Halloween at Kamehameha, 1943.

[Found under: “News From Boys, Girls Kamehameha School”]


By Thomas See

Hallowe’en parties were held at the Kamehameha Schools on Saturday, October 30. Three different places were chosen as rooms for the parties. The high eleventh an senior boys along with the junior and senior girls occupied the common room of Lunalilo Hall. The low-eleventh and tenth grade boys held their party in Iolani Hall together with the ninth and tenth grade girls. The choral room in the basement of the auditorium was the scene of the junior division’s party consisting of the eight and ninth grade boys with the seventh and eighth grade girls.

Prizes for the handsomest, the funniest, and the most original boy were awarded. The girls also received prizes for the prettiest girl, the funniest, and the most original.

In Lunalilo Hall prizes were awarded to Milton Beamer, Earl Fernandez, Phillip Eagles, Dawn Anahu, Illona Wiebke, Barbara Kekauoha, and Gladys Goo. Milton received the first prize for the handsomest boy, and Dawn, the prized for the most beautiful girl. Earl and Illona were the funniest boy and girl at the party. The most original winners were Phillip, Barbara, and Gladys.

The judges for the senior party were Mr. Allen A. Bailey, Mr. Milton E. Ballengee, Mr. David Barniger, and Miss Claire Chapin.

At the low-eleventh and tenth grade party held in Iolani Hall, prizes were received by Harold Bailey, the handsomest boy; Marjorie Miller, the most beautiful girl; Edgar Bell, the funniest boy; Armalei Macy, the funniest girl; Edwin Beamer and Francis Ching the most original boys; and Rhoda Goo, the most original girl.

Miss Dorothy Martin, Miss Sara T. Woodyard, and Mr. Vern Leahy were the judges at this affair.

James Wong, Rayner Kinney, and Cleighton Beamer walked away with the prizes for the boys at the junior division party. Esther Bell, Myra Kauka, and Emma Veary were the winners from the girls’ school. James was chosen as the handsomest boy, Rayner as the funniest, and Cleighton as the most original. Esther was the most beautiful girl at this party, Myra was the funniest and Emma the most origina.

The judges at this affair were Mr. and Mrs. Arthur J. Gallon, Mr. Fritz Abplanalp, and Mr. William R. Elliott.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 12/4/1943, p. 2)


Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXVIII, Number 32, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 4, 1943.


2 thoughts on “Halloween at Kamehameha, 1943.

  1. Aloha nō, if it didn’t stand out, the James Wong who won the intermediate school’s “handsomest boy” award is the beloved Kaʻupena Wong, and of course his “most original” classmate was Emma Veary


    • That is hoihoi! Mahalo for sharing. Had the honor of driving master chanter Kaʻupena Wong home (since I lived Waiʻanae). Special memory!


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