BI-LINGUAL PAPER SOON TO BE LAUNCHED
HILO, February 19.—Ke Ola o Hawaii, or The Life of Hawaii, is the name of a new weekly newspaper here for which articles of incorporation have been asked. The paper, which is to make its appearance next month, will be unique in that it will be published in both English and Hawaiian and also that it is to be strictly non-partisan. At least this is the assertion of the promoters and officers, who are of practically all political faiths.
At the same time the promoters do not deny that the approach of another county campaign has something to do with the birth of the new publication, David Ewaliko, former Hawaiian newspaperman and county-supervisor and at present Hilo jailer, is named as editor. The company is being formed with initial capitalization of $2000, with requested privilege of increasing capital to $20,000. There are 1000 shares, of the value of two dollars each. The promoters say that in the last fortnight two-thirds of the entire amount of stock has been subscribed for by residents of the Big Island.
Organizers say one purpose of the new paper will be to oppose Ka Hoku, edited by Rev. S. L. Desha, although the treasurer and auditor of the new concern hold the same positions with his paper. On its directorate are to be found Democrats, Republicans and Home Rulers. The officers are to be: President, John K. Kai; vice president, J. P. Hale; secretary, Clement Akina; treasurer, W. H. Beers; auditor, S. M. Spencer, directors, Robert K. Naipo, A. A. Hapai and James Ako.
(Sunday Advertiser, 2/20/1916, p. 11)