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TIIE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 1922
The Hele Loas
Hanapepe is looked upon by the
Hele Loas as a most attarctive out
ing, a real hike and one of tran
scendent beauty and interest. So
there was a full turn out for it
last Saturday morning, numbering
finally some thirty odd enthusiastic
In the Old Ladles Row.
Some few were detained however,
to converse with the internal reven
ue men in the matter of federal in
come taxes and could Join the ex
pedition only later in the day and
must perforce take their place in
the "old ladies row' at the rear.
Among them was the leader, Mr.
Lydgate. ro he delegated his author
ity to Judge Dickey, and his son,
A Shower Stalls the Cars.
It was a lovely day, with clear
skies and light fleecy clouds yet
just as they got to the nearest grade
on the road before it dips down in
to the valley, a shary shower of
rain so vicious and so wet, that it
loft the road temporarily impossi
ble the cars skidded as though
climbing a greased pole.
There was nothing for it but de
bark and take to hiking, though it
ridded a long pull to a hike that
was long and hard enough without
that addition. There was no more
rain nnd the road soon dried up,
so that later cars found go difficul
ty in making the full distance into
A Leisurely Time In the Old Ladies
Meantimet the old ladies row was
reinforced until it became quite a
colony. They amused themselves in
a leisurely way, walking along the
big ditch overlooking the valley be
low with a fresh panorama of great
beauty at every turn. Some took
pictures, some took off their shoes
and stockings and dangled their
feet In the clear, cold current as it
sped by. Some watched the tropic
birds flying to and fro among the
cliffs opposite and some studied the
beautiful checkerboard patterns in
the rice and taro patches below.
The first mile or so was mostly
down hill. After crossing the river
the real hiking began, a stiff up
grade for about half a mile. Then
we started on the flume. We had
all heard so much about walking on
a flume and Indeed many of us
felt Bome triplditfon about it, but
after that pull up-hill, we were all
glad to walk on the level, even tho'
it were on a foot-wide plank.
On and on, the trail led, some
times up hill, some times down,
some times along the flume and
some time's along the cool fern bor
dered ditch. Once, or twice, we even
went up steep narrow steps.
At every turn a fresh picture
greeted us. We looked down on the
tops of lofty kukui trees set in
natural ampitheater and in the dis
tance majestic mountains towering
one behind the other. Then, there
was the river winding in and out
its rocky course with deep-shaded
pools here and there and miniature
falls threading their way down the
After three hours we reached the
falls, which are undoubtedly the
highest on Kauai. They are very
narrow at the top of the cliff, but
spread out like a lovely, misty brid
al veil as they fall to the pool some
300 feet below.
Here tho forty divided. There were
those who wanted to swim right
away, and who lost no time. Then
there were those who thought more
of satisfying the inner man and so
postponed tholr swimming until af
ter lunch, when came one of the
treats of the day, swimming in the
ditch. Even those who had been in
earlier, were lured in again.
All who did not care to swim in
the ditch started walking back,
resting and enjoying the ' scenery on
the way, as well as refreshing them
selves with guavas and oranges as
they had on tho way up. Indeed they
loafod along so nuccossfully that
most of the swimming party caught
up with them on the home stretch.
Just as wo noared the last hill
we gave a shout of joy. The roads
had dried considerably and due to
the foresight of Mr. LydgHte, the
cars had been brought up about a
half mile nearer ua. It is said .that
the last half mile is the longest.
This time we were fortunate enough
to have it eliminated entirefy.
After each trip we say "This is
the best trip of all," but this time
we say it with even more emphasis.
For hiking and good scenery, it is
hard to beat but if we are to Judge
by past experiences. Mr. Lydgate
always has something better in
store for us.
The Hikers Straggle Back.
It was about 4 o'clock in the af
ternoon before tho first detachment
of the hikers got back and they
proved to be two "tenderfeet" maid
ens, literally, who got enough long
before they got there.
The next detachment turned up
about B o'clock, but they were real
"get-there's" who had made it easily
and still had a lot of "go" left in
The balance kept stringing along
until it was 6 o'clock before the last
lame contingent, rounded up by Judge
They were admittedly tired some
were frankly "all in" but were happy
and most enthusiastic about the per
fectly wonderful day they had had.
On the Beach at Hanapepe.
A hurried flight brought them in
a few minutes to the Hanapepe
beach where the leader had picked
out a nice, secluded, grassy spot,
and in the gathering darkness a fire
was quickly made, the various sec
tions of the commissariat committee
fell into place, and everyone not
otherwise assigned, was hustled out
to gather up wood for the evening
bonfire, with Percy as bonfire mas
ter. They Were all There.
Yielding to the insistent pressure
of a ravenous impatient crowd, the
head cook allowed the rice to go
out when he knew it was wasn't
h;;lf done but he did it in self-defence,
they would have mobbed him
if he hadn't and anyway they ate
it without demur. Fried bacon, cof
fee, potato salad, bread and butter
and jam etc., completed the bill of
fare; and all disappeared like a
light snow in spring.
