Bebe Ruth in Hawaii, 1933.

BABE RUTH ASKED TO PLAY TO BALL GAMES HERE IN HONOLULU

There recently were discussions pertaining to the asking of the king of baseball, Babe Ruth [Bebe Ruth], the champion batter of America for many years in the past until this year, to get him to agree to play two games here in Honolulu at the Kamoiliili ball field this upcoming October 21 and 22.

Mr. Herb Hunter, a ball player promoter, spoke with J. Ashman Biven [J. Ashman Beaven], the one who leases out the ball field, about bringing the champion batter here and playing two games [kemu].

These two gentlemen recently spoke to work out the football game schedule since all the days good for football games are booked from now until the beginning of next year.

This is the highest paid player on his team. He gets paid seventy thousand a season for playing. It is a little more sometimes or little less sometimes.

(Kuokoa, 9/28/1933, p. 3)

NOIIA O BEBE RUTH E PAANI I ELUA KEMU KINIPOPO MA HONOLULU NEI

Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke 6, Helu 22, Aoao 3. Sepatemaba 28, 1933.

Zero to zero, Kamehameha vs St. Louis? 1926.

KAMEHAMEHA AND ST. LOUIS TIED.

Before a crowd of spectators estimated to number between twelve and thirteen thousand, the football teams of Kamehameha and Sana Lui stood upon the battlefield for the championship of the year, in the afternoon of this past Saturday, on the Kamehameha School field, without there being a victor between those teams; they were tied with no score on either side.

This game between the two teams were one of the most fierce seen in Honolulu nei, filled with emotion; and there were many behind each team, and the worry of a great many spectator was relieved because neither side took the victory for themselves. Continue reading

Kamehameha vs Punahou, 1919.

THIS IS A PICTURE OF THE FOOTBALL GAME BETWEEN THE BOYS OF KAMEHAMEHA AND PUNAHOU ON THIS PAST SATURDAY; IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST INTENSE GAMES SEEN; THE BOYS OF PUNAHOU RAN OFF WITH THE WIN FOR THEIR SIDE, AND THE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THAT SPORT WENT TO PUNAHOU THIS YEAR.

(Kuokoa, 11/21/1919, p. 1)

O KE KII KEIA...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 47, Aoao 1. Novemaba 21, 1919.

Honolulu High School football team, 1907.

Honolulu High School Football Team, Champions 1907

Standing on the left—J. Gilliland, G. Dwight. Standing on the right—V. Marcallino, H. Kiyoshi, E. B. Blanchard (coach). Front row, from left to right—S. Pratt, M. Turner (capt.), H. Ingalls, H. Marichie. Middle row, from left to right—W. Rice, D. King, C. Hughes, H. Chillingworth, D. Pali. Back row, fro left to right—A. Akana, A. Nortor, E. Andrews.

[The Honolulu High School would go on to become what we know today as McKinley High School.]

(Sunday Advertiser, 12/8/1907, p. 7)

Honolulu High School Football Team, Champions 1907

Sunday Advertiser, Volume V, Number 258, Page 7. December 8, 1907.

Football team from Sana Lui, 1905.

THE CATHOLIC COLLEGE SAINT LOUIS’ FOOTBALL TEAM.

[Here is a very random football image from 110 years ago of Saint Louis High School’s football team. This picture is for some reason much clearer than the usual digitized newspaper image.]

(Kuokoa, 10/5/1905, p. 4)

KO KE KULANUI KAKOLIKA...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XLIII, Helu 42, Aoao 4. Okatoba 5, 1905.

It seems that Jack was not all work and no play, 1912.

Desha Elopes, Weds; Keeps Secret 2 Years

Jack Desha of Hawaii, Harvard’s star baseball player, marries girl of his choice despite opposition of stern parent. Two ceremonies held, and he becomes proud father before his classmates learn the story that he has long left the ranks of single men.

—Photo by Perkins.

Harvard Hears News When He Presents a Candidate for Class Baby

Jack Desha of Hilo and Harvard, famed as a football and baseball player, is a benedict. Further than this, he entered the ranks of married men two years ago by way of an elopement with the daughter of his landlord and was married on New Year’s Day, 1910. It may also be stated that Jack Desha has been a proud father since December 11, 1910, when Evelyn C. M. Desha came into the world.

Friends of Jack Desha in the Hawaiian Islands need not feel disappointed or grieved at the fact that the young athlete failed to confide in them, for it appears that the members of his own class at Harvard, that of 1912, knew nothing about it until Desha as a candidate for the class baby, to which position she was at once elected by the class. Continue reading

Charles Auld, Hula, and Hawaiian Civic Club of Hilo, 1941.

Hawaiian Civic Club

CHAS. AULD

Charles H. (Moa) Auld has been chosen as the new president of the Hawaiian Civic Club [hui Kiwila Hawaii] of Hilo nei, one of the important youths here in Hilo of Hawaiian ancestry.

He was born in Honolulu, and was employed as an inspector of insects in the insects division of the department of agriculture and forestry [papa mahiai ame ululaau], in which he was employed for 10 years. He was educated at the Kamehameha Schools and at Punahou, and he graduated from Punahou in 1926. Thereafter he attended the University of Hawaii. In each of these schools he played football [kinipopo peku wawae].

He is a brother also of Aggie Auld, and expert in Hawaiian hula, and Mr. Auld himself is adept at it as well.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 3/19/1941, p. 1)

Ka Hui Kiwila Hawaii

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXV, Number 47, Aoao 1. Malaki 19, 1941.