Among the famous aviation pioneers who met at a banquet at Honolulu last night were Robert Bryant,
left, world record holder for nonstop light plane flight; Martin Jensen, who was second in the famous
Dole Air Race of 1927; Steve Wittman, dean of American racing pilots; Blanche Noyes, dean of American
female pilots; Charles Willard, 93, oldest living American pilot; Danny Grecco, “Mr. Aviation”; Viola
Gentry, women’s solo endurance record holder; and Tiny Broadwick, 82, the fi rst female parachutist.
STARADVERTISER / DECEMBER 17, 1984
Hui Nalu was among the groups that got into the holiday spirit during the Christmas boat parade through
Koko Marina in Hawaii Kai. Their “float” won third place.
STARADVERTISER / MARCH 6, 1966
Arcadia, a retirement residence in Makiki, was developed by Central Union Church at a cost of $7.4 million.
The 12-story, 270-unit building was ready for occupancy in November 1966 and will house citizens
over 61 years old. It includes a 22-bed infirmary with examination and treatment facilities.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / OCTOBER 31, 1958
Kaneohe-bound cars passed through the Wilson Tunnel as the new route went into use. An estimated 500
vehicles used the tunnel during the first two hours it was opened in the Kaneohe-bound direction.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / NOVEMBER 26, 1987
Kailua Elementary School teacher Kevin Kurasaki dressed as a protesting turkey as kindergartners
enjoyed the sight while walking by with their pre-Thanksgiving meal.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / APRIL 23, 1950
Presented with a lei of flashbulbs, Murray Befeler of Photo Hawaii took office as president of the Honolulu
Press Photographers Association at a meeting aboard a Pan American Airways stratocruiser at Honolulu
Airport. Congratulating Befeler was retiring President Bob Ebert of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / JULY 23, 1959
Lawrence Teixeria of Honolulu worked on his Model T Ford touring car, one of the oldest cars on the island
though in terrible condition at the time.