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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, MAY 29, 1915.
THE MAUI NEWS IfZll
Entered at the Post Offlce at Wtlluku, Maul, Hawaii, as aecond-claas matter.
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will J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANAGER
MAY 29, 1915.
WOMEN AND COOPERATION.
' In every part of the mainland and in 9ome places not so far away,
there are communities that stand out conspicuously for their appearance
of cleanliness, order and attractive appearance. These generally have
the reputation of being "progressive," "up-to-date." or "alive." The
people of these communities have faith in them, and have been able
to express this faith in concerted work. And if one inquires more care
fully into the matter, probably in nearly every instance it will be found
that it is the influence of the women that is almost entirely responsible
for these desirable conditions.
Here in the Islands there are some conspicuous examples of what
women can do when they pull together for a common end. Honolulu
has its Outdoor Circle, which has been responsible in the past five
or six years of inaugurating and finally putting through most of the im
provements which go to make Honolulu more attractive, comfortable,
safe, and sanitary. They have planted trees, pulled down fences, fought
bill-boards, and been back of dozens of other projects directly or in
directlv that stand for a better Honolulu.
' On Kauai there is the Mokihana Club, a woman's organization
which has done much for the Garden Island. Just at present it is
planning to make the Nawiliwili landing more attractive in appearance
to visitors, and to plant bougainvillea vine, and other ornamental shrubs
along the roadways and on a number of bare pali faces, with a view of
making the island still more worthy its name. That the organization
is recognized and appreciated is evidenced by the fact that it is now
planned by the Kauai chamber of commerce to so amend its constitu
tion that the Mokihana Club may be taken in as an auxilliary organi
zation, to which may be referred all such work as women are especially
fitted to' handle.
Maui has no such organization, but she has the women that could
make one. Also there is a big field for such endeavor here. All it
.needs is cooperation on broad lines of public welfare, instead of rivalry
on a multiplicity of more or less petty undertakings.
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TO THE BOYS AND GIRLS.
This is an editorial for just boys and girls.
One day this week a boy who goes to the Wailuku public school,
(we will not tell his name, because lots of other boys and girls have
done just the same thing), was walking down Main street. He had a
big mango in his hand, and as he walked he bit the peel from the mango
and dropped the pieces on the sidewalk. He didn't think anything
about it, because he was busy talking with another boy, who was also
eating a mango and dropping the peel on the walk.
A few minutes afterward a lady came out of the postoffice and
started down the street. She did not see the pieces of mango peel
on the sidewalk because she was in a hurry. She had only gone a little
way when she stepped on one of the pieces. It was very slippery and
she fell down. Now, a grown person is a good deal heavier than the
boy who dropped the mango peel. He probably falls down a good many
times a day and thinks nothing of it. But this lady fell very hard. She
was badly hurt, too. A man who saw her fall helped her to get up, but
she could not walk. So he called an automobile and she was taken
home. They thought at first her leg was broken, but it was not so
bad as that. But the lady was badly hurt just the same. The boy who
dropped the mango peel on the walk felt very badly. He will never
throw another- mango or banana peel on the sidewalk, and now when
he sees a piece that some other careless person has dropped on the
walk he stops and kicks it into the street. He has learned a lesson that
he did not get out of a book in school.
Grown-ups may read this editorial, but of course it is only intended
for boys and girls.
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RIDDLES AND PINEAPPLES.
According to the reports from Honolulu the pineapple canners
have cut the price of their product 2 1-3 percent under last year's prices.
The reason given is that it is necessary to put pineapples on the same
basis or lower than California canned, fruits, which are lower than last
year. The canners admit that the prices they paid the growers last year
were much below what it cost to produce the crop, but they claim that
it is impossible to pay more when the canned product must be sold at
such low figure. As there isn't much likelihood that the mainland fruit
pack is going to increase very greatly, it isn't very clear just . where
the packers expect to get off, if their purpose is to continue to meet
these figures. Another peculiar thing about the matter is that the can
ning companies, most of which are also growers as well, are not reduc
ing their acreage, but instead are. generally increasing it very mater
ially If there- is any rational answer to this puzzle, a large number of
small growers would like to hear it. ' It was with a view to having such
riddles solved, that it was proposed to have the canning companies
made subject to the public utilities commission. For some other reason
this suggestion also never got very far when the legislature was in
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THE TROUBLES OF A MAYOR.
' Evidently John C Lane isn't finding the mayor's chair in Honolulu
the most comfortable seat in the world. In the past few weeks he has
been the storm center on account of his ambitious effort at entertain
ing the Congressional Party with a luau. First through his orders or
a' blunder of the police (he claims) a lot of soldiers and sailors were
discriminated against at this event, and Major-General Carter refuses to
let the matter drop, as the Mayor would like to have done. Then theiy
are hints that the spending of the $2000 which the luau cost was un
authorized, and that the Mayor is subject to a fine or imprisonment as
a consequence. And now the last straw breaks when the city attorney
declares that the Honorable John has not the right to dictate in the
appointment of employes in the various city departments. Aue!
What is Honolulu coming to i
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Monday, by proclamation of the Governor, is Memorial Day. Year
by year the ranks of the veterans of the great struggle of half a century
ago becomes more and more few; and year by year also the memory
of that momentous event grows more dim and unreal to the rising gen
eration. In a few years more the last of the old soldiers will have
answered the last summons. Will their children and children's children
continue to keep their memories green, or will Memorial Day lose all
of its old time significance? Time will answer.
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