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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1915.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
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WILL J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANAGER
APRIL, 10, 1915.
A DILL THAT SHOULD PASS.
A bill of much importance to Maui was introduced in the House
on Monday by Representative Goodness. It provides for the reappor
tionment of the balance of the Loan Fund money due Maui, amounting
to some $150,000. Of this amount $44,000 is to be applied to building
macadam roads in the Kuiaha-Pauwela-Kaupakalua homestead district ;
$54,000 will be applied to the construction of a storage reservoir at
Olinda ; $19,000 will rebuild the Wailuku and Kahului waterworks sys
tem; and the balance will carry out the needed work in roads and brid
ges in Kihei, Kahakuloa, and Hana districts. Except for the first item,
the money is to be spent on practically the same projects as was pro
posed for the county bonds. The bill is an "administration measure".
It will pass unless killed through the opposition of the Maui delegation
in the legislature, because the money is already appropriated for Maui,
and no other part of the Territory has any interest in it one way or
another, except possibly for trading purposes.
But the measure should not be killed.
First: Because the Maui Chamber of Commerce, practically all of
the Maui members in the legislature, the territorial civic convention
and public sentiment in the Islands generally, has pledged the Kuiaha
homesteaders a road system that will make impossible the terrible con
ditions and fearful losses of last summer.
Second: Because of the distressing situation which right now
exists for lack of an adequate water supply throughout the Kula, Maka
wao, and Paia districts. The Kula sanitarium is now hauling water,
Stock is beginning to die, this early in the season, for lack of water in
Kula; and Makawao and Paia residents have been without water for
The other projects are smaller, but scarcely less urgent. In the
homesteads, careful estimates show that the losses on fruit and excess
ive rate of hauling, cost the pineapple growers in the one season, almost
the amount that is now asked for for a permanent road system. There
is no question at all of the saneness of this investment it will pay
large in increased tax values. And the Kula system should pay also,
besides relieving very real distress. New homesteads are soon to be
opened that must be supplied with water; and the development of
Kula proper in the last year or two, indicates something of what may
be expected in the future development of the district. To refuse to
pass the Goodness bill will work great harm and will profit nobody.
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OUR OVER ZEALOUS MILITARISTS. 1
It begins to look a little as though the military hog-tie on the
Governor had slipped a trifle. At all events the chief executive upset
a nice plan prepared by the army people to further militarize the Is
lands, when he refused to help out with the organization of three more
National Guard companies on Maui. He says that the Territory cannot
afford the luxury just now. And in this connection, by the way, it
comes to us very straight, that the screws put on the House members to
get their vote for the Holstein compulsory military service bill, would
put the Spanish inquisiiton methods to shame. It is high time the real
powers that still rule in the United States (thank God) were put wise
ot some of these carryings on. A few enthusiastic military gentlemen
will then be due to get a good hard jolt and sent to the ante-room to
cool off. ,
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The action of the Hawaii Medical Association in condemning Judge
Stuart for his attack in Dr. McConkey's professional reputation through
a court order, is seemingly well taken. That a jurist, however well
grounded in law, should also be competent to pass on the methods of
treating a serious surgical case, would ordinarily be open to question.
Dr. McConkey and his friends have naturally felt very keenly the
severe arraignment, and the medical board evidently thinks they are
fully justified in their resentment.
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The Adveritser's "Bystander" is sure some logician. He says:
"If England had been as well prepared on land as at
sea there would have been no European struggle. There
is that much to say for national preparedness."
Of course. And had Germany been sufficiently strong on sea and
on land to over-awe all the rest of Europe there wouldn't have been
any war, either.
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Senate Bill 107, would exempt Palama Settlement, in Honolulu,
from taxation. Probably no one denies that this institution is doing
an immense amount of good and deserves most liberal support. Still
is it right to compel every taxpayer in the Territory to help support
it whether he wishes to or not?
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On the strength of the prospect of getitng his compulsory military
service bill through the legislature, and because the Territory has spent
a few hundred thousand dollars on a new armory, which he must live
up to, Adjutant General Jones wants the legislature to raise his salary
from $150 per month to $275. Beats all how one luxury calls for an
other. 8 8 8 8 8
The theory of taxation is the equitable distribution of the cost of
government upon those governed. The tax that makes it harder for a
poor woman to make a living is not a just tax. Hawaii's taxation sys
tem doesn't need patching it needs making over.
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The arguments advanced by at least one of the Honolulu papers in
support of the Holstein compulsory military service bill, sound mightily
like those of a man trying to convince others of something he-doesn't
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Wailuku may be a hoodoo name, but it takes more than a name to
win a baseball championship.
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