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THE MAUI NEWS, 1' HI DAY, JUNE 7, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Tost Office at Wailuku. Maui. Hawaii, as second-clas matter.
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WILL. J. COOPER
EDITOR AND MANAGER
JUXE 7, 1918
HAWAII WILL MEET THE TEST
Tlie calling out of the National Guard has in some ways brought
the war closer home to Hawaii than am thing else l as ilone. It has
touched almost even- industry, bu.-incss, and social activity in the U r
ritorv. Scarcely an olliri . store, work shop, or phnt.'lion division in
tiie islands hut has lost some part of its working slalT. Some indeed
have heeti entirely depleted and have been closed or are being looked
after by friends or newly hired workers.
And when the draft call is made the conditions today will be stiil
Rut Hawaii can and will rise to the emergency as France and Eng
land have done and as the United States is beginning to do. Men are
iriding that they can in many cases do th' work of two or three. Many
(.' the women of the Islands, followi' e example of their sisters
abroad are willingly stepping into phu '!icii :ofore lilled only by men.
School boys and even girls, who never i . fore thought of anything but
plav dunng their summer vacations, are eagerly awaiting the closing
i.f school in order to join the industrial army.
The resiHir.se to the crll for worke rs is as inspiring, as gratifying,
a was the answer to the call to arms. Hawaii is helping win the war
:th her men, her money, with lur women, her boys and girls all con
secrated to the patriotic cause of liberty.
CUT IT OUT!
In normal times, perhaps, quarreling and calling names in the
legislature may be overlooked even if it does reflect on the dignity of
tiie law making body and of the territory. Rut the sort of talk indulged
in by Speaker Ilolstein, in his closing address in the House, last week
is so distinctly out of place that it cannot lie excused. Ilolstein was
referring to the senate as a body and to Senator A. E. Castle specifical
ly when he delivered himself as follows:
"It is unpleasant for me to make reference to that august
body which admits that it has a monopoly on all the legislative
wisdom within the boundaries of our beloved territory, and
proves conclusively, by the declaration of one of its wise men,
clothed at present in khaki and glory, that the memlrtrs of
the house of representatives are a lot of pro-Huns. Notwith
standing the Jeremiads of this self-constituted censor, I am
proud to have been the speaker of this house. Your patriotism
is as near 100 per cent pure as that of the swivel-chair patriot
who made the attack on you."
Speaker Holstein has made a brilliant record in the past dozen
years, but he dimmed that record by a nastly, slurring attack on a man
who is doing a highly useful work and of whose motives he can have
no means of knowing. Xo one has reflected upon Mr. Ilolstein's
loyalty. Xo one doubts it. Xeither do they doubt Mr. Castle's. And
as is generally known, Mr. Castle as head of the Hawaiian Red Cross is
tendering invaluable service to the nation. Perhaps Mr. Ilolstein is
doing as much in some more obscure way.
WANTED A BLUE SKY LAW
About every other month Hawaii is visited by one or more glib
tongued gentlemen with sure-thing propositions which they are con
descendingly willing to let local people in on, simply because they love
us so! Usually it is a mine of some kind, or an oil well, though oc
casionally it is a real estate or agricultural scheme in some distant place.
Rut whatever it is, it is always guaranteed to pay anywhere from
25 to several hundred percent on the investment. And the certificates
and prospectus are beautiful specimens of the printer's and engraver's
r.rts and very convincing.
Of course most of the bubbles burst in due time, and a lot of Is
land people wake up to the fact that they have been stung. Almost al
ways the collapse involves widows and children. Rut under our laws
that is their misfortune and nobody's fault. The law has no interest
m the matter. Caveat emptor let the buyer beware is its attitude.
And the crop of suckers comes on apace and the pickings for the gold
brick men continue to be luscious.
