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THE MAUI NEWS, rRIDAY, MARCH 29, 1918.
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Cut worm and Army worm Scourge
overruns a large part of Maul.
An exceptionally severe attack
from cut worms and army worms is
reported from many districts on cent
ral Maui, planters and farmers gen
erally reporting that it is many
years since theirravages have been so
damaging to growing cropB, especial
ly young cane, corn, beans, etc.
Active measures are being taken
for the control of the pests. The
Sub-Station under the auspices of the
Agricultural Extension Division re
commend the following treatments
which have proved most effective
over a wide range of conditions.
bile the crops arc still yoing.
such as corn and beans less than a
foot high, when the cut worms usual
ly cut off the stems at or near the
Burface of the ground, scatter poi
soned bait, made up as follows; along
the rows. for each acre to be treat
ed, mix 50 pounds bran and 50 pounds
middlings together with 3 pounds
Paris green, or 3 pounds white
arsenic, or 3 pounds powdered arsen
ate of Iead
In our experience each of the three
poisons mentioned appear to be about
equally effective in poisoning both the
cut worm and army worm. The
arsenate of lead has the additional
advantage that no injury' is done to
foliage with which it comes in contact,
while Paris green and arsenic may
badly scald foliage with which it
conies In contact.
When the bran, middlings and poi
son have been mixed together, the
material should be moistened with
just enough sweetened water, about
gallon refuse molasses, honey, or
brown BUgar, to a half gallon of wa
ter will be about right to produce a
If Paris green is used in the bait,
spread at the base of the plants, if
arsenated of lead is used, the bait
may be scattered over the plant, and
this latter method is advisable when
the worms edge up in the heart of the
plant as they frequently do in cane
and corn when it attains several feet
At the Sub-Station and in some co
operative experiments excellent re
sults have been obtained by spraying
the crops with arsenate of lead, in
the proportion of 3 pounds arsenate
of lead to 100 gallons water. This is
sufficient for an acre. F. G. K.
The Week's Weather
The following is the weather re
port for Wailuku district for the week
21 79 66 .00 N. E. Clear
22 80 65 .00 N. E. P. C.
23 79 68 .00 N. E. P. C.
24 77 67 .11 N. E. P. C.
25 73 65 .64 N. E. Cldy
26 76 65 .01 N. E. Cldy
27 77 65 .00 N. E. P. C.
77 66 76,
At the Haiku station 3.13 inches of
rain fell in the week ending March
27. While interfering with field work
somewhat, It has been beneficial to
S ? 2
P, 9 o & is
if J t "5 S
22 75 66 .05
23 77 65 .35
24 70 63 2.35
25 72 62 .35
26 73 61 .03
27 75 61 Trace
73.6 63 3.13
T. B. Lyons was a visitor to his old
home on Maul this week, returning
to Honolulu Wednesday night.
Manager John Chalmers, of Hana,
Is a visitor in Wailuku, having come
over In connection with a court case.
Mrs. W. F. Hardy, of Makawao,
visited Hilo and the volcano last
Mrs. "Jack" Bergstrom arrived on
the Manoa this morning from Hono
lulu, Joining her husband here. The
Bergstrom will remain several months
A meeting of the food conservation
committee of the Vigilance Corps will
be held In the Chamber of Commerce
rooms, Wailuku, at 4 o'clock Satur
day, March 30th. Notices of this
meeting have been sent out by John
J. Walsh, secretary.
The Woman's Guild of the Church
of the Good Shepherd will meet with
Mrs. Wadsworth, Wailuku, on Tues
day April 2nd., at 2:30 p. m.
