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THE MAUI NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 11, 1917.
THE MAUI NEWS
FOR WHICH AN APOLOGY SHOULD BE DUE
CnUred at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
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WILL. J. COOPER, : : :
FKfpAY : : :
EDITOR AND MANAGER
THE TERRITORIAL FOOD COMMISSION
The new territorial food commission is said to he the most power
ful board ever created in the Islands. It has authority to fix food
prices. It may, if deemed necessary, seize food supplies and issue
them to the people as seems best. Should a very serious shortage of
food occur, it might even be able to say how much meat or bread a man
may eat in a day. It will encourage the growing of food products,
and may have power under some circumstances to compel the use of
lands for certain crops.
If the commission can work close to the people, if it can have the
wil'ing co-operation of every man, woman and child, as it should have,
it will be able to accomplish great things. But to do this it must have
the people's confidence in full.
The men the Governor has appointed on the board James D.
Dole, Charles G. Bockus, Frank K. Blake, Richard Ivers, Arthur K.
Ozawa, John Waterhouse are all big-caliber men. Most of them
have handled with conspicuous success big enterprises. But not all of
them have had heavy responsibility to the general public. It is not the
same as dealing with the stockholders of a corporation.
The board has started out by issuing an "authorized statement" in
which it calls upon "every man woman and child in the territory to
lend full support to the commission and to aid in every way possible in
carrying out the suggestions and regulations that may be made by the
commission and which will be made public from time to time."
The board has two courses open to it. It can issue "authorized
statements" and "make public from time to time" the things it decides
in its superior wisdom should or should not be done, and it can compel
obedience of a kind.
Or it can get along to large extent without dictatorial, star-chamber
edicts, can plan and work openly and frankly with the public, and
by its sympathetic and responsive attitude have not only obedience but
enthusiastic co-operation and most loyal support.
The territory has had considerable experience with commissions.
It remembers, for instance ,a certain famous loan fund board on Oahu
which went headlong on the rocks and got no sympathy because it had
acted on the assumption that its work was none of the public's business.
And it remembers an ill-advised banana campaign which a number of
persons forced through but which they are not now particularly proud
Military methods will never be popular in America because they
are un-American. But they will be submitted to in times like these be
cause protest might tend to embarrass the cause in which we are en
listed. And we are loyal.
Ihe people of all classes in the Islands are already aroused in
this food production and conservation campaign. There is also more
or less organization. And there is certainly deep earnestness and
enthusiasm. But there is need for territory-wide organization in order
to prevent waste of effort. r
The territorial food commission, created by the legislature and ap
pointed by the Governor, should be this unifying factor. By directing
this energy already aroused, it may rmike Hawaii a shining example of
effective industrial mobilization. Nor will its work be of greatest value
as a war-time measure.
And if the board is wise, it will recognize that its greatest asset for
success is the popular enthusiasm which it now commands, and it will
bend its every energy towards keeping alive this spirit which is the
highest expression of patriotism.
Maui's reputation for good roads and beautiful scenery is to be
given a substantial boost through the loan fund money appropriated
by the last legislature. If this money is properly applied it is possible
that a passable road can be built into the wonderful Keanae Valley,
in the Ditch Trail country, thus opening up some of the most wonder
ful scenic beauties of all Hawaii. The $100,000 to be available will
not build a very high grade thoroughfare through that difficult country,
but by careful use it may open a road on proier grade that can later
be improved as funds permit. This would still leave a 4 or 5 mile gap
on the east side of Keanae without a road, but this, from a tourisf
standpoint would no longer be insurmountable.
The $75,000 for rebuilding the belt road from Pauwela to Kailua
will also be an important step towards the realization of an automobile
road from central Maui to liana.
Another $75,000 for a wharf at Hana across the harbor from
where the present landing is, and for the necessary roadway to reach
the wharf, and the $100,000 item for commencing the wharf at Laha
ina still further fit into the plans for the tourist road which one day
will make Maui the stopping place for practically every visitor to or
from the Volcano. When a tourist may land comfortably at either
Lahaina or Hana, make the magnificent automobile drive of nearly
100 miles and catch his boat again at the other port, Maui will seldom be
cut out of an island itinerary ; particularly when we get a road to the top
cf Haleakala as a side trip !
ONE WAY TO HELP THE COUNTRY
The plan to buy the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and turn it into a Y.
M. C. A. for the men of the Army and Navy is one that should be put
through. Such an institution in Honolulu would do much towards
elevating the mass of men which at present forms the back bone of
Uncle Sam's regular forces. The strongest excuse offered for the
undemocratic caste system of our army and navy today is that the general
character of the rank and file makes any other system impracticable,
With pay of $15 per month in a land of opportunity, there may be a
vjood deal of truth in the contention.
As long as we need an army it should be representative of the best
in the country. Therefore anything that will help towards this end
should be boosted. A service Y. M. C. A. in Honolulu should help a
soldier keep his self respect, stimulate his ambition, and therefore make
him a better American citizen. If it makes him dissatisfied with his
$15 per month it will be a good thing. The nation may thereby be
prodded into studying its army more critically than it has in the past.
ANOTHER PREACHER YIELDS TO TEMPTATION
Rev. J. M. Lydgate is the new editor of Kauai's newspaper, the
Garden Island, and he's making a good job of it too. There seems to
be some peculiar fascination in the newspaper business for the average
Maui has demonstrated through her county fair that it is possible
for the people of an entire county to get together on a single project.
