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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
EnUred at the Post Offlct at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
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L. D. TIMMONS : : : EDITOR AND MANAGER
IR1DAY : : : JANUARY 25, 1918
MAKE POOD PLEDGE ll'.EEK A SUCCESS
The ladies of Maui are arranging to have what is known as a
' food pledge week", to begin on February 12, and during that period
tlu-v lump to induce- t erv housekeeper on the island to promise to ob-
mtvc the rules necessary lor practical conservation here. A great deal
of work has been done along this line already, but field endeavors
have been made by a few earnest souls only, and the desire now is to
tret everybody "in on it." Maui covered herself with glory in the Red
Cross drive recently carried out, ana we leci quite nopeiui uuu me new
i-nnui.-ilivn m.iv lip nip-red into with eoual enthusiasm. fiAcrvbodv can
I. . In in it. Of course the ( kiccn of the Castle will have most to say
..;,, it i,t tiir. I -l ,if tin- :nni is nut without his influence and
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power; and if both will interest themselves in the matter the results
will be all that may be expected.
At hi- li.-ivi- ri-ni.'irkiil i-lsi-w here, the conservation measures which
are now so important may not be necessary at all after the 191 S crops
Jiave been harvested, llie ouuook now is mat me mi-i-ii"miuui
of foodstuffs will be so great that a few months more will see the end
.," ,1,.. ..............it,. f,,r- ,il.c,-r -inir iki ' r :i t ii ill mips. Stlli'lv WC Call all
stand that; and, if we do, we will be able to look back upon this period
ut stress with tne satislaction mat we nuuiicu oui uui) iu uiu i-uum
and our noble Allies in tne war.
lct Maui make a big success of "food pledge week."
THE EFFORT TO SAVE SAKE
v ;,,ct iiii rit lipimr shown bv manv of the lapa
nese of Hawaii on the liquor question. They are patriotic enough not
to care much if the sale of haole intoxicants is prohibited, but when
it comes to their sake they rebel ana will nave none oi u. me japa
nese nation is supposed to be in this war, along with America and Eng
i.,.i PVo.-w-t. nn.i ;f it ; imiiort.nnt for the white nations to pro
lect their manhood from the destructive effects of strong drmk dur-
;,r tlio war p l-nrmr of tin reason W'llV it should UOt be t'CIUallv im
portant as t'o japan. It is the less well informed, laboring class that
differs most from the evils of intemperance ; and temperance measures
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are, as a rule, most helpiul to mat class, ior mey iiuuse n io
.....,U 4. L.wiii'iti1f t licit- i'!irnni(K ml Irink :ind. indirectly, at least, en-
able them to conserve their strength for the work which they must
.1.. M4.,1 finltioi: niiil ilicir mrinhnnd.
Booking at the matter from every angle, it seems to us that the
thinking Japanese of Hawaii should be among the first to see the im
portance of, and advocate, measures which, like prohibition legislation,
would tend to elevate the struggling masses of their people here, iinan
II.. :.n....,..u., rvimiWr siriWp is nn mure of a necessity than
ciauy, uuciitnuaiij o"u - : , . - , 1
are other liquors that intoxicate and in times like these, when the world
effort is to bring out in every man the best that is possible, we regard
the attitude ot certain ot our leading Japanese as u senuus .
A' -1 1-..Uri-o tint clioill,! till' frOV ernment decide upon proln
VC UU 11UL O . . -
, . .. ii. :: ,...i. ...nii iini-i. tli irlinst ot a show ot being Icit
tiition ior ruftiii, mm- uuiu i.u.w o- - - -to
stand alone. That in itself would not be prohibition, but even it
there were possibilities ot sucli a tiling, we wouiu sou .
the ixisition of any Japanese who could support, or associate nimselt
with, any such policy.
TNK AMERICAN FARMERS WINNING
n,i,-crn tliat tlm 1918 wheat crop will
ine annouuceuicui num b " ,, i i . (tnr.
