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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1917.
Doubtful That 1000 In Entire Short
Brigade Could Pass
GENERAL JOHNSON DOUBTS FIGURES
At least one-tenth of the national
guard would be rejected on account of
tuberculosis If the guard were to be
mobilized, and an additional one-third
of all Ita members would be physically
disqualified for other reasons, accord
ing to statements made by Dr. A. N.
Sinclair at the Ad Club this week. He
also said that the Territory would be
astonished at the number of men In
the guard who would be found unfit
for service if examined by an army
In view of the perswten rumors of
the mobilization of the guard some
time In January, Doctor Sinclair's
statements are s'gnifleant. I5y his
figures the present 3000 men would be
reduced to about half or less of its
present number who would be allow
ed to go into camp for active service.
It Is to be expected that ten or fif
teen percent of the guard would be
rejected as physically unfit for active
service In the event of mobilization,
according to Brig. Gen. Samuel I.
Johnson, but he does not believe there
will be any Buch sweeping disqualifi
cation as Doctor Sinclair Indicates.
It would be surprising if any organi
zation of that character dd not lose
a percentage of Its men upon taking
the regular army physical examina
tion, and the commander of the guard
allows either ten or fifteen percent
for this loss.
There are from 300 to 500 tubercu
lous men In the guard who would be
rejected for active service in the
event of mobilization, Doctor Sinclair
sa'id when called upon to amplify the
statements made by him before the
Ad Club. One-tenth or one-sixth of
the entire 3000 would be lost from the
guard roster on that account.
Of the remaining number a thousand
or over would have to be discharged
from the service for other physical
disabilities, and perhaps many more
than that. Taken all in all, repeated
the physician, it is entirely possible
that not more than 1000 men would
be left of the entire brigade for the
Not Enough Eligibles
It is reported that physical ex
amination of recruits will be held
about the second week In January to
fill up the ranks of the guard, but
there is far from a sufficient number
of new members to take the places
of all those whom Doctor Sinclair be
lieves would be disqualified. When
ever the mobilization order la given,
each man will be subjected to a tho
rough test, and It Is at this time that
the local physician gives it as his opin
ion that at least one-third and proba
bly more of the guard will be dis
charged for being physically dis
qualified. If the percentage is as
Doctor Sinclair declares there will
not be enough guardsmen left to fill
one regiment. Advertiser.
Eclipse Of The Moon
On December 27-28
Will Be Almost Totally out On Night
Of 27th. For Third Time
DR. COOPER DISAGREES
"Doctor Sinclair is Incorrect in his
statement concerning the health of
the men in the national guard, and
certainly his figures are so high as
to be ridiculous," said Lieut.-Col. C.
B. Cooper, of the Hawai'an Guard.
The surgeon said that, of course,
the medical examinations, or require
ments for entry into the national
guard, were not by. any means so rigid
as those of the regular army, but at
the same time, he felt that some as
sertions made were preposterous and
that such figures as Doctor Sinclair
presented, were incredible.
Doctor Sinclair asserted that at
least one-tenth of the national guard
would be rejected on account of
tuberculosis if the guard were to be
mobilized, and that an additional
one-third of all Its members be physi
cally disqualified for other reasons.
Surgeon Cooper agrees that under
the rigid physical examinations made
by regular army surgeons, there
would be a large number t)f rejec
tions. As to tuberculosis Surgeon
Cooper gave his opinion that Doctor
Sinclair's figures were entirely out of
proportion, and that only six actual
cases of tuberculosis had been found
In recent examinations.
The College of Hawaii has issued
the following statement concerning
a very-near total eclipse of the moon
which will occur a week from next
Thursday evening and will be visible
on Maui if the weather is fair:
I. The moon wll enter the Earth's
shadow at nine-thirty five o'clock in
the evening close to the upper edge,
along which it will pass, sinking low
er into the shadow until, II-III. for
seventeen minutes below the upper
rim. It. will then pass slowly out on
the other s!de, somewhat lower down,
and IV, will leave the shadow entirely
at 12:57 a. m., (December 28.)
The eclipse comes very near not be
ing total at nil, as at its greatest ex
tent, the edge of the moon will be but
.011 of Its diameter or 23 miles
from the edge of the shadow. As it
is, the entile upper edge of the moon
will be well illumined by the sunlight
reflected from the earth's atmosphere,
and the whole surface will most like
ly appear a dull copper color.
This is the last of seven eclipses for
the year 1917, four of the sun and
three, total, of the moon, the
greatest possible number which could
ever occur in one year. During 1918
there will be three eclipses, two of
the sun and one of the moon. The
total eclipse of the sun of June 8, 1918
will be visible in the Hawaiian Is
lands as a partial eclipse, and the
partial eclipse of the moon of Juno
23-24, 1918 will also be visible.
On Belgian Day
Don't forget Belgian Day is Dec
ember 15th, and that 3:30 in the af
ternoon of that day is the time of
The Birds' Christmas Carol.
Mrs. Emerson, of Honolulu, of whom
mention was made in last week's is
sue of the Maui News, asks Hawaii
to contribute one of these Creches or
Day Nurseries, where tiny children
may be cared for while their mothers,
if they have any, go out and work.
