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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, JULY 6, 1917.
Would Have Food
Board Use Powers
Haiku Farmer See's No Hope Of
Much Food Increase Without Ade
quate Protection To Island Growers
Cannot Compete Willi World
Maui Agricultural Notes
NOTK The County ARrnts employed by the Food Commission are expect
ed to help planters, farmers, and (tardners In all ways possible. F. O.
Krauss, County Aeent for Maul, will be glad to hear from anyone need
ing assistance. His address Is Haiku.
Demonstrating A Corn Shelter section are excellent, the mauka Ku-
With n view to increasing; the rf-', lan crop is very disappointing this
That it were foolish to epect small
farmers of the territory to increase
their plantings of food products with
out Hiving tliein some kind of definite
assurance that their product will find
a market at a fair price; and that the
only way this can he done is through
the' exercise of the unusual powers
vested in the new food commission,
Is the conviction of Y. I. Wells ,a
well known homesteader of the Haiku
district. Mr. Wells expressed his
views on this matter at a meet Ins of
the Ha'ku Farmers' Association, held
last Saturday night, and at request
of the Maui News he has written tts
a letter embodying these ideas. It
Ed : tor Maui News:
Dear Sir: The plea for increased
plantings of food products, which was
made by the (iovernor several months
ago, does not seem to have awakened
any gn at enthusiasm among the fann
ers. The request came at an unfor
tunate fine. The land loan bill had
just been defeated in the senate. We
were thus denied the support that is
accorded to farmers in practically ev
ery other part of the civilized world.
Stores were refusing to accept such
products as eggs, potatoes ,and oni
ons, even when imported supplies
were ent'rely exhausted. The army
had flatly told us that they would buy
from us only if our product was as
good as, and a little bit cheaper than,
the imported article. In fact, while it
was impressed upon us that it was our
patriotic duty to raise more food, no
one seemed to cons'der it a similar
duty to use that food after it was rais
ed. More recently, some attempts
have been made to remedy this. Cut
they are too scattered, and have too
much the appearance of temporary
expedients, to encourage future plant
ing. People seem to forget that we
are limited to one small market for
our produce; that a single importation
from a temporarily overstocked mar
ket on either side of us will Hood ours
for months at a time; and that when
this happens, we have not, as the
mainland farmers has, fifty other mar
kets to fall back upon.
Farmers Are Patriotic
Farmers have always been among
the most patriotic of citizens. The
farmers of Hawaii are no exception to
this rule. But we are not fools. If
the country asks us to give our lives
to its service, we do not comply by
rushing out and shooting ourselves.
Neither do we propose to jeopardy
our farms with an eight percent mort
gage, and spend our time and energy
in raising crops which will rot In the
ground after they mature. It is per
fectly feasible to produce enough and
more than enough of most kinds of
food to supply the islands. And by
substituting other foods for some of
our customary articles of diet, we
could avoid the necessity of bringing
any food from abroad. To do this,
however, will call for far more co
operation and team work than has yet
It is not up to the farmer to make
the first move. That rests with the
food commission. If its members are
earnest, patriotic, and rrttdy to adopt
radical, even revolutionary measures
the result can be obtained. Anything
short of this will result in failure.
England and France have already
proved that half way measures will
Radical Action Urged
The Commission should assume ab
solute control of the whole food situ-
ation. It should fin out how much of
each kind of food is needed in the
islands. Then learn how much of each
of these foods, or easily substituted
foods, each farming district can pro
duce, in what months they mature,
and the approximate cost of produc
tion. Next assign to each district its
proportional share of the crops it can
raise most cheaply, promising a mar
ket for such assigned crops at a price
that will assure a reasonable profit
to the grower. The Commission
should also control all food importa
tions, prohibiting the bringing in of
such toods as are not needed to sup
plement Island production. And It
should regulate the price which the
consumer must pay, as well as that
which the produce receives. Food
for both human and animal consump
t on should be under such control. In
thiB way Commission would act as a
great co-operative Institution, working
for the good of all. Our people would
be amply supplied with food, our far
mers assured of a market for their
produce, and the mainland relieved of
the necessity of supplying us with
what we now import. Anything short
of this will result in overproduction
In some lines, shortage in others, dis
couraged workers, and a great waste
of effort at a time when every ounce
or energy should be utilized.
