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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, JULY 19, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
Entered at the Post Office at Walluku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietors and Publishers
Subscription Rates, $2.50 per Year in Advance.
WILL. J. COOPER : : EDITOR AND MANAGER
FRIDAY : : : JULY 19, 1918.
MR. HEARST AND HIS PUBLICATIONS
Mr. Hearst, as everyone knows, owns ten or more newspapers in
the larger American cities. He also controls the International News
Service which supplies news to several hundred papers, lie likewise
i ontrols a special feature service which sells its products to many papers.
Besides these enterprises in the newspaper field, Air. Hearst owns the
i osmopolitan, Good lloousekeeping, Harper's Bazar, Motor, Motor
Boating, Puck, and Hearst's Magazine.
Altogether his reading matter reaches a good many million Ameri
cans. The British and the French governments barred the International
News Service from their countries because it cabled 1 The Inde
pendent more than a year ago exposed Hearst's habil f pi lining so
caiied cables from correspondents he did not have, and from places
v, here there were no correspondents. Moreover, the Associated Press
is suing Hearst's International News Service for stealing news. This
Mr. Hearst's organization admits, but argues that stealing news is all
right because' it is not property.
Curiously enough the Hearst attorneys in this case arc Mr. Unter
ineyer, who is closely connected with the Government, and Mr. Johnson,
who is United Stales Senator from California.
As a news gatherer Mr. Hearst's agency is enterprising and un
'l list worthy, as The Independent proved, and unscrupulous by its
Colonel Roosevelt in his argument with the Postmaster-General
produced an array of Hearst editorials which is evidence enough for
any thinking man that the influence of the Hearst papers has been
against the cause for which this country is waging war.
There are a number of authors who have refused to write for
Hearst's magazines at any price or on any consideration although
certain members of the Cabinet are not among these.
There are a number of towns in which citizens have publicly burn
ed his papers and still others where the newsdealers refuse to handle
The Government has decided that Mr. Hearst's organizations
have done no disloyal act for which any of the publications should be
suppressed. That is a legal question. But any business that deals
with the public is the public's business and the public can apply its own
icmcdy. Any man who is convinced that Hearst's influence is de
trimental to the United Stales owes it to his country to cease to buy,
read, or advertise in the Hearst publications. World's Work.
DON'T EXPECT THE CHILDREN TO DO IT ALL
Owing no doubt to the good work of those hustling, keen young
leys and girls who have so generously given of thtir time and their
pennies to the thrift campaign, the impression has been created in the
m'nds of many that War Savings Stamps are for children only.
Let us stop to consider the matter for a moment.
The Congress authorized an issue of $2,000,000,000 W. S. S. to
Jo sold in 1918. The purpose of the Stamps was twofold: (1) To
g.t money for the Government for war needs; (2) to instill the habit
of thrift in the American people and by the practice of thrift save
labor and materials for the Government.
Can we expect the children, splendid workers that they arc, to
i'.-eount for $2,000,000,000 of Stamps?
Do we consider that the children alone of all our population need to
be inculcated with the thrift idea? Are they the only spendthrifts?
War Savings Stamps are for everyone. No one, be he a million
aire or be he the humblest laborer, can say truthfully that he is not
interested in W. S. S. and the saving program that they stand for.
There are, indeed, few men and women in the land unable to save
and economize more than they do now. If they want to be listed
among the patriotic people of the land they must save and economize
more than they do now. The winning of the war with the least pos
sible sacrifice demands this, for there are not enough labor and ma
terials for the Government's war needs and for the use of all spend
thrifts.; Cut those useless expenditures. All of us have them. Remem
ber that our boys in the Army and Navy do not expect luxuries and
do not grumble even if they do not get all the comforts that they are
supposed to get.
On or before June 28 show the children that you, too, are enlist
ed in the War Saving Army. National War Savings Committee.
NO LET-UP ON WHEAT-SAVING
The long, hard pull of the war is before us now. Our duty is
clearly defined ; we realize that the Allies must have wheat at any cost.
No matter what we have done already, our service from now on must
be' steadied and intensified. We must work harder, raise more food and
save more food than ever before. Even if we have a bumper crop this
year, we must remember that we have to store up reserves against the
future. America must provision the world until the war is over, and
through the period of reconstruction. Our fighting men and the Allies
must have food for immediate use and for a safe reserve.
