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THE MAUI NEWS FRIDAY, MAY 18, 1917.
THE MAUI NEWS
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A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
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WILL. J. COOPER, t ! j
EDITOR AND MANAGER
: MAY 18, 1917.
OUR WOMEN AND OUR WAR
Ihere is mnw tVon o,,r:: i r .1 ...
. i r , ouhiuii uidi nzucn oi me renet work
Deing done by the women of the country is worse than wasted Armv
men anrl pcnof-ialK, cr. f i- i i ... V
(i 7 , l -v ".mius uic meuicai Drancn ot tlie service know
inirpS f Sf"' thCy "0t CminS Ut blUnt,V 31ld Sa)'inS SO,
rniiraT 7 i 7 ,UJl"1.d,s .ocs, not speak well for their moral
eCn. nf inf I1'3 r tlH'ir attltude ,s one of indifference, which is
r.,men d?'n? t?day. CxaclIy what the womcn of tw decades
ago did at the outbreak of t iP Sn.;ci,.Am.ri, i...
....... iui.iaii ndi. wuai ineir morn-
vJn, d Sra,nd;motl's did over half a century ago during our Civil
ar, ana what women ha VP alwavc Kami ti...vU .. .1 .1. ' r ..
a t. loujm was me ininff ior them
to do When t hr-ir mnn f-.u cl t .i . . 6 . 1 "
p i ..." . u L" lu "sIU- 111 Ulc Past " was justified
are not the samc and women shou'd not be blindI
During the Spanish-American war every hospital and every camo
was glutted with tomlN, a r ."l. , . every camp
tprlv ,wpinlc -r c -. , WU,MS nanaiwork that was ut
terly useless. Tons of it were thrown away. No surgeon or trained
nurse needs to be told why this was true of the hundreds of thousands
of bandages for example, that had been so painstakingly made at after
noon teas. They were not up to standard. No surgeon, no nurse no
hospital would use them when machine-made bandages of Srm
size and grade and quality were to be had. uniiorm
And in the camps. For every "house-wife," pair of sox "chest
protector" or abdominal band that found favor in lluAhe JS
CS" L nnf 7 COmPrifing U!le Sam's army, a thousand we
about jXt r USCd " artlCkS f b3rter With the a"SerS-on
... Thi is not imaginary picture. Almost any soldier of that dav
will confirm it. The men simply could not use these things, or pref erred
similar articles provided through their quartermaster PreIrea
,.?ur .women are. not to blame for this. On the other hand their
ambition ,s most praiseworthy. But until the work can be so systematiz
ed tha the product of these willing workers will be sure of befng profit
ably utilized, it would much better not be done at all
nf u thlS a5eJf effic.iencv i1 were ridiculous as well as wasteful, to
put human hands against the product of almost human machinery.
Inere is no economy m this. 3
But if the United States is to do her full part in our war with
Germany her women must do their full part. And their part should
be more than that of a machine. "ouiu
There is probably no better way that the women of America and
the women of Hawaii can help than in the elimination of waste. At
fonf, T f timC Yhen ?ur allies need food and when we have less
food products ourselves than we ever had before, no better service
can be rendered the country than in denying ourselves things that we
can get along without but which may be shipped to Europe to keep up
the energy ot some human atoms engaged in the titanic struggle which
is now our own fight Ut us be sensible. Ut us demand of ourselves
the highest degree of efficiency of which we are capable. And let the
women use their heads to guide their hearts and hands.
PURE MILK FIGHT NOT ENDED
In spite of the fact that no one would willingly drink milk from
a cow suffering from tuberculosis or give his baby such milk, it seems
fairly certain that an effort will be made to find a loop-hole in the new
anti-bovine tuberculosis law. Tr ia nnintci ,., .t,: . . .
ostensibly requires the testing of all dairy cattle in the territory and
the killincr nf all h;-Vi foil u .. j , r- J. .
1 1 ?v iu yaso mc icbi, uoes not aenne a dairy
animal. Owners of one or two cows are not considered as owners of
dairies, but they are permitted to sell the milk from their animals.
tu -o.Li.it iii uu nobs ue permiuea to escape r
- r uudiu ui agriculture ana
iorestry has not the facilities for testing all animals from which milk
.. , oi.u nunc, even ii me law is souna it will be a physical and
financial impossibility to make it effective.
