80 years ago
MAKING TIME – Mr. Geo. H. Raymond, enterprising principal of
the Kapa’a school, is taking advantage of the extra time gained by the
temporary closing of the school during the present flu epidemic to have a small
playground house erected for the children.
THREE DOWN – Only three of
the Kapa’a teachers have so far been attacked by the flu. They are Mrs.
Sheldon, Miss Webb and Mr. D. Prigge, but all are reported to be on the road to
GETTING BETTER – The flu situation showed a lot of
improvement this week compared with last. So far, only seven deaths have
occurred as a result of the present epidemic and very few new cases are being
reported. Dr. Kuhns has fully recovered and is now attending to patients with
the aid of Dr. Patterson.
SAD NEWS – The sad news reaches us of the
death of Mrs. C.J. Holt of Nawiliwili. She had been sick only a few days. The
dread disease had undermined a fine constitution very speedily. Interment takes
place today from the Lihu’e Hawaiian Church.
Mrs. Holt, neé Eliza
Kahele, was of a good old Hawaiian family, widely known and greatly respected.
In physique as well as in bearing, disposition and character, she recalled the
old-time alii strain of Hawaiian, now every good cause, which she was those
qualities of courtesy, grace and dignity, which are peculiarly Hawaiian, and to
these were added the less common qualities of strength of character, initiative
, executive and endurance.
CANE FIRE – There was quite a serious cane
fire last Friday afternoon on the Lihu’e Plantation about half way between town
and the lighthouse. It was entirely accidental due to the burning of some trash
and stubble in an adjoining field which was being plowed. This fire got across
into the big cane and unfortunately no one was near to check it so that with
the strong wind it got a big start before a gang could be brought to the
Some 30 acres were burned, which however will be harvested without
material loss. Fortunately both mills are available.
WHAT IS MOB
SINGING? George Andrus, insurance man and leader of mob singing, well known on
Kaua’i, died of pneumonia in Honolulu last Wednesday.
FORD WITH A NEW
FACE – Not content with the vast business which Ford has built up in the
automobile field he is now going into the street railway line of trade which he
promises to revolutionize by means of self-contained electric motor cars of
much high speed and greater power than the ordinary trolley car. They will
operate up to a speed of 75 miles an hour and will climb hills like cats, as
the ordinary Ford does.
66 Years Ago
From the March 6, 1934
AIRPORT OPEN – The Inter-Island Airways will start operating from the
Lihu’e airport on Thursday and will continue with regular calls at this port on
every Monday, Thursday and Saturday, according to an announcement made by
Stanley Kennedy, manager of the company, who made an inspection of the Lihu’e
airport this morning.
NAME THAT TRAIN – The 200 names were submitted
in the new name contest sponsored by the Kaua’i Railway co., which ended
Thursday. No decision has been reached by the judges due to the large number of
names and the closeness of the contest. As adopting a new name is a rather
serious matter, the judges are taking every deliberation in making their
The process of elimination is being used and it is hoped that by
next week the prize names will have been selected. Twenty-five dollars and ten
dollars in cash await the first and second prize winners.
– A. Medeiros, J.B Koki and Owen Konish from the office of the Secretary of
Hawai’i, arrived this morning from Honolulu in connection with visiting various
places on the island for the purpose of arranging a schedule for receiving
applications for certificates of Hawaiian birth.
…All applicants for
certificates will call at the various places mentioned to receive slips on
which will be the time and place of their appointment. The actual issuing of
certificates will take place after the entire schedule has been
OLD GRINDSTONE IN USE – The Richards Wieco grindstone with
diameter of 24 inches and circumference of 75.40 inches, operated by
foot-paddle and which has been in storage is now being used by metalwork
The grindstone is used chiefly for grinding large tools as it is made
of rough grad stone.
MERMAIDS POSE – “Baptista come here,” “You twins
stand over there,” (meaning Sukehira and Doi), “Matsuda sit down on the rock,”
“Anna cut the silly business,” “Holt, stand up,” “Betty, back, further
back—hold,” roared Mr. Clopton on Wednesday during third period when Mr. W.J.
