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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, JULY 26, 1918.
Honolulu For Civic
Convention Hilo Not
Chamber Of Commerce Committee
Trying To Find Prevailing Opinion
Honolulu Chamber On Record
Hilo Not Officially Spoken
Whether or not there shall be a
civic convention held this year Is still
far from settlement. Maui has taken
the position that it is not for her to
say. She is willing to leave the de
cision entirely up to the various
bodies of the territory Interested in
the matter. And thus far the opin
ion appears to be divided.
The Honolulu chamber of com
merce at a recent meeting took the
matter up and decided that it would
be a serious mistake to not hold the
convention. Various speakers Rt that
meeting are reported to have strong
ly urged the war as a reason for hold
ing the gathering rather than the con
trary. On the other hand the Maui chamber
of commerce received a letter last
week from the secretary of the Hilo
Hoard of trade, advising that opinion in
Hilo is against holding the civic con
vention this year, for the reason that
Hilo business men are too busy on ac
count of shortage of labor to take
the time to come. This letter, while
not official, expresses possibly the
real feelings of at least some of the
Hilo people, and Indicates that Maui's
fear that it might be Impossible to
get a representative attendance for
the meeting, was not groundless.
Putt Matter Up To Others
The committee which was decided
upon at a recent meeting of the Maui
chamber of commerce to find out Just
how the other islands stand on the
subject, sent out a letter last week to
the Honolulu Add Club, the Honolu
lu Chamber of Commerce, the Chinese
Merchants' Association, the Japanese
Chamber of Commerce, the Pan-Pacific
Club, the Rotary Club, the Ko
hala Civic League, the Kona Improve
ment Club, the Hilo Board of Trade
and the Kauai Chamber of Commerce.
None of these have as yet replied.
The letter was as follows:
"At the regular monthly meeting of
the Maui Chamber of Commerce held
on Thursday, the 11th day of July,
1918, a motion was made, seconded
and carried that a committee be ap
pointed by the Chair, of which the
President of the Association should
constitute one, with authority to cor
respond with the officers and mem
bers of the several organizations
whose delegates make up the Annual
Civic Convention held in the Terri
tory, with a view to ascertaining the
wishes of these several organizations
concerning the holding of a Civic
Convention this year; the committee
to report back Its findings to the As
sociation; and further that a special
meeting of the Association be called
to receive the report of this commit
tee as soon as a report was filed with
the Secretary. The Chair appointed
as members of this committee the fol
lowing named gentlemen: H. W. Rice,
D. C. Lindsay and D. H. Case.
"Quite a number of the members of
the Maui Chamber of Commerce be
lieve that, on account of war condi
tions, no Civic Convention should be
held during the present year. On the
other hand there are perhaps equally
as many members, possibly more,
who believe that a convention should
be held. However, because of the
fact that the Maul Chamber of Com
merce this year stands in the position
of a host as an organization it does
not wish to express its views at this
time either in favor of or against the
holding of a convention; prefering to
ascertain the wishes of its sister o
ganizatlons throughout the Terrltcra..
and then willingly abide by thepWtsn
of the majority. A!-'
"It is perhaps known to all that tne
Chamber of Commerce in HonoJuilV
in a meeting recently held, gave
presslon to its views favoring the
holding of a convention. This com
mittee encloses a letter just received
from the Secretary of the Hilo Board
of Trade, which speaks for itself and
perhaps defines the views of that Or
ganization. "These facts are brought to your
attention not for the purpose of lead
ing you to believe that the Maul
Chamber of Commerce either favors
or disfavors the holding of the con
vention, but for the purpose of poss
ibly aiding you in arriving at a con
clusion as to what you think Is for
"The Maul Chamber of Commerce
stands ready and willing if the Civic
Bodies of this Territory believe it ad
visable so to do, to hold the Annual
Civic Convention as usual, and pro
ceed with the program; or, If you
think best, pass the meeting of hold
ing a convention to next year. In this
connection, however, should our sis
ter organizations believe It wise not
to hold a convention this year we
would like to reserve the privilege of
having the convention in 1919 held on
"Will you kindly give this matter
your earliest attention, communicat
ing to us your views, in order that
we may report back to our organiza
Mrs. Whitehead wishes volunteers
for Junior Red Cross work during the
summer. Meetings will be held at
the Red Cross rooms, Alexander
Settlement House on Monday. Tues
day and Thursday afternoons from
2:30 till 5 o'clock. The work will be
knitting or sewing on the layettes.
Kvery girl finishing eight sweaters or
the equivalent will receive a Red
Pledge yourself to save to the ut
most and to buy a definite amount of
War Savings Stamps each month.
County Agent Finds
Crop Outlook Good
Ah Sam, a Chinese storekeeper, had
some trouble in understanding the
rules and regulations and called on
the County Agent for explanations.
The increase in production is very
noticeable all through this Bcction.
