Japanese attacks understood continuing

December 07 1941
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WASHINGTON, Dec. 7, 1941 (UPI) - White House Secretary Stephen Early issued a statement tonight declaring that Japanese attacks are continuing so far as the U.S. government knows.

Mr. Early said that the Honolulu and Manila attacks occurred when both nations were 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.

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