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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, AfRIL 5, 1918.
Constant Rain May
Damage Corn Crop
Unusually Persistent And Heavy Rain
fall Recalls Disastrous 1914 Year
To Pineapple Growers
During the past week Maui has
again been, saturated with heavy and
continuous rains which have fallen
almost continuously on most parts of
the island. From 5 to 8 inches arc
reppl'ted from various districts be
tween last Saturday and Wednesday,
since which time considerably more
Reports from Makawao, and Hai
ku are that the roads in these dis
triet8 are rapidly becoming impass
able. Kula has also been getting a
severe soaking, but the roads are
still In fair condition,
lao Stream High
During Tuesday and Wednesday
lao stream was very much swollen,
but no damage Is reported other than
the obstructing of the intake pipe of
the Wailuku and Kahului waterworks
system with Btones and other debris.
The high stage of the water made the
clearing away of the obstruction im
possible until Thursday, and for a
lime a water famine thj-eatened,
with result that water users were put
on short allowance for 24 hours.
Crop Damage Feared
Fear is expressed in country dis
tricts that the big corn corp planted
may suffer if the rain continues
much longer. Some of the corn is
just coming into tassel, and much
rain interferred with proper pollen
ation. Some early corn which is al
ready nearly ripe may suffer from rot
ting of the ears in the field.
Pineapple growers are also rather
uneasy in recollection of the havoc
wrought in 1914 to pineapple plant
ings from incessant rains. The Hai
ku extension of the experiment sta
tion reports 7.80 inches of rain be
tween Saturday and Wednesday even
ing. Wailuku Weather Report for the
Week Ending April 3, 1918.
General summary for March
Average daily highest temp'ture 75.
Average daily lowest temp'ture 63.
Total precipitation 4.90 "
Greatest in 24 hours 1.08.
No. of days with rain 20.
Clear 6 days.
Part cloudy 10 days.
Cloudy 15 days.
to g g 3
28 78 61 .00 N. E. Clear
29 76 59 .04 N. ft. Cldy.
30 70 63 .24 N. E. Cldy.
31 74 62 .23 N. E. Cldy.
1 72 . 65 .27 N. E. Cldy.
2 71 67 .56 N. E. Cldy.
3 70 65 .80 N. E. Cldy.
73 63 5.14
Boy Scouts Will Get
War Service Emblems
The distribution of War Service
emblems work by the Boy Scouts of
America in the Second Liberty Loan
has begun and wiil be completed as
rapidly as possible.
The Treasury Department has sug
gested that a definite day be set
apart for the simultaneous presenta
tion of emblems throughout the coun
try on the eve of the third intensive
campaign of the Boy Scouts of Am
erica, and that arrangements be made
for presentation ceremonies which
will mark a fitting climax to the sec
ond campaign and an inspiring pre
lude to the third, spurring the boys
to greater effort in selling Liberty
Bonds and helping Uncle Sam to win
These medals were offered by the
Government to Scouts who sold bonds
In ten or more homes. All together
the Boy Scouts of America placed
$102,084,100 of the loan through 532,
850 applications. There will be 22,
408 emblems and 3,678 bars awarded
for work in the second campaign.
Scouts who were given medals in the
first campaign will get n bronze bar
if they qualified in the second one. .
Honoluluans To Hunt
Deer On Molokai
Charles S. Davis, deputy city attor
ney, and Elmer R. Ravis will leave
on Friday for Molokai, where they
will spend a month hunting deer. The
deer season opened on April 1 yes
terday. This Is no joke.
"Charlie and I, who are almost
brothers, are going to hunt the big
deer and we will not use dogs to drive
the game our way," Elmer Davis said
"We will shoot only at the big
bucks and if any little fellows come
our way we will let them get off, for
we believe in helping the sport by
untermination. This is a good word
and we will live quite up to it. There
is no sense -in killing the game off
by shooting the young fellows."
The two Davis hunters expect to re
turn to Honolulu wrth quite a load
or deer. Advertiser.
