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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1917.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Walluku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietors and Publishers.
Subscription Rates, $2.50 per Year in Advance.
L. D. TIMMONS
EDITOR AND MANAGER
DECEMBER 21, 1917.
The "Christmas spirit" is an impulse that may be made independ
ent of untoward circumstances, personal, national, universal or other
wise. It is an affair of the heart; and if the heart is right the "spirit"
will surely find lodgment there at this season ; and will give
expression, despite an outlook of carnage and suffering, and the neces
sity for economies in the future. It is a Divine inspiration, keyed on
a most beautiful and satisfying interpretation of the principle of "good
will to men," and may come to millionaire and toiler alike. Its chief
( utward manifestation is in the results of a desire to make others happy.
Christmas, however, belongs more particularly to the children.
It is to them a season of unusual joy. They look forward to it through
the months of the year, count the days to it, are happy through it,
and its pleasures are foremost in their thoughts for days after. In no
community, in no home, should Christmas joy among the little folk
be chilled in the slightest by anything else that may be going on in the
world. Few things would be more un-Christianlike.
We believe that all over the United States, from the Virgin Is
lands to the Philippines, the children will receive as much attention
this Christmas as in previous years; and, here on Maui, where we have
been prosperous and have every promise of a continuation of compara
tively "good times", there should surely be no departure from this gen
eral rule. Let presents run more to the scrvicable order, if you will,
but give full heed to the main point sec that the children have a good
"With these few words" (as the young politician always closes his
first speech) we wish our friends a Merry Christmas.
THE RED CROSS DRIVE
Let there be no "slackers" in the Red Cross campaign which is now
being carried on on Maui. It is a drive for one of the best purposes in
the world and should have the endorsement of every man, woman and
child capable of understanding its meaning. A very small percent, of
us will ever be called upon to right, but most, save for the children, can
do an important part of our "bit" by joining the Red Cross. The cost
is insignificant, but each dollar will help to swell the sum which will
relieve a vast amount of suffering in Europe.
The committee having the campaign in charge have done an enor
mous amount of work in the effort to give the people of all nationalities
a clear understanding of the objects of the drive. It is a campaign for
members. No responsibility or obligation other than the payment of
the small fee is incurred. It is desired that Maui make a showing of a
very large membership, and that a sum which all will be proud of may
be realized in fees for the Red Cross.
Business men and our best thinkers in the professions and other
lines are a unit in urging the people of Maui to join the Red Cross dur
ing the present drive; and the MAUI NEWS makes a like appeal to
all of its readers.
Scrap your old ideas, forget your old habits. Business is not as
usual ; nothing is an usual. Accustomed routine has yielded to tense,
cuick action. The very air is virbrant with the will to do and the
spirit of courageous adventure. Old grouches are forgotten and old
wrongs left to right themselves; everyone is busy and most of us are
The food adventure is part of the game. So scrap your old kitchen
ideas too, and adventure into the realm of food. It will be a voyage
of discovery even for good cooks.There are many new things to eat,
and many new ways of preparing familiar foods. The American house
keeper must now become an adept in that knowledge of foods that
is the common heritage of the European peasants. They have never
known the red meat diet of Americans, yet these hardy peasants have
built American railways and dug our subways. Food prejudice should
not be allowed to stand in the way. One great source of waste is the
influence of custom. People are afraid to try new methods and new
The housekeeper who is young enough to learn will have some fun
getting old recipes down to fighting trim. She will find her best mater
ial, however, in the recipes for war-dishes that are appearing in news
papers. Most of this material is prepared by experts and is too valua
ble to throw aside.
The main point in planning a war-time cook-book is to arrange
the recipes so as to be able to turn at once to the one needed. They
may be kept in an indexed scrap-book, or mounted on heavy paper and
arranged in a letter file. Perhaps the best device for keeping recipes
:s a small filing cabinet arranged like a library card index. A small
wooden box or even a paste-board box will do for the file. The re
cipes can be written or pasted on cards, with a guide card carrying the
index heading to separate the groups.
The headings in the war-time cook-book will be different from the
familiar headings of the usual cook-book. The most important group
will be Meat Substitutes. Here will be placed substantial dishes that
turnish muscle-building food. These will include combinations of eggs
cneese, Deans, nuts and meat with potatoes, rice and hominy. Other
readings might be bugar-baving Desserts, War-breads and War cakes
This collection should be made not as a curiosity, but as an every
day aid in solving the problem that confronts every American house-
Keeper and a practical help in carrying out the Food Pledge. The
selection ot recipes should be determined by the resources of the local
ly and the needs of the individual home. Food Administration.
AS TO GARDEN CONTESTS
We are in hearty accord with the idea of having another children's
gdruen eoniesi, ana a better time tor it than the period between January
i ana june could not he selected. Lvervbot v knows tti.it mn.-li nrwl
has come of the contest just closed, and the importance of encourage
ment along this line has increased rather than otherwise.
