Peter Hall passes away, 1933.

Mr. Peter Hall left this life in the early morning this Tuesday. He was a constant help to the Aha Paeaina [Island-Wide Convention of Churches], and we bemoan his passing. Our aloha goes out to his family.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 2/14/1933, p. 4)

Ua haalele mai i keia ola honua ana o Mr. Peter Hall...

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XXVI, Helu 37, Aoao 4. Feberuari 14, 1933.

Mr. and Mrs. George Spalding have a child, 1933.

The family garden of Mr. and Mrs. George Spalding of Keaukaha bore fruit, with the arrival of a son. The health of the child is fine, and so too of the mother.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 2/14/1933, p. 3)

Ua hoohua ia maila ke kihapai ohana...

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XXVI, Helu 37, Aoao 3. Feberuari 14, 1933.

David Kane passes away, 1933.

David Kane of the Hawaiian Homestead of Keaukaha [aina hoopulaupula o Keaukaha] left this life. He was growing thinner with illness for a long time. He was a stevedore for a time before for the Matson Navigation Company.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 2/14/1933, p. 3)

Ua haalele maila o David Kane...

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XXVI, Helu 37, Aoao 3. Feberuari 14, 1933.

Vital Statistics and more, 1933.

In the same issue as yesterday’s post on the marriage of Edith Kanaele to Luke Kanakaole, there are six more articles on Marriages, Births, and Deaths along with one about a birthday celebration and one on the health of an individual.  Although the Hoku o Hawaii did not have a specific Vital Statistics column, it did print individual articles dealing with those events. If just this one issue of the newspaper held this much genealogical information, just imagine what a year holds.

See the following posts for the eight other articles from Hoku o Hawaii, 2/14/1933.

Hawaiian music and ukulele in Japan, 1933.

Returning Once Again to Hawaii Nei

A Japanese boy born here in Hawaii and who went back to Japan to enter into a College in Japan, and who is a child of Dr. Katsugoro Haida, came back to Hawaii after being away from Hawaii for 12 years.

The reason for his return to Hawaii was because of his desire to learn Hawaiian Mele and to learn how to sing them.

According to him, the Japanese of the Universities are enthralled by Hawaiian songs, and so too of the Ukulele.

That boy, Yoshitaku Haida [Yoshikatsu Haida, aka Haruhiko Haida, aka Yukihiko Haida] is his name, said that when he went to Japan, he sang some Hawaiian Songs that he had memorized while in Hawaii nei; so also with the ukulele, he was quite skillful in playing it; and it became something big with the Japanese youth going to that University [Keio University].

Because this boy saw the great interest the Japanese had for Hawaiian music, he decided to return to the land of his birth and increase his knowledge in Singing Hawaiian Music, and that was the reason for his coming back.

It is just he and his younger brother [Katsuhiko Haida] who are skilled at Hawaiian songs, to raise up Hawaii, and that is why he is learning Singing until he is proficient, at which point he will return to Japan where he will become a teacher of Hawaiian mele to the Japanese in Japan, and raise up the land of my [his] birth.

Upon arriving in Honolulu, he went to the Japanese Church on Fort Street to say a prayer for his father who has passed to the other world. He may be here in Hawaii for perhaps a year before turning back for Japan, to fulfill his desire to bring fame to his birth land.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 2/14/1933, p. 3)

Huli Hoi Hou I Hawaii Nei

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke XXVI, Helu 37, Aoao 3. Feberuari 14, 1933.