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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1916.
THE MAUI NEWS
NEW CURE FOR OLD EVIL
"Examine the men," demands the Service, the soldiers' paper in
Honolulu, in an editorial discussing the question of the control of the
restricted vice district in the island metropolis a favorite editorial
topic there now. The Service writer may have meant his suggestion for
sarcasm, but, someway to the News, it seems to contain more common
sense than much of the sentimental stuff which has recently been writ
ten about the subject. If the Service suggestion were carried out, and
the men who enter the district had to register and submit to a medical
examination, it ought to result in deterring all boys and ninety per cent
of the men from ever visiting the vice section of Honolulu. As an
inducement for patronage it ought to be as effective as is the abolishing
of shades and screens from saloons.
TIME TO THINK, VOTERS
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F RI D A yTIHs PTEM BER29 : : . ; 1916
HOW INVENTOR EDISON STANDS
While Hawaii voters have no voice in the selection of a president
at the coming November election all of her thinking residents are tak
ing a keen interest in the outcome of the campaign. At this distance
it is often hard to Judge how the political straws are blowing and one
is apt to be influenced by the editorial comment of the partizan magazines
and newspapers. In the news dispatches, however, a more truthful,
non-partizan impression of the progress of the campaign can be obtain
ed. For this reason the News gives below, so readers can arrive at
(heir own conclusions, the contents of a dispatch from Saratoga, New
York, which states that Thomas A. Edison, inventor, life long Republi
can and a strong supporter of Theodore Roosevelt's candidacy for the
Republican presidential nomination, has declared his intention to vote
and work for Woodrow Wilson's re-election. lie gave out the follow
ing statement on September 3rd :
"Not since 1860 has any campaign made such a direct call on
Blraon pure Americanism. The times are too serious to talk or
think in terms of Republicanism or Democracy. Real Amrt-lcans
must drop parties and get down to big fundamental principles.
"More than any other President In my memory, WIlHon has been
'faced with a succession of tremendous problems, any one of which,
decided the wrong way, would have had earful consequences. Wil
son's decisions, so far, have not got ub into any serious trouble, nor
are they likely to.
"He has given us peace with honor. This talk about the Unit
ed States being despised Is nonsense. Neutrality is a mighty try
ing policy, but back of it is International law, the rights of human
ity and the future of chelation.
"WUh reference to Mexico, I think that the President has act
ed wisely, justly and courageously. It was right that the United
States should not have recognized such a murderous personality as
Huerta. I do not believe that we should have intervened, nor do I
believe that we should intervene now. Mexico is a troublesome
neighbor just now, but war and conquest are not going to make her
a better one.
"Wilson's attitude on the tariff bIiowb an equal openness of
mind. A tariff commission will take the whole problem out of pol
itics. "They say he has blundered. Perhaps he has. But I notice that
he usually bunders forward."
Taking up the railroad labor controversy. Mr. BAson says of
"He is acting with is usual courage and sanity." '
About Mr. Hughes Mr. Edison remarks:
"His capacity for hindsight, as we learn from his speeches, la
highly developed, but as to his foresight we are equally well inform
ed. "Mr. Wilson has now had about four years of experience, and he
haa earned faith and trust. I do not thtak it a logical or sensible
thing to change to an inexperienced and untried man for the sake of
change, -nor without touch much better reasons being given for the
change than I have noticed."
PAPER FAMINE AND PRICES
The price of paper, which has advanced from 100 to 200 per cent,
or more, over prices prevailing a year ago, seriously threatens the life
of a large number of publications throughout the country and greatly
lessens the profits of others.
It is doubtful if any other large industry in the United States has
had to face so serious a situation, because when prices of raw mater
ials have advanced the manufacturers of the finished products have
advanced their prices and thus thrown the burden on the ultimate con
sumer. In the newspaper business this has not yet been done. The
newspapers, from the largest dailies to the smallest weeklies, have been
bearing the burden which to many publications will mean complete
destruction and to many others the wiping out of all profit.
Had the newspapers of the country been as prompt to defend
their own interests as they have the interests of others, they, too, would
before this have undertaken to save themselves by an advance in sub
scription price and in advertising rates. Under existing conditions
they will be forced to do this sooner or later, and they can not iostpone
it much longer without serious financial embarrasment to many of them.
Hundreds of the smaller weeklies, including the religious papers, which
have had but a very narrow margin between loss and profit, will, we fear,
suffer most seriously, and many of them disastrously, unless the public
prompely recognizes the situation and accepts an advance in subscrip
tion and in advertising rates and thus save the situation.