There are still persons who do not believe that tuberculosis is
contageous or transmissable from cows to human beings, just as there
are persons who deny the efficacy of vaccination for small-pox or
serum treatment for other diseases. In another part of this issue we
are publishing at the request of a local dairyman, an article along
tms line. We are frank to say that-we prefer to believe the practi
cally universal testimony of the scientific world today, and to take our
milk straight without any disease germ trimmings. Also we want full
assurance of the law that we are getting that kind of milk when we
If the board of health is onto its job it will not lose any time1 in
trying out the new law, and also in invoicing the territorial pure food
law which makes it a misdemeanor to sell milk from diseased animals.
I he public is entitled to know just exactly what's what in this milk
The Service, a Honolulu publication devoted to the interests of
Imp rnlistpd mnn r( dm A I . i,t.. 1 .
,,.. dml I'li-suiiiuiii n-iiMiig wiiii authority,
declares in no ha1f-w.iv mnnnnr inf t,,i,i;,..-o ii,oln.i,... a.,
.. .........v. mui int. auiuivu Lii.iuini.3 11171 YYctlll
the Royal Hawaiian Hotel turned into a service Y. M. C. A. at cost of
o.uuu. ine location isn t riM, is one objection, and soldiers on
leave haven't time for A Y. M P A anvlimu ie anntlwf
Inasmuch as the soldiers should be the ones chiefly interested it
' 1 a. i it . . . . . . r ...
nugiu ue wen 10 pause in this project and inquire whether it is likely
not to be a success. The old saw about leading a horse to water may
Hl'piy aiso io soiaicrs.
Another terriffic downpower of rain in the Haiku district last night
unraveled more of, the $20,000 macadam road built less than a year
ago through the Kuiaha homesteads. It is probably considered better
pumics io ouna a new roaa uy ana Dy than to save money by taking care
of a road already built. No other explanation suggests itself for the
many uroKen promises in this connection.
A Klimt rllilH fparc firfl 'Tl-1r-nrrirP4 nirncifKirr nnivilnfnac
. - . ...... v avu.w .l.V. 0 I I ' V (11 I LVtlCj i 1
should not hold it against Honolulu folk if they are acting a trifle coy
Respect for the Flag is good but respect for one's self is better,
ujn i caiucss juui idu luuMii uy acimg iikc a rougn-necK.
ON BORROWING OURSELVES PROSPEROUS
. Uncle Sam is borrowing $7,000,000,000 from his nieces and
nephews, and will take another billion or two in form of taxes durinz
i.v.At jrcai. mm ab lasi as ne couects the com he will begin turning
.i uav. iu uicac same nieces ana nepnews in exchange for ships, and
mine in4 m .1 r J 1 I . , , . . '
"u ennui, uiu iuuu, anu cioming ana an sorts ot military sup
plies. Some of the money he will lend in turn to England, and France,
and Italy, and Russia. And these countries will hand most of it right
back to thp American chin KmMoi- imn ..,n-l.- I i r
- ""'vni iiwu numci, luiuucrman, iarmer,
and manufacturer for their products, just as Uncle Sam himself is do
ing. And the ship builder, iron worker, lumberman, farmer and manu
facturer will work overtime filling the orders, and will pay out a large
part of the coin they get to those who are helping them do the work
By and by the $7,000,000,000 will be all distributed again among
the nieces and nephews pretty much where it was before and Uncle Sam
will be taking more money from them as taxes in order to pay it back
to them as interest on the original loan. And if this is all so and it
is, isn't it? who gets hurt, and why isn't a big war debt a good thing
to have in the family? ,
A Freindly Suggestion
The food PommlHalnn fisio hsnn
granted extraordinary powers to meet
bu ruiprgency. it nas a most difficult
task to perform; difficult inherently
because therft ATP. an manv fantnfa
" . -. . . . .... iwio iu
oe taken Into consideration when it
conies to arbitrary fixing the buying
aim ttfuniK price oi merchandise and
produce. The task of thn
is rendered still more difficult by the
fact that some of its funcitions are to
do that which no governmental autho
rity has ever hpfnrp honn clvnn autho
rity to do since the declaration of in-
aepenaence viz: to tell an American
citizen what price he must ask and
accept lor a commodity which that
Whether the commission la annn
ful in this most difficult task, will de
pend largerly chiefly in fact upon
wneiner its ruling are based on com
mon sense, fairness and justice. If
they are, and the people know it, the
me ueciBlons OI tne rnmrn na nn will
be supported, even though there is
some hardship incident to their en
forcement. But and here is the rub
if the decisions nf the
are just and fair the people must know
mat iney are lust and fair- nnH in nr.
