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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, APRIL 19, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
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FRIDAY :: :: :: APRIL, 19, 1918
BE WISE BUY LIBERTY BONDS NOW
Hawaii's quota of the Third Liberty Loan is $3,600,000. Only
about two-thirds of this amount has been thus far subscribed. Another
week remains before the drive will end for the Islands, and the full
.'mount or more must be raised within that time. It is a matter that
Hawaii cannot afford to fall down on. This territory is wealthier per
capita many times over than most other parts of the United States. It
would be humiliating should we fail to make good.
Here on Maui there has been a prompt response from man-, but
tlicre are also many others who are delaying making their subscriptions.
No one should feel that his or her subscription is not needed because
icrhaps it must be small. This is everybody's war and everybody can
and must help. Besides it is in self-interest to do so. Uncle Sam is ask
ing for a total of three billion dollars in this loan. Up to the present
t:me something over one billion has been subscribed. Should the mo
ney needed not be raised it will be up to the Congress to get the money
in other manner and that must be by heavier taxation.
The man who buys a bond is not making a donation. He is mak
ing one of the best investments possible. 1 lis money is safer than in
his own pocket and he is saving against old age. Don't feel that you
are making a patriotic sacrifice when you agree to buy a bond. You
aie simply performing a duty and at the same time benefitting your self.
Don't wait to be asked Do it NOW.
THE HUN CAUSE IS LOST
Though late reports from the battle front in Europe arc more re
assuring than for some days past, there is no doubt but that a crisis
in the war has been reached and that the situation is most serious. The
assurance that the German gains have been of more "sentimental" than
actual value, and won at frightful cost of flesh and blood to the enemy,
still leaves a doubt. For it must be remembered that it was not until
weeks after the-reverses of the French and British in the earlier
campaigns of the war that the world finally learned that there had been
real reverses at all.
But if the Germans have not been able to drive their way to the
channel ports, if they are still held at a safe distance from Paris, and
if the titanic assaults which have been the feature of the past month
, have spent their force, the situation is far from dark. The last desperate
hope of the Hun was doubtless to crush the French and British hope
lessly before America was able to wake a material showing. That
he has failed in this seems certain, while every week sees the American
strength in France increasing.
America has been a year in the war and has now about caught
the stride. The preliminaries are well out of the way. A great army
has been created. A new airplane has been perfected and standardized
so that it is now being turned out like Ford automobiles. In like
manner munitions and guns are striking the pace, and our ship-building
program, while not so swift as the occasion demands, is still accomplish
ing marvels under the circumstances. By late summer, or early fall it
was expected that we should have a really effective force in the field.
'i his expectation bids fair to be carried out even earlier than expected.
When this time comes the war will see the beginning of the end
It may not be possible to fully concentrate our strength before next
year, but the end will be the same. Germany is bleeding herself Wib ril
while as a whele the Allies have been growing steadily stronger and
THE COMING GOVERNOR
lie for the stockholders of the plantation. Mr. Collins is not only a good
business man, whose experience in the sugar industry should insure
ample success for the big business which he will control, but he is an
American. If there has been a Prussian atmosphere in Lahaina in the
past, it is quite certain there will not be in the future. The directors of
Pioneer should be congratulated in their selection, and Maui should
be proud in having been able to furnish the man for the place.
191 S IV A R GARDENS
"I nearly broke my back to have a big garden last year and the
seed was so poor half of it didn't come up. I bought fertilizer that
wouldn't fertilize and then I couldn't get enough help to take care of
what did grow." So ran the plaint of the woman from Jersey.
There were many such wails from last year's gardeners. But
docs that mean that all such effort was wasted? Certainly not. An
inspiring patriotic consciousness brought forth an enormous response
to the country's call for increased production. From a garden stand
point it was an experiment. A woman who has scarcely known a hoe
from a golf slick cannot expect a hundred percent success from her
first gardening effort.