The war comes first. Ict us put our wheat-saving on a business
basis. There are plenty of other things we can cat. If we keep our
gardens going and conserve every ounce of food they produce we will
be independent of the food market, so that, after the next crop comes
:n, we can continue our wheat-saving schedule to build up a reserve for
the Allies. We are not in this war for a month, or for a year we are
in the war to the finish.
The most effective help we can give our Government is to strip
our decks for effective battle cast off all non-essentials, cut out all
useless activities, reduce all our processes of life to the simplest possible
'tetnis in order that every thought, every action and every talent may
bo enlisted to beat Germany!
KNITTING VS. CHECKERS
In these days when there is mighty little loafing in private life;
x when men in every line of industry from heads of big business enter
prises down to day laborers are working over time to try to make up
for the men we have gladly sent to answer the call of our country;
when women are doing men's work and even the children are giving
meir sirengui to me cause oi tnc nation, it sort ot galls the average
ciltzen to note the number of county employees whose most apparent
occupation is to play checkers and swap yarns with each other.
There are some county officials and employees who are always busy,
a few, indeed, who have given a great deal of their own time in the past
year to patriotic service for which they can hope for no reward. But
there are others who apparently have much more time than they know
what to do with. It isn't so much a question of money, it's a question of
nan power being wasted which is all too scarce. The men of the fire
department in Honolulu are spending their spare time knitting for our
boys in khaki. It beats playing checkers.
UNCLE SAM, WASTER
In another column of this issue is printed a letter from Food Ad
ministrator Child to the newspapers of the territory which should be
of such general interest to everybody that it is reproduced in full.
Mr. Child admits that the newspapers have been quite a help, and
he asks them to keep on with the good work. There is no doubt that
they will, each to the best of its ability.
But-the food board's letter is but a sample of the letters that arc
flooding every newspaper, big and little, throughout the United States
today. Practically every department and branch of the government
that directly touches the people is asking of the newspapers the same
help that Mr. Child asks. And they are every one getting this help in
fullest measure that the newspapers can give.
Yet while the government is urging conservation of every kind, it
is itself, through lack of proper co-ordination and organization per
mitting an enormous waste in its own multiplicity of publicity effort.
No newspaper in the country could possible use one tenth part of the
matter that is submitted to it from food commissions, War Savings
.'.amps committees, Liberty Bond departments, forest bureau, Red
Cross, Y.M.C.A., Boy Scouts, and dozens of other bureaus big and little,
each with its paid corps of newspaper writers. The amount paid for
viiting, printing and mailing these publicity sheets that cannot be used,
and the cost of transporting them through the mails in hundreds of
tons, must aggregate an immense figure. And it is waste. Not of
money alone, but of the brains and hands of hundreds of workers.
Moreover while the government expects (and. gets) the best the
newspapers have to give in way of space and service without any cost
to it, it is spending huge sums on artists, lithographers and printers for
posters as a matter of course. And many of these posters are distri
buted in most wasteful manner also, as for instance, when Hawaii is
flooded with a ton or two of costly art pictures urging us to lay in our
oal supply early !
It cannot be expected that 'a big job such as we have on hand with
the war can be carried on without any loose ends, but we should not ex
pect them to continue faster than they are discovered. And this mat
ter of publicity waste in one that is most patently in need of attention.
CONSIDER THE COST
Hawaii was probably never before so hard-pressed for labor to
keep the industries of the Islands going as at present. Nor does there
si em much chance of relieving this need. But it should be remembered
it at Hawaii is not the only place that is short of man-power. The
trouble is chronic all over the mainland as well.
Suggestions of letting down the bars to further influx of laborers
"rom the Orient are heard. The abrogation of the Chinese exclusion
act as a war measure is advocated not only for the relief of Hawaii
but for the mainland. Also the Japanese are suggesting the calling oif
i'' the "gentleman's agreement" which at present acts to keep Japanese
laborers from coming here.
