August 18, 2019
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STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / MAY 4, 1944
Five thousand Oahu Catholic schoolchildren, members of the Catholic clergy and guests attend Mass
in the Civic Auditorium to commemorate the 71st anniversary of Father Damien’s decision to visit the
leprosy settlement on Molokai for Easter Mass in 1873. Speaking from the rostrum is the Rev. George
Meinzinger. Seated at the right of Meinzinger is the Most Rev. James J. Sweeney, Catholic bishop of
Honolulu, who presided at the Mass. The altar used was the one before which Father Damien was
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / MAY 28, 1980
Music’s the medium but money is the message as members of the Honolulu Symphony march through
Fort Street Mall in an attempt to drum up financial support. Yesterday’s melodious appeal was a pleasant
distraction for many shoppers and office workers, but it’s uncertain how many tapped their pocketbooks
as well as their feet.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / JUNE 26, 1986
California & Hawaiian Sugar Co.’s Hawaii refinery at Aiea is helping out during the strike at the main
refinery on San Francisco Bay, keeping the islands supplied and shipping some products to the mainland.
A worker packs 25-pound bags of granulated sugar while a fork-lift loads a Matson container for shipment
to the Pacific Northwest.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / MAY 15, 1953
The behind-the-scenes unit for Columbia Pictures’ version of “Sadie Thompson” arrived from Hollywood
and transferred immediately to a Hawaiian Airlines Convair for the flight to Kauai where filming was
to begin. The cameramen, electricians, wardrobe, sound, makeup and special effects crew will be on
location for about two weeks.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / APRIL 14, 1966
Homer A. Maxey, Jr., left, manager of Hawaii’s Foreign Trade Zone, rode one of his customer’s products,
the seagoing Amphicar, on a recent inspection trip to Pier 39. B. Lee Manning, right, is forming a
company to sell the Amphicar at the trade zone. A shipment of 18 cars will arrive soon, he said.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / NOVEMBER 1, 1974
It’s the good life for Ralph Holmes, 29, and Dave Cummings, 22, in the upstairs lounge at the “Diamond
Head Country Club.” Despite its imposing name, the country club doesn’t have one overstuffed chair,
potted palm or fountain with statues. But passers-by are sometimes fooled by a wooden sign swinging in
the breeze outside the white house on Diamond Head Road shared by four fun-loving bachelors. Holmes,
Cummings, Ken Wisz, 28, and Jack Kaaua, 29, open their home to a wide array of friends and acquaintances,
including a couple dozen “regulars,” for get-togethers including renowned themed parties.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / APRIL 4, 1964
Demolition of the Steiner Building, built in 1899 at the corner of Bishop and Hotel streets, begins next
week. The new office and retail center will be built by Investor’s Finance with Sun Life Assurance Co. of
Canada providing a major portion of the loan. Hawaiian Dredging and Construction Co. is the general