It is estimated that there were 1,150,000 acres of city and town
land under cultivation last year. Some 25 of these garden plots were
failures. Probably not more than 10 will fail this year.
There may be a shortage of seed, however, so that judgment should
be used to avoid too lavish a use of it. Congressman are carefully
editing their free seed list and sending only to those constituents who
But remember that reduced cost is not the prime motive in war
gardening. Even if, (like Horace Grcely, your potatoes should cost a
dollar apiece,) you arc releasing just so much to current trade. And
that means just so much to send to France.
Early planning and sane judgment will minimize garden waste and
Remember the following things :
The largest possible productiveness is the goal.
It is standard foods and not rare varieties where results may be
uncertain, that should be planted in war-time gardens.
"Greens" have an important place in the summer diet, riant as
many varieties as possible; spinach, Swiss chard, Brussels sprouts,
cabbage, cauliflower, celery and asparagus.
Study the seed catalogs now and you will get many suggestions.
Such vegetables as beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, etc.,
are not only a joy to pick and eat fresh from your own garden but when
canned will help enormously in next winter's rationing.
If your garden is large enough to plant root vegetables to any
extent, be sure and plan for their proper storage next winter. If your
ground space is limited, be willing to sacrifice flower gardens and decor
ative effects in order to grow the necessary food stuffs in your own
Above all, remember that you are trying to produce just enough
to feed your own family or perhaps a neighbor who can share your
garden by reaching across the fence but that you are not risking any
waste from an extra garden supply that you have no adequate way of
Judgment, sanity and intelligence ihould govern the planting of 1918
FOOD SAVING IN TERMS OF SHIPS .
"What has the Liberty Loan to do with the refrigeration business?"
was asked by a subscriber in the fastnessess of the Rocky Mountains
of the editor of the Refrigeration World. The answer was sound and
"At this critical time the success or failure of the impending loan
have more to do with refrigeration than even the machinery and chem
icals used in producing refrigeration. If the loan fails, everything else
w.'ll fail with it. All business will eventually be prostrated; nothing
It is the business of every business and business man in the United
States to see that the Liberty Loan does not fail. They should buy
Liberty Bonds; they should encourage and assist others to buy them.
No business in the United Stales is going to succeed if the Liberty
yoan fails if the Nation fails.
It is better business to buy Liberty Bonds than to pay indemnities
to a victorious Germany ; it is better business to win this war than to
lave our foreign commerce subject to the dictation of the Potsdam
The welfare, the success, the prosperity, the liberty, and the happi-
t:ess of every true American is bound up in the Nation's success. We
rc not fighting alone for material interest, for annexations or indemni
ties. We are fighting for freedom and justice and humanity and civili-
7alion. But we are also fighting for the maintenance of our commercial
rights, for the rights of our citizens to pursue their lawful journeys
on the seas and transport their commerce to foreign markets.
It is patriotic, and a duty, to buy Liberty Bonds. It is also good
business to do it.
THE LATE SENATOR STONE
In nominating Charles J. McCarthy to be governor of Hawaii,
President Wilson has probably made the most satisfactory apointment
that lay in his power. News of the nomination, which reached Maui
jesterday afternoon, called forth expression of this opinion from almos
ail quarters. Mr. McCarthy will come as near as possible to satisfying
the various factions of the democratic party in the territory, while at
iiie same time republicans and the public generally will give him their
confidence with a large degree of freedom. It is quite certain that none
ot the several other candidates mentioned for the honor could have re
ceived the appointment without arousing antagonism or distrust from
considerable factions of his own party if not from community generally.
Mr. McCarthy has proven himself a good citizen with a level head.
He has won the esteem and respect of those who have come in contact
with him in his public and private life during the past quarter of a
century. As treasurer of the city and county of Honolulu and later as
treasurer of the territory he has made good. He will doubtless fill the
highest office in the Islands with credit to himself and satisfaction to
the public he will serve.