Maui Has Over 900
Work Of Local BoardNearly Finished
Over Half May Be Temporarily
Exempted On Account Of Occupa
The local draft board has almost
completed its work and up to the pres
ent time has 911 Class 1 men availa
ble for the draft. These have all
been examined both physically and
otherwise. There remain about 80
more to be examined, the rains and
bad roads having been Jresponsible
for the delay of a good many of these
in reporting. There are still about
175 questionaires that have never
While there are over 900 men eligi
ble for the draft, it is possible that
about 500 of these may be exempted.
at least for the first call on account
of their employment as agricultural
Employers Must Get Busy
In this connection the following
statement has been issued by the
United States Employment Service of
the Department of Labor:
"A new draft of about 90,000 men
shortly will be called to the colors.
The Provost Marshall General has or
dered that 'men actively, assiduously,
and completely engaged in the plant
ing or cultivation of a crop but who
are listed in Class 1 of the draft and
within the new quota should be de
ferred until the end of the new quota.'
Must Make Affidavit
"The local draft boards, being judi
cial bodies, can not defer the call of
such men, however, unless the farm
ers employing them support their
claims for such deferred' classifica
tion with affidavits. It is therefore
of vital importance that farmers im
mediately execute and file such affi
davits with the local boards.
Immediate Action Urged
"If farmers whose hands are affect
ed in this new call fail to follow this
advice, they should have no cause for
complaint if their men are taken
from them at this critical time. It
will be useless and unreasonable lat
er to protest If they have done noth
ing to retain their help. Immediate
action on the part of every tarmer
whose employees are affected is es
sential and should not be delayed un
der any circumstances."
3rd. Liberty Loan
(Continued from Page One.)
the new issue which Is to back up
our army in France which is now In
the titanic struggle to carry out the
determination of our nation.
The Maul Chamber of Commerce
has appointed the following commit
tee to handle the Third Liberty Loan
Bonds sale for the County of Maul:
C. D. Lufkin, chairman; F. N. Lufkin,
Lahaina; W. O. Aiken, Paia; D. C.
Lindsay, Kahului, and W. H. Engle,
The Maui Libelrty Loan Commit
tee has designated the following
committeemen to assist them in their
Lanai George Munro.
Honokahau D. T. Fleming.
Puukolii E. Brecht.
Lahaina Geo. Keeney and W. L.
Olowalu A. Valentine.
Wailuku L. C. Palmer and D. H.
Puunene C. C. Campbell.
Paia Wm. Phillips and W. O.
Makawao S. A. Baldwin.
Kula George Copp.
Ulupalakua Dr. Raymond.
Huelo and Keanae W. F. Pogue.
Haiku and Pauwela W. A. Baldwin
Hana Gordon Errett and R. A.
Kipahulu John Fassoth.
Kahului A. C. Rattray, and J. Oni-
Pledge cards and applications for
bonds can do had from any member
of the committee.
The bonds, as before, are to be
issued in small denominations as
low as $50 and may be paid for in
instalments. Maui should make a
More Bond Details
Chairman Lufkin yesterday receiv
ed the following wireless message
from Territorial Committee Chairman
Guy Buttolph, in Honolulu:
"Word just received from
Washington that bonds will be
10 years, interest 44 percent. ,
They will be dated Mav 9th.
Must have hrr instead of 2
paid with application. Buyers
can pay in full for any size bond
whether or not convertable. Tax
provisions, dates and percentage
of part payments not yet receiv
ed. (Signed) "Buttolph, Manager."
GRAND HOTEL ARRIVALS
The following guests were register
ed at the Grand Hotel during the past
John C. Anderson, Jose Marten.
Fred. Riese, C. A. Scott, Dan Conway,
Eddie Fernandez, Sam. A. Jenkins,
C. N. Bailey, J. II. Mackenzie, E. K.
lap, cnas. mil, or Honolulu; Miss
vioiet Makee and J. II. Itaymond, of
Ulupalakua: John do Melln. nf K'nln
Mrs. Sylan Davies and It. A. Smith, nf
San Francisco; G. Williams, of Pa
nama; S. J. Watkins, of uakland.
Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Arnold, of Phoenix.
As Pioneer Manager
Public Opinion Strong Factor In Mat
ter. Stark Only In Temporary
Charge. New Manager Will Have
No Hackfeld Antecedents
L. Weinzheimer, at the meeting of
the board of directors of the Pioneer
Mill Company, In Honolulu last Sat
urday, tendered his resignation as
manager of the company. It was ac
cepted after several hours discussion.
Whether or not Weinzheimer would
have been ousted by the directors had
he not chosen to relieve them of the
task, is hard to say, though the pre
sure of public opinion against the
manager had become so strong that
it would have been difficult for the
company to have sustained him.
Who the new manager of the Pio
neer will be is not yet decided upon,
and according to reports from Hono
lulu will probably not be for at least
a month. J. B. Thomson, assistant
manager of the Hawaiian Commercial
& Sugar Company, has been spoken
of as one under consideration by the
directors to succeed Weinzheimer.
In the meantime Frank Stark is hand
liner the affairs of the company.
The selection of Mr. Stark was
made because of his long connection
with the company, his demonstrated
abilities in agriculture, his experience
and the fact of his havng acted simi
larly on other occasons. This pre
cludes the necessity of haste in mak
ing a selection for permanent mana
ger. After the meeting of the Poneer di
rectors on Saturday it was announced
the appointment of Mr. Stark was
temporary in its nature and that the
permanent successor of Mr. Weinz
heimer would be a man who had
never been identified with the Hack
The directors of this company meet
monthly and it may be that the next
regular meeting wirl give some further
consideration to the question of man
agement. Meantime there are apt to
be heard many rumors as to a possi
ble selection with nothing definite to
back them up.
Mrs. A. E. Turner, of Kuiaha, who
for the past year and a half has been
with relatives in Baltimore and other
cities in the east and south, arrived
home by the CTaudine on Tuesday.
She stopped in Honolulu for several
weeks on her way back.
Mrs. John Fleming and children, of
Honolulu, are guests this : week of
Mrs. W. S. Nicoll, of Hamakuapoko.
Dr. J. H. Raymond, of Ulupalakua,
was a pasenger to Honolulu by Mon
day night's Mauna Kea.
Norman Wells, of Haiku, is
home for the Easter holidays from
Honolulu where he is a pupil at the
Honolulu Military Academy.
C. B. Gage, the well known Hono
lulu Ad Club booster, was on Maui
this week visiting some of the plan
A. I. Silva, of M. Mclnerny, Ltd.,
Honolulu, is making one of his periodi
cal visits to Maui this week.
Chas. G. Murasky, who has been
employed by the Howell Engineering
Company for the past year or more,
has taken a position with the Haiku
Fruit & Packing Company. He will
superintend the erection of some new
warehouses at Haiku.
Leslie E. Bailey, assistant superin
ttjimlpf the Haiku cannery for the
past u!fle years, left with his wife
for Honolulu last week where Mr.
Bailey has accepted a position as as
sistant inspector in charge of the
lighthouse service for the islands.
He was connected with the same ser
vice prior to coming to Haiku.
J. Haig McKcnzie, who is well
Known throughout the group, left
for Lahaina, Maui, yesterday morn
ing on the Mauna Kea He will
spend a few weeks on that island be
fore continuing bis journey to Hono
lulu. Ililo Tribune.
Harold W. Rice was in Honolulu
this week on a few days business
Harold W. Rice, of the livestock
committee of the Territorial Fair, is
on Kauai this week seeking to en
thuse stockmen of the Garden Island
in the interests of the big June exhi
bition. Pertinent Paragraphs
Hugh Howell, of the Howell En
gineering Company, is preparing to
move his family from his homestead
in Kuiaha to Wailuku. He has rent
ed the house recently occupied by
Judge Edings on Main street.
Mrs. George Wilbur has accepted
the position of substitute teacher in
the Wailuku public school, and will
assume her new duties with the open
ing of the spring term, next Monday.
