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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1918.
Vi ill. M. liV Ull
Roots Easily And Inexpensively
brown And Should Be
EXPERT'S OPINION ON SUBJECT
Cassava root flour is recommended
by at least one authority in the Unit
ted States experiment Bervice as an
excellent substitute for so much
wheat flour. Cassava can be grown
almost anywhere in the Islands in
abundance, so that this expert opin
ion may be regarded as very import
ant here, while interest is centered
on the best substitutes for those
things which' the American army and
.the Allies need in Europe. The opin
ion is by Mr. Sahr, and is as follows:
(By C. A. Sahr, Assistant Agronomist,
U. S. Experiment Station.)
While the subject of placing an em
bargo upon twenty-live to fifty per
cent of the wheat and cereal flour
shipped into this Territory is at the
present time under consideration by
the United States Shipping Board,
placing this community upon a re
duced ration basis for the staff of
life, it is hoped that the few facts
given here will result in an effort by
some enterprising individual to avail
himself of the opportunity to buy and
harvest at least a few of many acres
of cassava on this and the other Is
lands for the manufacture of cassava
Cassava flour is the cheapest and
best substitute for the wheaten prod
uct which may be locally produced to
avert a serious food shortage. With
the aid of really very simple machine
ry consisting of a comminuater and
centrifugal and the power to drive
this machine the large cassava roots
are reduced into an exceedingly fine
pulp ready to mix with wheaten flour,
salt and yeast for baking into loaves
of fine who'lesome bread.
Crop to be Bought
Within the past two months the
writer's attention has been called to
the matter of best utilization of the
cassava crop of a twenty-four-acre
field situated at the foot of the Pali
Road on the windward side of Oahu.
Due to the indisposition of the owner
and planter of this cassava field,
which must soon be harvested if utili
zation of the crop is to be made as a
profitable venture, the entire crop of
roots, which is estimated will exceed
360 tons, at fifteen tons per. acre, is
at the disposal of some enterprising
individual at a reasonable figure.
In view of the present emergency
and various obstacles presented in
utilization of the. crop as a hop or
cuttle feed, the easiest way to handle
the whole proposition would be to re
duce the crop to a fine flour right on
the premises and ship the product to
Honolulu bakeries for baking.
Will Replace Wheat
As a result of exhaustive analytical
work relating to the manufacture of
cassava flour done by the U. S. Ex
periment Station, a ton of whole roots
will yield thirty-three percent or 660
pounds of cassava flour and the
amount of flour which may be manu
factured from the twenty-four-acre
field mentioned is estimated to ex
ceed 118 tons, every ton of which will
replace as many tons of wheat ot
cereal flour likely to be placed under
the embargo. Other areas of cassava
of a like or corresponding size are to
be found in the Territory and the
flour which may be produced from
these is a factor which must be given
consideration and forethought in the
very near future. The cost of pro
duction may vary from one and one-
half to two cents per. pound.
From the use of cassava flour in
bread making the amount of flour ac
tually displacing the wheaten product
may vary from twelve and one-half to
twenty-five percent, of the entire
quantity, for homemade bread of ex
ceedingly fair quality. Honolulu bak
eries may through the model mac
hinery now installed be able to use a
much higher percentage of cassava
flour in the make-up of their loaves.
The U. S. Experiment Station is
ready to render any desired Informa
tion regarding uses of cassava flour
other than in bread and in relation to
the manufacture of the flour itself.
Hilo Preparing For
The Civic Convention
D. H. Case, secretary of the Maul
Chamber of Commerce, has received
the following self-explanatory letter
from G. II. Vicars, president of the
Hilo Board of Trade, referring to the
Civic Convention, to be held on Maul
in September next, which shows that
the second city is taking time by the
forelock in the important essential of
'The members of the Hilo Board
of Trade are already looking forward
to a visit to Maui to attend the Civic
Convention there and are looking for
ward to a pleasant time while there.
Our members are anxious that they
should take an active part in both the
Convention and any etnertainment
program that may be contemplated.
I therefore would ask that you give
Hilo the opportunity of providing one
"Very truly yours,
"G. H. VICARS."
Maui County Agent's
Latest Field Report
Following are extracts from the
latest available report of Maul Coun
Instructions given in preparing oni
ons for planting.
Took up the matter of egg preser
vation for periods of shortage.
Looked over JananesA nml rtiinono
vegetable gardens. They are supply
ing proauce to local markets.
Took DUtSD and Bordeaux Bnrnv to
Makawao and sprayed Abe's potatoes.
They were Just showing signs of need
Talked over the matter nf Mnrlrot-
ing and other general conditions on
Maui. Discussed the nrivlanhilitv nf
a kiln drying process for corn.
Mr. Dole On Maui
County Agent talked over work In
general with Mr. Dnlw Pvaminoit
Lima Beans that had
here at the Haiku Cannery. They
were good tasting and appear to be
a promising product.
Meeting at Dr. Baldwins to discuss
Marketing problems. Those present
were. Dr. Baldwin, J. J. Walsh, J. D.
Dole, and J. M. Watt.
Went over Ranch with Mr. Clark.
Alfalfa and sweet potatoes doing
well. Land clearing for corn and by
March, 600 acres of corn to be in.
Thomas E. B. Saffery
Dies In Honolulu
Thomas E. B. Saffery, formerly of
Maui, died at the Leahi Home, Hono
lulu, a week ago yesterday of pneu
monia, the news reaching here Satur
Saffery was born in Maui on August
19, 1878. He was unmarried and is
survived by his mother, Mrs. E
Saffery, of Maui; two brothers, Will-
lam Saffery of Lahaina, Maui, and
Wallace Saffery of the Palama Settle
ment, and five sisters, Mrs. O. B,
Larsen, Mrs. Ceasar Vieira and Mrs,
George T. Porter of this city, Mrs
James Brown of Ulupalakua and Mrs,
Ah Wah of . Lahaina, Maui.
SILVA In Waimea, Kauai, January
31, 1918, Joseph M. Silva, married
contractor, native of Madeira. Por
tugal, fifty-six years old.
Deceased was the father of Miss
Virginia Silva, nurse in the Paia hos
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