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.
ACCIDENT HALTS UP MUSIC – While on their
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
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.