A Man of Patience
(In His Youth)
The picture placed above is a picture of Sam Kauahipaula of Hamakua, a man who patiently worked for 50 years, and who currently is receiving retirement pay.
He worked at the Kukaiau Sugar Plantation from when he was just a young boy and worked for the pay of 50¢ a day. Although receiving such a pittance, he worked patiently without giving up.
While putting up with adversity and having a good attitude, he was promoted to company driver, where he hauled cane to the mill. He continued at working at this position and the fruit of his patience was that he was promoted to sub-foreman [luna liilii] in charge of the laborers, and at a certain point, he was made assistant timekeeper [kokua luna kiko la] for the workers.
He held on to the position of foreman until he was retired, whereupon he received a pension from the sugar plantation company.
Sam Kauahipaula was a trusted man, not by his bosses, but by the people of his area, and he was chosen as the inspector of elections of his voting district, and he held that position for a great many years, until …
(At this time)
the inspectors of election were changed because of the change in government leadership.
Throughout his life, he was never a man that did not put himself behind the Almighty, and became a servant of His Kingdom. He was elected as treasurer of Maunahoano Church in Paauilo that was presided over by J. W. Waiohinu. This is because he was trusted.
He was born in Kainehe, between Kukaiau and Paauilo, and he still lives at the same place now.
His first born, Kahaili Kauahipaula, is living in Villa Franca [Villafranca]. The next born was a member of the Legislature for a number of years gone by, that being W. N. Kauahipaula [W. N. K. Kauahipaula was of the Home Rule Party]
There are very few Hawaiians who continued at a profession like this Hawaiian. 50 years is not a short period of time. Let us Hawaiians be proud of that kind of man.
(Aloha Aina, 6/12/1940, p. 1)