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THE MAUI NEWS FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 1917.
THE MAUI NEWS
OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES
Entered t the Tost Office at VVailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
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WILL. J. COOPER,
EDITOR AND MANAGER
: JUNE 15, 1917
HAWAII'S WAR BURDEX
The wisdom of tlic food preparedness campaign inaugurated in
the Islands becomes all the more apparent with the requisitioning of the
Matson steamers Maui and Matsonia ly the federal government. Their
going will take away thousands of tons of space facilities per month,
hitherto available for bringing supplies to the islands. Particularly
will it effect the food supply because of the cold storage facilities which
are to be lost. The truck gardners of the Islands must hereafter sup
ply the cauliflower, brussels sprouts, celery, artichokes, ct cetera used,
or we must do without these luxuries.
The taking oft" of these vessels is a serious though not unexpected
blow. And there is good reason to believe that still other ships will
also be taken. It is one of the burdens that Hawaii must bear in the
war, and it should be borne with patience.
It is reasonable to believe that the government will make an effort
to supply in part the deficiency, eithei by selling to local shipping in
terests some of the seized Herman tonnage, or by the removal of the
coastwise shipping law which would permit foreign bottoms to handle
freight and passengers between here and the mainland. The reason
for this belief is that the government is appealing to Hawaii to furnish
every pound of sugar that can be produced to make up the world short
age, and without ships this cannot reach the market.
There has been talk, emulating from Washington, to effect that the
coastwise navigation laws are to be suspended during the war. If
this is done it is possible that some of the freight carriers engaged in
carrying munitions and other materials to Siberia, would return by the
Islands to complete their homeward bound cargoes. This relief would
be an uncertain and irregular quantity, particularly from the fact that
shipping everywhere is taxed to its capacity, but it would be a relief
Professional tramps have away, we
understand, of chalking up some
mysterious signs on gate post or barn
door which convey to their brethren
such reliable information as shall en
courage their attack, and by these
signs the tide of tramps ebbs and
Evidently the tramp professionals
have been chalking up some such
signs In regard to Kauai, for they all
seem to be coming our way. One
week it is a professional juggler, an
other it is a virtuoso pianist, then It
is a needy artist, then a professional
r.ypnotitst, or an amateur tableau
artist. One after another they come,
with the confident assurance that Ka
uai will welcome them gladly and
treat them generously.
These are the lesser fry of tramps,
who chalk up a hopeful story to one
another: a few hundered dollars at
the most is their mark. Hut there
are bigger fry, as well, whose de
mands run into the thousands; and
some of them are considerate enough
to wireless down In advance that they
are coming, so that we may stay at
home to meet them, and have the
money all counted out ready for them.
Occasionally you meet a tramp that
is glad to gel whatever you offer him,
rice, cold meat or stale bread, but
mostly he wants chicken and plum
puddviig. And tramp professionals
nre more or less true to the type, they
not only want you to buy their tickets,
but they want you to get up the show,
make the arrangements, boom the en
terprise and decorate the stage. And
if it Tails flat it Is laid up ngainst the
Now, if we are not very much mis
taken, Kauai is getting tired of this
sort or thing, and would like to see
these misleading gate post signs re
versed, so that the tide of these pro
fessionals may flow by for a while
and let 4is alone. Oarden Island.
WAR VEXOM TOUCH US MAUI
To longer pretend that the presence of anthrax in this territory is
an accident, does violence to common intelligence. The appearance of
the disease in an isolated Maui pasture, with a hundred miles of ocean
intervening between it and the nearest of the two other foci of infec
tion, must be taken as the final piece of circumstantial evidence needed
to prove it the work of human hands.
From the comparative insignificance of these Islands, it seems
scarcely credible that the diabolical attack should have been directed
from Berlin. More likely is it the product of venemous fanaticism on
the part of a single person or small group of zealots, inspired with the
desire to injure through handicapping the food supply of Territory.
