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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1916.
THE VYAUI NEWS
Entered at the Tost Offlce at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-clan matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietor and Publishers
Subscription Rates, $2.50 per Year is Advance.
JAMES B. McSWANSON,
ACTING EDITOR AND MANAGER
WILL J. COOPER, :
FRIDAY, SETTETiBER 22
EDITOR AND MANGER
ABE LOUISSON, OPTIMIST.
While one Honolulu newspaper declares that Abe Louisson is a
negligible quantity as a candidate in the primary race for the Republi
can nomination as delegate and the other one amrms that he has been
made the butt of a joke by being induced to become a candidate, he
goes merrily along with his campaign work, confident that he is going
That's like "Abe," as his hundreds of acquaintances know him
lies always an optimist. I h rough hfteen years of discouraging ef
fort and financial loss as a coffee planter on Hawaii, and with none
or little encouragement from the sugar protectionists, he kept on plant
ing coffee and kept on believing that the day would come when llawai
inn grown coffee would return a profit. He lived to see his dream rcaliz
ed, even if it did not come as a result of a big tariff on coffee. He
.was the same when faced with other business or private worries. Bu
they were not worries for Abe. He doesn't know how to make use
of the meaning of the word. He just continues confident that all the
clouds will clear away.
Such is the spirit he is showing in his delegate candidacy, in the
face of what looks like certain defeat for he or any other candidate
who opposes Prince Kuhio. He is confident that he is going to win and
his confidence is so strong it almost makes one believe that he will
stagger his scoffers.
There is a queer split, the result of a factional fight of Hawaiian
Republicans, on the island of Hawaii. Normally all of them would
be Kuhio supporters, but for some months it has been known that
if the so-called steadfast Kuhio supporters could not be swung into
line regarding the difference over one of the county offices that the
rebelling faction more truthfully the attacked faction was threaten
ing to defeat the Prince. Whether this faction could or can make
good the threat time only will tell. But the fnain point right now is
that Abe thinks, and no doubt as the result of repeated assurances
that he is to have the support of the Hawaiians who are in rebellion
against the Kuhio win or die followers.
Also, Abe has an Hawaiian following on that island and the best
wishes of most of the hoale business men. And besides, it is
secretly whispered, that independents and Republicans all over the
islands, those who don't like the choice of the G. O. P. party in former
years, and some of those who usually nail their flag to the mast of the
Jeffersonian ship, have decided to dig-in and oust the Prince from his
All this is written, understand, not as a prediction that Louisson
will win, but rather as an expression of opinion that Abe should not
be termed either a negligible or a joke candidate.
The News has only one worry over the outcome of the primary
race for the Republican nomination for delegate. If Abe is defeated
Hawaii may lose her best known and most reliable optimist. Hama
kua district and Waianuenue and Front streets in Hilo would be dreary
places in "hard times" if there were no optimistic and smiling Abe
Louisson to cheer everybody with his confident countenance.
If for no other reason, Abe's optimism entitles him to election
. Washington would appreciate seeing a representative from Hawaii who
( did not pull a long face at every cloud. .And, secretly again, wouldn t
it be a surprise to Congress when it learned that our Delegate who has
no vote did have a voice?
The belief that Japanese cannot be Americanized is almost certain
to be soon shattered by American born citizens. of that race the Jap
anese of the second generation in these island, whose customs and.xon
victions have been reversed from that of their parents by the enjoy
ment of a liberal, American public school education. With encour
aging frequency in the last year, as the present generation of island
born Japanese reaches and passes its majority, there have risen occa$
sions to show where lies the hearts of this new American citizen.
To anyone who has been in close contact with the young men who are
members of the Japanese-American Association of Hilo, it came as no
great surprise when the president of that organization, a minister at
Honomu, declared that the Japanese of American citizenship would
be found fighting against the country of their parents for America, if
necessity should ever require.
But in the United States, when the statement was given wide
publication, the declaration was received with startled astonishment, if
not with considerable disbelief. To those Americans who intimately
know the calibre of the young Japanese who make up the bulk of the
membership of the Hilo association, there was little element of surp
rise in the remark. Other individuals' of the association had been
heard to make similar statements with convincing conviction.
Just so it is not to be greatly wondered at that the young Japanese
of Honolulu, when they assembled to form an organization along the
same lines as the one in Hilo, saw fit to rebuke in a stinging resolution,
Kazan Kayamara, a prominent Japanese editor who was quoted in a
San Francisco newspaper as saying that the future of the Japanese in
Hawaii was "hopeless and worthless."
Racial pride is as strong with the Japanese as that of any other
race, and race predjudices are probably just as deeply implanted. But
both sentiments are balanced in the Japanese character with steadfast
principles of citizenship principles of patriotism which tends to
make them loyally true to the country to which they owe their livli
hood, protection and fealty.
"By little things you shall know men:" Did you ever notice
that the island-raised Japanese is always a bit amused when he sees an
old couple of Japan kow towing in greeting? The American raised
and the American educated Japanese finds many of the customs, points
of view and beliefs of his elders just as anciently amusing as do the
children of the second generation of a German family when they are
shown a pair of old wooden shoes.
The Japanese-American has no desire to return to or live in "the
wooden shoe age." In little things as well as in some of major im
portance he is often proving this nowadays in these islands. There
are no doubt exceptions; but as we sadly know now after two years
of the European war we have many "Americans" from other races
who cannot digest their Americanism without using a hyphen or a
dash as a laxative.
