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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 1915.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Tost Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican raper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued livery Friday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietors and Publishers
Subscription Rates, $2.50 ter Year in Advance.
KAHULUI RAILROAD GO'S
WILL J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANAGER
It'NK 30. l'M.
A CALL-DOWN FROM HONOLULU.
It is a will known fact that "what the neighbors think' and the con
dition of our hack yards often have a very close relationship. And
this is trite of communities as well as of individuals. It is thcrcfon
prohalile that many a Mauiite will feel a t rifle uncomfortahle to learn
that others have remarked a dereliction that we have fondlv hclicxed
was pretty well hiddtn. It is the "P.ystandcr" in the Sunday Advertiser
who tells on us as follows: . . ...
Sri'KKYISONAI. NKCI.IVT l. MAD.
"An acquaintance who returned iceenliy from Maui tells me that
he used to have great aloha for puhlic officials 1 lonolulu excepted;
i'lit that now he hasn't much aloha left for any puhlic official, wheri-
t that man may he.
"It is because of the lao valley.
"This famous place was torn sadly hy the storm and flood of last
winter. The road was washed out.
''My acquaintance tells me that he w.ent up the vallcv both to see
it and to observe the damage done by the llood. lie was riding a horse
from stables in Wailuku. For a time he processed well enough, cross
ing the bed of the stream, however, but finally he didn't wish to go far
ther along the trail, because it was undercut badly.
"What has destroved his aloha for public officials is the fact that
the Maui supervisors have permitted the lao road to remain as th
storm left it, and, except for some stakes with pretty figures on them
the figures were in blue he couldn't see that anvthing had been done to
repair it. The stakes with the pretty figures didn't improve th'e road
"He cannot understand why Maui supervisors could let a road
up lao valley, of all places go in this manirer. If they were Honolulu
sjpervisors he could; but he always thought that the rest of the Islands
were all right.
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A LAW THAT NEEDS AMENDING
Evidence is accumulating that the Workmens' Compensation Act,
as passed by the last legislature, and which has been in operation for
iust a vear. needs amending in a number of important points. For in
stance, 5 badly injured men were brought to the Malulani hospital
from liana on Wednesday of this week. They may be confined t:
the institution for several months. The hospital management is already
cl Jn.r ivlirv ic tn inv fnr their ttvninii'tit. Now. most ncrsons believe
that the employer, or the insurance company that may have assumed
the risk under the law, is responsible, but this is triie only for the first
the accident, and then onlv to the extent of $50
After that time the injured man may receive a maximum of 00 per
cent of his wares, or 00 cents on eacli Collar. iow a man vvno receives
1 r,..r lnv wliilf Im is working could not maintain himself for a ver
long period in a hospital where the charge is $1.50 per day. Most of the
plantations through their own Hospitals, nave voiumaruy oci-u iu..i
ing this expense, but under the law they are not compelled to. TU.-re
ill be public charges.
The Queen's Hospital in Honolulu, has issued an announcement
that hcrcaTter payment in all accident eases received must be guaran
teed by the employer regardless of the limitations of liability imposed
by the compensation law, else tlie pauems win ue u-iumm.
'im,:.. Inct-i.-.. wWre the law is not euuitablc. In principle
it is good, but there are a number of points which experience now shows
i an be improved upon.
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WHY PROTECT THE TEACHER t
i .i i.., ,.f u-i. mini :i letter from a well
in aiiiuni i luiuuui 1" iin.-- i.i... ,
known Maui school teacher replying to our stand against the proposal
to have the school laws changed so as to limit the authority ot hie dc-
. :.. .1 ..ni ,t" i. .In rs Our corresnondenl urges
the single point that under he present system the teacher has no pro
tection. . , ,
i. i . i . i.. .i ...i... .., t..ri. li,.i- be tnu U'd to anv more fro
lection than is anv other class of worker ? The clerk, the stenographer.
he bookkeeper, the common laborer, has no guarantee to Ins joi save
onlv his mrsonal efficiency his ability to make good. And few there
are' wlui oueslioii that this is a matter of principle. Outside ot a coniiiv
load iob. where a man's ability to control votes is of grkater weight Ihan
l,U r.i.i'itv to handle a nick and shovel, there are mighty few places
fln.r anv fitlwr consideration has much weight.
It is true that, as in lev cry other walk in life, injustice may occasion
al occur under the present system, l'.tit it should be remembered
. . . l .1 ! 1.1 .- ll... .1 w.irll niir lum
inal with heavy responsibility on me snouiuua m m. .nv'" , i
. -istakes of' favoritism or prejudice are much less likely than undei
i i- ' :i :i:... :.. , ..-.H...-...1 AU vi:il iiiUt.-ilcrs fit
i ' siem wnere sucn icspon.Munuj is Biumim.
th.-. kind are much more easily corrected than where no such direct re
sMonsibilitv exists. Another feature of the present school system is
ii.it -. irn'lifr minn nnnointment. makes a contract which is legalh
l.in.lin.r rlnri.-.r .!. ,,eriod of the school year. Further protection
should not be exacted if the efficiency of the schools is to be kept at
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NOT SUCH A HAD RECORD.
The Maui N'ews was in error last week in stating that 16 liquor
licenses had been granted by the license board. The number actually
allowed was 14. Of the 17 applications made, one was withdrawn
(Kaupakalua Wine & Liquor Company, wholesale at the winery) and
two were disallowed (E. Y. Aiona, retail saloon, liana; and A. Oarca
retail saloon, Wailuku.) Maui, after today, will have 4 saloons.
wholesale liquor houses, and 3 hotels and 1 resturant with liquor sell
ing privileges. Nine years ago Maui supported 36 booze shops.
Letters To The Editor
(The MAI' I NEWS is glad to print
communications from its readers, but
in so doing does not necessarily agree
with the views expressed. No altcii
tioii will be paid to anonymous letters)
TEACHER HAS NO PROTECTION
Editor Maui News:
In your editorial
peeved at the action
ment In failing to
teachers who are popular on Kauai"
You misapprehend, I think, the true
reason actuating I'11' feelings of the
Kauai people. They emphasize a
of the depart-re-appoint
question that is as acute on Maui. Oa
hu, and Hawaii as on Kauai, namely:
That the teacher has no protection.
The laws embodied in the Rules
and Regulations of the department
are entirely for the protection of the
department and not any one for the
However satisfactory his work, he
can. at the will of who knows who.
and for who knows what, be dropped,
retired, or changed from ono school
to another, without a hearing and
If Kauai has named the only sol
ution to a very serious quest ion,
Maui will join hands with her for the
control of her own schools and Ha
waii and Ouhu w ill not be found lag
uosr e. cnooK.
Makawao, Maui June 27 l'JIG.
CURB and CORNER
Suitable for Protecting
Edges of Concrete Steps
Telephone No. 1062 Kahului, Maui, T. H.