The scheme is socialistic, I will ad
mit. But it is not nearly so radical
as many steps that have been taken
by European countries. If the war
keeps up for two years more, such
proposition will seem commonplace to
us. Itie only objection that I can see
to it is that it might easily be worked
up into a system so businesslike, and
so well adapted to our island needs
and conditions, that we would decide
to continue it alter the war was over.
Ana this, from the point of view of
the middleman, would be u dire cal
W. I. WELLS.
Haiku, July 5, 1917.
A Mere Trifle
Now, children, I want you to be
perfectly quiet when the bishop is
here, and not to say anything that
will mortify me.
But, mania, can't we just ask him if
he will baptize the new kittens?
flclency of the small farmer by econ
omizing his costs of production as
well as to husband his energies, now
largely dissipated by antiquated meth
ods, the Food Commission's Maul
county agents are introducing labor
saving Implements. During the past
week the working of a modern hand
power corn sheller was demonstrated
to a small planter in the Makawao
district. This small farmer was shell
ing his corn by hand, the entire family
larticipating. It was estimated tnat
t required this farmer and his wire
hvee hours to shell one hundred
nounds of corn by hand. With the aid
of the corn sheller one hundred pounds
of corn were readily shelled in ten
minutes. The Food Commission's
iincnine will now be loaned to the
f irmer until he has satisfied himself
of th's improved method of harvest
ing his crop. His neighbors will also
get the benefit of the demonstration.
The machine is then transferred to an
other district and will keep on demon-
trating throughout the season. The
sheller in question costs $18. F. O.
B. Nahului. Further information may
be obtained by applying to the Food
Commission's agent at Haiku. F. G.
Potato Fork Beats A Stick
Dr. Arthur L. Dean, executive of
ficer. Territorial Food Commission
during his recent visit through the Ku-
a potato district noted that the potato
top was being dug in large part
either with the bare hand or with the
year, not only In corn nut In beans
and potatoes as well. The excessive
rains and cold weather are mainly
responsible for the poor crops In up
Much of the Kula summer potato
crop now being harvested has Buffer
ed from blight. However, the marked
success of the spraying experiments
conducted by the Hawaii Experiment
Station gives promise of greatly less
ening such Injury in the future. F.
Will Use Home Grown Feeds
Manager W. A. Clark of the Haiku
Ranch has just completed the install
ation of a very complete plant for
milling and mixing home grown feed
for the ranch's livestock. The feed
ing ration will be made up of corn
and cob meal, cowpea and velvet bean
meal, Sudan and other grass meals,
algaroba meal, molasses, sweet pota
toes, alfalfa, and other products of the
Aside from the experimental work
carried on at the Haiku ESub-Station,
this Is probably the first instance in
which a comprehensive plan has been
put Into effect to grow, mill, and feed,
in so great a variety, well balanced
rations right on the farm. This would
seem to speak well for helping solve
our feeding problem. F. G. K.
and the quantities that will be avail
able for marketing. The Food Com
mission's representatives will aim to
keep in close touch with the growers
to facilitate the marketing of his pro-
aid of a stick. This seemed a crim-duce. The growers will be advised as
inal waste of good manual labor, when to market demands.
by the aid of an inexpensive potato Whenever better market varieties
hoe or fork a man's efficiency may are available the agent will endeavor
easily be Increased several hundred to introduce them to the grower. The
per cent. Accordingly the Coinmis- agent will be in a position to secure
sion's agent has purchased several of , for the growers superior seed stocks,
the potato tools for demonstration and these at reasonable prices. F. U,
among such of the potato farmers as k.
Coming To Discuss
Raymond C. Brown secretary of the
Honolulu Chamber of Commerce, is
expected to visit Maui in the immedlr
ate future for the purposes of discuss
ing plans for the Sixth Civic Conven
tion, which is scheduled to be held in
Honolulu on Sepetember 16, 17, 18.
