CRIME: Prince Koke

In 1931, "Flapper's Half Acre," Honolulu's night-club and cabaret belt, was the scene of the most celebrated crime in Hawaiian history—rape of Mrs. Thalia Massie, wife of a lieutenant in the U. S. Navy, followed by the death of a Hawaiian suspected of the crime and the conviction of Mrs. Massie's mother, husband and two men for manslaughter. Last week, Flapper's Half Acre made sordid news again. A telephone call for an ambulance brought police to the sumptuous beach house of thick-jowled young Prince David Kalakaua Kawananakoa.

There they found the Prince,...

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