WHT at 50: Good waves, Hawaii on horseback and Vietnam claims another soldier

  • Wednesday, May 14, 1969 | Volume II, Issue XIV

Wednesday, May 14, 1969 | Volume II, Issue XIV



“David Bray Rides To Kona Open Surf Meet Win; Good Waves Market Event”

By Jim Langdon

Good waves, good weather and a fine field of competition marked the Kona Open Surf Meet, the first islandwide open surfing contest ever held in Kona, this past weekend at Banyans surf spot.

While surfing is about as Hawaiian as papaya pie, Kona’s placid waters have not exactly been the rage for island surfers. But all that may change following the successful meet in which 42 surfers from around the island, Oahu and Maui competed for top honors in three divisions.

“Hawaii-Horseback” Is Saturday”

By Irma Chillingworth

“Old Hawaii on Horseback,” a pageant reliving the history of Hawaii from the arrival of Captain Cook to today, will be presented Saturday by Mrs. Anna Perry-Fiske in Waimea.

The event, a benefit for the Hawaii Heart Association, depicts the history of the area as it relates to horses. It recreates the arrival of the first mare and colt, a gift from Capt. Richard Cleveland to Kamehameha I. It will also portray the arrival of early missionaries, and the bringing of the first cattle to Hawaii in 1793 by Cleveland.

More than 100 participants will be assisted by ranch hands from Parker Ranch. Grand marshal will be Richard Smart, current owner of Parker Ranch and a direct descent of the founder of Parker Ranch, John Palmer Parker.


“Paro Rites Are Pending”

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Funeral services are pending for Marine Pfc. Randy Charles Paro, 18. Paro suffered wounds while in Vietnam a little more than two weeks before his death. He was a member of the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, 3rd Marine Division and had been in the Marine Corps less than a year.

Paro’s death brings the death toll of Big Island servicemen killed in South Vietnam to eight this year. This is more than the total of Big Islanders who have lost their lives in war for 1967 and 1968, which was seven.

Born and raised in North Kohala, Paro was a 1968 graduate of Kohala High School.

Weekly deals:

At Kona Realty and Co.: Brand new, 8,136-square-foot, three bedroom, 1.5 bath home with garage in the Alii Kai subdivision for $31,500.

At K. Taniguchi Super Markets (KTA Super Stores): Three pounds of Crisco, $0.79; three 7-ounce cans of Libby’s corned beef, $1; and all-purpose Hawaiian flour, 5 pound sack for $0.55.

At Sure Save Super Markets: Meadow Gold sherbet, 1/2 gallon for $0.85; Duncan Hines blueberry muffin mix, two 13-ounce packages for $0.75; and Hunt’s catsup, two 14-ounce containers for $0.39.

Featured films:


At Aloha Theatre: “Great Catherine” with Peter O’Toole and Jeanne Moreau; and Richard Harris and Vanessa Redgrave in “Camelot.”

At Kona Theatre: “Swiss Family Robinson;” “Admiral Yamamoto;” and “Child’s Eyes.” For adults only, “The Nood and the Prude” and “Pistol for Ringo.”

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