Educator Mrs. Clara M. Mokumaia retires, 1940.

Mrs. Mokumaia Will Retire After 35 Years as Teacher

By MAY DAY LO

Mrs. Clara M. Mokumaia, principal of Kaloaloa school, was busy checking upon details for a Boy Scouts’ party when we found her for an interview. The sandwiches were being made, cookies were baked and 10 gallons of punch had been ordered. She had put some flowers in the school auditorium to spruce it up a bit for the party.

She had had a busy school day but she was going to return in the evening to make sure that her Boy Scouts had a good time.

“I’m strong for Boy Scout work,” she explained. “Some people object to the Scouts using the school buildings because they might damage them a little but I would rather have better boys than beautiful buildings. It is more than important to have a boy’s life clean and fit.” Continue reading

Special public schools for only English-speaking children? 1920.

MacCAUGHEY GIVES FAVORABLE OPINION OF SPECIAL SCHOOLS

Superintendent Recommends Establishment of Three Institutions For English-Speaking Children

Within a year or so Honolulu will have three schools primarily for English-speaking children, if recommendations made by Vaughan MacCaughey, superintendent of public instruction, are adopted by the department, and, since the law permits such schools, no objection is expected.

A committee of parents, representing some 400 English-speaking children, petitioned a recent meeting of the school board for the establishment of a school or schools for such children. The superintendent was authorized to investigate and submit a report and recommendations. Continue reading

Spread of the flu on Kauai, 1919.

THE SICKNESS IS RAMPANT IN MAKAWELI, KAUAI.

From the news of the past 27th of this month, it reported of the great spread of the Spanish sickness [Spanish flu] at the Sugar Plantation of Makaweli on Kauai, and the number of those who contracted this sickness reached five hundred people, rising sharply every day. And twelve died of this sickness and pneumonia. Continue reading

Mary Kawena Pukui, 1957.

Star-Bulletin Photo

Mrs. Mary K. Pukui

‘Words Are My Business,’ Says Kamaaina Author

By JEANETTE LAM

A new and important milestone in the long and fruitful career of Mrs. Mary Kawena Pukui is the long-awaited Hawaiian-English dictionary written by her and Dr. Samuel H. Elbert, University of Hawaii linguist. The dictionary has recently been released by the University of Hawaii Press. Continue reading

Simeon Kiaaina Nuuhiwa and Lalani Village, 1932.

HAWAIIAN ARCHITECTURE

Kiaaina Nuuhiwa, 68, completing the heiau, or  temple, which is one of seven huts now being built for the Hawaiian village at Waikiki. Native gods will be enshrined here.—Star-Bulletin photo. Continue reading

Death of Helen Lanmoy Apo, 1909.

MISS HELEN LANMOY APO HAS PASSED ON.

To the Editor of the Kuokoa, Please allow me some space: At five o’clock in the morning of Sunday, December 12, Miss Helen Lanmoy Apo left this life, the first-born daughter of Mrs. Nancy Apo of Iao, Maui. She was ill with typhoid fever for almost a month. Continue reading

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

IDA POPE MEMORIAL CONCERT OFFERS RARE ATTRACTION TONIGHT

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