The day laborer, the mechanic, the farmer and nearly all business
interests, manufacturing and mercantile, under the activity of the times,
are showing larger earnings than for years. But the newspapers, as a
whole, are meeting a more perplexing problem in the doubling, and in
some cases, the trebling, of price of paper, and in the absolute inability
to contract in advance for supplies, than they have ever had to face be
fore. The statements which have recently appeared in the daily papers
on the subject do not at all exaggerate the seriousness of the problem.
I . RELECTIONS, BOTHERSOME AND OTHERWISE
About the rapkest thing we know is an over-ripe ''Willie" boy.
' Our only other aversion is a young girl who thinks she is a "peach."
There is a typesetting machine in Wailuku that dislikes commas as
much as Henry Ford says he does war.
There's one consolation in being a county editor: A frontage tax
will never bother us.
Candidate Hughes seems to be more of a "brick slinger" than a
This is one of those weeks when the "scribe" in a small community
gets blamed because "there is no news in the paper."
Just now defensive and offensive seems to suggest the names of
Woodrow Wilson and Charles Hughes.
It may be only a coincidence, but that boat which was nearly
swamped at Lahina Monday night was loaded with Maui men who
started an uproar against the increase ot Inter-Island freight rates.
The behavior of the Maui delegates during the civic convention
must have been excellent. Most of them were housed in the Hew 11a
waii homefor delinquent boys while in Hilo and all the "Maui boys"
were allowed to return home after the convention.
Is this neutrality? The editor of Life declares that he could not
and would not vote for either Mr. Hughes or Mr. Wilson. He ought
to be about as popular with the Republican and Democratic leaders as
America is with Europe.
Abe Louisson declares he is more Hawaiian than Prince Kuhio.
Wonder if the Delegate will counter by claiming that he is a hoale.
There would still be two voting races for Link to line-up with. Any
way, hadn't there ought to be one hapai in the delegate candidates' race ?
Maui voters csuld spend five minutes in a much poorer way than
by pondering over this paragraph sermon from the Star-Bulletin :
"More voters than ever before in Honolulu and the islands in
general are looking for efficiency in office rather than party labels. The
party labels on some of the candidates are no more than "a scrap of
paper" anyway. What Hawaii wants is officials who can get a full
measure of work out of the public employes, and give a full measure for
themselves. This is something to think over in the territorial campaign
A CAMPAIGN PARADOX
It seems hard to reconcile the declaration that President Wilson is
a "weakling" with the statement that he "forced" Congress to pass the
Adamson 8-hour law for railroad men. Collier's, editorially, uses the
two expressions in almost the same paragraph. Our respect for the
accuracy of that journal now contains a flaw of doubt as to the perfect
ness of its deductions.
Honolulu and Hilo friends of the Maui civic convention delegates
should not blame them if they appeared forgetful about "buying," while
in Hilo. You know, they have all grown so accustomed to the Maui
OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES !
The American Japanese Association,
composed of Hawaiian-born Japanese,
has acted very properly and promptly
In repudiating any sympathy for the
utterances of the sensational writer,
Kazan Kayahara, who declares the
future of .the Nipponese born here
"worthless and hopeless."
This writer spent 11 days here and
then proceeded to the mainland,
where he announced his half-baked
conclusions. Unquestionably sensa
tion hunters on the mainland, always
anxious to make Hawaii out as being
submerged by the "yellow peril," will
seize upon his utterances as proof that
assimilation of aliens is a failure In
By condemning his conclusions and
voicing its belief in the future of Ha
waii as an American commonwealth
embracing in its citizenship all these
born here, the association haa made
the most effective answer possible to
the sensation-monger from Japan.
FINANCING OUR COUNTY FAIRS
Hilo set the pace for Civic Conven
tions and Hilo has set the pace for
our County Fairs. There is now a
strong feeling that the annual County
Fair should be made a permanent
feature. The Hilo Tribune Is heartily
in favor of Buch an idea. We believe,
however, that in looking forward to its
accomplishment the business men of
Hilo should arrange matters so that
it will become self-supporting, and in
this respect we would suggest that the
Board of Trade appoint a committee
to outline a plan by which a County
Fair Association can be formed, in
cluding the Island of Hawaii, which
will proceeds to endow itself.
