100 Years Ago
1914 - In these hard times, the plantation police are doing their best to help the county out. Through their efforts the county treasury was this week enriched by some $250 in fines and forfeited bail of some gamblers of various nationalities taken in by the police dragnet.
75 Years Ago
1939 - Tickets for Ulupalakua Day will go on sale today, according to Robert G. von Tempsky, chairman of the celebration. Rodeo plans are proceeding rapidly. The luau will be served in old Hawaiian style. The day will come to a climax late in the afternoon with the pageant of Ulupalakua, directed by Mrs. Kleber R. Miller.
50 Years Ago
1964 - Henry Kaiser's Ale Ale Kai VI, a 163-foot catamaran with a capacity of 70 passengers, is scheduled to make its home port in Lahaina on May 22 for Gray Line Motor Tours, and go into operation on June 1. Ernest Paschoal, president of Maui Gray Lines, said the twin-diesel catamaran, with electric sails, will make scheduled sightseeing tours seven days a week.
25 Years Ago
1989 - Maui Land & Pineapple Co. Inc. should be sold as a whole, Harry Weinberg told management at today's annual stockholders' meeting. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Colin Cameron, head of the family that controls the company, said the Camerons have not changed their position: The company is not for sale.
10 Years Ago
2004 - Two of Maui's best-known artists, Tadashi Sato and Keali'i Reichel, were presented with the Lei of Distinction Award, a newly established award presented by the Maui Arts & Cultural Center to recognize excellence in contributions to culture and the arts on Maui. "Sato and Reichel, as the first recipients of the award, exemplify the reasons for creating the award," said MACC Board Chairman Masaru "Pundy" Yokouchi.
* "Looking Back Through The Maui News" is a weekly feature compiled by Gail Ainsworth.