This day in history
To discuss final steps for disbanding the club, the Society of Americans of Japanese Ancestry will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Board of Supervisors assembly room in the County Building.
The report on disbanding will be submitted by a committee led by Deputy County Attorney Tom Okino.
••• The Hilo Elks Lodge will celebrate the payment of the mortgage on its clubhouse on Kinoole Street with a “burning” ceremony Sunday afternoon at the clubhouse, it was announced today by P.H. Bayly, secretary.
The building was erected 13 years ago by the lodge and it was only recently that the mortgage was paid up. To celebrate the event, the lodge invited E.J. Galusha, district deputy of the Elks; J. Roger MacGuigan, exalted ruler of the Honolulu Elks; and Mark Huckenstein, also of the Honolulu lodge.
The celebration will begin with a luncheon Sunday attended by 100 members and their wives. Dancing will follow with the Police Glee Club furnishing the music.
Papaya shippers have benefited from the start of United Airlines cargo service in mid-October. …
Andy Hayashi, manager of Mr. Papaya Co-op, said, “We’re optimistic, but we also realize we need more promotion of papaya on the mainland.”
More than 600,000 pounds of papaya is sent to the mainland each month from the Big Island and George Aoki, cooperative extension service agent, estimated that some 7 million to 8 million pounds of papaya will be exported this coming year.
This, however, is far below the more than 14 million pounds predicted by L.E. Perry, United Pacific-Orient manager, in October. He said that by December, each of United’s four weekly cargo flights would be carrying 100,000 pounds of papaya.
This would indicate an almost immediate boom within the industry of nearly 50 percent on mainland deliveries.
Hayashi and Aoki were quick to point out the capability of producers in Hawaii to reach the total at this time is impossible. At the same time, however, the industry has benefited economically from direct flights in the elimination of the Honolulu transfer and trans-shipment costs, between 2 to 3 cents per pound, according to Hayashi. …
October shipping totals, reported by Stanley Randolph, United Airlines’ Hilo manager, were 388,140 pounds outgoing and 230,830 pounds incoming.
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