The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 7, 1951 · Page 3
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 3

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 7, 1951
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1951 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAGETHREE Ten YM» After Pearl Harbor Attack Catapulted U.S. into World Leadership on Many Fronts Japan's astounding attack on Pearl Harbor, Dec. 7, 1941, proved to be much more than an act of aggression that put the United States into World War II. Today, 10 years later, we realize that it was merely the explosive start of a chain of events that elevated the United States to a position of world leadership of the forces of freedom. Illustrated below are some of the highlights of that leader- ship. Nations in fear of Red Russia's imperialistic expansion of communism, nations nearly bankrupt by the economic toll of war, nations in need of help to raise their standard of living all look to the United States for leadership because this country, of all the world, has the spirit, initiative and resources to stand in the forefront of freedom. Revenue Probe Eclipsed by Accusations SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 7. (Jf}—A former juror's charges that the Justice Department is trying to "keep the lid on the truth" yester- day eclipsed a federal grand Jury probe of tlie northern California federal Internal Revenue Bureau. The accusation was made by Mrs. Hilary Crawford, wife ot a San Francisco attorney, in letters to Sen. Richard Nixon (R-Calif) and Rep. Patrick J. Hillings <n-Calif). Mrs, Crawford said government prosecutors subjected her to an "inquisition" that marte her ill, resulting In her release from the grand jury In September. Mi/rry Says 17 State Senators Free to ftun For Any Arkansas Post LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 7. (IT)— Ally. Gen. Ike Murry says the Arkansas Supreme Court's ruling on redls- trictlng apparently will permit seventeen Arkansas senators to run for any office they wish next year. Under the court's decision, terms of all senators will expire next year, Thl« may leav« ttom tree to | run for any office, Murry said. HEAD STUFFY DUE TO COLDS ^_ for fast symptomatic RELIEF §;/•£• ODD On Dec. 7, 1941, the Japanese pulled the trigger. The war produced leaden in factories. In , the field. Men like Walnwrlght, Patton, MacArthur, Nimitz. And production wizards. And scientist* Death and destruction rained on Fcarl Harbor. The fire-swept U. S. S. Arizona slid under the U. S. rave substance to (he dream of * world peace organliation by sponsoring the United Nations, wave*. An angry America rolled up her sleeves. who built an A-bomb that toppled an empire. which first met In San Francisco. With armis aid to Greece, the Marshall U. S. troops .were the first foreign forces committed The U. S. still hopes to lead the worid"to Plan, Point Four program, Berlin airlift to action in Korea. They have bom the brunt of lasting peace. Above, Secretary of State and Elsenhower's NATO army, U. S; has the battle against the lawleu Redi who Invaded Dean Aeheson discusses his world dialed the battle against communism. South Korea on June Z5, 1»50. armament plan with Anthony Eden. 4 Japanese Peace Talkers Insist They Knew Nothing of 'Attack' * By DON HUTU Dec. '(. (AP)—Two Japanese who 10 years ago talked peace in Washington while their Navy churned toward Pearl Harbor still insist they knew nothing of the impending attack. They are Kichisaburo Nomura, retired admiral whom the then Secretary of State Cordell Hull tongue-lashed on that Dec. 7, and special envoy Saburo Kurusu. whether there was resentment against them personally for what had happened. Kurusu Recounts Concern Kurusu recounted his particular concern over the feeling of Bernard Baruch, elder statesman whom he considered one of his good friends. "When 1 was leaving the "United Slates on the exchange ship from New York six months after the war started, word reached me indirectly from Baruch that he had not held me personally accountable for what happened," Kurusu said. "It relieved my mind a great deal because I felt he knew we had tried our best." Nomura was ambassador t o Washington. Kurusu was sent at the last minute with Japan's reply for maintaining peace while his country's militarists kindled the flames of war. Purged now and living quietly In Tokyo, both men expressed hope that the people of the United States now understand the position into which they were thrust. "We Didn't Know" "We never knew the attack was coming, said the ailing, 65-year- old Kurusu. "The situation was very critical. War was a .possibility. But we saw a chance of maintaining peace. "We tried everything possible but our efforts came too late. There were too many ifs. It was a great disappointment