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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 1918.
18 Months More War
Thinks Lt Villiers
Son Of Maui Pastor Writes Optimistic
Letter From "Somewhere In
France" Valor Of Allied Troops
A letter, received a few days Ago
by Rev. and Mrs. J. C. Villiers from
their son, Lt. C. H. Villiers, who is
"somewhere in France", his most usu
al address since late in the year
1915, when he joined the Canadian
expeditionary forces, has some points
of Interest in it which, though writ
ten for private reading only may well
be shared with a large circle of read
ers. The writer Bays:
"In your letter Just read, you said
that Father was rather down In the
mouth about the war, or 'distressed'
is the word you used I think. Really
no one should let it weigh too much
on their minds. We all realize' the
sacrifice of life that will have to be
made before victory is ours but its
the only way. The boys have an old
song they sing on route marches
which ends up 'So pack all your trou
bles in your old kit bag, and smile,
smile, smile.' which Is the way the
average soldier looks on the thing.
The shells are bad, the mud Is worse,
but 'what's the use of worrying, it
never was worth while, so pack all,
"The present fight which has caus
ed the Allies to lose considerable
ground has been a most expensive
operation for the Germans. As a mat
ter of fact I was a little down In the
mouth one day but fortunately a let
ter from one of the boys reached me
and it was so wonderfully hopeful
that I felt tremendously bucked up.
It was full of the mast beautiful op
timism. When one has been in France
for eighteen months, and more, one
feels rather out of touch with things
in England, and this letter came as a
great tonic to me.
"The war is absolutely one of men
power: territory is of secondary Im
portance, and If by losing a certain
hill the Germans are lorcea to pay a
pice greater than that which we would
consider ourselves Justified In sacri
ficing to retain it then it cannot be
looked upon as an unmitigated suc
cess for him or loss for us. 1 know
most of the territory he has taken
very well and I have a sort of per
sonal interest In many of the places,
places where we have been In rest
and with which are associated many
pleasant and amusing memories. To
relate half of them would take pages
-so we must save them until they can
be personally related. But really one
is liable to fall into the error of the
pessimist who through a glass sees
a defect in the pillar over which he
grieves and fails to see the beauty of
the cathedral as a whole. That Isn't
meant for Father, rather it's for my
self, because at times I do get a bit
"But one must look at the many
different phases and theatres of the
war. Take our navy and the Zee-
brugge affair. Even admitting the
loss of life, and discounting as much
as one likes the military or naval
values gained, yet the magnificent
courage of the men alone Is enough
to make everyone thrill with pride.
It should become one of the outstand
ing features of naval history.
"The Germun U-boats seem to be
less able to do as they please, as time
goes on, and our air service is doing
well. Finally our army. Imagine
any troops being able to withstand
the masses of enemy infantry after
the pounding of the enemy artillery!
Why, on the day of the Vlmy scrap,
after our barrage of Fritz's trenches
he was so completely routed that our
infantry almost walked over and met
with very little resistance. Not so,
however, with the Allied troops who
fought against the most overwhelm
ing masses after having been subject
ed to as great an artillery pounding
as were the Germans at Vlmy. It
makes one awfully proud.
"I have never thought the war
would be over before this year, and
now I am extending my time another
eigtheen months. Of course internal
troubles in Germany and Austria,
especially the latter, may bring things
to a head sooner, but I doubt it. How
ever as to the ultimate issue none of
us have any doubt It's merely a case
of pressing the lips a bit harder and
carrying on.' "
Raymond Would Not
Consider Health Job
No one was authorized to ubb Dr.
J. H. Raymond's name in connection
with the chairmanship of the terri
torial board of health, or any - other
position in the territorial government.
Dr. Raymond made this statement
emphatically following the publication
recently of a report that his name had
been mentioned in connection with
board of health job. The report first
appeared as special correspondence
to the Hilo Post-Herald and stated
that certain Maul legislators had
been sounding the coming governor,
C. J. McCarthy on the subject.
"There is no position within the
gift of the Governor that I would con
sider for a moment", Raymond stated.
