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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1918.
Hear Annual Reports
Results Of Year Quite Satisfactory
Despite Long Drought
Pioneer-stockholders Diet In Hono
lulu last Thursday and listened to
the annual reports of J. F. C. Hagens,
president, and L. Weinzheimer, mana
ger. The following Is, In condesned
form, what the President had to say:
Early in the year, reads the report,
approximately $200,000 was set aside
for permanent improvements on
Pioneer property. The principal item
was the construction of the Honoka
wal tunnel, which is at present more
than half completed. Aside from the
extensive improvements mads to the
mill a 12,000,000 gallon pump is being
installed at the Lahaina pumping sta
Mr. Hagens noted that when the
government decided last spring on
food conservation, the manager at
Pioneer had increased the herds and
had started a dairy at Kaanapall. The
directors also voted last year to con
tribute $1500 in monthly instalments
.fit $250 to the Honolulu chapter of
the American Red Cross, and later a
"sum of $150 to the Maui chapter. Two
employes of the company. William
Young and Paul Knudsen, were com
missioned as officers, having trained
at the Schofleld officers camp.
The directors joined the movement
launched during the year by members
of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters', as
sociation to look into the advisability
of constructing and operating a sugar
central or centrals in . the Philip
The report of the treasurer, A. J.
Campbell, was then submitted to the
uahreholders. Mr. Campbell reported
that the income tax, both territorial
and federal, amounted to $100,805.08,
while the net profits of the company
were $1,613,011.76. The dividends
paid out, at 24 per cent, amounted to
$1,200,000. The gross profit on sale
of sugar, molasses and merchandise
amounted to $1,673,979.32.
The water supply, by tunnels, list
ed in the assets of the company, was
valued at $3,539,645.69. The total as
sets amounted to $6,699,971.99.
The annual report of the manager,
L. Weinzheimer, points out that
weather conditions as a whole were
unfavorable and owing to the long
drought the growing crops suffered
considerably. The first four months
of 1917 were favorable not only for
cane under growth, but also for the
ripe crop, but the dryness which be
gan in May and lasted . almost until
the end of the year damaged the 1918
crop and delayed the start of the 1919
crop. The rainfall during May
and until October was negligible, and
in the Honokohau ditch, where the
average flow was 30,000,000 gallons
in 1916, only 12,000,000 was carried
during the latter part of the year.
This added to the expenses, as 35,000
barrels of fuel oil more than 1916
were used for pumping.
The 1917 crop was harvested from
4,504 acres, and the total amount of
sugar yielded was 33,278 tons, or an
average yield per- acre' of 52.13 'tons
of cane and 7.39 tons of sugar. It
took 7.06 tons of cane to manufacture
one ton of sugar. Harvesting on the
1917 crop was commenced in Decem
ber, 1916, and ended July 18, 1917.
The 1918 crop had a late start, and
Its planting was not finished until the
end of November, 1916. During the
first four months the crop did well,
but .its growth was later retarded by
the drought. Grinding was com
menced in November, 1017, and up to
January 24, 1918, 48,043,782 tons of
cane from 1060 acres has been se
cured. Over 6103 tons of sugar were
manufactured. Mr. Weinzheimer esti
mates the total yield of the 1918 crop
to be from 28,500 to 29,000 tons of
sugar. . . -
The 1919 crop consists of 873.50
acres of plant cane and 3475 of ratoon
cane. Owing to dry weather this
crop also has had a poor start..
Owing to the late arrival of ma
terial, improvements to the factory
have been delayed. New boilers, will
be ready in March and th6 new
crystalizers will be in operation next
Work on the Honokawal tunnels
started early last year. It is expect
ed that the project will be completed
in May of this year.
RED CROSS ITEMS
The treasurer of the Maui Auxiliary
of the American Red Cross paid out
the following amounts in January:
For wool (for knitted garments) ....
