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THE MAUI NEWS, .SATURDAY, MAY 16, 1914.
THE mVUI NEWS
Knlcred nt the Post Office at Waihiku. Maui, Hawaii, as seroinl-clasf, tnatu-r
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Saturday.
Maui Rublishing; Company, Limited.
Proprietors and Publlnhera
Srns( uiPTioN Uatks, in Advance $2.00 per Year, 1.25 Six Months
$-.50 per year when not in advance
VAIII. ,1. Cooper
Editor and Manager
MAY 16, 1SU4
TUG KEY TO PROGRESS.
HERE is no other one tiling that would benefit Maui more than
the comnlction of the In. It
can t be undertaken this year, but it should be next year, and it
is imi too soon to begin to think seriously about it. Tf the proposed
bond issue, which is to be voted upon on June 27, carries, and it it
proves that the new enabling act is a practicable means of raising
money, it might be invoked again for the purpose of financing the belt
10.KI to completion. .Mam needs a good manv thinirs- and alwavs will
There are two policies open for adoption. One is to scatter improvement
money as widely as possible. The other is to concentrate on one tiling
at a time and see it through to a finish. We have already made a
'd start on the belt road. It is a big undertaking but one whiclt will
benefit the entire island. It will not only enhance taxation values by
opening up a large section of the island now inaccessable, but it will
put Maui on the tourist map. What that means, Oahu and Hawaii
Have now begun to appreciate. There is no finer scenery in the Terri
tory than along the north coast of Maui. It is a tremendous asset that
at present cannot be realized upon. A road through this district means
money to the Island. It also means a direct steamer connection be
tween Maui and Hawaii which we do not have; for with a stream of
tourist travel passing through from Eahaiua to liana a steamer con
nection with this latter port becomes imperative. With this one big
project put through, the smaller ones will follow as a matter of course,
and be made the easier of realization by the benefits derived from it.
ISN'T IT WORTH WHILE?
WHAT about those monthly get-together dinners? The one
that was held in January was such a success that the general
opinion at that time was that they should be made a regular
feature. Anything that gets men together on a common ground is a
good thing. Men can't agree on everything, but every worthy citizen
desires the welfare of his community, and can generally agree on cer
tain things to this end. How these things are accomplished is not the
important matter. It is the accomplishment that counts. Bumping
or clashing together occasionally in. private business doesn't count
much m public matters. Men can't see each other from the right
angle by such contact. It's surprising how reasonable many contrary
men really are under the right conditions. And dinners arc noted for
making conditions right. Let's have another. It's worth while if it
means nothing more than a pleasant evening.
Hoxoi.ru- has a new Tax Equalization League, the aim of which
is announced as largely educational. There is good ground for believ
ing that Hawaii's tax system is out of date, and it certainly is mon
strously unwieldy. If the new league can suggest a remedy that is
workable all honest men should welcome it. Simplified forms of taxa
tion now in use in various parts of the mainland, most notably in west
ern Canada and some of the western states, seem to be giving much
satisfaction, and the methods arc rapidly being adopted bv other
Hkxry Wadswokth Kinjchy. the new vSuperintendent of Public
Instruction, it ,s understood contemplates an inspection trip to Maui in
the near luture. He has been visiting the schools on Kauai during the
past week. Maui took a leading part in making things interesting for
a tormer head of the school department but there is no reason to be
beve that it has become a habit. Mr. Kinney, however, has indicated
that he purposes finding out very early in his administration just who
is to be the boss of his department.
1 hi.: suggestion has been offered that a boat race should be ar
ranged as one of the events for the Fourth of July celebration. Why
not. e have the barges and it shouldn't be difficult to man them
with reasonably good crews. Both 1'uunene and Wailuku have a few
Rood men available and others could be recruited. Sport doesn't con
sist in breaking records, but in trying to beat the other side. Sure, let's
have the water stuff along with the rest.
Hawaii secured her fine scenic road into the volcano at a cost to
her lax pavers of the food eaten by 30 or 4.1 convicts during a icriod
ot about two years. Has Maui been refused a similar favor in connec
tion with the proposed road to the top of II.dcak.ila? If not, who's it
up to? The Chamber of Commerce?
It is too bad that Governor I'inkham's visit to Maui is to be so brief
I here are agood many things here that might profitably occupy his time
lor a considerably longer period. However, the Valley Isle's' welcome
is none the less cordial, and the hope is expressed that he may soon
come again. J
IT looks as though Maui County will be able to get through bv
keepmg on the level and running on the lower gears. But this isn''t
going to be a year for official joy-riding.
M.u-i Democracy has taken the lead in the reception and enter
tainment of Mr. 1'inkham. The whole island joins in welcoming and
paying resects to Governor I'inkhani.
A few little bumps in Iao Valley have smoothed down against the
arrival ot Governor I'.nkham. Unnecessary trouble-the Governor is
usvii iu uanu roans.
Ik the advocates of the county bond issue are wise they will try to
keep the issue from becoming a nolitie.il on,. T(,.t !.:.. ...:
Its Value to Builders
"Douglas Fir may perhaps
be considered as the most
i mportant of Ameri can
woods. ' As a
structural timber, it is not
surpassed, and probably it
is most widely used and
known in this capacity."
Extract from U. S. Govern
ment Forest Service Bul
letin No. 88.
Kahului Railroad Go's
Tel. No. 1062.
Kahului, Maui, T. H.
4.IU luiTi isii i sa ui" mey
can do it. '