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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, MAY 31, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
run great germ ax drive
(entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as sf rond-clasn matirr.
A Republican Paper I'ublisheJ in the Interest of the People
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MAY 31, 1'JIS.
memoriae '.) recoxsecratep
al I ';iv was eeichrale. this war liinni" nmt the 'niti J
Nates in a spirit that has pmhahly nut l.ceu known ince the wars im
mediately following the Civii War. ( 'nee more the dav has eome to hae
a saere.l -inilieanee that it had all hut lost with the passing of the
erterans of the Grand Army of the Kepnhlie. And nest year it will
have a still more sacred place in the hearts (.f utir people. For these
Mi the days when the nation is laying up. m the alter of freidom its
choicest ii i its. and the sacrifice is oin.y; to he far too reat ever lo he
forgotten. And so the .0tli of May has ken recinisi crated. It has
a meaning once more that the present duration did iv t he fore know.
As in its inception it will continue, not simply as a dav set apart in
memory ol those who have passed hcyond, hut as a monument to the
i.iuse ot freedom not
Ireedom of the world.
he treeiiom ot a single race of slaves, hut th
WHAT GARPEXIXG LIS POXE FOh' MAPI
ll will doubtless he a w'ek or two before the real effects of the
latest frantic drive of German forces on the west can be known. And
yet in ihe face of press reports of heavy Kains by the enemy, there pcr
s'sts everywhere in America a calm feeling of confidence. This con
fidence comes from consciou.-ness of our latent strength and the riht
i.pusness of our cause. The breaking of the Allies' lines, the taking of
Reims, Soissons, Paris itself, or the channel ports would not weaken
our assurance it would simply mean a longer job. The end is bound
lo be the same.
Hut such glimpses through the smoke of conflict as we can now
get seem to indicate that things are not al all unfavorable. Our lines
h:ie been bent but not broken, and stror.g n serv es have not yet been
i ailed upon. The Germans have forced a wedge for 15 miles into the
i tench, who have doubled anund it and threaten to outflank it. The
r.ntish have repulsed all attaiks, and have withdrawn in places simply
! sae needless sacrifice of men. And our own boys, according to
IVi'shing. are giving the Hun some of the warmest scrapping of their
lives. On the whole, there is excellent ground for the opinio:! that the
battle of the greatest war in history is now being fough
THE 1IA1KV COMMVXITY FAIR
If any one has any doubt whatever of the value of the garden
lontests in a u sura ted on Maui two years ago he should talc ;, t;,v ,,ff
and make a little journey through the camps of the plantations on eent
The editor of the Maui News had the pnvi'.ige of making such
a trip a few days ago, and although he was nol by any means unfamiliar
with the work launched by the Maui Fair ac.d Racing Association
h- was totally unprepared for the remarkable results alreadv attained.
.nd apparently the movement is only getting well started.
1 wo years ago a family garden in a plantation camp was the e:;-"
i-eption. Xow it is the rule. Moreover the gardens of today ;,rc real
j-.ardens and not half-hearted attempts as formerly. The final judging
ot the children's and adults' gardens in the se eral cinte'st which have
i.eeu going on, was done this week. I hit do iiot, make the mistake of
hinking that these contest gardens ivpresem,- uK. sum total of garden
ing on Maui. For the fact is that ih'form but a minor part of the
work in' this line that is being diijvj.
Hundreds, perhaps thousajc1(js 0f mcll) women and children on
Maui are now enthusiastic g.-yTUeners. Most of the adults were inspired
to gel into the game through,, example of the children, the propaganda
oi county agent aiid,-'tl,e fOG(l administration, and the generous aid
of the plantalionyinanagements. In the large majority of cases they
nave been sker,,;,...! .,1,,,.,, .n,. ,.,.., .etc ,-.t;,,,r ,i,,,... : i.
- .J'llvul "'kl HIV Vl'IIH.'l.', .'Hi IIVM'IUIII ,1, llll'.H 111 ll'lllll
"' rfilh lhe"work, if another contest is undertaken it is likely to be swamp
ed with applicants.
And the result is this: Maui could today, at a pinch, probably
feed herself without recourse to outside aid. In camp after camp visit
ed this week, almost every family is today supplying itself with all
the sweet potatoes, beans, peas, carrots, and other common garden
vegetables it can use. More than this, most of these families are
raising much more than they can eat themselves and are either selling
the surplus or turning it into meat through the medium of the hog
pen. And in this connection it should not bct'orgottcn that some thou
sands of acres of com, beans, and other food crops on large farm or
plantation scale, are now being harvested and added to Maui's food
When one pauses to remember that but a few months ago most
of the people of this island, of both high and low degree, were buying
l roni the retail stores, practically everylh'iig they ate in form of ini
imported products, this thing becomes a marvel. And not only are
the people coming to feed themselves in very considerable measure,
but they have at same time raised their standard of living in a very
marked degree. Instead of a diet of wheat bread, rice, macaroni, and
a little meat, laborers are now daily eating sweet and white potatoes,
green and dried beans, carrots, lettuce, tomaots, and cabbage of their
own growing, fresh from the garden.
The war has been the cause of all of this. And in this, at least,
Maui has found a blessing from the awful world cataclysm. The lever,
has been planted and has begun to work, and Maui will never drop
back to her old status. We shall never again be dependent on the flour
barrel and the tin can for our wry existence.
