot suiters and police said they were roaming the streets looking for excitement when taken into custody for questioning. Four Arrested Four zooters were arrested at Fourth and Chicago Sts. and booked at Lincoln Heights jail on suspicion of carrying concealed weapons. Two of the quartet, under age, were transferred, to the juvenile detention tank. Another peg -topped pants wearer, only II, was arrested on suspicion of grand theft auto when he was found sitting in a car in front of Lincoln Heights jail. The car had previously been reported stolen in Bakers-field. Still another outlandishly garbed youth was arrested in the 700 block on Central Ave. and booked at Central Jail on suspicion of violating the Selective Service Act. Gang Seizes r.E. Car A Mated report of further lawlessness came yesterday from the Tacific Electric Railway, which described the invasion, near midnight Tuesday, of a Watts local car by 25 Negroes who appropriated the vehicle on a wild nonstop ride from Vernon Ave. to 07th St. Four zoot suiters one in full costume, including the long coat were arraigned before Municipal Judge Edwin L. Jefferson on charges of Inciting to riot yesterday as the result of recent disturbances. All entered pleas of not guilty and asked jury trials, which were set for 9:30 a.m. June 22 in Division 27. They are William B. Dorris, 40, of 212 S. Broadway; Louis Ortiz, IS, of 2(535 Gleason Ave., Charles S. Hall, 22, of 74714 S. Central Ave., and K. Lorigo, 19, of 9533 Wilmington Blvd. All were held in $500 bail. Luis Verdusco. 27, alias "The Chief," of 811 Temple St.. was arraigned, before Municipal Judge LcRoy Dawson on a charge of violating the Deadly Weapons Act. . He assertcdly was found in possession of a homemade blackjack when arrested at First and Main Sts. after a fracas in which a Navy man, Jack Forester, fireman second class, was beaten. Jesus Garcia, grocer, of 110 N. Fremont St.. reported to police that a zoot suiter attempted to escape without paying for a loaf of bread yesterday morning, and when he and his wife protested, about 10 others came into the store and threatened them. Ban on Freak Suits Studied by Councilmen A proposal that it be made a jail offense to wear zoot suits with reat pleats within the city limits of Los Angeles" was given serious contemplation yes terday by the City Council. The suggestion was made In a written resolution by Council man Norris Nelson and immedi ately set the whole Council off on a baggy pants debate which lasted an hour. Specific action on Nelson's resolution languished while several Councilmen deplored the fact that the police seemed to have let the situation get out of hand. Councilman John Baumgart-ner said that elimination of the offensive clothing wouldn't correct the situation. Like CItII War "There is practically a civil war on and the police have got to take more serious action than they have in the past," maintained Baumgartner. Baumgartner deplored the fact that Capt. Red Hynes, once head of the police subversive squad, is no longer on the job. "If Hynes had been on the job this business would never have gotten a start," went on the Councilman. "These hoodlums now have the cops buffaloed." Councilman Roy Hampton maintained that the Police Commission wouldn't let the rank and file policeman do anything. Councilman Delamere F. McCloskey, an attorney, declared there are plenty of laws rights now applicable to the situation if the police would present the evidence to the District Attorney. lawn on Conspiracy "There are such laws as conspiracy to commit riot, and conspiracy to attack with deadly weapons, which could be applied very effectively here," argued McCloskey. Councilman Edward L. Thrasher maintained that "someone" promulgated a "pat 'em on the wrist policy" for handling zoot -suiters. He asserted that once 50 of them were thrown in the Lincoln Heights Jail but that they were all turned loose with-out'having a charge filed against them "when they raised a big fuss." Councilman Carl Rasmussen asserted that "the real source of the trouble is deeper than has been revealed." He said that there are not sufficient policemen but that the department has been asking draft boards to draft particularly obstreperous devo tees of the peg-top trousers and that usually the requests are complied with. " Ak Police Report Councilmen Hampton and Baumgartner finally collaborated on a substitute motion for Nel son's anti-zoot suit ordinance, asking the Tolice Commission for a report on the situation and if anv