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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, MAY 10, 1918.
Wit UN MEN SHH RED
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Pott Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, aa second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietor! and Publiihera
Subscription Rates, $2.50 per Year in Advance.
WILL. J. COOPER : : EDITOR AND MANAGER
FRIDAY : : : MAY 10. 1918.
MAUI NEWS' PLAN TO AID THRIFT STAMP CAMPAIGN
This is an editorial for the boys and girls of Maui.
The MAUI NEWS wants to help in the Thrift Stamp campaign.
We have thought of a way ly which we can help every boy and girl
in Maui to add to his Thrift Stamp collection.
We will give Two Thrift Stamps for every new subscriber secured
for the MAUI NEWS between now and the close of school.
On top of this we wilt give to ever- boy or girl who secures Ten
new subscribers to the MAUI NEWS, a bonus of One $5 War Savings
Stamp. In other words, for 10 new subscribers we will pay you
Twenty Thrift Stamps and One $5 War Savings Stamp.
But this is not all.
For every renewal subscription we will give One Thrift Stamp
.'or each year. For example, if some one who now takes the MAUI
NEWS renews his subscription for 1 year (paying $2.50 in advance)
you wilfget 1 Thrift Stamp. If he pays for 2 years in advance ($5),
we will give you 2 Thrift Stamps. For 3 years in advance ($7.50),
you earn 3 Thrift Stamps. And so on.
If a new subscriber pays for more than 1 year, you will receive 2
"Thrift Stamps for the first year, and 1 Thrift Stamp for each other
year you collect the money for.
Now get it straight
2 Thrift Stamps for each ttczv subscriber.
1 $5 War Savings Stamp for every Ten new subscribers.
1 Thrift Stamp for every year's subscription paid for after the
1 Thrift Stamp for each year of a renewal subscription.
If you want to earn Savings Stamps, this is the easiest way you can
vj it. Fill out and send us the coupon below and we will send you a
Receipt Book to use in getting subscriptions. You can start right now.
T he ones that start first are the ones who' will get the most stamps.
You will have only a few weeks, for the contest will end with the
closing of the public schools.
MAUI NEWS' WAR SAVINGS STAMP CONTEST
Maui Publishing Company, Ltd.,
Gentlemen : I want to enter your contest. Tlease send mc
Receipt Book for taking subscriptions to the MAUI NEWS.
(Sign your name here.)
(rost Offlee Addrcs3.)
(Name of School you Attend.)
Long has the Australian man been known for his chivalry towards
a foe. Yet after a battle in Flanders, two Australian regiments went
over the battlefield and killed every wounded German on the field.
Australian soldiers, schoolmates some of them, told mc this themselves.
Because two clays before, they found five Australian Red Cross
nurses, men nurses, crucified to barn doors with German swords; be
cause on that very morning a French major on the flank of the Aus
tralian line in this attack came to the Australian colonel and, taking
I'.'m by the lapel of his coat, pulled him across the way to a little village
butcher shop where, hanging to eleven meat hooks, were the bodies of
eleven little boys caught by the throat on these meat hooks, From an
address by John R. Rathon, editor of the Providence Journal.
We pray that American troops may never have to make any such
apology. Horrible as are the atrocities of the Hun at war, and hard
as it may be to resist the impulse towards reprisals in kind, every Am
erican will hope in his heart that our boys will resist the temptation.
Two wrongs never made a right, and there is nothing to be gained by
vanton butchery. The barbarities of the enemy must undoubtedly
serve to bring nearer then of the war by steeling our arms to greater
effort. But may we come home from France with hands clean of the
Mood of helpless wounded, or of women and children.
MORE AND MORE AND MORE!
Save more wheat, and more, and more!
Necessity tightens its grip. What was sufficient for yesterday, is
not enough for today. The long drain on Uncle Sam's wheat bin this
winter has begun to tell.
Today, the wheat crisis abroad has grown still more acute. This
is the fag-end of the cereal supply, the last few months before the new
harvest. The Allies' home supply is at its lowest. Their need for out
s'dc help is at its highest." The Allies cannot hope to meet the crisis
on the first line trench unless we assure them help in the food-crisis
that threatens their rear guard of brave men, women and children left
behind to build ships, make munitions and prepare clothing for those
at the front. . .
This is the reason the call has come that we must save still more
wheat to give the Allies, says the Food Administration. Instead of
reducing our wheat consumption one-third as we' have been urged to
do, we must now reduce it one-half.
This means that each person must limit his or her consumption of
wheat products to one and one-half pounds per week.
Now, one pound of wheat flour should make one and three-fourths
pounds of Victory Bread. Each one may accordingly eat one and
three-fourths pounds of Victory Bread a week, or four ordinary sized
slices of Victory Bread a day. This is ample. With skillful planning,
in fact, most people should be able to get along with half of this ration.
With corn, oatmeal, or some other whcatless hot bread for breakfast
and w ith plenty of rice, hominy, or potatoes at dinner, no bread at all
need be used. This leaves four slices of Victory Bread for lunch or
supper, when most people will be content with two.
The half pound of wheat left after the pound of wheat flour is
taken for Victory Bread will be ample ration per person for use in
cooking, making pastry, or in macaroni or spaghetti, both of which are
With the realization that a wall of wheat will stop the advance
oi the Hun through our lines we are determined to do our all to meet
the plea, "Send wheat and more and more!"
THE BOYS' WORKING RESERVE
MAUI "OVER THE TOP" FOR RED CROSS
Maui has again gone "over the top". Although the Red Cross Week
drive is still on we have exceeded our quota. This is a matter of con
gratulation but not a signal for sitting back in self-complacency. All
we can do is none too much.