Dr. W. D. Baldwin, president, has
sent out the following notice:
mi. rittidiiu mcu
(Continued from rage One.)
the French soldier, perhaps there are
none better, have used and are using
millions of gallons of wine with ap
parently no ill effect, judging by the
way they handled the Germans a
Verdun. But refusing to issue licens
es on Maui would not lessen the sale
or the consumption of liquor,
would only increase it. It costs in
wages, taxes, licenses, insurance
transport, labor etc., dose on to $20,
two a yeat to handle the liquor con
sinned in the District of Lnhaina.
have been offered the position, if you
refuse to grant licenses, as salesman
on a monthly salary, to solicit orders
for the product of a concern that
manufactures the beverage that com-
poses more than half the demands
of the drinking public. It is quite
possible that the other factories will
employ another liquor man to handle
on n salary their product and so on
These products will cost to distribute
in Lahaina only the few hundred
dollars paid to the salesman. The
consumer of liquor, buying direct
from the manufacturer, eliminating
the middle man's profit, will get his
liquor cheaper and in larger quanti
ties, and the salesman, who is well
posted on those that use it and have
the cash to pay for it, will see that
the consumer is well supplied, ns it
will not bp a question then of regula
tion or control, or how much profit
is made but how much he can sell
Such a condition without restrictions,
will be less effective as a war measure
as the present regulated system.
It Is evident that ns long ns beer
and sakeareallowcd tobemamifactur-
ed on the Islands, the refusal of your
Hoard to grant liquor licenses on
Maui will nor prevent the importa
tion from Oahu or the Mainland.
Nothing but a Federal Prohibition
Bill, which will soon pass, will do it,
therefore it would be better for the
Board, till that lime arrives, to con
tinue the system, otherwise dozens of
liquor salesmen will swamp the Is
land with all kinds of cheap stuffs,
responsible to no one for the regula
tion of its sale and no power to en
force sobriety, a condition which all
decent citizens wish to avoid.
We are engaged in a titanic conflict
with a well organized and scientific
adversary, the outcome of which will
affect every man, woman and child
in the world. As a war measure we
should prohibit all non-essentials
whether it be liquors, beer, tobacco,
soda water, tea, coffee or anything
else we can do without, but how can
it be accomplished by your Board or
any other Board as long as Govern
ment sanctions its manufacture or
permits its importation into the Is
lands. Federal Prohibtion being now very
near, I submit that the interests of
the conin unity will be best served if
the li )uor traffic on this Island is reg
ulate! by your Board until that time
Will Not Resign
Mr. Weinzheimer .manager of Pio
neer plantation, will leave tonight for
Honolulu returning to Maui again Sat
It is understood that Mr. Weinz
heimer will not resign from his posi
tion as manager of the plantation.
He insists that he is loyal to the
United States and intends to remain
so, and that his accusers have not
sufficient reasons to charge otherwise.
MANOA AT KAHULUI
The Matson steamer Manoa arrived
at Kahului this morning from San
Francisco, via Honolulu, bringing 734
tons of freight. She will take 3500
tons of sugar and leave Sunday night
First Steel Ship Launched In South
The first steel ship ever built south of Newport News is shown here
just after the launching. It is the Mexoil, a vessel of 3,000 tons, built
by the Alabama-New Orleans Trans poration company for the Mexican
Petroleum corporation and was launched at Violet, La. Other vessels of
similar typa are being built. The launching of the first steel ship was
a gala occasion and many persons of prominence attended.
WAILUKU UNION CHURCH
Rowland B. Dodge, Minister.
Mrs. George N. Weight, Jr., Direc
tor of the Choir.
Miss Mary E. Hoffmann, Organist.
9:45 to 10:45 Church School with
special exercises lor planting the Ivy
about the church edifice.
7:00 to 7:30 P. M. Organ Recital by
7:30 Preaching Service with Ser
mon by the minister.
The service-will be appropriate for
There will be special music by the
augmented church choir.
Reception of new members will
take place. The new deacon and
deaconess will be installed.
The special offering will be for the
Hawaiian Board of Missions.
To the services of this Church
everyone is most cordially invited.
The "Bright Monday Club" will
meet ns usual directly after school
in the Sunday school room on Friday
MAKAWAO UNION CHURCH
A. Craig Bowdish, minister.
10:00 Special Easter program
the Sunday School.
ll:uo Easter music. Dr. J. H. Wil
liams will give a "Children's Easter
6:40 Christian Endeavor led by
6:40 "Question Box" led by Dr.
