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Till: MAUI NliWS, SATURDAY, DKCEMBER 27, 1933.
THE MAUI NEVAS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailultu, Maui, Hawaii, as secoii'l-clast uiattt J
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BEET INDUSTRY DOOMED.
AT the annual meeting of the American Rect Sugar Manufactur
ers' Association there was general agreement that it would be
impossible for them to continue in business after 191 5, says the
San Francisco Chronicle. Some will make only the 1914 crop. Those
who think they can sell the 1915 crop before the following March,
when all duties will be removed, will probably run in 1915, if they can
get the beets. According to the local press in some of the towns in
this State where factories are located, one or two factories in this State
will close out with the present crop.
Of course, they will all be anxious to save whatever can be saved
from the wreck of $100,000,000 invested in factories, and will run as
long as they see any hope of profit, and probably in very few cases
have directors or stockholders yet taken any formal action.
But it is certain that beet sugar cannot be produced in this country
to compete with 2 to 2l 'z cent centrifugals delivered in Xew York(
which will have to be met in 1916. The factories cannot induce farm
ers to raise beets at a price to enable sugar to be sold in competition
with free foreign sugar.
That is the result of the policy of the President and Democratic ma
jority in Congress, who were elected on a platform pledging the party
to make no reduction of duty which would injure any American in
dustry. This hits California harder than any other Stale, but the industry is
important in Michigan, Colorado, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, Wiscon
sin, Kansas, Nevada, Montana, Utah, Nebraska and Arizona.
Of these States, mostly hitherto Republican, nine went Democratic,
three "Progressive," with Utah the only beet-sugar Stale in the Re
They got what they were after, and we wonder how they like it.
Some of the towns where factories are located contributed largely to
secure the factory. Of some the sugar factory has been the best busi
ness asset. '
There will doubtless be a small reduction in the price of sugar to the
consumer, but it will be quite small. The sugar refiners have got what
they have worked for, for so many years by the grace of the Democrats,
to whose campaign funds they have been steadfast contributors, and
' the assistance of Colonel Roosevelt and his alleged Progressive follow
ing. The refiners will put down the price of sugar just enough to pre
vent the Leet-sugar factories from starting again, and no more. The
revenue loses the income from a tax so widely distributed that nobody
When the Republicans return to power the beet-sug.tr factories will
start up again, but they cannot regain power until after the free-sugar
provision becomes effective.
HAPPY NOW YEAR.
NKXT Thursday will be New Year's Day, and 1914 will be on us
right away. The year now drawing to a close has been a re
markable one, and some people who believe in the figures 13
being unlucky, declare that the worst possible blow to these islands has
been giving during the "unlucky" year. That a serious blow has
been delivered as regards the sugar industry of these islands, there is
no doubt, but let us all hope that before 1916 there will be such a re
vulsion in fhe United States that free sugar will never become an
accomplished fact. From March next, things will be bad enough, wth
the reduced tariff on foreign sugar. However, the crisis is being faced
bravely, and the sugar planters will pull through, always hoping that
the great catastrophe of absolute free sugar will never overtake us all.
The fight should be kept up by everyone and the same efforts continued
that were so marked some months ago. Still, on top of all this, the
Maui News wishes everyone a Prosperous and Happy New Year.
NO LOWER. COST.
IT must be beginning to dawn upon the minds of many of those who
supported Wilson, or made Wilson's election possible by following
the Roosevelt bolt, that the public has nothing to gain from the
Tariff legislation. Food is coining in free right now, but the contents
of the market basket are costing more than a year ago. And if manu
factured gaods from abroad come in at much lower duties, it isn't the
purchaser that is going to benefit. The foreign manufacturer and the
importer will divide the profit. The consumer will pay just as much
for clothing, hosiery, gloves for everything else that he buys.
So what has the country gained by the change of administrations?