Much credit is due to Harold Rice, who directed the Maui drive
and who is responsible for the very efficient organization. But no one
has a monopoly in this respect. The boys and girls who got out and
hustled for dimes are equally entitled to praise.
If you have not already contributed to the Red Cross, get in touch
with those heading the drive in your district and contribute generously.
The Red Cross needs every dollar so that it may be better prepared for
any emergency. Don't be a slacker in this.
The boys over there are fighting our battle and the battle of human
ity and we must not fail to do our share.Our quota was set at $60,000.00.
Up to last night $61,030.05 had been collected. This, however, includes
the subscriptions of $24,462.50 which the Kahului Railroad Co. and the
1 lantations of Maui subscribed.
Maui and the Territory have all gone over the top. Let Hawaii
set an example to the rest of the United States whose drive for funds
is to follow ours.
The men heading the drive for the different districts are: G. C.
Munro, Lanai; W, L. Decoto, Lahaina; II. B. Penhallow, and Brother
Frank. Wailuku; William Walsh, Kahului; J. B. Thomson, Puuncne;
11. A. Baldwin, Paia; W. A. Baldwin, Haiku; L. von Tempsky, Maka
wao; George Copp, Kula; W. F. Pogue, Kailua; and Charles Bailey,
The Boys' Working Reserve is something that probably few persons
as yet know much about, but which is destined to become widely known
before long. It is one of the various movements launched by the na
tional food administration, and one which Mr. Hoover believes will
be of greatest importance.
The idea is to enlist the boys of the country as workers in produc
tive occupations. On the mainland boys and young men under the
draft age are to be offered to employers for work suited to their strength
and skill. They are to be sent from the cities to the farms in large num
bers to help produce the food of the nation.
Here in the Islands the movement is also getting under way. ihe
plan is to establish a sort of clearing house or labor bureau in Honolu
lu, through which arraagements will be made with employers to make
use of boy labor under proper restrictions. The boys are to be en
couraged to enlist for this work as a patriotic duty. Boys of all nation
alities will be given places on the plantations at the close of their school
year, according to the plans. They will be there to work, but their
welfare will be carefully looked after, and a spirit of patriotic competi
tion is counted upon to take away the drudgery of necessary toil.
Tn England and r ranee the services of boys have been of most vital
importance. W hue it is to be hoped that America will not be pressed
to the extreme that these countries-have in exploiting its generation of
tomorrow, there is no question but that, under proper direction, our boys
will be able to fill many of the gaps in the industrial ranks caused by the
demands of 'the war. Morco'ver the experience should be good for the
boys. The chief thing to be guarded against is that the enthusiasm for
the work is not permitted to interfere with the schooling of the workers.
SHAKE UP THE FOOD COMMISSION
II OMESTEAD1NG UNDER DIFFICULTIES
The Haiku homestead enterprise has not been a failure despite
the impression to that effect that some persons hold. The whole ter
ritory is richer in many ways on account of the efforts that have gone
into the experiment. Without the experience gained in the past 5
years at Haiku, the territory would have been much less prepared to
meet the war food crisis that was the case. And the end is not yet
Nor should it be forgotten that whatever has been accomplished
at Haiku has been in spite of unnatural odds. The first pineapple crop
of the settlers was a practical loss due to the wettest year on record,
lack of roads, and panic prices for fruit at the canneries, lhis turned
attention to other possible crops with the result that the possibilities of
diversified agriculture was spread throughout the islands through the
hard-bought experience of the Haiku farmers.
F. G. Krauss, director of the Haiku experiment station, and him
self an enthusiastic homesteader, has just compiled rainfall data which
show that the homesteaders have suffered from both the wettest and
the driest years on record, and this within the short space of 5 years
The suggestion that the profits from sugar raised on public lands
be turned over to Uncle Sam is the acid test of the disinterestedness
of a lot of folk who have been urging the withdrawal of all public
lands from homesteading in order that the world's need for sugar may
be supplied. We move the previous question. Let us see what we
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The row which is going on in the territorial food commission
rot edifying. Moreover, while it seems to have shaken the commission
out of its long period of lethargy, it cannot continue without seriously
crippling the usefulness of the body. Governor McCarthy should make
the straightening out of this mess one of his first orders of business
when he takes his seat, or the legislature should. table the cards and
call for a new deal.
Carping criticism of the President is in poor taste these davs. In
fact it is quite de trop in good American society. Americans who two
j ears ago voted against Mr. Wilson and who strongly opposed his
policies, are now backing him to a man. There are no democrats or
republicans any more just plain Americans and alien enemies. And
the Americans have undertaken a job that they are going to see
through. They will not brook any back-biting or petty fault finding.
It is high time for every one who claims to be American to get his
shoulders into the collar for -real team work. The day of grace for
lukewarm Americanism has past, and the man who doesn't know
where he stands is likely to very suddenly have his status fixed for him.
Get into the game or get off the field!
The resignation of Albert Falke, manager of the Pacific Guano &
Fertilizer Company, under the Hack f eld regime, has been accepted.
There will not be much sympathy felt for him. Falke has been a
resident of the country for over a score of years but never thought it
worth while to cut loose from Germany and become an American
c'.tizen. In fact there isn't much to be said for any alien who is willing
to make his home for years in America, enjoy its privilege and wax fat
under the protection of its flag, and still is unwilling to assume the
responsibilities of American citizenship.
The official Red Cross costume isn't exactly a beautiful creation
f.ut it is one of the most significant signs of the times. When hun
dreds of thousands of women are willing to submerge their personality
through the leveling medium of a uniform, it means that the wearers
are in dead earnest. The Red Cross movement is one of the biggest
things in the world today, and it is largely the sincerity of the women
that is making it so.
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