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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1915.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as second-class matter,
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Priday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietors and Publlihert
Subscription Rates, $2.50 ter Year in Advance.
KAHULUI RAILROAD CO'S
WILL J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANAGER
NOVEMBER 5, 1915
A MAN'S A MAN POR A' THAT
(when he isn't a soldier.)
General Carter, in a recent address in Honolulu, called upon the
citizen to treat soldiers exactly the same as they would treat the same
men in civil life and without the distinguishing mark of the uniform
He assured his hearers that the army is made up of men, good, had
and indifferent, and that the setting of them apart as a distinct class
is not only not pleasing to the soldiers, but uncalled for and wrong,
Of course General Carter is entirely right. Only he forgot that the
army itselt will not have it that way. It is the army officers, hacked by
iron clad regulations and customs scarce less rigid, that place an enlisted
man in a lower plane. The moment a man takes the oath of a soldier
and dons the uniform of a private, he places himself in a lower socia
plane than his officers. Nor is this simply when he is on duty, but it is
for 24 hours a dav and for as many days as he remains in the service
lie becomes persona non grata in places where as a civilian he might
be sought after. Officers and enlisted men do not mix cannot meet
as social equals. There is no getting away from the fact. And when
in attempted explanation some unwise officers attempt to explain by
saying that the average enlisted man is not naturally of caliber to make
social intercourse with the better educated officers and their families
possible, they but weaken their case. A great bluster is made by rnili
tary authorities when a soldier is discriminated against by civilians
when at a public or semi public entertainment he is barred because of
his uniform. "An insult has been offered to the uniform." And yet
these civilians are but taking their cue from the army itself. Why
should General Carter demand that soldiers be treated as men, on their
merits, when he and no other officer, or officer's wife or family, so
A soldier is a man. lie might have chevrons on his sleeves at one
time and straps on his shoulders at another; but he wouldn t be treated
the same. And he might be accused of a breach of the peace as a
private and again as an officer, but his treatment wouldn t be the same
In one instance he would be incarcerated in a barred prison; in the
other he might be relieved of his sword and confined to his quarters.
pending his trial. There isn t any way out of it. Its down m black
and white. It's law.
When Bobbie Burns penned those immortal lines "a man's a man
for a that," and in a land much more given to class distinctions than
is ours, he expressed the truest axiom of democracy ever written. But
perhaps he wasn't thinking of soldiers when he wrote.
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AN EPOCH IN OUR HISTORY.
This issue of the MAUI NEWS is the first to be issued from our
new home. If it is a little lacking in any respect we trust our friends
will bear with us, remembering that moving week is a strenuous one
under the best of circumstances. We assure you that this one has
been no exception. However we shall soon be settled, and we take this
opportunity to extend to all our readers and patrons a cordial invitation
to call and inspect our new quarters.
We confess to considerable pride in our new shop, knowing that
it has not its equal in the Islands, outside of Honolulu, either in com
modiousness of building or character of equipment. The building
which is on the west side of High street, almost opposite our old loca
tion, is of bungalow type construction, 30 x 64 in size; with concrete
floors, abundance of window lighting, and in every way constructed with
a view to making it a pleasant and satisfactory working place.
In matter of equipment there are few print shops anywhere that
are more complete in their appointments. In making the change of
location we discarded our gas engine, and have replaced it with five
electric motors, directly connected with presses, paper cutter, and other
machinery. In short, the Maui Publishing Company has never been
so well prepared to uphold its standard in the matter of high grade
printing, ruling and book making, as it is at present. And with these
improved facilities, and a force of as loyal and capable workmen as
the territory can furnish, the management feels confident that the
MAUI NEWS will be liable to work for the welfare of Maui with ad
ded effectiveness, if not with greater zeal.
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It is reported that the Ililo branch of the Honolulu brewery has
been sold for $40,000. It's our guess that Hilo will have to develop
a very tall thirst if the new owners ever see their $40,000 again. This
territory is due to be boosted onto the water wagon for good most any
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CUTTING OFP PUBLICITY.
The supervisors are expected to pass a new automobile ordinance
at next week's meeting. The public will not have a chance to see the
proposed act before it finally becomes a law, because the supervisors
feel that they cannot afford the expense of publishing it. The county
last year spent between $250,000 and $300,000. Of this amount about
one-half of one percent, or to be exact, $1371, was spent for "print
ing and advertising." Certainly no very extravagant amount for keep
ing the people of Maui in touch with their public affairs, and only a
portion of this went towards publication; probably the larger part
going for job printing used in the various departments.
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Another reel in the tragic drama of the Parker Millions, has been
run off. The one now being filmed will deal with the adventures of the
infant orphan heir to the big fortune a boy whose requirements almost
from his birth have been from $600 to $1000 per month, according to
court decree. Thus far the picture while an absorbing one, hasn't
been relieved by much sunlight, and indications at present are not for
much more brightness in the future.
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The almost impassable condition of the roads above Taia after a
week or two of rainy weather, emphasizes the importance of continu
ing the macadamizing now being done clear through to Makawao.
With this done not only will Makawao district have an outlet at all sea
sons, but the big Kula section will be likewise benefited. Probably in
no other places on Maui would six or seven miles of road serve a larger
number of people.
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"Going Some" will be the motto of the Promotion Committee on
the trip to Maui. As a matter of fact, the committee has been going
some recently on its Honolulu stamping-grounds and will be in good
sliape for the endurance test on the Valley Isle. Star-Bulletin.
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With Dr. Raymond, Governor Pinkham, and Superintendent Forbes
in Washington during the coming session of Congress, if Hawaii doesn't
get her share from the pork barrel it will not be because we have been
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New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts have
all turned down the woman suffrage proposition by overwhelming ma
jorities. Also we are assured, China likes the old monarchy best.
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