I3ut be this as it may, the result is to throw suspicion on scores of in
nocent persons of German birth or ancestry. And the more of this kind
of work that develops, the more difficult is it going to be for these
persons. England three years ago placed all German subjects in cen
centration camps. The United States has promised freedom in person
and property to all Germans in the land who obey the law ; but it is easy
to see how a comparatively small number of spies might make more
drastic steps necessary. Hence for their own sakes, if from no motives
of loyalty to this country, the law-abiding German-Americans should
join hands with the rest of the community in a determined effort to
bring the perpetrators of all outrages against the public to a speedy
KEEP UP THE SUGAR OUTPUT
Onp nf TVTanl'c n1n ntn t innc ic rt rrt ! i 1 .o r.nHlnn' JO Cfi
cane land into alfalfa, on the theory that food for horses is likely
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is likely to be needed still worse. And sugar is a food.
The people of these Islands can render no more patriotic service
"right now than to produce sugar. Never in the world's history has
sugar occupied the important place if does today. Recognized as it
now is for its concentrated food value, the present food crisis finds a
sugar shortage also.. With Europe producing none, and with the Cuban
crop away below the average, and an active revolution in Cuba tending
Justin lurtner curtail production, there is noi.a wiuudinjSigUl'tdJny
that tan be spared.. . . V','l-Vl &UJj'. .
vv'll bo more careful in the making of
We trust that, the Board of Educa
tion, with its other efforts In our be
half, will try to protect ua from his
kind of "lick-nnd-a-promise" service of
these will-cthe-nomads. Garden Island.
The Failing Guard
The MAUI NEWS believes that
there Is no necessity for urging citi
zens to enlist without waiting for the
operation of the selective draft. There
is no urgent necessity throughout the
I nlon, of course, but even the draft
is not going to take all the eligible
young men whose services can be
spared, and the more of these who en
list now the greater will be the por
portion of the other eligibles draHed.
There is a question whether the
draft is to be operative in Hawaii, but
there is no question whatever of the
ne cessity for recruits for the national
guard. Unless something happens
soon the guard will begin a new fiscal
year, on July 1, in such demoralized
delapilated, ragged condition that it
will not be recognized by the militifi
bureau officials and there will be no
National Guard of Hawaii. From be
ing the first in proportion to popula
tion, the guard will fall below the van
ishing point. I
This is not the fault of the guard
officials, who have protested vehem
ently against the recent orders ema
sculating the Hawaiian brigade, but
wherever the fault the results are
very plain and unless something be
done, either by enforcing the draft to
fill the ranks, or by securing volun
teers, there will soon be no militia re
cognizable in these Islands.
Very likely a call for mobilization
would save the local regiment. Advertiser.
Bird Of Passage Teachers
It is very much to be regretted that
our public schools should be made a
convenience for teachers who come
f.., frvict nr elsewhere, to see
the country. Granting that they are
exxccllent teachers, ana inni uirv
give us much needed inspiration ,as
well as new methods and devices, it
is nevertheless a distinct detriment to
ovr fchnols to be cont inually changing
iwv.1 nno lenrher to another, and from
one personal method to another. It
is bad for the children; it Keeps iuem
in a maze mosf. of the time.
Farthemore, It must be disastrous
to the quality of the teaching. The
.iinrt topm lons In always fatal to
improvements; the short term tenure
uf omce is iauu iu t jh. n-iiw
escape the penalty of inlficlency
this is inevitably fatal to the best re
sults. , ' , .
From this point of view at leaBt,
our own homo grown teachers have
the advantage; they are going to stay
with us, and will not pick up- and and
leave just when the children have
learned their ways.
And on the other hand, knowing
that thev will have to stay with their
records and their reputations, they
Maui sweeping victory In yester
day's big polo match-gratifies not only
the strong adherents Of the Valley
Isle but many an Oahuan as well.
Mail' gameness in the face of un
expected defeats in previous years,
ihe unsurpassed spirit of the polo
! f,,,v Viir.ii rnnip from the Valley.
hnd the speed and dash shown yester
day attest ihe merits of the visiting
team. Oahu was soundly beaten,
Maui turned out a four wnfch had
team-work developed to a high degree,
even with a mere youngster, 13-year-old
Edward Baldwin, playing at No. 3.
Team-work plus individual excellence
pi d spirit won for Maui, and that de
tracts nothing from Oahu, whose polo
ists gave their last ounce of effort.
Well played! StarDulletin.