Enlightened public opinion has broken up this sort of thing in
many states today. There the people have demanded that their laws
shall protect the weak from the strong, the ignorant from the unscrupu
lous; and that legitimate enterprise shall not have to compete with
fly-by-night, wild-cat, or criminal schemes of whatever sort. No one
is permitted to sell shares of any kind of proposition until it has stood
the scrutiny of experts appointed for the purposes. Hawaii needs
such a law. Can we get it from the next legislature?
THE CHILD LABOR LAW DECISION
To the big-hearted men and women who have been working for
years to save the children of the United States from conscienceless
exploitation, the announcement that the U. S. supreme court has found
the child labor law unconstitutional, will come as a heavy blow. This
act denied to manufacturers and producers the privileges of inter-state
or foreign commerce for any product in which children under 14 years
of age had been used in its production, or on which children between 14
and 16 years of age had been permitted to work more than 8 hours per
day, or before 7 o'clock in the morning or after 6 o'clock at night.
The law became operative September 1, 1917.
It was one of the most enlightened measures of the century. It
expressed the recognition of American pople that the children of the
nation are its chief asset for the future. It placed a bulwark between
rapacious Greed and the child. It denied the right of ignorant or venal
parents to sell their children into industrial slavery; and it took hun
dreds of thousands of such little ones from the bondage of the cotton
mills, mines, canneries and sweat-shops all over the country and placed
them' in the fresh air and sunlight. It made the children of the land
the wards of the nation instead of the pitiful tools of short-sighted
But the labor of years that secured the law has not been wasted.
The passage of the act in itself was an expression of the opinion of
the people of the United States. That opinion is even firmer today
than it was two years ago when the child labor bill was successfully
fought through the Congress, and it will still find a way to attain its
object. The supreme court decision is as a dam in a swelling river
it may check for the moment, but it cannot stop the rising flood which
in the end will flow on resistlessly.
HOW MAUI IS FEEDING HERSELF
While it is generally known that all of the plantations of the ter
ritory, and of Maui in particular have accomplished a great deal towards
solving the local food problem, it is probable that many do not realize
how extensive this work lias been. The Pioneer Mill Company has
just prepared an outline of what il has done and is doing in this con- j
ncction which is of much interest, and is illustrative of Maui's efforts '
us a whole. It is as follows:
Sixty-Five Aeres In War Gardens. Laborers arc encouraged by
the plantation to raise their own vegetables. Laborer is allowed as much
land as he is rtble to cultivate in his spare time. Whenever possible,
land is plowed for the laborer by the plantation. Water for irrigation
purposes may be obtained for war gardens on every Sunday. All that
the plantation expects in return is that the laborer docs his best to
Two Dairies Are Operated By The Plantation. Absolutely nr
imported feed is provided for the cows. Mill by-products, home-grown
feed and pasture constitute the entire ration. Milk is provided to the
laborers at cost.
A Herd Of Beef Cattle Is Maintained By The Plantation. These
cattle are fed entirely on home-grown feed.
Pigs Arc Raised By The Plantation. Mill by-products and home
grown concentrates make up the entire ration.
The Work Stock Of Pioneer Mill Company, Ltd., Is Fed Usually
On Home-Crown Feed, Mill By-Products And Canctops. In a few
months, enough home-grown feed wiil be available to eliminate entirely
the feeding of imported food.
The Plantation Laborers Are Encouraged To Keep Pigs. Hun
dreds of 'igs are raised on kitchen and garden refuse.
A Truck Farm Is Operated As A Part Of The Plantation. One
hundred and fifty acres are under staple food crops, such as com, beans,
sweet potatoes and Irish potatoes. Produce is sold to the laborers at
DON'T COMMERCIALIZE THE BOYS
The U. S. Roys' Working Reserve movement, inaugurated by the
Department of Lalior, and now being launched in the Islands is one
oi the big ideas of the times, li aims to organize the boy-power of the
nation for effective work towards winning the war.
The movement is first of all a patriotic owe. This must not be
sight of. The boys who enlist for this work do so in order to help the
nation. They are paid for their work, but the money should be the
Last consideration not the first.
