Gettysburg Times

December 08, 1941

Issue date: Monday, December 8, 1941
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Gettysburg Times (Newspaper) - December 8, 1941, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania SPECIAL War Edition ESTABLISHED 1902 GETTYSBURG TIMES Truth Our Public Qood Our Aim With Honor to Ourselves and Profit to Oui SPECIAL Wor Editien Leased Wire Member of The Associated Press GETTYSBURG, PA., MONDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 8, 1941 PRICE TWu CENTfc Japan Attack ear Harb lares War on U. S Sea and Air Might Are Hurled Against England And U. S. by Japanese Japan's Reply to U, S. Is Delivered 12 Minutes Before Bombing of Honolulu By the Associated Press Tokyo, Dec. hurled her sea and air might against western Pacific possessions of the ynited States and Great Britain today in a lightning, assault, followed by a formal declaration of wai. The first official news that Japan finally had come to grips with the two western poweis came in an imperial headquarters announcement at 6 a. m. (4 p. m.. EST Sunday) that a state of war existed with them as of dawn today. Then Domei followed with a brief statement that naval operations already were m progress off Hawaii, nearly miles away, with at least one Japanese aircraft carrier in action against the big American naval base at Pearl Harbor Japanese bombers, taking off from undisclosed bases, were declared to have blasted Honolulu at a. m., Hawaii time p. m. EST An hour after the war declaration Hideki Tojo, premier and war minister, held a 20-minute cabinet session iind then the privy council met. Domei said the premier told of the progress of war plans and outlined government policy, at both.sessions. In quick .succession, U.S. Ambassador Joseph C. Grew and British Ambassador Sir Robert Leslie Craigie were sum- moned to the foreign office, Domei Commentator Was College Lecturer Here Upton Close. San Francisco radio news commentator who was fre- quentlv on the Sunday after- noon With interpretations of ttie war situation, lectured in the Majestic theatre to the student body of Get- tysburg College in December, 1931. "HIS real "name is Josef Washing- ton Hall He is one of the best informed authorities oa the Far East. The subject of his lecture here a decade ago, before a capacity audi- ence, was "Asia and Its Relation- ships." DESPERATION PROMPTED JAP SUDDEN ATTACK By JOHN M. HIGHTOWER Dec. 8 staggeringly audacious attempt to Urelv out of the central Pacific, by drive the United Stages fleet en- 's, recking its principal base west of San Diego with a single lightning blow, may be the grand strat- egy behind Japan's surprise attack on Pearl harbor This the opinion expressed by many naval experts today as they unbelievingly pieced together the fragments of information coming in from 'he v.-orld's newest battle area, based on this view, nevertheless was advanced as the one vhich most ncari> fi'ted the known facts to In orr.-ial quarters there nas no on Page itiree) Special War Edition HULL DELIVERS BITING REPLY TO TWO ENVOYS By LLOYD LEHRBAS Washington, Dec. 8 Hull, a patient man, came to the end of his patience yesterday at p m, Eastern Standard Tune And when lie said so in a spon- taneous burst of cold and biting Japan's envoys knew pre- cisely what the United States gov- ernment thougat of the Japanese government. The Secretary of State, a benign man, reached the" limit of his en- durance when he saw the few all- revealing words of that incredible dispatch rushes to him, from the White House Death, Pain, Terror Japanese planes had bombed Hawau American blood had been spilled on the good earth of those islands in a swift pano- rama he could see the thousands more that would die the pain and terror and destruction that must sweep the wide expanse of the blue Pacific before tiie world came back to its senses he had an official en- gagement to keep. in apparent ignorance of plosion about to rock the Pacific and the world. Ambassador Kichisa- buro Nomura and Saburo Kurusu, the special envoy, had requested an appointment at 1 45 o'clock on that quiet, Sunday afternoon