"If the Territor'al Food Commission
can build its organization to include
alreadv existing social machinery, it
should be able to get results sooner
and with a mlnmum of friction. It
Is questionable whether any further
organizing on Maui, for example,
would be wise." Maui News. This is
indeed refreshing candor. However,
one should always go to the country
for the Maud Muller stuff! The Service.
will soon be sufferllic TfOM mtrf'ft.ri'i
pork famine, Wt rnseiu mfry
,1 .. O-'fci..-Ma' Nlurf .fftliflhlUiU 4nf.Aft
cni,imifter c-hVtei-rUri!t J!ptaVom
liitrMv tfonritpd Iri MHtti- Horner,
4wBrt lifts !oirnnieu a n-iuu
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I t-K:auaf objects to teachers from the mainland because they will not
stay put. Also to other missionaries of the big outside world, such as.
pianists, lecturers, theatrical people, landscape artists, jugglers, hypnot
ists, et cetera, et cetera, which she indiscriminately dubs "tramps."
With apologies to ex-President Taft "Poor Kauai!"
-" Honolulu women are learning to drive an automobile as a prepar
edness measure. At least 30 of them are, but the list is full and an
nouncement is made that no others need apply.
J. A few years ago every regiment had its own booze canteen. Now
'J a soldier can't get a drink anywhere unless he wears a bathing suit.
fon- mrr clititc tnL-cn riwnv ImirL-v lit mct:ff i urc mnv 1 1(
xceedingly glad to get Maui's onions and green peas. '
mm Cases Submitted
iu oupieiue lAmii
The ditnii,ges case of Eugene Mur
nhv against the Maui News 1'uWlishing
mpany. was argued and submitted
uesday In the supreme court. In,
idge Kemp's court recently the plain
. ...T was awarded 11000 damages. In
. - - , .. ,w.. . .-, trnaidrHiiv &nrlrow
Last Tuesday afternoon at three
o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
II. L. Marx in Nuuanu Valley Miss
Aileen Fitzgerald became the bride of
I Joel or Maurice Joses of Lahaina,
Maui, Uev. Canon Ault reading the
Ttio lit'ill.t wiiw mncl Iw.nniti In fl V
gowned in pale pink crepe do chine
On The Other Islands
!has been called for duty with tho ariny
ana wnu nxut-u i"i "" uv - 2 t
nesday. Hobby has bee ifli 4he-.f.erri.
Oj.hu Faces Milk And PorK i-anmi
Because of the scarcity. nd - Wn
Because ot the scarruy mi8 , nw j' -jvuv . ,... .
price of imported eci -.stuftr !tfiU Ttmifs. Prfcibelbts, head of the New
i .. n,.r,k.ttt a rutin MmiWhUi vil- .-.o n . nf Tliitte. Mon
tory for about 2 years... vooawum u
several Um& Utar '.flUay.-.miper- ;
j" - Smiinn ma
vlx nmiri-rnmnnnv. of Butte. Mon-
kana, was arrested by the immigration
iim.norfnra ns hp ,was leaving inc
steamer Venezuela, at the Honolulu
wharf, on Monday, on cnarge oi m
lonnine to smuggle $7 worth of silk
ashore inside his shirt. He was ad
mitted to bail on depositing &uu casn.
ii o.iiH ihe silk had been entrusted
to him W a friend to deliver to a lady
friend in Honolulu.
IKUUL I VJ m ,1.. " "
,v,nij ri,.-.ii.i-K in food 2it lift's in the
islands, ask'ng thrm to list all food
applies on hand in order that some
idea of the condition here in the is
iu.vla nnv he had f ersons holding
slaughtering li.'iMises arc also to be
asKed to state the nuie'cer of diiivn a
i.illcd duiin?. the y-iir l.-.b.
Reserve Officers Called For Duty
Charles R. Forbes, major of signal
corps, has been oraerea 10 me mam-
Saturday. ForbeB, who is supennien- '
National Guard Notes
Second Meut. Foster Robinson, 3rd
TTnxi.ojinn inf la fronted ft leave of
absence of 20 days from June 8, 1917,
with permission to travel inrougnoui
First Lieut. F. A. Clowes 3d Haw.,
Inf., is granted a leave of absence of
mnnlhl frntn .Tnlv 1. 1917. with
permission to travel throughout the
"Tht pific gravity tts is worthless, ,
as a trst of gasoline quality."
So says the U. S. Bureau of Standards.
Boiling points comprise the only real test, be
cause easy starting, quick acceleration, maxi
mum power.dcpend absolutely on boiling points.