further legislation is needed. This was passed unani mously. Nelson In advocating a jail sentence ordinance admitted there is a big question if it would be constitutional. He pointed out. in sunnort of his idea, how ever, that the length of bathing suits had neen legislated ana that the Federal government as a war measure is now regulating the style and size of clothing. He said that the wearing of zoot suits in Lcs Angeles has definitely become a "public nuisance" and as such could be abated. Los Angeles Flyer Killed Naval Aviation Cadets Jack Rubidoux Tabor of Los Angeles and Ralph J. Harper of St. Joseph, Mo., were killed yesterday when their training plane crashed 37 miles from the Corpus Chrisil (Tex.) naval air station, the Navy. Department announced yesterday. Tabor, 23, leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Tabor, 4179 S, La Salle Ave. He attended City College and formerly was employed by the Union Oil Co. Details of the accident were being awaited here. Pasadenan Loses Life in Air Accident CORPUS CHR1STI (Tex.) June 9. (U.R) Ensign Wesley Thomas Rlume, 22, instructor - at the Kingsvtlle Auxiliary Naval Air Station, was killed yesterday in a plane crash, it was announced today. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Earl B. Blume, 841 Rio Grande St., Tasadena, Cal. Training Plane Accident Takes Life of Cadet MERCED, June 9. WV-Aviation Cadet Ralph H. 'Smith of u'anena fitv. Mo., wa killed late yesterday when, his training plane crashed. Army amnonues announced today. a DENVER, June !?. It should comfort our nerves against the political irritations of the time to realize that from a sitting start in June, 19 !0, when, so Henry Kaiser recently remarked, there were only 70.000 ill -armed American soldiers available to oppose a Japanese invasion and those few scattered about the land, the United States has nw beccme a nation almost totally devoted to works of war. In that impressive speech delivered in Boston to a gathering of war industrialists and workers from the plant. Kaiser conjectured that the Axis actually had let the pay ball go for a called strike, and the third one at that, when Hitler failed to push across the Channel at whatever immediate cost and Japan hesitated to attack this country without warning in the west. We had. in one round number, nothing to fight with, and, with Britain down and out and a triumphant and vengeful maniac in the east and Japan ashore in the west and Russia still allied with Hitler, the United States almost certainly must have gone down fighting with shotguns, .22's and pitchforks. NO COMPLACENCY NOW We have gone through a stage in which petulant rulers in Washington accused the people of complacency, though even then their sons were gone or going and millions were churning around, looking for some place to grab hold of a rope and pull. But that, too, is over. Nobody, not even the President, himself, can have a mental picture of the whole war effort of the American nation now, meaning not merely the government but the individual people. It may not be totality as the British, Russian and Germans know it, but it is closer to totality than we, ourselves, realize, for each person regards the change in his own locality as a local condition. The American war effort, the change of ways from those of peace to those of war, is so vast that no writer or team of writers can tell the story. Everywhere, today, the papers tell little stories of the death of local boys overseas or in training flights at home, of local boys honored with medals for heroism, of young men recently in high schcQl, or college, missing or captured by the Jap or German. SOLDIERS EVERYWHERE Young civilians are rare and may generally be credited with good reasons for deferment, or exemption and men in uniform are everywhere, not only in .By WESTBR00K PEGLER the town where you happen to live, but in Kansas City and St. Louis, San Francisco, Los Anzcle. in the South and Southwest, in the Eat, everywhere. At one place we have a marine base of astounding size, but only one of several. At one point the Navy is training mere than half as many men as Kaiser found available to stand off invasion in 1940 and that, too, Is only one of several. Off in the desert, out cf sight, divisions of soldiers come and go, many of them followed by their wives who endure hardship to be near them until they get orderjs and vanish without puhlic notice. In San Diego we find a big plant, almost a city by itself, which had no existence even on paper