OK, so the handwritten pencil number codes are done in batches by hospital/island. They are for statistical data for population for vital statistics.
Nordyke coded with #1 but O’s was #9 = why was this different?
Answer = #9 indicates “not stated” so the “African” race should have been left blank. IOW, LFBC has been tampered with.
Credit where credit is due...
HI law at the time stated anyone could come in and claim a birth. Lots of Japanese were doing this so it became a problem. In 1982, they expanded that law to have an adult, even not a parent, state that parents were at some point residents or paid taxes in HI for 12 months before birth, and that person could get a BC from HI. It didn’t matter if the parents were citizens of HI. “Rampant BC fraud.” HI is a border state.