April 18, 2021
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STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / NOVEMBER 17, 1961
The Shirokiya Japanese department store at Ala Moana Center has debuted an enlarged toy department
featuring $150,000 to $200,000 worth of merchandise. Shirokiya, observing its 300th anniversary, has expanded
its street-level space for its toy, housewares and food departments.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / SEPTEMBER 29, 1959
Rudy Daniel — assisted by his aunt Doris De Rego, left, and mother, Betty Labuguen — leads dignitaries
and schoolchildren over a newly dedicated overpass in Nanakuli.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / JUNE 24, 1956
Several hundred guests gathered at the Hawaiian Village Hotel to join a dedication and luau in the
resort’s new convention hall. The celebration was the first in a series of luau at the Hawaiian Village.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / JANUARY 14, 1962
Tourists stop their car while the “Hertz Rent A Guide” tells them about Waikiki. The tape-recorded tour
guide, developed by Isle U-Drive, is available for $2 a day with any Hertz car rental. The portable device
delivers up to three hours of tour information.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / JUNE 2, 1949
The smokestack at the old Waimanalo Sugar Co. mill falls with a thundering crash after the company suffered
shortages of labor and equipment during World War II, then — already hobbled by a defi cit and operating
loss — could not weather a wage increase that resulted from an industrywide strike after the war.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / MAY 9, 1966
Emblems from countries around the world adorn the coat of Michael Carr, 8, which is displayed by
his sister Linda and mother, Jacquelyn Carr. The family, from San Mateo, Calif., has been seeing the
world on $5 a day.
STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVE / JULY 31, 1968
Jodo Mission of Hawaii Bishop Kyodo Fujihana, assisted by the Rev. Satoru R. Kawai, blesses the Saiho
Maru, a skiff that will be loaded with food and incense, lit with lanterns and sent out to sea to mark the
beginning of obon season, a summer-long homage to departed souls.