Honolulu Star-Bulletin from Honolulu, Hawaii on July 5, 1981 · 5
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Honolulu Star-Bulletin from Honolulu, Hawaii · 5

Honolulu, Hawaii
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Sunday, July 5, 1981
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Hawaii Repclt July5.iyitf-3 The Sunday Star-Bulletin 4 Advertiser , 1901 by Honolulu Advertiser, Inc. All rights reserved. Prepared by the a. o The Honolulu Advertiser Lifeguards not there when -needed: Advertiser's birthday cake ready for you It takes a steady hand and eye to do a precision cake-decorating job, and yesterday master baker Irwin Kahakui's were among those topping off The Advertiser's giant 125th birthday cake. The proof of the cake is, of course, in the eating, and we hope to prove that 1,345 pounds of buttercake dolled up like a front page of The Advertiser can please a crowd of 8,000. You and every other cake lover you know are invited to dig into this cake today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Contemporary Arts Center on the first floor of the News Building, 605 Kapiolani Blvd. And, just in case cake isn't your kind of fun, we're supplying 5,000 balloons, putting on a slide show about the paper and having tours of the newsroom . The cake's vital statistics: 16 by 12 or 192 square feet, 1,056 eggs, 200 pounds of sugar, 160 pounds of flour, 76 quarts of milk, 56 pounds of shortening and 10 pounds of baking powder. Advertiser photo by Gregory Vamamoto L- '. Beachgoers rescue victiir. By Curtis Lum AHvertiter Staff Writer Hundreds of people crowded Kai-lua Beach Park yesterday, but there were no lifeguards on duty to help save a man who nearly drowned. Stanley Park, 22, was in satisfactory condition last night at Castle Memorial Hospital after he received cardio-pulmonary resuscitation from an unidentified woman. No lifeguards were on duty because the two who were assigned to the beach called in sick, said Capt. Ivan Harada of the Water Safety Section of the city Department of Parks and Recreation. Harada said his section is understaffed and lacks funds, "so when somebody calls in sick we don't have anyone to fill in." Harada said the beach should have been closed and signs put up stating that no lifeguards were on duty. He said he was not sure if the notices were up but added that they probably wouldn't have discouraged people from swimming, anyway. Robert Masuda, director of Parks and Recreation, would not comment last night on any staffing or funding problems. After being informed by a reporter that the beach was unguarded, he said he would order the safety section to make every effort to provide lifeguard services today. Masuda said he is not sure hoft the arrangements would be madjiHe said the Water Safety captainr njay have to take lifeguards from aafljjtfier beach to fill the Kailua t?SKh towers. But this would mean anojhpr beach would go without lifeguard service. - He said he would conduct aajhves-tigation to see what can be dqjjs )n the future to prevent simUarjrob-lems. "I'm deeply concerned anoVfeel very badly that anyone woulAThaye gotten into such a circumstance whether the beach is open inclosed." ; :( Park, a Mainland residenf,"was pulled from shallow water about 100 yards from Kaelepulu Stream "after he was seen struggling. '. When Park was brought onto the beach, however, he was not breathing and did not have a pulse, the witness said. He said the woman rushed to Park and immmediatly began CPR. " - About a minute later, the witness said, Park had a pulse and bgan breathing on his own. The woman, described as Caucasian and about 60 years old, left the scene beforaiany-one got her name. ; Before leaving, the woman reportedly said, "All these years working on a dummy and it paid off." vr . Schutter for justice - against handguns By Tom Kaser Advertiser Staff Writer Honolulu attorney David Schutter yesterday announced he has formed a non-profit foundation that will work to ban handguns in Hawaii and help develop a criminal justice system that is more effective and accountable. The Schutter Foundation, as the organization is called, feels "it is obvious, despite the best efforts of some individuals and agencies, that the criminal justice system is not working." Therefore, the foundation is committed to these goals: To reduce through public education, "creative social action" and legislation violence and opportunities for violence. To determine what is working and what is not. This will involve monitoring and evaluating both the performance of criminal justice agencies and the philosophies and assumptions on which they are based. To propose and advocate specific ways to make Hawaii's criminal justice system work better. To provide citizens with accurate and pertinent information about crime and the criminal justice system and the functioning of the system's components. Schutter, perhaps Honolulu's best-known defense attorney, is giving $25,000 in "seed money" to establish the foundation, hire an executive director and launch a campaign to raise money from citizens. The foundation has placed a quarter-page ad in today's Sunday Star-Bulletin & Advertiser asking for contributions . Schutter said his $25,000 will allow the foundation to function for about four months. "Then it's up to the community," he added. "We're going to do as much as the people of Hawaii are willing to help us do." He estimates the foundation's annual cost will eventually run at least $100,000. Although the foundation will not be a single-issue organization, one of its main activities will be to lobby for