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community being much interested in the doings and sayings of such public men as Roosevelt, Wilson, Taft, Bryan and other prominent figures.
The pictures of these men, and others, appear in the Japanese dailies almost as frequently as they do in the American dailies. What congress is doing is also of absorbing interest. The probability of a reduction in the sugar tariff is viewed this way and that by the Japanese editors. No item of world’s news is neglected and everything that especially affects Hawaii is “played up” in true journalistic fashion. Continue reading →
If the newsboys of Honolulu carried under their arms copies of each newspaper in the city, besides those published in the English language, they would be pretty well loaded down and their calls would include the following journals, popular with thousands of readers to whom they cater: O Luso, Nupepa Kuokoa, Ke Aloha Aina, Ka Momi o Hawaii, Hawaii Shinpo, Japanese-Daily Chronicle, Nippu Jiji, Hawaii Hochi, Wah Hing Bo, Sun Chung Kwock Bo, Hon Mun Sun Bo, Chee Yow Shin Bo, United Korean News, Korean Times and many other that play an important part in their particular fields of activity. Continue reading →
Sam Ku, professionally known in other parts of the world as Sam Ku West, and his accompanying artists will make their initial appearance in the Volcano City tonight at the New Palace theater in conjunction with the motion picture program featuring “Wallflowers.” Two and one half years ago, Sam left Honolulu, an unknown music boy for a tour of the Orient. Today he is back from New York as the only concert harpist of his race, acknowledged as one of the foremost steel guitar players of the world. His original idea of playing solos on two steel guitars at the same time, easily put him in a class by himself as a steel guitar artist. Continue reading →
This is a picture of a Hawaiian boy skilled at playing the steel guitar; Mr. Sam Ku, Jr. is his older brother’s name. He was born in Honolulu; Mrs. Elena Mahu is his mother and Sam Ku, Sr., his father, who is a guard at the insane asylum. Continue reading →