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THE MAUI NEWS FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 1917.
THE MAUI NEVAS
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku,
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietors and Publisher
Subscription Rates, $2.50 ter Year in Advance.
WILL. J. COOPER, : : : EDITOR and manager
Friday T : I . j u n e sf 1 91 7.
When you are haled before the district magistrate for speeding,
you don't expect to escape a fine simply because you happen to be a
friend of the man sitting on the bench. You wouldn't want him for a
friend if you could.
Yet there are a lot of people who
must be just as impersonal as a court
M .1 . ,
stnuers, wnn inc. community, anu
following letter illustrates this misconception :
Editor, Maui News,
Dear Sir: The newspaper publicity that I have received in
connection with during the past two years, though
springing from intentions on the part of the editors responsible
that were flattering to me, have nevertheless been somewhat
embarrasing to me. I write to ask that you abstain from all
reference to me in any reports that may reach you for publica
tion about except routine reports. This re
quest is most likely unnecessary but if so, I trust you will pardon
it, as I fear I have become sensitive on the subject.
The publicity which the writer of this letter finds embarrasing was
undoubtedly given without any feeling or jtossibly any thought of the
man himself. It would have been the same had he been Brown, Smith,
or Jones. He happened to be, for the time being news, and as such
the public which supports the newspapers had every right to it. In
crediting the editors with "flattering
is really flattering himself.
The editor of the Maui News considers the writer of the above let
ter as a friend. But that fact would not be justification for acceding
to the request he makes. The man in question is a public official. He is
paid from public funds. His work is or should be open to inspection
and criticism from the public generally at any time. And at any time
is something likely to occur, with or without his volition, which will
bring him again into the news. When it does, he will not, if he is fair
minded, presume upon friendship
from having the facts through the
or unpleasant. For the sake of our friend's modesty we sincerely trust
that the routine of his work may remain unbroken in which only is he
DON'T VOLUNTEER! BE
"Volunteer now ! Don't wait
The conscription bill was passed
the American people because it is the right way to raise the army we
need. It was not supiorted by the nation oi any theory that we are
lacking in patriotism
And because this is so there should be no suggestion permitted that
there is any special virtue in being
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onus aiiacnes to tne man wno is aiaucu. uje uiuAjt-JiiJii- uhotito 4
not be permitted to vohintee'9
-lii couii t ij by wearing its uniform.
The volunteer sys'cin is wrong, lne drat t system is both jgnt and
just. Let us not male the right dishonorable, by encouraging or praising
the wrong. - "-'" -m-"
, It ijftp f jpeciaT maiLALpaUiotwn -frf vSl uiTl ee r at the present time.
tI-or evTToung man who is enlisting now out of a pure conviction that
-iKTV ices 'are needed, ten are joining from mixed motives, of which
thestmple, normal love of advantiire inherent in youth, is the prominent
feature. This is not discreditable in any degree, but neither should it
1 lauded as something it is not.
When things get really strenuous, when the second, the third, or
- the lourth draft is made, when the term shirk or slacker really carries
a sting in this country as it has in France and England, then is it going
, . to take more grit to stick to ones place in the tremendous industrial army
of the nation, than it will to shoulder a rifle and march away to the
. trenches. The scorn of a woman may be more feared than an enemy's
s The way to avoid this is to insist on the conscription, plan. It
- -ill be time enough to gibe when those who are subject to draft try to
vade it. In the meantime, with the whole nation crying for want of
'orkers in almost all lines to keep the wheels of industry moving, it is
- part of patriotism to drop a monkey-wrench in the cogs with an
ea of making them run faster.
THE FOOD DISTRIBUTION QUESTION
-ne of the big difficulties for the territorial food commission to
lve is that of distribution. The problem has already had some con
.ideration aselates to Honolulu, but the commissioners, perhaps be
caue they are all Honolulu men, have apparently overlooked the fact
hat it is a vital one for the country as well as the city.
