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Till; MAUI NFAVS, SATURDAY, SKPTKMHF. 12, 1914
the Maui news
I'.ntered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter
A. Republican Paper Published in the Interest ol the People
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Vote today as though you were hiring a man to handle YOUR OWN
PERSONAL affairs, and you are pretty sure to vote right.
HELP Tllli SUPERVISORS
POLITICS lias no place in Maui's county Government. Dr. Ray
mond is a democrat; luit as a supervisor, he declares that he
stands solely for efficiency in the administration of the county's
business. To this end he should have the cordial support of every good
citizen. As the Xicws has said before, the only way to jjet ood county
government is for the citizens to stand right hack of its supervisors and
HIvI.I them to deliver the Roods. The Chamber of Commerce has
taken up the matter of helping the Haiku district n'ct belter roads. This
is the ri.cht idea. If the chamber would have a carefully selected com
mittee of men who would work sympathetically with the Hoard all the
time, toward Rood county government there wouldn't be any need of
kicking about the shortcomings of the Hoard's personnel. There is
nothing- in this tiling of hiring a public servant and then lying' in wait
for a chance to apply the boot. Good government is a tiling hard to
buy with money, but it comes cheaply when the community is willing
to take an intelligent interest in its own affairs.
THAT TOURIST PROPOSITION
AI'TKR quoting a portion of the Xi'.ws' editorial with reference to
the relationship between the various islands in the matter of
promotion work, the Advertiser in a recent issue, makes the fol
This appears to be rather a narrow view to take of the mat
ter. The promotion committee offers to Maui the same publi
city that it offers to all other islands and, as a matter of fact,
has of late been booming the Huleakala trip particularly. The
Advertiser has consistently referred to that trip as one which
tourists should make.
Maui has been contributing fifty dollars a month, The Ad
Club is trying to raise a fund of f 41100 a mouth, the present
available fund being $2000. Maui's fifty has been one-fortieth
of what has been spent, and, if continued, would be one-eightieth.
That is, if Maui only got what she pai i for, she would
receive a visit from one out of every eighty tourists who come
to Honolulu as a direct result of the work of the promotion
committee, to say nothing of the local tourists, the Ilonolulans
who go to Maui as a result of the publicity given to the island
in the Honolulu press and the promotion bureau.
It is absurd to say that Honolulu needs the other islands
more than the other islands need Honolulu. It would be absurd
to say the contrary. There is no question about anyone "need
ing" anyone else, any more than it can be said that the right
arm needs the left leg. We are part of the whole, and each is
essential to all the rest. Promotion work is not and should
not be made a matter of any one part of the group against the
rest. This is a "get-together" season, a pull-together time,
not a time for local bickerings or inter -island jealousies.
TiiK Honolulu people have drawn some wrong conclusions in this
matter. Maui 'knows that the work of the promotion committee
is along the right lines. Maui people appreciate the fact the
tourist business is worth cultivating. In fact, as this paper emphasized,
the subject is one that is discussed a very great deal here. We also
appreciate the fact that the grandeur of llaleakala and the beauties of
the Koolau ditch country of Maui have been much dwelt upon, especi
ally during the past year, in advertising the Territory on the mainland.
It is good stuff. Maui has the goods and knows it, and it will doubt
less go far towards bringing visitors to the Islands. But we do not 1e
lieve that Maui is going to benefit in any appreciable degree, under
present circumstances and through no fault of the Honolulu boosters,
TIIK AYKRAGK TOURIST CANNOT OR WILL NOT RIDK
KIGHT MILKS ON TIIK HACK OF A MUI.K TO SKK ANY SCKN
KRY THAT UK CAN CONCKIYK OK. And when he decides that
llaleakala is out of the question for him, it is going to take some very
unusual argument to persuade him that Maui is worth seeing at all As
for the Ditch Trail country, it is practically impossible for even local
people to see it, even though they are willing to ride 20 to 40 miles
through an exceptionally wet country. So the two chief advertising
features of Maui lose their force.
The Advertiser figures that according to the proportion paid by Maui
to promotion work she should receive about 1-40 of the tourists that
come to the Islands. In other words if 4000 visitors came last year,
Maui should have received 100. It is doubtful if as a matter of fact
she received even this ratio. And even if this island contributed funds
sufficient to double the present promotion work, it is quite certain that
she will not profit above the present rate.
When Maui has a steamship landing at Lahaina, and a road to the
to) of llaleakala, then, and not until then, will she begrn to realize in
any real measure on her wonderful attractions. Uoth of these should
be matters of territorial concern, inasmuch as they are primarily of
benefit to the tourists, who' should be considered as territorial, and not
local assets. The same thing might be said of the belt road around
windward Maui. This project was in progress, until Governor I'ink-
ham saw fit to over-ride the action of the legislature which appropriated
money through the bond act for this work. The same thing happened
with reference to the Lahaina wharf.
It is interesting to note that if Oahu cannot understand Maui's atti
tude, i.auai apparently appreciates it quite tuilv. 1 lie following is
from the Garden Island, of this week:
Sometime ago the Maui Chamber of Commerce decided to
withdraw its financial support from the Hawaii Promotion
Committee, and now we hear that the Valley Islanders will
carry on a tourist promotion scheme ol their own, by keeping
a man in Honolulu for the purpose of steering tourists definite
ly to the island of Maui.
We do not charge any laxness on the part of the Hawaii
Promotion Committee in its efforts to steer touristsour way and
to Maui and to West Hawaii. In fact we are prepared to con
cede that very strenuous efforts have been made by it, at times
along those lines. What we do think, however, is that the
Hawaii Promotion Committee is incapable of "delivering the
goods,'' in so far as the Islands, outside of Honolulu and the
' Volcano route, are concerned.
It has, therefore, come to a pass where if Maui, Kauai and
other islands districts desire tourists they must themselves go
to Honolulu after them. If sufficiently interested, the business
like way to go about it is to keep meu at Honolulu for the pur
pose of directing tourists to the individual, outside localities
relerred to; and in this respect, Maui is on the right tack. We
shall waUh the Maui experiment with interest, and with every
hope that it may prove successful.
Returning directly to the subject of tourist promotion, we
are unable to see why Kauai ami Maui should contribute to the
expense of inducing travel on the Honolulu-Hilo route unless
there should be hope of more tourists "seeping" through into
these localities than have been in evidence in the past. It
would be just as reasonable for the Hawaii Promotion Com
mittee to contribute to the support of the tourUt committeesof
San 1'rancisco and Los Angeles, on the ground of the travel
that might "seep" through over there into Honolulu. Suggest
the latter projxisition to Honolulu, ami Honolulu would go
"up in the air." Ami at the same time Honolulu expects Maui
ami Kauai to do that very thing.
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