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Kvdra THE HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE VOL. 57—NO. 342 MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS HIGH POINT. N. C., MONDAYAFTERNOON, DECEMBER 8, 1941 COMPLETE NBA SERVICE PRICK FIVE CENTS U S. DECLARES WAR Swift Action Is Taken By Joint Bodies Senate Votes Unanimously For War Declaration Shortly After President Asks For Immediate Action; Both Houses Show Greatest Unity With Policy House Votes 388 To 1 WASHINGTON, Dec. 8.—(AP)—Congress voted a formal declaration of war against Japan today after President Roosevelt requested immediate action as an answer to Japan's "unprovoked and dastardly attack" on Hawaii. A united Congress acted swiftly after the President had revealed that American forces lost two warships and 3,000 dead and wounded in the surprise dawn attack yesterday The Senate vote was 82 to 0. The House began its roll call vote at 1:05 p. m. Eastern standard time. _ Both branches had just cheered to the echo President Roosevelt's appeal for the declaration. "I ask." the chief executive told a joint session, "that the Congress declare that since the unprovoked and dastardly Japan on Sunday, Decemebr 7th, a state of war'has existed between the United States and the Japanese Empire " The President said that yestrday was "a date 'which will live in infamy." QUICK ACTION . Within 20 minutes after he finished the Senate had acted. • . The momentous doings at the Capitol followed a White! House announcement that Japan's sudden attack on Hawaii I yesterdav had cost the United States two warships and 3 000 i dead and wounded. ' ' Standing at the rostrum of the House chamber the chief executive, in a scene such as had not been enacted since 1917 *** *** 000 *** *** * 4, s U. S. BATTLESHIP REPORTED AT^ICKED - Reports from the scene said set fire to the United States battlpshin oiriaVmma i~.\^,.~\ :„ . u^.. __• , Harbor base and Honolulu. Ok.ahoma (alW ve, ta raid on Pearl Nazis Blame U. S. For War Thailand Allows Troops Of Japan Japan Attack More Serious Than Supposed Military Action Around. Hawaii Is Still Going On; Americans Rally To Defense (Bj The Associated Press) WASHINGTON, Dec. 8. — The White House disclosed that American forces lost two warships and 3,000 dead and wounded in the Japanese attack on Hawaii. The White House said that the surprise da\vn attack of the Japanese yesterday resulted in the capsizing of an oid battleship, the destruction of a destroyer, damage to other vessels and destruction of a relatively large number of planes. It added that several Japanese planes and submarines had been accounted for. . j This \vas announced as a war' resolution was drafted for immediate introduction in the Congress which President Roosevelt was addressing on the Far Eastern situation at a momentous joint' session at 12:30 p.m. Chairman Connally (D-Texas) Com- resolu- Pacific W JAPANESE BURN STATE PAPERS—Shortly after Presi-

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  1. The High Point Enterprise,
  2. 08 Dec 1941, Mon,
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