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THE MAUI NEWS, l'RIDAY, MAY 17, 1917.
We&41 Proof Corn
Now A Possibility
Department Of Agriculture Points
Out How Big Loss In South May
Be Prevented Should Interest
One of tho serious obstacles to corn
raising in Hawaii is the- inroads of
the grain weevil and other insects
which infest much of the grain while
it Is yet in the field. The possibility
of largely overcoming this trouble by
growing only corn with tight husks,
is advanced by the department of
agriculture in a recent bulletin.
A digest of the bulletin says:
"Corn growers of the South are
urged by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture to select seed
ears this spring that have long, tight
shuchs. It has been found that such
husks are effective in reducing insect
injury by barring the weevil and oth
er insects from the corn. While the
growing of corn is increasing rapidly
in the South, a region wonderful
adapted to the production of this
food crop, the prevalence of insects
is nn obstacle which stands in the way
of most profitable returns. Just now
when it is essential that all possible
waste be prevented and that food
production ho Increased as much as
possible It Is important that this
measure be taken to reduce insect
Long, Tight Husks Resist Weevils
"The fact that the corn crop Is
usually stored in husks In Southern
States makes It possible to consider
the husks as well as the ear in the
selection of seed this'spring. Experi
ments have nhown that husk cover
ings extending well beyond the tips
of the ears and closing tightly about
the silks will resist weevils success
fully. The average results from 14
representative southern varieties
show about 40 per cent of the ears to
be weevil proof in this way. It has
been found that in weevil-infested
sections the ears with tips protrud
ing from tho husks or with loose, open
husks easily become infested and are
often seriously damaged before they
can be eafely stored, and that many
of them after several months in stor
age are worthless.
Opportunity For Corn Breeder
"Here is a rare opportunity for the
corn breeder. While striving to
poduce perfect seed ears he should
also keep in mind the protection from
weevil injury that Is given by long,
tight husks. The best plan, is to
select the seed ears in the fall from
the standing corn, but in the spring
the cars should be looked over care
fully to see that the husks have been
sufficiently tight to prevent weevU
"Husk protection Involves no addi
tional cost, as is the case when fumi
gation methods are used to combat
the weevil, and it is effective to the
extent of Its development. Grow the
best husk-protected corn, store the
weevil-proof ears in their husks, and
shell and clean and feed or sell the
unprotected ears as early as possible
after the harvest season."
RED CROSS ITEMS
The unit meets on Wednesday at
the homo of Mrs. Hardy. In spite of
two week9 of wet weather in which
no meetings were held the following
articles were made in April and the
first week in May:
50 pairs pajamas.
26 under shirts.
5 under drawers.
55 pairs bed socks.
5 pairs operating leggins.
682 layette articles.
Two new units, one in Haiku and
one in Kaupakalua are contemplating
starting work. A new unit at Grove
Camp is under the- supervision of
Miss Silva and doing excellent work.
KUMITARA In Honolulu, M .y 12
1918, Shini Kumitara, of Wailuku,
Maui, unmarried, laborer, native i f
Japan, fifty-eight years oid. lhiried
last Sunday in Kalaepohaku ceme
If they will promise not to repeat
It, we will not mention the bone-head
Wailuku pulled In the fifth.
Maher sent them In with such
speed that even the Ump couldn't see
them at timeB.
Except for the first inning Wailuku
Seniors played an errorless game.
Excepting of course, the fearful
Among the boys seen in action for
the first time, Frank Bal shows
promise both in tho garden and at
With Maher in tho box, and a run
ner on the base, at second
had our sympathy.
Akion made a pretty catch In the
second Inning when he Bpeared a
Texas leaguer bound for the right
It was a pleasure to see the good
uportraanship but hard fighting all
through the games Sunday.
Good Stuff, and just what Is wanted.
Better be out to see this next game
Season now about at its best for
growing conditions. Visited home
gardens and Japanese and Chinese
truck gardens and find all doing
nicely. Favorable reports coming in
from all parts of this district.
C. D. Lufkln
In a conference with Mr. I.ul'kin he
reports favorably on tho response to
the rules and regulations laid down
by tho Food Administration for baker
ies, restaurants, etc. Mr. Lufkln has
succeeded in making the matter clear
to them nil In his district and no
further trouble is anticipated.
Upon inspection of school gardens
the conditions look very encouraging.
Keen interest is shown everywhere.
Garden Contest on Maui to close
about May 31st, so as to give judges
and committee time to get in final
judging and award winner their
prizes and arrange trip of winners to
the Territorial Fair.
Mr. F. N. Lufkln who is in charge
of regulations of bakeries, restaur
ants, etc., in Lahaina district, reports
no cause for complaints at present
although some trouble was experienc
ed in working rules into effect.
