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Lawrence Journal World (Newspaper) - December 7, 1941, Lawrence, Kansas
Volume xxxv leased wire associated Prus if if Lawrence Kansas sunday december 7, 1941 number 292 Tokyo announces a state of War with the United states heavy loss of life in Honolulu u. S. Warship a a a a t a a a re by the associated press the War that Adolf Hitler started in september 1939, exploded into a world conflict today As japanese bombers striking without warning attacked the United states great Pearl Harbor naval base at Honolulu and bases at Manila the Philippines. A bulletin from Honolulu said a naval engagement was in Progress off that famed Island playground with at least one Black aircraft Carrier in action against Pearl Harbor a defences. The British radio also reported that a a foreign warships had begun bombarding Pearl Harbor. Aerial dogfights raged in the skies Over Honolulu itself As american warplanes Rose to give Battle to the japanese invaders. In Washington the White House announced that a u. S. Army transport carrying lumber rather than troops had been torpedoed 1,300 Miles West of san Francisco thereby placing japanese naval action Well East of Hawaii toward the United states Mainland. A a a Tokyo monday dec. 8. Apr japanese Imperial Headquarters announced at 6 a. In. Today that Japan had entered a state of War with the United states and Britain in the Western Pacific As from Dawn today. A a a Honolulu dec. 7. To the . By Telephone a two japanese bombers their wings bearing the insignia of the rising Sun appeared Over Honolulu at 7 35 a. In. Honolulu time and dropped bombs. Unofficial reports said a foreign warship appeared off Pearl Harbor and began to fire on the Shore defences. The sound of Cannon fire came to me As i phoned this Story to the san Francisco Bureau of the associated press. Reports say japanese bombers scored two hits one on Hickam Field air corps Post on Oahu Island and another at Pearl Harbor setting an Oil tank afire. Shortly before i started talking i saw a formation of five japanese planes flying Over Honolulu. American anti aircraft guns set up a terrific Din and the sky was filled with american War Craft. 2 30 p. In. . New York dec. 7.�?the Honolulu station of lbs reported by phone that about 150 japanese planes had attacked Hawaii. 2 30 p. In. A a a Berlin dec. 7. Apr a German spokesman declared tonight there could be no reaction from Germany to the announced japanese air attack on Pearl Harbor until both sides of the Case were at hand. A we cannot comment a the spokesman said a until full and exact details of the japanese As Well As the american statements Are a a a Washington dec. 7. Apr the War department today requested All radio stations to broadcast this bulletin a the Secretary of War directs that All firms and manufacturing plants who have defense contracts or Are working on defense orders will at once Institute proper measures against Ottawa dec. 7. Apr prime minister w. L. Mackenzie King called the Canadian Cabinet to meet at 6 p. Rn., e.s.t., today to consider the far Eastern leaves cancelled us. Ship in distress cargo vessel sounds signals 700 Miles off san Francisco u. S. Outposts in ii Pacific attacked e onslaught is without warn. Ing counter measures under Way u. S. Ship torpedoed Liberty defended with arms 5 Quot it i $ army and Navy on War basis on Pacific Seaboard san Francisco dec. 7. Up a the army and Navy went on a War basis on the Pacific Seaboard today. All leaves were conceited All furloughs revoked and every Man a instructed to report to his Staten. The japanese bomb attacks on Pearl Harbor and Manila coming with stunning suddenness reacted like a trigger pull to set the sea Force and Harbor defense at the Alert. The commandant of the three naval districts on the West coast appealed by every medium for every officer and Man to report to his Post the commander of Harbor defences ordered a fall coast artillery officers and soldiers of the Harbor defences Are ordered to report to their stations immediately. All leaves and furloughs Are cancelled by order of the commanding Gen jap., sink British gunboat Shanghai monday dec. 8. Up a t3ie japanese have sunk the British gunboat Etrel As it Lay off the International settlement waterfront. A. Washington dec. 7. It a the White House announced today that the army had just received word that an american vessel believed to be a cargo ship had been sending out signals of distress approximately 700 Miles West of san Francisco. Whether it had been torpedoed was not immediately Learned. Pearl Harbor bombarded new York dec. 7. Up a the British radio reported today without confirmation that a a foreign War Shin appeared off Pearl Harbor and began a the report heard by lbs followed British radio quotation of american news that an aircraft Carrier was in operation off Hawaii. Whether this was a second ship was not stated. _ several planes shot Down new York dec. 7. A by the British radio quoted the Reuters news Agency tonight reporting from Honolulu that several planes were shot Down in an attack on Pearl Harbor. Washington dec. 7. Cd a the White House said that Japan had