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THE MAUI NEWS FRIDAY, AUGUST 3, 1917.
THE mVUI NEWS
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FRIDAY . : : : : JULY 3, 1917
There is no particular merit in doing ones duty. It is to be taken
as a matter of course. One is not licld up to public admiration and
acclaim because he earns a living for his family and doesn't beat his
wife. But because almost every man between the ages of 21 and 31 in
the Territory walked up to the appointed place and was registered as the
law prescribed, and didn't have to be clubbed into doing it, the com
munity goes dippy with gratification. That is, this appears to have
been the case in Honolulu. Here on Maui, it must be said, there was
little of such heroics.
The United States is at war. We have taken up arms after every
effort to avoid it failed. It has been no hysterical outbreak. The peo
ple understand. They have had time to think. And understanding
they have worked out the most just, sensible, and business-like way
possible to create the big army needed. We say the people originated
the draft idea. Nothing so vital ever became a law in a few weeks
time, with scarce a voice against it either within or without the con
gress, save by the will of the people. The registration but marked a
step in carrying out a policy definitely decided upon weeks ago.
We may be proud that this is so, but it would be difficult to con
ceive it otherwise. We are a nation inspired from within. We have
been misunderstood even by some of our own people. We have been ac
cused of being cold and self centered. Of caring nothing for the fate of
the world so long as we could fatten off the general misery. And yet when
the die was cast it was in glad, if quiet unanimity. Nor has the work
of preparation been slow.
And as the nation decided upon the draft, as it has registered its
young men, so has it drawn them by lot, and so will it send them into
the training camps and then across the seas to give battle in defense
of democracy soberly, understandingly. And it will repeat the pro
cess as often as may be necessary. It will continue as it is doing
now, to bear quietly, understandingly, burdens it never before knew,
because the people do understand and approve.
The spirit of sacrific is spreading over the land. Men are asking
themselves "Where does duty lie ?" and when the answer comes they
are acting, promptly, cheerfully, as we would expect Americans to do.
In ever community there are men (and women, too) engaged in more or
less useful pursuits who are discovering that they can be spared to
play more vital parts.- They are putting their houses in order against
the time when their summons comes.
This does not necessarily mean that they are rushing to join the
colors. We have provided for that by the draft. The recognition
of the co-importance of the agricultural and industrial armies with
those wearing khaki has added a new dignity to labor. With the short
age of laborers in almost every line of industry today, the man in over
alls may well be indispensible, though by closer co-operation, by more
intensive methods, by speeding up the wheels, it may still be possible
to release many for the ranks.
Here in Hawaii the demand for the mobilizing of the (national
guard is doubtless a mistaken one. The war department seems to
appreciate our position better than a good many of the flag-waving type
of patriots here in the Islands do. The country could not spare an ex
pert munition worker for the trenches, and second only to the manufac
ture of war equipment and munitions is the production of the food
staples of which sugar is one of the most important.
It is Hawaii's duty to produce sugar as she never did before, and
to do this she must not strip herself of workers through any mistaken
ideas of patriotism. The men who plan to leave the Islands for a
place upon European battle fields should convince themselves first that
their going will in no wise curtail the great business of Hawaii today in
helping feed the world. A laborer in a cane field may well be of more
importance just now than a private soldier in the trenches.
Small children cannot be punished for throwing mango peel on side
walks where persons are likely to be injured by stepping on them, but
they may be taught to be thoughtful fot the safety of others. The fact
that a Wailuku lady has been seriously injured within the week due to
some child's carelesness, should offer a concrete object lesson that
tearhers, parents and others who come in contact with children should
be quick to take advantage of. The F.oy Scouts might be of invaluable
assistance in this connection.
Massage Treatment in Your Own Home.
Phone, HATANAKA, WAILUKU, for Appointment.
