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How Much Do We Want Equal Rights?
Charting Our Course
Inside... Collective Bargaining
1977 Convention Wrap-Up: A Look at Hawaii's Present Economy
Excerpts (Jerry Hess)
Resolution Presented and Passed at State Convention (Adeline Schutz)
Convention Business
State Board
National Energy Conference
Statement of Position
CZM Grant
ERA Means Equal Rights for Men and Women

Charting Our Course

Where are we going? How do we get there? the future of Hawaii's economic growth was examined by four panelists in a discussion moderated by Dorothy Bremner at Mate Convention. Covering four different areas each participant offered his own views on Hawaii's potential economic growth.

To John Craven the sea offered several possibilities for growth. Aquaculture is an exciting, but infant industry; mining of precious coral, pioneered by Maui Divers, has grown dramatically in only a few years. Already existing, but capable of further expansion are opportunities in transportation, ship construction, fishing and the visitor industry.

To Van Horn Diamond, Hawaii's future is tied in with the need for the state to set its priorities. Not everyone can be satisfied with the direction progress is taking and it will be necessary for everyone in government and private sectors to see to the value of concessions and compromise. Diamond is a labor mediator.

To Thomas Hamilton the future is hard to predict since people, and not things, provide the necessary data. Discussing the tourist-related job market, he considered the factors affecting its growth - 1-energy, 2-a continuing market, 3-availability of capital to provide needed growth.

To Fred Trotter, a Campbell Estate trustee, the present is the critical time for the state of Hawaii to get involved in water. The state needs an agriculture plan. It must decide how much land is to be in agriculture and then consider new possibilities as for diversified agriculture, in addition to sugar and pineapple. Hawaii needs to be flexible in planning for the future, but it does need a plan.

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