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TIIF, MAUI NEWS. SATURDAY. OCTOP.ER 3, 1914.
THE MAUI NEWS
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ALOHA. CIVIC COXVKXTION !
'(itini; lo.urithcr is always pod. Hut when in a spirit of mutual
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In siliilitii'S f the:
ind earnest endeavor to hroaden and
"Isles of Peace," all Hawaii "pis
toyi-tliiT." it is mi n than worth while. And in this ,'.ithcrin of 1"1 1
thi' fh if f hcncliciarv. Aloha. Civic Contention!
CONSISTENCY AXH PRAYERS.
Tomorrow, throughout the length -nid hreadth of our fair land,
American people at the behest of President W ilson will unite in of
mj; prayers for the restoration of peace to war-ridden Europe.
The chief function of a deity through all past aijcs had been to
strengthen the arms of bis followers and to confound their enemv. ile
wa primarily a war pul. Then came One who taught t!ie doctrine of
love ot ieace on earth, jjood-will towards all men. Iiom cried was
tnrncness of one's enemies and the retmninj; of good for evil. Whose
l ie example and teachings, if they meant anything at all. were dia
metrically oposcd to conflict or the doctrine of might. And many
.lalions became followers of this gnat Teacher.
Today most of these same nations are in bloody conflict, one with
another. All the primeval passions of th human lace are rampant. The
lust of battle is in the blood. Hate reigr.s supreme and love is a for
gotten thing. The race-old doctrine of r.n eye for an eye and a tooth
for a tooth, is the only rule of conduct.
Xor is this a matter for wonderment. Humanity is weak. It is
one thing to profess and to believe, and quite another thing to apply
these same professions avd beliefs. Nations are but aggregations of
individuals, and human nature is the same everywhere. Put the anom
aly of it all is that nations that are frankly putting behind them the doc
trines they have professed to believe, should be able to appeal their
cause to their professed divinity, not only for justification, but for aid
in their cause of murdering their fillowmen. That contending forces
ran pray to the same gentle Christ for aid in slaughtering each other,
is difficult for. the mind to grasp, and forces the conclusion that the
Christianity of the so-called Christian nations is but a thin veneer.
And tomorrow all America, by proclamation of our President, will
engage in prayer to this same God, beseeching peace for stricken
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SUNDAY AMUSKMENTS AND PLT.LIC MORALS.
The ministers of Honolulu are preparing to crusade against the
proposal of the moving picture theaters to give Sunday performances.
They might find a good many things much more serious to oppose. It
is difficult to see the difference between a Sunday baseball game and
a clean moving picture exhibition on Sunday, from the standpoint of
public morals. Yet the former has hem permitted for many years
in this Territory, on the generally accepted plea that it furnishes a
healthful recreation for the people. The same argument should apply
to the mov ing pictures, only in greater digree, for more people attend
these shows than care to see ball games. Honolulu is coming to be
a very cosmopolitan city cosmopolitan in taste as well as in nationali
ties. And there are thousands of persons there now to whom Sunday
is a day of boredom. It is well enough to argue that the churches are
open, or that the walking in the parks is excellent, llecause these things
satisfy you, and delight me, is no reason why you and I should try
to force the man across the street to accept them also. His views
are entitled to as much respect as our own. What Honolulu really
needs is many more kinds of amusements and distractions for the people
during their leisure hours. And as long as these are of a character not
essentially prejudicial to morality, they will be blessings to the com
munity. Any man who has had any normal amount of experience in
city life does not have to be convinced that "killing time" on the streets,
is about the most demoralizing occupation a young man can indulge in.
And Honolulu is getting to be notorious for this kind of indulgence.
The objection to Sunday moving pictures is mistaken and mischievous.
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The people of Hawaii are asked to back a P.uy-a-P.ale-of-Cotton
scheme to help the poor cotton grower, whose product is left on his
hands on account of the war in Europe. The suggestion is timely. by
not we launch a Puy-a-Ton-of-l 'iueapples movement to help the poor
pineapple grower in Hawaii. And byc-and-bye, when the tariff cut
gets in its work, we can start a Puy-a-Ton-of-Sugar proposition to
help the poor sugar planter keep his head above water.
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A STRIDE IN RIGHT DIRECTION.
With 11. Gooding Field occupying a desk in the Promotion Com
mittee, as secretary of the tuna club, Maui ought to fare as well as
present conditions will permit. Maui will never come into her own
until she has another wharf or two, and some more roads; and the
most urgent of these is a road for vehicles to the top of Haleakala.
We've got the goods, the trouble is in delivering them.
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Talk about the irony of fate! Maui's polo team won three straight
games from Oahu this year, but lost the fourth one, and with this one
w ent the championship of the Islands for 1914.
WAR NEWS MORE ACCURATE.
HONOLULU, Sept. 30. For the first time since the war began announce
ments from London and Berlin regarding same events, have begun to ap
proach relative conformity. Comparisons of announcements establish the
fact that the German right has been bent backward until now at right angles
to line of center and left. Nowhere is there a confirmation of report that
German right has been broken.
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