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THE MAUI NEWS, SATURDAY, JUNE 12, 1915.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Tost Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Saturday.
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WILL J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANAGER
JUNE 12, 1915. If
PROTESTS NOT Jl'AR DEC LARA TIONS.
If President Wilson's notes to Germany meant anything more than
the experssion of this country's horror and utter disapproval of te
wanton destruction of life of non-combatants, by Germany's system of
maritime warfare, there will be plenty of people in the United States
who will not agree with him. Nor will they all be German sympathisers
either. On purely humanitarian grouffds our protest is just. That any
thing that Germany has done should be justification for our taking
up arms against her, we do not believe. 1
When Secretary Bryan urged that our government should warn
Americans against traveling on vessels of the belligerents, or on vessel;,
of neutral nations carrying munitions of war, he took the proper stand.
At this stage of the great conflict, Americans should have no business
that would carry them or their ships into the war zone unless it is the
great American business of making money. And in such object our
citizens should assume their own risk. The matter of rights, in a time
like this, when the warring nations without exception, have thrown the
peace-made international laws to the winds, is a thing that may well be
waived for the time being without any loss of dignity or self respect.
If Germany cannot see her way clear to destroying British com
merce without also violating all the standards of humanity, the United
States may well show her disapproval by refusing to have any kind
of intercourse with her, diplomatic or commercial. But this does not
mean war unless Germany chooses, to so interpret it, and then it will
be up to her to start something; in which event she will doubtless be
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HOPE POR II ALEAK ALA ROAD.
It is reported that the Territory is about to begin a system of sur
veys looking to the location of the most practical road to the summit of
Haleakala. If this is correct it is eminently the proper way to go about
this important project. The report further has it that following the
survey a force of 75 to 100 territorial convicts are to be put to work
building the road. This is also as it should be. It is the way that the
Volcano road was built, and the Haleakala road is an almost identical
proposition. In short it is a territorial project rather than a county one.
The last legislature increased the appropriation for maintaining ter
ritorial prisoners so that after the first of July all that Maui will be
asked for the services of this labor is the necessary buildings to proper y
house the men, and perhaps the cost of the tools they will require.
There is no other one thing that means more to Maui just now
than an automobile drive to make accessable this one of the geatest
wonders of the whole world. And because this great attraction is a
territorial asset, even before it is a local one, the territorial government,
the promotion committee, and the Honolulu chamber of commerce,
should be right behind the movement lending it their fullest support.
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A CHANCE FOR THE RIGHT MAN.
When Governor Pinkham returns from the Coast he will probably
ap)oint at once representatives of each of the islands in the territory
as members of the Hawaii Promotion Committee. This was made con
ditional by the legislature to the appropriation of $12,000 for promo
tion work. Maui's representative will be named on recommendation of
the Board of Supervisors acting in conjunction with the Chamber of
Commerce If this county is to get the best results from this extension
of the promotion body, considerable care should be exercised in the
selection of a representative. If it is possible to find a Maui man who
could attend most of the weekly meetings of the board, so much the
better. If not an effort should be made to find one who is keenly inter
ested in this work, and who could and would devote considerable effort
to the matter. Hawaii will profit directly as tourists from the mainland
increase in numbers, and Maui is in position to reap a full share of the
benefits if she is willing to make the effort. Nor is it alone in the amount
of money that these visitors bring into the island and Jeave behind ; for
the better known Hawaii becomes on the mainland, the more benefit all
lines of industry will receive
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The city of Honolulu has already saved thousands of dollars
through the creating of a purchasing department a few months ago, and
the new office hasn't begun to get in its work as yet. The question at
once suggests itself why not something similiar for Maui?
There is no good reason why the County should make its' pur
chases in a haphazard way. It might not require two men's time, as
in the case of Oahu, but it certainly would pay to have some one respon
sible person charged with the duty of buying for the county in a system
atic manner. It is something that the new board of supervisors might
well give some serious consideration.
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District Attorney McCarn doesn't get along at all with the news
papers. In the course of a trial the other day lie delivered himself of
the following choice bit of spleen :
"If there is a worse gang of devils in hell than that
running the morning paper, I don't see how the devil- can
We feel sorry for Mr. McCarn. The fault, however, lies with the
Administration in appointing hiirTto handle a man-sized job.
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II. P. Wood has cabled that he will not resign. It's hard to see
how he could do anything else under the circumstances. He offered to
step out (in spite of the contract he holds) in the interests of harmony.
The Promotion Committee declined to accept the resignation, and im
mediately began a crusade reflecting uon his integrity. Of course
his only recourse now is to stand pat. Incidentally it's hard to see just
where his detractors are going to get off
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The wife of a prominent federal official has gone to the Coast, a
Honolulu paper informs us, because her health demanded a cooler
climate. She has gone to her old home in South Carolina. This is a
joke. If you don't see the point look up the weather data on South
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Certainly, we are a Christian nation. We've been a little blinded
by our greed for making money, but we're being waked up. If the
worst comes to worst the United States will be found right up in front
rank with the most Christian nation of Lurope. .
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The Kauai supervisors have made provision to employ caretakers
for the schools of the island during vacation, for the particular purpose
of watering the trees and gardens growing on most of ihe school
grounds. This is a tip that is worth following.
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