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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1917. FIVE
OUR ISLAND CONTEMPORARIES
Attention To The Banana!
The latest strategic move of the
"board of strategy" at Nolte's is more
than a piece of humor. It has sound
senne back of It.
The board which, by the way,
numbers some of the ablest business
men of Jthc , Islands, har d-headed,
practical chaps proposes that each
person In Hawaii eat at least one
banana a day. It siiRRcsts also that
the Idea can be developed so that fit
least one luncheon during (he week
will have bananas as Hie piece de
resistance. It adds that the whole
territory ought to eat wore bananas.
Developing the consumption of ban
anas here would have a double effect ;
First, it would add to the regular
regimen of 200,000 people an article
of diet of a high food value and which
can be secured at a small price, an
article produced In Hawaii.
Second, it would stabilize and fost
er the market for Hawaii bananas.
llanana-Krowers of the territory are
hard hit by the cargo-space shortage
on coast-bound steamers, resulting
from the reductions of tonnage. The
banana trade threatens to be shatter
ed. If the market for bananas at home
is greatly broadened, the best ban
anas grown should be offered first for
local consumption. With authority
at hand to see that the prices are not
sent up because of the increased local
demand, the banana can be used very
largely as r substitute for food of
high price and which has to be ship
ped from the mainland.
The Noltke strategy board has hit on
n rpnl Irlnn. nnd If It is followed UD
with persistent energy, it ought to be
of real value to Hawaii in war-iimes.
Difficulties In The Way
T?onrpaentatl ve Randall of Cal'for
nia announced that he will Introduce
a hill niacins a nrohibitive tax on
every acre of land in the United States
which is not used for the product'on
of food crops. Every once in a while
we find a man like that bobbing up
with some new scheme to Bave the
country from dropping Into obscurity.
If Representative Randall would think
twice, he would realize that the gov
ernment owns millions of acres of
land that are not now used for the
production of .food. Yet to put that
land under successful cultivation
would bfr a job far too great for ail
the rpnresentalives in the United
stntoa . Them are also owners of
vast tracts of land who would be only
tnn triad to have It cultivated upon
most any terms, yet they cry aloud
In vain. Plenty of cultivated iana
has been olTered to the government
T. miris that, have been under cultiva
tlon, and the fertility and products
jcyt which, have been aemonsirmeu,
Vpt nn nnp ran be found to cultivate
tho noil Randall can have a Job
raising potatoes any time he wants
It. But to endeavor to torce peopie
to cultivate the land which they
would be only too glad to cultivate
were it practical, would be a foolish
niece of business. Daily Tribune
Food Conservation Reports
The food conservation weekly re
ports instituted throughout our Is
land communities a few weeks ago
are exerting a very salutary influence
already. These reports of wheatless,
meatless and wasteless meals, week
by week, give every indication of be
ing made very carefully, and very
honestly; and that being the case the
ambition to make good showing is
significant of results. Some left
over, that under ordinary circum
stances would have gone into the
garbage can, is carefully saved in
order that a clear record may be pos
sible at the end of the week.
Even the children take an interest
in these report cards and are ready
to help make them as nearly ideal as
possible by cutting out waste or re
ducing on wheat or meat.
We don't know just what use may
be made of these card reports in
Washington, whither the results are
transmitted, but at any rate they have
a very considerable use here in stimu
lating economy, patriotism and
humanity. Garden Island.
National Guard Fitness
No particular alarm need be felt at
the suggestion of Doctor Sincla'r that
a searching physical examination will
reduce the strength of the national
miard nf Hawaii to half or one-third
of its present size, nor need the sug
gestion of the physician be regarded
as hostile critic1 of the militia.
The regular army tests for. recruits
are strict and exacting and are being
rigorously npplved. The same tests
exist lor the national guard , but
(ivervnne knows that thev are Knot
nnnlied in the same way. eilhrr in
Hawaii, or elsewhere. Witness the
wholesale weeding out when the mili
tia was called to the Mexican border.
Tho pnnrd will be n better cunrd af
ter the unfits and the misfits have
been discarded and their places filled
by the draft. Advertiser.