The gravity-hydrcmeter tells you nothing about
the boiling points of gasoline.
ike Gasoline of Quality
Is straight -distilled, and thus has its boiling
points in a gradually rising, unbroken chain
low boiling points for ea?y starting, medium
boiling points for quick and smooth acceleration,
high boiling points for power and mileage.
No mixture can contain an unbroken chain of
boiling points the hundreds of intermediate
points are missing. Be sure and get Red Crown.
It's pure gasoline iot a mixture.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
N MecBunt Bo'ilir fomisj
M fcr Q'Jck and smod-fli
' 1 low flowA Vcmis
: CASH :
in ordering shoes from our large
winter stock. Footwear will be
send on approval, if you have
established an account with us. It
will be well to do so now.
We have a large assortment in the
very latest shapes and materials.
MANUFACTURERS' SHOE STORE, HONOLULU
dent of public works will leave possi
ble this week.
The following other reserve officers
in iiio ttrriinrv bave also been called
out and ordered to report to Schofield t
nriirt frtllrtu.'lnn' nnmerl pnlisted men
will be honorably discharged for the
reasons set opposite their respective
Pvt. Joe Correa. Jordan, J. Silva,
LU oumiiiciu 1 VI. JUI? V Ul 1 ' tl , u ... ....... w. . ' - - '
Barracks: Major C. W. C. Peering. Archibald Bal, Lin Soon Kam, Moses
Captains Nelson II. Duval, Gustav Castro, Tamp A. Tavares, 3d, Regt.
Scheafer, Ralph ti. Hussey, reieriaw. Inf., to ennsi in u. is. navy.
Sni-ensen. V. M. smoot. ana r irsi
Lieut. William J. Jackson.
rews . . ' " . . ,7. ,
A Pittnmn renresented Murphy, and ,t , r .... ,,"
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-".Mklnr nav l II t'HKP 91111 M.nOS 1U" . k. . ... ... , . .
- -- . -, - , . iMjriun giive me unue away, airs
iL(.-ii '.flowell and others wa
If quitted yesterday in th
e County of Maui
";S?jCounty Attorney E. R.
S a Iot the county, and
sflj Enos Vincent
s S u 'SK Ashford for
Notion acting as matron of honor.
Oilier witnesses or the pretty lit lie
wedding were Sister Beatrice and
Sister Albert ina and Mrs. Bruce Cart
Mr. and Mrs. Joses are spending
their honeymoon at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. IS. L. Marx, but will leave
shortly for Mali, where Doctor Joses
is physician at Lahaina. Advertiser.
May Publish Sailing Schedules Soon
Information has been received in
Honolulu from Sydney Ballou, sugar
planters' representative in Washing
ton, advising that he had taken up
ihe matter of the voluntary censor
ship on shipping news in the Pacific
with George Creel, chairman of the
breau of public information, with the
result that objections to this class of
information and advertising may soon
be Tfted. Mr. Creel Is reported to
h.ne said that he saw no purposes in
the present restrictions on Pacific
Sirt. James E. Dermody, M. O. Com
pany, Third Hawaiian Infantry, has
been granted furlough for two months
from June 3, with permission to travel
beyond the limits or. me lerriioiy.
Regimental Supply Sergeant Tho
maB Dunn, Supply Company, Third
it.,u-.,iiQn infnntrv. has been ordered
honorably discharged to enlist in the
L'nited States Navy.
Woodward Resigns Public Work Job
Wilbur C. Woodward, engineer of
the public works department resigned
tlii; week contemporaneously with the
announcement of the appointment of
William R. Hobby as acting superin
tendent of public works during the
absence of diaries R Forbes, who
"pF some folks changed their
-L own tempYments they'd
be better satisfied with
those of their
A neighborly idea pass
your tin of VELVET
Enoho ana ka halawai makahikl o
ka Hui Kuai Aina o Peahi, Maul, 1 ka
1'oaono hope o Julal la 28, 1917. Ma
ka Halepule o Peahi hola 10: A. M.
nolaila ua makemake ia na lala apau
e akoakoa ae ma la la ma ke Kauoha
a ka Peresidena o ka IUii no ka hoolo
he ana i ka Hoike ana Luna nui o ka
Hui Kuai aina o Teahi.
J. K. SMVTIIE,
J. II. HONOKAUPU,
(June 8, 15, 22.)
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