Looking Back Through The Maui News

100 Years Ago

1917 — The news that all American steamers on the Pacific over 2,000 tons are to be drafted into the service of the United States for transport purposes on the Atlantic brings the shipping problem squarely up to us. Nothing is yet said about our sugar shipments. It is assumed that these will be provided for in some way, but in the meantime the Islands will be decidedly on the “anxious seat.”

75 Years Ago

1942 — Maui volunteers of the Wailuku Battalion last Sunday took a specially prepared oath in ceremonies at the Wailuku ballpark. The volunteers may be called into federal service whenever the military governor finds that invasion or other emergency is imminent.

50 Years Ago

1967 — Supervisors Wilfred (Sonny) Tavares and Marco Meyer took Police Chief Jean Lane to task for his stand against allowing provision of drag racing facilities. The two contended that drag racing is a form of recreation.

25 Years Ago

1992 — U. S. Sen. Daniel Inouye announced Thursday that he had secured an additional $4 million for a new highway linking Kihei with the Upcountry region on Maui. A specific route for the long-discussed road has not been decided.

10 Years Ago

2007 — Agricultural pest specialists have discovered the nettle caterpillar spread across the Haiku area, from the vicinity of the old Baldwin estate on the west end of Haiku Road to Ulumalu. But there is a concern that the infestation on Maui that was first reported in July is not restricted to Haiku.

* “Looking Back Through The Maui News” is a weekly feature compiled by Jill Engledow.