when France went down, where men and women, trained for their jobs since that day, contribute to a total output of planes beyond the arrogant boasting of the Fuehrer. Up the coast are several others and off in Kansas. Oklahoma and Texas are others still, with engines coming in from Connecticut and Jersey, Chicago and Detroit. TLAXES FOR TROPICS One small city, once a drowsy settlement in no hurry about anything, has busted its seams to accommodate, In conditions not above the hardship level, the families of workers who have come from all over to modify big ships flown in to be adapted for flying in tropical war. In another city of like size a similar plant makes changes required for the Arctic. Along all the coasts shipyards are turning out cargo vessels and warships of all dimensions and even in Denver, high and dry and landlocked, a thousand miles from the sea, small boats are built to carry the war to the Jap. Small arms plants, ammunition plants and chemical war fare plants are spotted here, there and yonder, each surrounded by its complement of uprooted American families living catch-as-catch-can. The freights on the long hauls carry tanks and vehicles bound for the seaports and great crates on the flat cars, containing nobody knows what or particularly wants to ask. . That, amid all this, some Americans can strike the war industries is no serious impairment of the general picture of war-minded diligence. To a far greater extent than the American people or Germany or Japan ever believed possible, the nation in three years has gone to war, and day by day the mighty power grows. CopyrlBhl. 1M3. br United FrsturM. In. GROUPS ASSERT ZOOTERS BEING 'PUSHED AROUND' Charging that they believed deputy sheriffs, police and military leaders to be in a conspiracy to give the zoot suiters a "good pushing around." a dele- , gation, composed of C.I.O., j American Civil Liberties Union, and Latin American Youth representatives, called on United States Attorney Charles H. Carr, Zooters Escape San Diego Mob SAN DIEGO, June 9. (VP) Mobs of servicemen, from a dozen to 300 or 400 strong, roamed the downtown streets tonight, on the lookout for zootsuiters reported to be infiltrating into San Diego from Los Angeles. A mob of more than 100 sailors and marines stormed down a main street after several youths wearing the outlandish garb, but the zootsuiters made a getaway before fists began to swing. Another gang of servicemen, numbering about 330, gathered at an intersection but were dispersed by city and military police before "any zootsuiters were found. Zoot-suited gang members, who may seek haven here after a series of riots and knife slashings in Los Angeles, will receive rough treatment, rolice Chief Clifford E. Peterson warned. He 'assigned several extra police cars to the downtown area and issued orders to question any zootsuiters seen on the streets, to give them "shakedowns" for concealed weapons, and to determine whether they are vagrants. ; ' Two Servicemen Under Arrest at Long Beach Two servicemen a soldier and a sailor were held . by Long Beach police yesterday on suspicion of Inciting to riot as a result of Tuesday night' disturbances 'in connection with the zoot-suit situation. They are Private Gerald Doll-er. 19, and W. W. West, 23, Navy fireman second class,' who as- sertedly led crowds of service men and civilians through down-town Long Beach 'streets and into theaters peeking persons wearing zoot suits. seeking prosecution of the asserted conspirators. . A. L. Wirin, attorney for the Civil Liberties Union here and a member of the delegation, said that he had discovered a little-used law, which makes it a felony for the military to "interfere with the rights ol citizens," Carr told. them that he would confer with officials in Washington before taking any action, but suggested that the matter might be placed 4 before the Federal Grand Jury here, if members of the group thought they had sufficient evidence upon which to base complaints. Phillip M. Connelly, C.I.O. leader; Eduardo Quevado, chairman of the co-ordinating committee of Latin American Youth, and Ben Margolis, C.I.O. counsel, were members of the delegation. Officials of the C.I.O. are reported to have met previously with the Mexican Consulate representatives here and to have promised them support, in protesting the action of sailors and soldiers accused of beating up zoot-suit clad youths. 1LO0 anrjelcs fmc0 Vol. I.XII. Thun., June 10, 1D4.1. 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