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Burlington Daily Hawk Eye Gazette (Newspaper) - December 8, 1941, Burlington, Iowa
U s. A ass soviet Russia British rates to Siax Unitis stake a i tacked China Midway Wake 7 9s k k philippine k cult a islands i Gutshe daily Hawk Eye Gazette Burlington Iowa monday december 8. 1941 die is cast Rill defend our country local citizens see solid backing for govt in War crisis steadily mounting anger and resentment against Japan for her sudden and unexpected attack on United states possessions followed by a declaration of War is sweeping Burlington. All other topics of conversation were pushed into the background sunday afternoon As press wires and radio brought the Story of the bombing of the Pearl Harbor naval base Honolulu and other reasons and Burlington people were Quick to respond with predictions of a United nation to resist the japs. And very Likely their Axis allies nazi Germany and the Italy of i Duee. There were hundreds of Calls to the Hawk Kye Gazette Sun Day where full associated pres service was received. Others kept tuned to their radios for news flashes but the first comprehensive report of a he War situation came with an extra published by the Hawk Eye Gazette 8j06o capias being distributed in the Early evening. There May have been a division of sentiment in the past among residents of Burlington with reference to the War in Europe. But there is no evidence of a division among Burlington s people now. Assail Axis Powers a if Japan wants War let her have it Quot was the View expressed everywhere in the business District. Anger was not confined to Japan and her War party. It flared with reference to nazi Germany and the Italy of ii Duce allies of Japan and credited in Many sources with pushing Jap anese american relations Over the precipices into War. American japanese relations had been at the breaking Point for some time but the Public Here was unprepared for the suddenness of War Between the two countries. But the Public was Quick to rally. All United says mayor a the dastardly and shameful attack that the japanese have made on United states possessions without warning and while they were still pretending to be sincere in carrying on negotiations to avoid War should particularly convince even he most Rabid isolationists that they were mistaken about there being any real danger to this country of foreign aggression Quot said mayor Max a. Conrad. A american blood has been spilled on american soil he an enemy striking in a most cowardly fashion. This of course Means War with Japan. A there is no doubt in my mind that the american people will now become solidly United behind the government in any and All measures necessary to protect this country and defeat our enemy. In times of danger the american people Are sometimes slow to be aroused but once aroused their patriotism flows like the resist speedily a we Are a people committed to the idea of Justice a commented or. We. T. Smith pastor of first methodist Church. A we desire nothing for ourselves. Our highest aim is the Well being of All Mankind. Japan has elected to play the role of the aggressor. There is no course left for us but to resist the attack and As speedily As possible establish the reign of Law and order in the world. A if there has Ever been any division among is As a nation we Are at this moment a United people a Rev. Smith added. A very few minutes after the first news of the conflict had been flashed an inebriated voice on the Telephone asked the Hawk Eye Gazette a Kwh Erzhi All wish Bodmin Corning Fum a an excited reported tried to he patient with him and explained the news development. A they Caine to do that to us a the Man responded. Labor �?o100 per cent a without a doubt organized labor Here and throughout the county will be 100 per cent with the government a said Leo Burke member of the activities Board of the Burlington trades and i Bor Assembly. A the nation will stand United to fight foreign Rev. Bruce Masselink pastor of first congregational Church said a i done to think the american people wanted War but if it has been forced upon us there is no alternative. We will have to see it to doubt now Bracewell a it seems our course has been determined for us a a said r. H. Tracewell superintendent of schools pm mening of the situation. A the period of doubt As to what we should do is ended. The actual course of events is now in the hands of our government our Navy and military a a to a Only surprised that we did no to get into War with Japan before said msgr. Walter l. Cullinan pastor of St. Paul Catholic Church. A the japs have had no use for us for some time. It Means now that the whole world is at War or t will be very soon and i thing a great Deal depends on Russia. Quot there is no question of a un., j cd country a continued msgr. Cullman Quot the people have not want j de War ,. But now that there is War line right up w Ith the j government. The fact that the japanese struck Farsi will assure a United stand / All stand together Frank Sandell chairman of the hawaiian coast defense guns ready for invader Japan attacks u. As a a peace envoys wait for Hui Nea telephoto just a on the off Chance that enemy warships might break through american defending Fleet these hawaiian coast defences Are ready to Greet my japanese invader. This Battery of 155-mm. Guns gives a s mall idea of the bristling armament ready for defense of the islands. Japanese bombers Shower death on Honolulu Nea telephoto japanese ambassador Nomura right impatiently looks at his watch As he and special envoy Kwh Rusu waited in state department to see Secretary of state Hull. Before they left with hulls Stinzi enunciation of the japanese reply the White House announced Japan a attack on Hawaii. Battlefield Between u. And Japan. Nea telephoto View of Honolulu key City of the hawaiian islands which was attacked by japanese bombers. Heavy damage was reported to the City and Pearl Harbor giant 17. Naval base. Honolulu police and firemen have been ordered to army and Navy posts to Cope with the emergency. 350 feared dead As Jap bombers blast Pearl Harbor Airport Hawaii h a a East indies Caroline Marshall is. To is a r c cart Australia Samoa u Pher s limit map depicts site of u. S., British and japanese bases in the Pacific. A a atm Vila Pacific Nea telephoto Jap embassy Burns secret papers Hickman Field near Pearl Harbor army bombing base upon which Surprise japanese bombing attack entered. More than 350 officers and men Are feared dead when heavy bomb struck Barracks. Nea Teie now members of japanese embassy staff at Washington watch burning of thousands of papers Suppo secret document on Back Lown of embassy shortly after first news of attack on Pearl Harbor. s. Oklahoma believed hit in Pearl Harbor raid City defense committee a from news received pears that Japan has attacked us in a deceitful and cowardly manner and is threatening the safety and Liberty of our country. A a in a definitely sure that from this moment until Japan is thoroughly beaten every business and labor organization and every Man and woman will see to the defense of our United states. That the United states will come first and that All Petty differences will be forgotten. We Are All solidly sup j porting our president in this pm i Rev. R. R. Belter pastor of j Bethany lutheran Church expressed a profound sorrow Quot for the deaths of a your boys who died in the unexpected japanese attack and added. A a there a no doubt about j american reaction. We be been i America on guard barbs a Salesman is known by the companies he keeps. A a a Japan stems to be dropping Salt in the peace doves Eye instead of on its Tail. A a fifteen thousand dentists met in new York to discuss handling of National emergency conditions confronting dentists. No doubt they All pulled together. A # a a girl can dress in 45 seconds according to tests. But she does t. Nea telephoto i dramatic picture of part of cordon of steel helmeted troops with fixed bayonets thrown around War the u. S battleship Oklahoma believed hit and in flames As japanese a i Natl department building Washington d. C., after general mobilization order was Given. Note sign above fortress Pearl Harbor. Early reports indicate tremendous damage has been done to soldiers Heads. I and City of Honolulu. 4
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