Much credit is due the manage
ment of the school garden work. Much
improvement and development work
going on all the time. Growing con
ditions good at present.
Alfalfa, Pioneer Mill Co.
Alfalfa on the l'ioneer Mill Co.'s
lands at Pukalil now being harvested
and giving good results. Quality is
first class and weights heavy.
Potatoes also in this section give
promise of a good crop.
Mr. Gannon reports a reduction of
wheat sales by a large margin over
that of last year. He may not handle
any wheat proudcts in the future.
Spent a day with Japanese formers
who are continually at the spraying
of potatoes. They have learned that
spray is a life saver to their potato
Grove Ranch Corn
Conditions at the Ranch good at
present. Corn is now earing out
well and gives promise of a good
crop. Weather conditions good at
present for corn.
F. G. Krauss
Working with Mr. Krauss on his
Territorial Fair work. Exhibits shap
ing themselves and people very much
Maul Agricultural Co.'s corn plant
ings here making a fine showing.
With continued fine weather a large
crop can be expected.
Peanuts on a large area doing well,
yield should be heavy.
Pigs getting along well and a good
Increase in young pigs. This ex
perimental farm has proved most sat
isfactory to the plantation.
The Woman's Committee are com
piling a book of recipes on Hawaiian
fish for distribution at the Territorial
Fair. Reports from the other Islands
show that the Food Pledge Card cam
paigns are now about completed.
The work of demonstrating the
preparation and use of War Time
Recipes is now being planned by the
committee. The first work of this
kind to be undertaken by the Wo
man's Committee will be immediately
following the Fair, at which time
Mrs. Andrews will accompany Mrs.
Russel on a tour of the island of Ha
waii. Historic Cup To Be
Auctioned At Big Fair
Honolulu, May 8 For the benefit
of either the Red Cros3 or the Blue
Cross, a historic silver cup, given by
King Kamehameha III to the late
Captain Cumming3 in 1851, will be
sold to tho highest bidder at the Ter
ritorial Fair next June.
This trophy was won by Captain
Cummings for the best pair of working
oxen exhibited at the first livestock
show ever held in the Islands. The
exhibit was conducted, by the Royal
Hawaiian Agricultural Society, which
was encouraged and patronized by
the King, who gave practically all the
The cup that is to be auctioned at
the Territorial Fair Is at present own
ed by Julian Monsarrat, of Pahala,
Hawaii, who has offered it for the
purpose mentioned. It will bo on ex
hibit together with a large collection
of other trophies won at the early Ha
waiian fairs. A special premium is to
be given for the best individual dis
play of then relics.
The Blue Cross, for which the Cum
mings cup may be sold, is doing the
same humanitarian work for dumb
animals in the European war zone
that the Red Cross does for the sol
diers and civilian, victims of Hun
M. A. Co. Raises Good
Peanuts And Corn
The Maui Agricultural Company is
at present harvesting 35 acres of pea
nuts from an experimental planting
of 50 acres above Hamakuapoko. H.
I). Sloggett. who has direct charge of
this experimental work, states that
the yield promises to bo very satis
factory. The pea vines will be used
to feed the large herd of hogs which
is another new enterprise of the com
pany. A field of 140 acres of corn planted
in February is now ripening, on the
M. A. Co3., land, which County Agent
Watt declares is about the best he
has yet seen on Maui.
CHURCH OF GOOD SHEPHERD
Whit-Sunday. May 19th.
Holy Communion, in 1 lie morning,
at 8 o'clork.
Sunday School, at 10.
.Morning Prayer, and sermon, at 11.
Strangers are invited to all serT
ices. A welcome to everybody.
J. Charles Villiers, Rector.
MAKAWAO UNION CHURCH
A. Craig Howdish, Minister.
10:00 Sunday School.
11:00 Morning Service
By Rev. J. Charles Villiers
(Church of the Good Shepherd)
In recent, years a day known as
"Mothers' Hay" has been observed by
the various religious denominations in
tho United States. In our own 'Mo
ther Church' what is known ar.
"Mothering Day" has been annually
observed for centuries, indeed from
time immemorial. The custom of the
day, especially in the rural parts of
England, is for sons and daughters,
iesiiiing away from homo to visit
their parent:: on "Mothering Day".
America i.j a country of such vast
extent as to make such a custom im
possible of general observance. But
the day might bo observed here
through the medium of letters sent
by sons and daughters, away from
home, to their parents, to be read by
the parents on "Mothering" or
War correspondents, and others,
who have been at the front, during
the present war, are constantly tell
ing us, in the press, how tho soldiers,
at the front, look and long for letters
from the folks at home. Most touch
ing are some or the stories which
have been written on the subject.
