100 Years Ago
1913 - Pure Kaupakalua is becoming the favorite table wine of Maui because it is pure and wholesome. Ask your dealer to give you a free sample and then order a gallon.
75 Years Ago
1938 - New Year's Day was young ladies' day on Maui. All three babies born on the first day of 1939 were girls. The first two were born in Puunene Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Sam Sato and Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Jarnesky, and the third was born in Paia Hospital to Mr. and Mrs. Aloi Apo of Paia.
50 Years Ago
1963 - A Valley Isle young woman, Kathleen Ann Vorhies, St. Anthony senior and class president, has the distinction of appearing in one of the last pictures published in a national magazine of martyred President John F. Kennedy. The local miss is featured in a full-page layout in the January 1964 issue of Ingenue. The story is titled, "Yes, A Girl Can Be President," and tells of Kathleen being elected president of Girls Nation in August.
25 Years Ago
1988 - Each weekday morning, 36-year-old Al Cortez kisses his wife goodbye, leaves his Haiku home and wonders if he's going to die in the line of duty. No, Al's not a cop. He's not a soldier. He doesn't even pack a pistol. Al Cortez, you see, is a driving test examiner.
10 Years Ago
2003 - A New Year's tea gathering with students of Chado Urasenke Maui Kyokai and the Wailuku Hongwanji tea ceremony class will hold two sittings Sunday at the Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. The style of serving tea is different every year. This year, it will involve a round top/round bottom shelf to prepare the tea with a theme "In the Spirit of the Year of the Monkey."
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.