MURDER AND PATRIOTISM
Thinly veiled condonation of the killing of one man by another
is contained in some of the Island press because the victim is alleged to
have been an I. W. W. and a pro-German. Such an attitude is wrong
.nd true patriotism cannot excuse such a crime. Now is the time to
l.eep heads cool. The man who carries a gun and shoots down another
in "a flame of loyalty" may be all American, but he isn't a good citizen.
America's part in this war should be distinguished by the self-control
ot her patriots and not by lynchings and murders committed in the name
It is only necessary to think of food saving in terms of ships to
realize the necessity of food conservation by substitution. The demands
on our merchant shipping are greater than ever and though the sub
marine is not proving the menace it was intended, it is also true that
the shipbuilding has not yet replaced the losses.
In France, the building of new ships to replace the submarine
losses has been practically at a standstill. England's output is still
'ss than normal. Japan is hampered by lack of materials. America's
new fleet is yet to be built.
This shortage in tonnage, then, means that as regards food every
inch of shipping space must be made to count. Not only must the
s'iR'trtest routes be chosen but all food must be carried in the most con
densed form possible. The former means that the more remote sources
of supply have been cut off both from Europe and ourselves for the
period of the war and the latter means that it has now become our
patriotic duty to eat but sparingly products that can be most easily
The sinking by enemy submarines amounts to over 6,000,000 tons,
averaging about 38 ships a month. America is not yet able to make
any appreciable contribution to the shipping resources of her Associates
in this war. One thing she can do and is doing, however, is to save
of those foods that, can be shipped most safely and in the most con
densed form and to eat of other things herself.
For this war-time feeding of ourselves and the Allies is not alone
a matter of increased production and decreased consumption but also
a question of transportation. The congestion of railroad facilities in
nur own country has handicapped distribution and increased the cost
of food supplies.
But no matter what our own internal economic situation is, our
saving and substitution of food stuffs is a problem of sheer humanity.
So long as we can afford to buy other foods at any price we must eat
of them and save the foods so badly needed over there.
The food problem among the Allies has become an international
one and with the collaboration of the American ambassadors abroad,
the ground work has already been laid for handling and transporting
the vast supplies required from us.
Our own part in furnishing these is to produce more and to eat
less of those foods most easily shipped. To do this conscientiously
and consistently is no longer a matter of altruisum but a straight path
of obligation towards our Associates who have been bearing the brunt
of this world menace to individual freedom.
THE NEW PIONEER MANAGER
Announcement of the appointment of Arthur W. Collins as manager
of the Pioneer Mill Company, is excellent news for Lahaina and should
Since the battle of Picardy since the terrible German thrust
toward the channel ports now in progress the war needs the winning
more than ever, and if, as is so often declared, food conservation will
do it, it is surely "up" to Maui women to experiment, to compose
recipes and menus that will save the great 'war" foods, wheat flour
sugar, beef, etc. and send samples to the June fair in Honolulu.
It goes without saying that these "subst;tute" viands must be at
tractive and palatable.
All "war" menus should be sent to Haiku, to Mrs. W. A. Baldwin,
who heads that committee.
THE LIBERTY LOAN AND BUSINES
United States Senator William J. Stone, who died on Monday, was
a most remarkable man and had a remarkable career. He had a wond
erful mind and frequently used it in public matters with telling effect.
He had the peculiar trait of being "against" almost everything of
supplying opposition to every important public policy and yet his re
markable capabilities (many times directed wrongfully) served to make
and keep him in a political position for several years possibly more
important than that of the vice-president of the United States.
In a speech in the House of Representatives Speaker Champ Clark
is quoted as saying: "Every Congressmen who comes here, I do not
care where he comes from or what he is, has to learn to be a Congress
man, and the reputation that a man has outside of this House does
him precious little good when he gets into this House. He must learn
to be a Congressman just like a man learns to be a carpenter, a black
smith or anything of that sort . Very, very true, lhe trouble m the
past has been, however, that too many of the representatives of the
people in Washington become "Congressmen" and nothing else.
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