7:20 The Organ plays.
7:30 Vesper service. "The Message
of the Eastertide" by Dr. Williams.
This is his last service.
KAHULUI UNION CHURCH
Ellis E. Pleasant, Minister.
Sunday-school 10 o'clock.
Evening service of worship 7:30.
Subject: "The Easter Message for
The choir and quartette will sing
hree special Easter anthems. The
public is cordially invited to attend
CHURCH OF THE
Rector, Rev. J. Charles Vllliers.
Sunday being Easter Day. there
will be special music, at both the
any service of Holy Communion, at
a. m., and the later service at 11
At the 11 o'clock service, the ser
mon will be on:
What hope have we of a Resur
The order of music follows:
Chant "Christ our Passover."
Chant "Te Deum Laudamas."
Anthem "Christ is Risen."
Chant "Jubilate Deo."
Anthem "Awake Thou That Sleen-
The Final Triumph
Palm Sunday sermon preached bv
uowiana 11. uouge at wailuku.
Toward the end of Jesus' life on
earth, He said to His disciples, "I
have overcome the world." How
rue these words are in the spiritual
sense in which Jesus meant them is
clearly seen by His triumphal entry
into Jerusalem. As no war conauer-
r did Ho come, but. riding upon the
humblest of animals. No blazon of
riumphets proclaimed His approach.
No herald said, "Make way for the
King." Yet as a king did He come.
The poorest of the common people
took oft their outer garments and
placed them in the road and cut
down branches from the neighboring
palm trees, that they might honor
His entry into the city. With no
wordly show He came as the ruler
of the poor and humble-hearted folk
Jesus overcame the world too, as
He stood before Pilate
of a ruler washed His hands of In-
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nocent blood, just as Kaiser Wilhelm
has washed his hands of the blood
of the people of the earth in their
terrible struggle. Pilate did not es
cape, and history has made very clear
the "fact that the blame for Jesus'
death has fallen upon him, and him
a.j.ie. So history today is makine
it absolutely clear that the present
ana tlie tuture will hold the German
emperor alone to blame for the dis
aster that it now upon the world
The spirit of Pilate and what he
stood for among men was conquered
and will be conquered by the spirit
Jesus overcame also, even when
ig on the cross. Amid what
the world would call a defeat He
uttered those remarkable words "It
is finished. Into Thy hands I com
mend my Bpirit." Who else in the
world's history has dared to utter
such words as these and claim that
in spite of all appearances He had
overcome, and won a final victory?"
At the beginning of this tremedous
struggle in August 1914 everywhere
the finger of scorn was pointed at the
Church and at Christians for the
"failure of the Christian religion to
prevent such a war." Now his atti
tude has changed, and every thought
ful person among the Allies knows
that never was a war fought to the
end so honestly in Christ's name as
is this war.
At the beginning of the Civil War
the question was one of States' Rights
only. That war ended upon the mor
al question of the freedom of the
people of our country.
The European war began in order
to protect Belgium. That war is
now being fought not only to protect
Belguim but to protect humanity. It
is not a question any longer of sav
ing one nation or another nation. It
Is now a question of the supremacy
of the reign of right and truth,
Look over to Armenia, and see
those thousands of desolate homes,
those tens of thousands tf women
and children led off the desert to die
of starvation. Why? The real rea
son is that the Kaiser might later
use those fertile fields as a great
wheat producing country for the sup-
port of his fighting armies
Think of the torture of the French
and Belgian women and children
These is no reason for this. And no
reason for throwing those shells in
to Paris a distance of 72 miles ex
cept to carry on his reign of fright-
The news that came last night
that the British lines had fallen back
was a great, shock to us. The rea
son for our feeling so distressed is
that this it the first repulse that the
Allied armies have met since our na
tlon went into thia war. No less than
a year ago we entered Into this
mighty conflict, and somehow we
felt that we could be only victorious.
