Wa I Hala: from the files of The Garden Island

66 Years AgoFrom the July 24, 1934

FAMOUS VISITOR – Will Rogers, famous movie star, and political

philosopher, may pay a visit to Kaua’i, according to a wire received by Sheriff

William H. Rice, from the Hawai’i Tourist Bureau.

The wire asked if Senator

C.A. Rice would be willing to entertain Rogers on Kaua’i, provided the Tourist

Bureau will be able to persuade Rogers to make a stop-over on his trip to the


If Rogers consents to come to Kaua’i, he will arrive some time next

week most likely by airplane, as he always travels by air when-ever


HER HONOR – First Woman Jurist of Hawaii Arrives This

Morning to Succeed Judge Wm. C. Achi.

Judge Carrick Buck, who took the

oath of office as judge of the local circuit court in Honolulu yesterday,

arrived this morning to take over her new duties, succeeding William C. Achi.

Judge Buck is the first woman judge in Hawai’i … Judge Buck is a graduate of

the University of Southern California and was admitted to the bar of California

in 1921, the youngest woman at that time practicing law.


COOL – Continuing the policy of equipping its officers quarters with modern

conveniences, the War Department has awarded a contract to the Westinghouse

Electric & Manufacturing Co. thru its Washington, D.C. officer for 1,467

electric refrigerators, according to G.W. Morris, of the Electric Shop of

Kaua’i, local Westinghouse dealer … He added that the “C” line of

refrigerators is now on display at the Electric Shop in


MARRIED VS. MAIDS – The married women’s team took on the

single girls of Kalaheo in a playground ball game last Sunday at the Kalaheo

field. The married women proved to be the better for they won the free scoring

game by 27 to 23 score. Hitting and errors came thick and fast as both sides

just made it a grand field day and enjoyed themselves to the utmost. They

romped around the field swinging the bat at the old ball and making hits and


The married women were a bit better for their hitting and fielding

ability was of a better brand that that of the younger maidens. All in all the

players had an excellent time while their husbands and brothers roared with

laughter at their efforts.


way to fulfill a music engagement Saturday night at Kukuiolono park, Luis

Joseph and his Serenaders were interrupted on their journey when their car

overturned at Kalaheo. Louis Joseph, crack steel guitar player lost his pet

guitar which he found crumbled under the wreck. None of the boys were seriously

hurt, however.

As a result of the accident the McBryde Social Club party

had no music during the evening.

80 Years ago

From the July 27,


CLOSE CALL – There was an incipient fire the other evening at the

Lihu’e Hotel which came near being disastrous. A lighted cigarette, apparently

dropped into an open crack in the floor, in a quiet corner, and when discovered

late in the evening it had burned a good sized hole out of the floor. A bucket

of water vigorously applied, put it out, and little damage was


MIX UP – Some intelligent person should edit the frontpiece

pictures of the Mid-Pacific Magazine. The August number heralds the Travelers’

Palm as a banana; it attributes “beautiful red blossoms, very like the rata of

New Zealand” to the koa tree, getting it mixed with the lehua; and derives the

algaroba from the Holy Land, instead of South America.


COMING – Jay Gould and wife of New York returned to the Islands last Tuesday by

the Matsonia after an absence of several years. Mr. Gould is a niece of Senator

J.H. Coney, of this Island.

Mr. and Mrs. Gould will come to Kaua’i next

week for a visit with the Coneys.

39 Years Ago

From the July 26,


“MR. BEASELEY” COMING TO KAUA’I – Kaua’i will probably be the setting

for a motion picture titled “Mr. Beaseley’s Crime Wave” if the plans of Abner

Greschler of Hollywood go through to completion.

Mr. Greschler spent Sunday

on Kaua’i looking over possible locations on this island. He apparently liked

what he saw for he is returning Aug. 9, with his production manager to complete

the survey of the island.

“Mr. Beaseley” is not a Hawaiian picture. It can

be set in any small town and Mr. Greschler feels there are ample locations of

this type on Kaua’i. Filming should start in September.


– The freighter Hawaiian Rancher docked at Port Allen early yesterday evening

with the first shipment of rice and canned milk for Kauai since the strike was


The cargo also included canned groceries, frozen meats, and fresh

fruits and produce.


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