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.


Sen. W.H. Hill re­signed his po­si­tion as di­rec­tor of the Of­fice of Civil­ian Af­fairs at the same time he re­lin­quished his post as di­rec­tor of the Of­fice of Civil­ian De­fense, he said this morn­ing.

Re­ports that Hill is re­tain­ing his OCA po­si­tion are er­ro­neous . ... Hill re­signed his civil­ian de­fense po­si­tions in or­der to cam­paign for re-elec­tion to the Se­nate.

••• Mass im­mu­niza­tion against ty­phoid and small­pox was com­pleted on the Big Is­land after 12 con­sec­u­tive weeks, it was re­ported to­day by Bernard J. McMor­row, ad­min­is­tra­tive of­fi­cer with the Board of Health.


The Hawaii Is­land Cham­ber of Com­merce asked the state to help im­prove the ap­pear­ance of the area across from the row of ho­tels on Banyan Drive in the Wa­iakea Penin­sula.

In a let­ter to James P. Ferry, chair­man, Board of Land and Nat­u­ral Re­sources, the cham­ber said tourists vis­it­ing Hilo re­marked on the area where “grass and weeds … now stand sev­eral feet high.” The area, state land, is the site of a pro­posed 18-hole, par 3 golf course.

••• The county Board of Su­per­vi­sors passed the Hous­ing Code in a spe­cial meet­ing Wed­nes­day af­ter­noon by a 4-2 vote. …

The pas­sage ended a long de­bate mostly con­cen­trated on the point that in­di­vid­ual con­sti­tu­tional rights would be in jeop­ardy by the en­force­ment of the code.


Wil­liam Re­ich, a life­long fighter for so­cial and po­lit­i­cal causes, lost his own bat­tle against can­cer Satur­day night at his home in Puna’s Nanawale Es­tate. He was 92. … Re­ich sup­ported strug­gling causes from the fledg­ling la­bor move­ment of the 1920s to the Na­tive Hawai­ian issues of the 1990s . ...

Re­ich was serv­ing as the Hawaii County Demo­cratic Party’s Puna district chair­man at the time of his death.

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