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T1IU MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, MAY 30, 1914
THE MAUI NEVAS
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MAY 30, 1014
GIVE KINNEY A SHOW.
EVIDENTLY the appointment of the new licad of the department
of public instruction lias not made much change in the system
of administration of school affairs. If lirother Kinney is ciiou;;h
of a diplomat he may leille to .uet through without e.ettiiifr onto the
meks; otherw ise his outlook is not much better than that of his prede
cessors. The trouble is in the confusion of the funetiona of the super
intendent and of the commissioners. The commissioners are supposed
to formulate the policies of the department. Mr. Kinney is there to
execute them. He is responsible for results. Hut the commissioners
do not.fiive him a free hand. At the session of the board this week,
the appointment of teachers was the principal business. Also the board
devoted a nood bit of time to investigating and disciplining various
members of the teaching corps. It sat as a court hearing charges
against teachers. All this is strictly in accordance with precedent, but
it is wrong, nevertheless. The appointing power and the removal
power should rest solely with the superintendent. The supervising
principals should be appointed by him and be responsible solely to him.
Discipline should be made through the school principals, through the
supervising principals, and up to the superintendent as the final trib
unal. The commissioners should have no more to do with this than
have the directors of a plantation company with the personnel of the
hundreds of employes hired and subject to being fired by the manager
and by no one else. The directors demand results. No manager could
deliver the goods were his subodinates selected for him, down to the
last man, and the disciplinary power reserved by the directors, down to
the last man. There isn't an employe of the school department who
shouldn't know positively the Superintendent as his boss, in fact as
well as in name. The commissioners should willingly have this so, for
in no other way can the efficiency of the department be advanced, and
the wire-pulling and jietty politics of the department be abolished. Mr.
Kinney is a brave man to tackle under present conditions, the hardest
job in the Territory.
IN THE NAME OF AGRICULTURE.
AN effort is being made in certain quarters to have the Hawaii
Experiment Station and the College of Hawaii united under one
general management. Moverover there is evidence of some ill
feeling in the matter. The combination will be a good thing provided
it spells greater efficiency as it should. The public, however, ap
proves the work which each institution is doing at present indepen
dently, and would hesitate to see either fostered at the expense of the
other. But practically since the college came into the field the staffs
of the two institutions have had their hammers knocking each other in
a genteel, but none the less effective way. And as the layman sizes
it up, the College condemns the Experiment station for alleged inaccu
rate and half-baked propoganda; while the Station has virtually charged
the college with lack ef business syise and with being lost in the clouds
of scholastic minutiae. T nhe experiment station has lately been given a
additional S10, 000 per year by Congress, which the college thinks it
should have had. Perhaps this is so. But it makes no difference to
the people of Hawaii, provided only that the best possible use is made
of th e money. Hawaii's struggling miscellaneous agriculture needs
help that is practical as well as theoretical. If two can be handled un
der one head without loss of efficiency it is a good thing; if not, no
change should be made. The real problem of the combination is pro
bably in finding a big enough man to handle it.
WHERE POLITICS SHOULD NOT ENTER.
HE retirement of High Sheriff William Ilenrv to make a place
for County Sheriff William I Jarret, should be generally re
gretted by every one in the Territory. That penal institutions
should be in any way subject to political influences is one of the most
disgraceful features of our system of government- This fact lias been
recognized in many of the srates, and in some of them effective means
has been found for obviating the mischievous practice. A ienal insti
tution should be considered a hospital for the treatment of the mentally
and morally unsound. Its management slioukl be in the hands of ex
jcrts of the highest order. Mr. Henry has demonstated his fitness for
this important work and his resignation is a distinct loss to the whole
THOSE ODIOUS COMPARISONS.
HE Garden Island takes a shot in this direction in the following
"The statement ol Sheriff Crowell of Maui, that he
can economize by cutting off 17 policemen, whose ser
vices his department may dispense with without serious
ly crippling it, is highly interesting over here, inasmuch
as Kauai has only 18 policemen altogether. Either Maui
has had far too many policemen in the past, or Kauai
lias had (and has) too few 011 the force. The matter is
prohably well worth looking into a little further."
The si i'KRIXTi:ndi:t of one of the principal railroads on Maui, who
modestly dislikes to see his name in print except on a tariff sheet,' de
clared to a I'ortguese farmer, who had had a shipment of bananas dam.
aged between Kahului and Honolulu, that he had an insatiable hanker
ing for such complaints. Further, that he is going to land farm pro
duce in Honolulu in undamaged condition if he has to personally con
voy each shipment. That's the kind of spirit that will develop Maui's
agricultural resources if they are to be developed at all.
Galvanized Fence Wire
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Put up in 100 lb. Coils. We do not sell less thiin a Coil.
Nuniber 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 12 14 1G
Ft. in 100 lbs. 738 875 1017 1197 1429 1705 2057 33G9 5858 9598
Prico per 100 lbs. $3,qq 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.25 3.50 3.75 4.00
Galvanized Barbed Wire
Made of No. 1 2 Wire. Put up in 100
lb. Wooden Reels containing about 1 760 ft.
each. Two Point, Barbs Spaced 5 ins. apart,
per reel $3.25. Four Point, Barbs Spaced
3 ins. apart, per reel $3.50.
Galvanized Farm Fence
Height 47 inches consists of ten bars of
which the top and bottom are made of No. 9
Galv. Wire and the intermediate bars are No.
1 1 Galv. Wire while the stays are made of
No. 1 2 and are 1 2 inches apart. This fence
comes in Rolls of 20 Rods (330 ft.) and
weighs 9.8 1 lbs. per rod. Price per Roll, $9.
Galvanized Fence Staples
Made from No. 9 Galv. Steel Wire.
Length Ins. 1 1 H Vi 1 34 2
Ave. No. I 1 08 80 72 65 58
Price per 2 $3.25 3.25 3.25 3.25 3.25
Galvanized Mamane Staples
Made from No. 7 Galv. Steel Wire.
Lenth--I I4 Inches No. to a lb. 57 pes.
Price per 100 lbs $ 3.35
Staples in less than 100 lbs. quantities, 4 cts. per lb.
Split Redwood, 4" x 5" - 7 Ft Price, 28 cts. each.
Quantity purchases carry a discount.
ALL PRICES, F. 0. B. WAREHOUSE, KAHULUI, MAUI, T.' II.
Kahului Railroad Co's
Tel. No. 1062.
Kahului, Maui, T. H.