"I c6uld not afford to do so on ac
count my private business. I permit
ted Dr. Goodhue, an old personal
friend, to suggest my name for the
governorship, becaause I recognized
the injury the liquor traffic is doing
the Islands, and was willing to do
what I could to bring about prohibi
tion. But I was never an active can
didate and never followed up the pre
sentation of my name by Dr. Goodhue.
I could ill have afforded to accept the
governorship, and any talk of board
of health presidency or other public
office is ridiculous."
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OAHU ALSO HAS A LOOSE TALKER
Case of Otto Spilncr, an Oahu Plantation luna, is before grand
jury. He is charged with making remarks to Filipino laborers deroga
tory to national guard.
Fifty recruits for air corps sought here. Wanted as mechanics.
Paid attendance at the fair for first 3 days, 41,500.
National League: Boston 2, Pittburg 1 ; Brooklyn 6, Cincinnati 1 ;
Chicago 8, New York. 4.
American League: Boston 6, Chicago 0; St. Louis 2, Washington
(; New York 3, Cleveland 2; Philadelphia 2. Detroit 10.
ALLIES LINES UNBROKEN HUNS FIGHT DESPERATELY
New York, June 13 West of Oise Germans seem halted, at least
for the present. French succeed in checking Germans on north side
of the Matz by heavy counters. French day rciort says French last
night struck heavy blow against Germans on western wing from the
new front to which they withdrew last evening when salient was threat
ened by being pinched out by occupation of Germans of high ground
to west. They countered heavily and successfully on north bank of
the Matz inflicting immense losses.
Today violent fighting is progressing between the Aisne and Vil-lers-Cottercts
woods, Germans advancing to ravine cast of Lnvcsin.
Last night Germans violently attacked Americans between Baur
eshes and Belleau woods. Americans held their position and broke
v.p attack, inflicting serious losses and holding gains. After violent
fighting enemy gained foothold in Coeuvres, St. Pierre, .and Aigle.
Fighting of yesterday did not affect general situation. Germans are
lighting desperately against time, this resulting in a distinct gain for
the Allies whose army remains unbroken. It is indicated that the
enemy's reserve are being depleted for Gorky's paper says Germans are
pfenning to withdraw troops from Russia to be used on the western
British advance a short distance southwest of Merras. Roth British
and French scored gains in Flanders.
GERMANS JUDGE AMERICANS BY THEMSELVES
Washington, June. 13 Gen. Pershing's report says Americans raid
ed German trenches on Sunday killing 3 and losing none.
Headquarters reports excellent work of American artillery which
was responsible for the capture of 400 Germans in Belleau woods.
Prisoners said they had been told Americans tortured prisoners, and
many ran when Americans rushed. Some had bread crusts tied with
st'ings in their clothing. Were joorly clad and emaciated. They sa'd
German plans called for end of war next fall. All admire American
JAPANESE MARINES LAND IN CHINA
Tokio, June 13 Strong detachment of Japanese marines landed at
Swatow to protect Chinese against revolutionists.
TWO NORWEGIANS SUNK OFF AMERICAN COAST
An Atlantic Port, June 13 Norwegian vessels Vindiggin and
Hendrick Lund sunk by diver raiders 200 miles off Cape Charles.
Crews safely landed. Attacks occurred on June 8.
Washington, June 13 Casualties: killed in action, 19; died of
vounds, 9; died from accidents, 3; one by airplane. Severely wounded,
137; degree undetermined, 11 ; missing, 4.
Senate declines to limit debates on war and revenue legislation.
WILSON FOR WOMAN SUFFRAGE
President Wilson throws his weight for equal suffrage, expressing
the hope that suffrage measure mav pass senate at this session.
FRENCH EXECUTE SURPRISE MOVEMENT
New York, June 13 North of the Marne the French completed
withdrawal from the east bank of the Oise along line of Bailley, Tracey
U Val, and Nampcel for the protection and covering of a detachment.
