WHT at 50: Konans crusade against cancer, want more details on Kealakekua Bay conservation

  • Wednesday, April 9, 1969 | Volume II, Issue XIV

Wednesday, April 9, 1969 | Volume II, Issue XIV



“On Bay Issue: CCCA Asks More Study”

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The Captain Cook Community Association has asked for further exploration and clarifications of responsibilities before adoption of a proposal that would turn Kealakekua Bay into a Marine Conservation District.

The letter to the Department of Land and Natural Resources explains that residents are concerned with the effects of the proposed district on their lives, present and future. They want to know more about the impact the creation of such a district will have on adjacent land, including whether it will prohibit development.

“We greatly appreciate and support the programs for park and recreational facilities, for preservation of historical sites, and for conservation. And along with these programs, we feel, should go to the full compatible development of adjacent areas in South Kona,” the letter read.

“Kona Cancer Crusade Under Way”

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The 1969 Kona Cancer Crusade is now in full swing, following last Wednesday night’s kick-off meeting at the Extension Office in Kainaliu.

The American Cancer Society volunteer crusade workers will not only distribute education materials, but also health survey cards. Each volunteer will pick out five homes at random. Upon completion of the questionnaires, persons are asked to return it to the volunteer in a sealed envelope or it may be mailed to the American Cancer Society in Kona or Hilo.

The American Cancer Society is the nation’s largest voluntary health agency and the Kona volunteers will join some two million volunteers throughout the nation in April to carry on the annual crusade, which is two-fold — education and fundraising.

“Merry [sic] Monarch Festival Begins Today in Hilo”

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The sixth annual Merry [sic] Monarch Festival begins today at 9 a.m. when Mayor Shunichi Kimura unties the maile lei at Hawaii Visitors Center in Wailoa State Park.

The festival, which honors Kind David Kalakaua, the merry [sic] monarch, will run through Sunday. This year, as in year’s past, West Hawaii will be widely represented at the celebration with many residents of Kona, Kohala and Ka’u participating in the various events.

Included in the festivities will be many contests — ukulele, slack key guitar, singing, and the Kalakaua beard contest.

Sign Of The Times

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The Kona Outdoor Circle has expressed concern over new signs and billboards popping up in the Kailua area.

Present County and State regulations allow for a 32-square-foot maximum size, but the group feels that this should be lowered in an effort to maintain the “village” atmosphere of Kailua. The Circle has made its recommendation to the County Council.


“Kawaihae Picked For Pilot Program”

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The proposed Kawaihae small-boat harbor project on the Big Island has been selected for a pilot demonstration of a new explosive technique, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the state.

Success of the demonstration could accelerate completion of the small-boat harbor by as much as four years.

The harbor was authorized by Congress in the Rivers and Harbor Act of 1965 and is included in the state’s five-year capital improvements program.

The Corps of Engineers plans to use explosive row charge excavation to construct the entrance channel and an initial berthing basin for the small-boat harbor.

Surveys and studies to conduct the excavation will begin soon with the expectation that first of two charges could be set off in about a year. The charges will involve the use of up to 100 tons of chemical explosives set off simultaneously. The Corps of Engineers has assured the governor that there will be no risk of damage to property near the area of excavation.

“Caravalho Brothers To Represent Kona In AAU Championship Rounds”

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A pair of hard-hitting brothers from Kona will be among the seven amateur boxers representing the Big Island when the State AAU Boxing Championship gets under way this weekend in Honolulu. The local boxers, both members of the Kona Catholic Youth Organization, are David and Chris Caravalho of Holualoa.

“Waimea Soldier Is Killed In Vietnam”

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A Waimea soldier became the Big Island’s fourth serviceman to be killed in action this year.

Sgt. 1st Class Edward Loo Jr., 43, was killed April 1 in South Vietnam while on a combat mission. He was a member of Co. D, 5th Cavalry, First Cavalry Division. No details were released, but the Army did state that he had been in South Vietnam for less than a month. He was sent overseas on March 6.

A member of the federalized 29th Brigade of the Hawaii National Guard, Loo was a full0time employee of the Hawaii National Guard in Honokaa. This year would have marked his 19th year in the Army.

Weekly deals:

At K. Taniguchi Super Markets (KTA Super Stores): Club Shoyu, one gallon for $1.69; three pounds of Snowdrift shortening for $0.77; and one gallon of Purex bleach for $0.49.

At Kamigaki Store: Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, six-ounce box for $0.39; Libby’s olives, 7.75-ounce can, two for $0.75; and Planter’s peanut butter, 18 ounces for $0.59.

At Sure Save Super Markets: Chef Boy-Ar-Dee Pizza Pies 10-inch with cheese, $0.69; round steak, $0.79 per pound; and Cool Whip, two one-pint containers for $0.59.

Featured films:


At Kona Theatre: Dean Martin in “The Ambushers;” Carla Fiala starring in “Lemonade Joe;” and “Anzio” featuring Robert Mitchum. For adults only, “$100 A Night” and “The Fiendish Ghouls.”

At Aloha Theatre: “The President’s Analyst” starring James Coburn; James Garner in “Hour Of The Gun;” and Marlon Brando in “The Night Of The Following Day.”

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