Demands Of War On
(News article publ:hcd at the request
or the looa administration. j
The demand war is making upon the
resources of France is pathetically
shown in statistics just received by
the U. S. Food AdniiiVBtration deal
ing with wheat and food production
In 1915 France produced 87,830,000
hundredweight of wheat; in 1914
78,930,01)0 hundred weights; in 1915,
60,630,000; in 1910, 58,410.000; and in
1917, but 399,000,000 hundred weights.
In food stuffs which comprises all
cereals and includes potatoes and
hoetrnnt the 1313 nroduction of 358.-
000,000 hundred weights had declined
in 1917 to only 222,000,00(1 hundred
Tho fiiriires nuoted are from the
statement of the Minister for General
Rcvictualling of France, Mr. Maurice
!.nner. who savs eninhaticallv that his
country must be brought face to face
with realities. Two years ago in a
speech on the wheat question he as
coriori fh.it tho Rtrnercle was a war
of one side wearing out the other, and
the question of credit, exchange
and the procuring of foodstuffs and
raw material played as important an
part as the question of numbers,
material and munitions for the armies.
He reaffirmed this beliet, and added
thut nn nne side or another the fear
of famine might be as demoralizing as
an advance of armies.
Mr. Long estimated "the require
ments of France this year could be
held down to 40,000,000 hundred
weights of cereals. The task of pro
curing this promises to be difficult,
since In spite of all great efforts last
year, it was impossible to import any
thing like these quantities.
In a speech made In the Chamber
of Deputies on September 29th, Mr.
Long asserted that France was
threatened with a shortage of food
and an additional increase in the cost
of living. He stated that within a
few days there would be one rcvictu
alling authority for both central and
miiiisirv need one central organiza
tion. Food restrictions, he declared,
are necessary, and the country would
have to accept the rationing system
for additional art'fles of consumption.
He took occasion in his speech to re
fer to the cooperation being extend
ed by patriotalc people in tho United
States, a statement that was receiv
ed with applause.
Weekly Market Letter
Honolulu, Dec. 8, There is no
small yellow corn In the market and
very little large Islands corn. Any
one having corn for sale should ship
It to the market as soon as possible.
The shipments of Maui beans are
Increasing and selling faster than
they have been for some time past.
Maui red beans are selling from $8.50
to $9.00, while Calico beans are sell
ing from $10.50 to $11.00 a hundred.
The reason for the Calico beans sell
ing so high is that there are very few
'n the market, ns most of the Maui
farmers are raising red beans this
During the week a shipment of
Maui beans was sent, to the Coast by
one of the local firms. We hope that
all the Islands people will use Is
lands beans so that it will not be
necessary for anyone else to make
shipments to the Coast.
A shipment of very pood small,
white beans was received from Maul
and sold for $12.50 a hundred. Ship
ments of small, while beans that are
well graded find a ready market but
most of the small wh'te beans receiv
ed from Maui are not graded nnd very
dirty. Farmers wishing to get pood
returns on their produce, should see
that their produce is properly graded,
cleaned and packed before shipping
to the market. This will help them
as well ns the market and give the
lsli'iuls produce a good name.
S'veet potatoes me not plentiful as
they have been for the past few
weeks 'but we still have a good supply
of them coming in.
L'rnes are scarce and the demand
is good. Any one having limes
should ship them immediately.
A small shipment of Islands Irish
potatoes was received during the
week. Next week we expect to re
ceive a large shipment of Irish pota
toes from Kauai.
By clos'ng the retail departments
we have more time to give to the
wholesaling of Islands produce and
anyone having any quantity of Islands
produce for sale, should get in touch
with the Division. O. B. LIGHT
FOOT, Acting Superintendent.
The first demonstration of the pre
paration and cooking of war food was
given by the Maui, Women's Food Con
servation Commission, under the
direction of Miss Blanche Mast, at
the Hamakuapoko high school domes
tic science room at 9 a. m. Saturday.
There were twenty persons pres
ent. Including three Japanese and one
Mrs. Bowdish, chairman, in open
ing with a brief talk, referred to the
nation's kitchens as "our first line of
trenches." "Don't let them be taken"
she said. "It depends upon the wo
men of America to win the war".