George S. Raymond, supervising
principal of schools on this island,
and Miss Rebecca Elsie Copp, a
teacher in the Kealahou school, were
married at the Church of the Good
Shepherd, Wailuku, at 1 o'clock Wed
nesday afternoon. There were beau
tiful decorations, with Easter lilies,
etc. The bride came down the isle
on the arm of her father, who gave
her away. She was otherwise unattended.
j Personal Mention
Seeing Hawaii First
Getting Acquainted With Molokai And
West Maui In A Week On Likelike
Whales Off Lahaina
Making the rather unusual but what
is declared to be proving nn alto
gether delightful outing, three lady
members of the Honolulu Normal
school faculty, accompanied by A. F.
Cooke, of Honolulu, spent several
hours in Wailuku this morning. The
party left Honolulu last Tuesday
evening on board the Inter-Island
steamer Likelike for the round Irip,
which will get them back to Honolu
lu Sunday morning.
The Likelike is on the old Mikahala
run which covers the various Molokai
and west Maui ports. In the party
are Miss Margaret Cooke, Miss Mar
garet Shaw, Miss Roberts and Mr.
Cooke. In spite of rain and a rough
sea the party are all standing the trip
splendidly and thoroughly enjoying it.
They report counting 13a large water
falls on the windward side of Molo
kai in a distance of 30 miles.
Whales Off Lahaina
The party was also much interested
in watching two whales in the channel
between west Maui and Molokai
which they saw on both Wednesday
and Thursday. They were told at Ui
haina that the big sea mammals have
been frequently in the same vicinity
for the past week or more.
The visitors had hoped to motor
through central Maui today but were
deterred from making their up-country
trip on account of the rain and bad
To Handle Big Crop
(Continued from Page Ono.)
facilities Increased, and other en
largements made as fast, as possible.
At a recent meeting of the stock
holders following the securing of con
trol of the stock of both canneries by
Maui interests, Harold W. Rice was
elected president and general man
ager. W. A. Baldwin, former man
ager, will hereafter be manager of
the plantation and fruit production
end of the business. A. F. Tavares,
former manager of the Maui Pineapple
Company, has taken charge as fac
ory manager of the combined com
panies, while C. E. Barter will con
tinue as cannery superintendent.
The abolishing of the cannery at
Pauwela will mean an exedus of "a
very considerable part of the popula
tion of the little town, and a corres
ponding augmenting of the town of
Haiku. It is reported that the post
offlce at Pauwela may be abandoned
and the community served by the
Coming To Maui Soon
Regular trips will be made to Maui
by a new firm of portrait photograph
ers soon to open studios in Honolulu.
These trips will be made for the pur
pose of giving local residents the op
portunity of havng their portraits
made in their own home surroundings.
Instead of having to go to Honolulu
Home photography has become a
fad in the Eastern States for reasons
that are not hard to understand, in
that such pictures properly place the
subject in familar surroundings and
enable the artist more clearly and
definitely to depict his or her charac
teristics in an unusual way.
The new firm will be composed of
Mr. Kenneth Alexander and Mr.
Charles Bert hold, both well known in
the Islands for the clever work they
have been doing for a number of
years, Mr. Berthold having been the
operator for R. W. Perkins,
Later announcement will be made
of the first trip.
Haiku Farmers Plan
Fair Of Their Own
(Continued from Pago One.)
Honolulu for the territorial fair.
Practically every member of the as
sociation is expected to have some
exhibit either of animal or crop he
owns or has produced, or some im
plement or machine which has proved
of valje, or he will be expected to
descrioe for the benefit of his neigh
bors some method or experiment
which he has conducted.
The livestock and farm machinery
exhibits are to be quartered in tents
or temporary structures on the school
grounds, while specimens of house
hold arts and domestic economy will
find place in the school building.
A supper is to be served by the
ladies at 6 o'clock and later a dis
cussion and review of the work of the
district will be held.
