Newly crowned Miss Hawaii 1971 Aurora Jean Ka‘awa shows the hula form that helped her win the talent
title in the pageant in Hilo.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / APRIL 5, 1974
A bulldozer punched a big hole the day before in the old Civic Auditorium at 1314 S. King St. The riotous
days at the auditorium are pau.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / JULY 12, 1967
Eddie Pang stands next to a 64-pound fish at Aala market. The fish has been identified as a giant hinalea.
It’s a member of the wrasse family, according to Spencer Tinker, Waikiki Aquarium director. He said it’s
a shoreline fish that grows up to 7 feet long. This one was about 3-1/2 feet long. University of Hawaii
scientists at Coconut Island will get samples to determine whether it’s poisonous.
STARADVERTISER / DECEMBER 25, 1953
Preparations for the Territorial Hospital’s Christmas luau began before Thanksgiving. In charge of the
kalua puaa was Edward Ing, farm manager for the hospital. He and his staff gathered Christmas Eve to
work through the night. Two imu — each 6 by 12 feet — were used to cook the 15 pigs. Shown here are
some of those who donated their time as a Christmas gift to the patients: Kenzo Ishii, left, John Yee, Peter
Kealoha, Abbie McCarl, Kim Kam, Mrs. Lillian Moritomo, Tung Gai Ug and Hu York Hon.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / FEBRUARY 14, 1969
A recent Sultan Easter Seals School visitor, comedy star Hilo Hattie, will serve as chairwoman of the
Oahu Easter Seals Drive. “There are 38 children enrolled in the school, and many more on the waiting
list,” she said in urging support for the campaign.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / APRIL 8, 1948
Betty June Echternach and Ben T. Nishida hold the flag he designed to include Hawaii as the 49th state.
Nishida, a painter, spent two months on the design and about two weeks sewing it. The 44-year-old
Hawaii native, who is of Japanese ancestry, said he did it “to help my country.” He planned to submit
it to Washington for official adoption if and when the statehood bill passed.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / SEPTEMBER 12, 1965
Kehou Papapa, a Polynesian Cultural Center employee, helps string a 40-foot Samoan lei on the bus that
made the first Honolulu-to-Laie run.