For all other supplies $ 3566.77
Total Jan. bills $ 4540.17
These amounts show very effective
ly, the growth of Maul's Red Cross
work, and the need of steady dona
tions to the treasurer funds.
Maul High School
The High and Grammar school
pupils made the following articles in
90 triangular bandages,
55 abdominal bandages,
5 wash cloths,
17 handkerchiefs. .
The knitted work was begun in the
Christmas vacation, but the other
articles represent three week's work
Reasons For Having
Aid To Govermcnt's Idea Of Pro
moting Use Of Home Grown
Honolulu February 16 Why should
Hawaii have a territorial fair this
year, at a time when everyone i s
urged to save, and get his business
and his community on a war basis?
This query has been encountered
on every side by the Fair Commis
sioners. It is asked by business men
and by many of the leading farmers
and stock growers.
George II. Angus, chairman of the
Fair Commission, answers the ques
tion by declaring that the Fair is real
ly a part of the territoy's legitimate
war-time work. Aside from its edu
cational features, which few will dis
pute, he says it is intended to in
crease the consumption of island
grown foods and use of a very large
amount of materials manufactured in
"I often hear housewives and
husbands exclaim, 'I want to help by
using more home-made and home
grown stuff, but I don't know what
to order; I don't know what is made
here, except for a few of the standard
foods,'" says Angus.
"This fair is to show the public
what it can buy in island-grown and
' "And I can guarantee now, though
many of our plans arc in embryo
and though we are not even certain
of our fair ground site, that we will
surprise almost everyone who visits
the fair by the number of things pro
duced here that we will show. The
list is a long one, including such
things as shoes, macaroni, crackers,
jewelry, soy, paper, rope, molasses,
potash and the like. We want to im
press upon the public that this is to
be a show primarily of island materi
"We also will surprise the public
by the quality of the things shown.
Most of the goods, livestock and agri
cultural produce created In Hawaii
are just as good as those from the
"By proving these things, letting
the consuming public see for itself
that this is true, we are going to in
crease the island market for the pro
ducers. "Isn't that precisely what Hoover
wants Hawaii to do as a war-time
measure to help America"?
Every store window, every snop,
Dublic building, plantation and tel
ephone post throughout the territory
will flaunt a poster witnm tne nexi
week or ten days announcing the ap
proach of Hawaii's first territorial
fair, to be held at Honolulu June iu
Decision on this rapid-fire action
was taken at a meeting of the central
advertising committee of the fair this
week. Those posters, merely a preli
minary step in the big, organized ef
fort to call public interest to the real
importance of the fair, are being sent
out now to every plantation manager,
postmaster, storekeeper and the three
Fair Commissioners on the other is
lands. At the same time good-sized adver
tisements will apppear in many of the
newspapers on each island, notifying
the public that the big fair is com
ing and urging prospective exhibitors
to make their entries as quickly as
possible, before the vallable space at
the fair has been apportioned.
The advertising committee has also
Annual Meeting Of
The annual meeting of Olowalu
stockholders was held in Honolulu
last Thursday. There were no print
ed reports given out, but the follow
ing are extracts from the statements
read at the meeting:
The 1917 crop was harvested com
mencing January 26, and ending Aug
ust 10, 1917. The total yield was
1974 tons of sugar from 356 acres.
The 1918 crop consists of 354 acres.
Grinding on it was commenced on
January 11, and so far all operations
have proceeded smoothly. This crop
suffered severely from the prolong
ed drought during 1917. Mr. Val
entine reports that for several months
it was next to impossible to give the
cane enough water. Since the Decem
ber rains, however, growth is increas
ing. The estimate for the 1918 crop is
1700 tons of sugar.
The 1919 crop consists of 225.5
acres. On account of the drought
some of the fields were planted late.
Fourteen acres of new land have been
acquired, 13 acres having been pur
chased during the year.
Extensive improvements were made
in the boiling house during the latter
part of 1916. These proved very sat
isfactory in operation during the past
grinding season. During the past few
months an additional boiler was in
stalled, two furnaces were rebuilt, and
a new condenser was installed. The
additions have improved both the
work of the mill and boiling house.