An un-American, detestable, class-breeding, idiotic income tax. That
U all. And for this, desperate chances are being taken with American
IT is easy to sneer at Protection a cheap wit and small intelligence
is sufficient. But it will require more than the wisdom of Solomon
to produce a Free-Trade measure that will permit foreign nations a
free entry to dump the products of cheap labor upon our shorts and at
the same time bring prosperity to our own laborers, the fruits of whose
industry are displaced thereby. If Democracy has produced its Solo
mon, it has yet to prove it to the American people who have learned
several bitter lessons from being too trustful of honeyed words and
high sounding promises.
Everyone should turn out and attend the ball games between All
Maui and the Punahou team. The money taken at the gates w ill go to
help defray the expenses of the Maui boys while in Honolulu during
"A motor car of the highest type (
can be produced for eonsiuerably
less than was possible two years
ago or even one year ago." This
is the statement of H. II. Hills,
Saks Manager of the Packard
Motor Car Company.
"After years of patient investi
gation, designing, testing and prov
ing out six-cylinder cars, we have
developed a type w hich promises
to remain substantially unchanged
for several years. With the great
est burden of development work
behind us, with better manufactur
ing facilities and more complete
standardization of parts, in con
junction with increased output,
we are now able to produce a six
cylinder "38" v. I a lower cost than
it was possible to make our famous
font -cylinder "30.'' The latest
model "3S'' is a more able car than
the "30" as well as being smoother
and having even better riding
qualities. The design is more ex
tensive, the quality of the material
is better and there are many added
refinements promoting comfort and
"Improved facilities will not en
able us to dispense with any part
of our executive, superintending or
inspecting force, but enlarged out
put will enable us to divide the
the expense per car, and the public
this year will get the benefit of this
saving to a material extent ''
MelvinA. Hall, of Xew York,
who startled automobile circles
last year by completing a trip
around the world in a Packard
"3o", covering a distance of nearly
50,000 miles, has established a new
record. The Packard Motor Car
Company of New York has received
from Mr. Hall a postal, mailed
Karesuando, Lapland, which tells
"Farthest north ever reached by
motor car; impossible to get farther;
sixty-eight degrees and twenty
seven minutes, north latitude; 197
miles north of ,lhe arctic circle.
.ortn oi nortnernmost raiirtai iiu
the world. Mve tliuusand miles
During his 50,000 mile journey
around the world, Mr. Hall found
his way into many countries where
a motor car had never been seen.
The fascinations of these experi
ences were so great as to spur him
on to the unknown north with its
extraordinary conditions, lie set
out with the express intention of
gaining the most northern point
ever reached by an automobile.
As on his previous to trip, Mr.
Hall is accompanied bv his mother,
lie is driving a Packard "48".
"While we feel justified in lay
ing especial stress on numerous
mechanical features which are ex
clusive Cadillac developments, such
as the two-speed direct drive axle,"
says K. C. Howard, Sales Manager
of the Cadillac Motor Car Company,
"yet we have other features look
ing to tlie motorist's comfort,
wincii, m tiieir wav, are just as
''For example we have added to
the standard equipment of the 1914
Cadillac a power tire pump. Any
experienced motorist will realize
how much that device adds to the
pleasure of driving and how much
it eliminates in the wav of worry
"The pump is a small mechanism
attached permanently to the motor.
When the tires need air all that the
driver has to do is to push a lever
to connect the pump with the run
ning engine, the action throwing
small gears into mesh. The pump
is now working and the only other
action necessary is to attach the
hose from the pump tf the tire
valve. The engine does all the
work. The tire is thus inflated
without the back-breaking labor of
hand pumping; or without running
around to a garage or tire depot
where compressed air is on tap.
"It is well known that the labor
of pumping up a tire by hand is so
irksome that many times a driver
will run his car on tires deflated
below the pressure needed for
economical driving, lire manu
facturers, in fact, have declared
that the limited mileage secured by
many drivers is due to the fact that
they shirk the work of keeping the
tires filled up to the proper pres
sure. Thus our power tire pump
will be found a source of tire econo
my as well as one of comfort."
1 Kahului R
I Merchandise Department
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