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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1917.
To Support Farm
ers In Their Work
Mild criticism of the action of the
territorial marketing division in as
sisting the small farmers in the terri
tory was voiced at a meeting this
morning by the territorial food com
mission with Honolulu merchants,
oilier island produce growers and
"The territorial market is not serv
ing the small man enough," declared
Harold Uice of Maui. "The small
farmer ties his money up in his
crops and when the time comes for
him to sell his produce ,he Is in the
hole if he has to wait two or three
months for a return after the goods
The meeting was called for the pur
pose of discussing ways and means
whereby the local retail merchants
may assist the small farmer by pur
chas:jig more home grown produce,
which would, to some extent .lower
"In order to get the best results,"
Mr. nice continued, "the growers and
the merchants must pull together.
You have got to come forward and
help us out.
"I do not believe we can afrord to
stand the 5 percent commission paid
to the marketing division. I believe
that the farmers should have a man
in Honolulu to handle their trade. We
want a man who would get out and
hustle. It seems to me that the mar
keting division is bucking all the mer
chants in Honolulu and the other fel
"What's the use of raising better
produce If we can't sell it? I have
a couple of hundred tons of corn that
I will probably have to sell on the
coast because I can't sell it in Hono
lulu." Just what grades of corn may be
grow here, and what grades are in
demand, was the subject of discus
sion the first hour of the meeting.
"In my opinion," said Fred L. Wal
drou, "corn is the most important
product raised in these islands for
emergency. It is from 100 to 200 per
cent better than it was three years
ago. It has been demonstrated that
it can be raised successfully here. It
is one product that can be stored so
that, in case of a blockade ,it would
be more useful and valuable than any
other product. It takes the place of
wheat, which cannot be raised here.
"The principal thijig is to increase
the acreage. This could be done, I
presume .through the land commis
sion, which could survey tracts of
land and then induce people to raise
corn on it."
As regards white corn, Representa
tive J. J. Walsh of Maui said ihat it
had been grown in Kula for the last
20 years or more.
"It has been sold," he added. "Who
has bought it? Someone has."
The opinion expressed at the meet
ing was that Honolulu merchants
must get together and use as much
home grown produce as they can. It
was pointed out that this does not
apply solely to corn, but to all other
products raised in the islands.
Among those at the meeting were
J. F. Child, assistant executive offi
cer of the commission; James D. Dole,
chairman of the commission; Fred L.
Waldron, A. Hebard Case, agent on
Kauai; William Moir, agent on Ha
waii; F. G. Krauss, agent on Maui;
Oswald Lightfoot, acting superinten
dent of the territorial market; Mr.
Rice of Maui, Chun Hoon, John Watt,
agent for Oahu; F. W. Macfarlane,
Lorrin A. Thurston and W. D. Bald
win of Maui. Advertiser.
Wm. C. Avery, the new inspector
general of schools, will shortly visit
Maui, coming here from Hilo. Mr.
Avery was formerly principal of the
Kauai High School and succeeded Mr.
Raymond as inspector-general at the
first of the present month. He will
visit all of the schools of Maul while
M. W. Mitchell, formerly wharf
clerk for the I. I. S. N. Co. at Honolu
lu, is now purser of the Mauna Kea,
succeeding T. Strathairn, who will
shortly leave for the front in Europe.
Miss Alice Dick'ns underwent an
operation for appendicitis at the Malu
lani hospital on Tuesday. She is re
ported as doing nicely.
All outstanding bills of K. W. Kam
are now due and payable. Kindly
forward same to me co. Pleasanton
K. W. KAM.
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According to the Star-Bulletin, 15
of the rookies in the Officers' Train
ing Camp have been called to service
In the Tederal army, 3 as captains,
and 6 each as first and second lieu
tenants. Their pay has been raised
accordingly, and although they re
ceived their commissions ns reserve
corps officers before entering the
training camp, they will remain until
the end of the camp for training.
Tract ically all are Honolulu boys, and
one, Ilerrick C. Drown, son of a former
The Honolulu paper also quotes
Captain Hunt, in regard to the pres
ent training as follows:
"It has been a hard and busy week,"
says the officer, "but one that has
been extremely gratifying. Capt.
Thomas H. Lowe has had charge of
the bayonet work with the men and
they have caught the spirit of it.
Their lunges, thrusts and jabs are be
ing delivered accurately and with
strength and Fnnp. Also they are
learning the art of cohesion or work
ing together as a unit."
Captain Hunt pointed smilingly to
the gulch that lies besides the bar
racks. "This gulch is not nearly so deep,"
he said, "as it was early this week
when the candidates began making
charges up and down its sides with
bayonets fixed. They canter over it
now with ease."
