Linohaupuaokekoolau! The importance of old newspapers. 1942.

[Found under: “Meahou O Na Kohala Ame Hamakua”]

Before I forget this; this is something to instruct everyone reading Ka Hoku—keep your Hoku newspapers; do not discard of them in the outhouse [lua liilii] or your rubbish cans. Continue reading

Graduation at Honokaa, 1941.


Honokaa: Last week in the evening of Tuesday, in the hall of Honokaa High School, the graduation ceremony was held for the children who numbered 46, from the 12th grade of the High School of Honokaa. The girls wore white, and the boys wore white pants, black coats, and blue shirts; large bouquets of gardenias were in their hair of the girls, and for the boys, in the collar of their coats. The parents and friends of these children were welcomed by the ushers with paper programs showing the schedule of events of that evening.

At half past seven, the instruments of the Glee Club of the School sounded, at which point the boys and girls marched in pairs into the hall led by their Principal Herman Lasgaard and Mr. Abraham Poepoe. After all the children took their seats, and after everyone was quiet, Mr. Poepoe prayed thanking God for this great assembly and asking God to bless each of the children graduating from the school and to bless them with jobs that will benefit their lives and their parents, and in their areas.

The decoration above this place was beautiful, with flowers and the words “ALOHA” CLASS 1941, with akulikuli flower fashioned on ti leaves. The hall was also filled with parents and friends, totaling some 500 or more perhaps.

On Tuesday at half past one, 81 children graduated from the ninth grade of that school. The hall was filled once again with parents and friends. Seen were gifts of flowers and other presents brought by the parents and friends for their children to give them joy for their graduating from this grade of the school.

Some of the Hawaiian children who properly graduated from the 12th grade of the High School were Daisey Lindsey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Lindsey of Kamuela; Betty Herrman, daughter of Mrs. Camella Hermann of Haina; Henry Keomalu Jr., son of Mr. Henry Keomalu, teacher at Kaapahu School, and residing at Kalopa.

At 11 o’clock on this past Friday, the electric bell of Honokaa School sounded, telling the teachers and the all of the children of the school that the time for school was over, and that it was vacation. That song was sung, “What ALOHA Means.” And the children were dismissed to go home. A number of teachers got in their cars and went to Hilo to get there before the plane for Honolulu left. They went off to San Francisco to attend as Representatives to the Great Teacher Conference of America. Some teachers remained at home to vacation.

[Congratulations to all the keiki graduating this year (and their families) in Hamakua and across the archipelago! Be safe out there.]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 6/11/1941, p. 1)


Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXVI, Number 7, Aoao 1. Iune 11, 1941.



Easter Sunday in Honokaa, 1942.

News of the Kohala Districts and Hamakua

HONOKAA:—Just like the news announced last week in the Hoku o Hawaii, the Easter events were carried out at the church of Honokaa by the Rev. Abraham Poepoe.

The church was decorated with Calla and Easter lily flowers by the meticulous hands of Ramona Poepoe and Bertha Herrman. At the hour of 10:30, the church bell rang. The church goers gathered in the church. It was filled with soldiers, haole from the sugarcane plantations, the children of the Sunday School, and some Japanese Christians as well as Hawaiians. The services held that day were beautiful. “Awe inspiring and filled with the spirit of God.”

Easter day was a very nice day here in the Hamakua district and the dawning of this Monday. This is a rainy day, and this is a humid day. However, praised always is God. He knows that it is good for there to be rain and fog these days of war.

(Hoku o Hawaii, 4/8/1942, p. 1)


Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXVI, Number 42, Aoao 1. Aperila 8, 1942.

Mother’s Day at Honokaa Union Church, 1942.

[Found under: “Meahou O Na Kohala Ame Hamakua.”]

This past Sunday was the “Day of Mothers.” A commemoration was held at the Union Church of Honokaa by the Rev. Abraham Poepoe and Lloyd Davis of Kohala.

Jocelin Poepoe sang the song “Mother” and Poepoe [? Abraham] played the piano. There was a trio with Poepoe, Mrs. Reinhardt and Mrs. Victoria Braun, singing “O Iesu Kuu Mea e Ola’i,” and Mrs. Lloyd Davis sang “Love Never Faileth,” and Mrs. Victoria Braun played the piano.

[This was found in the regular column written by Hattie Linohaupuaokekoolau Saffery Reinhardt on news from North and South Kohala and Hamakua.]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 5/13/1942, p. 1)

Ma keia sabati iho ka "La o Na Makuahine."...

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXVII, Number 3, Aoao 1. Mei 13, 1942.

May Day, Honokaa style, 1942.

[Found under: “Meahou O Na Kohala Ame Hamakua”]

At the Park of Honokaa High School in the morning of thr coming Friday, that being the 1st of May, called May Day and Lei Day, will be held a celebration of LEI DAY.

