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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, MAKCII 13, 1915.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Saturday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietors and Publishers
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WILL J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANAGER
MARCH 13. 1915.
01 R Dl'TY TO MEXICO.
.Mexico would In.' a splendid place for Americans were it not for
llie Mexicans. Since we can't very conveniently eliminate the Mexicans
I there are some very enthusiastic advocates of some such policy) the
best tiling we can do is to keep out and keep our hands off. If there
are still foreigners in that unhappy land, as President Wilson's near
ultimatum indicates there are, it might he well to once more help them
to get out. though what they are doing there at this stage of the game,
i. a mystery. As for sending an American army into the country with
the idea of bringing order out of the general chaos, the game isn't worth
:t. Some of our loud-mouthed patriots ami advocates of peace with a
!,ig stick, who slop over with sentimental gush about our brave soldiers,
value the lives of these same Americans so lightly that they would will
ingly sacrifice untold numbers of them in a nasty guerilla warfare that
in all probability would last for years. We say again, it isn't worth it.
live tlie Mexicans time, and there is every reason to believe they will
wink out their own salvation. "Mutt in," and we not only instantly
unite all of the lighting factions in venomous hatred against ourselves
as the common enemy, but we complicate the situation past any possi
bility of foreseeing the outcome. Racially the Mexicans are practically
identical with most of the Central and South American nations. Most
of these appear to have pretty well passed' their stage of national meas
les and mumps, such as now afflicts Mexico. And what is more they
did it without outside help, for the nnn part. Mexico can do as well.
The present stale of anarchy U-'-ow the Kio (irande is nothing unex
pected. For years the saying was: "After Diaz, the deluge." That
storm is now raging. The dammed up passion of half a century of
iron despotism, cannot expend itself in a day. The situation is not at all
unnatural. I'.ut what of the egotism of the man who tells us that we are
the appointed agents of providence in this matter. Maybe we are, but
the American people want to hear the call a good deal more clearly than
it lias vet come, and through prophets who flaunt the fetish of militar
ist a little less enthusiastically.
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ULOCKIXC THE MARKETIXC DIVISIOX.
The protest of the Kula farmers' association against the interfer
ence of the House agricultural committee in purchasing of supplies
through the Territorial Marketing Division, is well taken, if the facts
are what they seem to be. The Marketing Division was organized solely
to help the farmers of the islands. If it is right for it to do this by sell
ing the farmers' crops to best advantage for him, it is also right for it
to help him save money in the purchase of his supplies. When the divi
sion was started not a few protests were made that private rights to
gouge the small producer were being invaded. As results have proved,
the farmer has been helped, the consuming public has profited, the
regular tradesmen have had their business improved, and nobody has
been hurt. The same thing will be true with the purchasing end of the
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KEEP THE MOCIES CI.EAX.
Honolulu just at present is being agitated over a number of moving
picture plays now being billed, which are declared to be highly objection
able as tending to excite race prejudice and to subvert morality. It is
probable that the Honolulu theater nun will recognize the significance
of these protests and withdraw the pictures in question. It is also stH
less likely that Maui managers, who are closely identified with the life of
the community, and have the interests of Maui at heart as citizens, will
take any chances in bringing questionable attractions here. The fac'
that the public has not up to the present insisted on a censorship of plays
oltcred am where in the Territory, is a high compliment to the mov ie
men; but it is a means that may always be invoked in case protection
loes become necessary.
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LET L'S HAVE A DECSI OX.
If Maui won the Carnival baseball series, she should have the cup.
If she didn't win. she doesn't want a trophy that was won by another
team. The All-Chinese team was entirely too quick with its generosity.
If it won the cup and desired to make Maui a present of it, as a mark
of good feeling, it should have waited until the committee formally de
cided the winner. As it is, the Honolulu sport writers and the Hono
lulu fans generally take the attitude that the Chinese were the real win
ners of the tied game. It isn't the cup that Maui wants, but a decision.
This is the stand that the Maui Athletic Association has taken, and it
is a stand that all Maui will approve.
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Complaint comes from Oahu that Maui school teachers do not take
much interest in the proposed teachers pension bill now before the leg
islature. This is easily explained. Very few of Maui's school ma'ams
expect to teach after they are married. The few men teachers in the
county don't count.
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How'd you like to be a lawyer in the Smart case?
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