Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 120
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 120

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 4, 1959
Page 120
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Island that 'Drips Food' OLD Hawaiian chief TM who said "Ka ua ia!" knew exactly what he was talking about. One look at the rice fields ol Hawaii's Kauai Island, the taro plants, the field after field of sugar cane, the 6,000 acres of pineapple, the many ranches of beef cattle, the coconut groves papaya trees, to say nothing about the waterfalls, rivers and rich valleys--and anyone would say "Ka ua ia--it' drips food!" There is a special lavish quality about Kauai, as if the gods decided to outdo each other in making this tropical isle as "dripping-food" as possible- food for the body, for the eyes, for all the senses. Lihue, with a population of 3,870, is the' main town with a combination of quiet old-plantation charm and modern hotel luxury. Near IJhue is wide and beautiful Wailua River which is navigable, and a picturesque spot for picnics, swimming fishing, sight-seeing. Mt. Waialeale, t o w e r i n g 5,170 feet, is one of the wettest spots in the world, while just 20 miles away, .the Barking Kands near Waimea is one of the driest. The Barking Sands are called such because at cer- .tain particularly dry seasons when one walks along the sand, a friction is set up that makes a slight barking sound. LEGENDS AND island lore are swept across Kauai with a lavish hand, too. Everywhere one turns, there is a mysterious tale to accompany the beauty and wealth of soil. There are the Menehurie Ditch and Aleko- ko Fish Pond which are said to have been built by menehune, the "little folk" of Hawaii. There are the Wet Caves and the Dry Caves of Kauai, both with their menehune legends. The Spouting Horn, a natural water geyser of dashing waves through lava rock along the shore, is filled with tales of a family of mo'o or large rizard- gocls. There are still some royal birthstones left on Kauai--and their story is based on fact. Royalty came to these sacred stones in ancient days for the birth of the children, in order to insure the royal status of the unborn infant. A slab of sandstone, with the bones of a dog buried underneath it, marked the place as kapu (forbidden) to all commoners. After the birth, the navel cords of the newly-born infants were wedged into a crevice in the bluff above the birthstones, and carefully covered with stones to keep away rats--for it was believed if a rat should eat the cord, the child would grow up to be a thief. THERE ARE waterfalls galore on Kauai, and picturesque harbors and mountains, each · GARAGES PATIOS » EXTRA ROOM · CEMENT WORK Coll fftc JOHN DODD co 2210 E. PAC. CST. HWY. HE 8-5375 with their particular legends · Hanale, Valley, lush in taro Plantings, is one of the most beautiful valleys in the world and Hanalei Beach, one of the most excellent bathing beaches anywhere. Then, with both lavish hands and mmd, the gods dreamed up Cr« ^ Cany ° n a miniature trand Canyon in the middle of this small island. m,'f'fh- Waimea R i V e r has cut out this gorge with its unbelievably cool colors of mmt Breen and deep blue in the morning, and friendly russets h o C O I ) P e r In ""= twilight CUSTOM MADE TRAVERSE DRAPERIES FREE LABOR Custom Tailoring "·-"· Draperies by Mr. Harold formerly of Van Dell's EXPERIENCE CALL HE 7-0794 for your FREE home estimate PRICES EFFECTIVE SUNDAY. JANUARY 4 THROUGH 9 " Sun - 9 *° 3 HEtcalf 0-2637 |_U" PRIVE SOCKET SET ! lifelime Guarantee . 15 Pieces Re;. 11.55 fs 6 95 BONDED I NEW; BRAKE SHOES TUBING GUTTER Ufnh-Mic IFtiNIKISSIO F L U I D -- BE 54FE -- All 4 Whali $995 INSTALLED FOR MOST CARS RCCKETONE MUFFLERS Li/tfim. 6garont e « $£95 INSTALLED " :29 C | ^_^_ "TAPE 1 " 1 ' | ELECTRICAL ItJTfR 'H^S^fffl jgel ±.^r^"Il''raw ··-1 " FO» MOST CARS ·v fuitt. «lc. T«h b r 9 ! 0 w. AC or DC Current rf^H j3?g ^^ii Il3AiUi^frI^Afr~^^a^ Si^T.^i^sM^r SowMoTor U fe^ ?= ,i^ \\| DIRECTJOJNAL SIGNAL KIT ^v *» ^ P^M Regardless ?*£gSn \nvM.- ? ="«. .^24" J5BlKr"-har.\ -AM M e=safc 1 3 5 - - » »**" --_'133\ jfe=i±i!3^ is^ie^i,.JL---^--*t^i-« Jlv^w L^r^feA ·rs"";^' k=m °"- d ii^|6^\^ SPRAYIT 400 ///l/£l^ srnATmc [·R In ///,://.:t-J oinnr. 'Hlf LU /11' ·!* "°T A ^H -'f '/ *7S£ WIRATOI! ··'«i, % / i/' "35 IG - ""·« ^Hr* S 'FSH'sr STMDTM I Jfl 'ffi'·rf'p'BrHB TM^NS MUfeaa. y · They protect your leal 7.60x15 «.00I5 *».20il5«

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