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National Amateur Press Association
Tick Tock 3, p.1, 2 and 3
Tick Tock, September 1945

TICK TOCK is an amateur magazine published at irregular intervals for distribution among members of the National Amateur Press Association. This issue handset in 8 and 10 pt. Caslon Oldstyle, with heads in 18 pt. Caslon Openface. Printed on Deep Buff Britehue tint and Hammermill Lime Ripple cover.


Tick Tock
NO. 3                                               SEPTEMBER 1945

The Day of Infamy

THE blow suffered by our fleet in the Japanese sneak attack on Pearl Harbor was the most unexpected military event in all history. It was not that war with Japan was thought impossible. On contrary, a vast number of Americans regarded it as inevitable. Nor was it inconceivable that, if and when war came, Japan might open hostilities with a surprise attack. What we were not prepared was the success of the Nips’ nefarious mission. The reaction to this naval disaster will engage the interest of historians for man a day. To assist the historians and to avoid any unnecessary waiting for their reports, herewith are the memories of some amateur journalists of that "day of infamy," December 7, 1941.

1. In Springfield.

WAS in my study, typing, and my parents were napping. It wasn’t until two hours after the first broadcast that Dad turned on the radio and got a few words of the ominous tidings. Frankly, I didn't know where Pearl Harbor was. But I heard my mother say my cousin Reuben was there. When last I'd written to him he had just been on a visit to Manila, so I visualized (and still do) Pearl Harbor as being in the Philippines. We immediately got out the car and drove to Aunt Leah’s as they had no phone. Aunt Leah, the same


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