It seems improbable that the restrictions will be withdrawn in so
:ar as the mainland is concerned, though that might be done with little
clanger. But it is open to serious question if it should be considered
for the Islands. Unless we be willing to frankly give up all idea of
making this territory really American it should not be considered for
a moment. With a large preponderance of our population of a foreign
i ace, living here much as in their own country, having their own schools
to keep alive the language, traditions and habits of their home land,
the task of the melting-pot seems sufficiently formidable. But it is not
hopeless. Moreover the war is going to be a big help in bringing the
people of all races closer together.
Those who think only of present needs, of the loss in money or
material sacrifices that must be suffered unless more labor is secured,
should try to look into the future and picture the ultimate cost of a
s' ep that once taken can never be retraced.
THE CIVIC CONVENTION
The action of the chamber of, commerce in referring the matter
of holding or postponing the Civic Convention this year to the various
member bodies was the only proper course. The fact that it is Maui's
tuin to entertain the' convention has nothing to do with the case. The
Honolulu chamber of commerce has voted to endorse the holding of
tl-t convention, and. unless the Hilo board of trade and other bodies
belonging to the organization outvote Honolulu on the matter, the gath
ering will be held.
In truth there are a number of strong reasons for holding the meet
ing this year and only one against holding it. That one is a question
of time in face of the increased burden of work which the war has
entailed on everybody. The business men of Honolulu have decided
that this consideration does not outweigh the importance of getting the
'slands together for serious consideration of problems which affect us
Maui appreciates these facts fully and will do her part to the best
of her ability. Honolulu's vote on the matter carries with it the im
plied assurance that she will also do her part in sending a represent
ative delegation and in holding up her end of the program.
MORE SUSPICIOUS PUBLICITY WORK
Almost coincident with the cabled reports last week telling of the
disclosure of large quantities of German war bonds purchased by the
Uusch family, ot St. l,ouis brewery notoriety, this territory was noou-
ed with reprinted clippings from St. Louis newspapers telling of the
activity of the big Anheuser-Busch brewing plant in matter of Red
Cross subscriptions. One of the reproductions is a big 7-column cut
showing the employees of the brewery gathered in the brewery yarct
listening to Red Cross lecturers. The matter of Liberty Bonds is only
mentioned in the propaganda which, somehow as a whole does not have
the ring of sincerity from an American standpoint.
The reprints in question were put in the mails in Honolulu in plain
envelopes, without clue as to their origin.
At a time when every indication points to a heretofore undreamed
of trade development on the Pacific following the great war, the ap
pearance of the "Pan-Pacific, a Magazine of International Commerce,"
a publication launched a month ago in San Francisco, is most timely.
The second number (June) has just reached the Islands. Like its
initial number it is attractive in every way to anyone interested in the
present and future of the countries of the Pacific. Apparently business
men of the Pacific Coast have found it so, and are quickly coming to
its support. For a new magazine it is one of the best written, best print
ed and apparently best founded in its field of any we have seen. In
.ew of Hawaii's prominent place in Pacific affairs the magazine should
prove of much value to business men and others of the Islands.
Clement Crovvell deserves the thanks of the community for the
year of hard work he has given in connection with the registration and
induction of men under the selective draft. lie has been compelled to
res:gn in justice to his other work. W. H. Field, who has been appoint-
d to succeed Sheriff Crowell as chairman of the local board, is taking
t p a patriotic work of much importance and responsibility and as one
of the government's "$1 a year" men should have the backing of every
Kona, Hawaii, held a community fair on the 4th of July. She
probably copied the idea from the Haiku fair, but anyhow she made a
b'g success of it. The exhibits were contributed by people of all na
tionalities of the district, and after they had served their purpose as
exhibits were sold back to the comunity for the Red Cross. In this way
Kona raised $1983. Kona's all right!
An oil tank steamer, after delivering a consignment of oil to a
rival company's tanks in Honolulu, last week, cleaned out her tanks
and took on a return cargo of molasses at Kahului. This is the way
i lungs are done when Uncle Sam is acting as general manager.
Only a straight-distilled, all-refinery gasoline cart
have the continuous, uniform chain of boiling points
necessary to give easy starting, quick and smooth
acceleration, steady, dependable power and long
Combustion starts with the lowest boiling points
and flashes instantaneously through the medium to
the highest. In Red Crown, the Gasoline of Quality,
the full and complete chain is there; in "mixtures"
some link is always missing.
Look for the Red Crown sign before you fill.
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