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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1917.
THE MAUI NEWS
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WILL. J. COOPER : : EDITOR AND MANAGER
FRIDAY : : : MAY 17, 1917
THIS MEANS YOU
Do not think when you have bought a few War Savings Stamps
that you have fulfilled your patriotic duty. You have not.
Do not flatter yourself that you have done all you should do when
you sign next week a pledge card promising to invest each week every
cent you can possibly spare, in Savings Stamps and Thrift Stamps.
You can do more.
The thing you should do besides buying Stamps yourself, is to
preach the gospel of War Savings Stamps to your neighbors. No
intelligent person has done his full duty unless he has constituted him
self an enthusiastic committee of one to influence others to invest their
savings in War Stamps also.
You don't have to be convinced that the War Savings Stamp plan
is a real investment. Make the other fellow see it too.
War Savings Stamps are the poor man's government bonds. No
millionaire has a better investment.
Work of the Food Administration in this Territory was greatly
assisted by the success last season of war gardens. Again the people
of Hawaii are asked to raise a war garden. They are urged to try and
ratse enough food to supply household needs for a year. War garden
ers are urged to make an estimate of what they are likely to require in
l;c way of food and then make an effort to make the soil produce it.
The hoe has become a weapon of war. The food situation was
ntver more serious than now. Savine food is one solution of the world
hortage; substitution is another, but equally important is the spring
edict from the U. S. Department of Agriculture and the U. S. Food Ad
ministration that the country must plant and produce more food this
tar than ever before.
The Food Administration says that this demand must be appreciat
ed and acted upon promptly by every home in America. Every house
holder with even a little land to spare should buy a hoe. The hoe
should become the symbol of a self-sustaining household as regards
garden foods. Every bag of sweet potatoes or taro and every pound
of beans brought in from the back yard releases that much more for
the current market and saves that much to ship abroad.
A patron of the Wailuku Orpheum declares that the way the "Star
pangled ranner" is sung bv the audience is a disgrace. This is a
hint for the Vigilance Committee. Why not call for volunteers, same
as for the 4-minute speakers, to lead the singing of the national anthem
t local theaters? 1 he Star Spangled Banner is, unfortunately, not
a ery easy thing to sing. If one or more of the many good singers on
Maui would take it upon themselves to act as choir , the enect would
pleasing instead of painful. We make this as a motion. Any body
WRITE CHEERFUL LETTERS TO SOLDIERS
General Pershing is urging home folk to write letters to the Am
erican boys in France. He might have gone further and told them to
write nothing but cheerful letters.
The Saturday Evening Post, touching upon this subject, finds that
too much selfishness and thoughtlessness is often embodied in letters
to soldiers at the front. It isn't a kindness to unburden all your trou
bles, imaginary or real, upon a poor fellow who may have all he can
do to fight off .the pangs of homesickness. The Post says
"Many people at home are doing their soldier sons and brothers
the greatest injustice by writing them despondent letters, picturing the
unhappiness of the family at the enforced separation and especially
by begging the soldiers to come back for a visit or try to get a dis
charge. 'Hundreds of cases of that kind have come to my attention',
an army chaplain tells us. 'A man told me the other day that he could
be a good soldiers if only his mother would stop writing blue letters to
him and imploring him to come back. Every now and then some man
is driven half frantic and made almost useless for army work by a
letter that describes conditions at home in the darkest possible colors
and entreats him to return'. We hear of one case where a soldier,
driven desperate by such a letter from home, actually deserted. He
is now under arrest and liable to a long prison sentence. If the battle
line were not three thousand miles away he would very likely be shot.
"Unless the attempt to make an American Army is to turn into a
mere farce, furloughs and passes must be granted very sparingly; only,
in fact, in extraordinary cases. Despondent letters from home simply
make the soldier miserable.
"War is an affliction that always falls hardest on women. There
never was a war in which mothers, wives, sisters and sweethearts did
not do the greater part of the suffering. That is their lot the price
they pay for their affections.
"When you write to a beloved soldier you are taking his happiness
into your hands. You can made him miserable or cheerful. Why
sentence him to useless suffering?"
