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THE WAYNES V1LLE MOUNTAINEER
Only One Vote In
War With Japan
"Dastardly" Raids Put Con
gress and Nation In A
Congress Monday -voted a form
al declaration of war again Japan
after President Roosevelt request
ed immediate action as an answer
to Japan's "unprovoked and dast
ardly attack" on Hawaii.
A united Congress acted swiftly
after the President had revealed
that American forces lost two war
ships and 3,000 dead and wounded
in the surprise dawn attack Sun-
The Senate vote was 82 to 0.
The House vote was 388 to 1.
Miss Jeanette Rankin (R-Mont)
who voted against a declaration of
war with Germany in 1917, was the
lone member easting a negative
vote. Rep. Harold Knutson (Re-
Minn) who also voted against the
1917 declaration voted for war
As Congress was acting, a DNB
news dispatch from Tokyo said
a United States transport had been
sunk with loss of 350 men near
In his epochal message to Con
gress President Roosevelt made no
mention of Italy and Germany as
he asked for war against Japan
As a matter ol iact, the army
and navy had been fighting since
a few moments after the surprise
attack Sunday and the nation gen
erally had taken on a war-time
The White House released the
first official information on the
Bcope, of American losses at Pearl
Harbor shortly before President
Roosevelt to the CapitoL
An evidence of the fast-moving
protective measures was seen in
Attorney General Biddle's an
nouncement that 736 Japanese
aliens had been arrested during the
night in the United States and
Troops had assumed guard posts
throughout the nation at defense
industries, key buildings, strate
gic bridges and public utilities.
The White House said that the
surprise dawn attack of the Japa
nese resulted in the capsizing of an
old battleship, the destruction of
a destroyer, damage to other ves
sels and destruction of a relatively
large number of planes. " -;'
To Attend At
-(Continued from cage 1)
"Star Spangled Banner," played
by the high school band. J. Dale
Stentz will lead in the community
singing, which is part of the pro
gram with all the choirs of the
churches of the town participating.
Rev. H. G. Hammett, pastor of the
Baptist church, will pronounce the
The idea of the rally was orig
inated with local DAR chapter, and.
has met with such enthusiastic re
sponse that all groups in the com
munity have joined in.
The people of the entire commu
nity as well as those in the rural
chutist Up a xree
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Member of the 602nd Parachute Battalion, Pvt. Charles Lankford
landed in tree during a chute "attack" on Maxton, N. C airport.
His chute caught in the branches, Lankford cut himself loose and
jumped to the ground, where he landed uninjured. Official U; S. Army
Signal Corps photo.
By Sweeping Jap
(Continued from page 1)
the Haywood county boys, who are
in the U. S. service, especially those
on the pacific Coast, une rumor
after another made the rounds
about notification to their families
of their death while in line of
duty, but late last night it was
learned that none of the stories
were authentic, as no news had
been received here from the War
But it would appear that the
citizens of the community are re
sponding one hundred per cent to
the great emergency that has come
at this time, as evidenced by the
at the court house on Monday night,
patriotic rally which will be held
at which time all groups and creeds
will join together.
People everywhere have been
asking themselves since Sunday,
"what can J do to help?" Those
within the age limits are making
inquiries about how to get into
various branches of the service,
and everywhere is noted a unity of
the people with one mighty purpose.
Guns for U. S. Merchant Shios
Monday For War
WASHINGTON The text of the
joint resolution adopted by con
gress Monday declaring war on
Declaring that a state of war
exists between the imperial govern
ment of Japan and the government
and people of the United States
and making provisions to prosecute
Whereas, the imperial govern
ment of Japan has committed re
peated acts of war against the gov
ernment and ..the people ..of the
United States of America; there
fore, be it
Resolved by the senate and the
house of representatives of the
United States in congress assem
bled that the state of war between
me uimefl oiates ana tne impe
rial government of Japan which
has thus been thrust uoon the
United States is hereby formally
aeciarea; ana tflat the president be
and he is hereby authorized and
directed to employ the entire naval
and military forces of the United
States and the resources of the
government to carry on war
against the imperial government of
Japan; and to bring the conflict
to a successful termination all of
the resources of the country are
hereby pledged by the congress of
the United States. ,
sections of the county are cordially
invited to attend this patriotic
Boost Egg Profits with New
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UisU in 9h?$Ls
ORDER TODAY FROM
Farmers Federation Warehouse
WayaesTille, N. C.
