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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
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WILL. J. COOPER
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JULY 5, 1918.
MAKE THIS SORT OF THING ILLEGAL
"Did you ever experience the sensation produced by investing
100 in oil stock and drawing in $2000? If not, you can do it here.
Will reach the oil in 40 days when stock will go to
$?0 per share."
This is a sample of the kind of advertising that Hawaii is constant
ly being flooded with. Apparently the public has no protection from
il under the law. Our territory sits back in smug complacency and
parrots the r.ncient sophistry that it is up to the buyer to look out that
he is not stung. Most enlightened communities have gotten away from
sucli fallacy, but ours has not.
It is scarcely necessary to say that such statements as the above,
duotcd from an advertisement now running in a Honolulu paper, can
never be made in good faith. There is no such thing as a sure thing
oil well until it produces oil, and even then it may not be sure. It is
the same with mines. If this were not so the public would never have
a chance to buy shares in them.
The legislature next winter should pass a law requiring every stock
selling scheme brought to the islands, to stand a most searching inves
tigation before being permitted to unload on the public. It is required
elsewhere, it should be required here.
PORTUGUESE ARE SAVING WHEAT
The Portuguese women of Maui deserve much credit for what
they have been able to accomplish in the use of substitutes for wheat
flour in bread making. According to reports from the food administra
tion they have overcome greater difficulties than possibly any other
(.lass of our population, and have solved their problems with notable
success. Bread has always played a larger part in the Portuguese menu
than any other thing, and their system of making and baking made it
particularly hard to use substitutes. The food administration also has
nigh praise for the patriotic spirit with which most of the Portuguese
women have faced a difficult situation.
The greatest trouble now is the cost of these war breads. For
some unexplained reason tho food administration does not seem to be
able to keep the substitute flours down to the basis of wheat, even when
hey are made from supposedly cheaper grains or vegetables. Thus
the temptation to use wheat is increased by the urge of economy as well
as by preference.
HOW CLOSE TO FAMINE IS HAWAII?
That Hawaii would not have enough food to go around in case
tl e supply of Japanese rice were cut off, is a proposition that will come
as a shock to most persons. Yet that is exactly how near we are to
rctual food shortage;, according to business men of Maui who should
know what they are talking about.
Japan has notified Hawaii that she has no more rice for anyone
not a Japanese. If we want a share of what she still has it must be
vith the understanding that only Japanese shall eat it.
The first impulse might be to tell Japan to keep her rice that Ha
waii could get along on other foods and local Japanese would have to
iearn to do likewise in fact the only ones seriously inconvenienced
might be her own subjects. But with rice from Japan the only
guarantee that some of us will not be going hungry, such cocky impulse
It begins to look as though Hawaii's war gardening had by no
means been overdone.
GOOD FOURTH OF JULY NEWS
AT OTP tlintl a milium finrlilintr Amnriranc in Pranrn I Tluro ic c-mr
thing in this statement by President Wilson for our critics of American
efficiency to ponder over. When we entered the war it was promised
that WO WOtlld ll.ivr linlf n millinn crJrtinrc nn tlin rnntmptit ft-ile cutmr
We have doubled this and are just getting down to business. Taken in
-onncction with the steadily increasing volume 'of tonnage in vessels
which we are launching weekly, another million men sent across before
snow ines does not now seem unduly optimistic. When one pauses
to consider that a little over a year ago we had almost no army, and
lewcr snips, no one need tcel ashamed at what we have accomplished
THE BEST INVESTMENT IN THE WORLD
From whatever angle it may be considered, an investment by an
American citizen in Liberty Bonds or War Savings Stamps is the best
investment in the world.
The .money so invested goes to the Government, which loans some
of it to our allies ; all of it is used in one way or another to maintain,
support, arm, equip, and make victorious our armies and our allies in
Europe. Surely no American money could be put to a better purpose.
Here is an investment in the power and success of our country, an in
vestment in the efficiency, strength, safety, and success of our fighting
men on sea and land.
HOLD YOUR LIBERTY BONDS
"I earnestly hope that every one who has bought Liberty Bonds
will try to keep them for the period of the war at least. If
each and every purchaser keeps his Liberty Bond he helps to protect the
credit of the Government by maintaining the market for the bonds at
par, which is a very helpful thing in war time, and he also renders a
more essential service to our soldiers and sailors in the field by practic
ing those economies and savings which release materials and labor ne
ressary to the support, if not the very life, of our Army and Navy."
