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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1914,
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THE MAUI NEWS
Hutere.l Bt the Post OfTiceat Wailuku. Maui. Hawaii, as second-clast. matUr
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest oi the People
Issued Every Saturday.
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W 111. J. Cooper
Bclltor ctnd Wanagier
OCTOBER 17, 1914.
t REPUBLICAN TICKET.
LEGATE TO CONGRESS, : J. K. KALANIANAOLE
NATOR. : : W. T. ROBINSON
W. F. CROCKETT,
P. J. GOODNESS,
R. J. K. NAWAHINE,
A. F. TAVARES,
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ECl'TIVE VALUATION OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING.
It is tlilVicult to sec how the school department is to justify its action
in virtually eliminating the vocational training course from the public
school curriculum. It is true that this work it is stated, is to be carried
en outside of the regular school hours, which means that any value
which it may have is to be lost to a large proportion of the pupils. The
plea advanced that the course is available to all those who wish it, is
unsound, and is an admission in itself that the department does not
attach the same importance to it as it attaches to the other school work
The "three r's" are not optional with the pupil or his parents. Society
lias decreed that the ignorance of parents cannot be permitted to de
prive a child of its inalienable right to a primary education. The idea
of the last legislature in providing for this vocational work was to
help the child "rind himself," and ot dignify in the childish mind labor
performed with the hands. Perhaps this is a dream an "impracticable
theory " but it does not seem becoming for an executive branch o
a popular government to deliberately nullify an act of the law makers
of that government. Besides, the department has not even the excuse
that the work has been given a fair trial and was found impracticable.
TEAM WORK AND GETTING THINGS FOR MAUI.
The republican campaign on Maui has started. The candidates are
touring the County canvasing for votes. If the people of Maui expect
to get all that they should get from the next Legislature there is but
one thing to do, and that is elect the full republican ticket to the Legis
lature. Now this isn't political dope it is common sense. 'There are
six representatives to be elected, and one senator. The republican
ticket is the only one that has candidates for all these places. The
democrats have but htree men on the field for the House, and one for
the Senate. To get results Maui's delegation must be a unit must
s tand together as one man right through the next session. This can
be expected with a split ticket. Maui needs some important things that
can only be had by the hardest kind of work. If she has six votes i
the House that can be counted upon absolutely to work in harmony,
half the fight is won. On the other hand, if our delegation is divided
by party lines, our effectiveness is weakened, and we stand a fine show
of being side-tracked on all important matters.
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FILIPINOS AND THE CRIME CALENDAR.
The disproportionate number of crimes of violence which are being
fixed upon the Filipino elemet of the population, should give the sugar
planters' association pause in case it is considering importing any more
of this race as laborers. The Island of Hawaii has had a dreadful wave
of crime during the past few months, including almost every crime of
iolence on the calendar; and out of thirty indictments returned by the
grand jury last week, twenty of them are against Filipinos. Four or
live of these are for murder, and all are charged with penal offenses.
The police records of Maui and Oahu, while not so red as those of
the Big Island, are bad enough, and the Filipino ratio in each instance
is large. There are doubtless good people among the Filipinos but there
is strong reason to suspect that the labor agents overlooked most of
these when they were doing their recruiting.
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A LAW THAT MIGHT HELP.
There is a law in Hawaii making it unlawful for anyone to own a
revolver or other firearm' or any ammunition for such weapon, unless
he has declared same to the County Clerk, who is charged with the
task of recording it. The statute also requires dealers in firearms to
hae their stock thus recorded at frequent intervals, and to keep a record
of the names of purchasers of firearms as well as the factory numbers
f firearms sold. There is strong suspicion that this law is a dead
letter at least outside of Oahu although it carries a penalty of a
$500 fine for those who have arms and fail to have them recorded,
In view of the recent crimes in some parts of the Territory, in which
firearms have appeared in unwarranted hands it is interesting to know
thai we have a firearms law on our statute books.
MAUI CONTRIBUTIONS TO WAR RELIEF.
Several hundred dollars have been contributed by Maui residents
towards the American Red Cross Association work, and the mcjney
will be forwarded direct to the Washington headquarters by the Bald
win Naitonal Bank, which is receiving the funds for this cause. The
ppeal made by the War Relief Committee, of Honolulu, which is
collecting funds for the relief of the widows and oqdians caused by
the great conflict, is meeting with a few responses. The Maui NiOWS
will receive subscriptions to this fund, and transmit them to the com
NORTHWEST s REDWOOD
Tel. No. 1062.
Kahului, Maui, T. H.
mittee in Honolulu.