It is Mrs. Emerson's hope that Ha
waii's may be the first of these day
nurseries to be establisheed in Bel
gium, and on November first she
wrote that over $1200 of the $ 4000 re
quired for this purpose had already
The children are the great hope
of Belgium just now one might say
the only hope. She counts on them
for the rebuilding of her devastated
country, and it goes without saying
that they must be healthy in order
that they may develop into capable,
upright men and women.
Those taking part in the play are
Mrs. Bird Elizabeth A. Cramer
Mr. Donald Bird Worth Aiken
Uncle Jack, Harry Washburn Baldwin
Elfrida, Carols Nurse.. Mrs. G. Aiken
The Ruggleses in the Hear
Mrs. Ruggles, who was a McGrill . .
Butler David Rattray
Sarah Maud Oriet Robinson
Peter Vivian Vetlesen
I'eoria Sadie Whitehead
Kitty Esther Palmatier
Clement Helen Howell
Cornelius Chadsey Tenhallow
Larry Billie Whitehead
Do your bit. Go and see (he Birds'
Christmas Carol and incidentally help
those brave Belgians. Tickets on
sale at the Orpheum Office. Price
50 and 75 cents; Children 25 cents.
New Officers' Camp
Something like 52 or 53 non. coins.
,will be drawn from the National
uuara lor me new ouicers training
camp to be started at Schofield Bar
racks early in January. Although
nothing is yet definitely known, the
assumption is that these will be divid
ed about equally between the two
regiments. More than the number
required have already applied for ad
mission to the camp, probably near
ly, or quite all being Honolulu men.
Christmas Candies May
Be Freely Eaten
If They Are Right Sort
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Honolulu, at the request of the
Maui Women's Food Conservation
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Christmas candy? Not if you are
clever in combining fruits and nuts.
Such sweets keep fresh a long time
anad are just the kind for Christmas
boxes. They are delicious for des
serts, are wholesome and universally
liked. One cup of white sugar is
enough for five pounds of these Liber
For making pop-corn candy either
honey, maple syrup, molasses, white
can syrup or corn syrup may be used
instead of sugar. To one cup ol syr
up allow one tablespoon of vinegar.
Boil together until syrup hardens
when dropped 'n cold water. Pour
over freshly popped corn and mold in
to balls or fancy shapes for the I liilsi
nias tree. Little popcorn men will
please the children. Mark in the
features and outlines with melted
pear, apple, quince or watermelon rind
will do. Drain from the fruit an sy
rup possible. Cut any size desired,
sprinkle with sugar, and dry in the
iiorraiir nr n vnl'V slow OVCll. It may
be necessaary to sprinkle the fruit
again with sugar during the drying.
flrv onnnch not to be at all
sticky, sprinkle with sugar and pack
in Invnra with wax oaner between.
This fruits may be used for dipping
i.n bitter chocolate for bitter-sweets.
An nttrnetlvn vnvietv of candies may
be made by dipping sweet fruits in
bitter chocolate. Use for this pur-
nniD flatus citron, candied orange
peel or crystallized fruit. Melt un
sweetened chocolate In a double boil
er. Keep tne cnocoiaie just. nu
enough to prevent solid'fying. Witn
a silver fork drop pieces of fruits in
nhnrnlnte. See that eacn piece is
completely coated, then remove to
waxed paper to harden.
Use the best dates. Remove the
cinnno Pill wiih neanuts. walnuts,
hickory nuts or any nuts available.
Peanut butter makes a good lining
Ihol id lit'frrnnl Pri.RK flat PR in sliaPO
and roll in granulated sugar, chopped
nuts, or a mixture ol cocoa ana
Tut through the meat chopper
enough cherry, peach, or quince pre
serves to make a half pint wilh the
juice. Heat fruit and add two table
spoons of gelatine, previously soften
ed in a very little cold water. Stir
well, and continue stijring until it
begins to cool and thicken, then pour
into oiled dish to make a layer one
inch thick. Let dry slowly, sprinkle
wiih Kiiear and nlace in box wilh
waxed paper between the layers. A
mixture of dried apricots and dates
may be used for this paste. Wash
apricots and soak over night in
enough water to cover. Pour off
water, brng it to a boil, pour over
apricots, and let stand until cooi. i-ui
apricots and dates through meat chop
per, and proceed with the proportions
Put through the meat chopper one
half cup each of dates, figs, and nut
ninnt Add one tablesnoon orange
ju'ce, a little grated orange peel, and
oie equare of melted unsweetenml
chocolate. Mould into balls and roll
in ohminofl rut a or era nuliit on sugar.
This mixture may be packe d in an oil
ed tin, put under a weight until firm,
then cut in any shape desired.
Boil one cuii brown sugar v.nn one
cup water adding a few drops of
maple flavoring until it torms a sou
ball then dropped in cold water.
Remove from the lire and stir rapiuu
until it has become creamy. Form
into balls the size of marbles and
put meats on eUlier side. Lay on
wax paper to cool.
(Other recipes in next issue.)
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