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.

1942

Stu­dents at the Hawaii Vo­ca­tional School have their own med­i­cal in­surance pro­gram — one they “cooked up” them­selves.

Each of the 168 stu­dents con­trib­uted 25 cents a year to the fund, which is used to pay first-aid ex­penses of youths in­jured while at school. Ben­e­fit pay­ments are al­lowed for two ac­ci­dents a year, and no more than $5 will be paid for a sin­gle ac­ci­dent.

The money is kept in a spe­cial ac­count in the school of­fice and is drawn upon by the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee of the stu­dent body with the con­sent of Eu­gene Jor­dan, prin­ci­pal. The in­surance plan, the first of its kind in the ter­ri­tory, was con­ceived by Roy Mento, stu­dent body pres­i­dent, and the ex­ec­u­tive and safety com­mit­tees of the stu­dent body.

Al­though safety prac­tices are stressed in teach­ing at the school and all ma­chines are equipped with mod­ern safety fea­tures, ac­ci­dents hap­pen now and then.

To re­ceive money from the fund, the stu­dent must be treated by a li­censed physi­cian of their choice. If the de­sired physi­cian is not avail­able, a gov­ern­ment physi­cian or other avail­able doc­tor is called.

1967

The state’s first Trop­i­cal Fruit Pro­cess­ing Con­fer­ence opens Thurs­day at the Orchid Is­land Ho­tel with Gov. John A. Burns sched­uled to de­liver the open­ing re­marks.

The con­fer­ence opens three days of ac­tiv­ity at the Orchid Is­land. The two-day Hawaii Pa­paya In­dus­try As­so­ci­a­tion meet­ing opens at 9:30 a.m. Fri­day. The fruit pro­cess­ing con­fer­ence will probe the present state of the in­dus­try, ex­plore change, as­sess tech­no­log­i­cal changes and look into mar­ket­ing pro­ce­dures. …

Four pan­els of ex­perts on the in­dus­try, changes, tech­nol­ogy and mar­ket­ing have been as­sem­bled to give in-depth treat­ment to those sub­jects.

1992

Hawaii Vol­ca­noes Na­tional Park spokes­woman Mardie Lane said a fluid pa­hoe­hoe lava flow had cov­ered three quar­ters of Moa Heiau by yes­ter­day af­ter­noon.

Word on whether lava has com­pletely blan­keted the ar­chae­o­log­i­cal site might not come un­til to­day. The heiau and other fea­tures in the area were spared for a cou­ple of days as the flow slowed but the molten rock picked up speed yes­ter­day morn­ing and in just a few hours, lava be­gan feast­ing on sev­eral sites.

“It re­ally be­gan mov­ing fast and fu­ri­ous in that area,” Lane said.

Rangers re­ported at 6 a.m. yes­ter­day that lava had com­pletely sur­rounded the heiau and started to flow over the sur­face plat­form. By 2 p.m., the flow de­voured three-quar­ters of the plat­form.

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