On the side of the gully next to the
parade grounds. Captain Lowe and
Capt. Frank J. Riley have laid out a
big system of bayonet dummies. One
of the old systems has begun to look
like the breaking up of a hard win
ter, marked tribute to the aim of the
This new system is to be another
sample of the real thing. In the first
place there is the five or six foot bank
from which the candidates are to go
"over the top and at 'em."
Out in front of the chargers there
is a complex arrangement of hurdles,
wire entanglements, ditches and dum
mies. There are to be five lines of
dummies, a prone man and a stand
ing man at each, and five rows of
obstacles. One glance at that system
s enough to convince the spectator
that the charge will be no mere "Jump
the rope" contest.
Duriug the past week Captain
Riley has had the men out for a good
portion of the time with pick and
shovel, demonstrating in a practical
way how to make barricades and dig
trenches. For this the human gophers
wore the blue denims instead of the
usual khaki uniforms. This work has
been taught individually and by
squads and platoons.
SAYS HANA PEOPLE
That large numbers of young pigs
and sows are being slaughtered in
the Hana district, Maui, is the infor
mation received by the territorial food
commission from its agent on the
Valley Island. The commission Is to
take steps to prevent this wholesale
J. F. Child, asslsant executive offi
cer, said teddy that the arfei't has
been notified to urge the pig raisers
to stop killing the young animals, and
especially the sows, as such pro
ceeding will tend to greatly reduce
the pork supply, which is limited as
"This slaughtering will give us a
supply of pork at the present time,"
says Mr. Child, "but how about next
year's supply? If the sows are to be
killed off, there will be no young pigs
next year." Star-Bulletin.
WENT TO TOWN
The following sailed by the Claudijie
Wednesday night for Honolulu:
From Lahaina: A. Pomba, J. A. Alua
R. E. Trickle, E. H. Cohen, Miss L,
Richardson, R. McLean, M. Mauawaii,
E. Meshida, Y. Nodania, R. Sasacui
T. Hayaui, J. Ah Sam, Mr. Rogen and
wife, Mrs. W. T. Coalswork.
From Hana: K. T. Horuichi, L. O.
Williamson, Kaithi, Tacicaca, Tula
Ching, J. C. Bartels.
From Kahului: W. O. Steven, Miss
J. Reaver, Mrs. J. Maui, A. J. Swan
son, F. J. Dutra, Miss P. Wells, Mrs.
W. J. Cooper, T. Burlem and wife,
Master Ruiiem, A. Grounds, A. Fritchi,
Mrs. Waapa, Mig L. Wuapa, T. Mo
zuji, Mrs. Soon Yu, C. Tanaea and
wife, T. Brinsmeal, Mrs. Hara, Miss
Hara, Mrs. Hayashi, C. Anderson, C.
Carlson and E. II. Paris.
Mrs. Arthur W. Collins and her chil
dren are here from the island of Maui
one of the Hawaiian group, visiting
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. II. Kit
tridge at the Fairmont hotel. She
often visits here and at such times is
welcomed by her friends with much
hospitality. S. F. Paper.
Maui Agricultural Notes
VALUE OF PHOSPHORIC ACID AS
The value of phosphoric acid as a
fertilizer for corn and alfalfa in the
Haiku soils has been pointed out In
former papers. During the past week
the Agricultural Extension Division of
Co-Operative Field Experiment With Beans Fertilized With Phosphates.
Will. J. Cooper Homestead, Haiku, Maui.
Calculated to Acre Yields
Kind of Fertilizer
Small White Navy No Fertilizer 1047
Small White Navy 250 lbs. Reverted Thosp. 1926 84 $87.90 ( 10c)
Maui "Calico" No Fertilizer 398
Maui "Calico" 2.r,0 lbs. Reverted Phosp. 1298 2267r 04.00 ( 6cc)
Maui "Calico" 2.r0 lbs. Super Thosp. 13S2 248 59.04 ( Ge)
Maui "Reds" No Fertilizer 335
Maui "Reds" 250 lbs. Reverted Thosp. 2178 550 147.44 ( 8c)
Maui "Reds" 250 lbs. Super Phosp. 1926 474 127.28 ( 8c)
NOTE To obtain the net cash gain of the fertilized crop over the unfertil
ized, deduct $5.00 for fertilizers
given in last column.
The full significenee of the above
results will he appreciated only when
a careful study Is made of the com
parative yield between the fertilized
and unfertilized plots. It should be
noted that even at the current high
prices on beans the unfertilized crops
did not pay for the cost of production
except in the case of the small white
Navy beans which appear to be the
most adaptable variety to Haiku con
d'tions. This variety yielded 1047 lbs.
per acre, which, at present price of
10 cents per lb. would bring $104.70
gross or about $54.00 net after deduct
ing $50.00 the approximate average
cost of production of field beans in
the Haiku district.
