This day in his­tory

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - MIXED PLATE - This Day in His­tory is com­piled by Bran­don Halea­mau for the Tri­buneHer­ald us­ing news­pa­per archives. When­ever pos­si­ble, the news ac­counts pro­vided in this col­umn were taken ver­ba­tim from the news­pa­per.


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.

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