WHT at 50: Coffee schedule under fire, 3.6M gallon reservoir completed

  • Wednesday, June 18, 1969 | Volume II, Issue XXIV


“Honaunau Coffee Schedule Under Fire”


By Jim Langdon

Approximately 80 percent of the Honaunau-area families with school-aged children would prefer the regular September through May school schedule to the later, or so-called coffee schedule, which doesn’t start until Dec. 1.

That’s the conclusion, at least, of a group of Honaunau parents who have just completed a survey of their own on the issue.

Figures compiled by Herbert Rapoza, chairman of the survey committee, indicate that of the 116 questionnaires returned, 88 families favored an early schedule to 27 families for the late schedule. One family remained neutral.

The 116 families represent 265 Honaunau students. The 88 families favoring the early schedule represent 173 children, Rapoza said. All of the families signed petitions that were forwarded along with a letter of explanation to District School Superintendent Harry Chuck.

The letter concludes with the request from the parents that the 1969-70 Honaunau school term begin “as soon as possible, but not later than October 1, 1969.” Chuck when contacted by West Hawaii Today said he was to bring up the matter at the Board of Education’s next meeting this week in Honolulu.

“McCoy issue delayed”

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Due to the lack of a quorum at the state Land Use Commission meeting held at Kealakehe School last Saturday, the action on a request by Dr. Kid McCoy to rezone 146 acres from agricultural to urban near Captain Cook was delayed.

Only six commissioners were present at the meeting.

McCoy, who is associated with Zuckerman Building CO. of Santa Monica, Calif., plans to construct townhouses and apartments on the land in question. The 146 acres is in two parcels located between the Belt Road and middle road to Kealakekua Bay at the southern end of the Captain Cook urban area.

At a previous meeting, commissioners decided the county should express an opinion on the petition before they took action on the request.


“New Reservoir”

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A get-together was held last Saturday for the workers and friends of Palani Ranch to celebrate the completion of a new reservoir. Covering over an acre, the reservoir holds about 3.6 million gallons of water. It was built by ranch employees at a cost of $75,000.

“Kona Lions Report Progress In Collection of Eye Glasses”

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The Kona Lions Club collected and sent to the Hawaii Lions Eye Foundation in Honolulu 212 pairs of used glasses and 336 pairs of lenses only. These will be sent to poverty afflicted countries.

A total of 82 projects have been completed by the club in 1969 under the leadership of Norman Sakata. Some of the projects included weekly hospital visitations with the Sunday newspapers, the 19th annual Kona Lions District Fair; basketball and more. The Lions put in a total of 8,683 man hours to accomplish their projects that benefited 18.179 persons at a cost of $41,414.22.

V Weekly deals:

At KTA Super Stores: Hills Bros. coffee, three pounds for $1.89; Ghirardeli Instant Chocolate, two pounds for $0.59; and Hormel SPAM, two 12-ounce cans for $0.99.

At Sure Save Super Markets: Mauna Kea brand fresh island chicken, $0.29 per pound; chuck roast, $0.53 per pound; and fresh New Zealand apples, three pounds for $0.79.

N Featured films:


At Kona Theatre: “Cop Out,” “Uptight” and “The Grand Journey.” For adults only, “Alice in Acidland” and “The Embalmer.”

Aloha Theatre did not advertise this week in 1969.

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