This land is very poor but growers
are making the best of it. Water
melons coming along now. Tresent
crop Is not so good as that which
comes along a little later in the sea
Took a trip up to Mr. Harold Rice's
hog ranch. His stock all looking very
General crop conditions In this sec
tion very good at present. Crops of
corn, beans, potatoes, and grapes com
ing nlong well and if everything goes
right there may be shipments to the
Honolulu market soon. Beans will be
used mostly for seed. Grape ship
ments will depend on prices received
for trial shipments made this week.
Experiments are being made in new
method of packing grapes for Terri
torial Market shipping. Last year's
experience was that grapes did not
reach Honolulu in a satisfactory con
dition. We are In hopes to overcome
this difficulty this season.
Potatoes look good for the most
part but the farmers hold out for top
prices and may lose out for this
season Tlier.e people do not seem to
understand that prices will drop with
the Increased market supply.
Pineapple crop coming along now
and crop looks very good. Cannery
busy getting packing work going to
General farm conditions good wher
ever crops are planted in this section.
A large crop of pigeon peas being
harvested with a good yield. If any
pigeon peas are needed they can be
had by getting in touch with Mr. F.
G. Krauss, Haiku, Maui, or with Mr.
Will. J. Cooper, Wailuku, Maui.
A good deal of taro is being raised
in gulches in this section, and this is
used as fast as produced by local
consumers. This is a very good taro.
A few farmers have still small
amounts of corn in this section, but
main crop is all harvested and should
be marketed shortly, now.
The Honolulu markets are anxious
ly awaiting shipments of Maui corn
meal, as new equipment makes the
outlook good for a superior quality,
in which case there will be a good
market this season.
The County Agent meets weekly
with commissioner W. D. Baldwin and
Mr. J. J. Walsh. Methods of increas
ing the production of Maui discussed.
Suggestions were made as to the ad
visability of getting prisoners to raise
crops for their own use, in place of
a lot of unnecessary work they are
now doing. It was also suggested
that if land could be had they might
raise their own taro. Matter will be
taken up with the proper authorities
as soon as possible.
Spent a day helping some laborers
in Puunene with their home gardens,
the food being raised in laborers'
gardens becoming more and more important.
Maui Girl Will Wed
Naval Man In Honolulu
Miss Violet Kaleimomi Keola, a
well known and popular Maul girl, the
diMthJer of . J. N. K. Keola, of Wai
UiVuy'lll bJruafrfedhls veain; at
notul:to HrWmnk ral&,lL S.
S. S." Mcmterey',;? noV.Hlt'sflijjei.tt
Pearl Harbor. While the I 'engWenient'
had been known to intimate firleada'
for some time, the date for the we
dmg had not been set, and its ' an
nouncement came this week as some
thing of a surprise.
Miss Keola has been for several
years employed as stenographer for
Lewers &. Cooke, of Honolulu. Her
fiance recently passed the examina
tions, for promotion to ensign in the
navy, and is now awaiting orders from
The marriage this evening will be
attended by only a few of the more
Ultimate friends of th& bride. In ab
sence of her father, who is unable to
be present, Charles E. King will give
the bri.ie away. The ceremony will
be performed by the Rev. Canon Wm.
MAUI RED CROSS KNITTERS
Knitting instructions received from
Washington, through Honolulu, on
July 2Ulh, say that all sweaters must
be 23 inches from the neck to the bot
tom not from the shoulder. After
completing the 23 inches one binds
off for the neck.
In using the heavy yarn, they ad
vise knitting one way and purling
back, with a plain border around the
arm hole to keep it from curling over.
The width should be 16 inches across.
They need these in big numbers.
Instructions for socks are unchang
ed, and Washington does not seem to
object to the colors in the top in Bpite
of all rumors.
Mrs. 11. A. BALDWIN.
Well On The Way
The Bolshevikl are now eating
bread made of straw. All tjjey need
now is to learn how to bray and the
transformation will be complete.
Macon Daily Telegraph.
"WHEREAS on the twentieth day of May, one thousand nine
hundred and eighteen, the President of the United States did issue a
proclamation calling upon all persons subject to registration in the
several States and in the District of Columbia to register as provided
by the aforesaid Public Resolution, and whereas in such proclamation it
was provided amoncr other thintrs that a dav for registration in the
Territories of Alaska, Hawaii and Porto Rico will be named in a later
"NOW THEREFORE. I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the
United States for the purpose of fixing the time for registration in the
Territory of Hawaii do hereby set. fix and establish the thirtv-first dav
of July, one thousand nine hundred and eighteen as the date of registra
tion and I do hereby direct that on such day between the hours of 7
A. M. and 9 P. M. all male persons herein made subject to registration
uo present tnemselves tor the purpose of registration for military pur
pose at such places and to be registered by such persons or officials in
such areas as shall be designated and appointed by the Governor of
"All male persons citizens of the United States residing in Hawaii
and all other male persons residing in Hawaii who have since the thirty
first day of July, one thousand nine hundred and seventeen and on or
he fore the thirty-first day of July, one thousand nine hundred and
eighteen attained their twenty-first birthday are required to register
excepting only officers and enlisted men of the regular army, the navy,
the marine corps, and the national guard and naval militia where in the
service of the United States and officers in the officers reserve corps
and enlisted men in the enlisted reserve corps while in active service.