der to have that knowledge they must
Know wny tne commission rules in a
particular case, and what the reasons
The American nennl havo tint hoBn
used to receiving orders from a higher
uuinoruy, to ao or not to do certain
things, without any reasons being
given, and thev can not h converted
to mis metnoa or government over
In Other Words, in order in ha biip
cessful. the commissioner!! mnnt tnlre
tne pudiic into tneir confidence.
ine rood commission should not un
dertake to make a star rhnmher of
itself, or do its business in secret cau-
cases. Several local commissions
have undertaken to do this and have
lost the confidence of the public, in
proportion to their secrecy.
It is scarcely conceivable that any
thing that the food commission may
have to do will necessitate secrecy.
Open meetings and publicity will be
the commission's best friends.
Through them they will make more
friends nnrt nnrnmnHh mnre lhan
through the opposite course. Advertiser.
The presence of a German raider in the Pacific may be barely pos
sible, but is most extremely improbable. So far as is known there is
not a port bordering on the Pacific ocean at which such a vessel could
secure fuel and other supplies. Moreover the Japanese and American
Pacific fleets are undoubtedly watching most carefully all Mexican and
South American ports that might seTve as a base for a filibuster. The
situation in the Pacific is entirely dissimilar to that of the Atlantic.
Before anyone allows himself to become panic-stricken he should pause
long enough to remember how all but impossible it would be for an enemy
vessel to now be abroad on this greatest of oceans. i
The announcement that Governor Pinkham is to be succeeded by
Dr. Raymond, C. J. Hutchins, Charlie Forbes, or someone else would
carry a good deal more weight if it came through some other source
than the Advertiser.
Don't Want $230,000 Y. M. C. A.
The SERVICE U r-nnvlnrnH thnt It
voices the opinion of the majority of
the men in the United States military
here when it snva thev rin nnt want
this expensive establishment given, to
mem nere in Honolulu. Not that
they are opposed to the nature of the
work done bv the Y. f- IT A hut hn.
cause they feel that fifteen or twenty
tnousana aonars wisely spent at Scho
field Barracks would do more good to
a greater number than S250.00O un
wisely-spent in this city.
Schofield Barracks ia bv far the
lamest Host on the Inland. The men
stationed there visit this city infre
quentiy, probably once or twice a
month, and then onlv for a. Ehnrt time
during which they like feel that their
liberty is all their own and that no
man should dicate to them what they
snail ao witn it.
They admittedly come to Honolulu
Who can say that they will get it
at a voung Mens Christian Assocta
Undoubtedly some men do get it
there, but we think it is a small mtn
orlty. The Service.
(Continued from Pnge One.)
An Old Landmark
Manv neonle will reeret the
of the old Royal Hawaiian Hotel, a
place of historical interest and one
that is known the world over. It is
a pity that the only really tropical
hotel, in the islands should be enine
out of business. Ypats asm the TTaw.
al'an Hotel was the most famous in
the Pacific and travelers from all
parts of the world alwavs. nnon land
ing in Honolulu, used to ask to be
taken at once to see the beautiful
Dlace. Mark Twain matin the nlH l.n.
tel well known throughout the world
and his descriDtion nf the nl nee Rtunil.
ing in a park that then took in the
wnoie square bounded by Alakea,
Beretania, Hotel and Richard Streets,
led many a traveler to Hawaii. As
a tourist asset the Royal Hawaiian
would, if renovated a trifle, still be
valuable. There is something about
the hosterlv that annealn to the nennle
and old-timers who rememhpr the de.
lightful dances that used to be held on
the cpacious lanais will heave a sigh
for the passing of another old land
mark. Hawaii Herald.
proieids, carbohydrates, fats, mine
rals and water. These can be divid
ed into two classes fuel foods, i. e.
those which vield heat nnd enerirv!
and flesh forming foods, or those that
duui tissue ana repair waste.
