This day in history
Bank of Hawaii and Bishop National Bank in Hilo announced today they will carry out the terms of the order issued by the military governor to protect the existing supply of currency in Hawaii.
Bank of Hawaii was notified by radiophone Saturday from Honolulu stating the order will take effect today. The bank has on hand payroll withdrawal certificates that must be signed by the makers of the check when the amount involved is more than $500. …
The order affects all banks and trust companies on this island, as well as throughout the territory.
Hilo’s spell of wintry weather reached a low point in temperatures with gusty rain showers yesterday, but the chill and rain were partly forgotten when islanders spotted beautiful broad blankets of snow on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa this morning.
The snow line was estimated by a Hilo weather forecaster at about 8,500 feet on Mauna Kea. Light snow was reported around the Mauna Loa Observatory at 11,150 feet. …
Hilo residents who shivered last night were really chilly — a low temperature of 59 degrees equaled the low mark for Jan. 11 set in 1959 . ...
Andrew Spalding of Hilo, a retired plantation official, told the TribuneHerald that the snow is the heaviest and lowest on the mountain in the 56 years he has lived here.
At least four people were arrested after federal agents and Big Island police swooped down on a sophisticated indoor pot farm in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates on Friday.
According to officials, up to 10,000 marijuana plants — from seedlings to mature specimens — were confiscated in the big bust.
The subterranean farm operated with grow lights in a lava tube system beneath a house in the Ka‘u subdivision. More arrests reportedly were expected.
Officers from the Drug Enforcement Administration and Kona police were still on the scene last night. DEA officials said more information about the Ka‘u bust would be released during a press conference tomorrow.