The whole idea is based on getting
the people of the Haiku community
closer together in their work and play,
and judging from the enthusiasm with
which the fair is being planned its
success will be great. The commit
tee which was appointed by President
Frank H. Partridge to handle the
work consists of E. C. Moore, Frank
A. Miller, and Mrs. Will. J. Cooper.
Federal Shipping Board
Takes Wharf At Kaanapali
(Continued Irom Page One.)
nevertheless, one that calls for a rem
edy. Mr. Morse says that all the precau
tionn exercised along the Honolulu
waterfront would bo nullified if ves
sels touching at Kaanapali should be
the object of a movement to destroy
them. If the government deems a
strict guard here necessary to keep
all alien enemies from the water
front zone, similar action is justified
at Kaanapali in view of the presence
of alien enemies there. He is acting
on the ground that nothing should be
left undone to guard American ship
ping, where even a remote possibility
of danger exists in the presence of
alien enemies. While there may be
nothing to warant suspicion at I
haina, he says he cannot see his way
clear to take chances.
After learning Mr. Morse's ideas,
Attorney Huber declared he would
take the matter up with the Maul
sheriff and ascertain what precau
tions are being taken.
Mr. Morse favors a strict guard at
Kaanapali to scrutinize every person
approaching the landing, empowered
to prohibit entrance to doubtful per
sons and to admit no one except by
authorization of federal officials and
then only those whose business re
quires their presence there.
Mr. Morse's interest in the Kaana
pali situation is based on recent in
structions from the shipping board to
allow no persons of doubtful charac
ter to npproach any wharf, dock or
To Celebrate Our
Entry Into Big War
(Continued from Page One.)
gathering. C. D. Lufkin, chairman of
thp Mnui Liberty Loan committee,
will present medals to two boy scouts
won in the last Liberty Bond cam
paign. These prize winners are St.
Elmo Hart, of Wailuku, and Hikogi
Herashina, of Lahaina. Young
Hart disposed of $1200 worth of
bonds, while the Lahaina contestant
sold $1800. The medals are furnish
ed by the treasury department, and
are of handsome design in bronze.
Another speaker will be Prof. True
blood, of the University of Micnlgan,
who will deliver a 4 minute addreBS
appropriate to the occasion.
The local companies of the National
Guard are to be present to take part
in the exercises, and the Kamehame
ha School cadets, who will arrive from
Honolulu in the morning for their
annual camping trip will be present
The Wailuku Boy Scout troops will
also take part in a body, as will also
the boys of St. Anthony's school, the
Maui Cadets, Camp Fire Girls, and
Order of March
Following will bo the order of
march: Band; Wailuku Police; Com
missioned Staff; Co. "F," National
Guard; Citizens; Maui Cadets; Ka
mehameha School Cadets; Boy
Scouts; Brothers Frank's Boys; Camp
Fire Girls; School children.
The parade will form immediate
ly following the saluting of the
flag ceremony and will start from
the Maui Hotel corner, marching
down Main street to Market, along
Market to Vineyard, up Vineyard to
High, thence to courthouse and dis
band. Turn In Hoarded
Flour And Sugar
(Continued from Page One.)
steps will be taken to bring the penal
ties of the Food Law on those who
persist in hoarding these com
The Food Law provides a penalty of
$5,000 fine or two years in the Federal
Penitentiary for the hoarding of food
necessities. By hoarding is meant
having in possession a supply suf
ficient for more than thirty days.,
Buyers, therefore, who have enough
flour to last hem several mtpn,ths
are breaking the law and would be
subject to the penalties if prosecu
tion were started.
We ask the householders of Hawaii
to voluntarily return their excess sup
plies. If this is not done within a
reasonable time, steps will be taken
to make examples of offenders.
J. F. CHILD,
Food Administrator for Hawaii.
'A NASTY THING
"The food wanted by mankind does
not exist. The word shortage is not
strong enough for the situation. To
put the matter bluntly, the whole
world is up against a nasty thing,
familiar to the people of India, call
"British Food Controller."
In the Circuit Court at 10 g'c'lock
this morning the remaining, unfinish
ed criminal cases on the calendar
were deferred over to the term in
The civil calendar was then called
and the cases set, many to be taken
up in the remaining days of the term
and some in vacation. -
In The Churches
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 10:40 a. m. Church School.
