Exira HIGH POINT ENTERPRISE VOL. 57—NO. 344 MUMttftll ASSOCIATED PBKSS HIGH POINT, N. 'KSDAY AtTliRNOON, DUC. It. 1941 NEA SKKVIC'E PRICE FIVE <:KNTS Decla any re ADOLF HITLER RAILWAY EXPRESS DISPUTE SETTLED BY PAY INCREASE CHICAGO, Dec. II.— (/P>— Th wage dispute of 42,000 Raihvaj Express employees companies wa settled "yesterday when represen tatives of management and labo signed an agreement accepting 10 cents an hour pay increase. ..Wayne Lyman Morse, chairma of President Roosevelt's cmergen cy fact-finding commission, an nounced the signing of agreemen less than six hours after he in formed the company, upon author i ization from the White House that St must accept the recommen | dations of the commission for thi wage hike. • Earlier, the union announced ^ •trike might be called to enforce (he wage demands. HARRIET ELLKOT SUBMITS I RESIGNATION TO CHIEF WASHINGTON, Dec. It.— (&)I ttefense sources said today tha Harriet Elliott, head of the OPA"_ 1 consumer division, had submittet I her resignation to President Roos- levelt in protest against-the alleg- I ed sidetracking of consumer in- I terests in the management of the [defense effort. The President has not acted on [the resignation. Both Miss Elliott land Price Administrator Leon I Henderson,'in whose office the I consumer division "was placed in I the last defense shuffle, declined I comment. \AK ILL WIND LONG BEACH, Calif. — Folks •who've been getting up with the Imilk man can sleep later now. One •dairy company has discontinued Ipre-dawn delieverics until the •night long blackouts in the Los • Angeles harbor area are cancelled. ICONFEREXCE VICHY, Dec. 11.—UP)—-Vice 'remier Admiral Jean Darlan con- Iferred with Italian Foreign Min- lister Count Galcazzo Ciano yes- Tterday at Turin. ,ost Face LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11.— r(/P) —S. Izumi, 67, a Japanese I alien who has lived in California- 145 years, heard newsboys cryling: extras about his country's I attack on United States pos- I sessions. He paced the streets | for hours, then locked himself In his dlnffy hotel room. Friends I broke In. Irumi said he had [taken poison. "I am ashamed," he told Dr. L\e»l McCloy. "I lost face with I my American friends when Ja- Jp*n attacked America." I 'Dr. McCloy said Uuml probab- llr vronld not survive. Hitler And Mussolini Make Decla rat ions At Same Time To Cheering Axis Throngs II Duce Promises Ms People That Axis Will Be Victorious; Hitler Says Providence Made Him Leader of Germans At This time PRESIDENT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT BENITO MUSSOLINI FLY THE FLAG KANSAS CITY—Mayor John B. Gage called on patriotic citizens to display the stars and ;rlripe.s. The following ad appearec ; n classified columns of today's \a;isas City Times: "FFree (o the Public—I will install flagpole rope*, and help you raise your flag. LI 4650." A ° f baSlC trainin S P lanes is representative ofTe rnal ! Al V C ° rPS - in K S ex P* nded P ilot Dining program. A total oTsO^- i o P ^° tS f Ch ^ 1S the g ° al and Randolph Field will train 4500 of them On December 12, another c ass of 264 student pilots will complete the secondary phase of a L^r"nrPn^L C ° Ul ^> a f thlS SOUth "^ field and ^ move on to specialized schools for a final pieppmg up before receiving comissions as Second Lieutenants in the, Air Corns. Reserve. Later they will go to duty with units of the Air Force Combat CornrSand or w?U 5 " g CemCl ' S aS flying instruclors - Thc § ro "P Deludes ten North Caro By The Associated Press Germany and Italy simultaneously declared war on tjie United States today. To cheering throngs in Berlin and Rome, Adolf Hitler and Premier Mussolini made the fateful declarations at approximately 8 a. m., E.S.T. Premier Mussolini spoke from his favorite balcony post at the Palazzo in Rome, Fuehrer Hitler before the Berlin Reichstag. Both had been foreshadowed, a Japanese spokesman having declared yesterday that "Japan expected Germany and Italy to declare war on the United States" in fulfillment of the Rome-Berlin-Tokyo alliance of totalitarianism against democracy. Adolf Hitler, introduced by his No. 1 political heir, Marshal GoerSng, began about 8:08 a. m., E.S.T., today in Berlin. Hitler called the present war a historic struggle which he said would determine history for hundreds of years to