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THE MAUI NEWS FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 1917.
THE MVUI NEWS
II AN A NEEDS A GUARDIAN
Entered at the Tost Office at Wailuku, Maul, 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 22. 1917
WAKE VP! WAKE VP!
"Don't grow your own radishes, lettuce, green beans, beets, car
rots, onions, egg plant, cucumbers, and the like," says the new territorial
food commission. "If you do, you will put the poor oriental truck
gardner out of business."
A truly amazing statement, and one on a par with the full page
advertisements of the Honolulu chamber of commerce appealing to the
vanity of women and urging them to spend their money for gee-gaws
just as though that there actually were no occasion for economy and
thrift in all the land.
Hut there is need for the most careful economy on the part of
every man and woman in the land, else the President and the other heads
of the government in Washington, the brainiest economists of the nation,
and the bitter experience of European nations stands for naught and
the Honolulu chamber of commerce contains the only real wise guys
of the country. The sooner Honolulu business men get over the "busi
ness as usual" notion the better it will be for everybody in the long run.
We simply can't expect to engage in a war on the scale of the pre
sent one anil not have the nation shaken to the core. And business en
terprises must stand their part of the shaking too.
This does not mean that business is going to the bow-wows. On
the contrary the whole country is entering a period of heretofore un
known industrial activity. lUisiness is going to be amazingly good.
Xobody is going to be without work. No one is going to be without
food who will work, and the big lack is going to be for people to do the
work to be done.
But there is to be a tremendous readjustment. The nation is not
going to assume billions in obligations and turn over to the army and
navy hundreds of thousands its best producers without feeling a pinch
somewhere. Some businesses are going to prosper, but others are
bound to be hurt.
And it is no part of patriotism for chambers of commerce or govern
ment commissions to try to save these latter.
No one has any ill will towards the Chinese vegetables peddler, but if
he has to hunt another job because the people of the Islands find they
are able to grow their own fresh vegetables, it will be a mighty good
thing for everybody except possibly the peddler, and he will not have
to look long for another job. And if a few Honolulu merchants have
to change their lines because the people have learned to do without some
needless luxuries, all credit to our people and shame to those who would
uphold the old order.
If the war can be won without too heavy a toll of American lives,
it is going to be of utmost benefit. It will have stimulated industry,
and science, and invention ; it will have restored our world prestige
through our new merchant marine, and through this furnished an out
let for our revived national activity.
But more than all else, if it has inculcated the lessons of plain,
common, sensible thrift in our people, if it has given an added dignity
to labor, and shaken down some of the bulwarks of the do-nothing rich,
it will have wrought the greatest blessing to which a nation can aspire,
and will have left us a stronger, kindlier, and more really democratic
people than we ever were before.
PROBLEM PGR POOD COMMISSION
When the army commissary department calls for bids for onions,
or beans, or potatoes, or oranges, it is pretty sure to get onions from the
Imperial Valley, beans from Ventura County, Cal., potatoes from the
Sacramento river delta country and oranges from one of the several
citrus districts of California. In like manner it will be supplied, through
wholesale dealers, with all other needed produce, grown by specialists,
in especially favored sections, in almost as many parts of the country
as there are products to be supplied.
Yet in the face of this simple economic situation, high army officers
are again exhaustively telling the Honolulu newspaper reporters that
there is absolutely no discrimination on the part of the army against
Iland grown produce that it is simply a question of price and quality.
All the army asks is that the farmers of these Islands produce better
onions, and beans, and potatoes, and oranges, and what not, and offer
them at lower prices than the specialists can furnish them for. It's
absurdly simple !
This is the big problem that the territorial food commission must
olve if it is to make these islands really self supporting. We can pro
bably grow most of the things necessary to this end after a fashion
but it is absurd to believe that we can ever, or that the farmers will
ever grow these things unless they can sell them. It's a dead certainty
that they never can sell them, to the army or any where else ,on the
natural basis of a better or a cheaper product. This fact might just
as well be recognized, right at the start, by the army and everybody else
1 his is the age of specializing. Hawaii specializes in sugar and
pineapples and cottee and can meet competition in these products. But
when we get out of this field we are playing the other-fellow's game.
If we must play it, the farmer will have to be subsidized in some manner
or he will tell you to get another partner. It would be as reasonable to
expect him to do otherwise as to expect the village cobler to make you
shoes of equal quality and at as cheap a price as the factory made shoes
you have been used to.
It isn't an easy problem if it had been there would have been no
need of a food commission.
