The Honolulu Advertiser from Honolulu, Hawaii on November 30, 1975 · 1
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tar-3Bulletin & Advertiser Aloha! Today is Sunday, Nov.;30tl975 . a:1 nat&txw wsnx w sDiumfflnnim- Hawaii Gunmen bnrst into posh Kahala Beach home, kill dog, shoot at but miss woman before fleeing PageH-K Runaways can phone local number to let parents know they're okay , page A-7 The Nation - ; President pauses in Alaska on first leg of historic trip to Pe-. King Page A-J7 Washington Senate to tackle nomination of - John Paul Stevens to the U.S. , Supreme Court r Page A20 World Laborites ousted during elec-, tion upset in New Zealand . . PageF-6 Focus . Changing, UJS.-China relations on eve of President Ford's visit PageF-1 Editorial Japanese who settle overseas fit into no set pattern , ' , , PageF-2 Today : How to survive the month of December ,, - . Page D-l Learning to play the buying game - Page H I Money matters Island condominium overload steeped in paradox Page F8 ' Vv - ;, Sports 5 ' , 7 J UH football: Bows stun - San Jose St., 30-20 Page B-l Oregon basketball team loses . to armed forces all-star team " -, Page B-l Race car driver Graham Hill dies in plane crash Page B-l Parade Patrick Caddell: Whiz kid pollster and what America thinks Page 4 ; The Index 14 Sections, 210 Pages Arts Books s i - Classified ads Crossword puzzle s - Daar Abby Dining Out Aloha Entertainment Focus Food ' Gardening Hawaii Salutes Home Honolulu Calendar Horoscope Money Matters - .: Obituaries Pen Pals Samy Amalu Sports , - , Star Chart , ' Sylvia Porter Tides - Today , -Travel Aloha TV " " Aloha Weather " . D6 ' D8 H5 v D8 D7 Magazine D9-10 Fl-3 Dll-12 ; D3 C3 Hl-4 A2 D7 . F8-10 . - AS v a s H35 . H35 A3: Dl-12 Magazine Magazine A5 The main news, Sports and Forus sections are nroduced by The Honolulu Advertiser. Tbe Today section and Home pages are produced by tne Honolulu Star-Bulletin. Aloha Magazine ciinnlpments. are nrcnared bv the Hawaii Newspaper Agency. tday's chuckle Once van had to buv an aoDle to helo the unemoloyei: now you bare to buy an automobile. ' I .ill i in I li i 1 1 in I II I i in 11111 urn inimwi-innnii .)., iinii'L'l iiiiiii niw in r v-'v? : 111: BWi l .'.W . 'tf-'-- -vj v'r; -siak - .5, .iS!l. in iilir"-Ti1i f 11 r s:i Road damage in Kilauea volcano oy 13 n watery horror that was Halape HALAPE, Hawaii This quiet camping ground on the south coast of the Big Island yesterday morning became a nightmare for some 34 campers. Some of the Halape campers, feeling the second quake, moved closer to the ocean to get away from the. action on land. But the ocean proved to be far more dangerous; at least four towering waves swept over the campers. TIMOTHY TWIGG-SMITH, 13, who was one of six boy scouts camping there, said two waves swept over their group and he "felt like I was drowning." Timothy, a student at Hilo Intermediate School, said five of the scouts were camping at Boulder Bay, about a quarter of a mile from the Halape shelter where four adult leaders including Dr. James A. Mitchel, who was killed were camping. The sixth scout was sleep- O mm - - ifllm Tin Mir I '"'i area (top) and one of several Punaluu homes devastated by tidal wave (bottom). recalls ing in a tent near the Halape shelter. Timothy said the group was awak-ened by the first quake at about 3:30 a.m. He said they "jumped up, but it was nothing and we went back to sleep." Then at 4:30, he said, the ground started sliding and rolling. The ground was still trembling, he said, when the first wave came crahing over them. TIMOTHY SAID they saw the; wave come toward them. "It was the biggest wave I've ever seen," be said. " The boys dived back into their shelter, and the wave was over them. i Timothy was pushed back through the wall and into the bushes. "I was stuck in the bushes, with my head down and under water," he recalled. Timothy said he held his breath See SCOUT oa Page A-4 OT T O nMMQcDirns 4y ' Advertiser pnotcn by Hub" Clark and Kov Mo KAILUA-KONAi Keauhou, below Kailuo Village on Kona Coasts Hotels, homes damaged; pier and ramp damaged; boat swamped. VI Kilauea Volcano, Halemaumau area! HaN-mile-long fountaining broke out briefly three times through fissure opened by quake in aater floor, beginning at 5:32 a.m. Crater Rim Rood dosed by crocks m rood. By HUGH CLARK Advertiser Big Island Bureau HILO A giant Big Island earthquake yesterday set up a natural