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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:09 pm 
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I found this fun Society story about Eve's (Mrs. Anderson) parents, Jimmy and Eva Glover, hosting a cocktail party in August 1938 at Pahonu!

Notes: Mrs. O.E. Wall is Eve's grandmother and Ed Grossman is her uncle. Eve's mother was "Eva" but the reporter calls her mother "Eve" so I assume she also went by "Eve".

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:41 pm 
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This is proof that modern journalism has truly degenerated. My local newspaper NEVER covers the important details of what the well-to-do wore at their soirees.

But seriously, thanks for sharing that. As I read the article I was watching the episode "Murder by Night" which was set in the year 1941. A funny coincidence.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:47 pm 
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Higgins would have been proud..........Guests included a Baroness, a Judge and those with nickname like Rusty, Bucky, Red, Patu and the ever elegant, Ole Lady.........


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 3:15 pm 
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Great find RG!
This article is so descriptive that you can picture these people walking around Pahonu having a grand old time.
It reminds me a bit of The Case of the Red Faced Thespian....minus the murder...and of course Sir Fearing Pangborn...just a grand old garden party from back in the day. I wonder if Jimmy had problems with mongeese too...I mean mongoose. :magnum: :higgins: :roll:
I agree with Steve....Higgins would've been very proud....I wonder if there was even a Punky in the crowd. :higgins:
Well done RG!!!


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:53 pm 
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I've been researching how Eve's grandmother, Mrs. O.E. Wall (Julia), acquired the land for Pahonu and came up with the following news articles which piece everything together.

There was to be an auction for some Waimanalo lots being sold by the Territory of Hawaii, but a woman claimed some of the land was hers...

Star-Bulletin, May 2, 1930
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While a decision was being made on the disputed parcel Mrs. Wall acquired two other parcels through direct purchases...

Honolulu Advertiser, May 6, 1930
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Honolulu Advertiser, May 7, 1930
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The Territorial Land Board eventually sides with Mrs. Wall over the disputed parcel so the auction proceeds...

Honolulu Advertiser, July 9, 1930
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And the rest is Pahonu history!

Honolulu Advertiser, August 21, 1930
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 2:37 am 
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Brilliant RG!
This deal sounds similar to the Shriner's property where multiple properties were pieced together. Pahonu took a fraction of the time to complete and that was probably because of Mrs. Wall's wealth.
I used an inflation calculator to see what $60,000 in 1930 would be worth in 2017 and it states $60,000 has the purchasing power of roughly $845,208 in 2017.......a steal of a deal in my books.


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So did Miss Kumagai receive any money on the sale?


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Steve wrote:
So did Miss Kumagai receive any money on the sale?

Hi Steve!

You can't tell by the brief article I posted, but there was a lot more to the story. So long story short, Miss Kumagai said she would be happy with a different piece of beachfront land in exchange, so the Territory (the government) gave her a piece of land "in that section with a frontage of 60 feet of sea beach" toward Makapu'u, which she was apparently happy with.

So I guess it was a win-win-win...Mrs. Wall got the land she wanted, Miss Kumagai got title to a different piece of beachfront property for her fishing business, and of course the government got money from Mrs. Wall for the sale of the land plus future taxes from both Mrs. Wall and Miss Kumagai. $$$$$

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So, moving along with some more Pahonu history, here are a few short mentions in the newspapers after Mrs. Wall acquired the land... (sorry if this is boring to some but I just love any little tidbit about Pahonu! :D )

Star-Bulletin, December 1, 1930
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Star-Bulletin, December 27, 1930
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Honolulu Advertiser, February 8, 1931
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Remember a few months ago we posted a map that showed the road going through Mrs. Wall's property...here is a blurb about approval to move Kalanianaole Highway...


Honolulu Advertiser, April 21, 1931
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Star-Bulletin, May 30, 1931
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Rembrandt's Girl wrote:
Steve wrote:
So did Miss Kumagai receive any money on the sale?

Hi Steve!

You can't tell by the brief article I posted, but there was a lot more to the story. So long story short, Miss Kumagai said she would be happy with a different piece of beachfront land in exchange, so the Territory (the government) gave her a piece of land "in that section with a frontage of 60 feet of sea beach" toward Makapu'u, which she was apparently happy with.

So I guess it was a win-win-win...Mrs. Wall got the land she wanted, Miss Kumagai got title to a different piece of beachfront property for her fishing business, and of course the government got money from Mrs. Wall for the sale of the land plus future taxes from both Mrs. Wall and Miss Kumagai. $$$$$


That's good, I was hoping it wasn't going to be a screw the local story. Gotta love it only cost $125,000 to build everything, even in those days I would imagine that was very reasonable


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