Country folk as well as city people ,here in Hawaii, live from tin
.ns in greater degree than in perhaps any other part of the United
tates. Lack of facilities for distributing local products readily is in
jme measure at least, to blame for this condition. Because of the wide
'nations in climatic conditions in the Islands, few homesteads or kule
are as self contained as in most parts of the mainland. Taro, which
be given away in certain parts of Hawaii, and which is over
in parts of Maui, can scarcely be had at all in Makawao, for
, and then only at very high prices. Pineapples, which are super
t in Haiku and Makawao, are still almost a luxury in Kahului
Reason for this peculiar condition is that these products are
vnul the demand is too limited to make it attractive to peddlars.
lited demand, for some local products at least, might be increas
campaign among the orientals, who, in perhaps even greater de
n other classes of the population, have their food habits very
ced. Could the Japanese be trained to eat taro instead of rice,
nee, taro growing in the Islands would doubtless be revived and
r best, but now neglected foods brought back to its proper place
" EDU&ITION MUST SHOULDER THE BURDEN
oradic cases of typhoid fever in Wailuku during the past
'has brought to light the fact that Maui, for more than a
ueen all but fretf'trom this once most prevalent and fatal
ccording to Health Inspector Osmcr there have been but
tviilioid originating on Maui during the present fiscal year
id with tins month. When it is remembered that only three or
go the record 01? the Puunene plantation alone was about
nth, the significance of the present record is made the more
n science has wrought this miracle. At I'uunene the con-
Maul, Hawaii, as second class matter.
fail to recognize that a newspaper
if it is to be honest with its sub
retain its own sen respect. 1 lie
intentions" the writer of this letter
or anything else to keep the public
public press, be these facts pleasant
PROtD TO BE DRAFTED-'-
for conscription !"
by the congress and endorsed by
volunteer; or conversely, that any
- -- - , - j, - - ;jjHT"End to the projected visit 01 me
h"'caji Show that he can best serve
struction of a costly filtration plant and the consequent pure water supply
was mainly responsible. In other places a general improvement in sanit
ation has produced the result.
And with tvi'hoid has cone manv
diseases ,and the only one iineonqiu'rcd is tuberculosis which still reaps
its grim harvest almost unchecked. I he reason for this is that tuber
culosis may only be fought through education. Until the masses of
the people can be convinced of the importance of pure air and sunlight,
md of the dcadlmcss of sleeping in
lurking in the common drinking cup, the elimination of the great white
plague seems well nigh nigh hopeless.
An Interpreter Needed
A very eountryfted paper on the Is
land of Maui speaks or a "military
mob" Just as though its notoriously
pacified editor had ever served in the
defense of his country. The Service.
Hilo Has Some Hogs, Too
Maui is to have a hoi; show. We've
got a few choice specimens on Hawaii,
too, that we might. b induced to part
with. Only it would lie host to wait
until after election in order to make
a more choice selection. They may
have some pretty big porkers on Maui,
but Hawaii Is sure no slouch when it
comes to the Hog family. Hawaii
Ready To Show Us
The Maui News in a headline, asks
"Who Invites Hilo to Tlay Hall Here?"
Well, we don't know ns anyone from
this neck 'o the woods is guilty, hut. f
the Maui bunch wants to learn how
the national game is really played,
why the Hilo crowd would just ns
leave do a little pioneering with them
on the eleventh of June as not. Ha
The destruction of a modern and ap
parently fireproof city such as Atlanta,
Georgia is supposed to be, should be
a warning to the people of Hilo. A
good head wind and a Bpark. would
be sufficient to wipe this city out of
existence in less thr.e than it takes
to tell about It. The Matono Hotel,
for instance, is a regular fire-trap. And
this Is not all. The entire row of
bulldinirs skirting Front streeK for
blocks in lengin,, is composeu yui
wooden structures which are ecarcehH
laa thon rtrv shnlta There is certain-'!
ly an element of dangV ever present
under these conditions.-iUawaii VohL
Anthrax Spoils Things
It will be too bad altogether If. none
of the Maui horsees go to Honolulu
to take part in the polo club s races
on June 11 and the other da-rTor
iff.te of anthrax
will we fear, put
valley Island st
rr ilo irnnk in
Owners cannot risk the
loss of valuable animals, nor jsncy
take a chance otLjkdHTf'Tlie horses
might brjjfftt -?fck. with them from
iOalHrr"'Xnlhrax is a horrible disease,
as everybody who has ever had any
thing to do with it knows full well.
The races will be held notwith
standing the absence of the Maul
horses and there should be enough
Oahu animals to make the meet an in
teresting one. The races are being
looked forward to with the keenest
enjoyment by the lovers of the best
game on earth that is when conduct
ed properly and there will be gen
eral disappointment if the program is
not pulled off at Kapiolani Park in
Honolulu. Hawaii Herald.
Newest.Coolest Hotel in Hawaii
Fort Street. Honolulu
In Selling Shoes
means offering you footwear of
known merit, verified styles, at
small profits.. The honest shoe
merchant believes In making his
business an Institution; In small
profits, a busy store, permanent
THIS IS REGAL POLICY.