come. "This has become the greatest year of decision by the German people and your greatest decision stands before us," the Reichsfuehrer said. "This," II Duce declared in a speech heard by NBC, "is another day of great moment in history, marking a new course in the history of the continent. "Fascist Italy and National Socialist Germany have allied themselves with Japan in a war against the United States of America." "We shall bring you victory," he told the cheering crowds in the streets below the Palazzo Venezia * where he spoke from a balcony. In a radio broadcast of the fateful speech, heard in both New York and London, Mussolini declared that thus 250,000,000 men of tripartite pact na- tions were joined in a military alliance pledged to achieve a common victory* "I want to tell you," he said, "that it • « * is an honor to fight together with the Japanese — with the courageous soldiers of the Far East ... "Italian men and women, once again I tell you in this great our: we shall be victorious." : 7 He held -that the Axis was not the instigator of the spread of the field of war. "Neither the Axis nor Japan wanted extension of the hostilities," he asserted. "Only one man wanted it ... This man, Mussolini declared, is a "democratic despot" who "has committed a series of provocations." Mussolini said this man "has, against the will of his people, prepared for war day by day with diabolic hypocrisy." Hitler arrived at the Reichstag meeting, in historic KroU Opera House, at 8:03 a. m., EST (1:03 p. m., Berlin time). As president of the Reichstag, Goering opened the session. Present was the Japanese ambassador. "In this serious time," Hitler told the assembly, "I speak to you members of the Reichstag as representatives of the German nation. "Furthermore the entire German people shall take coc- mzance of these reports as well as the decisions which our adversaries have forced upon us. The earlier passages of Hitler's speech followed a familiar pattern. "If providence wanted it that war should not be avoided so I must thank providence for putting me at the head of the German nation in this war which will decide the fate not onlv of Germany but of Europe and the entire world throughout the next oOO or 1,000 years ... "It is my decision to make the European front unconquerable for the enemy." Among other things, Hitler said that Germany's sea communications now are open from Spain to Petsatno"— Finnish port in the far north-and "Europe is defended by fortifica Jjons which in no way are less than those of the Siegfried The announcement was made to tumultuous Italian Premier Mussolini ,vho pledged th.t ",ve nil! bH» s you " (7:50 l^TF?.^ T") 111 * haIC ° nj .' f h "Comrades," Miissolint declared, at this is another dav XI Duce went on: "Fascist Italy and National Socialist German v. bound alrcartv fc> a pact of .steel, today have ranged themselves* alon«lde herotr Japan against the United SUtes of America. ... mlO " I * Slfle hero | c once **" n i ten Tokyo Jubilant Over Great Sea Victory TOKYO, Dec. 10. — (Official Radio Picked Up Bj* AP)—Loud-| speakers shouted Japan's most! tremendous news of war successes! so far — the sinking of two of I Britain's mightiest capital shipsj and the landing of Japanese) forces in the Philippine Islands— today to jubilant throngs of war- stirred Japanese. ^_Announcing that Britain's newj 35,000-ton battleship Prince of| Wales and battle cruiser Repulse I had gone down in the Pacific off! Malaya under bursts of Japanese air bombs, imperial headquarters declared "the British Far Eastern fleet has been obliterated." (The loss of the two ships was acknowledged by Britain but there was no indication of other losses to substantiate the Japanese claim that Britain's newly massed naval strength in the Far East had been nullified.) Japan already had claimed naval supremacy of the Pacific (Con. on Page 2—Col. 7) STATE ADDS TO REWARD RALEIGH, Dec. 10.—(/P)—Governor Broughton announced today tne state would add S200 to the S500 reward already posted for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for a double slaying near Elizabeth City. MISTAKEN IBKXTITV DES MOJNES, la.—Two squad cars rushed to where a flurried cil- i7.cn said he had been stopped by a Japanese inquiring the "way lo the big bridge."
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