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Photo: 1955 Kilauea volcano - HONOLULU ADVERTISES Wednesday, March 2, 1955....
HONOLULU ADVERTISES Wednesday, March 2, 1955. Busy Air Traffic Over Volcano Vista of Steam Clouds - V Cane Fires From Plane EDITOR'S NOTE: Advertiser staff correspondents have been at the scene of the Kapoho volcanic outbreak continuously continuously since Monday morning:. Six Honolulu staffers have augmented early coverage by Hilo Bureau Chief Ron Bennett during the day, with Gordon Morse maintaining a vigil throughout the night. Here Bennett reports on a small plane flight over the scene yesterday. i A10 it Lava bubbles " and splasbes out of cinder cone Gordon Morse at Paboa Advertiser Bureau HILO, Hawaii, Mar. 1 Vigor left the Kilauea east rift eruption eruption near Pahoa around noon today. Gaunt, black, lifeless cinder cones smoldered where only this morning they were belching belching out orange lava. A party of us left Hilo at 1 p.m., flew down to the eruption site and circled around the area. We engaged a four-passenger four-passenger four-passenger Rayan Navion plane named the "Slo-Poke" "Slo-Poke" "Slo-Poke" owned by Walter Moniz of Hilo. Art Romaine, of the CAA, was the pilot for Jack Matsumoto, of NBC and Movietone News, and Gordon Morse and myself, of The Advertiser. ' FROM JHLO AIRPORT we saw a snow-white snow-white snow-white steam cloud, looking much like familiar pictures pictures of atom bomb explosions, hanging over the eruption site. On closer examination, we found this coming from sort of a rift Reporter's All-Night All-Night All-Night Vigil Volcano Site Warm Spot To Sleep-If Sleep-If Sleep-If You Can! By GORDON MORSE ispouted to the right of the main in two 30-foot-high 30-foot-high 30-foot-high 30-foot-high 30-foot-high fresh cinder cones. on the slopes of Puu Ho-nuula. Ho-nuula. Ho-nuula. . Lesser steam clouds rose from! various cracks in the Kilauea rift on the Kapoho side of the real active area. Several fires were burning briskly in the un-der-leaves un-der-leaves un-der-leaves un-der-leaves un-der-leaves in the canefield. Following government decree, we circled the eruption site in a left turn, going counter-clockwise. counter-clockwise. counter-clockwise. counter-clockwise. Above us flew the larger commercial and air force planes. As we deoarted we saw six army "grasshoppers" (L-19s) (L-19s) (L-19s) from Wheeler field giving a lucky few from the 25th Division a good view. THIS BUSY traffic prompted one passenger to comment: "It looks as if a control tower could set up business down here." As our small plane circled at the 1,500-foot 1,500-foot 1,500-foot elevation, the sulphurous sulphurous fumes wafted in, and directly over the smoldering, still-warm still-warm still-warm area, we hit sharp air pockets. J- J- Red Cross volunteer workers brew coffee over hot clinkers 4 V William Kelupio and Frank at Pahoa while lava v. Gordon Mors Baptiste of Olaa Plantation

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  1. The Honolulu Advertiser,
  2. 02 Mar 1955, Wed,
  3. Page 10

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