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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1915.
THE MAUI NEUS
Entered at tbe Tost Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued livery Friday.
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SEPTEMBER 3, 1915.
Change In Day of Issue.
Because of the rearrangement of the mail schedule, the MAUI
NEWS will hereafter be issued on Friday afternoon each week, in
stead of Saturday morning as heretofore. By this change, subscrib
ers in Lahaina, Molokai and liana districts will be enabled to
receive their paper without delay, as heretofore.
A PIECE OP GOOD LEGISLATION.
The wisdom of the last legislature in insisting that the several is1
ands of the group he represented on the Hawai? Promotion Conur.itlee,
as a condition of territorial support to promotion work, is already evi
dent as far as Maui is concerned. At the first meeting ot the reorgan
ized body the importance of a wharf at Lahaina was emphasized 1,v
Maui's representative, Mr. Aiken, and the force of his argument recog
nized to the extent that the publicity body is now pledged to work for
this most important improvement before the next Legislature. It isn't
that there has been any disposition shown in the past to discriminate
against Maui, but lack of direct knowledge and information iias :ause 1
much to be overlooked that is vital to this island s progress and develop
ment in keeping with the rest of the territory.
Xor will the gain be solely, or even largely, to the outside islands,
from this broadening of the Promotion Committee's representation. Any
thing that can make better known or more accessible the attractions of
the territory, helps the territory as a whole, and Honolulu most of all.
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BUSINESS METHODS NEEDED.
About the next thing in the way of constructive legislation that
the county supervisors should get busy on, is an ordinance to regulate
in a business-like manner the purchasing of materials and supplies need
ed by the county. In the short time that the city and county of Hono
lulu has had its purchasing department in operation, thousands of dol
lars have been saved to the tax-payers. There is no reason why Maui
cannot by some such plan make an equally satisfactory' showing. By
having all of the buying for the county done through one responsible
head, by buying in as large quantities as practicable, and by requiring
that tenders be called for whenever practicable, the saving is sure to be
marked over the present hand to mouth plan. Besides the county would
soon have some valuable records for comparisons, and the work of the
supervisors in approving bills would be greatly simplified. The busi
ness of the county is much too large to justify any other course.
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ADVICE WORTH CONSIDERING.
The visit of Dr. Royal Meeker, United States commissioner of
labor, should be ol much value to Hawaii. As an expert in the relation
ship between labor and capital, he stands high, and his suggestion should
carry more than ordinary weight. I lis criticism of Hawaii s new Work
men's Compensation Law is constructive, and should be of much value
in making the amendments which will doubtless be advisable when the
next legislature meets. Generally the law gives promise of working
well, but there is no doubt that it may be improved upon in a number
of particulars. The suggestion of Dr. Meeker that the Territory estab
lish an insurance department as a check upon the private companies, is
one worthy of serious consideration. His idea of a single accident
uoard for the territory, instead of four independent ones, may also
be a good one, as undoubtedly is his suggestion for a complete and
scientific compiling of statistics.
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THE INTER-ISLAND AND Kill EI LANDING.
In voting to "require" the Inter-Island company to use the Kihei
wharf, when this landing shall have been made safe for vessels by pro
per buoys and lights, the Maui Chamber of Commerce took exactly the
right stand. The statements accredited to officers of the company to
effect that it will never send its regular vessels to Kihei, are probably
exaggerated. It does not seem likely that any public service corporation
would think of thus defying public sentiment through mere whim. The
people of Maui want Kihei, and do not want McGregors. Therefore,
when the landing is made safe, the Inter-Island will doubtless use it
even though it may add a few miles to the course. Nor is it likely
that it will be necessary to give the public utilities act "more teeth,
as one member of the Chamber put it. ,
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THE KULA SANITARIUM.
The effort on the part of the management of the Kula Sanitarium to
arouse the interest of the public in the work of the institution, should
benefit not only the institution but the people of Maui as well. Tuber
culosis is no respecter of persons and the more light that can be shed on
this great present-day problem, the more quickly will the scourge lose
its terrors and be stamped out. There is probably no place anywhere
more naturally suited to the successful treatment of the disease than
at the Kula Sanitarium, W hat it needs is more facilities for caring for
patients, and when the people are fully awake to facts, these will with
out doubt be quickly forthcoming.
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Maui has done well to join w ith the rest of the territory in extending
an invitation to the Portland Kosanans to visit Hawaii this winter. It
looks now as though this aggregation of some of the biggest men of the
Northwest will really be here by a special steamer sometime in February.
The next thing for Maui to do is to see that they include Maui in their
Itinerary.. It is a sort of habit for these big steamer excursions to pass
everything by except Honolulu and the Volcano. It's time the Valley
Isle was getting on the excursion map.
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Although the matter was not before the body directly, there was
no mistaking the sentiment of the members of the Chamber of Com
merce, at their meeting yesterday, that Lahaina must have a real wharf
at the earliest possible moment. Another boat was swamped in making
the landing there this week, and unless the weather moderates the Mauna
Kea will probably not attempt to take on passengers or mail there to
night. W'iththe business of the island steadily increasing, the situation
is rapidly becoming an intolerable one.
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