Hilo High and Hilo Union to sew masks? 1919.

SCHOOL GIRLS MAY MAKE FLU MASKS

Since the appeal from the local chapter of the Red Cross was made through the columns of the Post-Herald for more workers to help make Flu masks, a suggestion has been made that the Red Cross might be able to obtain valuable assistance if the Hilo High School and the Union School girls of the higher grade were appealed to give one hour, daily, after school hours, to the making of masks.

By this means it is thought that the required number of masks would soon be ready. The population of this island is about 55,000 and as a general average of infection in other places is at least 20 per cent, bout 10,000 mask will be required on Hawaii.

(Hawaii  Herald, 1/24/1919, p. 5)

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