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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 1913.
Men On the Land Will Adopt Co
operative Methods Organ
ization Now Started.
"The Haiku Fanners' Associa
tion." is the name adopted by the
homesteaders of the Haiku district
for their organization, which was
effected at a meeting held last Sun
day afternoon. The object of the
organization, is to advance the in
terests of the settlers materially and
socially, through team work in the
various activities of the community.
In other words, it is proposed to
co-operate in as many Ways as ap
pear feasible, but particularly with
reference to the selection and grow
ing of crops and their marketing.
The association plans to work along
the lines suggested by Dr. E. V.
Wilcox, director of the Federal
Experiment Station, who addressed
the settlers at n meeting held about
two weeks ago.
The Haiku Farmers' Association
begins its career with plenty of real
earnest optimism back of it, but
without any delusions that it will
be the panacea for all homestead
difficulties. Its strongest efforts
will be to develop, if possible, a
diversification of products in the
district. That nueli diversification
is highly desirable, if not of very
vital importance,! is the general
concensus of opinion among the
homesteaders. While it is true
that these Haiku lands are un
questionably of the very highest
pineapple type, the Uncertainty of
this industry from the small grow
ers standpoint, is beginning to be
recognized, and the outlook for
several years of prices from the
S nners that will make it difficult
r the settler to break even, serves
to emphasize the old warning
against a paucity of baskets on the
FARMERS WILL EXPERIMENT.
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ami market profitably, the home
steaders frankly don't know. To
find out, is the big object of the
new c ganization. There are a
good many idea and theories
among the members, but practical
ly none of them have been proven
or disproven. Moreover, they are
matters that the individual would
find it most difficult, if not abso
lutely out of his power, to work out
for himself. In the first place it
equires a good deal of courage for
a man to put in a marketable area
of some untried crop. If he doesn't
plant a reasonably large area, he
will not be able to find a market
for his insignificant shipments.
Then if he d.es succeed in growing
his large amount successfully, he is
not by any means out of the woods,
for he must work out the problem
of shipping and marketing, and on
these points many believe, the
greatest troubles of the farmer in
WILCOX BACKING SCHEME.
But the Haiku homesteaders pur
pose working these points out to
gether. They are certain of the
assistance of Dr. Wilcox through
the Federal and Territorial offices
which he handles, in the matter of
marketing; and it seems from Dr.
Wilcox's statements, that good
markets exist if produce can be sup
plied in reasonable quantity and
with regularity. Now, in growing
the various things that may be con
sidered practicable, two, three, or
half a dozen or more farmers will
agree to plant a small area each.
The individual investment and risk
will be small, but the aggregate
will be large enough to demonstrate
what can be done in that particu
lar line. An active committee of
the association is to keep busy get
ting plantings of various- things
started on the above basis. The
association will know at all times
exactly what its members are doing,
and will be in position, beforehand,
to make arrangement for marketing
to best advantage. It is believed
that transportation problems may
be much more satisfactorily handled
through the association, than possi
ble by individuals.
Among the various things vliich
will probably be tried out on this
co-operative basis during the next
year, are cabbage, sweet-potatoes,
green peas, sweet corn, eggs and
onions. Each of these products
has its advocates, and enough are
interested to insure a respectable
output of each, provided success is
to be achieved at all.
WILL NOT ABANDON PINES.
But all this isn't going to stop
pineapple growing by the settlers in
the Haiku district. Their lands
are too eminently adapted to pines
for such a thought to be seriously
held at this time. It may mean,
however, that the planting of pine
apples will be checked a little, and
possibly held back considerably in
case the next year demonstrates
that fair profits may be made from
other crops. In short it is the
hope of the settlers to bo independ
ent of, and not solely dependent
upon the great Hawaiian pineapple.
WHY OTHER CROPS ARB DESIRED.
Now there is a deeper and very
laudible motive that the settlers
mention from time to time in con
nection with this organization work.
