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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1917.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Tost Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as second-claBS matter.
A Republican Faper Published in the Interest of the People
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L. D. TIMMONS
EDITOR AND MANAGER
DECEMBER 14, 1"17.
TUB CHILDREN'S CONTEST GARDENS
The judges have this week passed upon the work of the child
gardeners of Maui, and Molokai, and the successful competitors will
be taken to Honolulu for a grand sight-seeing trip at Christmas time.
Only the few people who have had to do with, or have closely fol
lowed, this experiment are, in any appreciable measure, cognizant of
what has been accomplished. Looking at the proposition from every
angle, we arc convinced that the idea was a good one and that the
results have been excellent ; and we feel that another, simikft- contest
should be undertaken without delay. The enthusiasm with which the
children have gone about their work and the pride they have manifest
ed in their gardens have formed an excellent lesson for older people,
demonstrating, as it has, what splendid results might come from adult
clforts, beginning where the children lease off.
The first point which has impressed us in connection with the
school garden contest idea is its educational value. W hile keeping up
with their regular studies, the children in the competition have learned
a great deal, by practical experience, of rudimentary agriculture of
soils, fertilizing, seeds, planting, tilling, pests and how to combat them,
harvesting and even marketing and values. They have had the advice
and instruction of experienced agriculturalists this, all, at a time in life
when the lessons will be definitely impressed, never to be forgotten,
and to be of continuous value in the coming years, both to themselves
and the communities in which they may live.
Other points might be cited, but those are probably sufficient to
show the value of the garden contests, and we feel that the person, or
persons, to be credited with the idea has, or have, earned the thanks of
V- THE RED CROSS DRIVE
One of the most important events of next week on this island will
be the drive for new members to be made in the interest of the Red
Cross. This is an object which must appeal to every person, of what
ever race, nationality or creed. It is for the relief of suffering humaif
ity. W hat work could be more noble?
The campaign will start next Tuesday and will continue until
Christmas eve. It is hoped that in that time every man, woman and
child on the island, may be enrolled as a member. The cost is only a
dollar a mere trillc; but the dollar will go a long way toward relief
work. Men and women of Maui are giving their time and talents will
ingly to it. The principal business houses, through the columns
of the press and otherwise, are urging everyone to join; and the MAUI
.'K S "wishes to add its appeal Join the Red Cross!
Maui, just now, has her doors wide open to the officers and men
( f the cruiser Tokiwa. Japanese warships have visited us before, but
the present call of the Tokiwa is under circumstances peculiarly grati
fying and impressive. She comes not as the representative of a friend
ly power merely, but as a unit of one of our allies in a great world
struggle. Her mission in these waters is to protect our commerce and
our interests from the common foe, a fact which brings the gallant
ship and her officers and men particularly close to us. We hope that
the Tokiwa's complement may feel perfectly at home on Maui and
may have a record "good time" here.
THE CITY OF HALIFAX
Halifax, capital of the province of Nova Scotia, which was so
badly wrecked by munitions explosions last week, a city of about 60,000
people, was founded in 1748 by Edward Cornwallis and named in honor
of the Earl of Halifax. It is governed by a mayor and 18 aldermen,
elected tricnnially. The harbor, formerly known as "Chebucto," is one
of the finest in the world, many of the villas of the wealthier residents
being on the northern arm.
The public buildings, most of which are supposed to have been
destroyed, are built chiefly of free-stone; the houses of wood. The
most notable structures include government house, the armories, the
postoffice, the custom house, the Province building, court house, city
hall, Masonic Temple, Academy of Music, the Admiralty House, the
Wellington Barracks, several hospitals and other charitable institutions,
the Roman Catholic and Anglican cathedrals and St. Paul's church,
the oldest Protestant church in British North America. Among the
higher educational institutions are the Dalhouse University and College,
the Roman Catholic College of St. Mary, the Presbyterian Theological
Seminary, the Halifax Ladies' College and Conservatory of Music, and
a high school. There are extensive dockyards, an immense naval
station and a British military post.
Halifax has a large trade with the West Indies and the United
States, and is quite a manufacturing center. Before the war, gun
powder was made there, a business which had greatly increased in vol
ume and importance in three years.
