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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1914.
T HE M A U I N EVAS
Ktitercd at the Tost Office at Wailuku. Maui. Hawaii, as second-class matter
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest ot the People
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Will. ). Cooper
Editor and MariHger
OCTOBER 24, 1914.
MAUI MADE A HIT WITH
HER CONVENTION GUESTS
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There seems to be no douht that Maul made a very pleasant impression
on Ihe delegates to the bis rivic convention, held here three weeks bko.
Many complimntary things have appeared in the press of the Islands con
terning Maui's part in the his event, and the two reprinted below are but
samples of most of the others:
MAI t NO KA OI. I MAUI NO KA 01!
Uy ED TOWSB In Sunday Advcitlser.
Maul is a revelation to the every
day Honolulu man. It's bo big and
bully in so many different ways. Yu
don't realize the full import and real
strength of the saying that God made
the county and man made the city
'oitil you glimpse such a place as lies
between Iao Valley and Haleakala.
This location teems with features as
iocs the grand court of a world ex
position.' First there are the men
and women. They are full itature,
healthy, laughing, loyal, unselfish,
friendiy. . Of course there Is nothing
..on Oahu like Puunene Mill, or the
roads in and out of Kahulul, Wailuku,
Paia, Laliama, or the banking facili
ties, or the placing of churches and
public buildings or the railway service
to the camp9 and schools. Howeser,
these are the necessary, business
things, like their hotels.
It is in th.-s express'.ci: of the civic
or philathropic spirit that Maui leads
in such a remarkable way. Who
started it ali"' I don't know, but fie
creative genius and the broad, glow
ing, hopeful vision of the late Henry
P. Baldwin is responsible for most of
There are few vintas anywhere to
compare with the long avenues of
interlacing trees at old Spreckelsvllle
and around Puunene. Note the model
detention camps for H. C. & S. Co.
and for Paia.
The hospitals at Puunene and Paia
are worthy chapters In the history of
'Hawaii. After teeing these magnifi
cent institutions, who can say that
the plantation employer does not care
for the welfare of his people? But
ahead of these were the day nurseries
and the parks, with fountains and
statuary. Playgrounds are at every
turn about the large sugar estate.
Honolulu has no such tennis courts
as those at Paia and Puunene. At
the litter pla'.'e is a swimming pool
equal to any at San Francisco. The
boAiins; alleys there are perfect.
At a central point Is a race track.
There are numerous baseball fields
and polo grounds in a couple or three
Everything that the best thought
could possibly suggest for the rova
fort and diversion and protection
of the greatest number has been pro
vided with lavish hand.
At the Paia church, where are
memorial windows worthy of any
cathedral they are finishing a "Com
munity house" that would contain
four of the Central Union "rar'sh
house." And all thia is immense and
impressive. Still, there is much more.
That retreat for old or aged people,
somewhere near Paia, Is a subtle,
bashful benevolence. Why, they act
ually had to send to Honolulu for
material at first. They don't have
the women carry their babies to the
.lay nursery. Not at all. The planta
tion collects the little ones in the
morning and sends them home again
!n the evening. Cy the same token,
Paia nospital has its own ambulance,
something the Queen's Hospital at
Honolulu Is denied. Another glory
of Maul Is the pensioned plantation
laborer or artisan of every national
ity. Truly the evening of life Is made
nappy for the faithful vho have borne
the burden of the heat of the day.
The people over there are uncom
plaining. To them nothing on Maui
is in a bad way. Even the Haiku road
is either but an incident of the rainy
season or an object lesson la traffic
economics. To the people of Maui
everything Is good and getting bat
ter, including even their neighbors
'and the preachers. The big man of
the Island and he is a big man
presided at the Glvle Convention with
fine ability and rare tact, bat Mb at
titudo was simply that he waa just
one of them. Very human and ex
cellent mixers were the four or five
clergymen active in all public affairs.
In short, n Cne, Maui has an atmos
phere. It's good to go there.
As hosts, the Valley Islanders made
a record for themselves during the
great civic convention of last Satur
day, Sunday and Monday, and those
fortunate ones of Oahu, Hawaii and
Kauai who were members of the vis
iting delegations will long remember
the warm welcome accorded th.m on
Maui, while the memory of that is
land's" natural charms will often hire
thesn back again, or, if they tlnm
selves have not always the opportun
ity of visiting Maui when the spirit
moves, they will go there by p.-oxv.
through urging others to make t!:e
Maui's heart was in the glad greet
ing she extended to the guests the
cordiality of her fine citizens must be
a reflection of the island's own hospi
table personality, for it is a beauti
ful land of magnificent heights, gen
erous reaches, luxuriant vales and
Not a dull moment crept into the
three days of the big, brotherly,
boosting convention of live people, all
working and wishing for the one
prime object the forwarding of the
best Interests of all the islands in the
manner most effective and most satis
factory to the whole territory. Maui'
spirit of enthusiasm and energy
matched anything that was there to
represent the other Islands, and
Maui's welcome and Maui's zeai have
certainly made an impression on the
people of the rest of this archipelago
an undying impression.
The descent of the other islanders
upon the Valley Isle was a hip-hurrah
from beginning to end, but the
enthusiasm engendered is not going
to fade out with the fleeting echoes
of the cheers. Maul is very earnest
about her share In forwarding tl-e
Territory's interests, and equally earn
est about reaping her share of the
benefits. It is not going to-be a ques
tion whether Maui can keep- pace
with the promotion activities of the
rest of the group; it seems more
likely that Oahu, Hawaii and Kauai
must look well to their efforts or they
will be outstripped.
The people of Maul are to be par
ticularly congratulated because of the
thoroughly happy and successful man
ner la which they bandied the crowd
of visitors. This hospitality was
splendidly illustrated by Bill Field
of the Maul Hotel at Wailuku, and
George Freeland of the Pioneer Hotel
at Lahaina, these gentlemen being in
charge of the big stunts at either end.
As hosts they know no superiors. They
clearly demonstrated Maui's ability to
comfortably and delightfully entertain
large numbers of visitors. The facili
ties presented the big crowd of guests
were all that could be wished
Maul has entertained her sister i vies
and has pleased them mightily, r.nd
much good will come of the splendid
part she has performed.
No wonder that all who hr.ve i;ny
acquaintance with that lovely island
declare from the 'bottom of their
hearts, "Maul no ka oi! there's no
place like Maui!" Tropic Topics.
Diplheria Still Preva
lent in Paia and Haiku
Dlp'heria is still causing the health
department some little concern on
Maui, although it is believed that It is
now well In hand. At the present time
the only known cases are in the vic
inity of Paia, and these are all on the
road to recovery.
A young Japanese child, the daugh
ter of a truck farmer at Haiku, died
last week of the disease, and the par
ents and one or two other "contacts"
are under quarantine. No other cases
have thus far developed in the dis
trict. It is stated that Wailuku district
and West Maul are at present free
from any cases or suspects.
NORTHWEST S REDWOOD
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Tel. No. 1062.
Kahului, Maui, T. 11.