80 Years AgoFrom the June 8, 1920 issue
HOMEGROWN TALENT – The high tide of dramatic enterprise for Lihu’e was
certainly attained last Saturday night in the presentation of “Green Stockings”
at the Tip Top theater.
The play is an ambitious one, of more than usual
interest and quality depicting English life and character and turning on the
old English custom which requires green stockings for the old maid daughter,
who does not get married in her proper turn. VISITOR FROM AFRICA – Mr. C.
Hornung, a sugar planter of the Zambesi River region, East Africa, who is
making a tour of the principal sugar countries of the world, was on Kaua’i last
week looking over the sugar interests and developments here.
As a result of
what he has seen on Hawai’i and elsewhere, he is going back to Africa to
inaugurate a new order of things.
PLANTING FISH – The 50,000 Rainbow
trout eggs which were arranged for some time ago, arrived last Friday under the
care of I. H. Wilson, who took them to the upper regions of Puukopele Park
where he will superintend the hatching of the same.
The experiment will be
watched with a great deal of interest by the fish commission, as well as by
sportsmen throughout the territory.
ALL WET – Last Thursday evening as
the Kinau was rounding Kaena Point a sailing vessel was signed showing signs of
distress. Captain Gregory changed his course so as to bring his ship alongside
the distressed vessel and found it was the Annie e, and that she was in an
almost sinking condition on account of having sprung a leak.
The crew of
the vessel had been at the pumps until they were almost exhausted and it is
said, they could not have remained afloat much longer.
on account of having no deck hands, Captain Gregory maneuvered his vessel
alongside the stricken s hip and succeeded in getting his lines aboard, and
towed her back to the entrance of Honolulu harbor.
NABBED – Additional
evidence was unearthed last week to indicate that the police have probably in
custody the murderer of Oshiro, or Ohgusuku, the Japanese laborer who was
waylaid on the homestead road on May 27th.
A 38 Caliber “Colt” automatic
with one loaded shell in the chamber and which was identical with the two empty
shells found near the scene of the tragedy was located accidentally by officer
Isaac Kalu. The officer had gone to the prisoner’s house to supoena a witness
in connection with the same case and while waiting for his man, noticed that
one section of the thick hau bushes in the back of the house had been recently
cut. His suspicions aroused, he went through the cut and found, lying neatly
wrapped up in a pillow case, a 38 caliber Colt Automatic. The number of the
revolver was traced and found to have been registered in the name of J.C. Soto,
a Porto Rican homesteader, who had reported the loss of the weapon to the
police about a month ago.
Two or three men arrested last week have been
released but are under surveillance. The other is probably the right man, as
the initials “P.P.” on the pillow case with which the revolver was wrapped is
reported by the police to the correct initials of the
SHORTED HANDED – The Inter-Island steamer Kaiulani arrived
at Ahukini Saturday morning with a load of coal for Lihue Plantation. She came
exceedingly short handed-only one proper sailor, with two other make-shift deck
In order to get the coal ashore and the sugar aboard, the plantation
had to furnish a shore crew, who however would not undertake the job for
anything less than a dollar an hour.
FAREWELL DANCE – The Imperial
Orchestra, the popular Lihu’e musical organization, will give a dance at the
armory on the evening of Saturday, June 26th, in honor of the Kaua’i teachers
who will be departing at the end of the school year.
From the June 4, 1934 issue
BIRD IN THE HAND – Four big prizes
will be awarded to winners in the Kaua’i rice bird eradication campaign, which
began on April 1 and will end on Oct. 31. These are one ton of fertilizer from
the Pacific Guano & Fertilizer co. in Honolulu for the first prize, $15
merchandise from Lihue Store for the second prize, and $10 in merchandise from
the Hanama’ulu Store for the third prize.
ROUGH TRIP – Captain Thomas
Drake, who visited Kaua’i in April was reported having suffered a broken right
hand and a sprained arm from being caught in the wheel of his vessel Progress
in a storm during his recent trip to the coast. He was taken to a hospital upon
his arrival last Tuesday in Seattle.
Captain Drake stated that he fought
rough seas and gales for 20 days of the 53 he was on the ocean from
SMOOTH RIDE – A 28-passenger International bussed has
replaced the former Studebaker bus owned by D. Yamaguchi who operates the car
on the west side daily. Passengers on the new bus claim a better service and a
smoother ride and the owner feels fully compensated.
STELLAR VISITOR –
Polly Moran Malone, famous screen star, and a party of other tourists, were
guests of Francis I. Brown at his beach house at Haena last Thursday and
STILL ON THE LAMB – the epidemic of petty burglaries on the
west side remained unchecked when an attempted burglary was made at the T.
Uyeno Store at Waimea last Monday night.
After locking the store for the
night at about 9:30 Uyeno and his family retired to their residence located at
the rear of the sore.
Half an hour later the ten year old son of Uyeno
happened to go out to the porch. To his surprise he was a burglar trying to
enter the store through a side window. He quickly notified his father and an
alarm was given. Before anyone would get a good glimpse of him the burglar had
fled. The Waimea police force was quickly notified but as yet no arrest has
39 Years Ago
From the June 7, 1961
CASTING CALL- Local casting will take place at Kaua’i Inn on
Friday afternoon for the movie “Seven Women,” which will be filmed started next
Mr. Parmenter said the company is looking for the following types of
bit players and extras:
Good Japanese types for soldier parts; New Guinea
natives; eight or nine small children (“They can’t be fat because this is a
prison camp story,” Mr. Paramenter said): ten or fifteen haole girls
“preferable English or Dutch types for an international flavor and couple of
Ceasar Romero has been chosen for the male lead in the picture
about New Guinea in the early days of World War II
KEY RANSOM –
Yoshika Ishii, 39, of Lihu’e, posted bail of $2 to recover his car keys after
they were taken from his parked car by policeman Charles Manoi on May 29. The
car was parked in front of Chica’s on Rice St. in Lihue.
WAYWARD KEY – Charles t. Crane, 33, of Kapa’a forfeited bail of $2 on an
ignition key violation charge in Lihu’e district court Tuesday. He was cited on
Rice Street in Lihu’e by officer Charles Manoi on May 29.
Two years ago “The Shack” in Lydgate Park, near the Wailua river mouth, was
given to the County after being constructed for filming a TV sequence in “The
Beachcomber.” But time and lack of maintenance took their toll, until it
started to collapse. County men posted the danger signs, warning children not
to risk being caught in a collapse. But it was ordered demolished and the
lumber salvaged, in view of the dangerous condition.