That man famous for his musical compositions who came to Hilo some years ago, named Don Blanding, is the one who pushed the idea of saying Lei Day along with May Day. His idea for this day was for everyone across the islands to wear a lei, for the reason that lei in Hawaii, lei symbolize—”ALOHA.” Continue reading

Nene being cared for by Herbert Shipman, etc. 1941.

[Found under: “Hunahuna Meahou o Hamakua Ame Kohala” by Mrs. Reinhardt.]

Last week, two men living and working at the Kilauea National Park came to Honokaa School, their names being Gunther Olsen and friend. The school was filled with its 496 students from 1st grade to 6th, to see pictures of the mountains of this island. Olsen described the different birds while his companion showed pictures of the birds on a white cloth. Truly beautiful were the pictures of the mamo, O-o, Elepaio, Iiwi, Apapane, and so forth. The names of the birds of ours were clearly pronounced in Hawaii by that man.

According what was said by this man, in Keaau is being cared for at the home of Herbert Shipman, NENE birds, which are believed to be going extinct, but they are increasing. Our birds were much more beautiful in the olden days before other birds were imported from all over, the birds that are a problem for the crops growing in our gardens. They eat flowers of the peppers [nioi], and that is why the nioi doesn’t fruit as they did in years past.

After the pictures of the birds were shown, pictures were shown of the burning fires of Pele atop Mokuaweoweo last year. These men climbed up Mokuaweoweo on horseback and when they reached a certain point, the horses were left and they went on foot until the crater. Where they were was scorching. While the fires were boiling, snow was seen on both sides covering the ground. Continue reading

Hattie L. S. Reinhardt runs for representative as a Democrat, 1944.



I give my thanks once again for your votes and support to elect me as the Woman Representative Candidate for the district of East Hawaii.

I stand before You, Hattie Linohaupuaokekoolau Saffery Reinhardt, the Hawaiian woman Candidate for Representative as a Democrat. Therefore, please once again give me the Greatest votes so that I may become a spokesperson and someone to watch over the Legislature, if I win in the General Election [la koho Balota Nui], 7th of November, 1944.

Mahalo Nui,

Mrs. Hattie L. S. Reinhardt,


(Hoku o Hawaii, 10/18/1944, p. 2)


Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXIX, Number 25, Aoao 2. Okatoba 18, 1944.

A song extolling the beauty of Kilauea by Hattie Linohaupuaokekoolau Saffery, 1920.


Hanohano Kilauea,
I ke ahi a ka wahine,
Kameha’i ke nana
Na maka o ke kamahele.


Mahalo i ka nani,
O Halemaumau,
Me ka uwahi noe o Kilauea,
O Uwekahuna ka’u i anoi,
I ka pehia e ka ua a noe ka nahele.

Kilakila ke ku a Kamohalii [Kamohoalii],
Kapukapu i ka maka o na malihini,
I ka pii no a hoomaha i Akanikolea,
E nanea ai me na Lehua makanoe.

Ulumahiehie wale,
Ko poli e Wahinekapu,
Au e kahiko mau nei,
I ko lei anuenue.

Waianuhea i ke ala,
Ka uka i Olaa,
I ka hoonoheahea mau ia,
E ka makani Lihaupua.

Anoi wale ia uka,
I wale ia e makou,
He lei poina ole i ka manao,
Lei no na kau a kau.


(Kuokoa, 2/13/1920, p. 2)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVIII, Helu 7, Aoao 2. Feberuari 13, 1920.


Te Rangi Hiroa in Honokaa, 1940.


In the evening of this coming Monday, Dr. Buck will appear at the Honokaa CHURCH, and he will speak to those who come on the topic of THE WAY OF LIFE OF THE POLYNESIANS. He is a haole who is working at the MUSEUM OF BISHOP AND THE CHIEFESS PAUAHI.

[Dr. Peter Buck is the renown director of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum from 1936–1951.]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 10/16/1940, p. 1)

Ma ke ahiahi o ka Poakahi...

Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Volume XXXV, Number 25, Aoao 1. Okakoba 16, 1940.

Hawaiian Women’s Association, 1940.


Mrs. Reinhardt

The meeting of the Hawaiian Women’s Association [Hui o na Wahine Hawaii] in the reception room of the Honokaa Union Church [Halepule Uniona] in the afternoon of this coming Thursday, at three o’clock in the evening. Considered will be idea of the members helping to make Sweaters, etc. for the Red Cross [Hui Kea Ulaula]. The Pres. of this Club is Mrs. Camela Keliipio Herman, the sister of Isaaka Keliipio of Hilo. The Secretary is Mrs. Victoria Low Braunn, the Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Low of Pepeekeo. Continue reading