LET US MAKE BUSINESS UNUSUAL
(Prom the Linotype Bulletin)
Because the people of liana have again shown themselves to be
utterly irresponsible in so far as the booze question is concerned, the
license board washes its hands of rcsonsibility and hands the com
munity two licenses. Perhaps this is all right. This is in free Ameri
ca where a man is supjoscd to have right to put what he pleases into
his own belly. But on the showing liana has made in the past two
vcars the prohibitionists might be justified in asking that a guardian be
appointed for the community on the grounds that it is in the mentally
deficient class and not competent to speak for itself on the booze subject.
HUNT DOWN THE FIEND
The anthrax outrage on Maui calls for drastic action and at once.
The chamber of commerce should get back of the matter. A reward
should be offered and a fund raised for providing for the best trained
brains that money can command to work upon the case. If the federal
or territorial government can be got to help, with out too much red
tape, well and good, but Maui has too much at stake to take any chances.
Let's quit talking about what should be done with the hell's emissary
who is doing the unspeakable work and concentrate on catching him.
The rest will keep.
In Justice..To Mainland Teachers
The mainland teachers, many of
whom nre trained educators of excep
tional ability, and nearly all of whom
have done good work in our schools
during this lust year, feel that they
have been unjustly maligned and pill
oried by our editorial of last week,
entitled' "Bird of Passage Teachers."
Thev declare that if they are birds
of passage it is not because they
want to be, but because they can't
help It. They would like to stay here
f they could only get a fair deal, but
they can't and so they turn away.
They contend, in subtance: That
the rate of compensation is inadequ
ate as compared with that on the
CoaBt, due largely to a lower rating
here, that works hardship to the ex
perienced teacher. That the condi
tions of life here are otten-umes un
bearable, with unfurnished and often
crowed and uncomfortable cottages.
That the tenure of office Is uncertain,
for a year at a time only, and any day
vou nre liable to be shunted. That
the course of study is vicious and un
workable. That the supervision is
Ignorant, faulty and malicious, mat
ability and merit are not only ignored,
but discriminated against. In fact,
that the whole system from A to Z Is
one stupid, malicious muddle of in
justice, Inefficiency r.nd tyrant. And
accordingly, as soon as the self res
pecting and capable teacher finds out
how the lnnd lies she "gets out."
Now, frankly, we are not in a posi
tion to judge of these charges in any
but the most general way, no lay
man is, only the expert, and that
after careful examination. All we
know is that some way there seems
to be something wrong with our
schools. The very fact that there is
all this disaffection, and all this fric
tion, shows that there Is something
wrong somewhere. Perhaps we have
been precipitate, in laying the blame
on the teachers ;they were in com
mand. Now, they declare that It lies
with the Hoard of Education, the
Course of Study, the System. We are
inclined to believe, that, in the main,
they are right. Cut so the plot boils
on ever more furiously; and how are
we ever going to come to any final
conclusion of the matter?
It seems to us that the only Intel
ligent, inpartial and convincing auth
ority that can settle this whole matter,
and say definitely, who is right and
who is wrong, Is the proposed school
survey, that is promised us. The
teachers have the courage of their
convictions and declare that they have
nolh'ng to fear, and that they will
hail it with joy. The Board of Educa
tion, if it has the courage of its con
victions, and has nothing to fear, w'll
not edge away from it, or block it,
or unduly postpone it. If so it does so,
in the least, it stands convicted.
On The Other Islands
New Glenwood Station Head
Roy A. Golt has been appointed sup
erintendent of the Glenwood experi
ment station, on Hawaii, succeeding
J. B. Thompson, who has resigned to
return to the mainland. Goff has
been for the past 2 years agricultural
instructor of the Hilo Boarding
Matson Boats To Stay Awhile Yet
Dispatches from San Francisco re
ceived this week were to effect that
tiio Matsnn linprs Maui and Matsonia
have not yet been requistioned by the
government, aitnougn notice tnai in'H
otpn is in he taken has been served
on the company. As a consequence
the schedule of the company will re
main unchanged until further orders.
Kalanianaole Asks For
Copies of a resolution Introduced
in the house of representatives on May
29, by Delegate Kalanianaole, provid
ing for legislation to admit Into the
territory 30,000 Chinese laborers, were
received here this week. The resolu
tion would restrict such immigrants
to this territory, and would admit
them under any' conditions the con
gress might see fit to impose. It urges
the Importance of the measure on the
grounds of the need of more labor
ers to help make the island self sup
porting In case of siege.
