100 Years Ago
1913 - Professor F. G. Krauss of the College of Hawaii, who is one of the homesteaders at Haiku, does not expect to develop his homestead entirely along the lines of pineapples as most of the settlers are doing. While he has some five acres in pines, he also has a similar area planted to corn and various kinds of leguminous crops - cow peas, soy beans, jack beans, etc.
75 Years Ago
1938 - Eddie Tam's Hawaiian troupe and entertainers will go to Molokai on Thursday to take part in the Kamehameha Day celebration there on Saturday. A pre-holiday dance will be held at Cooke Hall on Friday and on Saturday morning the Kamehameha Day parade will be held. On Saturday evening, the troupe will put on a floor show at the Hoolehua Hall.
50 Years Ago
1963 - Willard "Lanky" Matsumoto of Kahului became, effective June 1, the new district executive of the Maui County Council, Boy Scouts of America. He resigned from Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co., where he was a field department supervisor. The official announcement was made by James Ohta.
25 Years Ago
1988 - Judges spread the icing for Desiree Moana Cruz when they chose her Friday night to represent Hawaii in the Miss America pageant. The 25-year-old Miss Maui was chosen from a field of 11 contestants in the annual Miss Hawaii Scholarship Pageant.
10 Years Ago
2003 - The U.S. House unanimously voted on Tuesday to honor the late Hawaii Congresswoman Patsy Mink by approving a bill to name the Paia Post Office after Mink. "I think it is great because she was born in Paia," said Calvin Yang, Paia postmaster since 1989. Patsy Mink was born Dec. 6, 1927, in a plantation camp at Hamakuapoko. She grew up in Paia and graduated as valedictorian from the old Maui High School.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.