Sin In Paradise

Last week Joseph M. Cummings, a Honolulu machinery dealer, ran a newspaper advertisement headlined: WHERE OUTLAW PROSTITUTES LIVE IN HONOLULU.The ad named residential areas, including Waikiki, exclusive ManulaniHeights and St. Louis Heights, and listed the number of prostitutes whohad homes in each.

Kaimuki Waikiki Post 3865 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars publicly viewed the situation with alarm. Editorialized the Honolulu Star-Bulletin: "Something must be done. . . ." The Federal Security Agency ordered a top official to the Islands to investigate.

Honolulu's red-light district is small and sad—20 frame houses straggling along alleys near a brackish river called Nuuanu Stream....

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