a ban on handguns in Hawaii. A foundation position statement on handgun control points out that "the relationship between handguns and violence cannot be denied. A quarter million people are shot in the United States every year. A large number of them died . . . Handguns were used in almost half the murders and more than a quarter of the robberies in Hawaii last year. "Some people believe handguns are needed for self-protection. Vet for every burglar who is stopped by a gun, six family members are killed in accidental shootings. "Pro-gun advocates maintain that gun control won't work. But the experience of Great Britain, Japan and other nations with strict gun control laws proves otherwise. Hawaii, because of its island nature similar to Japan and Great Britain, can and must chart its own destiny among the 50 American states. "If Hawaii truly wants the nation and the world to know that it will not tolerate violence that it considers violence a growing threat to both its residents and visitors then an ideal way to demonstrate that intent is to be the first state in the nation to legally curb the prolif eration of handguns." The foundation also will sponsor a legislative symposium in December to provide lawmakers with a wider perspective on criminal justice. Local and Mainland experts will demonstrate how laws and budget decisions with the best of intentions sometimes create much larger problems than the ones they were designed to solve. Both the symposium and the plan to lobby for strict gun control have been approved by the foundation's 10-member board of directors, headed by Wayne Matsuo, an educational specialist for the University of Hawaii's Youth Development and Research Center. Before joining the center last year, he worked with both adult and juvenile offenders in the state Corrections Division for 12 years. Other members of the foundation's board are: Honolulu trial attorney Wallace Fujiyama, 55, who is also a member of the University of Hawaii Board of Regents and chairman of the Goals for Hawaii crime committee. Muliufi Hannemann, 26, special assistant to Gov. George Ariyoshi, a cum laude Harvard graduate, a 1977 Fulbright Scholar and formerly a special assistant in the U.S. Department of Interior's Office of Territories and International Affairs. Dr. Gregory Yee Mark, 33, chairman of Chaminade University's criminal justice department and a part-time professor of ethnic studies at the University of Hawaii. Ah Quon McElrath, 65, administrative assistant of ILWU Local 142, who has been active in housing, health planning and poverty programs in Hawaii for yeai&t'- Tom Naki, 37, unsuccessful at-large candidate, in last year's Office of Hawaiian Affiars election '.and a former board member of the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Program . ., Marc Oley, 36, a criminal justice planner for the state of Hawaii, instructor in criminal justice at CTiarni-nade University and former Honolulu police officer ' Julianne Puzon, 34, a researcher in Lt. Gov.TJean King's office, formerly a University of Hawaii curriculum developer in multicultural studies. The Rev. Jory Watland, 40, pastor of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Kalihi, executive director of Kokua Kalihi Valley (comprehensive family services), president of the Kalihi Palama Community Council, arid the recipient of the Allen Saunders Award for Humanitarian Service in 1980. . ; Former Honolulu Advertiser reporter Mike Keller, 38, has been appointed executive director of the foundation. In the 10 years he was with The Advertiser, Keller wrote extensively about Hawaii's criminal justice system Zand was honored by both the American Bar Associatio'tv-and the Hawaii Bar Association for his articles. ,', The Schutter Foundation has set up a temporary office in Suite 120 at Kawaiahao Plaza. According Keller, the foundation's main activities over the nest few months will be to raise money, develop strategies for gun-control lobbying, plan the December legislative symposium and organize a Board of Governors of -ffom 35 to 50 members who will advise the foundation's board of directors and be a liaison link with the community. In Kailua, the paraders march to a different (and offbeat) drummer By Walter Wright Advertiser Staff Writer There is no Fourth of July parade like the Kailua Fourth of July Parade, and here are some of the rea-. sons why: Doug Luiz' flatbed truck is smoth-' ered in mock-orange branches and palm fronds and anthuriums. On the top, Jeff Simao is blowing a conch shell and yelling, "Here come da Babooze." And there he is, on the back, the Babooze himself, Santa Claus in a red malo, hurling candy from an Easter basket. (You know how you can tell the Portuguese Santa Claus? He's the one with you got it the Easter basket.) Sitting under the Christmas tree a "Portuguese guava" bearing such fruits as garlic, sausage, pickled onions and tremocos sits Glory Caldeira, 7, and she is singing: "Pork and beans and gravy, join the Portuguese Navy! Fight, fight, fight for Portugal!" Behind the float, this Santa is PULLING nine tiny reindeer, girls on roller skates with antlers in their hair. "We were going to have somebody up in front, walking along pulling the whole thing with a rope, with a sign saying, 'Medeiros Towing Service,' but the guy didn't show up," the Ba-jooze explained. And what is a babooze? It's somebody who doesn't know hat a babooze is, you babooze! THE Babooze behind the big white beard is Tommy Eddy, and the way :his all started was that, three years ago, Henriette and Larry Valdez were having their usual big Fourth jf July party at their house on Kai-nalu Drive while the Fourth of July Parade went by. And several beers had been drunk, and Tommy said you know, the only . . . I4t ll.!