be ample to supply the United States and her Allies, and hat, after
harvest, there will no longer De any need 101 clui.uu., i -."-j
r i.4. .i, cruitlnn mpthods we are now practicing
ing, ior ii nieuiib uui mc .uuj-.mu" . -
Will be temporary only. On top of that is to be considered the fact
that the 1917 corn crop was the largest m tlie History oi me iuuuu ,
, i 1:11: v i.to or iii. rf-rnrd. 1 he American people
easily adapt themselves to a corn diet, and with it plentiful and cheap,
will be able to send much of the present wheat supply to Europe, ine
potato crop, also, broke all records, while the barley supply is m excess
.1 Al 1 1. - nftit- 1-,-ir-iHMI
oi anytning me toumiy naa '"" , . .,
The situation shows that while the government, the factories, the
. i i- i u....i.i;ciim,-nt :m.l tlu financiers have engaged
soldier aiuiy auu naij uiuuusimiv . ;
m a powerful combination of preparation, the vast army ot iJ)rnli'
throughout the country have answered the call to do their bit. io
Haming posters nor brass bands signalled the work they were doing,
i i.t o tun ctDtUtire have come in from the torty-eigiu
vtat,c tliPv Iivp indicated and now show that the American tarmer
is taking the last trenches against high prices and famine in the world.
. . ,i. r-....: , hnvp'mrn to waste, with potatoes and
vs me siiuaiiuu uuw suhuj, v- -- . .
:..n i n-,i,-c lpKi-r imnortance m plenty,
numerous omer agncuuuicu iuuu" . . ; . - f
and have a wheat crop coming on that will iill all gaps in hat part oi
the world we care anything about and leave plenty for ourselves.
mm j ,int mn li-t nn nnv for sometime to conic
1IUS UOCS Iiui mean uiai v -r --j -
in our conservation methods. It is quite a few months to the harvest,
and it is in the meanwhile that the strain will be greatest. Knowinb
that the hardship will not be for long, however, we should redouble our
fie no suffering in tlie coun-
conservaiion cuuus m uiun "' j . w .
tries of our Allies until the day, now not very far ahead, when we can
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thoroughly sustain tliem and sun nave enougu icn
not worth while t burely it is.
The American farmer is winning the war.
TUP. DEFENSE SOCIETY
There is no use in trying to be kid-glovey, pussy-footed, or afraid
of hurting somebody's feelings in stating the objects of the Maui sec-
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tion ot tne Hawaiian uiam.ii ui un , . ' . ,
..,.,., ,.;i.1p ,., i1ip ptfnrts ( and intentions)
purposes are to supptui m tiuj i'""- "j - ,
of our government to win the war; to be unflinching in that support and
to systematize the work in order that the desired results may be obtain-
,n r . . .1 -r ,i. ...:u t... t, f,.m-i rmi k'-iisprism wheresoever it
ed. Kjne oi us einei uuun i i
may be found and to see that it is squelched by the proper legal methods
which are ample. We all hope that there is no Kaiserism on Maui, and
t .i,, ;c i..-,H, Mt pvcrv hand: but if there is any lack of loyalty,
it will be the duty of the local section to drag it into the open so we can
all see and recognize it. .
Another duty of the committee will be to watch out ior disloyal
propaganda or utterances by visitors to this island. We had a brush
of this around Christmas time, the guilty parties being sailors from a
lumber vessel then lying in the port of Kahului. Some of the worst
elements of the Pacific coast are being "shipped out" on vessels leaving
for out-of-the-way places like Maui, for round voyages, to get rid ot
them for awhile. . .
In short, the duty of the organization will be to see that this island
is loyal from Napali to Mokae, and that it is kept so.
Our sympathies go out to Honolulu in her efforts to minimize
vice, and we wish her every success. It is next to impossible to make
a sanctuary out of a soldier town, but perhaps there is such a thing
as a "middle ground." Surely there is room for much improvement;
and the success met with in arousing County Attorney Brown and Sher
iff Rose to a sence of their duties looks to us like the capture of the
main, front trenches. Developments will be watched with general
THE COAL SHORTAGE
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1 HV. Vtll niM'UUV. ill HH V;U11V.U V-'lUll.ii) HliiV.li nn
ictuwf r( i tin 'it ( ' t--tItm 1 11 rT-ni v 1 il n cpc 1 c enm ni li 1 11 (T wll l rll 1
not entered into our calculations as a problem to be figured upon in war
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preparations mis winter, yvs a matter 01 iaci, nowever, 11 iia: utiuiui: a
uuestion of the most serious character, and will continue so for quite
a few weeks to come.
Several circumstances combined to bring about the shortage, the
first and most important being that war conditions created a demand
1, TT.-,:,,.,1 ICtIno f- inVnnnnm Innc nf mil limn i-i nornl.-ll-
i:i,u uit W11111.U kuuita iw(yw,vw nn'iv .v... ....... ...
ly produced in our country. Because of car shortage and the congest-
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ett condition ot tne railroads, it is ueing iounu nupusMuii; iu uuim
more than 50,000,000 in excess of the usual supply, leaving an enormous
deficiency right there of 50,000,000 tons. On top of that came the
coldest Winter experienced in the United States in many years, result-
..L-n 1 (n l-w-.,-inliiit;n(T far in pvpp;i nf rnlciilatinns.
