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TIIK MAUI NPAVS, SATURDAY, SKPTliMBKR, 5 1914
THE MAUI NEWS
Kntered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maui. Hawaii, as second-class, matter
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest oi the People
Issued Every Saturday.
.VVaui Publishing: Company, Limited.
Proprietors and Pufcllhr
Si'iwHii'Tiox 1!atks, .$2.50 per year in Advance
W til. J. Cooper
Editor tnd Manager
SKPTKMr.ER -r, 1!)H
AIR. VOTER-DO YOU CARE?
TH1C Primary elections will be held one week from today. Tlie
most important duty of the voters of Maui is to help the Terri
tory to Ret proper representation in Washington for the 64th
Congress. The only way to do this is to make an X with a Mack lead
pencil after the name of Chas. A. Rice (Kale I,aiki) on the official bal
lot. Rice has made good as a worker, as a man of initiative, and one
who can deliver the goods. Kuhio, has not made good, lie has had
every chance, and he has failed. His place is in Washington at this
moment, hut he has not been there for months. Hawaii's only repre
sentative is the delegate's secretan a boy just out of college. Is it
any wonder Hawaii has been losing out in National affairs? And yet
Kuhio tells the voters there is no reason for his being in Washington
If you believe Hawaii doesn't need a live delegate, who will work,
then vote for Kuhio. If you want these Islands to have a voice in
Washington that will be heard, and an ear that will hear everything of
interest to our Territory, vote for Rice.
PUBLICITY IN PUBLIC AFFAIRS
WHKN L,. K. Pinkham was president of the Board of Health,
six or seven years ago, he used to have very positive notions
as to just how much the public was entitled to know about
the workings of his department, as well as how and when this informa
tion should be given. Apparently Mr. Pinkham has carried this
same idea of paternalism into the Governor's office. The recent changes
in the county board of supervisors and in the local territorial tax divi
sion, is an example in point. There is no room to doubt that when the
public was permitted to get wind of the matter, the changes were as
good as made. This is not saying anything against the men appointed,
but it is a characteristic of the American people to want to know what
their public servants are doing. If the Governor were wise, he would
strive to take the public into his confidence more than he seems inclined
to do. In the present instance, the people of Lahaina certainly had a
right to know what was pending and to present their case that a Lahai
na man should be appointed to the vacancy. Kveu if their contention
was ultimately overruled there would not be the feeling that TheGover
nor "had put one over on them."
Commenting upon the plan which is being agitated on Maui of
having an office and a paid representative in Honolulu to look after
Maui's tourist business, the Star-Bulletin says editoriall
MAUI AND PROMOTION WORK
Maui's plan to have a representative of that island
stationed in Honolulu to meet tourists and urge them to
take the Valley Isle trips, is a plan that can be worked out
in harmony with the general promotion campaign. It
would not be a bad idea if all of the islands had their rep
resentatives in Honolulu, with headquarters with the Ha
waii Promotion Committee and all working in conjunction
with the Committee. In this way the maximum of adver
tising for the individual island attractions could besecured
as well as the maximum of general boosting. It the work
of the Promotion Committee expands as it should, if it is
given adequate financial support, there will be plenty to
do for a staff of four or five live-wire hustlers. Ily combin
ing their offices at one headquarters, expense will be saved.
The thing to be guarded against is the unorganized
division of promotion work. The gun that fires scattering
shot doesn't carry the "punch" that live promotion work
for Hawaii must have. The people of Maui feel that their
island needs more individual boosting and they are pre
pared to pay for it. That same wide-awake spirit will con
vince all promotionists that concentrated and cooperating
boosting is the only kind that will be of permanent benefit
to all Hawaii.
THE LOCAL CENSORSHIP
IIOULD Hawaiian waters become the seat of any active hostili-
ties between war vessels of the various warring nations, these
islands might as well be without wireless communication, in so
far as the transmission of war news is concerned. Twice already has
the Maui News had its messages censored by the authorities in Hono
lulu. The last instance was on Tuesday when the German cruiser
Nurnberg arrived in Honolulu, stripped for action, and seeking to re
plenish her coal supply. Not a line concerning this interesting event
was permitted to be transmitted by wireless from Honolulu, and it was
not until the arrival of the mail the following day, that the news reach
ed Maui. It would seem that Uncle Sam is almost leaning backwards
in his effort to stand straight in the matter of neutrality.
THE COST OF BAD ROADS.
EVERYBODY is trying to help the Kuiaha homesteader to get
U tter roads. The Chamljer of Commerce has taken up the
matter with energy, and will try to persuade the legislature to
do for the Kuiaha people what should have been done liefore the home
steads ojiened make some passable thoroughfares. It is figured that
during the past six weeks, the pineapple growers of Maui have lost,
through bad roads alone, between $30,000 and $50,000. In other words
the losses on this one season's crop have been equal to the cost of build
ing from 6 to 10 miles of macadam road.
ACCORDING to' all reports, some of the candidates in liana have
l)een making a lamentable spectacle of themselves in trying to
carry water on both shoulders. The man who will say one
thing one week and directly the opposite thing the next week, isn't the
kind of a representative the voters of Maui want.
In bars of about 5 lbs. each, price
8 cents per lb.
of Wall Per Ft-Lbs-
. 5-64in. .75
3-32in. 1 .50
1-8 in. 3.25
No extra charge for
cutting into speci
fied lengths. Price
10 cents per pound.
In bars of about 100 lbs. each, price
7 cents per lb.
In rolls 1-iGin. Thick by 8 Ft. 10
Inches Wide by 20 to 21 Ft. Long
Weight 1 lbs. per sq. ft. No extra
charge for cutting into specified
sizes. Price 10 cents per pound.
Quotations, F. O. B. Warehouse.
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