attacked americans vital outposts in the Pacific Hawaii and Manila at 3 30 p. In. . And that so far As was known the attacks were still in Progress. Announcing the presidents action for the Protection of american territory presidential Secretary Stephen Early declared that so far As is known now the attacks were a made wholly without warning a when both nations were at peace and were delivered within an hour or so of the time that the japanese ambassadors had gone to the state department to hand to the Secretary of state Japan a reply to the Secretary a memorandum of the 26th. Promptly Navy officers said that Long prepared counter measures against japanese Surprise attacks been ordered into operation and were a working and within a few minutes the War department ordered All military personnel in this country into there was a disposition in some quarters Here to wonder whether the attacks had not been ordered . _ because they feared life test pc hrs direct negotiations with the emperor might Lead to an about face in japanese policy and the consequent loss of face by the present ruling factions in Japan. A Little later the White Blouse reported that an army transport loaded with lumber had been Tope does 1,300 Miles West of san Francisco. This is Well East of Hawaii. The first announcement did not say whether the ship was sunk or whether there was loss of life. No official used the word War in reporting any developments but with the series of events there could be no doubt that the far Eastern situation had at least exploded that the United states was at War and that the conflict which began in Europe was spreading Over the entire world. Little information was immediately available regarding the strength of the japanese air attacks. Dispatches from Honolulu said however that at least two japanese bombers their wings bearing the insignia of the rising Sun appeared Over Honolulu at about 7 35 a. In. Honolulu time and dropped bombs. The news quickly spread Over Washington and brought expressions of incredulity from Many members of Congress. Only last night the state department had disclosed that president Roosevelt had dispatched a personal message to emperor Hiro Hito of Japan in an Effort to Avert a clash of arms Between the two _ japanese warplanes kill 350 at Hickman Field new York dec. 7. A by japanese warplanes killed 350, men at Hickman Field and set fire to the u. S. Battleship Oklahoma today in a sudden raid on Pearl Harbor and Honolulu an no observer radioed direct from the scene today. Two other ships in the Harbor also were attacked he reported. The first news of the attack came about 8 a. Honolulu time 1 30 p. In. Est he said. This was when a private plane owner reported he was Given a Salute of machine gun bullets by the japanese planes. His Craft was damaged but he managed to land. Japanese Consul shocked St Phi a its unimaginable cries Muto on hearing the news san Francisco dec. 7. A by a a it a unimaginable a that was the Way Yoshio Muto japanese Consul general Here reacted to word the japanese were bombing Honolulu and Manila. A i had no intimation of it a he cried. A i done to know what i shall do yet. Or whether there is anything i can do to arrest Norfolk japanese Norfolk va., dec. 7. A pvt Charles b. Borland Norfolk director of Public safety immediately ordered the arrest of All japanese nationals in this strategic naval Center Tofily As soon As he Learned of the japanese attacks on the United states Pacific bases. The armed forces of Tho United states of America today went into action1 to defend the priceless heritage of Liberty and democratic government from totalitarian aggression. The yellow peril became a reality when Japan joined Germany and Italy in the worldwide program to subjugate All free Peoples under dictatorship and government by decree. Bombs dropping on american soil from japanese planes marked the beginning of a new Era of american life. A militant and courageous people will Rise in Unity to protect our free Way of life and crush the cruel and insane governments of the aggressor nations. I new York dec. 7. . A untold damage has been done to the u. S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor and to the City of Honolulu itself by unidentified bombing planes an no observer reported today in a broadcast direct from Honolulu. An Abc broadcast from Honolulu said the japanese attack half inflicted untold damage on the u. S. Naval base at Pearl Harbor and on the City itself. Several japanese planes were reported shot Down. First reports from Honolulu said at least two formations of nine four motored Black bombers marked with Japan a rising Sun insignia flew Over Honolulu. Unconfirmed reports said that one ship in Pearl Harbo was seen lying on its Side and four others in flames a there has been severe fighting going on in the air and on the sea a an Abc broadcast said. A the Battle has been going on for nearly three later the Honolulu broadcaster announced a the army and Navy it appears now have the air and sea under heavy damage in japanese attack big loss of life expected in the raid on Hawaii Washington dec. 7. Cd a the White House announced today that heavy