There can be no argument against the suggestion of Dr. Baldwin
that a contest to be participated in by adults be carried on at the same
time. The many reasons why such an additional contest should !. li.M
will suggest themselves to anyone who will trive the matter a moment's
thought. By running them cotemporancously, one will assist the other
ana the results will he correspondingly improved.
A HOME DEFENSE GUARD
f defense to the National Guard, and a powerful one it was, too. The
'iganization had 1700 men in Honolulu alone, and when the revolution
roke out on January , 1895, and the military went to the mountains
n search of the revolutionists, the Citizens Guard closed up the town
is tight as a drum and kept it so. On Maui and other islands it was
he Litizcns Guard that had charge of the situation in the emergency.
There will, during the war. always be the possibility of the National
Guard being called into the posts of Oahu, and if such should come the
proposed home defense guard would be of the utmost importance. On
Maui there are many men above 40 years of aire who would be triad
to join such an organization. Two companies could be organized with
ery little effort, and in case of emergency the number might be increas
ed with comparative ease.
Let us "get in on this . It is a good thing.
HOARDING OF FOODSTUFFS
The information sent out from Washington this week that a gua
lor nome aeiense will he authorized, to he composed of men betwe
the ages of 40 and 60, should find a ready response in these Islands,
the days of the Republic of Hawaii we had just such an organizati
throughout the group. It was known as the "Citizens Guard", w
divided into regularly organized companies, equipped like the milita
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Investigations of hoarding of foodstuffs in the States have broutrht
out many interesting disclosurers. Undoubtedly in may thousands of
cases supplies of certain staple, foods have been hoarded in sufficient
quantities to last the greedy parties and their families from one to two
years, it is possible that the fault will adjust itself, in that these goods
l ave already been withdrawn from the nation's supply and the holders
will not have to enter the market again in a long time. But the practice,
which has been general and wide outspread, has had much to do in
creating shortages and sending prices, temporarily at least, to heijrhls
not reached in many years. In this connection an exchange relates the
following story of hoarding, with special reference to sugar and salt:
Nime specific instances of indivdual or family lioardmc of sucar
in one locality arc given. A man had 100 pounds of the commodity
on hand, and said he intended to continue buying so as to keep this
amount intact. A woman accumulated a stock of sixty pounds, and
was bent upon increasing it. Another woman drove around town in
her motor car buying the regulation two pounds wherever she could.
And then a case is recited in which a woman laid in salt enough to meet
her needs for two years. So many instances of this character are talk
ed of that one is inclined to credit the story of the woman who exhibit
ed signs of distress when refused a supply of sugar by a grocer, be
cause, as she is' alleged to have put it, while she had two barrels of the
rlicle in her home she could not take the top off one of them because
her husband was out of town. There is no occasion and no excuse
for fear of famine conditions. The supply of everything necessary is
ample, and less selfishness and more confidence, on the part of the
uililic, would soon establish this fact .
The word "Maverick" is used in the cattle regions of the United
States to designate an unbranded steer. It was derived from the name
of Samuel Maverick, a Texas lawyer and politician, who took in 400
head ot cattle in payment of a debt. He never branded them, and in
course of time the young cattle were picked up by anybody, branded,
and in that way changed ownership. From this use of the word came
a wider application to mean anything derived dishonestly. "Whether
tins application also holds good in regard to the steamer Maverick, we
do not know, but surely that Maverick is coming in for a deal of "brand-
ng just now.
Germany's forthcoming peace terms form a deliberate attempt to
deceive and thereby neutralize Belgium, Rumania, Serbia and Monten
egro, and to win friends in Poland and Alsace-Lorraine. It is absurd
to imagine that the Allies would think of such terms for a second, and
it is out of that refusal that the Kaiser figures he will be able to make
valuable capital. He will be able to say to those little countries: "See,
I have offered vou peace and freedom, but the Allies would not have
it so". What those small nations will say cannot be foreshadowed ; but
to this latest Hun ruse we believe that the Allies will respond w ith more
;uns, more men and renewed determination. In the meanwhile, reading
between the lines, one can discern in this attempted trick the last trump
of the Kaiser. If it fails he will be brought face to face with the truth
that he is actually fighting the impossible.
The National Food Administration, in one of its letters, makes
the following suggestion, which is in line with what we arc trying to do
on Maui and which merits all the emphasis it can be given :
"As a means of reducing freight congestion and of getting food
from producer to consumer in the most direct manner, the U. S. Food
Administration has encouraged the purchase of locally grown food pro
ducts to as great an extent as possible, and particularly of perishables.
Fruits, vegetables and poultry products used in larger quantities at home
will help greatly in reducing the shortage of wheat, meat, fats and
o'her concentrated foods of which our Allies are in need. County
Products Shows arc an important means of bringing this patriotic
service before the people."
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Antiseptic Tablets, Lysol, Carbolic Acid,
Gasoline, Turpentine, Benzine and all
other poisonous or Inflammable articles.
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