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THE MAUI NEWS FRIDAY, ANUGUST 17, 1917.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Tost Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
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WILL. J. COOPER, : : : EDITOR AND MANAGER
FRIDAY : : : : AUGUST 17, 1917
PATRIOTISM AND PRICES
The draft registration board in Honolulu would seem to have gone
out of its way to say hard things about the Hawaii board of supervisors
because the members of the Big Island body took the stand that they
could not legally pay for the clerk hire needed to make the registration
tabulation. It isn't at all a nice thing, these days, to call persons
slackers or German sympathizers, as has been done in this instance.
W hile it is probable the Hawaii supervisors might have dug up the
asked-for $1000, without seriously stretching their authority, still there
is no reason why they should. If the work was worth doing it was
worth paying for, and such payment should have been made by the
federal government and not by the county or by individuals. The
mistake was made back in Washington in adopting a system of having
valuable work done for nothing, when possible, and of paying for it
when not possible. The general registration board should have hired
and paid for the needed clerks as soon as the supervisors turned down
Nobody is kicking these days on paying taxes and the high cost
of living brought on by the war, because we arc a patriotic people and
are anxious to do our bit in the great struggle in defense of democracy.
It would obviously be impossible as it would be unjust to attempt to
carry on the war on a voluntary or even on a no-profit basis.
President Wilson recognizes this. In an appeal to the business
men of the country, last month, he said:
"A just price must, of course, be paid for every thing the Govern
ment buys. By a just price I mean a price which will sustain the in
dustries concerned in a high state of efficiency, provided living for those
who conduct them, enable them to pay good wages, and make possible
the expansions of their enterprises which will from time to time be
come necessary as the stupendous undertakings of this great war deve
lop. We could not wisely or reasonably do less than pay such prices."
Is the man who demands a reasonable wage for services rendered
to be thereby branded as less patriotic than the manufacturer who asks
a fair profit on the product he furnishes ?
The Break Up Of The
The Territorial Kood Commission
cms to he well along in the process
or disintegration. It seems to haye
ieen ill fated from the start. As ori
ginally constituted it was to consist
of nine members; three members at
irge, three from Oahu, and one each
from the three outlying Islands, Ha
waii, Maui, and Kauai. The first five
or six of these wore duly appointed,
hut for some unknown reason, the
overnor declined to nppoint the three
representative of the outer Islands.
This incomplete Commission was
unfortunate enough, at the start, to
queer itself in the eyes of the Gover
nor, by advising against the with
drawal of the National Guard forces
from the plantations, on the ground
that this would seriously cripple them,
nd thus detract from the agricultural
resources of the Country, and from
our contribution to the war. This is
upposed to have antagonized the
Governor so deeply that he has block-
d everything since.
As a result, presumably, of this
antagonism and of the friction con-
equent upon it, the chairman, Dr.
Dean, has resigned, and then later,
we understand, his successor Mr.
Alfred Castle has done the same,
while Mr. Ozawa has been removed
by death; so that now the commission
consists only of a small minority of
the body as originally intended.
In the present economical situation
the Food Commission is a very im
portant factor and should be a live,
armonious body, in good working
order. To this end all personal or
other grievances should be forgotten
the Commission should be completed,
with the right men in the right place,
and then generously backed up with
all the necessary power and authority,
and that whole-hearted cooperation
which is necessary to make it effec
tive and successful. Garden Island.
FOOD CONSERVATION AND THE BOOZE QUESTION
Booze in any of its forms must be classed as a luxury and not
a necessity. A man doesn t need booze but he must have food or die.
I he best arguments are always the practical ones. Sentiment may
accomplish something, but its weight is uncertain and fluctuating. Fo
years the prohibitionists have been fighting John Barleycorn with senti
ment and with little success. But in recent years "practical" temperance
workers have changed their tactics and have laid stress on the economic
features of the liquor traffic the losses occasioned through impaired
efficiency. And now, with the nation in war and with a food famine
threatening they have a weapon that threatens to add the finishing touches
to the fight.
Here in the Islands has just been brought to light the fact that 164
tons of nee alone are used every month in the manufacture of liquor,
not to speak of 40 or 50 tons of other grains. When little children are
being urged to plant gardens in order to conserve the food supply it
cloesn t take an electric search-light to discover the point. Booze has
properly received its death blow.
