This day in history
Delegate Samuel Wilder King is in Hilo on a brief visit, accompanied by his son, Samuel P. King.
“I am here to find out how the conditions are here and to find out what I can do to help this county at Washington,” the delegate said. “While here, I plan to make a trip around the island, leaving Hilo tomorrow and coming back to Hilo Thursday.”
Among those meeting King upon his arrival in Hilo were A.T. Spalding, R.M. Lindsay, Chairman Samuel M. Spencer and R.A. Hutchison, prominent GOP leaders.
King and his son are staying at the Hilo Hotel. The delegate appeared to be in good health and in his usual jovial mood. He is planning to leave for the capital as soon as his business in the islands is completed.
University of Hawaii Hilo Campus this evening swings open its doors to the public for its open house, marking the school’s 20th anniversary.
A 7 p.m. address by former U.S. diplomat Sam P. Gillstrap will launch the evening’s program. Gillstrap, the deputy chancellor for administration at the East-West Center and the deputy assistant secretary of state for international organization, will deliver the opening remarks during the program in the UHHC cafetorium.
Gillstrap has been involved in international programs and affairs for some 30 years. He formerly was the U.S. ambassador to Malawi.
At the close of his talk, a student talent show is scheduled. The feature of the show is to be Laotian and Samoan dances by East-West Center students studying at the UHHC Campus.
The organization that will initiate a winter baseball league in Hawaii this year signed a sponsorship agreement with baseball card manufacturer the Upper Deck Co.
The Hawaiian Winter League, scheduled to start play in October with one of its four teams based in Hilo, is described as the first to feature professional minor league players from the United States and major league players from Japan. The league’s 54-game season is expected to crown its first champion in December.
Tony Loiacono, vice president for marketing for Upper Deck, said his company always is looking for new sports ventures. … He said the agreement will allow the firm to expand into Hawaii and the Pacific arena.