- ming wrong wun mis paraae is they don't throw candy like they did when I was a kid which is why I went to the parades. "Which proves you shouldn't talk while you are drinking," says Doug Luiz, because then Tommy and Doug and Larry and Bev and Milton Samao and Jordan Medeiros and Ruthie Chatterton and Duke Caldeira and Bev Luiz and everybody else all said "LET'S HAVE A FLOAT," and that's the way things happen at the Kailua Fourth of July Parade. They won third place, too. "I'm through wrestling women,"' friendly city Councilman Frank Loo yelled from the back of a convertible reserved for dignitaries. "Watch out for feminists, Frank," someone shouted. "Throw him a firecracker," . another said. Mayor Eileen Anderson, making her last official appearance before flying off to London to see Prince Charles get married, was escorted by four tough-looking Honolulu policemen walking at each corner of her Cadillac convertible, with two hard-eyed officers right behind her in a car. U.S. Sen. Dan Inouye, getting big applause right behind the mayor, had no security at all. "Frank Fasi used to have this kind of protection right after he was first elected, but then it slacked off because I guess they thought it didn't look good," one policeman said. "We love you, Hawaii, but there's no country left," said a Life of the Land parader. Another, dressed like a high-rise building, got a lot of the boos and hisses he was looking for, but a child who apparently didn't understand waved at the building and said, "Hi." It took 33 minutes for the parade to move less than a mile, and two hours for all 3,000 marchers to strut past a crowd estimated at 15,000. Alan Conboy, a real estate appraiser who organizes the line of march, says there's an art to it. It's not just squeezing nearly two miles of parade onto a 1.3-mile route. "Number one, the horse people don't like to be last. "Number two, nobody likes to be behind the horses." The Conboy Formula for the horse problem? "We generally put a couple of floats right behind the horses. If the horses leave anything behind, its pretty well mashed down before any marchers come by." Kaleo Ahina, 10, hauled his wagon-load of cold pop down the parade route selling it for 50 cents a can. "I did this last year, too," said Kaleo. "And I've been doing it for four years," said his helper. Chip Taylor, who is 6Vi. Kaleo said he got the money to buy 132 cans of pop for 25 cents each "from my bank, First Federal." After he pays his sister Leilani and Chip $4 each for helping, Kaleo's going to use his profits "on a trip I'm taking to Washington, D C." "Patrollllllll tenHUT! Car-ryyyyyyyyyyy spears!" And the Aloha Shriner's Patrol was off and marching. The No Ka Oi Motorcycle Club, all boots and chrome and lacquer and leis and leather and dark glasses, murmuring by on their Harleys and Hondas. Rotary International's float: An HC&D concrete-mixing truck (get it. Rotary?) with a sign saying: "Cementing Brotherhood in the Worldwide Mix of Peoples and Nations." Jack Richardson, Kailua's "Mr. Parade," 39, operator of Kailua Texaco, is a kind of one-man parade himself, a sort of walking testimonial to good citizenship. He's been parade chairman, assistant chairman or co-chairman every year since 1974. Yesterday, he was overall chairman of the Kailua Fourth of July Celebration Committee, which runs the parade, the fireworks display and an arts and crafts show. "I always get a very warm feeling about it, because its a small-town parade, friendly, not professional or commercial. Most of the floats are made in a driveway or a corner lot." He's on the Windward Civilian-Military Relations Council, Castle Hospital Citizens Advisory Council, Windward Community College Advisory Council and the college's auto shop technical council. He is the immediate past president and chairman of the board of the Kailua Chamber of Commerce. He's active in Rotary, a member of the Jaycees' Senator Club and community relations chairman for the Hawaii Gasoline Dealers Association. His volunteered time and that of others like him made it possible to. stage the entire Fourth of July spectacle in Kailua for about $3,500, raised by the Kailua Chamber. Kailua's 33rd annual may be Jack Richardson's last parade. ' "My wife has been very definite about that. You see, she helps me at the station, and when I'm running around like a chicken with its head cut off, she's back there pumping gas," he said. Kids perched in the Christmas-berry trees, Dr. Jazz's Ford convertible stalled at Hauoli Street, Lions leaving the line of march to shake hands with old friends along the route. Kailua Jaycees took first for floats and for best use of theme in yester- Advertiwr oryjlo by Gregory Yamamolo It was all in the family for Hui Hololio members, but Junior doesn't look all that happy saddled up for the parade. day's Kailua Fourth of July Parade with a truck carrying children under a tissue rainbow and the sign: "At the end of our rainbow are the golden children of Hawaii." Other first place winners were: Motor Vehicle: Model A Ford Club of America. Special: Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle. I Mounted: Kaneohe Lio AikaneT t Senior Marching: Society fornhe Preservation and Encouragement of Barbershop Quartet Singiffg in America. Junior Marching: Nichiren SKbhu of America Jr. Pioneers. Bands: Canyon (CaliforniarHieh School. Most Original : Habilitat.

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