The service planned for last Sun
day in the planting of the ivy about
the church building will take place.
The public is invited.
7:00 to 7:30 P. M. Organ Recital by
7:30 Preaching service. The Kame
hameha Boys School will attend ser
vice and will sing special music.
To the services of this Church
everyone is most cordially invited.
The "Bright Monday Club" will
meet as usual directly after school
on Friday in the Sunday school room.
CHURCH OF THE
Rector, Rer. J. Charles Villiers.
Easter services at the Church of the
The services at the Church of the
Good Shepherd on Easter Sunday
were in keeping with the day.
There was a large congregation, the
Church being crowded to the doors
The chancel and altar of the church
were beautifully decorated with a
profusion of Easter and Cnllar lilies.
The choir sang several chants and
anthems, and led the congregational
pinging into a way that did credit to it.
The sermon, of the rector, a synop
sis of which appear in another col
umn, was on "The Hope of the Res
urection.' KAHULUI UNION CHURCH
Ellis E. Pleasant, Minister.
Sunday-school 10 o'clock.
Evening service of worship 7:30.
The service next Sunday evening
will be patriotic in character, having
special reference to the nnniversary
of America's entrance into the war
and of the starting of the 3rd., Li
berty Loan. The general public is in
vited to attend.
The Ladies' society will hold a
rummage sale Saturday, April 13.
The Communion Service will be
held at the service on Sunday even
ing April 14.
MAKAWAO UNION CHURCH
A. Craig Bowdish, Minister.
10:00 Special Easter program.
which was postponed last week on
account of rain.
11:00 Communion and the recep
tion of members.
At the Makawao Union Church the
Easter music centered in Dudley
Buck s Christ, the Victor", which was
rendered with much feeling and
spirit. The soloists were Messrs. H.
W. Baldwin, David Rattray and Mrs.
L. C. Jones. The choruses were well
sustained. Dr. J. H. Williams gave a
short talk to the children on the re
newal of life at the springtime in the
In the evening, Dr. Williams em
phasized the influence of other worlds
upon ours and also upon the human
race. The tides are the result of the
action of the moon and every sunrise
brings anew the heat and light that
bring great results to nature and
every individual. Carry the thought
further and other worlds of that and
love, of God and Jesus Christ, bring
their influences to bear upon indivi
duals whether this power is accepted
or not. The fact that any one dis
believes or denies these influences of
other worlds upon himself or the
race does not destroy their reality,
or keep others from making the most
of them in life and death. Christ s
resurection was the supreme evi
dence of the influence of other worlds
DR. WILLIAMS GOES TO KOHALA
The Rev. J. H. Williams who has
been speaking at the Makawao Union
Church for the past four Sundays,
left on Wednesday for Kohala where
he will supply for the next three
Dr. Williams is a clear, forceful
speaker who carries his hearers easi
ly into the deep analysis, of life. Dr.
and Mrs. Williams have greatly en
deared themselves to the people of
central Maui during their stay here.
Juries Fail To Convict
Three Hana Officials
(Continued from Tage One.)
for playing pool for money with young
men of Hana, has resulted in some
thing of a sensation and much feel
ing has been displayed In the matter.
John Chalmers, manager of the Ka
eleku Sugar Company, was accused
by the defendants during the trial of
having instigated the indictments for
reasons of personal spile. The fact
that he had been chiefly instrumental
in employing Case and Vincent as at
torneys to prosecute the charges, in
stead of leaving this to County at
torney Bevins, was also made much
of by the defense. Apparently this
argument that the defendants were
being hounded for personal reasons
and not for a little innocent pastime
in which they may have indulged, had
great weight with the jury.
The trial of a Japanese named S.
Hasegawa, proprietor of the pool
room where the alleged gambling
took place, charging him with con
ducting a gambling game, has been
continued till the next term of court,
as was also the retrial of the Paia-
kiko case. It is reported that the
matter is to be brought to the atten
tion of the supremo court on a peti
tion to remove the district magistrate
ag. being an unfit person to hold such