Reported ‘Dealt Succesfully’ With
WAHINGTON, Dec 7. (U.P.)--Unconfirmed reports said tonight that
United States forces “dealt successfully” with Japanese bombers over
Hawaii and Manila.
Hull Accuses Japanese of Outright Lies
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. (U.P.) Secretary of State Cordell Hull tonight
angrily told Saburo Kurusu and Kichsabure Nomura Japanese negotia-
tors, that their government’s answer to his memorandum was “crowded
with infamous falsehoods and distortions.”
Hull’s statement was read directly to Kurusu and Nomura after he
read Japan’s document handed to him at 2:20 p. m. EST.
The state department thus far had not published the document. How-
ever, a department statement described the scene as follows:
“Hull carefully read the statement presented by the Japanese am-
bassador and with the greatest indignation said, “I must say that in
all my conversations with you during the last nine months I never
uttered one word of untruth. This is borne out absolutely by the rec-
ord. In all my 50 years of public service I have never seen a document
that was more crowded with infamous falsehoods and distortions--on a
scale so huge that I never imagined until today any government
on this planet was capable of uttering them..”
Attacks on Hawaii Understood Continuing
WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. (U.P.)--White House Secretary Stephen Early is-
sued a statement tonight declaring that Japanese attacks are continuing
so far as the United States knows. Mr. Early said that the Honolulu
and Manila attacks occurred when both nations “at peace and
within an hour or so of the time Nomura and Kurusu handed Secretary of
State Hull the Japanese reply to Hull’s memorandum.
Mr. Early said the army received distress signals from an American
vessel, presumably a cargo ship, 700 miles west of San Francisco.
“This indicates that Japanese submarines are strung out over the entire
area.” Mr. Early said.
U.S. Army Transport Reported Torpedoed
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1. (U.P.)--An army transport was torpedoed 1,300
miles west of San Francisco, it was announced tonight.
Naval Engagement Reported Off Honolulu
New York, Dec. 7. (U.P.)--The National Broadcasting Company tonight
reported a naval engagement in progress off Honolulu.
6 Planes, 4 subs Reported Sunk
WASHINGTON Dec. 7. (U.P.)--It was reliably reported tonight that
anti-aircraft and naval action bagged six Japanese planes and four
submarines during the Hawaii action.
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once to their respective posts and stations.
Residents were ordered by radio not to use their telephones.
At 8:17 a. m. a Honolulan at Pearl Harbor gate heard marines ordered
BOMB HITS HOME IN DAMON TRACT
At 8:05 a. m. according to a police report, a bomb crashed through the
kitchen of the home of Thomas Fujimoto. 610 E. Rd., Damon Tract, while
the family of three was eating breakfast. No one was injured, according
to the police.
According to another police report, several persons were injured by a
bomb dropping in Kalihi St.
At 9:10 a. m. a report was made to the police that a wave of five dive
bombers attacked the oil tanks at Pearl Harbor, the planes flying as low
as 100 feet.
At 9:10 a. m. the Pearl Harbor housing area was reported ordered
At 9:12 a. m., according to the police, two planes were reported to have
dropped bombs on Pearl Harbor road.
At 9:13 a. m., the police received a report that a house on Alewa Heights
had been bombed.
At 9:17 a. m., Damon Tract residents, according to a police report
were ordered evacuated and the police said nearby residents were co-
operating in helping them leave the area.
INCENDIARY BOMB AT FORT AND SCHOOL
A wooden frame house was split in half by an incendiary bomb at
Fort and School Sts., about 9:20 a. m.
Fire department could not stop the flames.
About 100 fireman are operating out of headquarters at Fort and
All departments of the fire department have been called at head-
At present, there are six companies operating.
Three companies were sent to Hicham field this morning.
The fire trucks are sent out to investigate a fire and after investigating
and doing all possible to put it out, return to headquarters for the next
At 9:25 a. m. a bomb broke a power line at 625 Ala Moana.
At 9:26 a. m. a man was injured at Richards and Beretania Sts.
At 9:27 a. m. a sampan heavily laden, was reported of Moanalua.
At 9:30 a. m. a bomb fell at Kuhio and aKlakaua Aves. No one was
At 9:34 a. m. a Japanese plane was reported shot down at Wahiawa.
At 9:32 a. m. a bomb fell near E. St. in Damon tract.
At 9:36 a. m. a bomb hit on N. School St.
At 9:50 a. m. all truck drivers and motor boat operators of the U. S.
engineers and Hawaiian Constructors were ordered to report at Kewalo
All Legionnaires who are not on the emergency police force are being
emergency police force were reporting to the police station.
All legionnaires who are not on the emergency police force are being
held at the legion clubhouse, Kapiolani Blvd., for call.
The emergency disaster council, headed by Maj. Robert Faus, was
called and are at their posts at schoolhouses.
Col. James R. Mahaffay and Joe McGettigan, coordinators, were on
At 10:08 a. m., two Japanese were reported near the water tank at
Sierra drive and Wilhelmina Rise.
At 10:22 a. m., Yuz Marimatsu reported that his house at 758 Kaaloa
St. was bombed. A five inch shell went directly through the house,
injuring no one.
A house at 1807 Liliha St. was reported bombed with no injuries.
Police have been ordered to guard vital spots throughout the city where
soldiers have not yet been stationed.