Nearly every writer assures us that
few are the soldiers lacking the "hom
ing instinct". The great actor Soth
ern, who has recently come back from
a visit "over there", in a published
letter tells of the peculiar loneliness
to which the American soldiers, at
the front, thousands of miles away
from home, are subjects. "I saw" he
says "boys sitting in an American, Y.
M. C. A. hut, mud-covered and worn,
watching a middle-aged woman serv
ing sandwiches, chocolate, and cigar
ets. At one time she turned to a
soldier and said 'Is there anything I
can do for you?' The soldier shook
his head, and said: 'No lady, I just
want to hear you talk.' " Such a story
discloses the longing for home there
is, or for news from home, in many
a soldier's heart, and the disappoint
ment he must feel when the long
looked for letter from home does not
come. But the longing of the soldier
to hear from his mother, is not great
er, than the longing of the mother to
hear from her soldier boy. A good
mother, not unnaturally, longs to keep
in close touch with her children that
she may have the opportunity to ex
press to them her sympathy with
them, and her interest in their wel
fare. There are no more influential fac
tors that enter into the making of
noble character than those which
come from the motherhood that ful
fills its divine functions. "All that I
have ever accomplished in life", said
the late D. L. Moody, "I owe to my
mother". And Abraham Lincoln is
reported to have said: "All that I am,
or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel
mother". The best arguments for, an3
evidences of the Christian faith, and
those that are the most appealing,
are not those of precept but those of
example, and no example, howevct
good, quito equals in influence, that
of a good mother. A young girl who
President And Mrs. Wilson "
Reviewing Baltimore Parade
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President and Mrs. Wilson reviewing the Seventy-ruth division in
Baltimore, as the start of the Liberty Loan celebration in that city. In an
address in the evening the president answered the German challenge, say
ing: "There is therefore but one possible response from us. Force, force,
to the utmost force without stint or limit, the righteous and triumphant
force which shall make right tho law of the world and cast every selfish
dominion down in the dust."
-- " ....
wished to be prepared for confirma
tion, and communicant relation with
the Church, alter she had expressed
her desire to her rector, was asked
by him "if sho wanted to be like
Jesus?" she replied, "I don't know,
but I want to be like mother". There
can be no question as to the charact
er of that girl's mother, no question
as to her Christian faith and purpose
in life. It was the spirit of Christ,
in the Inner and outer life of that
mother that awakened in her daughter
not only admiration, but tho desire to
be like her.
It is said of Thomas Arnold, of
Rugby fame, that in recognition of
the potentialities there were In the
youth that came under his hand for
education, he raised his hat to every
Rugby scholar ho met. He was a
great schoolmaster, but he could not
develop in the youth of Ins school
potentialities which that youth did
not possess. The mysteries of human
poemiulity are, so to speak, in the
mothers' keeping. When a mother
brings a new born child into the
world she gives to the world not only
what is bono of her bone, and flesh
of her flesh, but that also which is
part and parcel of her own mind and
spirit. In saying this one is not dis
counting the essentials to good father
hood, but simply emphasizing the
most important factor in human life,
and character. George Herbert, tho
saintly English rector, and poet, said:
"One good mother i;; worth a hundred
schoolmasters". His own scholastic
attainments remove him from the
i.iinl of reflecting on a useful and
worthy occupation. There is no
more sat red vocation, nor one of
equal importance in its re:-ponsibili-ities
for the soulr. and character of
the oncoming generation than that
of motherhood. St. Augustine said:
"If I prefer truth above all things, it
is because of my mother's teaching".
These are "Woman's Suffrage"
days. Personally I am of the opinion
that the effect of woman's suffrage on
men will be to make men not less but
more unselfish and altruistic in poli
tics and public life. But of this I am
sure that in the long run it will be
found that the springs of a nation's
life and character in iis motherhood,
and that its women as wives and
mothers are more potent in the home
than at the ballot box, or will be in
the halls of Congress. K wo are to
have good men in politics, in public
pjid in private life:
"Men whom the lust cf office doe?, not
Men whom the spoils of office cannot
Men who posses opinions, and a will;
Men who have honor, men who will
Men who stand before a demagogue
And damn hla treacherous flatteries
Tall men, sun crowned, who live above
In public duty and In private think
ing" iliose men must be born of holy
mothers. In tho realm of parenthood,
as in. every other realm, "men do not
gather grapes of thorns or figs of
One Of War's Virtues
One thing in tho theater of war
you don't have to get up to let a fat
couple find their seats after the show
has started. Florida Times-Union.
"Do you know, Johnnie, where
shingles were first used?"
Johnnie (modestly) "I'd rather not
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if properly cleaned.
Faultless Dry Cleaning
never fails tn give saiUfactinn in cleaning anything that's dry
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