Annie Kanahele awarded, 1981.

25th David Malo Award Goes to Annie Kanahele

Annie L. A. Kanahele, educator, author and church leader, was presented the 25th annual David Malo Award last night by the West Honolulu Rotary Club at a luau at Waialae Country Club. Continue reading

Flora Hayes at the Bishop Museum, 1965.

Flora Hayes is translating letters of Isle kings, queens and princes


Flora Kaai Hayes, who couldn’t pass her academic course at Kamehameha School for Girls in 1913, has become one of the Bishop Museum’s most avid scholars of Hawaiiana.

Mrs. Hayes, a former seven-term member of the Territorial House of Representatives, is translating from Hawaiian the letters of King Kalakaua, Queen Kapiolani and Prince Kuhio.

“I was so mischievous that the officials at Kamehameha wouldn’t pass me fromthe academic department,” she said.

Sneaking off the campus to buy see-moi, cakes, candy and pie for her dormitory pals, who claimed they were starving from the institutional food, was one of her special pranks. Continue reading

Kiai Flora Hayes, 1940.


—and Flora Hayes has proved it!

On the basis of no flamboyant promises does Flora Hayes seek election to the Territorial Senate.

Her record as President of the Hawaii Congress PTA, her record in the House of Representatives, in fact her entire life is standing evidence of her undivided interest in the children of the Territory! Continue reading

“Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii” published, 1961.

S. M. Kamakau, whose writings provided much of the material used by author Alexander in his “Brief History” which appears weekly on these pages, will be honored on Monday as a collection of his manuscripts is published by the Kamehameha Schools Press under the title of “Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii.”The 440-page book, regarded as an invaluable addition to works on Isle history, goes on sale tomorrow at the Bishop Museum and at leading Honolulu book stores.

[This famous Hawaiian was born in Ewa, at Mokuleia, Waialua, on Oahu, on the 29th of October, 1815. Continue reading

“Haaheo Kilohana i ka Lai,” 1952.

FRAGRANT MEMORY—In memory of the late Mrs. C. M. Cooke, who founded the Honolulu Academy of Arts 25 years ago, this group of Hawaiian women will sing and play “Haaheo Kilohana i ka Laʻi” at tonight’s opening of the Academy Members’ Annual Show from 8 to 10. The song was composed for Mrs. Cooke by Mary Jane F. Monatno. It was set to music by Mrs. Bina Mossman. Shown above are: left to right, Louise Akeo Silva, Flora Hayes, Julia Nui Hoopili; back row, Joanna Wilcox, Kuualoha Treadway and Bina Mossman.—Academy photo.

(Star-Bulletin, 2/27/1952, p. 22)


Honolulu Star-Bulletin, Volume LVIII, Number 18548, Page 22. February 27, 1952.

Name song of the Honolulu Academy of Arts by Mary Jane Montano, 1937.


Mrs. Maryjane Montano wrote the words of the name song of the Honolulu Academy of Arts, which was dedicated to Mrs. C. M. Cooke, it was pointed out today. Mrs. Bina Mossman set the words to music and sang the song on the opening day. She is repeating the song this afternoon at the 10th anniversary program. Continue reading

Name song by Maryjane Kulani Montano for her daughter, 1919.


He aloha i ka lau o ka niu,
I ka holu nape mai i ka makani;
He makani aheahe liuliu,
O ka malu hau o Ulukou.
He huina pua ia o ke kaona,
Ka launa wai olu o na manu;
Kahiko poowai o ka nani,
Ehukai o Waikiki. Continue reading

Concert in Hilo for the Ida Pope Memorial fund, 1920.


Assisted by the Kamehameha Boys’ Glee Club, which arrived on the Mauna Kea, together with the other cadets of the school this morning alumane and alumni of Kamehameha offer a concert for the benefit of the Pope Memorial fund tonight. The concert will take place at the Yuraku-Kwan theater. In addition to the Kamehameha boys, the Haili banner-winning choir, which also returned today, will sing some of the songs that helped to win the palm. Continue reading

Kamehameha Alumni to build building in honor of Ida M. Pope, 1919.


Work to build a building as a home for the girls is being planned, and this building will be a memorial to Miss Ida M. Pope who served as the first principal of the Kamehameha School for girls for twenty years.

At the last work meeting of the Kamehameha Alumni Association which met last Saturday, the association decided to build a memorial to the woman who put effort in and worked for the good of Hawaiian girls, and gave the past 20 years of her life working at the school. Continue reading