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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1912.
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SATURDAY. JULY 20, 1912
Pope and His Critics.
W S the education given at the Hilo High school sufficient or is some
I thing the, '""ter with the conditions under which the school is run?
This is the quean thai is brought up very strongly in connection
with the case of a boy w. graduated from the school and who applied
for a position as stenographer at an office in town.
The boy showed his would-be employer his certificate of graduation
and told what he could do. The man to whom he applied told him that
he would try him out and dictated a short document.
Two hours afterwards the boy presented his transcription which was
a maze of mistakes. There were errors in spelling, described being
spelt "discribed" four times, alley went in as "ally" and the document
was a jumble from start to finish.
The man to whom the boy applied told him in the kindest possible
manner that he would not suit and advised him to go back to school
for a couple of years and learn how to write and spell ordinary English
Detore ne set nimselt up as a stenographer. At the same time he is
mad right through at the High school turning out graduates of this
character and will take the matter up with Superintendent Pope in IIo
nonululu. It certainly seems as though there must be something wrong with
the educational system somewhere when boys of this caliber are turned
out with graduating certificates. Hilo Herald.
Recently two young lady school teachers have been summarily drop
ped from the department by Wood and Pope, without the knowledge
or consent of the board, and Wood and Pope refuse to make any ex
planation or to tell the girls why their services are no longer required.
Both teachers, it is understood, have made good records here and
neither is able to imagine why she should be dropped. Both have ap
pealed to Superintendent Pope and Principal Wood to know why they
have been let out, but can find out nothing. The tw6 men simply re
fuse to make any statement at all.
This is nothing less than rank injustice. If the teachers have done
anything to justify their dismissal, or if they have not proved satis
factory as instructors, they are entitled to be told why. The refusal to
give any reason is calculated to arouse all sorts of suspicions not at all
It is understood that the teachers have appealed to the school board
to take the matter up, and it is sincerely to be hoped that the board
will do so. If there is any good reason for letting the teachers out,
well and good; no doubt the board will back up the superintendent.
But in any case the teachers have a right to know why he caused their
Incidentally, we may ask what Principal Wood has to do with the
selection or dismissal of teachers. He is uot the superintendent though
it is generally understood that he pulls the strings that make the pup
pet dance. He is the head of the Normal School and he ought to con
fine his energies to trying to improve that sadly decadent and ineffective
institution, instead of going out of his way to meddle with things that
do not concern him. Crossroads.
Here on Maui, the Board of Supervisors charge that Pope goes ahead
and orders furniture for school buildings where none is needed, and for
which the Board has to pay, without consulting with the chairman of
the board. This leaves no money available with which to buy furniture
for the new school buildings.
From every side comes the same cry of incompetence and mismanage
ment. There must be something radically wrong in all this. Surely
there is a man somewhere in this Territory who has the ability to stand
at the head of our educational system, and run things on a more pro
gressive and competent basis. Surely our teachers are not all fossils
and demagogues. v '
Give us a man at the bead of our educational system who has proven
himself a first class educator. A man who understands the conditions
as they exist, not in Honolulu only, but throughout the Territory.
This sort of a man will at once gain the confidence of teachers, pupils
and public, and will elevate our standard of education out of the slough
into which it has dropped.
The Navajo at Kahului.
Captain Babson, and his jolly tart)
on the U. S. Tug Navajo came rac
ing down the coant from Hilo last
Saturday evening. They succeeded
in making the harbor before dark,
and were soon tied up to the Claudine
wharf. This was the first time the
Captain had ever been to Kahului,
and lie was agreeably surprised at
the size of everything he saw here.
The Captain and his crew were soon
ashore enjoying our good roads, our
scenery and our hospitality, and
they say everything they have seen
here is full size, and strictly up to
date. In fact it was a hard matter
for them to leave so soon. Tl
eaptain, was under strict orders to
arrive in Honolulu earlv Monday
morning, else ho might have tarried
longer. As it was he pulled out
shortly after noon Sunday, and be
lore leaving he said it was ins in
tention to recommend that the tun
make the trip every three months as
a practise cruise. The eaptain is a
jolly good fellow, and we can stand
it if he comes often.
The Lahaina. fee Com puny, which
holds a franchise for lighting the
streets of Lahaina, are making
plans for a most up-to-date electric
plant. They have engaged Mr. W.
A. (Jill, formerly of Honolulu, who
will have charge of the electrical
end of the business. Mr. tiill en
joys an enviable reputation through
out the territory, as being one of
the foremost electrical engineers
here, and the Lnhnina people are
fortunate indeed in getting him to
handle this end of the work.
It is planned to instal an under
ground system in Lahaina, with all
the power wires being carried in
conduits. This system of installa
tion is more expensive, but the up
keep after installation is nitich less,
and in addition the'streets are not
disfigured with poles as in the over
head system. The Pioneer Mill
Company are considering placing all
their high tension lines underground
also. The Lahaina Ice Company,
through Mr. Gill, are prepared to
take up all kinds of electrical con
struction work. The machinery
for this new lighting plant, will be
ordered in the near future, will lc
the l-est in every respect, that
money can buy, and after it has
been installed Lahaina residents
will no doubt take advantage of
their opportunity by using electri
city in their homes.
T li e f S li o w .
(By Will Sabin.)
A sportsman and a scribe named
To Hilo town did hie him,
And took a front seat at the show
Where everyone could spy hiiu.
The Juvenile Boslonians,
All maidens full of laughter,
Could not U: held responsible
For what occured thereafter.
For Ay res was tired and fell asleep
After a day of plodding,
And soon his polished, ruddy dome
Was innocently nodding.
A girl came out to sing a song
From-some famed operetta,
But she got a glimpse of Herbert's
And her giggles wouldn't let her.
The spot-light hit that classic nut,
Its brilliant beams refracting,
The whi!e the head bobbed up and
'Twas all off with acting.
And soon the troupe of pretty maids
Was one broad smile and giggle,
So seldom do bald-headed men
Permit their domes to wiggle.
As if this wasn't half enough
To make the girlies jolly,
Joe Cohen's toupee had to go
And slip its blooming trolley.
It seems a skceter got beneath
The wig that Joe was wearing.
He couldn't scratch He, couldn't
And he never thought of swearing.
And so he took his toupee off,
A shining top disclosing.
Oh, never in the bald-headed seats
Was sight so' near imposing.
The audience, it caught the cue,
(The "billiard balls" were handy)
And so it laughed and giggled, too,
And thought the show was dandy.
When Herbert Melton Ay res awoke,
He acted quite according.
Although he didn't see the joke,
He joined in the applauding.
Tweed ie on Maui.
About two years ago, a man
named Tweedie, who claimed to
represent the San Francisco Exam
iner took many subscriptions f r
the Weekly American, among the
residents of Maui. Very few ever
received the paper tl!ey subscribed
for. A few received the Call; -but
most of them got a poultry journal
from Pelaluma. This man Tweedie
has kept away from Maui, but the
rich field looked too good, and he is
back. He is evidently working
amongst the Orientals this time as
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