Even famed as Maui is for the excellence of its various celebra
tions, the Lahaina harvest celebration was a surprise to the islands's
life-long residents. The magnitude of the celebration was little realiz
ed until the visitors began to enjoy the entertainment. This continued
for two days and consisted of many different kinds, which was sup
plied absolutely free. The harvest celebration hospitality was so ex-'
tended as to include every one of the 5000 visitors, whatever his na-'
tionality, an act of no small proportions. The management of the
Pioneer Mill Company, members of the several committees, all officials
and every resident of the Lahaina district for all helped to make the
celebration a success are deserving of the most hearty congratula
tion. The News is certain it speaks for every visitor to the harvest
celebration when it expresses appreciation of Lahaina hospiHty and
the little town's big, two-day event.
"BLACK AND WHITE" CURES PROCRASTINATION.
Sometimes a little "black and white" in the form of printers ink
and news paper is as potent in getting quick action as is the brand of
Scotch of that name. This reflection is made apropo of the fact that
work was started towards putting the Hamakuapoko grammar school
in a sanitary condition almost immediately after this paper printed the
news of the closing of the school and the reason therefore. The News
is not particularly interested in the contention as to what department
of the county government was responsible for the delaying of the sanit
ary work during the summer vacation months. The only defense so
far received from a county official seems to fully substantiate the
statement that there was lax neglect in starting the repairs. Pos
sibly in the future a little more frank publicity about other matters
just as vital as the sanitation of the Hamakuapoko school will cure
county officials of any tendency toward procrastination.
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Maui's delegation to the Fifth Civic Convention this year was about
twice as large as any that has attended previous conventions. The size
of the delegation shows the local interest in the Hawaii county fair
and the civic convention, and indicates as well a marked increase of
interest in all island civic and community affairs.
OUR PARCEL I'OST LAUNDRY SERVICE
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A blackmailing syndicate is said to have collected more than a
million a year, using young and pretty women as decoys. Doubtless
some old codgers think getting stung was worth it. Star-Bulletin.
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The only evidence apparent so far that the striking stevedores may
win their demands is that both Honolulu daily papers are so certain
tnat tney cannot and must not win.
I HHP IQI AMH POMTTMPfiD AD1CC
I . uum luunnu wun i L.mi v 1 1 n 1 1 1 to
gives you the benefit of the highest class city laundry right on your
own community. All goods careruny pacKea lor prompt return.
J. ABADIE, Prop.
777 Klna Street HONOLULU
Jno. D. Souza, Paia Agent
M. Uyeno, Kahului Agent
Comp-'ainants against the Inter-Is
land rates and service, made by Maui
and Hawaii shippers, offer the most
important Issue the Public Utilities
Commission has had to meet In its
rather indistlngulshed career.
It must be recognized that the com
plaints of the Parker rAnch on Hawaii
and of the Maui Chamber of Com
merce are from responsible sources.
Men are backing them who are con
servative businessmen and who ordi
narily would not wish to take the un
pleasant attitude of fighting other
businessmen. The protests are detail
ed and they are numerous. The spe
cial committee from the Maui Cham
ber of Commerce has filed with the
commission a letter submitting four
general grounds of complaint, and
offering to produce evidence substan
tiating the charges of discrimination
and exorbitance of rates.and Inadequ
acy of service. The commission has
responded by subpoenaing Maul citi
zens to give testimony, part of which
was taken yesterday.
Nothing less than a real investi
gation will satisfy either the complain
ing parties or the public. The utili
ties act was needed in Hawaii. So far,
we are bound to state, the commiss
ion has been rather a perfunctory
It was given limited scope by the
legislative act which created it, and
most of Its investigations have app
eared to be marked either by hasty
approval of the corporations or by
intimations of coming "roasts" which
simmered down Into anti-climaxes.
The present complaints against one
of the largest corporations in the ter
ritory cannot be dismissed by either
method. If the commission is able to
fulfil the purpose for which it was
created, it must conduct a fair and
thorough Investigation and make find
ings which have the stamp not only
of fairness, but of expert grasp of the
MAUI'S COUNTY FAIR.
Maul Is making a very ambitious
start toward her county fair which
will be held at Wailuku November 30
to December 2, Inclusive. Quite an
elaborate program has already been
gotten out by Mr. P. G. Krauss, the
chairman, and a study of it, together
with an eye to the list of prominent
Maui citizens taking an Interest in the
affair, leads one to the opinion that
the effort will be quite a success.
The county fair Is a proposition
that might well engage the attention
of all the larger Islands. Kauai could
develope it to the pleasure and profit
of a great many people. We are go
ing in for the various frills of home
steading on this island, aud the swap
ping of ideas and the impetus evolved
from competition afforded by fairs of
this sort are important.
In agricultural communities on the
mainland the county fair is regarded
as a fixed institution. It stimulates
effort to excel In agronomy, stock
raising and kindred industries. Ha
waii and Maul are developing the idea
quite creditably here, and we think
the time is approaching when Kauai
should also give serious consideration
to the same subject. Garden Island.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1916
The Traveling Rivals
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Contains no acids, and Is guaranteed
not to Injure the motor or any of
Qf Its parts.
$4.00 worth of Gaao-Tonle Is equivalent
in added mileage to 40 to 128 gals.
GASO- of gasoline.
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purposes, we highly recommend
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FIRST MAUI COUNTY FAIR
November 30, December 1-2, 1916
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We will pay postage on all orders of 50 and over, except
the following: Mineral Waters, Baby Foods, Glassware and arti
cles of unusual weight and small value.
Non-Mailable: Alcohol, Poisons and inflamable articles.
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