to me that our efforts failed." Namura to Be 74 Robust and jovial Nomura—who will celebrate his 74th birthday on Dec. IS—said: "They never told us the attack on Pearl Harbor was coming while our discussions were going on in Washington." Both men have many friends In the United States. They spoke with high regard for the men with whom they conducted their talks. Each said he was extremely worried *Tiny Subs Attacked Pearl Harbor LOS ANGELAS, Dec. 7. (if) — A captured Japanese book, distributed privately In March, 1942, to high Jap officials and publisher's, credits five midget submarines with much of the Pearl Harbor destruction. Most American accounts of the disaster list the subs' role as minor compared with that of the attack- Ing Jap air raiders. Nine officers — all under 30 — manned the five subs. Trnis one is presumed to have had a single occupant. They are revered as "hero- gods" in the book, much of which quotes Capt. Hideo Hiraidc, chief of the navy press section of Imperial Japanese Headquarters. The bcok leaves two questions unanswered— how big the subs were and whether each carried more than one torpedo. Also there is no explanation of why It was printed in English, since Its circulation was limited and it apparently was never used for propaganda purposes. P Calilornian Owns Book The book is owned by Roland A Marlone of South Pasadena, a law student at Southwestern Universit> In Los Angeles, who was among the first American troops to land in Japan in the late summer of 1945, Infantry Sgt. Martone noticed a well-dressed Japanese burning books behind the Nippon Times building in Tokyo. Still carrying his M-l rifle, Martone seized his copy He learned the history of the book, vhich is excellently bound and irinted. from the Jap and later rom other officials while reporting the war crimes trials for Stars and itripcs. He believes only two or three copies still exist. The burning 'of such boohs, especially those printed n English, was common in Japan n the last days of the war. Marlone mailed it home with other souvenirs and forgot about it until now—the tenth anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Mirtgel Raid Recounted Hiraide reconstructed the midget sub raid in these words: "The enemy had naturally taSen elaborate precautionary measures to guard Pearl Harbor from hcstile attacks. An anti-submarine network was spread across the entrance of the harbor, while numberless mines were planted. "The members of the special attack flotilla, however, thanks to their long training, steered their craft- past, all these barriers with consummate skill and without mishap. . . . Submarines Came Close "Some of the submarines came close to the big battleships and de livered telling surprise attacks, while others discharged their torpedoes at other capital ships, tearing large rents in their sides. "Just when they were about to CONCRETE CULVERT TILE Sites vp to 36 In. Corrugated Metal Culverts Sizes op to 84 in. A. H. 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It is not nough to recoil xt exposures ot nternal revenue scandals and corruption in RFC loans, to be re- olted by nation-wide crime syn- icatcs protected by prominent po- iticians, or shocked by basketball ribery. "If we arc true to our American elves, we will look behind the sen- ational headlmes and see how far we have fallen." The Durham, N.C.. textile manufacturer thus re-stated the doml- lant theme of the three-day NAM enclave which brought 3,000 Industrialist,? and businessmen lo the Waldorf-Astoria here. NOTICE Notice Is hereby given that the undersigned has filed with the Commissioner of Revenues of the State of Arkansas for permit to sell and dispense beer at retail on the premises described as 122Vz East Main, Blytheville, Mississippi County. The undersigned states that he li a citizen of Arkansas, ot good mor al character, that he has neve been convicted of a felony or othe crime Involving moral turpitude that no license to sell beer by th undersigned has been revoked with in five years last past; and th the undersigned has never been convicted of violating the lawa this state, or any other state, re lative to the sale of alcoholic Ilq uors. Application is lor permit to b Issued for operation beginning o the 4th day of December, 1951, an to expire on the 30 day of June Cash & Carry Week-End Special! Carnations $ U? Watch For Future Weekend Specials THE FLOWER SHOP Glencoe Holel BMg. Blytheville ttripper Lili St. Cyr To Take Stand Today BEVERLY HILLS. Calif.. Dec. 7. lAP)—Beauteous Lill St. Cyr takes he witness stand today In an ef- lort to convince a Jury that her bubble bath routine Is graceful artistry and not vulgarity as the irosecution contends. Whether the leggy stripper will demonstrate her act remains to be seen. 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