Opposition to Hawaiian Hula in the West.
A. P. Taylor, the Secretary of the Promotion Committee of Hawaii, received a letter from J. Walter Scott, the representative of the Promotion Committee on the West Coast of America, speaking of their preparations to oppose Hawaiian Hula.
Here is what was said in the letter: “The kind of hula that we are witnessing here, it is not according to what is wanted, and is something that has become abhorred. This is what I think: For the honor of the Islands of Paradise, and for its good name, we rise as one to obliterate for good that act from amongst us.
We will begin this opposition immediately, and I trust it will move forward in no time.
(Puuhonua, 9/1/1916, p. 5)