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Washington C H Record Herald (Newspaper) - December 7, 1941, Washington Court House, Ohio
Japan declares War on United states great Britai extra Washington extra volume sixty Tayo to. 262 owe. Phon Kaaiai editorial dept.�?9701full associated Fuess leased wire news service Washington c. In Ohio sunday december 7,1941 three cents Japan opens War Hawaii attacked bombed 350 killed Ai air Bose in Honolulu new York. Dec 7 up a japanese warplanes killed 850 men at Hickam 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 m the Harbor a also were attacked he reported. The first news of the attack came about 8 a m. Honolulu time. 1 30 p. M 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 hut he managed to land. Several it the attacking planes. Which came from the South were shot Down the observer said. The observer standing on the roof of the Advt rinsing building in Honolulu said the planes undoubtedly japanese made the raid unexpectedly his report was suddenly broken off. Before its interruption his report said Quot we have witnessed this morning the attack of Pearl Harbor and a severe bombing of Pearl Harbor by army planes undoubtedly japanese a the City of Honolulu Lins also been attacked and considerable damage done a this Battle has been going on for nearly three hours. A one of the bombs dropped within 30 feet of the Kok Tower. A it is no joke it is a real War. A the Public of Honolulu have been advised to keep in their Homes and away from the army and Navy. There Lias been severe fighting going on in the air and on the at this Pom the broadcast was interrupted. The speaker continued a few minutes later a we have no statement As to How much damage has been done but it a been a very severe attack. A the army and Navy it appears now have the air and sea under control a Here the broadcast again was tut off without explanation for Calls emergency meeting War is to lineup of Pacific War strength expected come soon washings a Dee. 7 apr the president decided today Atter Japan a attack on Pearl Harbor to Call an extraordinary meeting of tile Cabinet for s 30 i. M. Tonight and to have congressional leaders of both parties join Hie conference at 0 p. M. Or. Roosevelt the White House said a i it assembling All the facts As rapid As Possino and in All probability he will As quickly As possible make a full informative report to Congress probably in the form of a message a at tin1 time of his decision for a special meeting of the Cabinet and congressional chief trans or Roosevelt was conferring with is War and Navy chief. Presidential Secretary Stephen Early said that the meeting would emphasize International at tails hither than military strategy. He emphasized that for the time bring 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 Eaton a Noa High ranking minority member of the same committee senator Mcnary of Oregon the Republican Leader senator Austin of Vermont the assistant Republican Leader chairman Connelly a Tex of the Senate foreign affairs committee senator Barkley of Kentucky the majority Leader or in his place a acting Leader senator Hill Early said that so far As the presidents information went attacks were still in Progress at Manila and in Hawaii. In other words he said a we Don t know that the japanese have bombed and he went on to say a was soon As the information of the attacks on Manila and Hawaii was received by the War and Navy departments it was flashed immediately to the president at the White ohm thereupon and immediately the president directed the army and the Navy to execute All previously prepared orders looking to the defense of the United states. The president is now with the secretaries of Navy and War. Steps Are being taken to advise tin con Gressional leaders. Kichisabur Nomura the japanese ambassador and Kurusu the special japanese envoy were at the state department at the time of the White houses announcement of the attack.-. The two japanese went to see Secretary of state Hull at i 35 a m. Est and remained about 20 minutes. They handed to the Secretary Tokyo s reply to the Stab men of principles which he gave to them on november 26, after their departure the state department announced to at Hull had informed the japanese that a document presented by them was a crowded with infamous falsehoods and distortions the departments statement said that Hull had read the Jap anese reply and a immediately turned to the japanese ambassador and with the greatest indignation said ims i wkvh0 >7 new double outlined circles indicate Radii of combined los Ano British fleets. Large single line circles indicate Radii of Jar Fleet. Heavy Small circles show naval Battle follows a. S. Curbs enemy japanese strike without warning from behind screen of peace negotiations Hitler s Conquest flares suddenly and violently into world conflict b u l be t i n Tokyo monday dec 8�? apr japanese in penal Headquarters announced at 6 p. M. Today that Japan had entered a state of War with the United states and Britain in the Western Pacific As from Dawn today. A battleships aircraft carriers cruisers destroyers