This day in history
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.