. To carry out this laudable object
let such an association pledge a cer
tain sum each year for a certain leng
th of time and every dollor which
accrues from the conduct of the Fair
can be set aside as a permanent fund
from the interest of which the prelim
inary expenses of a Fair can be paid,
or to guarantee payments in case of a
deficit. With a reasonable permanent
capital our County Fairs would, within
a comparatively short time, acquire
a standing and a standard which
would make them a center of Interest
for all producers of the Islands, and
the winners of a prize at Hilo's County
Fair would have not only bean advert
isement of value, but something that
would be an asset for the winner.
The County Fair which opens on
Friday is the most ambitious effort of
the kind which HV.o has ever attenpt
ed and the indications are at this time
that it will be a complete success, not
only as to the interest due to its exhi
bits, but from an educational point of
v'ew. It is something the people of
Hilo should take a sincere pride in,
and we believe they do. Hilo Tribune
RETURN OF THE
The average school teacher is quite,
retiring, unassuming body, with no
conscious realization of her import
ance, and with no suspicious that the
communitty is waiting for her advent,
or that any one is wondering what
she is going to do. Theoretically, at
any rate, in the minds of many people,
Bho is the most inconspicuous an un
important person in the community,
and the salary she gets ordinarly
tallies very well with that conviction.
But when it comes to pratlcal intlii
ence and impress on the Interests and
affairs of the community, the teacher
Is a factor of life not by any means
to be overlooked or forgotten. The
very tides of life hangs on her advent,
and the social and domestic machinery
of the community springs into motion
at the touch of her fingers.
Children tome trooping home from
vuoaiion out'iig and all the routine of
the home is resumed the schools
have opened. Parents come back
from trips to Honolulu or to the Vol
cano, or to the copst, reluctantly, per
haps, but they 'fnust get back for the
opening of school." Children throng
the roads and fill the air with noise
and racket and childish glee the
schools have opened. The social life
of the community wakes up from the
drowsiness of the Dog Days, and every
one is on the qui Vive to welcome back
the old friends, and make the acquain
tance of the host of new teachers that
have come -the schools have opened.
The church takes on a nw vitality.
There are more people to come to church
new voices for the choir, -now, and
who knows what charming personal!'
ties and Inspirations to enjoy; a new
Impulse In the air the schools hare
opened. Garden Island
GOOD ADVICE ON GOOD ROADS.
Some very sensible advice on good
roads Is handed out by Norman K. Ly-
man in his paper read at the Civic
Convention in Hilo today and publish
ed in another column.
Mr. Lyman is a pratical road-builder.
He is not a technical engineer but he
combines a rough-and-ready working
knowledge of how to build roads in
Hawaii with more than a rough-and-
ready knowledge of how to handle
gangs of laborers. And he is also a
pretty shrewd politician.
After discussing the subject of road-
mixtures and road-construction, he
says in closing:
"Do not forget that to be successful
and to realize the best results you
must be able to control your men, and
above all have the will-power and
courage not to permit politics to inte.
fere with your work, and In the course
of a year you will find that your men
are 85 per cent more efficient than
would have been the case had you al
lowed politics to direct your opera
Mr. Lyman has proved the truth of
this statement. His work and that of
the present Hawaii county board of
supervisors haa been so good that
the Hawaii county citizens are talking
of electing the whole board on a non
partisan basis, no matter with what
parties the supervisors claim affilia
tion. The Big Island is well along in
an aera of good road-building and Ly
man is recognized as a particulary
"Handle your men properly do not
permit polities to lnfere."
If that motto had been strictly ob
served on Oahu for the last three or
four administrations, there would
have been less talk of the inefficiency
of the average road-laborer. Star-Uulletin.
The Government Physician for the
district of Makawao will visit on the
following dates, all the schools for the
purpose of examining all school
children and vaccinating those who
have not been successfully vaccinated.
Haiku Public School October 2, 1916.
Maui High School, October 3. 1916.
Hamakuapoko Kindergarten, October
Hamakuapoka Public School, October
Makawao Public School, October 4,
Kaupakalua Public School, October 4,
Kuiaha Public School, October 4, 1916.
Haiku Japanese School, October 5,
Huelo Public School, October 6. 1916.
Peahi Public School, October 6, 1916.
Paia Public School, October 10, 1916.
Paia Kindergarten, Octobed 10, 1916.
Paia Japanese School, October 10,1916.
Keahua Public School, October 11,
Muanaloa Seminary, October 12, 1916.
A. C. ROTHRICK, M. D.,
Government Physician, District Makawao.
ntirnoses. we highly recommend
this 12 inch walking boot. Carried I
in tan, willow calf.
FIRST MAUI COUNTY FAIR
November 30, December 1-2, 1916
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