100 Years Ago
1913 - No less than 13 arrests have been made in connection with dope during the past week, and they have all been made possible through the new law that states that the use, smoking or being in the possession of opium, is an offense. The stuff that produces dreams is hard to get now-a-days, but still a large amount gets through, much to the delight of the men who crave the poppy juice.
75 Years Ago
1938 - Nine girls will receive their diplomas at Maunaolu Seminary's 76th commencement program, scheduled at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. They are Doris Todd, Lorna Jacobs, Marguerite Willett, Rose Sono, Erma Hoomalu, Ruby Hanakahi, Margaret Kuoha, Eva Char and Jane Kajiya. A feature of the program will be the presentation of the Bundy awards.
50 Years Ago
1963 - There is dancing every Friday and Saturday. The music is by Maui's famous Molina Brothers. All of this is available at Club Rodeo Steak House in Makawao.
25 Years Ago
1988 - Hawaii finally has an official bird and flower. The Pua Aloalo (native yellow hibiscus) was originally declared in 1923 and the nene (Hawaiian goose) in 1957. But, the symbols were designated only by resolution and were never officially enacted into law. The state Legislature this session corrected the oversight.
10 Years Ago
2003 - The new Wailea firefighters are ready to go. In all, there will be 33 full-time firefighters assigned to the new station, which will officially open with a blessing and ceremony on Friday. Public tours will be provided, if no emergencies arise.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.