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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY. OCTOBER 10, 1914.
THE MAUI NEUS
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OCTOP.ER 10. 1014.
SUCCOR FOR STRICKEN EUROPE.
As a matter of course Hawaii is taking a prominent part in the
raising of funds for the relief of the sufferers in war-scourged Eu
rope. The only criticism which may he offered in this connection is
that the effectiveness of Hawaii's aid may suffer from unecessary dupli
cation. At least four funds are being raised in the Inlands. The Ger
man and P.ritish communities have each one; a "War Relief Commit
tee", composed of leading citizens is raising a fund to relieve the suffer
ing of the widows and orphans caused by the war, irrespective of
nationality; and the American Red Cross Association is also raising a
fund for its work.
The Mali Xkws will be glad to receive contributions to any of
these funds. It has been particularly requested to do so on behalf of
the War Relief Committee, which was launched in Honolulu by Judge
Dole and others. The committee which has the active work of this
organization in hand consists of W. R. Cattle. W. R. Earrington. C.
K. Ai, J. A. Rath, and C. lledemann. The money which it collects is
to be diMributcd proportionately among the nations involved, and is
for relief of widows and orpans only. It is not a Red Cross matter.
Here on Maui, a real Red Cross fund is now being raised. J.
Patterson, of llamakuapoko, a member of the Association, and D. C.
Lindsay, are receiving contributions which will go directly to the
national headquarters of the American society, in Washington.
There is no doubt that the money collected through all .of these
channels will be well used. It is a matter of personal opinion as to
ju.st which is preferable.
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A WORTH-WHILE CONVENTION
The Third Annual Civic Convention, which Maui had the honor
of entertaining, was undoubtedly the most successful of these gather
ings yet held. The delegates from all parts of the Territory went away
feeling that it had been time well spent, and enthusiastic in their praise
of Maui's hospitality. On the other hand Maui has probably profited
in greater degree than any other part of the Territory. While the work
of the convention concerned every part of the Territory, Maui's at
tractions, Maui's problems, and Maui's aspirations were naturally in
the foreground, and much of the good results likely to follow from this
gathering will be of direct benefit to this county. Thus Maui's road
problems lent a powerful argument to 1 ack up the resolutions finally
adopted on this subject of such vital interest to all the islands. Again
Maui's perplexities in way of tourist business, are likely to find direct
solution as the result of this convention. It is, of course, a matter
of much gratification to everyone on Maui, that our. visitors should
carry away with them such pleasant memories of their entertainment
here. The Chamber of Commerce, and the committees which had the
burden of arranging for the big gathering, deserve the sincere thanks
of the entire community for the credit which their hard work brought
to our island.
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THE CONVENTION KEYNOTE.
The key-note of the Civic Convention may properly be considered
to have been embodied in the song which the Honolulu Ad Club sang
on any and all occasions. Here are the words:
Oh, we'll have roads, roads, roads:
You bet your bottom dollar we'll have roads !
We have the money and we'll furnish all the men :
We don't know just when
They've fooled around, and fooled around, and
fooled around again :
Eut we'll have roads, roads, roads,
Prince Cupid even says that we'll have roads so fine !
And with Joe Fern a-vvorking
And the Ad Club not shirking
We'll have roads, roads, roads !
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II ALEAK A LA AND THE FUTURE.
A rest house on Ilaleakala is a good thing for those who are
athletic enough to reach it. Rut Maui can never realize properly on
her most valuable asset until the mountain climber can do his climbing
while seated comfortably in the tonneau of a high-powered motor
car. Worth Aiken, the original Ilaleakala booster, despairs of living
to see this day; but the probabilities are that if Mr. Aiken lives another
t.ve years he will see this very tiling. And it would not be at all
surprising should he live to see an electric railroad handling the traffic
to the summit. This will come sometime. How soon, depends entirely
uiKjn the growth of touri.st travel to these Islands.
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KEEP THE ENGINEER OUT OF POLITICS.
The decision of the Hoard of Supervisors to employ an expert
livil engineer, is one that will meet with the approval of every citi
zen of Maui who believes in efficient management of the County's
business. If the engineer is now given a free hand, and is not inter
fered with in the selection of the men he must direct, Maui will un
doubtedly be able to save the amount of the engineer's salary many
times over, besides having a system of roads that will be a cause tor
pride inMead of a reproach. In short, keep the engineer's office out
of politics. This is the only secret of Kauai's high grade roads.
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TRYING IT ON THE DOG.
There was some question in the Convention as to the wisdom of
including the civil service section in the resolutions which were finally
adopted in connection w ith the proposed good roads legislation. While
civil service in road maintenance would in all probability spell effi
ciency, still it might not be a bad idea to try it out in a small way
first. The bill to be drafted might be made applicable to only the
County of Honolulu, and given a tryout of two years. It isn't the
fastest way to go aboui it, but it might attain the desired result sooner,
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