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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1913.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Tost Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-clas. matter
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DECEMBER 13, 1013
THE crass ignorance shown by the members of the "cabinet" of
the present president of the United States, is clearly shown in
many ways. The proposal of Secretary of Agriculture, Hous
ton, who asks for an appropriation of $50,000 with which to experiment
on crops that might take the place of sugar in these islands, shows
how much the man knows about conditions here. Fifty thousand
dollars would be nothing to one of our large sugar plantations, should
a new ditch, mill or anything else be needed in order to improve an
estate. The sum is so paltry, compared with the millions of dollars
invested in sugar here, that people laugh when the secretary's scheme
is mooted. What crop on earth could take the place of sugar more
especially on the islands where irrigated cane is grown? What crop,
outside of sugai, could be made profitable, when water has to be brought
miles to the fields? What crop could profitably be produced that
would have to be transported over two thousand miles by water, and
then have to compete with crops raised on the mainland? Islands in the
tropics and semi-tropics were never intended to raise anything but
tropical crops, and there is no use trying to do anything else.
OH! WHAT'S THE USB?
THK Tariff question is a bad one. It drives people to drink and
even animals commit suicide because of it. The latest story
of Mary's Little Lamb shows this to be true. The Yellow
Jacket regrets to print the news of the unfortunate sheep, but duty to
our readers causes us to print regardless of the feelings of the family of
the lamb in question. The facts as we gather them were:
Mary had a little lamb
All covered o'er with wool
But when they took the Tariff off
The lamb got full.
It climbed into an auto car
And said: "Oh, what's the use?
My wool now isn't worth a d
So please turn on the juice."
And the car started and the last seen of Mary's lamb it was wrapped
around a telegraph pole with the car, which had skidded, on top of it.
That was bad business. "Yellow Jacket" Moravian Falls (N. C.)
CLAIMS THAT DON' T COME TRUB.
DEMOCRATIC newspapers are showing the reductions to be
made on many articles under the new Tariff. Here are two of
them Wool clothing old Tariff, 79 per cent; new Tariff, 35
per cent, saving 44 per cent. Wool underwear, old Tariff, 93 per
cent; new Tariff, 35 per cent; saving 54 per cent. If these savings are
to be made to consumer, which we are told is true, a suit of clothes,
"every thread of it wool," which cost under the old Tariff, say, $30,
can be bought now for $13.20 less, or $16 80. Has anyone made
such a purchase on account of the new Tariff? Again, suit of under
wear, all wool which under the old Tariff, cost the buyer, say, $3, would
cost mm tinuer uie new taw, $i.o less, or si.js. ut course, no one
can do this, but some advocates of "Tariff for revenue only," are mak
ing such ridiculous claims.
"FREEDOM OF TRADE."
ThTHLRL, will be a reduction next year of $1 a ton on sugar beets
H delivered at Colorado factories. One Colorado company alone
sliced 1,250,000 tons of beets this year. Xext year this com
pany win pay tne iarmers i ,ou,uuu less man tins year. These are
among the "benefits" that Colorado farmers are going to receive from
the reduction of the Tariff on Sugar. But when, beginning with Janu
ary 1, 191G, foreign sugars come in on a complete Free-Trade basis,
what will Colorado farmers get for there beets? Not enough to pay
for raising them. Then they will stop growing sugar beets. Oh, yes;
"the new freedom of trade," as Schoolmaster Wilson calls it, is going
to be a great thing for American fanners.
NEVER A FREE-TRADE COUNTRY.
I V HE United was never intended to be, and never will be, a Free-
Trade Country. Its voters may sometimes be misled into
making mistakes and putting the reins of government into wrong
hands, but whenever that has been done the error has always been
rectified at the very first opportunity as will be done this time. There
should be no mistake about that, for it is as sure to come as spring is
to follow winter, and the men who are predicting the United States of
America as a FYee-Trade country are as much mistaken to-day as they
were twenty years ago when they attempted to saddle the country with
Uncle Joe Cannon, over at Danville, 111., is going to run for Con
gress again as a straight out, old fashioned Republican, believing in
the protection of American workmen and American manufacturers.