Text Of War.
Talk Made By
(Continued from page 1)
it obvious that the attack was de
libera tely planned many days or
even weeks ago. During the inter
vening time, the Japanese govern
ment has deliberately sought to de
serve the United States by false
statements and expressions of hope
for continued peace.
The attack yesterday on the
Hawaiian islands has caused severe
damage to American naval and
military forces. Very many Ameri
can lives have been lost In addi
tion, American ships have been re
ported torpedoed on the high seas
between San Francisco and Hon
Yesterday the Japanese govern.
ment also launched an attack
Last night Japanese forces at
tacked Hong Kong. ;"
Last night Japanese forces at
Last night Japanese forces at
tacked the Philippine Islands.
Last night the Japanese attacked
This morning the Japanese at
tacked Midway Island.
Japan has, therefore, undertaken
a surprise offensive extending
throughout the Pacific area. The
facts of yesterday speak for them
selves. The people of the United
States have already formed their
opinions and well understand the
implications to the very life and
safety of our nation.
As commander-in-chief of the
Army and Navy, I have directed
that all measures be taken for our
Always will we remember the
character of the onslaught against
US. ' ,;
No matter how long it may take
us to overcome this premeditated
invasion, the American people in
their righteous might will win
through to absolute victory.
I believe I interpret the will of
the congress and of the people
when I assert that we will not only
defend ourselves to the uttermost
but will make very certain that this
iorm oi treachery shall never en
danger us again.
Hostilities exist There is no
blinking at the fact that our peo
ple, our territory and our inter
ests are in grave danger.
With confidence in our armed
forces with the unbounding de
termination of our people we will
pin the inevitable triumph so
help us God.
I ask thnt t)io
that since the unprovoked and das
tardly attack by Japan on Sunday, J$
"-"",u" ocveiim, a siate oi war
has existed between the United
atates and the Japanese empire.
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
The White House,
December 8, 1941.
Several hundred soldiers arriv-
in Asheville the first o fthie week
bs assigned to special guard
duty in Western North Carolina.
The Mountaineer learned last
night that the whereabouts of the
guards and the number assigned
each restricted area was a military
Several loads of soldiers have
passed through Waynesville, all
Highway Patrolman Roberts vis
ited industrial plants in the coun
ty yesterday offering the services
of soldier guardsmen where plants
were on defense projects. Some
plants have added extra watchmsn,
while others told The Mountaineer
everything was "as usual."
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This imposing array of tour incn guns, a small littciiun ui iu a. ...amem
that will go on American merchant vessels to uphold America's right
to the freedom of the seas, is housed in a shop of the supply department
of the Brooklyn, N. Y., Navy Yard.
, (Continued from page 1 )
Plans were discussed at the meet
ing for county delineation work,
which will b 3 used in carrying out against it?
all agriculture programs pertain
ing to the betterment of the coun
ty in all National Defense pro
grams. The movement is nation
wide, sponsored by the Secretary of
Agriculture and all counties are
expected to participate in the program.-
Wouldn't it be nice if we 'could
go around every time we're up
Muycr, either ;!...,
randum of "non-wuS?
giving the nrud
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over marketing r7 A
. IniL cases where it j.
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forthe person to whom
T w "uonze an agent
or her as the case may k
ket the tobacco ACT
done, on first mem,
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memo has been detached ft
The person will name J
r oi pounds to I
m space provided and alJ
olu "a,"-- signature,
placed by the operator on
ei ator's certificate as this
dune by the agent at the
u im. De necessary.
deceives 7th 4
it was learned yest i.ia.vfrcj
iJeorayda 'ishei ckrk
All the men sent irpmtl
have gone to Fort Bragg
exception of the first grout
teen who left here in Julj
reported to Fort McPhenoi
A total of 81 men have U
cepted from the local draft!
for service. They are scattel
many parts of the country!
To Meet Tonight
(Continued from page 1) '
ing the meal, and is assisted by C
N. Allen, W. A. Bradley, a T. Fran
cis, C. A. George, and C. R. Liner.
As far as is known, this is the
first time that farmers of any
swie nave tnus Hon- li
orsd the preachers and teachers '
for their CO-OnraHnn in . '
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