All five of these food principles are
very essential to the human body.
I'rotcids hplnnir fn the flenh f, 1,1,1 flnas
By this ismeant food which contains
i-it-mt-ius mm ouua up tne muscles
Those richest in protein are eggs,
meat, milk, cheese, dry beans and
Carbohydrates and fats belong to
the fuel class or those fnnria irhlch
yield heat and eive reserve fnrco fnr
use in illness. Examples of carbo
hydrates are: sugar and all starchy
tooas, sucn as potatoes, rice, taro,
Dreaas, cereals, macaroni, etc.
Heading the list of fats are oil. but
ter, cream, rats or meat, etc. Miner
als help the body in general, keeping
tne Diooa mire nnd nnnnlvlnir the
bones with needed elements. There
are quantities of minerals in the fresh
iruits ana vegetables. Cabbage, oni
ons, celery, lettuce and beets are
especially valuable as tonics and
should be partaken of freely in salads,
especially in a warm climate, as they
tena to cool tne blood.
Being able to divid the fnr, A a tntn
two classes and knowing the general
work that each food nrlnclnlo hna tn
do in the body helps one to realize the
importance of a well balanced menu.
The housewife can easily classify her
vegetables and other foods nnd hn nn
uoing can prepare the menu contain
ing the elements most needed by her
One S Occupation has n preat final tn
do with the kind and amount, of fond
actually required. The growing
school boy or girl needs esDecial
thoueht and enre. While the mon mTin
works in the open air requires much
heavier food than the man who who
works in an office and gets little exer
cise. Need Of Balanced Ration
After years of ntndv and evnerlment.
Ing the stockmen of the TTnitpd States
have established nnd a re f nl 1 nurl n c
carefully worked out formulas for the
scientific feeding of all kijids of stock.
For years a few faithful workers
have been trying to arouse the women
of the United States to use the same
skill and accuracy in the feeding of
their families. Here and there a few
have responded until today nearly all
institutions and many private families
are scientifically rationed. If, at this
crisis, each housewife an cnrefnllv
planfl for the food for her family as
tne practical rarmrr plans for his
Stock, then all food will he nrmurlv
used and tremendous wast eliminated.
The result of this movement will be
that each individual of America will
be healthier at less expense and with
a corresponding gain in efficiency; al
so much food will be saved for the
use of the nations which are on the
verge of famine.
"Beans" Next Week.
MATHEWS At the Malulani Hos
pital, WaUuku, on May 12, 1917, to
jar. ana Mrs. Leslie R. Mathews, a
Plantations Will Help
Schools Says Kinney
Henry W. Kinnev ennerintann'ent
of public instruction, returned yester
day from Mailt, whpre he cnont Ihe
week looking into the condition of the
valley island schools. He visited all
the schools, with the excemion of
those at Makena. ITliinnlakna Kshn.
kuloa, Huelo and Hana. Mr. Kinney
expects to leave shortly for Kauai on
an Inspection of the Garden Island
'The treasury of the rountv of
Maul has hut little monev nt this time
for needed improvements to school
buildings," Mr. Kinney said yesterday,
'as well as for new buildings, but the
plantations in the Vallev Island are
always public-spirited and it is ex-
nected that they will advance what is
needed until the couuty government
is aoie to nna ltseit in funds."
"Although the location is as vet un
decided, the new Maui hie-h school
building will be a handsome structure.
inanKs to tne munincence oi tne Ualcl
win family. The building will be of
reinforced concrete and will follow
the general outlines known as the Mis
sion style. The plans have been pre-
nared hv Architect TllcVev nnd aa ennn
as the site is settled upon the work
win begin." Advertiser.
in ordering shoes from our large J
winter stock. Footwear will be
send on approval, if you have
established an account with us. It
7vill be well to do so now.
We hare a large assortment in the
very latest shapes and materials.
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