This day in his­tory

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

1942

Dis­trict head­quar­ters said to­day it had no in­for­ma­tion about an “Ama­zon bri­gade” that an “uniden­ti­fied group of Hilo so­cialites” were re­ported in Honolulu yes­ter­day to be want­ing to form to re­place men on rou­tine guard duty or pa­trolling vi­tal de­fense spots who are more needed else­where.

Col. P.M. Smoot, ad­ju­tant general of Hawaii and head of the Hawaii Ter­ri­to­rial guard, an­nounced he re­ceived a let­ter from a group ask­ing au­thor­ity to form a bri­gade. The women, he said, are out­door lassies who are skilled in many sports and are ea­ger for fur­ther in­struc­tion in the han­dling of weapons.

They asked Smoot’s aid in form­ing the “wahine” bat­tal­ion. Smoot was re­ported to have re­ferred the mat­ter to the Army of­fi­cer in charge of oper­a­tions on Hawaii is­land.

1967

The Big Is­land would be the ma­jor trans-Pa­cific ter­mi­nal for jet flights in the fu­ture with three, per­haps four, huge air­ports con­nected by a high­speed free­way sys­tem.

Each air­port will be cir­cu­lar and large enough to han­dle any type of air­craft that might be de­vel­oped. Con­ven­tion fa­cil­i­ties should be lo­cated near the air­ports, and ho­tels should be pri­mar­ily for con­ven­tion use and not for the vis­i­tor who comes on his own.

The above pre­dic­tions and sug­ges­tions were made yes­ter­day in Honolulu by Austin N. Stan­ton, pres­i­dent and board chair­man of Varo Inc., an elec­tron­ics re­search com­pany in Gar­land, Texas.

Stan­ton said the pas­sen­ger vol­ume of fu­ture air traf­fic to Hawaii would be so great, in com­par­i­son to to­day’s fig­ures, that no one air­port would be able to han­dle the load. Three or four air­ports, op­er­ated as a sin­gle unit, will have to be planned, he said.

1992

The state Board of Land and Nat­u­ral Re­sources granted a group of de­vel­op­ers per­mis­sion to en­ter state lands to do a study for a pro­posed sub­di­vi­sion near Waio­hinu in Ka‘u.

South Point Coun­try Club Part­ners, led by Big Is­land de­vel­oper Eu­gene Mc­Cain, wants to de­velop more than 200 1-acre house­lots on a 779-acre par­cel of land near the Dis­cov­ery Har­bour sub­di­vi­sion and golf course.

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