William Charles Achi, Jr. composer of many college anthems, 1940.

Judge Achi is a Composer of Music

There are many of our readers who do not know that our good friend, Judge William Charles Achi, Attorney, is the composer of three famous mele that are being sung by students of three great schools of Americca, as was written about in the November 25th issue of Newsweek.

Judge Achi is a native of the island of Hawaii, and the composer of “Sons of Stanford Red” [Keikikane o ka Stanford Red], in Palo Alto; he was a student there in 1909; “Sons of Eli” [Na Keikikane o Eli], while he was attending law school at Yale in 1911; and “Fight, Men of Michigan” [Paio, e na Kanaka o Mikikana], while he was a student in the law school there in 1913.

“It is believed that this is a great thing requiring much thought,” according to John Snell, secretary of the Hawaii Equal Rights Commission [Komisina o na Pono Kaulike o Hawaii], at the office of the head office [keena poo] in Honolulu.

[William Charles Achi, Jr. was the son of William Charles Achi and Maria Alapai.]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 12/18/1940, p. 2)

He Mea Haku Mele O Lunakanawai Achi

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXV, Number 34, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 18, 1940.

William Charles Achi, Jr. (Siddal, John William, Ed. Men of Hawaii, Volume II, Revised. Honolulu: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Ltd. 1921.)

William Charles Achi, Jr.
(Siddal, John William, Ed. Men of Hawaii, Volume II, Revised. Honolulu: Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Ltd. 1921.)

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