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86 Years AgoFrom the Jan. 7, 1915 issue
SPEEDING MAILMAN – John Lovell, Jr. driver for the Nawiliwili Garage had a
collision with a train of cane cars makai of the Hotel Lihue. Saturday
afternoon that partially wrecked his mail truck and came near resulting
seriously to himself.
Lovell had left the postoffice with his load of mail
and was speeding down the Nawiliwili road to catch the Kinau at the landing.
When the car track below the hotel was approached, a train of cane cars
suddenly backed in across the road. Lovell tried to check his machine, and
partially succeeded, but the crash was sufficient to throw him off his seat and
partially wrecked the vehicle …
There has been some comment of late
regarding the speed made by the mail car on its way to steamers, and there
appears to be a feeling that a little less speed and greater safety would go
well for a change.
FIGHT OVER FAIR ONE – A Filipino named Julio de la
Cruz is under arrest at Waimea on a temporary charge of carrying a deadly
weapon. Before the case comes to trial, however, it is likely that he will be
charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
It is alleged that last
Thursday, at Camp 2, de la Cruz opened fire with a pistol on another Filipino
named Amastacio Pampin. The latter was not struck, but did some lively dodging
and got away to make complaint against his assailant.
A woman was at the
bottom of the shooting affair.
SLOW EXPRESS – complaints have come
into this office to the effect that shippers of parcels at Honolulu have become
exceedingly careless as to the Kauai customers, at least. Complaint is also
made against the express company down there on the same account.
From the Jan. 7, 1947 issue
HIGH SEAS – The heaviest seas in
the memory of any living person on Kauai pounded the north shore of the island
last Friday night and Saturday morning. Roads were washed out and approaches to
at least one bridge destroyed b y the seas, along the north shore. Kalihiwai
was the hardest hit by the wave action, as the main county road from the foot
of the hill to the bridge across the stream was destroyed, and the seas washed
away as well all the property on the makai side of the road in this section of
FREAK HAIL – Kokee was struck by a freak hail storm Friday
morning that lasted nearly thirty minutes. The storm first struck about eight
o’clock. The ice from the hail stones was still evident two hours later. The
hail stones were about the size of gravel according to Joseph Souza the forest
ranger at Kokee. He stated that the storm did no damage.
VISITORS – Kauai was visited last week by a tour party of the Hawaiian Tour and
Travel Service. The group arrived Monday and left Wednesday , New Year’s Day.
The party went on trips to Kokee and Haena. it was entertained Monday night
with a luau at the Luau Garden. The floor show included hula numbers and
singing by a trio comprised of Henry Malina, Mrs. Melvin Kailikea and Miss
36 Years Ago
From the Jan. 6, 1965
READY FOR REVIVAL – Forrest Layman, director of Counseling and
Follow-Up work of the Billy Graham team, arrives tomorrow to begin the first of
a series of five Counselor Training classes in preparation for the Billy Graham
Kauai Crusade next month.
NOT GEORGE WASHINGTON – Police are looking
for a full grown Christmas tree which disappeared by the All Saints Church
grounds at Kapaa two days before Christmas.
The theft of the ten-foot tall
Norfolk Pine tree was reported Dec. 23, by Richard Wong, junior warden of the
The church is raising about 20 trees near the south
border of its property. Police said the tree had been chopped down with a
LIGHTS OUT – the $100 cash prize in the Kapaa Businessmen’s
Association’s light bulb guessing contest is still awaiting a winner. The
Association had announced that the light bulbs on the Christmas tree in Kapaa
would be counted last Sunday and the winner named, but they ran into an
unexpected problem, they couldn’t get the 100-foot tree down.
No one knows
exactly how many lights are on the tree, and they will have to be counted to
determine the winner. but they can’t be counted until the tree is taken
The only crane tall enough to lower the huge tree is currently
working in Waimea, and the Businessmen’s Association will have to wait until
the project is pau before it can be brought to Kapaa later this
PUSSYCAT STRIKE – About a dozen employees of the Prince Kuhio
Long House walked off the job in a short pussycat strike (there are no wildcats
in Hawaii)- Saturday. AN ILWU spokesman said the dinning room employees had
struck in sympathy with a supervisor who quit her job following a disagreement
with the management.
Union representatives met with the management Saturday
night and ironed out the difference. The employees returned to work
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