Wednesday, June 25 1969 | Volume II, Issue XXV
ON THE COVER
“Lease Holders Win Congresswoman’s Support”
By Jim Langdon
Kona’s Bishop Estate lease holders who are worried about losing their present home sites have received the endorsement of Rep. Patsy T. Mink in their battle for renewal of long-term leases.
Mrs. Mink’s support came in the form of a letter to Mrs. Josephine, chairwoman of the ad hoc housing committee organized recently. Mink responded to a copy of the letter sent to Bishop trustees by the committee, requesting long term leases for those families whose leases are due to expire in the near future, with an option to buy the fee title to portions of these lands.
Mrs. Mink noted she was also exploring the matter with officials in Washington, D.C., enclosing a copy of a letter she sent to William Roth, acting assistant secretary for the Mortgage Credit and Federal Housing Commissioner. The letter called the policy “discriminatory” since only areas on Hawaii could get FHA leasehold home loans and urged FHA loans be extended to help all people in Hawaii where home financing is difficult.
At mid-week, the committee had still received no response from Bishop trustees themselves.
“Cook Festival Plans Readied”
By Irma Chillingworth
Plans for the sixth annual Captain Cook Festival, scheduled to take place here July 4-6, are nearing completion.
Sponsored by the Kona Jaycees, the festival honors the man who discovered the Hawaiian Islands in January 1778, Captain James Cook, a bold English navigator. It was on his second voyage in 1779 that he landed at Kealakekua Bay and was mistaken for the Hawaiian God Lono. Not too long after his landing, he was killed in a fight on shore between his crew and a group of natives.
Dudley Williams, resident British Counsel in Honolulu, will be present for the festivities and will bring with him a plaque presented him in Honolulu recently by the Swedish American Line honor Captain Cook.
Also taking part in the event are students of Honaunau School under the direction of Iolani Lauhine performing “The Hawaii Cook Found” and as well as a performance by the U.S. Air Force Band. The Kona Mauka Trollers’ Invitational Tournament will also be held during the event, as well as a host of other festivities around Kona.
“Three Konans Charged With Rape”
A three-week criminal investigation by Kona police climaxed this week with the arrest of three Kona men on charges of rape. Arrested and charged with rape were Manuel Perez Jr., 20, of Napoopoo; Edward Diaz, 25, of Captain Cook; and Manuel Figueroa Jr., 20, of Honolulu and formerly of Kealakekua.
The three men are charged with raping a 25-year-old Kailua hotel employee on June 1. The woman told police she was picked up by three men and driven to Honokohau Road where she was assaulted.
OTHER NOTABLE HEADLINES
“Kona Girl Tops 4-H Competition”
Miss Jocelyn Medeiros of Kamalino is the owner of the 958-pound steer that was named Grand Champion in a field of 30 at the annual Hawaii Island 4-H Beef Steer Roundup and Auction held Saturday in Hilo. The Hereford steer came from Hoomau Ranch. She took home $100 U.S. Savings Bond, $50 for her trip to the state show in Honolulu and a trophy.
The Reserve Grand Champion was a steer owned by Miss Merline Kainoa of Kohala. Her 984-pound Hereford steer came from Nei Nei Ranch.
“Kona Lions Tops”
The Kona Lions Club was selected as the “Most Outstanding Club” during the recent District 50 Lions Convention held in Honolulu.
V Weekly deals:
At Kamigaki Store: Three pounds Miko franks for $1.69 and frozen strawberries, one pound for $0.53.
At KK Super Mart (Honokaa): Pine-Sol, 28-ounce bottle for $0.89 and Nestle Quik, two-pound can for $0.79.
N Featured films:
At Kona Theatre: “The Anniversary,” Barbarella,” and “Birds Do It.” For adults only, “Hot Roses of Passion” and “Free Love Confidential.”