THE FOOD PROBLEM A MAN-SIZED JOB
According to the department of agriculture's Weekly News Letter,
the patriotic efforts of farmers to increase the food supply has resulted
in a serious glut in the poultry markets of the eastern and middle states
In spite of the high cost of feed, broiling chickens of prime quality sold
in New York in June at 22 cents per pound against 27 cents for the
year previous. The frozen poultry market is congested.
It is very evident that the new national food commission headed by
Hoover, has its work cut out for it. The nation unquestionably needs
more food production, but this production must be directed in some
manner to give reasonable assurance to the farmer that his product
will be salable or he will soon be forced to rely on his own judgment
as heretofore, or go broke. Here in Hawaii farmers face about the
same alternative. The problem is a real, man-sized one, but it must be
solved if the nation is to attain a proper measure of efficiency.
THE INJUSTICE OF SECRECY
In their anxiety to protect a few crooks in the teaching staff of the
Island schools, the school commissioners have placed every honest
leacher who attended the summer school under suspicion. The fact
that one teacher was expelled and others were reprimanded for cheatin
in their examinations is admitted, but by the time gossiping tongue
are through with the story there is probably scarce a teacher who took
the examinations who will not have been smirched. The school board
seems to be one of the slowest of the territorial departments to realiz
that wide open publicity is the only disinfectant that can keep clean
public body from the germs of scandal.
SOCIALISM AS THE CURE
OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES
rect, the investigation has not been
begun too soon. Advertiser.
Fish Question Again
Reports are in circulation that the
bait supply for local fishermen is be
ing cornered and that, unless some
prohibitive action be taken, the whole
fishing industry will soon be at the
mercy of two concerns. The waters
surrounding Oahu are teeming with
fish and there ia no reason why fresh
fish should not be plentiful and cheap
At the present time the price of flsh
seems wholly out of proportion to the
possible supply and one reason adv
anced is that the price of bait prevents
the fishermen from reaping their
possible harvest of the deep. The
food commission is investigating, and,
if reports are even approximately cor-
Reduclng Passenger Rates
The reduction In the passenger tariff
from five cents to two cents a mile as
outlined by the Hawaii Consolidated
Railway, Ltd., yesterday, is a decided
demonstration that the railroad com
pany realties that the traveling public
is one of its best sources of income.
It is needless to say that the change
will be both welcomed and appreciated.
Under the proposed new rates Ha
waii will fare considerably better
than most of the states on the main
land, and this, in itself, should be a
big inducement to the public to utilize
the trains when visiting outlying dis
tricts reached by the local railroad.
Massage Treatment in Your Own Home.
Phone, IIATANAKA, WAILUKU, for Appointment.
When Death called yesterday for
"Jim" Haley there was taken away
one of the whitest men who ever came
to Honolulu. Haley, although never
in good health from the time he
reached the Islands, rarely allowed a
day to pass by when he did not per
form some act of unselfish kindness
for someone, often at a considerable
sacrifice of his time, his strength and
his money. His helping hand was
forever stretched out to assist some
one trying to do better, and more
than one has been put on his feet
morally and financially through the
help of the man who died yesterday.
His only enemies were crooks. Ad
Do Business In Business Manner
Defore calling for the second Liberty
loan, Secretary McAdoo will have time
to study whether the newspapers
should be the only line of business
making direct contribution to his
cause. The time is coming when offi
cial Washington will realize that suc
cessful conduct of the war calls for a
studied presentation of the war pro
gram in the usual business medium
of paid and controlled publicity. There
is more need for this than for , the
The Island of Hawaii should have
a County Fair at least every two years.
The fairs are of great value from
every viewpoint and, although a terri
torial fair is a good idea, the fact that
some of them will not be held in Hilo
will bar thousands of people from visit
ing the shows. There should be coun
ty fairs on each island every two
years, at least, and a much larger ter
ritorial fair in Honolulu at intervals
On The Others Island j
Those Who Travel
New Fish Packing Plant For Honolulu
A second tuna canning factory is to
be constructed at once in Honolulu on
land leased from the Bishop Estate
or the purpose. The new company
is known as the California-Hawaiian
Packing Company, and is being fin
anced by mainland capital. It is in
corporated for $100,000. It is stated
by W. P. English, the manager, that
the factory will be ready for operation
within two months.
