Duke in the movies, 1922.

Featured At Tank Dedication

PROMINENT among the leading lights at the dedication of the Punahou tank were the group pictured above. They are, from left to right, Duke P. Kahanamoku, Mrs. David Wark Griffiths, Oscar Henning, Duke’s manager; and Dad Center Continue reading

A song honoring Duke Paoa Kahanamoku, 1912.

HE MELE NO DUKE KAHANAMOKU

Kaulana Hawaii a puni ke Ao,
Ia oe e Duke Kahanamoku;
Nau i alo aku na kai loa,
Pakipika me ka Atelanika;
Haalele mai oe i ke one hanau,
Maluna o ka mokuahi Honolulana;
Ike oe i ka nani o Maleka,
Ma neia hana he heihei au;
Ike oe i ka hau-oki o Kaleponi,
Me ka uluwehi o ka Ipuka Gula;

Haalele oe i ka nani o Kaleponi,
No na kulanakauhale o ka Hikina;
Peneselavania ame Nu Ioka,
No ke komo i ka hui Olimapika;
Ku’i mai ka lono puni Hawaii,
Ua lanakila oe Duke Kahanamoku;
He moho Au hoi no Ameria,
E paa i ka moto haneri-mita;
Heihei Au nui o ke Ao nei,
Kulanakauhale o Sekokahama. Continue reading

All-Around Chinese Athletic Club baseball team members, 1920.

HERE are members of the All-Round Chinese Athletic Club who are coming to Kauai July 2, for a series of baseball games with our clubs. Top, left to right—Shipp Lo, rf; You Chang, p; F. Tyau, 3b; Lee Lai (captain), 2b; C. Chang, p; Edward Low, p. Middle row—Lim Young, rf; Abraham K. Kalana, manager; Young Yuen, 1b. Front row—Lee Kai, Wah Han Leong, ss; Ah Kee Leong, c; Nelson Kau, p; Chun Chew, cf.

(Garden Island, 6/22/1920, p. 1)

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The Garden Island, Volume 16, Number 25, Page 1. June 22, 1920.

Look at all these participants, 1930.

FESTIVAL WILL REACH CLIMAX IN BIG PAGEANT

Flower Show Today, Old Hawaii Feature Tonight, Are Main Program Events

Spectacular Water Carnival Saturday To Bring Spring Fete To End

FINALS EVENTS

Today—”Flowers of Hawaii” exhibit, Royal Hawaiian hotel ballroom, 1 to 10:30 p.m.

Tonight—Pageant of Old Hawaii, Waialae Golf club grounds, 8:30 p.m. (Bus runs from end of Kaimuki carline from 7:30 to midnight.)

Saturday: Surfboard polo and water sports, Waikiki beach, 2:30 p.m. Continue reading

John “Jack” Desha, 2018.

Stars of Yesteryear

BY BILL PACHECO

Judge John “Jack” Desha, another of Hawaii’s oldtime greats in sports, attended Kamehameha and Punahou schools in Honolulu, participating in football, baseball, track, soccer and tennis. He has the honor of being elected captain of the Punahou nine for three straight years. He was an outstanding shortstop at Punahou and later at Harvard University.

The Judge attended Harvard from 1908 to 1912 and participated in baseball and played some football also, but wasn’t big enough for the tough Eastern circuits.

He recalled that Harvard won the mythical baseball championship of the…

Bill Pacheco

…East in 1911, playing 31 games of which they won 28. He was a shortstop. Continue reading