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Time Magazine : An invitation to license, Waikiki, 1932.
Murder in Paradise, Cont'd
Time
Time Inc., New York
Volume Number 4, 25 January1932


Hathi Trust
https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.32106017175172


Introduction


Page 13
National Affairsó(Continued)
RACES
Murder in Paradise, Cont'd


The U. S. S. Alton, high & dry on the mudflats of Hawaii's Pearl Harbor, was the prison home all last week of a nervous and overwrought woman and three calm and comforting men, all held for murder.
The prisoners: Mrs. Granville Roland Fortescue, middle-aged Washington socialite; Lieut. Thomas Hedges Massie, U. S. N., her young son-in-law, and E. J. Lord and Albert Orrin Jones, naval enlisted men.
The charge: they had kidnapped and murdered a Hawaiian named Joe Kahahawai, accused, with four others of mixed blood, of raping young Mrs. Thalia Fortescue Massie (Time, Jan. 18).
Arrested fortnight ago by the Honolulu police as they were speeding the Kahahawai corpse to Koko Head, all four had been turned over to the Navy for safe keeping.
...
Attorney General Mitchell ordered Assistant Attorney General Seth Whitley Richardson with five Government sleuths to Honolulu to investigate crime and law enforcement, make a report for the Senate.

Chief blame for race troubles in Hawaii was placed by Admiral William Veazie Pratt on the "beach boys"- half-castes hired to instruct tourists in swimming and surf-board riding.
These brown bucks, it was explained, do not understand the easy familiarity between the sexes sanctioned in the Occident.
They mistake a white woman's smiling friendliness for an invitation to license.
According to Admiral Pratt, the laxity with respect to sex crimes

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in Hawaii is due "just to the nature of things."

But not every tourist was frightened away from famed Waikiki by the clash of race and sex.
From New York last week aboard the Matson liner Mariposa sailed Miss Emily F. Wilson, 91, to spend the rest of the winter in Honolulu.




Time
Time Inc., New York
Volume Number 4, 25 January1932


Hathi Trust
https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.32106017175172





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