Enemy was unaware of movement.
FRENCH FALL BACK TO AVOID FLANKING
Paris, June 13 (Official) Most attacks of the day were repulsed
but Germans gained foothold on southern bank of the Matz occupying
the village of Melicocqe, on heights adjacent in position of defending
line west of the Oise which was in precarious situation because Ger
mans held hills to westward, outflanking French, and making a with
drawal necessary unless it would be entirely cut off.
French official claims advance farther around Bailey, and St. Msur,
took 400 prisoners, capturing cannon and machine guns and also re
occupied Mentcourt and a portion of Boussiares.
Germans now claim taking of 13,000 prisoners in recent offensive
and further claim unofficially that French evacuated Carlesiont, on east
bank of Oise, and Germans advanced along this line. '
French conducted successful raid in vicinity of Locre.
WOMEN'S MOTOR CORPS HELPING
An Atlantic Port, June 13 Fifty members of the women's motor
corps of America help to search women arriving by the Nieuw Amster
dam from Holland with 612 passengers. All searched as precaution
taken against spies.
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Thrift Stamp Sales In
Schools Nearly Double
Although not all of the schools have
reported, the figures thus far sent In
of the sales of War Savings and
Thrift Stamps in the public schools
of Maul show an increase during May
of almost double what had previously
been reported. The total value of
these little securities held by pupils
and teachers Is now $9567.75, against
$5219.91 at the end of April.
The sales by schools la as follows:
W.S.S. T.S. Pup. T.
Camp 10 35 41 2
Haiku 217 6
Halehaku 5 42 84 2
Hamakuapoko 139 251 219 6
Hana 68 1033 125 4
Haou 74 195 72 2
Honokawai .... 24 179 50 2
Honokohua .... 31 157 51 2
Huelo 21 1
Kaeleku 6 87 69 2
Kahakuloa .... 18 1
Kahulul 101 2
Kamehamcha III 203 2207 564 15
Kapakalua 17 773 79 2
Kaupo 17 142 73 2
Keahua 102 478 188 5
Kealahou 41 259 168 5
Keanae 83 69 2
Keokea 7 123 149 4
Kihel 3 105 85 2
Kipnhulu 78 2
Kuiaha 14 18 1
Makawao 64 291 226 6
Makena None 17 1
Olowalu 3 107 58 2
Pala 129 1166 476 13
Fuukolii 92 359 104 3
Puunene . 100 597 461 13
Spreckelsvllle . . 80 238 191 6
Ulupalnkua ... 6 32 31 1
Waihee 14 140 138 1
Walluku 137 1447 354 11
Waikapu 6 133 42 1
VVailua. Mol. ... 34
Kaluaaha, Mol. . 1 108
Lanai 4 4
Totals 1,373 10,811 4,628 130
Value W. S. S , . $6,865.00
Value T. S 2,702.75
Makes Good Records
Following Is the class average of
the several grades at Maunaolu Sem
inary for the year and the names of
pupils whose average was 90 or
Eighth grade Class average, 90;
Elizabeth Taite, 90; Fo Fung Yap, 90.
Seventh grade Class average, 88;
Lilinoe Rowland, 93; Ngit Ngoo Lee,
92; Ellen Luke, 91; Rose Ah Nee, 90.
Sixth grade Class average, 86.
Fifth grade Class average, 83.
A. Fourth Class average, 90; Mary
Kauukahi, 99; Sarah Kane, 95; Mary
Kaai, 94; Mary Kawelo, 91.
B. Fourth Class average, 86; Daisy
Mamona, 94: Dorothy Kaloa, 92; Iler
nice Goldstone, 91; Margaret Nape, 92
Third grade Class average, 88.
Second grade Class average, 85.
First grade Class average, 88.