The yields of the other two vari
eties without fertilizers was, 335 lbs.
"God Keep And Guide
You Soldiers Of
The National Army"
The following address has been
issued through the press by President
Wilson to the new national army:
To the Soldiers of the National Army:
You are undertaking a great duty.
The heart of the whole country Is with
you. Everything that you do will be
watched with the deepest interest and
with the deepest solicitude not only
by those who are near and dear to
you, but by the whole Nation besides.
For this great war draws us all to
gether, makes us all comrades and
brothers, as all true Americans felt
themselves to be when we first made
good our national Independence. The
eyes of all the world will be upon you,
because you are in some special sense
the soldiers of freedom.
Let it be your pride, therefore, to
show all men everywhere not only
what good soldiers you are, but also
what good men you are, keeping your
selves fit and straight in everything,
and pure and clean through and
through. Let us set for ourselves a
standard so high that it will be a glory
to live up to It, and then let us live up
to it and add a new laurel to the crown
of America. My affectionate confid
ence goes with you in every battle
and every test. God keep and guide
The White House, Washington.
THE PUUNENE STORE
Closed For Stocktaking
Monday Sept. 24-th
Tuesday Sept. 25th.
A FERTILIZER FOR FIELD BEANS
the Hawaii Experiment Station, liar-
vested the co-operatively grown crops
of beans on one of the Haiku Home
stead plots with the following results:
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and cost of application from figures
for the Maui "Reds" and 398 lbs. for
the Maul "Calico", which are quoted
at 8 cents and 6 cents respectively,
and thus their yields would not pay
the average cost of production. On
the other hand, when fertilized at a
cost of about $5.00 per acre, the net
profit of the super phosphate fertilized
"Calico" beans was $27.92; of the
reverted phosphate fertilized Maui
"Reds" the net profit was $119.24, and
for the White Navy, the profit was
$137.60. All the crops received ord
inary field cultivation. The season
was exceptionally dry. It is hoped
that the above practical demonstra
tion In crop growing may indicate to
all those interested, the value of this
adjunct to our propaganda for "bet
ter farming." F. G. K.
Postmaster Shied' At .
tHHlllllllKMMK ST .J
Refusal of a postmaster at Maka
wao. Maul, to accept for transmission
to the French war front magazines
with only a 1 cent stamp attached,
unwrapped and unaddressed, is the
cause of a complaint which has been
mailed to D. H. MacAdam, Honolulu
The Honolulu postmaster believes
some of the postmasters of the small
island offices may have misunder
stood their instructions to accept all
magazines bearing a front page notice
to the1 effect that the publication will
be sent to the American expeditionary
forces when a 1 cent stamp is' attach
ed. Those who mail the magazines do
not need to wrap or address them.
After the Island postmasters receive
the magazines with the stamp affixed,
they are expected to send them to the
Honolulu office for transmission to
the war front. Star-Bulletin.
The Biblical West
The following sign is nailed to one
of the slender posts supporting the
porch-roof of a country store in a
hamlet of the far West:
"Don't hitch your bronchos to the
pillars of this temple. Remember
Samson." Christian Register.
The War Draft
(Continued from Page One.)
The Board shall choose one of its
members to be the chairman and exe
cutive officer. If one member of the
Board is a licensed physician, he shall
act as examining physician of the lo
cal Board, and a member shall he
chosen by the board to act as clerk
of such board. If the Sheriff of a
county Is a member of the local board
therein, he shall act as chairman and
Each local board shall have exclu
sive original jurisdiction In its respec
tive county in respect of all persons
who registered with a registrar or
board of registration therein, or re
gistered thereafter with the local
hoard therein as hereinafter provided;
and in respect of any person whose
registration card, in accordance with
the regulations hereinafter prescribed,
is delivered to and remains in the pos
session of such local board, when the
order In which such person is liable
to he called for military service is
determined by such local board.
Each local board shall have exclu
sive original jurisdiction in its respec
tive area, in respect of all such per
sons, of all questons to be heard and
determined therein by a local board,
under the terms of said act of Con
gress and the rules and regulations
prescribed by the President.
Each local board shall have exclu
sive authority to do and perform, in
respect of such persons, all other acts
authorized by said act of Congress or
by the rules and regulations prescrib
ed by the President to be done or per
formed by a local board within such
In the event that more than one
local board is so established in any
such county, each local board therin
shall have, possess, and exercise like
jurisdiction.duties, powers, and author
ity within the respective areas des
ignated for each of Baid local boards
in respect of all persons who register
ed with a registrar or board of regis
tration therein, or registered there
after with the local board therein as
hereinafter provided; and In respect
of any person whose registration card,
In accordance with the regulations
hereinafter prescribed, is delivered to
and remains in the possession of the
respective local boards when the order
in which such person is liable to be
called for military service is determin
ed by such local board, as in the case
of one local board in a county.
