TERRITORIES: Something Old, Something New

Honolulu marked her re-emergence as a pleasant and peaceful subtropical crossroads last week. For the first time since the "blitz day" attack on Pearl Harbor, citizens celebrated Aloha Week, the Hawaiian equivalent of "pioneer days" as observed in the continental U.S.

Ditch diggers and bank presidents wore bright-colored Aloha shirts to work; women appeared in gay, ankle-length muu-muus,* modern models of the Mother Hubbards which early missionaries had hung on native Hawaiian girls. A big, bronzed, part-Hawaiian gas company foreman named Charles Kramer acted as Alii, or king of the celebration, attended...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!