submarines United states building -lull5 or building la building by .,54 7/-7n\ building 192 af-5s Buu Ding a _ 73 Japan / 0 building a building led 2 building to 190 building11 Ria building i 7y 7 Guam naval base also is attacked followed by a swarm of reporters and photographers the two japanese finally escaped into an elevator. Hull had been at his desk since 9 45 a. M. At to o clock seen tary of War Stimson and Secretary of the Navy Knox entered an were closeted with him for three full hours. The chinese ambassador or. He Shih was seen leaving the i departing in mid afternoon before the japanese arrived but officials would not say with whom he had consulted or even con firm the fact that he had been in the building. As news of the bombings spread crowds collected before the White House Gates. People milled about talking in anxious terms. The White House itself became a bedlam of activity. Report ers photographers and radio men besieged presidents offices Jam Saburo Ming the press room to capacity. The news quickly spread Over Washington and brought expressions of incredulity from Many members of Congress. Only last night the state department disclosed that president the War department today Roosevelt had dispatched a personal message to emperor Hirohito Quested All in Adio stations of Japan in an Effort to Avert a clash of Arena Between the two broadcast tins bulletin nations. Promptly Navy officers said that Long prepared counter measures against japanese suprise attacks had been ordered into operation and were a working there was a disposition in some quarters Here to wonder whether the attacks had not been ordered by the japanese military authorities because they feared the president direct negotiations by the associated press Japan attacked the United states today sinking by air at the great Pearl Harbor naval in scat Honolulu and at Manila and latest reports indicated that Tho i sited states bad won the first Baile in the new world w a. A Tho army and Navy it appears now have the air and sea under control a said an Xii broadcast from Honolulu a few hours after the japanese opened the assault. Adopting Adolf hitlers Surprise tactics of striking Over the week end ignoring president Roosevelt a personal last hour Appeal for peace to hip it ror Hirohito la it night the japanese attacked the two keystones american defense in the Pacific approximately 9 20 a. I al., Honolulu time 30 p. M. E. S. To tile War that Adolf Hitler started in september 1939 exploded into a world conflict today As japanese bombers striking without warning attacked the i United states great Pearl Harbor naval base at Honolulu and bases at Manila tin Philippines. A bulletin from Honolulu said a naval engagement to Washington dec. 7.�? up a the White House announced at 6 08 p. M. Tonight that the Navy had just reported a Squadron of Vas in r0gross off that famed Island playground with at against a a a a i must say that in All my conversations with you the Jap with the emperor might Lead to an about face in japanese policy anese ambassador duping the last nine months i have never uttered and the consequent loss of face by the present ruling factions in one word of untruth. This is borne out absolutely by the record. A a a in All my 50 years of Public service i have never seen a document that was More crowded with infamous falsehoods and distortions infamous falsehoods and distortions on a scale so huge that i never imagined until today that any government on this planet was capable of uttering beyond the terse White House announcement and tin Swift orders disclosed at the War and Navy departments there was no Eye witness Story of War at Hawaii by Eugene Burns Honolulu dec. 7.�? a at least two japanese bombers their wings bearing the insignia of the rising Sun appeared Over Honolulu at about 7 35 a. M. Honolulu time today and dropped bombs. Unverified reports said a foreign warship appeared off Pearl Harbor and began firing at the defences in that highly fortified pm the Sun of cannons firing comes specific information on the military measures the United states w As states was at War and that the conflict which to me Here in Honolulu As i Tele-1 taking. A. Spreading it Sci the entire Woid. Plume this Story to the san flan at the Navy department officials said that All inquiries As to Little information was immediately Cisco associated press office. Operations were being referred to the White House but officers a o the japanese air attacks Cimo a. J of j., m \ dispatches from Honolulu said. However that at least two Jap reports say that the japanese informally reported that for several months an american warships a Vav bombers their wings bearing the Signia of the rising Sun bombers scored two hits one at in the Pacific had been in constant readiness for Battle and that Hickam Field air corps Post on vigorous counter measures had Long been planned for such Inci Oahu Island and another at Pearl dents As the japanese Surprise attack. On Manila and Pearl Harbor. Hat hoi setting an ail tank afire., he Blunt language Hull used in addressing the japanese in w Oigt it it orc s Arteta my v g