Lost Generations: A Boy, a School, a Princess

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University of Hawaii Press, 2006 - Biography & Autobiography - 367 pages
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In 1944, J. Arthur Rath, a part-Hawaiian boy from a broken home, entered the Kamehameha School for Boys as an eighth-grade boarder. Thus began Rath's love affair with an institution that he credits with turning his life around, with giving him and other disadvantaged children of native ancestry--Hawai'i's "lost generations"--the confidence and support necessary to make something of themselves. This is the story of that love affair. It is also the story of Rath's recent battle, together with other alumni, for the integrity of his beloved Kamehameha against the school's trustees and their organization, the powerful Bishop Estate. In a lively talk-story manner, Rath reminisces about campus life and his classmates, many of whom became lifelong friends and influential members of the Hawaiian community. Years later Rath, a successful retired businessman, would call on these same friends to hold Kamehameha's trustees accountable for their mismanagement of Bishop Estate's vast financial holdings and ultimately their failure to carry out founder Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop's mandate to educate Hawaiian children. Rath draws on his many personal ties to the school and the estate to provide surprising revelations on the trustees and the "Bishop Estate Scandal," which made headlines daily throughout the mid-1990s.
  

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Contents

Prelude
1
Only One Who Didnt Know 1 High School Reunion
5
Alumni Offer Help
8
Facts about My Father
11
Recollections
18
Homeless
20
Big Island Days
35
Chinese Connection
48
Nona Writes a Letter
195
The Integrity of the Trust
200
The Alumni Meetand March
202
Broken Trust Appears
214
Reactions
219
Margery the Attorney General
223
Bobby Harmon Loses His Job
226
Judge Yim Releases His Report
231

Brief History of Hawaii
49
Being Hawaiian
59
School That Saves Lives
64
Kamehameha Schools
75
Auntie Nona
80
ChartingaNew Direction
85
War Years on Campus
88
Hawaii Champ
125
Hawaiian Culture
131
The Lei
135
Oz Becomes a Trustee
139
Educational Vision
148
AWoned Children
153
Fear and Intimidation
168
Determining Hawaiian Childrens Future
175
Third Revolution
182
Colbert the Court Master
185
Randie the Music Maestro
187
The Student and the Trustee Bully
190
The Court Master Releases His Report
235
Lokelani Begins Damage Control
239
Why Cant the Trustees Behave?
245
Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle
257
Interlude
262
The Court Masters Consolidated Report
267
Lawyers Crank Out a Response
272
The Attorney Generals Preliminary Report
274
Fattening Local Bank Accounts
276
Lokelani Goes to Trial
285
Personal Profiteering
292
Oz and His Attorneys
300
Influence Peddling
305
Trustees the Nail IRS the Hammer
309
Aftermth
324
Same Old Same Old
343
Postlude
356
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About the author (2006)

J. Arthur Rath is a Kamehameha Schools graduate, a retired public relations executive, and a former university adjunct professor. He is an inductee in the Kamehameha Schools Hall of Fame.

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