Less than four months before Pearl Harbor, 1941.

Shadow of War Spreads Over the Pacific

With Japanese troops reported invading southern Indo-China and threatening Thailand (1), better known as Siam, American naval officials engage in a last-minute checkup of the great Hawaiian Naval base at Pearl Harbor (2). This map shows the areas controoled by the U. S., Britain and Russia, which are cooperating in the war on Fascism, and by Japan.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 8/20/1941, p. 6)


The Star of Hawaii, Volume XXXVI, Number 17, Page 6. August 20, 1941.


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. Continue reading

Mango jam? Sounds ono, 1936.


With mango trees loaded with fruits its almost a crime to let all the luscious fruit go to waste.

That’s the opinion of Robert F. Lange, Honolulu businessman, who is no mean chef himself when it comes to stirring up tempting dishes.

Mr. Lange suggests that more island housewives use the ripe mangoes for making mango jam, which is easily made and delicious to eat.

Here’s his easy recipe.

To each pound of sliced mangoes, use one pound of sugar. Use mashed lemon or shredded pineapple, to each pound and one half of mangoes. Cook together until thick, pour into glases and seal.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 8/5/1936, p. 1)


Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXI, Number 14, Aoao 1. August 5, 1936.

Hawaiian language not economical, 1939.

Unfair to Hawaiians

Territorial Secretary Charles M. Hite wants to have a bill put through the legislature eliminating the publication of the session laws in the Hawaiian language, claiming this is an “economy” measure.

Mr. Hite seems to be starting his so-called economy program in the wrong place. He probably doesn’t realize that there are still thousands of old time Hawaiians in the territory who cannot read English and who depend on the reports from the legislature through their own Hawaiian language newspaper, otherwise they won’t know what has been done by our law makers. Continue reading

Anna Lai Hipp transforms Hilo parks, 1937.

Hilo Parks Are Improved Under Woman’s Direction

What a woman park superintendent can do in three weeks is shown by the improvements in local parks accomplished by Mrs. Anna Lai Hipp, member of the park commission for four years, who has been substituting as park superintendent during the past three weeks during the vacation leave of the superintendent, Manuel Tavares. Mrs. Lai Hipp’s duties as acting superintendent end today.

An inspection tour of all the local parks Friday showed definite improvement during the three weeks’ period under Mrs. Lai Hipp.

And the best part of it all is that Mrs. Lai Hipp brought about the improvements with the same group of men who are always kept at work in the parks and with the same amount of money allotted for the work.

Perhaps the best piece of improvement work done by Mrs. Lai Hipp was Reeds bay park where in one day she had the men haul large rocks from Keaukaha which were placed on the boundary lines of the park area. Due to bad weather these stones had not been painted white, but when painted, they will be an added attraction on the park grounds as well as being practical.

“The park commission wants to protect the grass in this park, especially near the Yacht club. Many motorists have built roads on the grass by continually going over it,” Mrs. Lai Hipp said.

Plants in Bloom

At Liliuokalani park the tall weeds and bushes which had almost obstructed the view of the Japanese house from the main road were hauled away. Care has been given the azalea plants and now over 50 plants are in bloom.

On Coconut island scores of full-grown coconut palms have been planted in the places where trees were scarce. The planting was done entirely under Mrs. Lai Hipp’s supervision.

Mooheau park, parts of which were an eyesore, had been Mrs. Lai Hipp’s worry for sometime. Large stumps of trees at the Puna end of the park, which had rotted at the roots, were dug up by wedges and sledge hammers and the holes filled with dirt. Grass will be planted there are a nice lawn will be the result. Large stacks of pipes, rubbish and odds and ends clotted up the entire Puna end toward the beach, and these were hauled away. California grass, “honohono” grass and rubbish were hauled away by the truckloads.

The lovely palm trees lining Kamehameha Ave. in the Shinmachi district in front of the Royal theater were kept in good shape and old leaves trimmed under Mrs. Lai Hipp’s direction. The trees in the Puna end of this small park belong to the Hawaii Consolidated Railway and the Hilo Iron Works and should be taken care of by them, Mrs. Lai Hipp said.

Another piece of good work done by Mrs. Lai Hipp is at Rainbow Falls park where two trees which were too close to the Hilo Memorial hospital nurses’ cottage were cut down and truckloads of grass were taken away. Weeds had covered the lovely stone walks in the park and Mrs. Lai Hipp saw to it that they were pulled out.

For the past three weeks Mrs. Lai Hipp has visited and superintended the work in all the local parks at least twice a day. Hedges have been trimmed, grass pulled out, rubbish hauled away and new tree planted—all during the short space of three weeks along with the routine work the park workers do in lawnmowing the grass and picking up rubbish.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 3/24/1937, p. 1)


Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXI, Number 48, Aoao 1. Maraki 24, 1937.

Kamehameha School for Boys’ 24th annual song contest, 1945.

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


Kamehameha School for Boys will present its 24 annual song contest on March 4 at the school auditorium with the eighth and ninth graders competing in the junior division at the tenth, eleventh and twelfth grade boys in the senior division.

The eighth graders have as their choice song “Beautiful Kahana” and the ninth graders choice is “Ka Anoi.” The juniors have selected “Wai Lana” and the tenth grade boys a medley of “Kuu Lei Pikake,” “Lei Awapuhi” and “Roselani.” A medley of “Na Lei O Hawaii” and “Aloha Oe” is the seniors choice. Continue reading

English announcement of officers and writers of the Kuokoa, 1867.

English Column.

To Our Patrons.

The Kuokoa wishes all its English speaking Patrons and Friends, a Happy New Year!

The Newspaper Kuokoa, entering on its sixth volume, may now certainly be considered one of the permanent Institutions of these Islands. We purpose that it shall continue true to its name of “Independent” in every proper and noble degree;—more and more developing Hawaiian talent—contributing to good morals, and civilization, and above all, to the holy religion of Jesus.

We are happy in being able to announce that President W. D. Alexander of Oahu College, and the Rev. O. H. Gulick Principal of Waialua Female Seminary, will take part with the Editors of the last two years, in the Proprietorship and Editorial Supervision of the “Kilohana Pookela o ka Lahui.” All who understand aught of the labor, responsibility, and risk, involved in the preparation and publication of a good Newpaper in the Hawaiian Language, will have no difficulty in understanding that this enterprise is engaged in only from a sense of obligation to assist in elevating our Hawaiian Fellow Countrymen.

In addition to the above editorial force, the columns of the Kuokoa will be greatly enriched by the assistance of a large body of Special Contributors.

Mr. C. J. Lyons, whose very valuable contributions have added to the variety of our News and editorial Columns during the last six months, will assist still more systematically than before, having special charge of the preparation of Foreign News.

The Rev. Mr. Kuaea, Pastor of Waialua will write often. S. M. Kamakau, the native Historian of Hawaii nei will continue his invaluable series on Kamehameha V. The Rev. C. B. Andrews, of Lahainaluna, will write on Agriculture and Education, as heretofore. Messers. G. W. Kanuha, and D. Malo, will enliven our pages with contributions in general literature.

And last, but not least, the Rev. L. Lyons, the rightly called “Watts of Hawaii nei,” will continue to tune his harp to the beautiful songs of Zion inspired by the muse of Waimea, and will accompany them with his poetical annotations.

We are thankful to all Subscribers and Agents for their help during the year past, and we bespeak the same, and more, for the year 1867!  L. H. Gulick,

Business Editor.

(Kuokoa, 1/5/1867, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VI, Helu 1, Aoao 3. Ianuari 5, 1867.