If this new Tariff bill fails to work well it will send Uncle Joe back to
Congress and a whole lot more like him. The Tariff measure may
bieak up the Democratic party. It has done so before and may do it
"I cannot realize that I have been President over seven months and
that the Tariff bill has passed," said Woodrow. But the country
realizes it, and if there is any Jasper that doesn't think he fully realizes
it, let him look at the pantry or take a slant at the stock market and
bank reports for the last four months.
Maui is going to be properly represented on the Honolulu baseball
diamonds next February. Here's hoping that the Inter-Island cham
pionship comes to the Yalley Isle.
What about a Maui float for the February carnival?
get busy and make a start on the proposition.
It is time to
I Into Motes.
S. D. Waldon, Vice -President of
the Packard Motor Car Company
loft recently for Europe to study the
trend of design among foreign
builders of car?. I le is accompanied
by M. J. P.udlong, President of the
Packard Branch Sales Companies.
Shortly before sailing, Mr. Waldon
"Europe evolved the first practi
cal motor vehicles. For years we
made pilgrimages to France and
other countries that we might pro
lit by their experiences.
"As a nation, Americans are
lovers of convenience and comfort
We built the first motor vehicle of
enduring and dependable qualities
that also combined convenience and
cjtnfort to the maximum degree.
Xow, Europeans in ever increasing
numbers make pilgrimages to our
factories to learn from us.
I' u rope has always seemed con
tent with single magneto ignition,
whereas seven years ago this country
foreshadowed electric cranking in
the insistent demand for 'starting
on the spark,' which definitely
standarized the duel ignition system
with us. Americans have demand
ed entrance to the driver's seat
without stepping into the street;
headlights without the need of a
match; all control mechanism with
in easy reach fromadriying position;
all ordinary hill climbing without
"The public wants neither the
necessity for gear shift, the noise of
the indirect gears nor the vibration
of the motor. Engines had to be
geared lower on high to meet the
first two important requirements
and 'six cylinders' was the inevita
ble answer to the third.
"Here has been another marked
.1 iff erence between this country and
Europe. While ours has become a
six-cylinder industry in all branches
except trucks and the smallest cars,
Europe has maintained that the
four-cylinder was best for every
purpose. Only by resorting to great
effort and expensive advertising
have the few six-cylinder exponents
abroad been able to survive the
public apathy which has been in
strong contrast to the overwhelming
sentiment for sixes over here.
"That this condition is due to
change shortly, in England at least,
and for the same reasons as in this
country, is quite evident, judging
from expressions of foreign motor
ing magazines. All indications
point toward a wider use of six-cylinder
engines than ever before."
The public demand for simplified
mechanical construction in automo
biles is pointed by Henry 15. Joy,
President of the Packard Motor Car
Company, in his annual report to
"Freak mechanical devices such
as curious 'drives', ingenious elec
trial 'controls', unmechanical valve
systems and abnormal devices to
do everything, are less popular with
the public," declares Mr. Joy. "The
buyers of motor cars have been ex
perimented with about as much as
they will stand. Many manufac
turers of prominence, who have ex
pensively and relentlessly tried
novel devices in the hope of better
ment, have begun to appreciate the
very fair merit of the present day
typical motor car. They begin to
sec that it is possibly a better ser
vice car as it is without added
complication. The pressure from
the public is strongly for simplifica
"Purchasers have become more
discriminating, liiey no longer
buy anything on wheels. Nearly
every purchaser of a high class
car today has had other motjr
vehicles and is seeking better ones
due to past experience.
'By most extensive research and
experimental work during past years
the Packard Company lias learned
many things not to do. We have
also established many salient fea
lures wincn are incorporated as
essential. in our present models
ii t i i .it ik i i
we neneve mat tne 1 acKani ear as
it stands today, is substantially as
it will be produced five years hence
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