Honolulu Star-Bulletin from Honolulu, Hawaii on June 2, 1950 · 1
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Friday, June 2, 1950
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A if tf Weather Forecast Occasional light showers tonight and Saturday morning:. Mostly fair weather Saturday afternoon. Light gentfe winds. Light showers from time to time over the weekend. Last 24 hours: high 81 low 71 Evening Bulletin, Est. 1882, No. 13927 Haw aiian Star, Vol. LVI, No. 18003 FIRST PMO -v- v i. r ' ...v.iiji ""'i'is c THIS STRIKING PICTURE (Q) ii '" I ... . 2;w . ... , tm: taken about 3 this morning from a navy plane. The two long white lines composed the leaping curtain of fire out of which lava is running in rivers -r .,- u.u-HHHim wwiupi " f , -r J ' ,v Tl vr j; , , FIRE MEETS WATER to form boiling whirlpools and billowing clouds of steam. This picture, taken about 7:15 this morning, shows the main lava flow from Mauna Loa dropping into the sea about three miles below the village of Honaunau on the Big Island. Another flow entered the sea mm State OFFICIAL PROGRAM Turn to pages 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 today for the official program of the 1950 49th State Fair and for pictures, news and features of this annual event. Thotos of "Miss Hawaii" contestants appear on Page 4. See also editorial on Page 8. Today is opening day for the 1950 45th State Fair. Located on grounds along Dillingham Blvd., across from Fisher Corp. and next to Honolulu vocational fchool, the fair will continue (Traffic and parking map on Page 11.) through June 10. It is produced by the Honolulu Junior Chamber of Commerce. i. : Yesterday's NET PAID CIRCULATION J 7,007 Bssli: Audit Bureau ol Circulation Insist on knowing what your Advertising Dollar Buys. Mflf Tit tl 32 .-. v. gj-' Wv&yhx - . of Mauno Loa's southwest rift A parade will begin shortly before noon today, from Aloha Tower, and wind through downtown Honolulu and its suburbs. Gates at the grounds will open at 6 p. m. Shuttle bus service will be provided continuously during fair hours, leaving from King St. and Dillingham Blvd. Official ceremonies will start at 7 p. m. Before, at 6:15 p. m.. the first of a series of daily broadcasts will be made from the fair stage. b u tt The Royal Hawaiian band will be in concert from 7 to 8 p. m., with officials speaking between numbers. First speaker will be on the stage at 7:10 p. m. Fireworks will be set off at 8 p. m. m n a Free style shows will be given in the home economics show room at 7:45 and 8:30 p. m. The daily free stage show, featuring Lucky Luck, the mainland dance team of Steve and Sally Phillips, and the Kalima Brothers, will be on the main stage at 8:30 and 10:15 p. m. CABINET MINISTERS MEET PARIS, June 2 U.R) Cabinet ministers of 13 Marshall Plan countries met here today to plan a dollar-backed European payments union and seek ways to bring Europe's economy closer to that of the United States and Canada. TOS. MIGHTY MAM PAGES HONOLULU, TERRITORY OF HAWAII,' 1A eruption was obout a quarter mile to the right of the one shown. A third stream three quarters of a mile to the right, was still about 500 feet from the water when this photo was taken. Several houses were isolated by the branching streams of molten rock. Star-Bulletin photo. pp Tonight lilMlBaiBB Tokyo Reefs Barred From City's Parks TOKYO, June 2 (? Metropolitan police tonight barred the Communists from using two major downtown parks for tomorrow's .scheduled anti-American demonstrations. The police crackdown probably was made with the approval of Gen. Douglas 3lacArthur's headquarters. The demonstrations are intended to be a part of a "general strike" called by the Communists. Central German Police Force Proposed WASHINGTON, June 2 JP) The western powers arc considering a proposal to create a central police force of 25,000 men in western Germany. This was disclosed today by the state department, which said the proposal was advanced by Chancellor Adenauer of West Germany. The suggestion was taken up by the American-British-French foreign ministers at their London meeting early this month but no decision was reached. 17. S. Develops Atomic Shells, Warheads WASHINGTON, June 2 (P) The United States has developed atomic artillery shells and atomic warheads for guided missiles, it was learned today. News of these revolutionary weapons comes in the wake of defense Secretary Louis Johnson's report to President Truman on March 31 that this country is developing a variety of new atomic missiles which may have tactical as well as strategic significance. That means they can be used against troops in the field as well as against industrial targets. tiff I LOA BOILS 5 ,- - . ; : :-. -- ... , ; ;::.;-:: :.::- westward toward the sea. At 1 this morning one stream had reached the ocean about five miles south of Honaunau. Star-Bulletin photo by Robert B. Ebert. U. S. A., FRIDAY, JUNE INTO SEA ,1 Flow's Speed Close to 6 lies an Hour By FRAN HUBBARD Special Star-Bulletin Correspondent HAWAII NATIONAL PARK, Hawaii, T. H., June 2 (By Radiophone) Mauna Loa's eruption lava is pouring into the sea about Ifive miles south of Hookena. The vast flow from the southwest rift of the volcano started about 9:20 Thursday night. Its course to the west is north