chain reaction unlike any in a century, leaving a Hilo surgeon dead and millions of dollars in damage. The predawn earthquake set off the chain of events that included a moderate, locally generated tsunami and a volcanic eruption in the Kilauea caldera. Government officials were still trying last night to get a grasp on the loss from the triple event, something that has not happened in Hawaii since April 2, 1868. Killed by the quake and the events that followed was Hilo surgeon James A. Mitchel, victim of a freak aftereffect of the shock. Dr. Mitchel, a scout leader, was with his charges at Halape Beach, a camping area within Hawaiian Volcanoes National Park about 12 miles southwest of Kalapana, when the beach itself sank and the ocean swept in over the group. Another man was missing from there. Nineteen of the 36 hikers in the area boy scouts and a Sierra Club group were injured and were removed by helicopter to Kilauea Military Camp, then by ambulance to Hilo Hospital. The missing man'was Michael "Mickey" Cruz, 26, of Mountain View. NO PART of the Big Island was spared by the disaster. Hilo suffered extensive damage in its downtown district. Its small fishing fleet was decimated when the 5-foot tsunami, 0r tidal wave, caused a 10-foot swell as it thundered up Wai-loa River before dawn. In Kona's Keauhou area, boats and homes were damaged. Ka'u lost its only tourist facility when the wave generated by the quake roared through the center of Punaluu Village Restaurant, gutting the $1 million facility. Five homes nearby were leveled and cars were washed inland. The worst damage was reserved for the Volcano area. There, a path of devastation was left through Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The park was essentially closed down. Halape, a beautiful remote sandy beach, literally disappeared as the entire coastline subsided. Tumbling rocks after the first earthquake, and the sudden drop after the second, injured many of the hikers in the area and killed Dr. Mitchel. HERMAN WIRZ, director of the Honolulu Observatory for Earthquake and Tsunami Information, said both of yesterday's Big Island quakes were shallow, meaning their epicenters were only 18 to 43 miles below the surface. Wirz said "deep" earthquakes may have points of energy release far down as 430' miles. PUNALUU Punaluu on the Ka'u coast: Punaluu Village Restaurant damaged; old washed away; pavilion damaged; parts destroyed at nearby Honuapo Landing. KOHAU'f--N vJl HUALALAI ""-wJkTA --MAUNA LOAx JJ YI MORE BIG ISLAND DISASTER NEWS Kilauea volcano erupts three times. Page A-3. Volcanoes park in a shambles. Page A-3. Island-generated tsunamis pose early-warning problem. Page A-3 Tsunami, a frequent Island visitor. Page A-3. Quake largest since 1868. Pages H36-37. House collapse leaves Hilo family homeless. Page H-57. More pictures. Pages A-3, H36-37. Ordinary, Wirz said, earthquakes occurring on land as yesterday's did "don't have tsunami potential." But he said a "tsunami-like action" was created yesterday by the Big Island's shaking from the earthquake. It was the tsunami that caused damage to boats in Hilo and on the Kona side. BIG ISLAND Harbormaster Dennis E. Ruthrauff said fishing charter vessels were damaged on the leeward side of the Island. The 38-foot Kaiwa sank in Keauhou Bay. Two persons suffered minor injuries when a jeep ran off the road at Hale Pohaku in the Saddle area. Koe Sakuda, 50, of Pepeekeo was hurt and his car demolished when he ran into a landslide between Pepeekeo and Honomu on the Belt Highway. Police and firemen responded rapidly to the emergency. Off-duty police officers reported to their stations after the quake even before they could be called, Deputy Chief Guy Paul said. ALTHOUGH the shorelines of the Island were hit hardest, heavy damage also was logged near Kilauea Volcano's summit. Hundreds of giant earth cracks broke up highways and obliterated ancient trails there. In Hilo, theoads were damaged, water mains broke, electric and telephone service was disrupted, and the bayfront area along with Hotel Row was evacuated for several hours. No firm estimate of damage was See QUAKE on Page A-4 Businesses damaged m downtown Hilo; homes damaged, streets eroded m other Hilo areas. KAIMU Volcanoes National Park campground at Halape: Ore dead, one missing at Halape campground. houses of pier "V

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