Secretary Hull knew bringing Japans rcpK to an ArnTi- can note setting forth his peace formula for the Pacific and he v.ait- jcd with Joseph W. Ballan'im. sibtant chief of the Far Eastern Division, vlio nas spent more than 20 in Japan. Smiling and The Japanese envoys were at 2 05 p m In those intervening minutes Col. Arnold Declines To Comment On War Lieutenant Colonel E. G Arnold, In command of tne R O.T C at Get- :vsburg College, has no comment to make on the conflict with Japan 'I am working for Uncle is all that he would say Lieutenant Colonel Arnold is a veteran of the first World War and has served in the Philippines and in China. He is completing his third year at Gettysburg College as lead of the department of military science and tactics, to which post he succeeded Lieutenant Colonel L L Lampert, now stationed at Scbo- field Barratries, in the Hawaiian Is- lands The Geitji-burc: Tunes, m this Sjjccial War Enalaon. 1o nrornins u1h'-nl3c acwunt of startling vivnts in 1lic rrrlT m llic; m HTC on s1! mchi anti House had given Hull Uic first 'of Uie Japanese attack. i Hull read and reread the messace i (Cottinaed on Page Three) Parachute Troops Land In Philippines Uncle Sam's Forces fire Fighting Land, Sea And In Air To Halt By Nipponese AMBASSADOR KICHISABCUO XOMUBA (T EFT. GLASSES) AXD SABURO AMBASSADOR pAUSE BKIEFLy TO TALK TO REPORTERS AT THE STATE IHEIH COUNTRY'S BEPLY TO PRESIDENT MJJLIT4RY INTENTIONS IN FRENCH INCO-CHINA. DELIVERY OF WAS MADE AFTES NIPPONESE HAS EXECUTED UNPRO- VOKED "ATTACK OWTJNITED STATES' POSSESSIONS. Many Adams Countinns Are on Duty With U. S. Services in Pacific AIS-RA1D ALARM Hongkong. Dec 8 kong had its first air-raid alarm to- day when nine Japanese planes bombed Ko-crloon. mainland sector of this British crown colony. A SundPj night; round-up by The Times of names of i Adams countians or members of their families wno are in Hawaii, the Philippines, or on U S naval vessels on duty in those waters disclosed that- more than 30 such persons are in the area States nationals and armed forces were attacked b> Japan Sun- day. Most of the 30 are soldiers sta- tioned at Schoneld Barracks. Hawaii a few are sailors on American or destroyers in those waters, and some nviLans or members of families of men tnere m sen ire of thp United States. Lieutenant Colonel L L Lampert. Covering the War .Japan has declared war on the United State.- The sudden turn of events in the Far East and suddenh Sunday afternoon when bonW-. attacked United States possessions in Ihc -h-n- time later, issued Hie declaration of war. To all Uncle Sam was v.iflv.'i} nine official declaration of war t'mimjr .'tt'-r bombs i .lined out of skies over -vnfmir .u> toll of American lives a emergency or en-is, will m 'i at'Forfc Wood Missouri Af least one fo'-ncr GetKsourg vioman ear-old son reside at thp of Pparl Harbor, Honolulu, v.cnc HIP imti-' if'-ack and VITC re- ported riT'' 'C'TSfh bit of from nc-A rf-TiN'-ci r.i fmm nf tlv m oarEer Mi" Harlior "'M t-. r' jjifi vlio fill 'i- ,n if 'm Harbo- :''i -abo s had bfn h. "IT- cnuiTt'> r'rlT-.o hn the -word of Japan's attacks reached the capital jo'-tcrday. the armed services of the nation were placed on a uar footing. In t'-u rro-Aded hour? that followed, thr ff- tl-o'idt MS. al-o took major -ed all defense plants and vital facilities to taks Warn Firms In Adams County Te Be On The Alert Tederal warnings for manu- facturers holding defense- connected contracts to be on the alert against any sabotage efforts concern at least nine manufacturing firms in Adams county, a check-up Sunday- night showed County businesses directly under contract with the U. S. government or holding sub- contracts for materials for the armed forces of the nation in- clude, the Cannon Shoe fac- tories at McSnerrystown and New Oxford, the C H Mussel- man company at Bigierville: the Littlestown Hard-snre and Founrir, comparij. Colonial Casting company at New Ox- the Knouse Corporation at Peach Oler. the Ortarina Canning company Blue Ntpp'c G'-ofpc'on'' aiTi MV Pcnn V. .U Aspcrs PREPABED FOR TOTAL WAR AGAINST FOES Tsrans irn td IT. 1" cus'-n lvv C- "T- olr5 ;