Secretary McAdoo. ..
THE UNIFYING INFLUENCE OF THE WAR
"In my own mind I am corvinced that not a hundred years of
peace could have knitted this Nation together as this single year of war
has knitted it together, and, bette." even than that if possible, it is knit
ting the world together. Look at the picture: In the center of the
scene 4 nations engaged against the world, and at every point of van
tage showing that they are seeking selfish aggrandizement; and against
them 23 governments representing the greater part of the population
of the world, drawn together into a new sense of community of pur
pose a new sense of unity of life." (From the President's Red Cross
It is to be regretted that more schools did not enter exhibits at the
Territorial Fair, as the showing made by those who did was unusually
fine, and a number of prizes were awarded the different schools. The
following schools received second awards, the red ribbon :
Hamakuapoko, Peahi, Kuiaha, Kaupakalua and Kihei. Haiku
received a finst award, and the children of Maui, as a whole received
a blue ribbon, or first award, for their combined entry of garden pro
ducce. At another time, every school on Maui that has the available
land should enter exhibits. In going through the gardens on inspec
tion tours, much produce was seen that should have brought first prize,
but because they failed to enter it in the Fair, they naturally lost out.
"I earnestly hope that you can get every American in Hawaii to
jcin the army of war savers. The fighting power of the Nation will be
strengthened more by saving than by any other thing and it is the one
universal thing that every patriot can do. Money saved means labor
and material saved and transmitted into visible and victorious force
against the enemies of America and the world. Every true patriot
should sign the pledge card." Secretary McAdoo.
GET THE HABIT
Get the War Savings Stamp habit. Start by getting a Thrift
Stamp card and a War Savings certificate. These are furnished free
at any postoffice or bank. Carry these in your pocket. When you
have business at the postoffice or bank, ask for your small change in
Thrift Stamps. Invest a quarter or two each time you have a chance
and don't absolutely have to spend them for something else. When
y ur card is filled convert it into a War Savings Stamp, stick it to your
frtificate, and get a new card.
If you have a Liberty Bond, convert your interest coupons as they
,te due into War Savings Stamps.
I Do all this in addition to the amount you have pledged to invest
-.egularly. The average man or woman will make savings this way
and never miss the money. Don't get the idea it will be too much
trouble. It will not be when you get the habit. Besides it is up to
you to take some pains these days towards helping win the war.
Get the habit! It will be good for you in more ways than one.
Secretary McAdoo has recommended to the Congress that eight
billion dollars be raised next year from taxes alone. The program will
probably go through. And one of the main ways of raising this huge
srm will be through a tax on "unearned incomes". In other words, on
incomes derived from investments. But dividends from Liberty Bonds
will not be included The 4JJ percent from these latter may not look
: o small after all.
The Huns have submarined another hospital ship. This one was
traveling with all lights showintr and with a ereat red cross outlined
' in electric lights prominently displayed. Of course there was no mis
take. But it seems little short of criminal that a ship's commander
should thus put himself at the mercy of barbarians who have consist
ently taken advantage of all emblems of mercy to perpetrate their most
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DON'T POSTPONE THE CIVIC CONVENTION
The chamber of commerce will next week probably take up the
matter of holding the 7th annual Civic Convention here ne-t fall. It
is reported that some business men in Honolulu and Hilo have express
ed the opinion that there should be no Civic Convention this year "on
account of the war".
This does not seem to us to be a valid reason. On the contrary
it should be made one of the best reasons for not postponing it.
The Civic Convention has a serious purpose. It is not, and should
not be considered a mere holiday-making. It aims at a closer under
standing between the people of the territory better team-work. If
we ever needed this we need it now.
Maui should not consent to cutting out the Civic Convention un
less there is some more valid excuse than that everybody is too busy on
recount of the war. We should take the time, and see to it that the
time spent is well spent.
The preliminaries in the dek-gateship contest seem to be of the
Alfonso-Gaston type with a reverse english.
Wireless reports of fighting on the shores of the White Sea, close
under the Arctic circle in northern Russia, brings to light an evident
attempt of the Allies to make a flank attack on the Huns through Rus
sia by way of the Arctic ocean. The move looks like a good one.
ftlso it is one in which America will probably play the leading part.
"Give! Give till its hurts!" is the wording of one of the appeals
made by the American Red Cross. The phrase seems to be an unhappy
one, to say the least. It does not inculate the right sentiment about
giving. The right kind of giving will not hurt. Christian Science
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