of the Alika flow of 1919. nun It began at about the 12,000 foot level. Its speed was estimated at about six miles an hour. When the lava plunged into the sea about 1 this morning vast steam clouds arose. u a u At one time a shower of volcanic cinders fell. The eruption started with a rumbling in the ground but there was little if any earthquaking. Police have set up road blocks to keep all traffic out of the area. W'here the flow entered the sea its width was not great but the speed of its movement was re markable. Ewing to Discuss Anti-Red Oath Decision of Court William H. Ewing's broadcast for Saturday night via KGMB will discuss the recent supreme court decision upholding the anti-Communist oath provision in the Taft-Hartley law. Mr. Ewing will quote five points cited by Associate Justice Jackson of the U. S. supreme court as distinguishing the Communist party of today from traditionally American political parties. a st a Star-Bulletin readers puzzled over the application of the anti- Communist oath to labor union members are advised to listen to Mr. Ewing, who will give a clear delineation of the provision. M tt tt Mr. Ewing broadcasts each Wednesday and Saturday evening over KGMB from 6:15 to 6:30. His talk is transcribed in Washington and flown to Hawaii. 850 HOMES BURN TOKYO, June 2 (U.R) A six hour fire that witnesses said "raged like a furnace" last night destroyed 850 homes in Takasu, Akita prefecture. NEWS DIRECTORY Air Lanes News Page C Amusemtnla PagM 24, 25 Armed Forces News , Page 9 Beiieve It or Not PaRe 32 Bringing Up Junior Page 18 Business News Page 27 Classified Ads Pages 28 to 31 Comics Pages 10, 2 Convention News Page 3 Crossword Puzzle , Page 32 Dorothy Dix Page 32 Editorials Page S Edson'a "In the Capital".... Page S Ewing'a "Nation's News'" Page S Fair Events Pagea 19 to 23 Fleeson'a "In Public Eye" Page 8 High School News Pages 5, 10 Hollywood Today Page 25 Homecoming Students Page 4 It Happened Last Night Page 32 Little Tales AU About Hawaii Page 32 Pen Pals Page 32 Political Roundup Page 3 Radio Programs Page 24 Rural News Page 14 Serial Story Page 32 Ship Calendar Page 27 Society News Pages 17, 18 Sports Pages 12. 13, 14 Theater Program Page 25 Tide Tables Page 27 Visitora Guide Page 10 Washington Merry-Go-Round Page Waterfront News Page 27 Weather : Page 11 Women's News Paces 17, II 5) 2, 1950 32 PAGES go By HARRY M. BLICKHAIIN Editor, Hilo Tribune-Herald, and Star Bulletin Correspondent HILO, Hawaii, June 2 (By Radio Teletype) All persons reported missing early this morning when lava moved down the slope of Mauna Loa have been located, police said shortly before noon today. Between 60 and 80 families were evacuated from the upper Hookena and Alae areas before two fingers of lava crossed the main highway early this morning. Police also evacuated families at Milolii as the third fork of the flank eruption threatened that area. Assistant Police Chief George Martin said he had received no reports that anyone was injured by the descending lava. The main flow slithered through Hookena-mauka and entered the ocean at 1:05 a. m. today. A second stream of lava split from the main flow about half a mile above the Mamalahoa highway and crossed the road between More Volcano News on Page 15 Additional stories and picture on Page 15. Pahoehoe ranch and Alae about a quarter of a mile on the kau side of the first flow. The flow from the southwest flank of Mauna Loa began at 9:04 Thursday night. Within three and a half hours it had roared down the mountain side to engulf the village of Hookena. about fiv miles south of Honaunau and the City of Refuge on the Mamalahoa highway. A few moments later it crashed over a cliff and into the sea, sending up a vast cloud of steam. At Hookena the postoffice, a small church, a filling station and five or six private homes were destroyed. Hookena is a little more than 100 miles from Hilo by the road that leads through the Kilauea and Kau sections of the island. "The flow as it crossed the road is about a quarter of a mile wide. About 4 a. m. today the lava flow divided at some distance up the mountain. A new finger speared an entirely new pathway down the slope. n o v Several carloads of people had been watching the flow at the origi nal point of interception with the highway. When it became obvious the lava TH Disaster Agency Keeping in Touch With Volcano Scene The governor's office said today the territory's new disaster relief agency is keeping in touch with the situation on Mauna Loa, but so far has not entered actively into the picture. Col. William B. Cobb is executive of the new agency. The governor said he does not plan an immediate visit to the vol cano area but mav go there next week when he makes a previously scheduled trip to the Big Island. He is scheduled to address a Hilo high school commencement June 6. REPORT FROM HILO POLICE Col. Cobb reported this morning that he had been in telephone touch with the police of the Big Island. tt a a At Hilo he was informed that so far the police and county authorities have taken care of all the evacuation cases. "No need has yet developed for action by the disaster relief agency. But we will move quickly if such a need develops," Col. Cobb told The Star-Bulletin. Local agencies, he said, appear to have