July 12, 2020
| Updated on July 12, 2020 at 12:02 am
STARADVERTISER / MARCH 18, 1980
There’s a Soviet tank in our midst — at Schofield Barracks, to be exact. But don’t panic, it’s on our side.
U.S. Army soldier Bob “Grechko” Donald, dressed as a Russian soldier, stands next to the Soviet T-54,
which is his baby. The tank was among those captured by the Israeli army from the Egyptians during the
1973 Yom Kippur War, Donald says.
STARADVERTISER / MARCH 5, 1948
Group-participation fishing, which was a favorite holiday sport of entire Hawaiian villages in olden days,
was sponsored by the Mormon Polynesian colony at Laie Beach. A group of visitors and locals at a
hukilau drew in a huge net.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / JULY 11, 1981
It’s a good thing fire did not break out in Kalaupapa on Molokai before the new fire engine was delivered
yesterday. The old firetruck, shown, is in sad shape. Sheriff Richard Marks managed to make the motor
turn over this week, but just barely.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / JANUARY 7, 1952
Marlee Breese, the 4-year-old daughter of Honolulu Zoo Director Paul Breese, plays with one of the four
Australian koalas that passed through Hawaii from Sydney en route to the San Diego Zoo and to parts in
a Hollywood film. The animals are the first of their kind allowed out of Australia in more than 20 years.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / OCTOBER 6, 1980
Model Dorothy Jean sported a brand-new hairdo as a result of the Honolulu Hairdressers and Cosmetologists
Association’s benefit fashion show and luncheon at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom. The
coiffure — called “Fashion” by its creator, Blanche of Maurice Damien, after a David Bowie record — was
one of a group of “Salon Expressions” offerings by various beauty salons.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / SEPTEMBER 21, 1960
Chief Signalman F.E. Kellington, who acts as chief of police, scans the harbor area from his 187-foot-high
headquarters in the Pearl Harbor Signal Tower. Any infractions result in a traffic ticket.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / JULY 1, 1962
A small Roman Catholic church in downtown Honolulu that has been serving its parishioners since 1915
is set to close its doors. Most folks have never heard of St. Agnes Church at the corner of Kawaiahao and
Kamani streets in Kakaako; the only marking that distinguishes the church from the warehouses and
other areas of business is a simple brown cross above the doorway of the corrugated metal building.