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

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.

1967

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.

1992

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.

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