Senda was taking pictures of the Physical Education girls swimming at
Nawiliwili beach near Mr. Charles Rice’s home. One of these inspiring pictures
will be used as one of the many features for the Ke Kuhiau this year.
girls posed as it they were blooming amateurs overjoyed to have contracts in a
moving pictured company, along the banks of the Kalapaki stream. Some sitting
in the stream, playing on the banks of the stream with sand or coral and others
standing erect along the banks, all with smiling faces—this was for the first
The Kalapaki stream was honored when Mr. Clopton, so excited with
the picture taking, absently-mindedly walked into the stream with his shoes and
socks on! What a Professor!
Mermaids sitting on the huge rock, others
swimming near by furnished the second exposure. It was quite a bit of work for
Mr. Senda, for the big waves were dashing in and out, throwing and pushing the
girls. The girls were thrilled at having the waves dash upon them but was Mr.
Senda getting impatient! With the sound of the whistle all girls stood still.
Snap went the camera and the day’s work was done.
CAGNEY IS STAR –
James Cagney, whose screen appearances in the past have been pretty much
limited to the portrayal of gangsters, woman beater and other obnoxious types,
blossoms forth as a comedian in “Hart to Handle,” an amusing satire on press
agentry and other forms of high pressure publicity.
The picture will run
tomorrow at the Lihu’e Theatre for two performances, 2:30 and 7:30
39 Years Ago
From the March 8, 1961 issue
SEA DRAMA –
Mr. and Mrs. Edison F. McEntire of Hilo were nearly lost at sea yesterday when
their yacht Mary-Mac began taking aboard water 30 miles west of Honolulu. The
McEntires had spent a week or so at Nawiliwili on the first leg of a two-month
cruise around the islands. They left Nawiliwili Monday evening. Yesterday
afternoon they sent out a radio call for help, saying two of the three persons
aboard were sick and the yacht was sinking. A Coast Guard patrol boat from
Honolulu towed the Mary-Mac into Ala Wai Yacht Harbor at 4 a.m.
CALL – Thirty students in a school bus escaped injury when the bus struck a cow
near Lawa’i Monday afternoon.
Fausto Aguinaldo, 23, of Kekaha, told police
he was headed toward Lawa’i when he saw the cow on the makai side of the road
near Garden Island Mortuary.
He said the cow ran into his path without
warning. Mr. Aguinaldo braked the bus and swerved to his left, but could not
prevent the crash. The bus sustained damage to its right fender, hood and door
glass estimated at $150.
The cow broke both hind legs and had to be
BREAKING CURFEW – Policemen assigned to an expanded teen-age
detail Saturday night bagged more adults than teen-agers.
under 18 were questioned by police when they were found away from home after 11
p.m. One boy was detained as an alleged juvenile delinquent.
The rest were
reprimanded and sent home. Notes from the arresting officers were delivered to
their parents by police later this week.
POOL HALL RAID – Before
setting out on their expected assignment, five officers led by Sgt. Michiyuki
Uchida made a raid on Chang’s Pool Hall in Lihu’e.
The 7:55 p.m. raid found
23 men and two women in a back room around a leather dice cup, dice and seven
dollars in cash, police said. A twenty-sixth man who was acting as a watchman
in a front room was also detained.
Many of those charged were pensioners in
their 50’s and 60’s.
… Deputy Police Chief George Crowell said two of the
suspects locked themselves in the men’s room and then climbed out through the
A MAN’S GAME – Four Kaua’i boys, all under 18, were
detained as alleged juvenile delinquents Saturday night when police found them
There is a law which prohibits minors under 18 from playing
pool or billiards in a pool hall, Deputy Chief George Crowell
KAUAI STARS – Kaua’i will be filmed and presented at Kaua’i, not
as Bali Hai or some other mythical South Seas island in the Elvis Presley
picture, “Blue Hawaii,” Gary Fiffield assured the Board of Supervisors last
Mr. Fifield appeared to explain Paramount Pictures’ requirements at
four specific locations. The company will be on Kaua’i to photograph these
scenes during the week of April 10.
Mr. Fifleid emphasized that there
was no desire to alter the natural beauty at the suggested sites. One spot to
be used is the roadside near Opaika’a Falls. The company proposes to hid the
guard railing behind foliage.
Another scene is the Anahola bay area at the
end of the road. Because of the poor condition of the road, the company wants
to smooth or fill parts of it for smooth travel of a sports car appearing in
The other locations are the beach near Lydgate Park coconut grove
and the palm grove near the Temple of Refugee park overlooking the
“Blue Hawai’i”, starring Elvis Presley and Juliet Prowse, deals with
the experiences of a young travel guide.