Every summer the McKeagues, the Arroyos, the Galdeiras and the Bushes pack up the kids and drive to
their favorite beach park. And if islanders who choose to travel to more distant places think they’re
traveling in comfort, they don’t know what’s going on at the parks. The McKeagues, for example, decided
this year to skip the sands of the more spartan Makapuu Beach for Kaiona Beach Park in Waimanalo
where there are restrooms and showers.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / JANUARY 29, 1959
Aloha Airlines’ camera window has an opening that allows a passenger to put their camera lens out in the
air. Designed exclusively for the airline, the window permits color photography without glare, grime or
distortion from window glass.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / OCTOBER 1, 1965
The Honolulu Fire Department demonstrated its new 100-foot aerial ladder during the Fire Prevention
Week parade at Ala Moana Park. The photo was taken from the vantage point of the Waikiki Grand Hotel
to get a bird’s-eye view of firefighter Raymond Umetsu and the biggest ladder in the United States.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / AUGUST 6, 1978
A 15-minute silent vigil to protest the proliferation of nuclear weapons was held along Kuhio Beach in
Waikiki, marking the 33rd anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, which killed an estimated
200,000 people. A memorial ceremony for the bombing victims, attended by about 50 people, was
held at noon in front of City Hall, followed by a “Walk to Protect Honolulu and the World From Nuclear
Disaster” along Kalakaua Avenue to the beach. Members of the Opihi Alliance, a coalition working for nuclear
disarmament, which organized the events, called on the tourism industry to issue a statement on
the health hazards posed by the alleged storage of nuclear weapons on Oahu.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / AUGUST 14, 1955
Honolulu Advertiser reporter Bob Krauss, left, and KGU radio personality Gene Good sit atop the Pali
counting cars. Since 8 a.m. they tallied about 1,000 vehicles crossing the summit every hour. While surveying
the traffic they were greeted with a kiss from a beauty queen, shot at with cap guns and fed at
least a dozen times but also were honked at, grinned at, laughed at and asked the way to Upside Down
Falls by a confused sailor.
STARADVERTISER / MARCH 11, 1984
It is easy to see why these students from McKinley High School, with the intensity of Olympic competitors,
were chosen the team with the best spirit in the Carole Kai downtown high school and downtown
business bed races.
STARADVERTISER / MARCH 21, 1968
Construction and planting were completed this month at the city’s new Kamalii Park, a small triangle at
the intersection of Fort Street and Pali Highway. Kaoru Ooka enjoys the view from the See Dai Doo Building
on the corner of Kukui Street and Pali Highway.