You DOH comment:Re: "That is also a common practice in Hawaii for people to put it in the paper. people from Japan do it by the thousands, or used to, and it is done for reasons which I will describe now. "
HOWEVER, the birth notices appeared in sections of the two newspapers called "Health Bureau Statistics," which as the name shows---and as both the DOH and the papers confirm---could only be sent to the papers by the DOH of Hawaii. And the DOH only did it for births in Hawaii. Hawaii law 1961 did not allow the DOH to issue a birth certificate to someone who was not born in Hawaii.
...it was common practice then for people to have their relatives put that announcement in the paper, and get a bc the same day. People would routinely make a phone call from Japan, etc., have the relatives sign that a birth had occured in an outlying area for them,(everywhere then- few hospitals), and check off the box for publication in the newspapers. Then they were a US citizen. Easy huh? LOL!
that answers that question...what else ya got?