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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, MARCH 27, 1915.
THE MAUI NEAAS
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WILL J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANAGER
MARCH 27, 1915.
MILITARISM. I M EX ACE.
lt. YY. C. hitcner, U. S. A., in this issue of the Mal i News, re
views at considerable length the war history of the United States. The
article is interesting; hut we do not believe that the conclusions he
draws are sound. Lt Whitener endeavors to show that throughout our
history the American people have suffered from not having an adequate
army. Hut is this a fact? In the matter of our late Civil War lie quotes
authorities who hold that a comparatively small army of properly train
ed soldiers at the outbreak of that great conflict could have crushed out
the rebellion almost over night Hut would the smothering of the flames
at that period of crisis have cured the evil that brought about the war?
Yc believe not. Also he presumes that the strength of arms which
might have done this would hav e been in command of northern generals.
This would probably not have been the case.
I.t. Whitener brings out the fact that from the very start the Am
erican people have consistently applied the brakes to all efforts to build
up a powerful army. That this is still a guiding principle may well be
believed. And nothing in our own history nor in the light of modern
events, belies the fundamental wisdom of this basic policy. A great
army is a menace to the freedom of any people. Military power is an
arrogant and autocratic power. All history proves it. The true strength
of a nation is not in its army or navy, but in the character and intelli
gence of its people, which traits are not be.st conserved by military dis
cipline. In the matter of the National Guard, Hawaii today has an organ
ized militia fully proportionate in number to other parts of the country
on a basis of population; and much above the average on basis of citi
zen material to draw from. The idea of the militia (except in the
minds of the militarists) is simply an emergency police force. If the
national defense is the matter of consideration, it is up to the profess
ional soldiers of the Nation. It should not be forgotten that the United
States troops are no tstationed on Oahu for Hawaii's benefit.
ut the military influence in Hawaii is great, and there is quite
good reason to expect that it will ultimately succeed in dominating prac-
tically all lines of activity in the territory. An example of this drift
is to be seen in the bill now in the legislature, and which has already
passed the House, which will make practically every school boy. and
every man still able to walk, a subject of enforced military training.
Hut fortunately for our nation, the situation in Hawaii is not dupli
cated in any other part of the country. The American PEOPLE are
still at the helm, and they are not yet ready to turn the control over to
the tender mercies of a military oligarchy.
PROMOTION COMMITTEE FAVORS.
The Advertiser has jumped to the front as a champion of the Ha
waii Promotion Committee. As a matter of fact the work of this organ
ization in the past or at present, needs no defense. Until quite recently
the committee has devoted its efforts and limited resources to advertis
ing Hawaii on the mainland. Every cent spent was well spent. No
honest critic can deny that the Islands have received full value for its
money. Much of the results have come indirectly, and the effect of the
ten years of consistent work will be felt twenty years from r.ow.
Uut in the very nature of things, the methods of the promotion com
mittee will always excite criticism. U the past many persons believed
the committee should not devote all its energy iji advertising the Terri
tory's attractions, but should spend more time entertaining the visitors
to our shores. This idea is gradually being adopted, though we still be
lieve that the entertainment feature of the committee should not be
confused with the publicity end. Hut the organization of the promotion
body itself, and its relationship to the community of Honolulu and the
rest of the Territory are mattery that will never be entirely satisfactory
until all the counties have some kind of real representation. The com
mittee has been very courteous, and undoubtedly is doing everything
it can htink of to help the islands' tourist traffic. Maui is offered desk
room in the Honolulu office; and the Maui Chamber of Commerce has
just named one of its members to be sort of an agent for the committee
here on Maui. Put Maui must accept these .things as favors. For the
promotion committee is a committee in fact, the Honolulu Chamber of
Commerce being the parent bod-. Maui should have a REAL repre
sentative in the bod)'.
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A PLACE TO SAl'E $1000.
"If the supervisors will allow me sufficient funds ,1 will give the
visiting congressmen and distinguished guests of Hawaii, on behalf of
the City of Honolulu, a luau that they will never forget," declares
Mayor Lane. His Honor might just as truthfully promise to make in
delible dents on our visitors' think-plates for a good deal less than $1000.
The average malihini is duly impressed with 'most any kind of an old
luau but not always the way they are expected to be.
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Mahukona had some high rollers last week, so that the work
of unloading the schooner Annie Johnson was interfered with.
Wailuku was also visited by some "high rollers" recently which
however did no damage so far as we have heard.
Sealed tenders will be received by
.ihe Hoard of Supervisors up to 1
o'clock noon of Thursday, April 8,
191", for construction of school teach
ers' cottages at Olowalu and Kamie.
Plans and psecificaitoiiB may be ob
tained of the undersigned upon mak
ing a deposit of $3.00 for each set.
The Hoard of Supervisors reserves
the right to reject any and all bid.'.
lly order of the Board of Super
visors of the County of Maul.
VM. FRED. KAAE,
Mar. 27, Apr. 3.
TROUBLE IN MAKING PORT
After drifting about off the F.ist
Maul coast since last Monday, ihe
schooner ilonoipu, with a misecllaii
eous cargo for the. Hana plantation,
succeeded in beating into the Huna
port yesterday morning. Contrary
winds were responsible for her difcl
culty in Betting in. The Ilonoipu
will take a cargo of 1000 tons of su
gar from Kaelcku mill.
To whom it may concern:
Notice is hereby given that the
Committee on Agriculture, Forestry,
Promotion and Immigration, of the
House of Representatives of the Ter
ritory of Hawaii, iu which has been
referred Concurrent Resol'Mion No. C,
calling for an investigation into the
matter of the price paid by Sugar
Mill Corporations to farmers engaged
In Ihe raising of fugur cane, will hold
public meetings at the Executive
Building in Honolulu on March 16th,
19th, 23rd and 2Cth, 1915, at 7:30 P.
M. lor the purpose of pioceeding with
All persons interested in this matter
are invited to be present at said
meetings ,and all persons having uiy
information on the sunjett involved
may piesent same before the Commit
tee, either in person, by representa
tive, or by sworn statement.
D. F. It. ISENBERG,
Chairman on Committee of Agri
culture, Forestry, Promotion
Honolulu, March 11th, 1913.
March 20, 27.
Tel. No. 1062.
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