damage had been inflicted in the japanese attack on Hawaii and that there probably had been heavy loss of life. The report of damage and casualties came to the White House from rear Admiral c. C. Bloch commanding the 14th naval District which embraces Hawaii. The White House asserted too that Japan sent her bombers Over the islands in Dawn of Early morning. Asked about reports broadcast from Honolulu of a naval engagement off Hawaii presidential Secretary Stephen Early said he could not confirm them. Men called to stations Long Beach cal., dec., 7. A by rear Admiral Charles a. Blakely of the Lith naval District today issued orders shortly after announcement of the japanese air attacks in the Pacific requesting All officers and men attached to the District or vessels of the District to report to their stations or ships immediately. The District embraces Southern California from san Luis Obispo. South to the mexican Border and ail of Arizona and new Mexico. News of War is a Shock to City comes As Surprise As citizens Are at sunday dinner of Many men from Here in Pacific nearly a score of army and Navy men Are in the new Battle zone several in the air Max Louk and Bill Cummings in Manila others in Hawaii a a Washington dec. 7. Apr the president decided today after Japan a attack on Pearl Harbor and Manila to Call an extraordinary meeting of the Cabinet for 8 30 p. In. Tonight and to have congressional leaders of both parties join the conference at 9 p. In. Or. Roosevelt the White House said a is assembling All the facts As rapidly As possible and in All probability he will As quickly As possible make a full informative report to Congress probably in the form of a at the time of his decision for a special meeting of the Cabinet and congressional chieftains. Or. Roosevelt was conferring with his War and Navy secretaries and the army chief of staff Gen. George c. Marshall. Presidential Secretary Stephen Early said that the meeting would emphasize International affairs rather than military strategy. He emphasized that for the time being or. Roosevelt was not calling in chairmen of the Senate and House military and naval committees. Invited to the White House from Capitol Hill tonight were vice president Wallace speaker Rayburn House majority Leader Mccormack House Republican Leader Martin chairman Bloom of the House foreign affairs committee representative anxious parents and friends turned their thoughts Westward to the Pacific today where More than 15 Lawrence men now in the army or Navy Are involved in the new conflict. Men connected with the air arms of the naval and army units were j Eaton High ranking minority member of believed to have been the first to i the same committee senator Mcnary of Oregon the enter the Battle because of the Ja-1 Republican Leader senator Austin of Vermont the news of the War in the Pacific hit Lawrence with shocking Force As Many citizens were seated at sunday dinner tables. The associated press notified the journal world and a staff of re orters and compositors was Quick y assembled to begin work on this extra edition of the newspaper. The teletype printers usually Idle on sunday were connected to the state wire and a constant Stream of news from All Points began to flow into the office. It was a Bright sunshiny Day in Lawrence and thoughts of War were farthest from the minds of citizens As they went about their Holiday activities. Many heard the first report of japanese onslaught Over their radios As they were enjoying their Roon meal. The journal world received a barrage of a phone Calls and switchboard operators were called to duty. Be Jeral parents who were called for information about their sons location in the Pacific were not aware of the new Battlefront. The popularity of gift subscriptions to the journal world is growing every year. Phone 22. Panese Aerial attack. Mitchell in anti aircraft second Lieut. Alex. Mitchell son of or. And mrs. A. B. Mitchell 821 Mississippi is with the 97th coast artillery anti aircraft unit at fort Aqa Ollu. He Ensign Robert j. Rowlands son of mrs. R. J. Rowlands 620 Ohio Street is stationed aboard the battleship u. S. A Nevada at Pearl Hari it or. Rowlands a University of Kansas graduate attended the naval training school at Northwestern University and has been in the islands since last March. Charles Artin former Western Union messenger boy Here who later moved to Denver is a radio of Rator aboard the Nevada. Ensign Frank of Flaherty a k. U. Graduate who until joining the naval air Force was employed in the Kansas electric Power company office Here is stationed aboard the aircraft Carrier Enterprise the Navy a newest floating airbase. Nessly a in Samoa mrs. Julia Henry Nessly daughter of coach and mrs. Gwinn Henry is in Samoa located More than 2,500 Miles Southeast of Hawaii. Mrs. Nessly a husband is Lieut. Jack Nessly a k. U. Graduate who is with the detachment of marines at the Island outpost. Raymond Beamer son of prof. And mrs. R. H. Beamer 1000 Missouri Street is a private in the service and ammunition Battery of the 63rd Field artillery at Schofield Barracks Honolulu. Bob Haynes son of or. And mrs. E. L. Haynes 728 Indiana