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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, APRIL, 21, 1916.
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Kntered at the Tost Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
.4 Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietors and Publishers
Subscription Rates, ?2.50 rER Year in Advance.
WILL J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANAGER
APRIL, 21, 1916
A'.le.l .V 77 LJU LIGHT
Governor Pinkham may or may not have neglected the interests
of the Kauai homesteaders. He may or may not he wisely dealing with
the tangled interests because divinity itself could not possibly please
these interests. And moreover, the Governor may have made
serious mistakes which make severe criticism justified. But nothing
that the Governor has or has not done can warrant some of the gross
abuse to which he is being subjected. The Kauai situation is a complic
ated one in which the homesteaders in the Kapaa district simply happen
to be a convenient rag doll to be fought over. The real issue is the
disposition of valuable government lands and water rights. Some
1 7.500 acres of government land now held by the Lihue Plantation,
revert to the government in little more than a year, by the expiration
of lease, including some 2,700 acres now in cane, together with rail
roads, flumes, etc. The Kapaa homesteaders are demanding a railroad
and suitable contracts for the milling of their cane and the Lihue
Plantation wants a renewal of its lease. The Makee Sugar Company
also wants valuable water rights, and the homesteaders are here also
being used as the club to this attainment. And a pineapple company
also in the guise of friend to the homesteader, is also taking its fling
at the Governor.
As we have before stated, the row should be of great benefit to
Kauai, and to the territory, in clearing the atmosphere and bringing
out real facts and motives; but it is certainly unfortuate that the same
results should not be gained will less mud-slinging.
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THE SPIRIT THAT ASSURES SUCCESS.
That Maui is to have a county fair, and that that fair is to be a big
success, is now firmly established. If any lingering doubt may have
existed it has been buried irrevocably under the weight of enthusiasm
with which the executive committee has taken up its work. And this
enthusiasm seems to be but the expression of the feeling of practically
all of Maui. The committee started its work in a thouroughly earnest
and business-like manner, and with every indication that it will keep
right along in the same manner. It took up the details of its work logi
cally, thrashed out the different features thouroughly and with spirit,
and then adopted the majority view unanimously and wholeheartedly.
The confidence of the committee in themselves and in the work they
have in hand, could scarcely be illustrated more strongly than in the
promptness with which Chairman Wadsworth personally guaranteed
the $1000 which the committee feels it should have back of it. Mr.
Wadsworth is sure he will not lose that money, and just as sure that
no one else will It is on such a foundation that the success of the
' First Maui County Fair now rests.
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BOOST THE COUNTY FAIR
The Maui News has been asked to call attention of Maui business
men that they can do a lot towards boosting the Maui County Fair by
having the name and date printed prominently upon their stationery.
This was one of the means by which the San Francisco people did an
immense amount of service in advance of their big Panama-Pacific
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The Young Woman's Christain Association plans to establish a
summer camp on Ilaleakala-if a suitable site can be found. Maui peo
ple should see to it that there is no difficulty on this score. In fact
Maui will never be doing her full part in service to the rest of the terr
itory until her matchless climate of the Kula and upper Makawao sec
tions is made easily accessible to all. The demand for a place where
tired people may go for a few week's rest and change of climate, is be
coming steadily more pressing. Not every one who needs such change
can spare the time or money or both for a visit to the Coast. This
does not apply alone to residents of Honolulu, but to many of our own
Maui people as well. The United States Army is also said to be con
sidering a plan for establishing a recreation place for soldiers on some
of the higher lands of the Islands, and the slopes of Haleakala should
be ideal for the purpose. Maui would do well to encourage this kind
of use of her climatic resources. It is a good thing to have people come
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The delays in the Mexican expedition are being pointed to as -,
examples of the results of our unpreparedness. But they do not ex
plain why such resources as we do have were not available when need
t-d, or why utterly unreliable types of machine guns were ever adopted,
or why the present scandal in the aviation branch of the service. There
is more then a suspicion that our whole army needs an earthquake
shaking up before it will be a suitable foundation for any further
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"Happy Kona!" exclaims the Hawaii Herald over the fact that a
lot of Japanese and others are managing to grow coffee among the
locks of the west Hawaii coast. Doubtless it is a matter for felicita
tion that they are thus enabled to pay the rent and taxes on the land
they are improving but can't buy. The Herald might also have exult
ed "Happy Bishop Estate!"
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More bone and less fat, is what Hawaii needs, according to Dr.
Cowan. 'But you don't often find a fat man with grit enough to apply
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Xext week is "baby week" in Honolulu. Every week is baby week
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