Bits of Maui News
(Written by “Kanoekaapunionalani”)
The Christmas celebration on Maui last year was very nice, even if the rain was falling.
Every household took steps [to celebrate] by decorating the tree in their front yard as a Christmas tree, being that a majority of the christmas trees from America were dried up; but this did not hold up their festivities.
Last week there were a huge number of passengers carried here to Maui by the steamer Hualalani, and there were teachers and students who returned to spend their vacation at home with their families.
Those who came back are Marjory Rickard, Elsie and Grechen Reichardt, Frances Kalua, Pauline and Beatrice Mookini, Harry Dunn, Issac Oha [Oba?], Sonny Cockett, Henrietta Robinson, Caroline Brown and Robineta Tompkin.
Francis McMillen of Wahiawa, a student of the Kamehameha School for Boys, is spending his grandmother, Mrs. C. K. Kunane of Lahaina.
It is sad to hear of the passing from this world of Mr. Kulhman, the first Cane Burner [Puhiko] of the Pioneer Mill Company [Hui Mahiko Paionia]. He became important amongst the kamaaina, and he was one of the most skilled at Burning Cane.
The locals of Lahaina are saddened at his passing, and he has left a hole that cannot be soon filled.
[Lahainaluna School dorm matron Alice Kanoekaapunionalani Kunane Banham had a regular column in the Hilo newspaper, Hoku o Hawaii, where she reported all sorts of Maui news of the day.]
(Hoku o Hawaii, 1/3/1940, p. 1)