The victory must finally be on the
right side. American will give he-
last dollar, her last bit of strength,
her last man to prove that the free
dom that England, France and Italy
have stood for, is a freedom worthy
to be handed to future generations
and that the sacred ideals that our
fathers died to preserve for their
children, and which are our heritage
today, are not to be lost forever
from the earth.
Why is extremely watchful neccs
sary today? Not merely because
America is at war, but because the
future safety of humanity is being
assailed. One form of government
that of the mailed fist is against the
form of free government, against
liberty, against even the peace lov
ing people with the very confines f
that government which believes in
the mailed fist.
Read the literature that is being
sent out on the very best authority
possible nnd learn that German
ministers," German theological pro
fessors are openly proclaiming that
the old German god of thunder is now
combined with the Jehovah of the
universe to bring triumph to the Ger
man arms! Read how the Gospel of
Jesus, the Sermon on the Mount and
the very teachings of the Boniface,
the first great Christian missionary
to Germany, are no longer taught as
ideals for the German people; how
not only these leaders of religion are
in the paid employ of the Kaiser, but
every judge, every physician, every
public servant are subject to the
ideals of one man. Read further and
and see how the dukedoms and small
political divisions of Germany are
now in the grip of the mailed fist, and
these free loving peoples are now
completely in the hands of the war
like section of the Fatherland! Have
not these oppressed peoples within
Germany a right to be free? Hsve
not the nations of Europe and our
own land a right to the ideals of lib
erty and peace?
I have overcome the world", said
Jesus. His words were never truer
than they are today. For it is the
spirit of Jesus that is fighting against
oppression. It is the spirit of Jesus
that sent the Red Cross upon those
blood-soaked fields of Europe. It is
the ideals of Jesus which inspires
hundreds of thousands of American
mothers to send their brightestand
best sons to make the supreme sacri
fice for freedom. In the name of the
conquering Christ is this war being
fought to. its end.
What part have we taken? Shall
we not give our all that the final vic
tory for the right shall be won, and
that once against Christ and His
ideals shall ve honored throughout
Sermon By Miss Judd
Sermon by Miss Gertrude B. Judd,
at the Wailuku, Union Church on
Sunday evening, March 17, 1918.
Topic: "What Say est Thou
Text: John 1:22.
There are three types of men in
the world, the first two of which are
limited in some particulars. The
third type is the all-round man. Such .
a man was Jolin the Baptist; He
knew the traditions, and the thought
of the past of his nation; he thought
and pondered these things as no oth
er man of his times dared to think,
and he came forth with a conviction
that gave him no choice but to act.
When such a man goes out into the
wilderness places of the world with
a message of repentance, men repent.
Christ testified of John: "A prophet,
yes and more than a prophet, I say
unto you that among them that are
born of women there hath not risen a
greater than John the Baptist." Such
a character belongs to all ages and
has a message for all. This is his
message to ours:
When messengers were sent to
John from the Jews to ask him:
"Who are you he was not afraid to
answer, I am not this, or this or this
popular thing, but this and this I am.
He knew what he was, where he stood
and what was his business in this
world. Do we know these things for
These days demand that we not
only receive impressions but that we
think and arrive at convictions about
what we believe and where we stand
and why. If we were Germans with
the German "verboden" written by
the Kaiser over us at every turn
there would be no urr In thinking.
for we may not act. we nor our snns
after us? We in America mav think
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Him aci, ana it is our acting that has
piacea our nation where it is today,
i milking men have sometimes
made the charge that our country is
fast becoming an Autocracy, because
our voters will not think. Let u
study that this charge be nev.- true
Our countty is acting no iy, and in
the only way it can in this -risis and
we feel that now is not he time for
objectors, even honest obje-lors to
speak, because we have all voted
some time in the past for the men
and policies that have made our na
tion what it is, and so far as our in
ternational policies are concerned to
mane tne other nations. . what they
are. It is for us to stand by our gov
ernment and help her in the struggle
out of which she could not stay and
keep her honor.