"Any person who on account of sickness will be unable to present
himself for registration may apply on or before the day of registration
at a place designated therefore by the Governor of Hawaii for instruc
tions as to how he may register by agent.
"Any person who has no permanent residence must register at the
place designated for the registration of persons residing in the area
wherein he may be on the day herein named for registration.
"Any person who expects to be sent on the day designated for
registration from the registration area in which he permanently resides
may register by mail but the registration card must reach the persons
or officials appointed to conduct the registration in such area on or be
fore the day herein named for registration.
"Any such person should apply as soon as practicable at a place
or of a person or official designated or appointed respectively by the
Governor of Hawaii for instructions as to how he may register by mail.
"Any person who on account of absence without the Territory of
Hawaii does not register shall within five days after reaching the first
port in Hawaii register at the proper place designated for registration
or by Mail as provided for other absentees.
"In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the
seal of the United States to be affixed. Done in the District of Colum
bia this eighteenth day of June, in the year of our Lord, one thousand
rii.ie hundred and eighteen and of the independence of the United States
of America, the one hundred and forty-second.
"(Signed) WOODROW WILSON?"
Notice of Places of Registration in
the County of Maui.
UNDER PUBLIC RESOLUTION OF CONGRESS APPROVED
MAY 20, 1918, AND AN ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED MAY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on July 31, 1918, under the
p-ovisions of a Public Resolution of Congress anoroved Mav 20. 1918.
and an Act of Congress approved .May 18, 1917, and under the pro
visions of a Proclamation of the President of the United States under
date the 18th day of June, 1918, all male persons citizens of the United
States residing in Hawaii, and all other male persons residing in Ha
waii who have since the 31st day of July, 1917, and on or before the 31st
day of July, 1918, attained theirlst birthday and not specially exempt
ed under the provisions of said Public Resolution and Act must present
;hemselves for the purpose of registration for military purpoixs at the
places hereinafter designated, between the hours of 7 A. M. and 9 P.
M. to be registered by such persons or officials as shall be designated
and appointed by the Governor of Hawaii.
L,.. The places of registration in the County of Maui are as foil
ITfSRfct 1, Lanai (To register at Lahaina).
it Precinct' Lahaina :
w - Wl3jcit '.A)-r-Lanaina Court House.
i v ZT$SfrVttoim ;(B)UPMiklii Plantation Office.
" Prtciqcj; 4'OfoValu-ertowalu. Plantation Office.
Precincf'5, ,W4ifulrtfWiTijtit Court House..
7, Puunene": 'an'n.
Sub-Precinct (A) Puunene'Plaritirtiort' Office??'1""'
Sub-Precinct (B) Baldwin National Bank; ittt&L ''' J
Sub-Precinct (C) Camp 1 Show House...
inct 8, Kuiaha Haiku Depot. $ "t
Precinct 9, Honuaula Ulunalakua School House
Precinct 10, Keokea Keokea School House.
Precinct 11, Makawao School House.
Precinct 12, Paia:
Sub-Precinct (A) Paia Armory.
Sub-Precinct (B) Hamakuapoko Plantation Office,
Sub-Precinct (C) Keahua Plantation Office.
Precinct 13, Huelo Huelo School House.
Precinct 14, Keanae Keanae Union Hall.
Precinct 15, Nahiku (To register at Hana).
Precinct 16, Hana Hana Court House.
Precinct 17, Kipahulu Kipahulu Hall.
Precinct 18, Kaupo (To register at Kipahulu).
Precinct 19, Halawa (To register at Pukoo).
Precinct 20, Pukoo Pukoo Court House.
Precinct 21. Kaunakakai Kaunakakai Post Offir.
In such precincts as art divided into suh-nrerinrte male rc!ln
such precincts may present themselves for registration at such sub-
li'c.incis as may ue most convenient to the person presenting hiiristlf
for registration. ,.(
Attention is particularly called to the nenaltics
person subject to registration who shall wilfully fail or refuse to present
himself for registration or to submit thereto as in said Public Resolu
tion and in said Act provided.
Dated at Wailuku. Maui. Territory of TIa WAii nn flip ?fto ri liv atf
July, 1918. ' ' " T'
LOCAL BOARD FOR THE COUNTY OF MAUI : ' '
By CLEMENT CROWELW ',
Chairman and Executive Officer,
' . J
I have just installed an IDEAL LAWN-
MOWER GRINDER and am now prepared
to make your old lawnmowers as good as new.
Dan Carey, YAetiluilcui.
Gas Generating Plants
for isolated homes and plantations
camps. Making gas for cooking, light
ing. Reduces large annuul fuel expense
in labor camps.
Catton, Neill & Co., Ltd.
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