Reports are also current that still
another company of fish packers of
southern California is looking over
the local field with a view to establish
ing a cannery here.
Kauai Cannery Ends Its Season
The Hawaiian Canneries Company
are closing their canning season this
week after a run of about thirty
seven days. Their output this year
was about forty thousand cases of
pines. Garden Island.
Drops Dead On Auto Truck
HILO, August8 Charles Manuel
Oaptiste, an employe of the electric
company, died instantly from heart
disease yesterday afternoon. He was
sitting at the wheel of an auto truck
which was being cranked by an assist
ant at the time. He leaves a wife
In connection with the agitation against the high price of fish
J. F. Child, the new executive of the food commission, lias figured ou
that the fisherman who catches the fish gets out 63 cents of the con
sumer's dollar, the balance going to four or five middlemen. The sur
prising thing about this statement is that the fisherman gets so large a
percentage. It has been frequently reported that the farmers of the
United States receive on an average but 30 percent of the ultimate
selling price, and the nation has not yet become sufficiently excited about
the matter to change the system.
With a national control of foods now imminent there is promise of
the government's taking over the dist'ibution oi foods .for the purpose
of i educing the cost of this seivicc and prevent speculation. If we
keep on we shall be adopting socialism with the socialists left out.
Don't forget the booster dinner at the Maui Hotel next Tuesday
National Guard Shaken Up
The 12 companies forming the First
Regiment, N. G. H., of Honolulu, have
been reduced to 6, and two artillery
companies abolished. This action
was taken on account of the depleted
condition of the regiment. Of the six
companies to comprise the reorganise
ed reKinicnt, one is to be the new
Japanese company still to be formed
Wedding Presents Hunting Owner
A barrel full of costly cut glass and
bric-a-brac, evidently a collection of
presents to some bride, have been
held in Honolulu by the American-Hawaiian
SteaniHhip Company for the
past year waiting for the owner to
By str. Mauna Kea, Aug. 10. From
Lahaina Miss Kaihe, G. Buchanan,
Mrs. J. Hose, Master Hose, Mrs. Hose's
servant, Miss Johnson, A. Freitas, M.
Eckhart, Kimura, L. Morris, James
Murphy, H. Online, Mrs. C. Hoy, Miss
Eckhart, Richard Ivers, J. Fleming, T.
Siyoke, A. S. Gomes and wife, Mis.
Carvalho, Miss Carvalho, A. Cockett
an infant, E. K. Richardson, Brother
Philip, R. Meyers, S. K. Kekoowai.
By Mauna Kea, August 13, from La
haina Mrs. Schrader and two children
Mr. Shrader, H. B. Weller, A. L.
Castle, Miss Stanley, D. H. Hitchcock
J. E. Garcia, Moriyama, Novl, T. Mi
yahara, Mrs. J. S. Walker, Hy Afong,
Rev. Kamaiopili, J. H. Waiwaiole, Miss
L. Smith, Miss Kahalokula, Mrs.
Treadway, Miss Timotea, Mrs. Fitzim
mons, Mr. and Mrs. Dung, Miss Ayau,
Mrs. Haines, Mrs. Hong Chock, Mas
ter Hong Chock, J. I. Hurd, E. R. Cam
eron, L. McComiskey, K. B. Barnes,
E. Brecht, Mr. and Mrs. Vierra and
infant, S. S. Steinhausser, Knollem
berg, Mrs. Garrison, Miss Rodrigues,
R. Silva, wife and infant, Mrs. Fura
kawa, Mrs. Peterson, Mrs. Rotham, D.
L. Peterson, R. Tanaka, Miss Tanaka,
G. A. McTaggart, Miss Goo, Georji,
C. J. Wlllett, Miss Nanen, J. P. Erd
man, Mrs. Zedwitz and two children.
NOTICE OF MEETING
Industrial Accident Board
The monthly meeting of the In
dustrial Accident Board for the Coun
ty of Maul will be held in the Wai
luku District Court Room, Wailuku,
next Tuesday morning, August 21st at
10:30 o'clock. All persons having
business with the Board are asked to
WILL. J. COOPER, Secretary.
turn up and claim it. But she doesn't
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New York. It bears the company's
Honolulu mark, which accounts for its
arriving in the Islands, but there is
nothing else in way of marks on it.
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