We are thankful that our country
is acting so nobly, and we congratu
late ourselves that we have chosen
such a President and administrators
as are ours. We rejoice in our Am-
erican born product Democracy, soon
io oe vindicated in this crisis. We
are proud of the voluntary response
of the whole land with service and
The present is acting splendidly
because our trusted leaders have
come forth with convictions, and we
have entered into their convictions
in loyal support. But what of our
selves as individual voters who make
up our nation and are responsible for
our nations acts? Are our convic
tions ours, grounded on study and
thought or are thev taken over pn.
tirely from others who have thought?
ii our convictions are thus unground
ed our democracy is nothinsr to us.
our vote is as if it had never been
cast, and we live in an autocracy
that is worse than an autocracv be
cause it is a lie.
We must be readers of more than
the wireless and the dally paper, for
we must see events and movements
whole if we are to draw sane con
clusions regarding them or act unnn
them, in a decisive r
our nation acts you and I are acting.
What are we saying? What have we
voted in the past and what are we
going to say in the future about the
next war? We have been savine our
say for some time already. Do you
Know what you have said?
We need none of us fail of know
ing our own mind because we have
no criterion by which to test our con
victions. There are two tests::
First: That of Paul, and it la
found In I Cor. 13. The other Is the
test of Jesus Christ "Lay up for
yourselves treasures in heaven, for
wnere your treasure is there will
your heart be also." Our convictions
are the only treasures for which we
would think of fighting or dying. Our
convictions must be heavenly convic
tions. A heavenly conviction Is not
a sad thing, drab colored, and savor
ing of unearthly renunciation, it Is a
glad thing. Our lives these days, in
fact all life for some is a dreadful
burden, because of the shadow of
death that hangs over us. Jesus lived
life infinitely harder than ours vet
he said when it was nearly over "My
burden is light." It was light, and
that because his heart was with his
conviction, and that was with God in
Heaven. If we know where our
heart is, and what are the things In
which we find pleasure, what are the
practices by which we carry on our
business, where our ambitions lie.
and when all is accomplished on
whom we depend, and to whom we
render praise, we shall know of what
sort our convictions are.
It is our responsibility to think, to
arrive at convictions, to weigh those
convictions by the scale of love, to
entrust them with our heart's loyalty
o God, and then to speak boldly be
cause we know we know. We shall
have all the resources of God at our
disposal, even as Christ we shall
peak as one having authority, and
we shall prevail, in the power and
the name of Christ who sent us forth.
Palm Sunday Lessons
(By Rev. J. Charles Villiers.)
There is one apiropriate subject
for consideration in the pulpit on
Palm Sunday. It Is the Kingship,
and Kingdom, of Jesus Christ. Word
pictures of a Messianic King, sitting
on the throne of David, and, as a
wise, ideal monarch, ruling his king
dom with justice and equity, are
drawn by many of the Old Testament
writers. There is, therefore, little
wonder that the Hebrews of oui
Lord's time, who welcomed him with
homage, as he entered Jerusalem. -
seated on an ass, should see in him
the one fit to occupy the throne of
quest and gloryT There have been
men, not a few, who, In our own time,
have thought that in the homage paid
to Jesus, when the multitude acclaim
ed him as the "King of Israel, , a
pyschological moment of great oppor
tunity had arrived, which he ouh to
have embraced, and made the start
ing point of a political order of Justice
and equity, of ideal social and econo
mic conditions, and of universal right
eousness, such as can be achieved
only under perfect leadership. The
fundamental error of men, who so
think, is their oblivion to the fact that
rectitude of life and character, whether
it be that of the individual, or that of
the nation, must spring from within.
It can not be imposed from without.
Our Lord read below the act of hom
age of the multitude which welcomed
him to Jerusalem, and below the
thought and purpose of their act.