It proves very definitely that the
homesteaders of Haiku are, with
few exceptions, not on Maui as
speculators they are here to stay
They like the place, they like their
neighbors, and their homes are
here for keeps, provided only they
are able to solve that very import
ant problem of making a decent
living. Their houses and other ini
provenients bespeak this intent
But in the very fact that the Haiku
lands are pineapple lands par ex-
cellance, lies the danger that is be
ginning to be recognized. They
will always have a good market
value while pineapples are a staple
crop in the Territory. In two or
three years the homesteaders will be
able to secure title to their holdings.
If good prices maintain, the small
grower will doubtless make money,
but a few' years of low prices with
little or no profit to the farmer,
would doubtless result in many lots
being thrown on the market. And
the purchasers will not be indivi
duals, but corporations.
It is thus easy to see how this
promising community might in a
few years become a thing of the
past. Somewhat analogous is the
history of the pioneer pineapple
district of Wahiawa. This was a
homestead proposition, and a prom
ising one after the success of pine
apples became assured.
But there are very few of the ori
ginal settlers in Wahiawa today
or in fact any other population to
speak of save the laborers employed
by the big packing companies.
Two or three of the Wahiawa
pioneers are still associated with the
industry through corporations, but
their families spend little time in
the district, and Wahiawa is a
failure in so far as the establish
ment of a prosperous and happy
American community is concerned.
The Haiku settlers do not want
to be a repetition of he Wahiawa
experiment, and hence the serious
efforts which will doubtless be made
to niake diversified agriculture a
paying proposition. A few indivi
duals have already attempted inde
pendently to work out some of these
problems, and their efforts have on
the whole been very promising. In
several instances these experiment
ers are experts in special lines of
agriculture and their skill will un
questionably be of utmost value to
The new association has elected
officers as follow: Stanley Living
ston, president; Mrs. Will. J.
hooper, vice-president; E. C. Mel
lor, secretary-treasurer. Two com
mittees are to be named a com
mittee on meetings and programs,
and a committeo on development
and marketing. It is aimed to
make the organization representa
tive of all the activities of the com
munity, both business and social.
Dr. Wilcox has promised tentative
ly to appoint a representative of his
department to work in the district
and under the direction of his office
to work with the settlers in helping
them to succeed. It is expected
that the association will number be
tween forty and fifty members.
Membership, is not to be limited to
homesteaders, but is open to any
one interested in the objects for
which it stands.
The ceremonies incidental to the
opening; of the new armory will
take place this (Saturday) after
noon at 2:30.
A sacred concert was given by
the Buddhist school, under the
direction of Priest Tasaka, at the
Pioneer Theater on Sunday even
ing. Songs were sung by the
children, and selection were played
by the Japanese band. About 250
persons were present. The school
will give entertainments on Thurs
day, Friday and Saturday evenings.
The only observance of the holi
day Tuesday was the display of
the Courthouse flag.
On July 27, Rev. C. G. Bum
ham gave an address on "Hawaii",
at the Congregational Church in
North Conway, N. II. One Sun
day in June he preached in his old
church in Chicopee, Mass.; and
Mr. and Mrs. Burnham were ten
dered a reception. On another
occasion Dr. Burnhain was given a
supper by his former associates of
the Chicopee School Committee.
He says that"a Woman's Club has
laid hands on him for a talk, some
afternoon soon." He met Mr.
and Mrs. Graham at the St. Holy-
oka College Commencement, and
they are now in Scotland. Dr. Burn
ham also attended Commencement
at Bowdoiu College, his Aluia
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF WAILUKU.
C. H. COOKE, president Ft. A. WADSWORTH, vice-president
D H. CASE. SNO VICE-PRESIDENT CD. LUFKIN. CASHIER MANAGER
JOAQUIN GARCIA, assistant cashier
Statement of Condition June 30, 1913
Loans & Discouuts J230i335 i6
United States Bonds 25,000 00
Other Bonds ; 81,60223
Cash & Due from Banks 89,388 14
Real Estate Owned 1,00000
Banking House and Fixtures.. 5,300 00
Five Tercent Fund 1,25000
Capital Stock f 35ooo 00
Surplus & Profits 44.953 69
Due to Other Banks 4.589 09
Circulation 24,997 50
Dividends Unpaid 2,10000
Deposits 322,230 25
James C. Toss, Jr.,
Civil engineer & Surveyor.
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