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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, APRII, 7, 1916.
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 l'.zery I'r'ulay.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietor and Publishers
Subscription Kates, $2.50 n:r Year in Advance.
WILL J. COOPER,
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sur, I ami G.
s : EDITOR AND MANAGER
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Smith., l.ilr professor of agronomy ol tlir Co!"
of Hawaii, defends his oinion that the College should devoir
rcsniiri'i' to ir.-iinni'' v-oumr mm lor the siiLrar industry ratlur than
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rnrral agriculture. 11 win or rcmriniriru uiai u as mi.ui.T
'.x college management did not agree with him in this view, that lie
u nut now eonneeted with the institution.
Mr. Smith makes some strong points. His argument that the Col
lege of Hawaii should take rare of the young men who are demanding
a training for the sugar industrv, is sound. If the eollege is not doing
this it is not doing its dutv. It is prohahly the General impression that
in,- announced course in sugar technology was intended to. and does
i ll ihU ilrm.-mil It should certainly he one of the simplest technical
courses to make efficient, for the reason that facilities should he so
cum' to secure.
l'.ut when Mr. Smith states that in his viewpoint "propaganda is
out of place in educational program, w e must take issue. J .realise
educators in the past have heen inclined to be followers, rather than
1, -i.l. rs lw.-nis,. thev h.ivo had to he snurrcd bv outside liilluences to
v.t that thev really have more than a passive part in the progress ol
the world, is no reason that they should continue so. 1 he modern
i-.mvi.rsitv ul. :i is to r.-irrv the lurht to the man who needs it it the one
in darkness will not come to it. And in matters of agriculture every
stale university and agricultural school in the country is constantly
tiriviivr to show the nrriculturist where he can better himself and the
community hv introducing new crops and methods. Of course
are looking out for established industries; but in Tennessee, and West
Virginia, and probably dozens of other states, lands are in highly pro
ductive use today that a few years ago were generally considered next tv.
to worthless. And a large part or ine creuu ior uiese uidnS is
corded to the aggressive work of the universities. Hawaii s coliege
should stand in the same relation. It should not he content to tag along
and wait until the mob of would-be students in animal husbandry and
giiirral agriculture forced it to sit up and take notice. Mr. Smith
h-dicates that he expects success to be achieved by some who "will
itediv strike out for themselves, blazing new trails where
i'., ;. 1,i-,.,t,.,-i ss,iri f.-ulrd " l'.ut what higher service could the colli
of Hawaii perform than in helping smooth the way for these hardy
Moreover the College of Hawaii cannot be in a position to supply
the demand for general agricultural education when it does come, un
less it makes an early start. It cannot transplant the theories and
methods of 'cw Ensrland to these Islands and expect much but failure.
I i ruMnrti; n ri trim it lia Tk lrrrulv tried something of the kind and
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failed, l'.ut the lesson is not lost, and the institution can proceed
slowly, and in learning itself be in position to point out the way to
others. W hile conceding the correctness of Mr. Smith's demand for
training in the branches of the sugar business, we do not believe he is
rightin looking to individuals to "blaze the new trails in other direc
tions; nor do we believe the people of Hawaii wish their leading in
stitution to be merely a tail to an existing industry.
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TUR.XIXG THE LIGHT ON KAUAI
Many columns under "scare" heads have been published in the
Honolulu newspapers durinir the past two weeks over the Kauai home-
stf.id situation. A representative of one of the papers has visited
Kauai, and his report is interesting and illuminating. Col. Z. S. Spald-
ir..r m.ina.r.T of the Makee Suirar Company is charged with endeavor
ing i, i.wi- the efforts of the Kapaa homesteaders through control ol
xvur nriviWrs. and frustration of a plan for a railroad line, and
i . .I-.!-!-,. r- ii,-,L li:.m is nlliHr,.fl tn have ol.-ived into his hand to this end.
The Governor and Land Commissioner Kivenhurgh are scheduled in
leave for Kauai today to look into the matter.
Whatever mav he the outcome ot the struggle, one thing seems
certain, and that is that it will be a good thing for Kauai. The home
steaders are declared to be afraid to speak openly on the matter lor
frar of Spalding's vengeance. If this is true, either the Kauai home
st, .-.d.Ts are .1 bunch of cravens or there is something exceedingly rot
ten in the Garden Island. In any event the airing will be a mighty good
thing for Kauai and for the whole territory.
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Whether or not it is good law, may be open to question, but from
:i enmrnon-sense. broad-minded standpoint there is no doubt that
i...i,...i i,,,i,r, Pl..mfinc wns rhrht in ndmittinir Filipinos to the rights
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of citizenship. Hut by the same argument lie was wrong
ii:.iin-:iliation to a Japanese applicant. this does
I-'hipinos and Japanese should be allowed to become American citizens
I.v the wholesale, vmericau cuizcusni sik.uiu hwi ... ms.v. .. r
In l.e rii-iiilired bv anyone for the asking. On the contrary we be
lirve the present naturalization laws are too lax, and that they should
be so amended that no alien could pass the bar who had not proved
himself worthy after most searching test, l'.ut to keep out any person
, ,,,t nf the mlnr nf bis skin, merely, is as misleading as to
I I lU C'HIIIl w inv s. v , " ' - - - j r
fit- nf hU m:it Tf .i man hasn't the attrihuto t
a i'dod American citizen, we should refuse him admission no mattei
where he was born.
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The ladies who have been engaged during the past week m re-
the Town Hall, are outspoken in
ihrir disgust at the condition in which they found this public building.
Th.-v declare that the place was fdtv. More than that, turmture was
broken, doors off their hinges, and the whole place in most delapidat-
rd condition. There is no excuse for this. I he supervisors should
iune this public meeting place put in good repair, and then put m
custody of some person or department who can be held strictly re-
tponsible for its condition in the future.
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A poultry enthusiast of Maui has asked us to suggest the drsira-
biiiv of a poultry association for this island. The idea would seem to
be a good one. Both Oahu and Hawaii have active associations of
'.o 'irvmrii. and from the number persons interested m this line on
ibis island, both for pleasure and profit, Maui should be able to do as
well. This paper wi 1 be glad to publish suggestions alonh this
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not mean that
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he ostrich is said to imagine himself
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ticks his jM
hidden when he st
ad in the sand: and some business men think they can make business t
propositions to a few score of persons and that nobody else interested H--
win be me wiser prowucu uiey um Keep u uui ui wis, us sj-m-s.
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With lumber, and paper, and other commodities soaring ever up
ward, it is a comforting thought that sugar is proving about as good
at this aviation business as any of the rest.
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If the national guard never was in politics before it looks as though
it was getting there with both feet now.
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Isn't it about rime that the supervisors took a few moments to set
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tie the town clock nuisance?