Sub-committees consisting of the
following are already at work in Hon
olulu getting the preliminary arrange
ments completed and it is hoped that
the coming convention will exceed the
excellence of the five preceding ones.
The sub-committees now appointed
n Honolulu are: Kaymona u. isrown,
finance chairman; J. Vernon, vice
chairman, program: secretary, J. A.
Beaven, accommodations ; J. D. Bel-
ser, treasurer, transportations; recep-
ions. F. Lowery; entertainments, A.
H. Ford; publicity and printing, C. B,
may be unfamiliar with their use.
The four tined potato hoe costs
75 cents and is especially suited to
the mellow silty soils of Kula, while
the four ttned potato fork is better
suited to the heavier and stony soijs
in other sections. These forks are
strongly made and cost $1.25 locally.
F. G. K.
Worms In Fowls
A sick hen was brought to the Hai
ku sub-station to find out what was
the matter. The owner said that one
after another of his fowls got droopy
and slowly wasted away. When cut
open the intestines were found to be
infested with worms about three in
ches long. It developed that thefirst
bird to be affected was a male that
had been bought. Perhaps he brought
the trouble to a flock that had been
This suggests that since worms are
known to be in Maui flocks, it might
be well for anyone buying a fowl to
give the following treatment before
introducing the new bird to the flock.
For each fowl treated one sixth of
an ounce of tobacco stems (ordinary
smoking tobacco ought to be as good)
and one tenth of an ounce of Epsom
salts are needed. The tobacco is steep
ed in water for two hours and given,
with the liquid in a smash feed, after
getting the fowl hungry. Two Hours
later give the Epsom salts dissolved
in water, in a mash feed. Repeat the
treatment in seven days.
Where a flock is known to be in
fested, the run must be sprinkled with
bichloride of mercury (a deadly poi
son) 1 ounce to 8 gallons, a gallon of
the solution to every 10 square feet.
Another treatmen recommended is
similar to the above except that a
teaspoonful of gasoline per fowl is us
ed instead of tobacco. E. C. M.
Will Make Crop Survey
The Food Commission's agent has
under way a crop survey for Maui, the
object of this survey is to determine
Bad Season For Kula Crops
The corn harvest throughout the
Makawao and Haiku districts is now
at its height. While the crops in this
what crops are now growing together
with the approximate time of harvest
OF FIRST MEETING OF CREDITORS
In the District Court of the United
States in and for the District and
Territory of Hawaii.
In the matter of Juzo Umeda, Bank-
rupt. In Bankruptcy.
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$50.00 cash and
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS
All persons, firms, or corporations
having claims against the Nationnl
Guard of Hawaii, incurred during the
period July 1. 1915, to June 30, 1917,
and still unpaid, must submit sucn
bills, on proper forms provided for the
purpose, to the Adjutant Generals
Office, Honolulu, not later than the
8th day of July, 1917. All bills sub
mitted must be preperly approved by
the officer incurring the expense.
Attention is invited to the fact that
bills not received before July 10, 1917,
cannot he paid out of funds appropri
ated for the biiennial period ending
June 30, 1917. and must be held up
pending action on them by the 19l
SAMUEL I. JOHNSON,
The Adjutant General.
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To the Creditors of Juzo Umeda of
Lahaina, in the County of Maui, Dis
trlct aforesaid, a Bankrupt.
Notice is hereby given that on the
30th day of June, 1917, the said Juzo
Umeda was duly adjudicated a Bank
rupt, and that the first meeting of the
creditors will be held at Wailuku, in
the office of the Bank of Maui, Ltd.
on the 21st day of July, A. D. 1917 at
Ten o'clock in the forenoon; at which
time the said Creditors may attend,
prove their claims, appoint a Trustee,
examine the Bankrupt and Transact
such other business as may properly
come before the said meeting.
C. D. LUFKIN,
Referee in Bankruptcy.
July 6th, 1917.
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Dinner parties given special
You are cordially invited to consid
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your stay in Honolulu.
Large, airy rooms, with homelike
surroundings and excellent board.
Cars pass the door.
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TELEGRAPH NEWS OF THE WEEK
NEW YORK, July 4 Russians captures approach 20,000 persons.
