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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
Inured at the Post Offlct at Wailuku. Maul, Hawaii, as second-dan 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 tee Year in Advance.
L. D. TIMMONS : : : EDITOR AND MANAGER
FRIDAY : : : MARCH 8, 1918
The more recent trend (if discussion and events seem to indicate
that the business of Ilackfeld & Co. will eventually find its way into
the hands of the representative of the national custodian of alien encmv
property and for various reasons that may be the best thing that could
happen. The charge has been openly and repeatedly made that the deal
in respect to this concern was merely camouflage. If that were not
true it stands to reason that the persons wishing it to appear otherwise
would have been forward with their proof prior to now, and the fact
that no such proof lias been forthcoming certainly causes one to feel
that something is decidedly wrone. This is no time to consider "ifs"
and "ands" on matters of such importance, and the sooner official ac
tion is taken the better.
FIFTY-FIFTY WITH UXCLH SAM
The 50-50 combination sale of flour with other cereals took the
whole country by surprise. "Why didn't you warn us and I'd been
fixed ?" asked one woman.
Exactly and the whole plan for the necessary 100,000,000 bushel
wheat reserve would have been wrecked.
Let's keep the object of the combination sales clearly before us.
This regulation, together with all the others that affect the miller jobber,
manufacturer, baker and restaurants, is aimed at one end; namely, to
bring about a one-third reduction in the consumption of wheat Hour
.'nd insure the supply that must be shipped to the Allies. Any let
down in the program, any concession "just once, just for you", de
feats the object of the regulations just that much. Only the indifferent,
the lazy, the weak-kneed will lie down in the traces and ask to have
1 lie load lightened.
Suppose a Southern farmer who grows his own corn says that he
always cats an equal amount of cornbrcad and of wheat biscuit, and
so ought to be excused from buying flour on the 50-50 plan.
Stop and think! Will it add a pound of flour to that needed
reserve if his family runs along as usual and continues to split even
on cornbrcad and no wheat bread? Would the cornbread belt, and
iand of devotion to the "Lost Cause," hold back one grain of wheat
from the 100,000,000 bushels that 100,000,000 Americans have been
asked to save?
Or take the case of a New England farmer who grows enough
corn and buckwheat to "do him," and buys enough wheat flour for
white bread and pie. Is he asked to be excused from the combination
sale of cereals, because he already eats a combination? How much bread
stuff will he send his boy in France ?
Or suppose a farmer in the Northwest takes his wheat to the eleva
tor and exchanges it for 30 day's supply of flour and drives off home
to eat white bread for 30 days, and then takes another lot of wheat to
the elevator and gets another 30 days' supply of flour, how many bushels
of wheat has he contributed to the 100,000,000 bushels of wheat that
his country calls for? If that farmer wants a clean bill of health to
certify to the neighbors his Americanism, he will drive home with equal
weights of white flour and other cereals and his grocer's sales-slip to
prove to each and all that he will go Uncle Sam 50-50 on any proposi
tion. Keep your eye on the ball all the time and the ball in this case
'? saving from home consumption 100,000,000 bushels of wheat for
export. Nothing else counts. Peculiar conditions, pet aversions, in
dividual taste, too much trouble, "it will cost me more, my wife won't
,tand for it" all of these are excuses not reasons, and they will not
produce a single bushel of wheat.
Talk to your wife about it. You are not going to be hurt all
cereals are about equal in food value. Be thankful you have any kind.
Makiner use of them is merely a matter of ingenuity with the house
keeper. Any woman who can put a hairpin to a dozen uses can find
a hundred and more ways of utilizing the extra cereals she is called
on to buy, and no woman who is a red-blooded American, will ask to
have the ratio changed or consent to be lett out ot saving mat iuu.uuu,
000 bushels of wheat.