About the Bonfire.
Meantime, the bonfire had been
started and was blazing up in full
reaches of ruddy flame and about
it the crowd reclined in a circle
on the grass, a picture of content
ment and freedom. But only for a
few minutes! Those who had been
the worst done-out before supper
suddenly revived- and were now as
spry as kittens and had to work off
their new found energy with ath
letic stunts and games. Then there
was singing solos by Mrs. Rogers,
the Hele Loa prima dona; and gen
eral singing by the crowd.
Then came recitations and imper
sonations and finally, old Hawaiian
The Reluctant Break-up.
And before they knew, all too soon,
it was time to go home. Some of
the girls said, "Oh, why can't we
stay here all night, it won't be cold
and we can keep the fire burning!"
But older heads knew better. Re
luctantly they gathered up their
traps and started for home, which
they reached just as the movies
were closing, a weary but happy and
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Hea rts of Big, A udience
A record crowd, with every scat
tajten. was cartured by the Love
Pirates of Hawaii at the Tip Top
Theater last Saturday night, in
Llhue. The brave, bold pirates vic
iously chased dull care helter skelter
all around the stage. Early in the
evening they captured the entire
attention of every person in the
house. And they never once releas
ed it until the strains of Aloha Oe
brought everyone to his feet at the
end of the performance.
Who was the heroine? What is the
name of the hero of the perform
ance.? Search me! As near as any
one could tell, everybody in the
caste was a star or starette. But if
it were necessary to name the bright
est of the constellation, Elaine Ma
hikoa, Catherine Fernandes, George
Kuboke and Edward" Peller wouid
p.obably head the list.
The performance started with as
fnir a bunch of Hawaiian maidens
as one could hope to see singing a
beautiful chorus. They were soon
interrupted, pleasantly it is true, by
Catherine Fernandes ,the Dorothy
Dear of the caste. Dorothy was the
daughter of a plantation manager
and in a Honolulu boarding school
for girls, she was having a rather
dull time. -She simply couldn't un
derstand how the Hawaiian maid
ens could spend so much time sing
ing their songs, beautiful as they
were. But a musical explanation of
the word Aloha brought her to the
Elaine Mahikoa as Miss Primer,
the principal of the boarding Rchool,
acted her part perfectly. How such
a good looking person could make
herself look so prim, so ancient and
so old maidish, will always remain
a mystery. But she did it, that is
What Hoi Pirates.
Miss Primer stumbled onto a note
that Billy Wood, a lieutentant of
the U. S. Cruiser Tennessee, a part
admirably acted by, Edward Peiler,
had written Dorothy Dear, saying
that he would visit the school with
a few of his associates in the dis
guise of pirates. Miss Primer had
no sooner got through reading the
little epistle when a gang of real
pirates appeared on the scene. She,
believing them to be the boys from
the cruiser, bluffed them by wild
tales of hidden machine guns she
had trained on them into going into
the kitchen serving as cooks.
George Kuboke, as the pirate
chief, was a hard boiled, raring,
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tearing buccaneer. Smitten with love
at first sight for the Miss Primer,
he tamed down and his sad lament
and the snd lament of his bandsmen
worded in the song, "We were
crooks, now we're cooks," was sad
When Billy Wood did come in his
pirate disguise, he was captured
by the real pirates and bound. But
Dorothy Dear couldn't stand to see
her Billy in any such predicament
and when no one was looking she
turned him loose. Of course tho
news of this was soon carried to
Fickle School Ma'ms.
By this time the hsrd heart of
the pirate chief, Kuboke was simp
ly pittypatting so that he couldn't
stand it any longer. He hounded the
footsteps of Miss Primer telling her
of his ardent love in such a realistic
fashion that the icicles began . to
melt from her own refrigerated
hjart. And when the chief, in ig
norance of the fact that the cap
tured pseudo pirate had escape-.!
ind a real pirate of his band had
been bound in his place, told her
that she held him as much a cap
tive as he held the man in the fet
ters, her capriciousness ran wild.
She led tho poor pirate a lite that
was terrible to behold.
The plot progresses. The escap
ed Billy conies back with a band of
marines ,and tells the pirate chief
that he and his gang are captives.
"Cut all ends well when Miss Prim
er, now a real coy, kittenish spin
ster intercedes for them and gets
them a pardon.
Helen Morgan as Lehua, Daisy
Contrades as Lilinoe, Eileen Scharch
as Kaiulanl, Daisy Chang as Maile,
and John Ferriera, Fred Santos, Ja
cob Maka and Bobbie Auna as
leading pirates also helped greatly
in making the play a success. But
then, so did all the girls of the
chorus and all the other pirates.
Every lad and lassie in the play
"done themselves noble" as a poet
Prof. F. J. Dollinger and Mrs.
Alma Rogers directed the play, ar
ranged the costumes, etc. The good
work done by the children tells
how well they did their work. That
play represented a 'lot of hard work,
intelligently and skilfully directed.
Mrs. William Hobby at the piano
did her full part In making the pir
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