Duke Kahanamoku and Hui Nalu to San Francisco, 1913.

Not Enough Money to Send Kahanamoku

The swimmers of the Hui Nalu received and invitation from San Francisco to go to the Portola show to be held in San Francisco, and that they arrive one week prior to the when the event will be held, so that they have time to enjoy and practice ahead.

This invitation was received by the Promotion Committee on the eve of this past Thursday by way of wireless telegraph, requesting that the boys of the Hui Nalu board the steamship Ventura on the 3rd of October instead of them waiting until the 8th.

There are many boys of the Hui Nalu who want to fulfill this invitation, however, some of them must work, and it seems that there are only a few of them that might be able to oblige.

One big obstruction faced by Kahanamoku and his teammates in going, is the lack of funds in their account, and so the fund-raising committee wants to raise two-hundred dollars, which would be sufficient for the travel expenses for the Hawaii boys. The committee is determined to raise those funds before the 8th of October, and to put the Hawaii boys aboard the steamship Wilhelmina so that they will have a lot of time before the Portola Festival [Oct. 22–25, 1913] in San Francisco, on the 22nd of October.

(Kuokoa, 10/3/1913, p. 5)

LAWA OLE KE DALA E HOOUNA AI IA KAHANAMOKU

Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LI, Helu 39, Aoao 5. Okatoba 3, 1913.

Mid-Pacific Carnival 1914.

This is the Picture of Duke Kahanamoku Atop a Surfboard, For Advertising Washington’s Day.

MID-PACIFIC CARNIVAL
FEB 18 to 21 1914
DUKE KAHANAMOKU
CHAMPION SWIMMER OF THE WORLD
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HONOLULU HAWAII
STEEL–HENDERSON
ENGRAVED AND PRINTED BY HAWAIIAN GAZETTE CO., LTD., HONOLULU.

To advertise the celebration of the birth of Washington, in the coming month of February, the Promotion Committee has chosen the picture of Duke Kahanamoku, the swimming champion of the world, standing atop of his surfboard, as a picture to send all over the world as advertisement to benefit this Territory.

This newspaper company received the contract to create and print some thousands of these illustrations, to be sent all over, and posted at places where crowds assemble; it was finished a month before the date of completion as set in the contract.

This image of Duke Kahanamoku is done in multiple colors, under the direction of the art department of this publishing company.

(Kuokoa, 10/3/1913, p. 5)

O Keia ke Kii o Duke Kahanamoku Maluna o ka Papa Heenalu, i mea Hoikeike no ka la o Wakinekona

Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LI, Helu 39, Aoao 5. Okatoba 3, 1913.