The main Irrigation ditches in Olo
walu gulch have been relocated, the
power station raised, and new con
crete main water heads built. The
east side ditch, 3000 feet long, and
lined with 2 incheB of concrete,
was opened in December. The ditch
improvements will effect a great sav
ing of water.
Labor conditions on the plantation
have not been Ideal, as there has been
considerable shortage during the har
vesting season. A prolonged drough
lasted from April until December,
1917, hindering the growth.
H. M. Whitney, treasurer, sub
mitted his report showing operating
expenses for the ,1917 crop to be
$131,581.88, while the net profit on
the crop amounted to $82,816.32. .The
gross receipts from the sale of sugar
as per. the San Francisco account
amounted to $232,022.54. The assets
of the company, are given as $432,
254.48, and liabilities as $7,972.40.
The regular annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Maui Land &
Railroad Company, will be held at
the office and principal place of busi
ness of the Company at Kahului,
Maui, T. H., on Thursday, 14th. day
of March, 1918, at 2 30 o'clock P. M.
F. F. BALDWIN,
determined to increase its member
ship to include the editors of all
newspapers and news publications in
the islands. Editors of the Japanese,
Chinese, Hawaiian, Korean and Fili
pino papers will be asked to join this
great, broad-gauge organization of
boosters for the territory's first at
tempt at exploiting the islands' agri
cultural, livestock and manufacturing
The Government of the United States of America, hav
ing found its war finances and citizen interest require the
loyal assistance of the people of moderate means, or no means
except their daily income, has devised a unique financial
scheme, whereby both subscribers and the Government may
benefit and the day of settlement and payment be deferred for
five years, or in the year 1923, a date undoubtedly beyond the
end of the war.
By means of thrift stamps of the denomination of twenty
five cents, an accumulation -can be made so that within the
year 1918, a minimum War Saving Certificate of. a $5.00 de
nomination, may be secured. The Certificate may be increas
ed, if desired, to one Thousand Dollars.
No more effective way of saving and acquiring the habit
of saving has ever been placed before a people.
Every Certificate is also a certificate of partnership with
the United States of America in carrying on this War for
I recommend and urge the Citizens to promptly begin
this campaign of Savings and partnership.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have here
unto set my hand and caused the Great Seal
of the Territory of Hawaii to be affixed;
DONE at the capital in Honolulu this 4th
day of February, A. D. 1918.
(Sgd.) Lucius E. Pinkham,
Governor of Hawaii.
By the Governor
(Sgd.) Curtis P. Iaukea,
Secretary of Hawaii.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Jutt received a new itock of
Mattretset, poultry netting,
palnti and oils, furniture, etc.
Coffins and General Hardware.
Market Street Walluku
if THE HOME OF THE
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We Can Dpc
2 your clothes as satisfactorily as any Coast establishment. Save
postage or express by sending them to us.
J. ABADIE, Proprietor.
Jno. D. Souza, Paia Agent M. Uyeno, Kahului Agent
Jack Linton, Wailuku Agent.
We have a large stock of
Inside Player Pianos I
l at fair orlces and eaav trm '&
ft We take old pianos in exchange. ft
Ihayer Piano Co., Ltd
I HONOLLU, HAWAII.
A lace shoe for children that will stand the hard knocks given'
it by that restless youngster. In Foot-Form shape, to let the
last grow as it should.
Black, Tan and Elk.
8 to 1 1 , $3.50; 1 1 to No. 2, $4.00
MAIL ORDERS FILLED SAME DAY RECEIVED.
PAY THE POSTAGE.
Manufacturers' Shoe Co., Ltd.
1051 Fort Street : : HONOLULU.
Kahului Railroad Co.'s
Pleas, j note that this stock is available for immediate delivery
Maui Agricultural Company
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Purchasing a Local Product
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