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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 1914.
THE MAUI NEWS
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AUUl'ST 1. 1M
HAWAII'S STANDING IS AT STAKE.
HERE shouldn't lie anv feeling in the delceateship matter least
of all race feeling, which some irresponsible would try to stir
up. 1 lie only tiling tliat should count witli the citizens ot thif
Terrilorv is efficiency. In short Hawaii should send to congress the
most capable man she can find. Nothing else should have any weight
Nobody would dream of accusing the llawaiians of not being efficient,
but few who are honest with themselves can claim that Kuhio has
shown mil passing abilitv as a delegate during the past four years
The honor of the Islands is at stake. Here in Hawaii wc know Kuhio
and can excuse his short comings. Hack in Washington he must
stand for the whole Hawaiian people. He has not been a credit to his
race. To send him again to represent the Territory would simply con
vince the mainland people that the Hawaiian people don't care for
their own reputations.
It is too bad that there is not a man of Hawaiian blood in the field
that everybody would delight to support a man who would not reflect
discredit upon a race that has, time and again, showji itself to be capa
ble of the highest tvpe of accomplishment. But there is not. Those
who mieht fill these requirements have for one reason or another been
prevented from running. But this is sentiment at best, and it is not sen
tinieiit that should be considered in the present matter. It is plain, hard
business. It should be plainlv a question of fitness between J. K.
Kalanianaole and Charles A. Rice. Kalanianaole has demonstrated
nothing but unfitness for the high place he holds. He is not a credit
to Hawaii or to the Hawaiian people. On the other hand Rice has made
a record of accomplishment in both houses of the legislature, that
should win him the confidence of every voter in the Territory. He is a
woiker. He is a convincing talker, and best of all he has a wav of
getting what he sets out to get. He has not used his abilities to fur
ther his own personal ends, but the legislation which he has framed
and engineered through the legislature, already stands as a monument
to his honest endeavors on behalf of the whole Territory. There isn't a
doubt that Rice will be a man in Washington of whom every resident
of Hawaii can be proud. Moreover, he is a native of Hawaii by birth, as
were his parents before him. He has the traditions of the Islands at
heart, and probably no man from Kauai to Hawaii is better fitted in
every way to reflect credit upon Hawaii nei and her people,
PROFESSIONAL SOLDIERS AND NATIONAL GUARD.
UN of the National Guard who didn t show up at maneuvers
jPiu Honolulu this week, were rounded up by a provost guard.
Employers who couldn't see their way clear to sparing their
men were held up as marks of scorn by the head officers who are draw
ing good salaries for keeping the guard going.
An army at best is a necessary evil. All the world looks forward to
the time when professional fighters will be a thing of the past. Origin
ally in the United States, the states' militia were maintained to handle
possible local difficulties an auxilliary police force, as it were. The
Federal government now pays a part of the cost of maintaining these
volunteer troops, on condition of being permitted to use them for na
tional defense. The system is good but it is possible to abuse it, and
professional military men are prone to allow their zeal to carry them
beyond all bounds. The states should not be expected to maintain
troops in excess of what are likely to be needed for local protection.
Anything more than this is a needless waste of public money. Here
in Hawaii, where but recently desperate efforts have been made to re
cruit up the National Guard, there is even less need for it than in most
states.' Never since annexation has the local militia been actual1
needed. Even during the big strike of the Japanese plantation laborers
in 1909, the ordinary police force amply handled the situation, and
even had there been need for soldiers, a single well orgaui.ed company
on each Island would have been ample. The population of Hawaii is
not of a character ever likely to need to be controlcd by troops.
The chief reason for Hawaii's citizen soldiery, is not for local, but
for national defense. But it is not just to expect this Territory to sup
port for this purpose more armed men in proportion to her citizen pop
ulation, than any mainland state. The defense of Hawaii rests not
with Hawaii, but upon the national government; and the federal troops
on Oahu today are not there for Hawaii's sake, but because Oahu hap
pens to be a strategic key in the defense scheme of the nation. Hawaii
might, did she so chose, do away with her militia entirely, and depend
solely upon Uncle Sam's soldiers. This was provided for when the or
ganic act was framed, and the Governor therein given power to order
out the regular troops stationed here, at his discretion.
Nor does this argue against the wisdom of having the citizens of the nation
reasonably well grounded in the art of a soldier. A law requiring every
able bodied citizen to have sufficient military training to make him servica
ble in case of need, might not lie unreasonable; but may the day never
come in America when militarism has the country under its iron heel
as is the case throughout Europe.
Hawaii has shown herself willing to do her full share whenever
called upon, but it is poor policy to ride a willing horse to death.
Fkki Wai.hrox's proposition to run for mayor of Honolulu on a no
salary basis, provided the supervisorial candidates also agree to forego
their little jGOO-pcr-year stipened, would probably result in better gov
erinent for the Island of Oahu than ever liefore. Men willing to take
the jobs for nothing would probably le of a very different caliber from
the kind that are attracted by the present petty salaries.
Tin-; Territory of Hawaii is going to make a notable success of the
tourist business before many years. The fact that the subject is capa
ble of arousing such widespread aim serious discussion on every hand
as it has, is good evidence of this. Hawaii does not usually do any
thing by half. Even the criticisms one hears are mostly of the con
Sknator Rich proposes paying his respects to the Kuiaha home
steaders on "1'ineapple Day," August 15. It's an appropriate time, anil
jierhaps the seeker for delcgateship votes can show the pineapple grow
ers the silver lining, they haven't leen able to glimpse for quite a
Tun man who hasn't nerve enough to tell the public exactly where
he stands on any public question, isn't the man who should lie elected
to any public office. The people of Maui would like to know where
the different candidates stand on the delegate-ship.
McBkikk may or may not le guilty of white slavery, but it is diffi
cult to see just what liearing this may have on the charge against Dis
trict Attorney MeCarn for assult with a revolver.
Ci:ktaim,v no one in Hawaii hopes to see the nations of Europe en
gaged in dreadful combat even though it is sure to make sugar prices
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