Ancestry is a great thing. There is a boy in New York who is be
ing made much of because he is the nineth Taul Revere "by direct lineal
descent" from the great Revolutionary rough-rider. This means that
the youth is 1256 part blood kin of the original Paul. Of course this
small bit of blue blood will be the "dominant strain" and the other
255256 do not count. Also of course the young man forms an im
portant unit in a new hereditary aristocracy such as his ancestors shed
their blood to destroy. Someday when this aristocracy has become suf
ficiently puffed up it will probably be necessary for the people without
any claims of ancestry to start the leveling process again as in 1776,
i89, and now again in Europe today. Such is the vanity of human
OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES
Only One Answer
More rapidly than In England, but
not bo quickly as in France, in the
early days of the war, the spirit of
realization is progressing in the
United States, from the Atlantic to
Ililo and from Kauat to Texas. It is
being driven home to the man who
loves his country that this is a war
which the United States has entered
which must absolutely be fought to a
finish, once and for all time, to avoid
its being fought all over again in the
future. When it comes down to the
last analysis it resolves itself into the
"Will the rest of the world Decome
slaves of Germany, or remain free to
follow out their natural destinies?"
That is what this war means, and if
Germany is victorious the Unuea
States must pay the price in cash ana
in blood, in liberty and In principle.
The Monroe Doctrine would be elim
inated and the iron fist of the German
organization would grasp all that is
worth while of the world and who
could stop them?
But with the defeat of Germany the
time will come when even the German
himself, however patriotic he may be,
will be glad that the Fatherland was
beaten in this war, for freedom and
liberty of the human race will be safe.
Two generations from now the Ger
man will be much like the third gene
ration of young men in the South:
There are none more true-hearted
patriots or will fight more courageous
ly for the Stars and Stripes than they
will today. Hilo Tribune.
sectional jealousies. Star-Bulletin.
Hawaii's Bid Ad
Talk about advertising!
Hawaii's National Guard record that
upset all the figures for the draft
quota had first place on the front page
with bold head lines in the news
papers throughout the country on Sun
day, July 15.
The best advertising is that which
gives its message so clearly that he
who runs may read.
There could have been no more de
finite statement that Hawaii has full
value behind the goods.
And the beauty of it was that Ha
waii had no other thought than a des're
to do its full duty by the country.
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Road To Haleakala?
Land Comm'esioner Rivenburgh has
been delegated to secure data for the
national parks bureau, based on which
a fedaral appropriation to buy the nec
essary rights of way to make the
Kilauea National Park accessible will
be asked of congress. The matter
has been placed in good hands. It
won't be Rivenburgh's fault if the fed
eral government is not building roads
on Mauna Loa and Haleakala within a
short time. Advertiser.
UNCLE SAM AS A GRAFTER
Sheriff Crowell asks the Maui A'ezvs to express for him his appreci
ation and thanks to the big corps of registrars, clerks, interpreters, and
others who conducted the registration last Tuesday.
They deserve thanks for that is all the pay they will get for an
exceptionally hard day's work. They were for the most part exceptional
men. . They did their work well. Sheriff Crowell and the other mem
bers of the local registration board are themselves to be congratulated
upon their selections.
But it is to be hoped that before the next registration time comes
around the Washington authorities will have awakened to the un
fairness and pettiness of grafting public service and will insist on p;i)ing
for value recei ed. The instructions in connection with the last registr
ation are a disgrace to a great nation. In brief they were to get
eerything possible done for nothing, but to pay if necessary. The
American people are not beggars, and the American treasury is not
"broke." The people cheerfully will pay the cost of this war in lives
and treasure and will gladly bear much greater burdens than any vet
imposed, but they demand an even distribution whether it be of men for
the trenches or of money for supplies.
A letter signed "A Friend" has been received by this office. There
is nothing wrong with the letter except that the writer did not sign
his name. No newspaper can do anything with such communications
except drop them in the waste paper basket.
Many complimentary things have been said during the past week
about the board of supervisors or the Wailuku district overseer.or who
ever is responsible for the widening and crowning of the lower turn in
the road at Camp 1. A dangerous corner has thus been made safe. More
bouquets would doubtless also be forthcoming if some of the spring
breaking railroad crossings could be brought to grade.
We wonder how long an American
whether a naturalized German or not
would last as superintendent of a
public hospital in a German city. We
wonder how long he would be alive if
he were shown to be giving hospital
food supplies to American prisoners
or interned men of the American race.