This is just another little bit of democracy and hits everybody all
down the line, from the miller to the ultimate consumer. If conditions
ar-i such that you cannot go Uncle Sam 50-50 on this wheat deal write
to the United States Food Administration and state you case. Food
RUSSIAN COLLAPSE AID TO PEACE
We could view with more satisfaction the nrosnect of a "booze-
less" Oahu were it not for the fact that Maui. Knn.ii and Hawaii mav
all heir to much of the driftwood from the wreckage to be occasioned
by the President's order. Persons holding- licenses at Honolulu will
undoubtedly seek locations in the outer islands, and having large funds
at their command will be very determined in their efforts to break
into new fields. The liquor commissions of the outer islands should
take time by the forelock and nut the bars firmly up. It would be
an ideal state of affairs could Maui, Kauai and Hawaii also go "dry"
on their own accord; but if that is not possibk surely they should most
firmly protect themselves from worse condition's than they now have.
The news Wednesday night that John Redmond, the Irish leader,
was dead is of interest here as well as elsewhere in the United States.
I'edmond visited the United States several times and was closer to
American thought, perhaps, than any other present-day, native Irish-
nan. He became a member of the House of Commons in 1876, was
always a "whip" for the Irish party, and was one of the most active
upporters of Parnell in his organization of the Irish Nationalist Party.
In 1900, when the Irish factions were united, he was made leader of
the United party, which he very effectively organized. He was a skill
ed parliamentarian and an eloquent and forceful orator. Redmond was
intensely Irish. In America he was highly regarded and it may be
said to his credit that he held the esteem of Englishmen.
Monday's wireless carried an item to the effect that the food admin-
stration, at Washington, had announced the suspension of the meat
less meal restriction and the use of pork on Saturday. Food Admin-
strator Child has since been in communication with Washington re-
arding the matter and yesterday received cable advices that the rule
does not apply to the Hawaiian Islands the meaning of which is that
the present system will be continued, at least lor the present.
The pictures appearing in today's paper were made in this office
irom "mats on a new plant recently installed. Being the first try-
out , they are not very clear, but better things are hoped for in the
future. It is our intention to have pictures right along in future,
llustrating important war and other events, which we trust may en
tertain and interest our readers.
The Christian Science Monitor, a newspaper issued from Boston
by the Christian Science society, or church, frequently obtains opinions
in various countries on world matters that are striking, for the reason
that they seem to be in advance of information disseminated by the
secular press. We were much interested, for instance, in the iollow
ing, appearing in the issue of that paper of February 6, coming from
In authoritative circles here The Christian Science Monitor's
European Bureau learns that it is considered certain that the
Germans will continue their efforts very stronKly to extract a
"good German peace" from the present world situation. As one
authority put it to The Christian Science Monitor representative,
"My experience in Germany, where I had two business before
the war, was that German business men had constantly at the
back of their thoughts the Russian menace.. That was the great
"Now the line likely to be taken by a man like Dr. von
Kuehlmann is to say to the German people: 'We have got rid of
the Russian menace for all time by the might of our shining army,
of course. In the west, after great successes by our valorous
troops, we are held, but we have hostages in the shape of Bel
gium and Northern France. But our enemies not merely hold
our colonies but control the raw materials of the world, and it
is vital that we get our share. We must come to an understand
ing with our enemies."
Hence The Christian Science Monitor informant said it is
perhaps quite easy for the Allies to recover Belgium and Northern
France, and secure an agreement on Alsace-Lorraine, but the
main object and the cause for which America entered the war
would remain unachieved, namely, the overthrow of Prussian
militarism. "That can only be achieved in one of two ways," he
added, "either by a decisive German defeat discrediting it utter
ly in the sight of the people or by a revolution within, producing a
complete break by the people with all that set of ideas summed
up in the words 'Prussian militarism.' I do not rule that out
myself as impossible in war time."
BASEBALL GOODS FOR SOLDIERS
A few weeks ago we raised a fund here for baseballs and bat
for the American soldiers in Europe and thought at the time that w
were "going some. Really, however, how little conception we hav
of the magnitude of the work which our country is carrying out ! Some
of us thoudit that Maui's ball and bat fund would keep the soldiers
iw.mr all Summer. Now we learn, however, that the war council
of the Y. M. C. A., in America has placed orders for the following
i-porting goods for our soldiers at the front, which seems to indicate
that their ideas of the needs are somewhat larger:
59,760 baseballs; 14,400 baseball bats; 900 baseball masks; 1,500
chest protectors; 1500 catcher's mitts; 1500 first baseman's gloves; 6000
fielder's gloves; 12,600 indoor baseballs; 1200 indoor baseball bats;
4800 soccer balls and 1200 soccer bladders. . , 4 .