Wholesome and appetizing food
was prepared at the least possible ex
pense. Two or three years ago a
four-layer cake, with a plain icing,
could be made for thirty-nine cents.
It. would now cost from $1.50 to $1.75.
The following recipes were demon
strated: Bran muffins, scalloped
banana pudding, short cake, bean
loaf, date loaf, carrot pudding, beans
LODGE MAUI, NO. 984, A. F. A A. M.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Just received a new stock of
Mattresses, poultry netting,
paints and oils, furniture, etc.
Coffins and General Hardware.
Market Street Walluku
Stated meetings will be held at
Masonic Hall, Kahulul, on the first
Saturday night of each month at 7:30
Visiting brethren are cordially In
vited to attend.
H. K. DUNCAN, R. W. M.
W. A. ROBBINS, Secretary.
Rflatson Navigation Co.
1917 Passenger Schedule-1917
(SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
ALOHA LODGE NO. 3
Regular meetings will be held at
the Knights of Pythias Hall. Wallu
ku, on the second and fourth Friday
of each month.
All visiting members are cordially
Invited to attend.
A. C. RATTRAY. C. C.
J. H. PRATT, K. R ft S.
Under the Trading With The En
emy Act the bus!ness heretofore car
ried on in the Islands for German in
surance companies will have to be
transferred to American companies
!T be withdrawn altogether. The
last year In which they were active
four German insurance companies
collected premiums of $05,000 in the
Islands, as follows:
Allianz-Berlin, (Marine) $55,670.10;
Magdeburg (fire) $785.10; Prussian
National (Stettin, Germany, fire)
$1030.30; Hamburg-Bremen (fire,)
Gonsalves Glee Club, Taia, fur
nishes music for any occasion at
reasonable rates. Telephone Fernan
dez Hotel. Advt.
FOR CAKE WAKING
THE HOME OF THE
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Sfime 0 able "-ZKcihu 111 i Siailroad Co.
Daily Passenger Train Schedule (Except Sunday)
Tli following schedule nent into effect June 4th, 1913
5 33 3 3 1 258 46 35
5 23 3 2Qi 15 8 30 6 25
We have a large stock of
Inside Player Pianos
at fair prices and easy terms.
We take old pianos in exchange.
Thayer Piano Co., Ltd
5 20:3 17
5 "j3 7
5 9i3 05
5 00 2 55
4 5,2 47
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4 40I2 35
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NMtir Pustitar 8iitaiea STATIONS
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K. MACHIDA Drugstore
The Bast In Town
And a Up-To-Date Soda Fountain
Give Us a Trial
MARKET STREET, : WAILUKU.
1. All trains dally except Sundays.
2. A Special Train (Labor Train) will leave Wailuku daily, except Sundays,
at 6:30 a. m., arriving at Kahulul at 5:50 a. m., and connecting with
the 6:00 a. m. train for Puunene.
3. BAGGAGE RATES: 150 pounds or personal baggage will be carried free
of charge on each whole ticket, and 75 pounds on each half ticket, when
baggage Is In charge of and on the same train as the holder of the ticket.
For excess baggage 25 cents per 100 pounds or part thereof will be
For Ticket Fares and other information see Local Tassenger Tariff I. C. C.
No. 3, or inquire at any of the Depots.
THE LIVE AUCTIONER
FOR MAKAWAO DISTRICT
Residence and Postoffice: Makawao
Phone: Tarn Yau.
D. H. CASE, President
M. J. MOURA, Vice-Pres.
J. GARCIA, Sec. and Treas.
J. V. MACIEL
C. D. LUFKIN
J. S. MEDEIROS
C. P. BENTO
Mam inj (goou & (Srarmj (Ba, Stit
GENERAL MERCHANDISE, WAILUKU.
Cable and Wireless Address:
"MAUIGOOD" Wailuku, Maui, T. H.
ABC 5th Edition
Big assortment of holiday goods of
every kind and staple merchandise
suitable for gifts. Hawaiian curios
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Full line of toys. Everything for the
kiddies and older folk.
Note: We carry DEFIANCE
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