This day in history
Although Sen. W.H. Hill resigned as Big Island director of civilian defense, he is still officer in charge of civilian affairs for the military government.
This was clarified Saturday by local military authorities who explained Hill will continue in his post for the office of the military governor, although he was compelled to resign as Office of Civil Defense director under the politics ruling of territorial OCD officials.
Photo caption: KONA HILTON TAKES FORM — Kailua’s shoreline is assuming a new look at its southern end where the 190-room Kona Hilton is under construction. Construction of the seven-story hotel, to become Kona’s second high rise, is about 75 percent complete.
Officials are eyeing Jan. 1, 1968, as an opening date. The $1.8 million hotel is being built by Myron Burns and Jackson Brothers.
They came to the Big Island from the far corners of the mainland, 800 strong, to take firm control of their lives and lose the excess baggage. They paid thousands of dollars, these doctors and sales people and engineers and entertainers, to climb poles, balance on cables and walk over hot coals . ...
On day seven of the nine-day Anthony Robbins “Mastery” personal-development seminar, this army of bright-eyed, bubbling idealists fanned out across the Big Island … clearing overgrown hibiscus at the Kehei Pua Homeless Shelter, painting and building shelves at the Hilo Food Bank and visiting elderly at Kona Coast Hospital . ...
Why? “Contributing to the community is essential to human growth and personal mastery,” said Robbins, the seminar’s founder.