These were some of the larger items. The list also includes box
ing gloves, medicine balls, quoits, volley-balls, nets, tapes, goals and
other sporting necessities.
In cold cash the order amounts to $150,000 and shipments are
being made as fast as the goods can be obtained, packed and sent away.
Dr. George J. Fisher, director of physical work both in the United
States and aboard, said that virtually the same amount had been spent
in purchasing athletic equipment for use in America, making a total
of $300,000 spent by the association to provide sport for American
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DISTRIBUTORS FOR THE TERRITORY OF HAWAII
PATRIOTIC CITIZENS CAN HELP
YOU can help by reporting any violations of the Rules and Regula
tions of the U. S. Food Administration, printed below, which apply to.
Butcher Shops, Bakeries, Stores, Restaurants and Hotels.
Violations coming to your attention you will please report to the
Butcher Shops, Restaurants and Hotels, to b. IS. Cameron, 1'aia.
Bakeries, to C. D. Lufkinj Wailuku.
Stores, to II. B. Penhallow, Wailuku.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
TUTTCTIKR SHOPS must not sell red meat of any kind (this
means cattle, sheep or hog products) on Tuesdays, Meatless Day, and
No Pork on Saturdays.
BAKERIES. "Victory Bread and rolls must contain not less
than twenty (20) percent, of substitutes. Sweet, yeast dough goods,
crackers, biscuits, cookies, cakes, pies, tried cakes ana pastry musi
contain not less than one-third, or 33 fA percent, of flour substitutes.
Butter cakes and waffles must contain not less than seventy-hve per
cent, of the substitutes.
Bread made from eraham flour, or whole wheat flour, containing
as it does more than 20 percent, of bran, middlings, may be sold.
Bakers of crackers, cakes, sweet dough goods, etc., are limited to
seventy percent, of the wheat flour they normally use; the balance must
be substitutes, so that the bulk ot the output need not dc aecrcaseu.
Victory bread mav be sold and used on the two wheatiess days
Victory crackers, pies, cakes, pastry and fried cakes containing not
less than one-third of substitutes, bearing the name of "Victory" may
!r cnl1 nn whentless davs.
Bread baked in 1-pound loaves ounces; ana so maue as iu
be bruKen apart and sold as serrate loaves, is snort weigiu anu lnegai
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS must observe the toiiovving:
Two wheatiess days (Monday and Wednesday) every week.
One wheatiess meal every day.
Two porkless days (Tuesday and Saturday) every week.
One meatless day (Tuesday) every week.
Oma tvinofrlcc mfa1 pvprv fin v.
STORES. Retailers shall not, without the written permission of
TTr,; Qtofpc Twl Administrator, sell wheat flour to any person
wilt UlllLVU VJIUIVJ j j r
,micc cMi ncrsnn nnrrliases from him at the same time one pound ot
wheat flour substitutes for every pound of wheat flour purchased, or
in the case of whole wheat or graham flour containing at least 95
..., r,t ,.-,( .-Vi..nt civ-tenths of a nound of wheat flour
substitutes for every pound of such whole wheat or graham flour pur-
The retailer must in all cases sell wheat flour and wheat flour
Rye flour and rye meal may be sold straight. Graham flour can
only be sold in the proportion of five pounds of graham to three pounds
of substitute. Whole wheat flour can only be sold in the proiortion
of five pounds to three iounds of substitute.
Any information in connection with the above will be given care
ful consideration and referred to the proper authority.
We need the help of every patriotic citizen.
IT IS FOR YOUR OWN GOOD!
Committee of Hawaiian Vigilance Corps (Maui Branch).
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