This day in his­tory

Hawaii Tribune Herald - - MIXED PLATE -


More Big Is­land high school stu­dents have en­listed as vol­un­teer cof­fee pick­ers to save the bumper Kona cof­fee crop, bring­ing the to­tal to 92, it was re­ported to­day.

In ad­di­tion to 20 Hilo High School stu­dents, a to­tal of 25 Ko­hala High School vol­un­teers left to­day for Kona to help har­vest the Kona cof­fee crop, which threat­ens to rot be­cause of the short­age of pick­ers.

Twenty-five Lau­pa­hoe­hoe High School stu­dents and 22 from Honokaa High have signed up and will leave Wed­nes­day for Kona.


Can chick­ens trans­mit ra­bies? The an­swer seems to be yes and no, ac­cord­ing to Big Is­land vet­eri­nar­i­ans.

Drs. Wal­lace Na­gao of Waimea and Kid McCoy of Ka­haluu agree the virus has been in­cu­bated in chick­ens in lab­o­ra­tory con­di­tions. How­ever, Dr. Les­lie Weight of the state Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture in Hilo said Thurs­day that chick­ens are not nor­mally con­sid­ered ra­bies car­ri­ers.

The rea­son the an­swer is not clear is that an un­writ­ten rule in vet­eri­nary medicine, Weight said, in­di­cates the ra­bies virus at­tacks only warm-blooded an­i­mals . ... In ex­per­i­men­tal con­di­tions with the proper high tem­per­a­ture, the dis­ease can be in­duced into the an­i­mal.


HONAUNAU — Green Party may­oral can­di­date Jack Davis apol­o­gized to Demo­cratic op­po­nent Steve Ya­mashiro for bring­ing up a decades­old con­tro­versy that Ya­mashiro was never di­rectly linked to, but the de­bate has yet to be re­solved am­i­ca­bly.

“I’m a hu­man be­ing, I make mis­takes,” Davis said dur­ing a fo­rum spon­sored by the South Kona Ed­u­ca­tional As­so­ci­a­tion.

He said, how­ever, the is­sue of whether Ya­mashiro was forced to re­sign from the Cor­po­ra­tion Coun­sel’s of­fice in 1972 — for which Davis of­fered no proof — “wasn’t a small mat­ter” and that he only wanted to fo­cus on the “char­ac­ter” is­sue. …

Ya­mashiro ac­cepted the apol­ogy, but asked that Davis clear up the is­sue by of­fer­ing proof he was in­volved in a ques­tion­able land deal.

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