There stood out before his mind, that
day, the thought of the futility of
yielding to the wish that lav behind
ineir impulsive nomage, and. we are
told, in the Gospels, that, ere night
tfl, on that Palm Sunday, he wept
in compassion for the people. -ell
he knew that, whatever their thought
of the Messianic kingdom was, tt wa
lacking in true conception ot that
holiness, and righteousness, essential
to, even a near approach to a perfect
social order. Ideal leadership is very
necissary to the ideal sta'e, 'mt so ts
ideal following, also. There i8 a
pregnant word applied to teus, In
the Gospels. It Is: lie could not do
many mighty works, because of their
unbelief. If that were true of him n
his ministry of grace, wouli It tie,
could it be, less true of him as a poli
tical ruler? The fact is there can be
no ideal country, until the character
of the people of the country ap
proaches the ideal. It is as true of
nations as of individual men that we
do not gather grapes of thorns, or
figs of thistles.
Strange as it may semi, the multi
tude which did homage to Jesus, and
hailed him as a King, came perilous
ly near, though unconsicous of it, to
the modern doctrine that "Might is
above Right." It requires no stretch
of imagination to think that, with lit-'"
tie persuasion, they would have fol
lowed Jesus ,as their political leader,
and general, in war, to put him on
the throne of David, and to establish
him ns "the King of Israel."
It was not so much an ideal social
and economic order they were after.
as political power, through strong,
yes, unique leadership. The shades
of the third temptation of our Lord
were in the homage of the multitude.
you recall how the story of it reads.
The Evil One showed him all the
kingdoms of the world, and the glory
of them, and said unto him: "All
these will I give to thee, if thou wilt
fall down and worship me." The
moral and spiritual intimaev be
tween Jesus and his Father, made
the temptation without appeal to him.
He knew that to yield to it would be
to destroy rather than to upbuild the
Kingdom of His Divine mission. "
The perverted doctrine of "Mieht
above Right" prenched for years by
philosophers, until it has become -the
obsession of a people, 'he ideal ot
powerful nations, has broueht about
the awful condition of the present
hour. What is the remedy for it?"
Do you say victory for the Alls.
They will, surely, have it, and it vill
greatly help. But more is needed.
More even, than a universal demo
cracy. I believe in democracy, and
I believe that the democratic form of
government is the form of govern
ment toward which all the world is
trending. But if a democratic form
of government for every nation is
our only ideal of felicity for the hu
man race, we are a hing, long way
from the millenium. The world's
great need now, and ever, is more
than a fonn of government. It Is the
application of those principles of
brotherhood which Christ taught as
being of the very essence of his King
dom. Without the application of
those principles in human conduct,
md in human affairs, society can
never be held together In anything
like unity cf spirit, and of purpose.
Not until we hr.ve tr.oral courage to
iift up Chrhit. his religion, and his
ethics, as the first, great essential of
civilization shall we arrive at, and
travel on, the road that leads to uni
versal righteousness, joy, and peace.
Not until then will the kingdoms of
this world become the kingdom of
God and His Christ.
"Dr. Williams' Sermon
Sunday at the Makawao Union
Church Dr. J. H. Williams centered
his thought on "Take my yoke upon
you, for my yoke is easy and my
burden is light." In part he said
that Jesus was a carpenter and as
one had made yokes. He was such
a man as would think of the com
fort of the ox when he was shaping
the yoke for the burden. This home
ly illustration he used to make plain
his great truth. There is a right way
and a wrong way to do everything as
modern efficiency has again shown.
There is an easy way and a hard way
to meet the work of life. Men spend
months and years in mastering the
trade, profession or business (hey
have chosen. It is no less true of the
problems of character building, of
living with oneself and with others.
In this Jesus declared that whoever
would come and learn of him should
have his burdens made light and the
duties of life will be made easy.
In the evening Dr. Williams spoke
on "The Moral Courage of Jesus."
Jesus saw and understood the situa
tion in which he found himself. He
had the courage to be true though it
cost him his popularity. He fearless
ly entered upon duty though it BcnC
nun to tits death. Jesus had the
faith and moral courage to wait for
future generations to honor nnd
cherish him, knowing that he was
right, that the day was coming when
his truth would be vindicated.
BUY WAR SAVINGS STAMPS.