The Haiku community far was a surprise and an eyeopener. No
one had imagined that within the scope of so small a community so
great a variety of high grade firm products could be produced. Intended
simply as a little local gel-to-g -tlier occasion for the exchange of ideas,
the fair attracted visitors froii all over central Maui who went away
feeling that their time had been excellently well spent.
The Haiku fair has been an inspiration; not simply to the Haiku
people but to the entire island. If this should result in a decision to
icvive for next year the Maui county fair it will have fulfilled a very
ical mission for all Maui.
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HAWAII'S WAR COXSCIOUXESS
For a long time the eastern s' '. Thought that the West was asleep
io the war situation, whil-: die people of the western states believed
that eastern patriot;.,!!!' was 1 irgely of the flag-waving brand. And
both Fast ana 'West imagined that little Hawaii didn't even know that
the United States was in the war at all. That is why Capt. lYquegnal
and Secretary Sherman were sent down here, according to their own
testimony. All of which is something of a joke, for according to the
best ev idence no section of the whole nation has any monopoly what
ever on patriotism so far as ihis war is concerned. As for Hawaii.
Mr. Sherman, in a private conversation stated that in no part of the
ccuntry has he found the vv.r spirit at higher pilch than here; nor
has any other section made a better showing, based on population,
than has this territory.
WAR STAMPS TOKEXS OF IIOXOR
THE EXD OF TRUST IUSTJXG
Only a few years ago trust busting was the favorite sport of the
government. Xow it has swung to the opposite extreme and is ardently
engaged in trust making. The huge combination of all the railroads
i.i the country is the first notable example. The shipping of the nation
, 1 'Ml ,
nas ueen similarly organized, ana now all ot llie Dig express companies
,'i ive been merged into one. Of course it is the war that has caused
this about-face in policy, but the war has not changed the principle
i ne irutn ot tne matter is that tne Micrman anti-trusi law never
was sound. The theory that competition is the life of trade has al
ways been at the bottom a falacy. The economics possible from a com
bination of like enterprises have always, theoretically at least, been
recognized. But the trouble was that in the predatory period of our
nistory, a quarter of a century ago, trusts, instead of being the servant
n the people as tliey should le, were used to throttle the public lor
the enrichment of already over-swollen private fortunes. They were
a very real menace. The anti-trust fight was a light of the people
against the power of wealth.
Rut that fight has been won. Trusts are no longer the im nace of
former years. The people have the upper hand and their supremacy
in all things is recognized. The time is now ripe for geltirg away from
the destructiveness of cut-throat competition. The war has in fact
largely abolished this already. It is safe to say that it will never be
, I Till ." ..1 . l ,
revived, future legislation win in mi r.c regulation au.i not tne i
destruction of useful combinations of capital and enicrprise.
Lan;e streams from little streamlets grow, and high thoughts put
in action move the world. One hundred millions of people giving of
their surplus of wealth to advance the cause of liberty is not sufficient
to "give until it hurts" is the slogan of the hour. How much can you
o without? Xo one knows until hf tries. If you want something
very badly and have not sufficient means to get what you want you may
mortgage vour future earnings for the things you want.
Men are not giving all they have they are giving their lives for
he cause of liberty. "And all that a man hath he will give for his life."
The founders of the nation pledged" their lives, their fortunes, and their
icred honor" in its cause.
The war stamp is like the widow's mite. If one stamp is all you
can afford, you have done as much for honor as the man who has
g'.ven millions. F.ut buy it Xow. J hen you may tinel it in your power
to buy another. They are tokens of honor that rival the decorations
of any power or potentate they represent the most righteous cause
or which mankind has battled. Ex.
An effort will be made to impress upon Secretary Fane, who ar
lives in Honolulu a week from tomorrow, the importance of having
the volcano of Kilauea administered by the government in same manner
are the mainland national parks. It is to be hoped thart Maui will
not neglect the opportunity of urging that Haleakala (which is a part
of the nark area) be made more accessible lo the general public thar,
it now is. If Mr. Fane recommends it, Hawaii's parks will doubtles
receive appropriations from congress for maintainance and improve
ment as is the case in the Yellowstone and other famous parks which
;.re thereby made accessible to thousands of visitors annually.
The Olinda reservoir has been building for three years. It was
.... cost $50,000. About tjv0,0(X) has been sient on it already, and a
contract has just been let for $59,500 for putting in a lining of concrete.
This will take another year, and nobody knows whether it w ill be linish
e.l then or not. Some little tank!
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Someone suggests Kahoolawe as a place of internment for our alien
enemies. It ought to make a nice snug place for them where they
could quite easily be kept out of mischief.
A semi-official report by wireless says the German flood will soon
be dammed. Xo one doubts that it is already damned.
Will Show Pictures
Frederick J. H.illon, secretary of
i lie Hawaii I'roinot ion Committee, is
. v;.( cu ' lo arrive on Maui tomorrow
in vive a relies of illustrate-)! talks
on "Seeing Hawaii First." He will
' ive soni." i xiclleiil new moving
i.aiis of the
anJ slices from various
lenilory. W. O. Aiken,
M.i'.ii im nilier of 'p coinnnilee,
' - ni '-nnnins for me. I inus probably in
l lie Town Hull, Wailuku, the Paia
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H. sjhly one or two other places. The
lime of thesi- will be announced later.
The fact thai it is going to be very
i!illictilt 10 net pasicnger aecomnioda
lions either lo or from Ihe coast this
summer, and that u largo miniber of
'uii.i who v. until olliel'.vise spi nd
their vacations away from the islands
will remain at home in consequence,
is the reason for the activity of the
promotion body in Ihis new direction.
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