WHT at 50: New school ready and hunter sees potential for Hawaii

  • Wednesday, April 2, 1969 | Volume II, Issue XIII

Wednesday, April 2, 1969 | Volume II, Issue XIII



“New School Ready”

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When school resumes Monday, the students of Kailua and Honokohau elementary schools will find that the Easter Bunny left them with a great big Easter egg — the new Kealakehe school.

The school, although brand new, is not large enough to house the 430 students who are scheduled to attend Monday morning. Workmen are working to complete three portable classrooms and until they are complete, two classes will be held in the cafeteria.

Construction of the school was started in fall 1967 and was to have been completed in one year, but extensions had to be granted because of the local of material. The price tag tops $900,000.

“Churches, Hotels Plan Easter Rites”

By Irma Chillingworth

West Hawaii churches will host early morning Easter Sunday services with Mokuaikaua Church services conducted by the Rev. Henry Boshard getting underway at 6 a.m. At 7 a.m., Kona Baptist Mission Rev. O. W. Efurd will officiate services at the Kona Hilton.

Along with the many family Easter celebrations that will be taking place throughout West Hawaii, hotels will also be holding Easter egg hunts and other festivities for their guests’ children and children of the district. Putting on events are the Kona Hilton, Kona Inn and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. Among the planned festivities are egg hunts, costume contests, and an Easter bonnet and costume parade.


“Professional Hunter Sees Potential For Hawaii”

By Jim Langdon

What does a lifelong hunter who has stalked big game around the globe find to hold his interest in sleepy little Kona? Plenty, according to Bob Munger, world traveler and adventurer who has been tramping about our rugged mauka slopes since the first of the yar.

And two conclusions he has drawn in this past three months here are: One, that there is a tremendous potential for hunting in Hawaii; and two, that nobody is doing much anything about it.

While Kona may not have the big game of say Africa and Alaska, there still plenty of sport to be found along the mountainsides, here, especially if you like hunting with bow and arrow.

“These sheep here are quite sporty with bow and arrow,” Munger said, “and I can see where a fellow could get into real trouble with one of your big boars. These wild pigs can make for a very exciting hunting situation.”

In addition to the game here, Munger didn’t rule out the possibility of introducing other exotic animals for hunting. But, ultimately the great attraction for hunting on the island is the tremendous amount of open space available, not only to support the game, but to give the hunter plenty of elbow room as well.

“Lloyd Fujino Is Pinewood Winner”

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Lloyd Fujino of Pack 12 Kona Hongwanji Mission was the grand champion in the recent Pinewood Derby sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America Kilauea Council. Lloyd is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Yasuo Fujino of Kealakekua. Runner-up was Lester Ueda, also of Pack 12.

Weekly deals:

At Sure Save Super Markets: Fresh, air flown strawberries, two 10-ounce baskets for $0.88; asparagus, one pound for $0.49; Hormel canned hams, five pounds for $4.25; and Meadow Gold Yami Yogurt, $0.39.

At Kamigaki Store: Libby’s sweet mixed pickles, 12 ounces for $0.45; Betty Crocker buttermilk pancake mix, 28 ounces for $0.49; and Avoset whipping cream, $0.49.

At K. Taniguchi Super Markets (KTA Super Stores): One dozen large Mauna Kea eggs, $0.69; two, six-pack glass bottle Pepsi Cola for $0.89; and MD toilet tissue, two four-packs for $0.79. Mr. and Mrs. Gomes of Huihui Ranch in Kona won over $237 during a 5-minute shopping spree.

Featured films:


At Aloha Theatre: Britt Eckland and Peter Sellers star in “The Bobo;” Lino Ventura and Alain Delon in “The Land Adventure” and “Duel At Diablo” featuring James Garner and Sidney Poitier.

At Kona Theater: Benefit showing of “Gion Matsuri: sponsored by the Hawaii Church of World Messianity; “Hammerhead” featuring Vince Edwards;` and Nobuko Otowa in “Operation Negligee.” For adults only, “Campus Confidential” and “Cave Of The Living Dead.”

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