was rejected in their faces As they left the state department. On the transpacific Telephone i. Saw a formation of five japanese ther 00 Trace of a a Milch planes flying Over Honolulu Hull kept ilium editing Foi to Iii nuts. In urus Nentl i Esse cd american antiaircraft has Sejm Wel pressed Blue impatiently paced the floor and engaged up a terrific Din. And Tbs sky also momentarily in whispered conferences with Nomura. The latter in is filled with american Battle i rumpled Gray had taken a seat on a leather sofa in the waiting aircraft. I room. The citizens of Honolulu have when they left hulls office reporters at the state department been cleared from the streets Byi unaware that announcement already had been made of the bomb military and naval units assist endeavoured to question them Aga de by civilian volunteers a car-1. A i is this your last one reporter asked Nomura. I ii a cd i m5. V r but a lot of citizens have left it received n0 rep y whatsoever the City for Hills to watch the a Wylli the embassy its be a statement later a planes and antiaircraft a i Don t unidentified planes Over the Island of Guam a Dot in the Pacific Between Hawaii and the Philippines. A a a sabotage warning sent Washington. Dec. 7�? up a re to a the Secretary of War directs that All firms and manufacturing plants who have defense contracts or Are working on defense orders will once Institute proper measures against sabotage Quot lick pm Wheeler says Billings. Mont., dec. 7�? up a a the Only thing now is to do our Best to lick hell out of them a senator Burton k Wheeler of Montana said today after learning of the japanese attack on Hawaii and the Philippines. A they must have gone crazy he said referring to japanese military leaders. At last say nazis London Dee. 7.�? up a a German radio broadcast heard Here said tonight that a president Roosevelt has at last got his appeared Over Honolulu at about 7 35 a. M. Honolulu time and War which he As always looked dropped bombs. For a Panama nabs japs Cristobal c. Z dec. in the Panama Republic tonight were rounding up Japan. A Little later the White House reported that an army transport loaded with lumber had been torpedoed 1300 Miles West of san Francisco. This is Well East of Hawaii the first announcement did not say Bethel flu ship a sunk or whether there was loss of life. No official used the word War in reporting any of the developments. But with the series of events there could be no doubt that the far Eastern situation had at last exploded that the United began in Europe mailable regarding the East one Black aircraft Carrier Iii action against Pear 11 Arbor a defences. The British radio also reported that a Quot foreign warship 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 i. S. Amu 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. An neg broadcast from Honolulu said the japanese attack had 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 rising stir insignia flew Over Honolulu. Unconfirmed reports said that one snip in seen lying units Side Aud four others in f Antes. A there has been Revere fighting going on the sea a an Abc broadcast said. A the Battle has been going on for nearly three hours. Later the Honolulu broadcaster announced a the army and Navy. It appears now have tin Ander control Quot Pearl Harbor was n that and on air and sea m Igns of War est Sun president prepares message to Congress Washington. Dec. 7.�? up a tile 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. No signs of War in Philippines Manila monday dec. 8.�? p there wore no and Manila was quiet at 5 25 a m today 14 25 p Day. Lieutenant general Douglas Mcarthur commander of us i forces in the far East was advised officially cd flu a tack on i Vail Harbor and placed his entire command on tin Alert. He said his advises were meager. The report of damage and casualties came to the White House All japanese and raking them to from rear Admiral c. C. Bloch commanding the 14th naval Dis Colon under heavy guard strict which embraces Hawaii. The White House asserted too. That Japan sent her bombers Over the islands in Dawn of Erly morning. Asked about reports broadcast from Honolulu of a naval engagement off Hawaii presidential Secretary Stephen Early hid it Duld not confirm them. Or. Roosevelt concluded conferences with War. Navy and state department chiefs late in the Day and began dictating a special message to Congress. Honolulu loss heavy Washington. Dec. 7�?lpv�? governor Poindexter of Hawaii talked u till president Roosevelt late today reporting heavy damage to property and life in Honolulu end saying a second want of japanese planes was just coming Over. On u. S. Army and Navy on War basis san fran Sci so dec. 7 up tin Arr y and Navy went a War basis on the Pacific a Seaboard today. All leaves were cancelled and furl ugh revoked and every Man was instructed to re port to his station. The japanese bomb attacks on Pearl Harbor Anc 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 it it a to Hegji est coast appealed by every medium for tor every office and Man to report to his Yost
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