‘Zoot-suit’ riots end, Navy ban off (6-15-43)

The Pittsburgh Press (June 15, 1943)

‘Zoot-suit’ riots end, Navy ban off

Los Angeles, California (UP) –
The Navy today officially recognized the end of zoot-suit rioting here by lifting its out-of-bounds order.

Effective at noon, sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen can spend their leaves anywhere in the Los Angeles area.

RAdm. D. W. Bagley, commandant of the 11th Naval District, said the ban was lifted following a message from Mayor Fletcher Bowron:

…assuring the commandant that the police department was prepared to handle the situation to the satisfaction of all concerned.