There is great danger that thi point may be lost sight of. Labor
is scarce. Rut that is no reason why plantations and other unployers
should bid against each other for the available supply of boy labor, or
why the directors of the Roys' Reserve should permit anything of the
kind being done.
Roy work in the Islands is not new. Roys have been in the past
and are at present working on plantations, in canneries, and other
places all over the territory. Thiir status does not have to be establish
ed. Last year boys were an invaluable assistance on all of the plant
: lions and" no boy needed to go far from home lo find work. This is
all the more true this year, and yet, because reports have been circulat
ed of high wages lo be obtained at different places, boys on Maui at
least, are clamoring to go to these places. According lo a circular dis
tributed in the past few days on Maui, some employers are oftcring to
pay boys man's wages. This is wrong and decidedly mischievous. It
v. ill have a tendency to upset things just when they can least afford to
be disturbed. A boy is not a man. It is not a kindness to him and
is an injustice to grown men to pay him a man's wage.
The great Boy Scout movement deals with boy psychology. It
demands useful service of every boy. But it does not permit him to
accept pay for this service. It could not live on any other basis.
A boy is an idealist. He will break himself in working for an
ideal. And if ever there was a high ideal for every boy, for every man,
for every right-thinking human being to work for, we have it now.
Why spoij that ideal?
"SHOULD I EN LIST ?" THE STUDENT'S PROBLEM
The Allies' front line trenches in the Reims-Soissons sector is sup
nosed to be a pretty warm place, but certain Kauai draftees will prob
ably have cause to long for them in preference to the chill of the Oahu
"Shall I enlist or finish my college course?"
This is the question being asked by thousands of young men every
where boys who are trying to solve the question of where their duty
The answer should be Stay in school. When Uncle Sam needs
you he will send for you. If he has enough men without you you will
be doing a more patriotic, albeit more prosaic duty, by bending ail of
your energies to preparing yourself to do a big man's work in the world.
America will need big men after the war as she never did before men
educated and trained in mind and body for directing industrial affairs.
It is about the easiest and most natural thing in tne world tor a young
man to want to join the army at such a time as this, but if his going
will III keeping some other man back, his duty should be clear.
The draft system is designed to get men into the army as fast as
they can be used. Moreover it aims to take men in the order that they
can best be spared from civil pursuits, and is therefore the fairest
and most democratic plan that could be devised. When your country
wants you it will let you know, incn go giactiy. in tne meantime
work as you never worked before for your own, for your nation s
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The Service, of Honolulu very properly calls upon Jack Balch and
L'.ob Shingle to quit their scrapping or else go to France if thty simply
must ligbt. The point is well taken. iTo one doubts the patriotism ot
cithr-r mnn nn,l thprp is rn-tainlv nothine to be trained by quarreling
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over what at worst was an unintentional indiscretion on oliingic s part.
i-uch bickering is nuts for Hun :rop.;ginciisH.
And the same talk applies v.i the nasty mud sunging :n the legisla
ture by Holstein and Castlo.
Let's cut it out. We have enough to do in licking the Huns with
out wasting an ounce of energy in scrapping among ourselves.
When U12 President signs the bill pnssed this week in the Congress,
the Haw. -man voters will have the iover to pumii. the women ot the
Islands to vote also. There is lialc question that Hawaii's women wnl
Le exercising this privilege within another year or two. It there w...-.
ever any sound ground for withholding the franchise from women, it
has been swept aside since the war began by the place woimn has taken
n almost every field of activity, with such marked success.
Some Maui citizens had to be jogged before they remembered to
uncover when the Flag went by in the Memorial Day parade. Ibis
sort of forget fulness has become inexusable m most parts ot the country-
"Food Will Win the War!" Whose food, German or American?
The world awaits your answer.
If we are selfish or even carekss, we are disloyal; we are the enemy
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