Parcel Post will bring such
shoes to your door from
Fort and Hotel Sts. Honolulu.
TFtE n r r titi
of the other serious, if less fatal
airtight, unaired rooms, and ot clanger
On The Other Islands
John E. Pires Land Remnant
At a sale of government land in Ho
nolulu last week, John B. Pires, bought
a 2.5 acre remnant of government
land at Pulehuiki, Kula, for $41, this
being $1 above the upset price.
The Islands championship swim
ming meet, which was to have been
held in Honolulu on the 9th and 11th,
has been postponed until June 22 and
2?,, owing to conflicting with the horse
racing .events on the former dates.
Hawaii Gunmen Again Busy
Clement de la Taz, a Filipino on the
Cokala plantation fired 4 shots from
a 38 caliber revolver at Policeman Joe
Amos who was about to arrest him for
shooting a dog. All the shots missed.
Amos then shot the Filipino in the
Alien Enemies May Use Park
Kapiolani Tark has been omitted
from the restricted area in the Wai
kikl district, through the courtesy of
IT. S. Attorney S. C. Huber and Brig
Gen. Frederick S. Strong, in order that
Herman alk-ns may use the park.
Thev also will he allowed to use the
public baths and the beach hotels.
Says Inter-Island Must Raise Prices
Testifying before the public utilities
commission on Monday night. James
A Kennedy, president of the Inter
Island Steam Navigation Company
told the members that on account of
the great rise In price of all kinds of
commodities ,the company will have
to raise freight rates or quit the freight
carrying business. Passenger rates
will 'probably have to be raised also,
May Suspend Coastwise Shipping Law
rtoeanse all trans-Pacific steamers
fci-e now handling all the business they
ciuj carry at high rates, shipping men
in Honolulu do not believe that the
threatened suspension of the eoasW
wise navigation law, whtchrnwbars
foreign ships fropi-wwrying freight or
passengju--brtween the mainland and
the Islands, will produce any notice
able result. This opinion was voiced
by E. D. Tenney, of Castle & Cook
New Chamber Of CflQHwcTCe""
Lffh'W'TIonolulu chamber of commerce
- ... i . j r t.A
annual, wnicn is jusi issueu u-um mo
press, is one of the most valuable re
ference books of the Islands yet pub
lished. Statistics covering the com
mercial, military, postal, financial
business of the territory are brought
tip to date and are most complete.
Credit for the evcellent compilation is
due to the secretary of the chamber
Raymond C. Brown.
Japanese Warships Visit Honolulu
The first class cruisers Toklwa and
Yakumo, in command of Admiral To
shitake Iwamura, arrived in Honolulu
last Sunday morning from the main
land, and have been spending the
week in the island port. They are en
route home from a training cruise of
several months, there being several
hundred cadets on board. The ves
sels were visited by a large number
of Japanese and American residents
Danger Of A Reaction
With the tremendous interest which
is being taken by all classes of people
at this time in extending the scope of
food production there is liable to be
a reaction, unless this raising of vege
tables is guided by the food commis
sion for Hawaii so that there will not
be thrown upon the market suddenly
a great amount of perishable eatables
which cannot be absorbed by tne con
sumer. This will prove to be a more
expensive waste along such lines than
'the spoiling of a pot of beans by the
! It is to be hoped that practical work
will be started immediately in the rur
al and backyard districts by practical
men of the Territorial Food Commis-
1 sion before the season Is advanced and
: promiscuous crops too far grown to
change. Here it is practically the first
of summer and it is time the commis-
'sion mobilizes its forces and gets to
work, without waiting for the exam
ple of the National Guard, which
i seems to have been lost 1 nthe shuffle.
i Hilo Tribune.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
' G.-.1 r1 Yr i Tofrlt nru rf TTq Wflll
T. NAKANO, Libellant
OKADA DITSUYO NAKANO, Libellee
To Okada Ditsuyo Nakano, Libellee.
You are hereby notified of the pend
ency of the above suit for divorce
against you on the grounds of utter
and wilful desertion, and that the
same has been set for 'hearing on
Thursday, the ICth day of August, A.
I). 1917, at 10 o'clock A. M. in the
Court Room or this Court, in Wailu
ku, Maui, Hawaii, or as soon there
alter as the same may be heard.
Wailuku, Maui, June 7th, 1917.
By The Court :
V. C. SCHOENBERG, Clerk.
Attorney for Libellant.
(June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13.)
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dreds of intervening fractions nccessiry
for a perfect motor fuel.
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mixed gas, buy
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