THE LICHNOWSKY EXPOSE
Prince Karl Lichnowsky's exposure of German perfidy in bring
ing about the world war has evidently created a profound sensation in
Germany. Lichnowsky was the German ambassador to England when
the war broke out. His attitude towards the war was so displeasing to
his German masters that upon his return to Germany he was degraded
ii rank. Two years ago he wrote what he called his "memorandum",
which he declares was purely private notes, but somehow these notes
The memorandum not only admits that Germany alone was to
Name tor the war, but proves it in a wav that has evidently convinc
ed all Germans. The last issue of the Literary Digest received here,
reprints extracts from half a dozen or more German newspapers, all
expressing the utmost amazement at the revelations of the Prince, and
11 admitting that there can be no doubt that Great Britain did not force
the war upon Germany, but was instead forced into the maelstrom
by the kaiser and his clique.
The significant thing in all this is that German papers, which are
controled absolutely by the government, have been permitted to publish
such comments. Even though the government was unable to prevent
the publication of Lichnowsky's astounding document, which seems
improbable, why has it tacitly admitted the truth of the fearful indict
ment? For the memoirs, though written in a dispassionate style, are
nevertheless absolutely damning.
Is it possible that Germany sees that she is nearing the end of her
i ope? Is she thus preparing to admit the dastardly part her rulers
have played in deliberately plunging the world into chaoes, and thus
to prepare her duped masses for the inevitable day of reckoning?
There may be some other explanation, but if there is it is not yet
apparent. . !
IDAHO GOES WHEATLESS
The people of Idaho will go on an entirely wheatless diet from
now until the harvest if that is needed to help supply our soldiers and
the Allies with the bread they must have. This is the pledge telegraph
ed to the Food Administration in Washington by the county Food Ad-
m'nistrators of the state. At a conference of these men, at which thirty
seven of the forty-one counties of the state were represented, they
unanimously adopted the following resolutions, expressing the attitude
of the people in their home districts, with whom they are in daily and
"We the County Food Administrators of the State of Idaho, in
session assembled at Boise, Idaho, April 6, with Federal Food Admin
istrator R. F. Bicknell; do resolve that, whereas the present state of war
has caused a most critical wheat situation, due to the necessity of our
furnishing every available grain of our wheat for the support of the
AJied armies, their civilian populations and our own army, we hereby
offer to the United States Food Administration on behalf of the citizens
of this state all of our supplies of wheat and flour should the govern
ment determine that those supplies are required ;
"And we pledge these commodities to the government, even in the
event that their acceptance will require our citizens to go upon a wheat
less diet until such time as the Food Administration decides that suf
ficient wheat and flour are available to permit its use by our citizens."
RAISE A WAR GARDEN
Governor Tinkham's suggestion to the legislature that provision
should be made for suitably housing the fu. 'c govenu ri of the terri
tory is well taken. Some of our g.tVv.rr.or in the past have been in
position through their private means to live in manner befitting the
dignity of the high office they hold. But we don't want the governor-
hip of Hawaii to be considered a rich man's office. Possibly more
than in the states of the union is the governor of Hawaii called upon
( "put up a good front." It isn't fair to the governor it isn't fair
10 the territory to make the incumbent foot the bill.
Kauai repudiates its slackers. There is every evidence that the
Garden Island feels keenly the reproach that has been cast upon it.
t can deal with its alien enemies (of which it has perhaps more than
its share) with comparative complacency, but to be singled out of all
the Islands as the "slacker community" really hurts. Kauai has the
s mpathy of everybody.
Maui, in common with the whole territory, breathed a sign of re-
ief when the wireless last Saturday afternoon brought the news that
the two army aviators who had flown from Kahului bay two days be-
ore, had been found uninjured. The daring feat of Major Clark and
Sergeant Gray had fired the imagination of Maui people, but their
unassuming and democratic courtesy in trying to let everybody possible
see them in flight added a personal touch to the concern which everyone
elt when they were reported missing.
A Lahaina resident who thinks he has a kick coming, and who
claims to voice Lahaina public opinion, has sent us an unsigned letter
for publication. The writer evidently does not know that no newspaper
can print communications from persons they do not know. If he cares
to have his opinions published he must make himself known.
Food control in North America today means chiefly getting the
food across the Atlantic at all costs.
Bread is the staff of life, but very few Americans need a staff.
We'll substitute corn for wheat and victory for defeat.
Do not help the Hun at meal time.
Commencing Saturday, May 18th, until
further notice, the S. S. Claudine, will leave
Kahului at 8:30 P. M. instead of 9:00 P. M.
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