The Post 's being put to consider
able annoyance of late with letters
from those who, after sleeping over
their communication, and after the
story is In type, call up the office and
urgently request that it not be run.
This is not only annoying to the Post
but is foolish upon the part of the
writer. So much so, that in the
future, if a manuscript reaches this
office, properly signed, it will be pub
lished if Ye Editor feels it is of inter
est to the readers, regardless of fur
ther requests. Therefore if you don t
mean what you write, for the love of
Mike, save your postage and buy gar
den seed with the money. Hawaii
Business is activity. Economy is efficiency. Economy is not slow
ing down. Economy is speeding up and finding new uses for every
thing. Throughout the war the wise men of England have striven to
maintain the industrial structure of the Empire intact despite all diffi
culties, and their slogan is "Business as Usual."
Now America has entered the war. The hope of the world is on
us. That hope from without and our hope from within must be realiz
ed by a true conception of what is meant by economy. Remember the
parable of the man who buried his master's money so it would be safe
and whose fellow used his master's money to make an increase.
Economy is doing the best you have with what you have in yourself,
in what you own, and what you can influence.
It means a joining of hands, figuratively, of every man, woman,
and child in this great country .so as to work together that our great
resources shall be activated and moved by our common patriotism.
It means moe doing; more intelligent sending; more distribution
of information of how, where, and when goods may be had of all kinds
to meet every human requirement. It does riot mean hoarding: it means
sowing, spending; for the business soil of tjy American nation has
been scarcely touched.
Let us awaken to the truth of economy and make "BUSINESS
UNUSUAL." You may not wear the khaki, but you can "come across."
Spend money wisely but spend it. Inch means, use it.
Kula Again Victim Of
Heavy Storm Damage
Another of the series of destruc
tive storms which have visited Kula
during the past few weeks, occured
last Saturday in the Waiakoa ajid Ke-
okea sections. Reports are again of
crops being washed out by the acre in
various places, and the roads made
impassable, it la stated that near
Mrs. von Tempsky's place 2V4 inches
of rain fell in about an hour.
Dr. G. S. Aiken was caught by the
storm and his automobile stalled by
a torrent of water which reached to
the floor of the car. He was not able
to get it home till the next day. A
number of places on the upper Kula
road which have been rendered im
passable half a dozen times this
season, might, it is stated, be per
manently repaired by culverts or other
Dr. Scudder's Place Filled
At a meeting of the church trustees
held last Monday evening, Dr. John
H. Williams was elected pastor to fill
the pulpit of the Central Church, Hon
olulu, made vacant by the resignation
some time ago of Dr. Doremus Scudd
er accept a call from Japan. Rev. J.
L. Hopwood, for the past 14 years
pastor of the Bernlce Pauahi Bishop
Memorial Chapel, was at the same
time chosen as assistant pastor.
Dr. Williams came to Honolulu
from Redlands, Cal., some 7 months
ago and has been filling the place of
Dr. Scudder very acceptably ever
Hamakua Crew Held Blameless
The inquiry of the federal steam
boat inspectors in Honolulu of the
burning of the Inter-Island steamer
Hamakua, between Maui and Kahoo
lawe several weeks ago, has resulted
in a verdict completely exonerating
Capt. Carl Wichert and other members
of the crew. The real cause of the
fire remains a mystery.
To Take Notes on Kilauea
To gather data on the Kilauea Na
tional Park Miss Edna R. Peitz ar
rived in Honolulu yesterday. She is
secretary of Robert S. Yard, chief clerk
of the bureau of national parks. Miss
Peitz is accompanied by Miss Agnes
Andraea, also of Washington,
Editor Maui News
The appointment of Mr. Geo. S.
Raymond to the Maul position is very
surprising and much to be regretted.
it would seem the Department of In
struction considers our isle in need
of decipllning and sends us a man
who is obnoxious to the entire teach
ing force, one who can be only a de
pressing influence for the school
Teaching at all times draws heavily
on the spirit and to be of constructive
help a supervisor should be of those
who cheer and hearken a teacher in
her needs. Weak or strong she appre
ciates encouragement. This Mr. Ray
mond can never give.
His previous visits to the schools
have left a resentment which would
be difficult to remove even should he
so desire. His manner and the ex
halted opinion he holds of himself will
never permit It.
The one bright ray, due to his ap
pointment, that I can see is the fer
ment he will create and in time we
will get the community interest for
the teachers and schools that they
Thanking you for space
ROSE E. CROOK.
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