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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1914.
THE MAUI NEVAS
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Entered at the Post Offlrp at Wailuku, Maui. Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Hvery Saturday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
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WILL J. COOPER, : : : EDITOR AND MANAGER
SATURDAY, : : : : : : OCTOBER 31, 1914.
DELEGATE TO CONGRESS, : J. K. KALANIANAOLE
SENATOR, : : : W. T. ROBINSON
W. E. CROCKETT,
P. J. GOODNESS,
R. J. K. NAWAIIINE,
A. F. TAVARES,
THE PLEBISCITE SHOULD CARRY.
Besides electing the ticket which heads this coiumn, Maui citizens are
to he called upon to exercise another duty on next Tuesday, in again
expressing their opinions regarding the issuance of county bonds for
a number of specified improvements. With some eliminations, the pres
ent plebiscite questions are the same as voted upon last June, and which
'ailed to carry because an insufficient number of the registered voters
took the trouble to visit the polls. We believe that most of the items
will be carried this time, and that they should carry. There is no
question that all of them are improvements that are needed. All are
improvements that may properly be built from bond money, and one
of them at least will not only pay for its cost directly, but will pay
i fair return on the investment provided it is properly administered.
fhe others are permanent improvements which will pay for themselves
n the benefit they will be to the public generally.
It is easy to find fault with the items selected. There is good reason
to believe that a mistake is made in scattering our shot so widely. But
it is extremely doubtful if these objections weigh sufficiently to war
rant the defeat of the proposition. The principle of the county passing
:n its own bonds is sound, the only objectionable feature being that
the Governor still has the power to nullify any item he may see fit to
;ibject to. But it is better than the log rolling methods by which the
bounties in the past have been compelled to get money through terri
torial loans. This is an opportunity to try out the new plan, and it
-hould not be neglected.
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SIDESTEPPING THE LEGISLATURE.
Superintendent Kinney, of the department of public instruction, is
doing his best to make the abolishing of the vocational training course
in the public schools, appear to be a popular shifting about of the hours
for school work. As a matter of fact the intent of the legislature has
been sidestepped, and while the money appropriated for the work is
!eing pent just the same, the -possible benefits are now limited to a
favored few. Being given entirely outside of school hours, it becomes
a purely voluntary "study". The pupil whose time before and after
school is demanded by parents; or who is simply disinclined to take
the work, cannot be compelled to do so'. The department takes the
stand that it is a special privilege and if it can't be appreciated by pupils
or parents it is their own lookout. If it is really a good thing, why
should this vocational training not be pressed upon our youth under our
compulsory education laws, in the same manner as is reading and arith
metic? If all cannot have the benefits, why should the people's money
be spent on the privileged few?
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THE ADMINISTRATION AND MAUI'S NEEDS.
Governor Pinkham's attitude towards Maui's public improvements
should win him friends here. If he is able to have carried out the
recommendations of his Superintendent of Public Works, Maui's posi
tion of importance in the territory will be immeasurably increased.
Apparently the Executive has a clear conception of the responsibilities
of the territory in connection to counties, as is shown by his recognition
of the fact that a road to the top of Haleakala is a territorial asset,
and not merely a county improvement. Superintendent Forbes not
only recommends that the territory take the initiative in this big job,
but urges the importance of a wharf at Lahaina. The carrying through
of these two projects will probably mean more to Maui than any other
half dozen plans that have ever been suggested.
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BRAINS AND GOOD BUSINESS.
The Matson Navigation Company deserves the thanks of every well
wisher of Hawaii for its action in holding the steamer Wilhelmina for
tour hours at San Francisco, in order that Entomologist D. T. Fullaway,
of the Hawaii Experiment Station might not be left behind. Mr.
Fullaway was racing across the continent with a lot of tiny insects
which he had collected in Africa at much cost of time and money, and
which it is hoped, will rid the islands of the pest of the Mediterranean
fruit fly. The problem of keeping these parasites alive was a serious
one, and the loss of even a few hours in his schedule, might have meant
the failure of the entire enterprise. Mr. Fullaway telegraphed to the
steamship company and the Wilhelmina was held until his train could
reach San Francisco.
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WHERE JUSTICE DOESN'T LAG.
Three criminal trials, five civil cases tried before a jury, and some
fifteen or twenty matters, criminal and civil, permanently disposed of,
besides a lot of routine work, all within five working days, is the
record which Judge Edings has established in his first term of court in
this circuit. Besides this there is good reason to believe that there
will not be a single appeal taken to a higher court in any of these
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The whole pineapple industry will of necessity reap the benefit of a
fine line of advertising being carried on by the firm of Libby, McNeill
& Libby in the country newspapers of the mainland. Of course the
company is advertising particularly its own pack, but it is Hawaiian
pineapples that is getting the benefit. The country press is also probably
a more valuable medium than the high-priced periodicals which the
canners' association has tried out at various times.
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The Territorial Board of Immigration went out of business about a
year too soon. With Belgian refugees seeking more peaceful lands,
and thousands of other nationalities shaken out of their grooves by the
war, there certainly should be some fine colonizing material for the
active labor agent to choose from, just about now.
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