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in advance of the Winter the munitions factories and other great
plants, rushed by the requirements of the war and working practically
day and night, drew heavily upon the reserve coal of the country. The
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normal supply drawn out tor tlie ranroaos nas ueen irum iaj.uiw.uuw
t 135,000,000 tons. This has been increased to 175, 000,000 for 1918.
It may be argued that this should have been looked out lor along
nnl rci awav from- the tact tliat
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the rcduiremcnls have gone far in excess of anything that could reason
ably have been expected.
THE BANANA AS FOOD
f Hnwnii to consider is. "What can
Hnn-ni; An fr aiifTtnpnt Lor fnnA ciinnlv for her own use. thcrcbv con-
serving food which is needed for our troops and our allies?
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Pruit is an important tactor in mis war. uo you miuw uui Ha
waii is importing $500,000.00 worth of fruit each year? This repre
sents the California oranges, grapefruit, apples, grapes, etc., which ap
pear on your table every day and the tonnage represented is urgently
required for other purposes under present war conditions.
Hawaii produces a splendid iruit suusuiuie ior mese iuij,iuii m.-a
Hoover says that it is our patriotic duty to use home grown products
The Hawaiian banana now produced is tne most succuieni anu
,ii;.-;r.,ic fr,,;t nf it l-inrl Tt Ime mnrp. food value. accordinS' to cov-
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ernment analysis, than any other of the commonly consumed fruits as
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will be snown oy tne iouowing tauie.
ruuu values juuuu
If.iwaii nrndnrp minim 11v 350.000 bunches bananas of which
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ls 000 Imnr-lmc 1 rn pnnciitnpr. in ihf TVrritnrv.
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tins local consumption means but eignt uananas per. capita pei.
mnnlh, or that one banana is consumed every four days by each in
habitant of the 1 crntory. .... 1 -it
If the people of Hawaii, rise to their patriotic duty and will eat
bananas daily, the entire production will be consumed at home hereby
following out the food conservation program of the 1 resident. 1-reight
space of twenty thousand tons will be saved, winch is urgently needed
r lOwi,,gUrtodia.igcd conditions, but 600 bunches of bananas left
Honolulu last month as against normal December shipments of thirty
thousand bunches. r .
As a consequence, do you know that the finest type of bananas are
rotting in the fields today, because of shipping shortages and small lo
cal consumption? , . , . (Tl..
We appeal in the spirit of patriotism, for assistance to the efforts
in overcoming this appalling waste of food.-Banana Consuming 1 ro-
a m,t-n t dip trouble between the plantation
authorities and the contract cane planters at liana is the outgrowth
of the indef.niteness of the agreements under which the men have been
working. Contract planters should sec to it that their agreements arc
. f. . ' .1 . . H,,Mwrlilir nnt urctnn.
invariably in writing and that tlie terms aic i"" u...,.. ,
and the "plantation making such agreements should be equally careful
that the contractor understands wnat ne is fhu .u
way can there be assurance that there will not be misconstructions
and trouble. From our understanding of the present trouble, both
sides arc disposed to do the right thing, but are at variance as to what
is right and have nothing sufficient in the way of positive, written
greements to go on.
dip wireless news a few days ago was so
brief that it likely escaped the notice to which it was entitled. It was
... .1 ir.,... .1,.' t, ci-iiion at Arlington, near Washington.
IK UJC Clival lllclL Ull. IWKiv.i.i o- . Ill
was in regular communication with the station at Rome, Italy, and
meant that the American government is in utreti vwien. ......u...
tion with its ambassador to Italy, anu mere iemS nu '-""j
government business going through other countries or hands. With
his accomplishement we may assume that by time the campaign gets
fully under way in the Spring the government will also be in direct,
wireless communication with General Pershing on the western front.
Judge Ashford characterizes the fee of $90,000 exacted by the
lawyers in the Parker Estate litigations as a "raid," but at the same time
authorizes the sum of $12,500 a year for the support of the baby heir
to the property. At that rate the youngster would run through $100,
000 in eight years, this at the most inexpensive period of his life.
Absurd! The process may be slower, but the "raid" of others than
lawyers upon the money of the Smart child is none the less apparent
W ith lightning, thunder, wind, rains, hail and snow in a week,
Maui seems to have started out to make up for lost time.
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