Wa I Hala: from the files of The Garden Island

80 Years Ago

From the Aug. 10

DAIRY WORK ADVANCES – R.F. Harris, manager of the Lihue dairy, now under course of construction at Hanamaulu, states that the big barns are nearing completion and that work on the cooling plant will start very soon. After the cooling plant is finished, work on the cottages for the employees and the home of Mr.

Harris will be started.

Harris was booked for the coast on the Maui, where he was going to purchase a herd of Ayrshire cows for the dairy, built owning to the press of construction work he had to cancel his booking. He states that Mr.

Moler may purchase the herd while he is on the mainland.

LOST – What might easily have been a tragic misadventure occurred one day last week at Kokee. Two lady teachers, unfamiliar with the country, undertook to make the trip to the Kalalau pali without a guide. They got detailed instructions in regard to the trail, which they understood was quite clear and easy to find. They set out about nine in the morning expecting to be back early in the afternoon. When nightfall came and there were no signs of them their friends became anxious, and finally came to C.A. Rice and E.A. Knudsen for advice and assistance.

They immediately set forth in search of them at the Kalalau pali, returned and scrutinized the Milolii trail, which they found the ladies had taken by mistake. Following them in the darkness by tracing their tracks here and there in the soft places ,with the aid of a lantern a long way down the Milolii trail, they finally found them huddled up and hopeless over a little flickering fire.

They were much overcome with hunger, thirst and exhaustion. The meager little handful of chocolate and dates they were holding against a long campaign. Needless to say they were hysterically happy to be rescued.

Their stalwart rescuers, taking each a lady on his saddle, Sir Galahad-wise, brought them safely back to camp about two o’clock a.m.

OPEN AIR MOVIES – All the Saturday night movie shows at Makaweli are now given out of doors on the ball ground instead of in the warehouse. This has made these shows unusually popular and are attended by large crowds of plantation employees.

The shows given in the outlying camps are being given weekly in each camp.

SUMMER WORK – the wave of industrial enthusiasm that flowed so strong for the month of July and carried so many kids, many of them of a very tender age, out into the fields to work, has weakened very materially for August.

With most commendable patience and perseverance the youngsters stuck to it through July manfully. The bonus was ahead of them and lured them on. Some of them weakened at the close of the 20 days, when the bonus was assured but most of them stuck to it for the full month.

In some cases their parents put in an effective veto against any more getting up before daylight, and coming home in the afternoon, a sight to behold—with laundry prices away up in the sky, and stopped the enterprise.

Now the youngsters are busy figuring out what the bonus plus the basic wage will come to—which is a difficult problem since both elements are more or less uncertain. The only thing they are reasonably sure of is that they will be rich.

66 Years Ago

From the Aug. 14, 1934 issue 200

SIGNED UP – Close to 200 amateur fishermen from all parts of the Island have entered the fishing contest to be held next Sunday at Koloa to date. Many more are expected to enter within the next few days and according to present indications the contest will be the biggest ever held on the island.

APPEARING ACT – Max Malini, the world famous magician, will give an entertainment at the Koloa Theatre on Aug. 23. He is being brought to Kauai by Jack Sheehan of Koloa.

Malani has the distinction of being the only magician to have appeared in the White House before four different Presidents namely, William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge. He has appear also before King Edward VII, King George V and the Prince of Wales in England as well as King Constantine of Greece, King Alphonso of Spain, the King of Siam, the Emperor of Japan, the first President of China, Yuan Shik Kai and many more notables.

COUNTING HEADS – There were 62 people less on Kauai in June 30, 1934, than in December 31, 1933, according to an estimated population compiled by the bureau of sanitation and pure food.

On Dec. 31, 1933, the estimated population of Kauai was 37,238, while on June 30, 1934, the population was 37,176.

39 Years Ago

From the Aug. 16, 1961 issue

VISITING MISSIONARY – Miss Eleanor Wilson, famed “skipper of the Morning Star,” a missionary serving people in the Micronesian islands for 16 years, was a visitor on Kauai over the weekend, while enroute home and retirement from her work.

Miss Wilson is famous for her religious work in traveling among the islands by missionary vessel the Morning Star.

WOODEN HORSE HOOVES – Police are investigating a malicious injury complaint involving a wooden horse at Haena.

Two wooden horses disappeared from the Robert Allerton Beach home at the end of the main road between Aug. 4 and Aug. 7.

Fred Fujii, Mr. Allerton’s caretaker, hunted for the horses and found them nearby. However, the legs had been cut from one horse.


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