In the event that more than one lo
cal board is created and established
within such a county, each local board
shall take, as near as practicable, into
its possession, as hereinafter provided,
the registration cards of all persons
who registered -within the areas des
ignated for the respective local boards
in such county.
Local boards may make rules of
procedure not inconsistent with the
Act of Congress, Selective Draft, or
with the War Department rules and
Full Instructions, regulations and
necessary forms have been shipped
from Washington, and upon receipt
will be promptly forwarded to the
Chairman of the Boards.
An early compliance with this let
ter is requested.
By Order Of The Governor
FRANCIS J. GREEN
Major, N. G. II., In Charge
Of The Selective Draft.
Appeal To The Women
In Three Languages
Kitchen cards In three languages are
being planned by the women's com
mittee of the territorial food commis
sion, telling what articles of food
should be saved and how best to save
them. The committee hopes to get
one of these cards In every kitchen In
The cards will be printed in Chinese
and Japanese in addition to English
in order that the cooks of those na
tionalities may make use of them. It
is hoped that they will be as much
used in the homes of the wealthy as
of the poorer citizens. The savings
are not a matter of dollars and cents,
but of foodstuffs which may be sent
abroad to our soldiers and Allies.
The women's committee at present
is hammering on the item of saving
wheat. This, they think, is the most
important saving that can be made in
the Territory. Wheat is all imported,
and the lessening of demand here
means smaller cargo space demanded
at a time when transportation is at a
premium, as well as more bushels of
wheat to be sent across the Atlantic
to feed our soldiers and the soldiers
and civilians of the Allies. Whatever
strengthens our Allies at this time
The statement made by George R.
Carter and Prof. A. F. Griffiths, both
of whom returned from the East very
recently, that Hawaii was not yet
awake to the seriousness of war work
Is to be taken as a text by the wom
en's committee, who will endeavor to
awaken every woman In Honolulu to
the fact that the time for her to put
forth her best efforts is here and now.
The Imporant points in the local
food situation, say the women, are
two, the saving of wheat and the use
of home products. No one should stint
the table of anything raised in the
Territory. On the contrary, they should
use them more freely to make the sav
ing of imported articles of food pos
Think Drought On Valley
Isle May Be Finished
Hopes are held on Maul that a small
shower which fell . there Wednesday
afternoon is an indication that the
long drought is breaking and that
abundant rain will again soon fill the
ditches and nourish the growing cane,
says Harry Baldwin, manager of the
Maul Agricultural Co.
If rains come now and wetter wea
ther acts to keep the cane of the 1918
crop from tasseling, the Maul losses
may not yet be so severe. But wheth
er rain will check the cane from tas
seling along in November as under
usual conditions is not even certain.
Sometimes and at certain periods of
its growth this is true. On the other-
hand if the cane has been stunted the
tasseling of the cane is also retarded.
"It's hard to tell what will be the
result on Maul," says Mr. Baldwin.
So long as the tasseling of the cane
is postponed, and there are good rains
in the future considerable sugar might
yet be expected from the 1918 crop on
Maui, it is believed.
Mr. Baldwin will not venture a pre
diction as to what amount has been
lost by the drought, for, as he says:
"Nobody knows." Star-Bulletin.
WIL KINS W ATKINS
Edgar H. Wilkins, contractor, and
Mrs. Anna B. Watson, manager of the
Haiku Club, were married at the resi
dence of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Crockett,
Wailuku, Saturday evening, Rev. Row
land B. Dodge officiating. The house
was beautifully decorated for the oc
casion. Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins will make
their home at Haiku.
JAMES In Honolulu, September 14,
1917. Mrs. Cecilia James, of Desha
Lane, Palama, widow, a native of
Maul, forty-six years old. Burled
in the Catholic Cemetery, South
South King Street.
K. W. Kam, a well-known restaurant
man of Wailuku, will leave tomorrow
for Honolulu where he has accepted &
position as day clerk of the Pleasan
Mrs. A. K. Jim, wife of the book
keeper of the Bank of Maui, Is spend
ing a week with her parents at Maka
wao. Miss Eva Rodrigues returned Satur
day night from a month's stay in Ho
nolulu. Henry W. Kinney, superintendent
of public instruction, left Honolulu in
a steamer today for a trip to Japan
He will return in about six weeks.
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