Signs that in Volhynia Russians are preparing for another offensive.
Already attacking Lutskkozel railroad. Fighting also in Riga sector all
British and Germans continue raids along end of front.
French and German intensly fighting on left bank of Meuse in
Verdun. Unimportant on other fronts.
HONOLULU.. Tulv 3 President issues proclamation calling Ha
waii to register for draft. Men in military service are exempt. 10,000
posters in various languages containing draft data to be distributed.
Oahu tax valuation $112,000,000. $7,000,000 gain.
Deputy city attorney advises Industrial Accident Board to cease
tan nics penaing decision regaruing conipeubiuum ww utmjj uuwiui
tutional. Says, decision holds- until set aside.
Two veterinarians from the coast come to assist anthrax fight
Compliments methods adopted by Norgaard.
Capt. Gl.cson expressed belief that government will eventually take
over theMaui and the Matsonia. President Kennedy of Inter-Island
at Washington asks for ex-German ships.
Customs collection in Hawaii district $1,169,000 in 1917, a gain of
Food commission takes steps to increase grazing land and cattle.
Charles Judd says anthrax was spread from autos along highways
by conspirators. Two hundred and fifty animals have been victims to
Col. Croxton .guard inspector of 63rd regiment, stationed at the
Presidio, may go to France as commander.
I'KTKOGRAI), July 3 Russians take 6,000 additional prisoners
and are advancing toward Zolchoff and Korsheduvi. Teutons retreat
westward across the Strip;. Finnish division participated at Koenigs-
berg. Olfensive continues favorably. Captured guns turned on enemy
WASHINGTON, July 4 Senator Rainey predicts bitter contest
unless war tax bill be redrafted drastically to raise whole amount by
taxes. Not fair to mortgage future through bonds greater than the
57,000,000,000 already authorized.
Hoover appeals to public to organize to save food. Says war will
be won by last half million' bushels of wheat and only sacrifices will
6ecure it. ..
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Daily Passenger Train Schedule (Except Sunday)
The following schedule went into effect June -4th, 1913.
5 33 3 3
5 3 3 ao
5 a3 7
5 i3 7
S 9 3 05
5 00 2 55
4 Siia 46
4 45 a 4o'
4 44 39
4 40' 2 35
.. Kahului ..
L" Spreck- "A
A.'. c'8Ti"e Tl
L" Himi- "A
.. Pauwela ..
L.. Haiku ..A
6 40 8 50
3" 3 35
4o 3 45j
5 3 57
53 3 58
2 05 4 10
1 n) 13
a 144 19
2 15 4 20
2 23I4 28
a 5 4 3
a 3U 35
TOWARDS PUUNEINE TOWARDS KAHULUI
fattintir Pasnitir iitaaca ami'un littiKi fmutir Pmma
ZEZZaZZ E!L L..Kahului..A
2 50 6 00 .0 A..ruunene.x, 2.5 6 22 3 15
3 00 6 10 2.5 J1 0 6 12 3 05
1. All tralni dally except Sunday.
t A Special Train (Labor Train) will leave Wailuku dally, except Bunaav.
at 5: SO a. m., arriving at Kahului at 6: CI a. m., and connecting vita
the 6:00 a. m. train for Puunene.
S BAGGAGE RATES: ISO pound of personal baggage will be carried free
of charge on each whole ticket, and 75 pound on each halt tleket.'waea
baggage 1 In charge of and on the same train a the holder of the ticket
For exce baggage IS cent per 100 pound or part thereof will
For Ticket Fares and other Information see Local Passenger Tariff ICO,
No. t, or inquire at any of the Depot.
1917 PASSENGER SCHEDULES AND PORTS OF CALL
Manoa . ..
Manoa . . .
Maul . ....
Manoa . . .
Manoa . . .
Manoa . . .
Manoa . . .
46 Aug., 28
6ct" " 26
May ' 18
Aug.' ' 24
Oct.' ' ' 5
! Oct." 19
Oct. ' 27
6 1 Oct.
30 1 Oct.
Schedules shown above are exact between San Francisco and Honolulu, and vice versa, but are approximate
as to length of time spent at Island ports of call.