WHAT AMERCANS SHOULD DO
(Editorial published at the request of the United States Food Administration)
I. Serve at least one whcatless meal each day. Use corn, wheat
less cereals, and other meals, instead of wheat. Plentiful use of corn
meal, griddle cakes or muffins, rye bread, buckwheat, rice, oatmeal, etc.,
will help to feed starving humanity in Europe and will help us to win
II. Do not waste sugar. There is a great shortage of sugar in
the world. Be sparing, therefore, in the serving of rich cakes and
pastries, which waste both wheat and sugar.
III. Do not waste butter. Vegetable fats are usually just as good
for cooking, and are sometimes better.
IV. Uo not waste meat fats. Vegetable fats and oils make
V. Serve at least one meatless meal a day. Serve instead: Fish,
poultry, eggs, dairy products, vegetables, and fruit, which arc nourish
ing, abundant, and which can not be exported across the ocean.
VI. Eliminate waste. In meal planning, in cooking, and in the
serving of portions. Serve unused portions again, made over into
salads, stews, and scalloped dishes. Do not cut bread before bringing
it to table. Do not serve larger cuts of butter, meat, etc., than are
likely to be used. Your family will ask for a second helping when it
VII. Remember. We are at war, and stern demands will be
made of us in every direction. If we do not wish to eat bread, if wc
do not wish to be guilty of throwing away food that would give life to
hungering men, women, and children, if we do not wish our own boys,
when they go to the front, to have lack of bread and meat, we must
all learn now to cat wisely and without waste.
THE RESCUE OF JERUSALEM
he capture of Jerusalem by British forces, news of which reached
Monday afternoon, while important within itself, marked an
in the history of the Christian world. For more than 000 years
the Holy City has been in the hands of unbelievers, a condition which
has been unsatisfactory; and for centuries the Christian has dreamed
ot the day when it murht be wrested from the clutches of the inhuman
Turk. The capture ot Jerusalem sent a thrill through the heart of
merica as few things could, and in these Islands like impulses were
As though intended to slur the sentiments of Christendom, the
inks have maintained a Mohammedan stronghold at Jerusalem. It
will now come hard for them to give it up and they will quite likely
try to retake the city, but undoubtedly the British garrison will be sufli-
lently reinforced to render that impossible.
lerusalem, as a way-station for Turkish travel and commerce, cor
responds somewhat to Bagdad to the northwest. With these two cities
m the hands of the Allies, Turkey is practically cut off from the nrinci
ll overland routes to India and the Persian gulf, to the eastward, and
. vrabia to the south.
hen the war is over there will doubtless be a concerted move to
return Jerusalem and Palestine to the Jews, possibly making of it a He-
brew republic under the protection of the Christian powers, as against
the domination of Turkey, Germany, Austria or other barbaric nations.
Join the Red Cross.
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NEW ALIEN-ENEMY REGULATIONS
. ..vwi i.iuuii lias issucu i emulations, auun ona and sunn e
mentary to those declared and established on April 6, 1917, which un-
uuuuicuiy ioruius alien enemies approaching within 100 yards of the
wharf at Kahului and Kaanapali and, possibly.Lahaina and liana, or any
warehouses used in connection with the same, or the railway terminal
ct Kahului. Heretofore attention has been confined to alien enemies
travelling, or seeking to travel, on ships ; but the new regulations are
far more drastic, as will be seen from Section 13, which reads as fol
"13. An alien enemy shall not approach or be found within 100
yards of any canal; nor within 100 yards of any wharf, pier, dry dock
used directly by or by means of lighters or by any vessel or vessels of
over 500 tons gross engaged in foreign or domestic trade other than
fishing; nor within 100 yards of any warehouse, shed, elevator, rail
road terminal or other terminal, storage or transfer facility adjacent
to or operated in connection with any such wharf, pier, or dock, and
wherever the distance between any two of such wharves, piers, or docks,
measured along the shore line connecting them, is less than 880 yards,
an alien enemy shall not approach or be found within 100 yards of
such shore line."
Briefly defined, "alien enemies" are subjects or citizens of countries
with which the United States is at war who are "not actually naturaliz
ed" in other words, subjects of Germany and Austria.
As facts are being further revealed, it seems rvi.li nt flint tli,. K
lands were a sort of hotbed for conspiracies against the neutrality of
our country; and in our childish confidence in our "nice Germans'" of
Honolulu we were absolutely blind to what was going on all around
us. i ne present snaking up may Uo us good.
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