The territorial food commission will now have an opportunity to prove
whether or not a like effect can be secured on a territory-wide scale.
Honolulu maybe metrojxjlitan enough nowadays to ignore the flout
ing of social conventions, but Maui still has its old fashioned notion of
respectability and is rather proud of it.
In a good many ways the American people are about the most
patient on earth. But that is no good reason for the high handed at
titude of the naval authorities towards the people of the Islands and of
Maui in particular.
ror over a month Maui has had no wireless communication of any
kind except official. It can not be for strategic reasons because both
Kauai and Hawaii have had their service restored for the past three
weeks, l ernaps me most exasperating leaiurc ui maiitrr is mc
cool refusal to on the part of those in authority to give any reason or
explanation for their actions.
For the welfare of the nation wc are prepared to suffer much.
For autocratic discourtesy and pig-headedness, patience soon ceases
to be a virtue.
Muster Out The Married Men
We note with rcprot that in somo
individual cases it Fcems to bo hard
for married men with large families
dependent upon them to pet released
from the National Guard on Oahu, not
withstanding repeated assertions in
the daily press that those with depen
dents were to be discharged and those
footloose to be retained.
An instance of the kind occurs
richt In THE SERVICE plant, where
a man working for wanes, and having
a wife and four children depending on
his labor, has not been discharged,
and stands in imminent danger of be
ing taken from his family.
There are enough young single men
in Honolulu scions of families that
have most in the way of property here
to protect to more than recruit up
the Guard to the required strength.
Just because they happen to have
a strangle-hold on a poor devil of a
llenedict is no good reason why the
powers in the Guard should squeeze
when the town is full of young
sprouts wasting their time joy-riding.
"Selective conscription would be
just about the ticket in this case and
probably what will be needed to make
the Local Nobility come across with
its own little "bits"! The Service.
It's Up To Us
Governor Pinkham has named the
territorial food commission and it has
strong powers, but it can't do the
work of the people of Hawaii for them.
It can't make the laborer put a lit
tle more energy into his work to speed
up production. It can't make the
banker and the lawyer and the broker
and the doctor and the editor and the
saleman and the chauffeur and every
body else do the little individual daily
saving which means a tremendous
dailv saving for all Hawaii.
That's up to you and you and you
to all of us!
Here's our chance to do something
for Uncle Sain in war-time. fatar
"A Thousand School Gardens On
This is a cry on that Island; and
the leading men of enterprise and
executive are getting behind the cry
to convert it into fact. The planta
in,., onrl nttiot lnrir tnlerPKt. Will
liuuo (i ij j i . . . 1 .... e -
rende'r every assistance to the schools
that are to create ttiese gardens, ah
nnnrnnrint inn of S275 has been made
to carry out the campaign, mainly to
furnish prizes lor itie uesi garueiiH.
Tho rnnteKt will run till Christmas.
The prizes include, among many lesser
delights, a trip to wonoiuiu.
With these special attractions going,
on Maui, isn't there danger of losing
nur nntprnrisintr school children; they
...ill ir.Y-.it n tn Mnni- we will have to
hold out some counter attraction!
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WAILUKU, MAUI, T. H.
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NOTICE OF MEETING
Industrial Accident Board
The monthly meeting of the In
dustrial Accident Hoard for the Coun
ty of Maui will be held in the Walr
luku District Court Room, Wailuku,
next Tuesday morning, May 15th at
1 : HO o'clock. All persons having
business with the Board are nsked to
WILL. J. CC-OfER, Secretary.
Concerning Applications For Liquor
Inorder that due publication there
of may be had, all Applications for
new licenses, and renewals of exist
ing licenses, for the sale of intoxicat
ing liquors within the County of Maul,
icconipanied by proper bond, should
be in the hands of the Secretary of the
Hoard not later than Friday, May 18,
D. H. CASE,
Secretary Board of Liceuse Commis
sioners, County of Maui.
NOTICE OF LOST PASS BOOK
Saving Pass Book No. 8838 on the
Bank of Hawaii Ltd., has been lost.
All persons are warned against negot
(May 11, 18, 25.)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OP THE
SECOND CIRCUIT, TERRITORY
Notice Of Drawing Of Grand And
Notice is hereby given that the
drawing of Grand and Trial Jurors to
serve and act as such during the June
1917 term of the Circuit Court of the
Second Circuit, Territory of Hawaii,
will take place in the court room, of
said Court, at Wailuku, Island and
County of Maul, Territory of Hawaii,
on Thursday, the 24th day of May,
1917, at 10 o'clock.
1917, at 10 o'clock In the forenoon of
the said day.
W. S. EDINGS,
Judge of the Circuit Court of the
Second Circuit, Territory of Hawaii
V. C. SCHOENBERG,
Clerk, Circuit Court of the Second
Circuit, Territory of Hawaii.
(May 11, 1917.)
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
THE SECOND CIRCUIT, TER
RITORY OF HAWAII.
Kiozo Yashimo, Llbellant vs. Kame
TO KAME YASHIMO, Llbellee.
You are hereby notified of the pend
ency of the above suit for divorce
against you on the grounds of deser
tion, and that the same has been set
for hearing on Thursday, the 19th day
of July, A. D. 1917 at 10 o'clock A. M.,
in the Court Room of this Court, In
Wailuku, Maui, HawaiU or as soon
thereafter as the same may be heard.
Wailuku, May 10th, 1917.
BY THE COURT:
V. C. SHOENBERG, Clerk.
Attorney for Llbellant.
(May 11, 18, 25, June 1, 8, 15.)
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