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.

1942

Liv­ing up to the fight­ing tra­di­tions of their peo­ple are the Filipino male em­ploy­ees of Pu­umaile Home who are not wait­ing to be called to the Army be­fore learn­ing the fun­da­men­tals of sol­diery.

Daily each af­ter­noon, af­ter work­ing hours, they can be seen drilling, mas­ter­ing ev­ery­thing “Com­man­der” Francisco Llamido can teach them, us­ing wooden guns they made them­selves. Llamido also is an em­ployee of Pu­umaile Home — not a vet­eran of any cam­paign with any army — but with ROTC train­ing re­ceived while at­tend­ing the Pan­gasi­nan high school in the Philip­pines.

Llamido’s “sol­diers” don’t be­long to the Hawaii Ri­fles but are in hopes of later join­ing the vol­un­teer civil­ian army corps, if the draft doesn’t get them soon.

“We thought that some­day we’ll be drafted so why not start train­ing now?” Llamido said.

1967

Hawaii County’s pop­u­la­tion stood at 61,236 as of Jan. 1, ac­cord­ing to a pop­u­la­tion re­lease made jointly by the Re­search, Plan­ning and Sta­tis­tics Of­fice of the state Depart­ment of Health and Depart­ment of Plan­ning and Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment.

This fig­ure is com­prised of 61,094 civil­ians and 143 mil­i­tary res­i­dents. There also were 2,604 vis­i­tors on the Big Is­land at the time, ac­cord­ing to the re­port.

Hilo’s pop­u­la­tion to­taled 26,251 and the rest of the county 34,985 . ...

The state’s pop­u­la­tion stood at 773,609.

1992

Af­ter a week of meet­ings, state House and Se­nate con­fer­ees re­mained far apart last night on key is­sues in the state’s sup­ple­men­tal bud­get bill. …

House Fi­nance Com­mit­tee Chair­man Joseph Souki, how­ever, later ex­pressed con­fi­dence the con­fer­ees would reach an agree­ment on the bud­get bill at least by Wed­nes­day and take up other money bills in time for the leg­isla­tive ses­sion to ad­journ as sched­uled Mon­day.

Souki ac­knowl­edged a pro­posed $74 mil­lion court­house in Hilo, for which half the fund­ing was ap­proved last year, could again be a ma­jor stum­bling block.

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