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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1915.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
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DECEMBER 10, 1915.
THE ALEXANDER HOUSE SETTLEMENT.
"What is The Alexander House Settlement?" This is a question that
is being asked, not in W ailuku alone, but in many parts of the Island.
"Is it a Missionary Enterprise?" "Is it a Bowery Mission?" "What
do they do?" And many other questions of the same type. It is in
answer to these questions that this article has been written. Its aim
is first of all to be a Social Center' a meeting ground for all the people,
a place where adequate recreational, educational and social features
are provided. It has been asked if it is a Christian institution. It is
decidedly a Christian instution but a non-sectarian one. In fact its aim
is to go beyond even that and to be for people whose religion may not be
called Christian but who will be welcomed providing they conduct them
selves like ladies and gentlemen. This proviso applies to all no matter
of what creed, nationality or religion. They must fulfill just this and
they are welcome. No influence is exerted to change a man's creed
or belief no influence except that of wholesome surroundings. This is
the chief aim of the Alexander House Settlement.
There exists, too, a misconception of the scope of the Alexander
House Settlement as shown by the use of the terms "Wailuku Settle
ment" and "Wailuku Gymnasium" so often heard quoted and seen in
the newspapers. It is not the Wailuku Settlement or Gymnasium.
Wailuku is fortunate in having the equipment located here but still
another aim of the Settlement is to have its Influence extend over the
Island, an influence which is already making itself felt in the play-life
of other groups and communities and which it is hoped will extend
over an increasing range of activities, physical, social, recreational and
If there are any people in Wailuku who are unacquainted with the
activities of the Settlement or skeptical as to its usefulness in the
Community they should make it their business to visit the Gymnasium,
Kindergarten, Night School or any of the activities and judge for
themselves whether an institution which conducts sufficient small groups
and classes to reach an average of over a thousand a month has a use
ful place in the Community. If the Alexander House Settlement can
serve your Community, you who do not live in Wailuku, rest assured
that it will do all that is within its power, for such is its purpose.
EESLIE R. MATHEWS,
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AMERICANS WHO ARE NOT
There can be no difference of opinion among Americans regarding
President Wilson's demand for an undivided loyalty on the part of every
man or woman who claims citizenship under the Stars and Stripes.
Congress might do well to enact a law under which those who show that
they do not value such citizenship should have it revoked and be
deported. Long before the war in Europe brought out its sinister aspect,
it had been a custom of various persons of foregn birth or extraction
to affect a contempt for the American flag and American institutions,
and to hold themselves to be superior to the people with whom they
had seen fit to live. Then we took this disloyalty lightly, content to dub
them snobs. But now the matter has become more serious. It is quite
certain that the American-foreign snob will never in the future find his
position a very pleasant one.
The bare facts regarding these persons is simply this : They came
to America and professed American citizenship of their own free will.
They have stayed here because it has been profitable for them to do so.
Many of them left the lands of their birth to escape the rigors of
monarchial despotism. They found an asylum and an opportunity to
vastly improve their material and social position. Their action is ex
actly on the par with that of the man who accepts the hospitality of
another and then returns the kindness by ridicule and abuse, or calculat
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PROSPERITY POR HAWAII.
The war in Europe has helped Hawaii during the past year by
raising the price of sugar; and the war-scare engendered in the United
States by the war in Europe, bids fair to still further help these islands
in a material way. When Congress meets next Monday, President Wil
son will read a message, which according to all reports, will have
"preparedness" as its key-note. This preparedness is to cost the country
a lot of money, and the problem of raising it is going to keep Con
gress puzzling not a little. It seems almost certain that a part of this
preparation fund will be raised by restoring the duty on sugar, or at
least maintaining the present rate. This is one of the first things being
proved, because it will bring in ready money in a highly equitable
manner. Incidentally it will insure to Hawaii prosperity for some years
to come, instead of the uncertainty of the past year or two.
But the preiaredness program will help Hawaii in still another way,
for a considerable proportion of the money going into this big army and
navy will be spent in this Territory. So far as can be seen, Hawaii's
future looks about as bright as that of any place in the United Staes.
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Dr. E. A. Back, of the federal division of entomology, tells the
Honolulu chamber of commerce that the avocado and the papaia breed
the Mediterranean fruit fly, and consequently the request of the com
mercial body that the quarantine against these fruits be raised cannot be
granted. We understand that Dr. Back, or some of his fellow bug
experts, made a similar declaration about two years ago. This sitting
tight may be all right, but it would be much more pleasing to have some
evidence that these experts are really doing something to help Hawaii,
and not simply acting the part of obstructors of progress.
The generosity which is being constantly manifested by private
citizens of Maui towards the Kula Sanitarium, is very gratifying. The
work which this institution is doing, touches directly or indirectly every
resident of Maui, or even every person in the territory. That this fact
is recognized, is one of the reasons for the ever brightening hope of an
elimination of the "Great White Plague" from the Territory of Hawaii.
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Evidently Hawaii's affairs do not bulk so large in the eyes of
W ashington as some persons have believed. Secretary Eane has told
Governor Pinkham not to come to the Capitol at present as he will
have other more important matters to attend to during the next few
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A male evangelist in Honolulu has been holding meetings "for
women only," on the subject of the devil's decoys. The next thing
in order should be some pointers to the men, by a lady preacher, on the
sirens of satan.
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The report which reached here last Saturday to effect that the two
Honolulu detectives, McDuffy and Kellet were shot, turns out to have
been at least half exaggeration.
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"Harmony and justice," has a euphonious and poetical sound, but
it can scarcely be used now days, in describing the workings of Hawaii's
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