the situation fully under control. a m a The governor would have to declare an emergency before Mr. Cobb's agency would move in. He sees no need for that now. tt tt tt However, Lt. Col. Philip C. Turner of the Hawaii national guard has flown to the Big Island as the disaster relief council's representative. J-v HOICK! a8'" -v THIS SKETCH MAP shows approximately what Is going on today on the southwest flank of Mauna Loa. Far up the slope of the volcano lava fountains are playing in a long curtain of fire. These fountains produce the lava rivers which are flowing westward toward the sea. One has already entered the ocean at Hookena, which hai been destroyed by the molten stone. K pniTinm smieiedl was taking a new direction slightly to the south of the cars, including the one in which this correspondent was a passenger, they sped out of there. The southerly flow, as the spectators stood by gasping, roared into the ranch house of Mrs. E. M. Ma goon at Pahoehoe ranch. Within a few minutes the house was a mass of flames. by Eruption May Last 2 Weeks On the basis of averages and past performance the present eruption of Mauna Loa should last for perhaps two weeks. This was the opinion expressed today by R. H. Finch, Hawaiian Volcano observatory volcanologist, in a radiophone conversation with The Star-Bulletin. At 10:15 this morning Mr. Finch said the flow was still going strongly. The enact time of the start of the eruption, he said, was 9:04 p. m. Thursday. This was shown on observatory seismograph records. The flowing of lava commenced at 9:30 after a quake was felt In Kona. Early lava poured for about two hours from a vent at the U,0W foot level, then shifted to a second vent at about 8,000. Awesome Colors of Volcano Fitting Subject for Artist By MORAY EPSTEIN Star-Bulletin Staff Correspondent (Passenger this morning in Hawaii National Guard Attack Bomber) If the artist, Pierre Auguste Renoir were alive today, he could find no better subject to satisfy his love for bright and vital colors than a daylight scene of the erup tion of Mauna Loa. For Mauna Loa today is the rain bow come to life. It is the sun and the moon, the blue sky, white clouds and black earth. a a tt But to see this scene of heavenly and earthly beauty mingle, he would have to pack his paints and pallette into an airplane. tt a tt He would have to fly before dawn, ascend 12,000 feet above sleeping clouds and see the first golden glow of the sun fill the horizon. tt tt tt He would see a white moon, near round, settling slowly opposite the sun. Below, white clouds fluff quietly in a westerly breeze. Above, the blue deepens in a tropical sky. tt a tt Then as his plane approaches the island of Hawaii, he would see a flat, definite pall of smoke shrouding the peak of Mauna Loa above the clouds. MOON BLOTTED OUT In the smoky atmosphere, the sky above, the clouds, the moon are blotted out. The sun becomes an egg yolk. it tt tt Over Kcalakekua bay, the first signs of the active volcano a reddish innerlining to the pall of smoke becomes visible. tt tt B What shade or shades of red vol canoes show, only a Renoir can say but the red that spews from Mauna Loa is a hue that comes only from the bowels of the earth. tt tt tt The tear in the earth is long and jagged and the red stuff that bubbles out is like the life blood pouring from a wound. a n a It runs in rivulets, in seeming trickles, down the wrinkled black-brown beast of Mauna Loa. STREAMS DISAPPEAR The flat streams disappear into PRICE CLt ON OAHTJ 3 mm Ft? A short time later it was all but engulfed by the molten lava. Near the highway the lava river reached almost half way up to the-top of a telephone pole. Within seconds the pole became a flaming cross. HEAT IS INTENSE The heat was so intense it was Turn to Page 15, Column 3 the smoke that is mingling with the. clouds below. tt tt a And under the cloud canopy, the streams run out again, ever downward to the sea. tt tt tt The sea is victor. The green sea conquers the red fire. There is a churning, bubbling and hissing as primeval forces meet. The face of the sea is streaked by the turmoil. But the red lava turns black and dies. Red Cross Flying Supplies to Volcano Victims Blankets and other emergency Red Cross supplies will be flown to eruption victims from Honolulu at 1 p. m. today. Janet Benedict, director of the home service department for the Honolulu Red Cross chapter, will go along to help supervise the relief work in cooperation with Robert Lindsey, district chairman of the Big Island chapter. Part of the supplies is expected to go to families who lost their homes in the molten lava. Unofficial reports received early this morning at Honolulu Red Cross headquarters said the homes of 15 families were wiped out in the first flow and 10 more in the second stream two miles away. The victims are being housed temporarily in a nearby school-house. Today's Baseball National League Brooklyn at St. Louis (night). New York at Cincinnati (night) Boston at Pittsburgh (night). Philadelphia at Chicago post poned, wet grounds. American League Chicago at New York. Detroit at Philadelphia, games, twilight and night. Cleveland at Boston (night). St. Louis at Washington, games, twilight and night. two two

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