CHICKEN THIEF PLEADS
Jose Jamilia, Porto Rican, was
caught red-handed in the act of steal
ing chickens from the coops of Llwai,
of "Happy Valley," last Saturday
night. He was held until the police
could arrive. On Monday he was tried
in the Wailuku district court and
sentenced to 3 months in jail.
Although able bodied, the prisoner
claimed that he could obtain no work,
and was forced- to steal chickens to
keep his family from starving.
A soldier in camp longs to keep in
touch with things at home. He will
be grateful to you for a year's sub
scription to the MAUI NEWS $2.50.
Cruiser Vindictive, Now Blocking The
Ostend Channel, And Her Brave Officers
This Is the old Dritish cruiser Vindictive which, filled with concrete, has "been sunk in the channel at
Ostend. bottling up that German U-boat base. The photograph was taken after she had been battered in te
previous raid on Zeebrugge and Ostend. Above are her gallant osteon. Utt, to right: Surgeon Pavne ?.ir
geon Clegg, Commander Osborne, Captain Carpenter, Staff Suregon McCut.heon and Senior Gunner Cobby "
President Wilson says
Buy Thrift Stamps!
He speaks to YOU, to ME,
to EVERY American as
Our Patriotic Duty.
Read what he says about the War
Savings Stamp Drive:
"This war is one of nations not of armies, and
all of our one hundred million people must he econom
ically and industrially adjusted to war conditions if
this nation is to play its full part in the conflict.
"The problem before us is not primarily a finan
cial problem but rather a problem of increased pro
duction of war essentials and the saving of the ma
terial and the labor necessary for the support and
equipment of our army and navy.
"THOUGHTLESS EXPENDITURE OF MO
NEY FOR NONESSENTIALS USES UP THE
LABOR OF MEN, THE PRODUCTS OF THE
FARMS, MINES, AND FACTORIES, AND
OVERBURDENS TRANSPORTATION, ALL OF
WHICH MUST BE USED TO THE UTMOST
AND AT THEIR BEST FOR WAR PURPOSES.
"The great results which we see can be obtained
only by the participation of every member of the na
tion, young and old in a national, concerted giant
movement. I therefore urge that our people every
where pledge themselves, as suggested by the Secretary
of the Treasury, to practice of thrift to their utmost,
in increasing production in all fields necessary to the
' winning of the war, to conserve food and fuel and
use of materials of every kind, to devote their labor
only to the most necessary tasks, and to buy only
those things which are essential to individual health
and efficiency. And that the people, as evidence of
their loyalty, invest all that they can save in Liberty
Bonds and War Savings Stamps.
"The securities issued by the Treasury Depart
ment are so many of them within the reach of every
one that the door of opportunity in this rnattcr is wide
open to all of us. To practice thrift in peace times
is a virtue and brings great comfort to the individual
at all times. With the desperate need of the civilized
world today for materials and labor with which to
end the war a practice of individual thrift is a patriotic
duty and a necessity.
"I appeal to all who now own Third Liberty
Bonds or War Savings Stamps to continue to practice
economy and thrift and to appeal to all o do not
own government securities to do likewise and pur
chase them to the extent of their means.
"The man who buys government securities trans
fers the purchasing power of his money to the United
States government until after this war and to that
same degree does not buy in competition with the
"I EARNESTLY APPEAL TO EVERY
MAN, WOMAN AND CHILD TO PLEDGE
THEMSELVES, ON OR BEFORE THE 28TH OF
JUNE, TO SAVE CONSTANTLY AND TO BUY
AS REGULARLY AS POSSIBLE THE SECUR
ITIES OF THE GOVERNMENT, AND TO DO
THIS AS FaH AS POSSIBLE THROUGH MEM
BERSHIP IN WAR SAVINGS SECURITIES.
THE 28TH OF JUNE ENDS THIS SPECIAL
PERIOD OF ENLISTMENT IN THE GREAT
VOLUNTEER ARMY OF PRODUCTION AND
SAVING HERE AT HOME. MAY THERE UK
NONE UNENLISTED O.N THAT DAY.
"(Signed', WOODROW WILSON." '