100 Years Ago
1914 - Guy Buttolph, who made an inspection of the Nahiku rubber district, reported that the plantations are in good condition, but that owing to the low price of rubber at present, the companies are not tapping. The 200 acres of roselle fruit, planted this year as an intercrop with the rubber, gives promise of yielding as heavily as last.
75 Years Ago
1939 - Rain or Shine - He is Always on Time. Every morning you can depend on the prompt arrival of the Haleakala Dairy milkman with his cargo of good health for you and your family.
50 Years Ago
1964 - Thirty business firms will be in operation at the Lahaina Shopping Center when it opens in March, 1965. So far eight tenants have signed up: Nagasako's, Ben Franklin, Ikeda's, Narimatsu's, Craft's Drug, Nashiwa's, George Ouchi Jeweler and Mary Kay's Beauty Salon.
25 Years Ago
1989 - By December, Hawaii will have a third interisland airline, but it will be far different from Mid Pacific Air, which folded earlier in 1988. Discovery Airlines plans to use only major airports. Initially these will be Honolulu, Kahului and Lihue.
10 Years Ago
2004 - Anxious Mauians began stocking up on rice and toilet paper on Friday, but island retailers said it wasn't really necessary despite a tug and barge strike. Rice and toilet paper are the items that old-timers who have experienced lengthy maritime strikes are most nervous about, although there hasn't been a strike long enough to seriously interrupt imports for decades.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.