Street is an Ensign aboard the destroyer u. S. S. Bagley station at Pearl Harber when last heard from. Linden Berger on flagship Kenneth Lindenberger son of or. And mrs. H. R. Lindenberger 2217 Massachusetts Street is a Petty officer aboard the battleship u. S. S. Pennsylvania flagship of the Fleet. Edwin Hiddleston son of mrs. Lewis mole 745 Maine Street is also aboard the u. S. S. Pennsylvania. Ensign Sam Boardman son of or. And mrs. W. C. Boardman route 6, has returned from Asiatic Waters and is in school in san Diego. Fred e. Broeker son of or. And mrs. J. Fred Broeker 341 Lincoln Street is a private in the marines. He is attached to the 3rd defense battalion 5th artillery Pearl Harbor. He is a communicator and gun setter. The battalion is in charge of a heavy co artillery unit. Two in Manila Max Louk son of or. And mrs. Charles Louk 906 Ohio Street is a second lieutenant in the 20th Pursuit Squadron of the u. Sarahy air Force stationed at Clarks Field Manila p. I. Louk was recently advanced to the rating of element Leader. Bill Cummings jr., son of or. And mrs. W. J. Cummings jr., 2225 Barker Avenue is also a second lieutenant in the 20th Pursuit Squadron. Mrs. Deane Malott smother is no longer in Hawaii but is now in Cali Johua. Paul Shad son of mrs. George Shaad is in Honolulu where Bels connected the the hawaiian electric company. He is married. Mrs. Scott formerly Helen Brandt daughter of mrs. J. G. Brandt is in Lanai City Lanai. Hawaii there hot husband is pm cont mute on Porc 2 assistant Republican Leader chairman Connally a Tex of the Senate foreign affairs committee senator Barkley of Kentucky the majority Leader or in his place As acting Leader senator Hill . A a. A London dec. 7. Apr prime minister Churchill and John g. Winant United states ambassador to Britain were in conference tonight a Short time after president Roosevelt a announcement that japanese planes had attacked Hawaii and the Philippines. The prime minister and the ambassador were said by intimates to be discussing British reaction to the announcements. London awaited fulfilment of Churchill a Promise november to to declare War on Japan a within the hours if she attacked the United states. The first hour after the Washington announcement was disclosed passed without notice of a British War declaration. British sources said the Cabinet probably would be called for a meeting during the night. A a a by r. P. Cronin or. Manila monday dec. 8. Apr there were no signs of War and Manilla was quiet at 5 25 a. In. Today 4 25 p. Rn., e.s.t., sunday. Lieutenant general Douglas Macarthur commander of u. S. Forces in the far East was advised officially of the attack on Pearl Harbor and placed his entire command on the Alert. He said his advices were meager. Admiral Thomas c. Hart commander in chief of the u. S. Asiatic Quot Fleet said his office had been notified officially that hostilities had opened with japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor and that All necessary Steps had been taken to meet the situation. Naval engagement in Progreso off Honolulu Honolulu dec. 7. A by a naval engagement is in Progress off Honolulu with at least one Black enemy aircraft Carrier in action against Pearl Harbor defences. Some Aerial dogfights Are in Progress in the Jecies Over Honolulu. At 9 30 a. In. Honolulu time�?3 p. In. Eastern Standard time the attack still was in Progress. What damage was done by the Swift surmise raid was not immediately apparent. But reports said enemy bombers scored a hit at Hickam Field army Airport and another on an Oil tank at the Pearl Harbor naval base. At least two nine plane formations of four motored Black bombers flew Over Honolulu and Pearl Harbor. Each plane bore Japan a rising Sun insignia. There was a report from persons who came past Pearl Harbor that one ship there was lying on its Side in the water and four others were afire. This could not be confirmed wheelers sentiments Billings mont., dec. 7. A by a the Only lung now is to do out Best to Hick hell out of them a senator Burton k. Wheeler of Montana said today after learning of the japanese attack on Hawaii and the Philippines. Navy imposes censorship new York dec. 7. A by the associated press has been advised by communications agencies that the Navy has invoked a censorship on Manila and Honolulu prohibiting messages a a outbound from both Pacific Points. _ v. The weather kansans fair Thia afternoon tonight and sunday with rising temperatures slightly below freezing tonight rising to near 60 sunday afternoon temperature readings Gas Ofhie record 5 p m j. 46 7 p.rn42 9 p m 3 8 la i . .32 3 . Yesterday High by Low 27. Year ago today High 59, Low 32. 1941 december 1941 .46 i 5 -2s 42 7 28 38 9 a. In. 35 la 42 .32 i .47 31 3 p. In. 43 m w 7 14 21 28 i 8 15 22 29 2 9 16 23 30 3 to 17 24 31 4 la 18 25 5 12 19 26 6 13 20 27 november s m t w t f s i 2 3 4 5 8 7 8 9 Roll 12 13 14 15 18 17 18 19 20 21 2 2 23 24 25 26 27 28 23 39 january s m t w t f s 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Roll 12 13 14 15 is 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 20 27 2s 29 30 31
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