Wright Bowman, once a child apprentice to a Hawaiian canoe builder, polishes a nearly 40-foot racing
canoe he made from a single koa log. Bowman is about to retire from his job as Hawaiian crafts teacher at
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / AUGUST 27, 1963
Sister Peter Maris, a seventh grade teacher at Maryknoll School, and Misue Lum, a fifth grade teacher at
Lunalilo School, watch as NASA lecturer Robert Ryder explains during a presentation at the University
of Hawaii how the U.S. mooncraft Surveyor will be used for unmanned lunar exploration.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / SEPTEMBER 14, 1971
Bumper stickers that read “Car Pools Work” are beginning to appear on cars around town. Occupants of
this car practice what the sign on the bumper preaches.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / NOVEMBER 25, 1965
Here are Honolulu’s first two minibuses, designed to shuttle 30 passengers each from the Honolulu
International Center to downtown and from the Toyo Theatre to the center.
STARADVERTISER / MARCH 1, 1970
A new kind of academic freedom is being experienced by 170 biology majors in the University of
Hawaii’s Biology Program, designed to train future scientists. It offers “open-ended” laboratories that
allow students to work independently and set their own pace. Biology students, above, study in their
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / MAY 1, 1971
Barbara Carter, left, from Niu Valley Intermediate School suddenly found herself champion in the 22nd
annual State Spelling Bee when she correctly spelled affi davit to win a spell-down against June Hashizume
from Kapaa High and Intermediate School on Kauai in the last moments of the competition held at
Farrington High School’s auditorium.
STARADVERTISER / MARCH 23, 1976
Kam Wah, 76, behind the counter at Crackseed Center in Moiliili, keeps busy running the 25-year-old
store across the street from the Varsity Theater. The store is a family-run operation that has been sucessful
enough to send the four Kam children to college. “I’m not a rich man,” Kam said, “But my children
have all been able to finish school.”