Yet this very thing has happened in
Honolulu where the superintendent of
the Queen's hospital says that he gave
hospital food to interned Germans
and also provided the foodstuffs for
a luau. The watchmen did the same
thine and vet one of the trustees or
the hospital says that the donation of
food was a charitable act. Would the
superintendent give an equal number
of destitute Hawaiians or people of
some other nationality such food? It
s to be doubted if any such donations
would be made. And why were the
interned ones given food when they
were being very well provided for on
board their own ships up till the time
of the declaration of war and, after
wards, just as well taken care of by
Uncle Sam? The whole affairs ap
peals to heaven for an investigation
and it is to be hoped that some change
be made so that food that is intended
for patients and the staff be not divert
ed to the use of the enemies of the
United States. Hawaii Herald.
Don't Dodge Real Question
It is reported that the death of a
young nurse yesterday, under the sad'
dest imaginable circumstances, is to
form the reply of the management of
the Queen's Hosiptal to charges that
the management used food from the
hospital, partly paid for by the public
of Hawaii, to feed the men of the eX'
German cruiser Geier. But just what
there can be in the conduct of an un
fortunate girl to justify using the
hospital kitchens by the management
to feed enemies of the American peo
ple is very hard for the ordinary man
to see. Let's stick to the main issue
Why were those Germans spoon fed
at the public expense, if they were?
That s the question for the investiga
tors to look into, not what killed a
nurse nor the circumstances connected
with that killing. Advertiser.
Some people on the mainland have accused Hawaii of thinking
of nothing but money and money making. It ought to give such persons
a jolt to learn that every state in the union is being relieved of its quota
lor military service by its pro-rata of Hawaii s surplus enlistment. I h
Islands have offered Uncle Sam almost twice the number of men asked
The Hilo railroad announces that it has reduced its rates on food
products in order to encourage the production of food stuffs. The In
ter-Island company threatens an increase in rates to meet the high cost
of living. Probably the railroad company can spare the money better
than the shipping company can.
Judging from the results attained by the audience at the Paia
Community House, last Saturday night, in its effort to sing "Star
Spangled Banner," a lot of individual rehearsing would be in order
before another like attempt is made.
The question is not how the germ got in German but how it got in
the court-plaster and other unusual places.
Conditions in Hawaii, are very simi
lar to those existing in England at the
time of the declaration of war; and
there is no more reason to believe
that the Germans of Hawaii are any
different at heart from those who re
sided in England. This may sound
rather harsh, for the Germans here
have been our neighbors, and have been
honest and fair in their dealings with
us, ana in the past we nave trustea
and respected them. But such condi
tions are all in the past, and now, un
der the war conditions that exixst, it
is the duty of Hawaii to see that those
among us who are in sympathy with
Germany, and not favorable to the
cause of the United States, are not
allowed to commit acts such as may
reasonbly be expected from them, to
judge from past events. New Free
Some Germans Are Loyal, Anyhow
Red Cross aid is not only enthusi
astically subscribed to by our bona'
fide American citizens of unquestion
ed loyalty, but also by our other Amer
lean citizens whose loyalty we some
times have reason to doubt, as is
indicated by the report in a pri
vate letter which says that a little
country church in California whose
membership is entirely German, has
subscribed over $600 to the American
The letter also states that the
church is earnestly praying that the
awful carnage in Europe may soon
cease. Would that all Germans in
this Territory would show this spirit
of charity and prayer as well as more
definite, concrete demonstrations of
unquestioned fa'lh and loyalty to
their country. Hawaii Post.
Businessmen of the outside islands
are preparing to do their share in
making the next Civic Convention the
greatest combination of beneficial
business and pleasure thus far known.
This convention is Hawaii's greatest
leveler of island provincialisms and
Now that .Representative Alexander
has broken the ice by introducing a
bill in the house for the temporary
suspension of the Coatwise Law the
Honolulu chamber of commerce should
take the cue and cable him an expres
sion of approval. Or are we going to
rebuke Alexander for his lack of real
patriotism in daring to suggest such
a thing. Advertiser.
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SCOUTS TO BACK MOVIE
PICTURE FOR RED CROSS
A Boy Scout film of 5 reels has been
secured from Honolulu by the Wailu
ku scout troops, and is to be shown
at the Wailuku Orpheum next Thurs
day evening, August 9. The boys are
to have charge of the seat sale on a
percentage arrangement, and they pro
pose donating their part of the re
ceipts to the Red Cross. The picture
is said to be an excellent one telling
an interesting story of adventure and
at the Bame time illustrating scout
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