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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
the civic coxrnxTiox
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as second-cias matter.
A Republican Pafer Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietors and Publishers
Subscription Kates, $2.50 per Year in Advance.
WILL. J. COOPER
EDITOR AND MANAGER
AUGUST 2. 1U1S
run war is not yet wax
Because America now lias a formidable force on the fighting front
in France, or 1iceaii-e the Germans have suffered severe reverses on 1 1 1 -Soissons-Marne
salient and have heen thrown hack 10 or 12 miles on a
part of this sector after two weeks of hard fighting, is no reason for
the undue optimism. True all recent reports are most highly en oura;;
:ng really the very hest news since the war began. For the tirst time
the Allies are fighting on the offensive in the west, and a war can't Lc
won in any other way.
It means that the Allies arc finally strong enough to tic, more than
simply hold the enemy hack. lint it doesn't follow that the war is any
ways near won.
It must he remembered that in the Sois-. .rs-Kcinv. lighting the Ger
mans have been forced to fight largely in the open. Vhey did not have
time to strongly entrench their positions won in the early li.ne drive,
but it is very certain that they have enormously strong position further
back that they have had months, or even yeirs to perfect When they
arc forced back to these positions the dithc.i.ly of dislodving them will
be greatly increased. We cannot hope to do this before (lie v imcr sets
in. Wc should be well satisfied if we can force them back to approx
imately the the positions of last spring.
But we have reason to expect great things for next spring and
summer. By thai time we should have at least 3 million American
troops in France possibly more. Wc are getting more ships weekly,
and transportation difficulties are rapidly being solved. Our airplane
program is finally beii.g worked out. We should be j'ble to absolutely
dominate the air by next summer. The U-boat menace is apparency a
minor factor now, and viu continue to grow less. Our food cons..Va
tion efforts have proven of jrealest value. Our crops have be.:.. gol.
The morale of our own troops is of the highest and our active assistance
in furnishing men and supplies to the tired forces of our allies has won
derfully improved their own spirit.
The situation could scarcely be more hopeful. But it would be a
Mistake to think everything is over but the shouting. Any such no
tion is mischievous in the extreme in that it tends lo overconiidence and
slacking up of effort all along the line. It is the best kind of t.iing for
Germany. It is a form of weakness that we must resist with all our
The war is not over. It may last for several years more. Whether
it does or not, we should push our plans exactly as it we were sure
such would be the case. By al. means let us be encouraged by the good
news the cables bring, and then let us buckle down all the harder to
buying war stamps and liberty bonds, to cutting out waste, to doing more
and better work than we have 3one heretofore. 1 h; nearer our goal
the harder we strike, should be our motto.
WAR PICTURES 4.VD-PR0FITEERING
iui about the prices charg
'.erniany" picture, shown
e more than double the
: charges of rofiteer
he film, is a remark
cost '. to" ' produce
rig ropdetar productions
Considerable conaa'ii'it Vas voiced on :
cd for beats at theeraird "Four Years i
in local playhoust'this vcek. The price
regular prkes oi rtst of the houses.
'In hb'senceof ' -overling cyi(,
mg on th.s Pictur ; ,e w
and nl .
was probabbft , -tureVvii! l
Being of a jJi-otnc : .- t ; tlcss even less- expensive to
the produoAhanU f Wi.iu teve "been. At the same time it
is undoulQly 5?2 ' ne biggest drawing cards in years-iilso because
of thi'same oH character. Hence everything would seem to war
ra,Vfovtfer rartvijT ian higher prices, and to create the impression that
"mewhere aloy the line enormous profits are being made from the
Of course it is unfair to blame the local management, which has
'no voice if the matter of prices. Indeed it may be true, as is claimed,
.iiui rights for Islands were held at such a high figure that no ex
traordinary profit was made by anyone in the territory despite the high
prices for seats. But it is quite clear that somebody is profiteering ex
cessively on this picture and profiteering is a crime these days. The
Vigilance Corps, either here or on the mainland ought to investigate
this matter because the picture is one that everybody should sec. In
deed it might well be handled by the government and shown every
where free or at a nominal charge.
TURKEY'S BREAK WITH GERMANY
If Turkey has broken her alliance with Germany, as is reported,
it means probably more than that the Turks are simply war weary or
are disgruntled by the high-handed domination of the Germans. These
piobably are factors, but the moving one is doubtless the conviction in
the wily Turkish mind that Germany's cause is doomed and that Turkey
might do better than be on the losing side when the final accounts are
( If the break really has occurred it may be expected that Turkey
w ill soon be trying to placate the Allies in hope of escaping or mitigat
ing the w rath to come.
It is to be hoped that expediency will not tempt the Allies to accept
rny favors from these butchers of Christians and Jews that may tie
iheir hands in the future. Turkey as a nation should be wiped out of
Europe. She has been able to maintain herself for a century through
the jealousies and rivalries of the other nations and under cover of
tnese to time after time indulge her lust for wanton massacre of help
less peoples. If she is now reading the hand-writing on the wall and
attempting to escape the all too long delayed justice that her crimes
merit, may she find it unavailing.
The surrender of the Dardanelles and the opening of the Black
Sea to the Allied fleets might seem invaluable, but the war is being
f..ught successfully without these advantages now. It would be far
Letter to continue as we have than to gain a possibly quicker victory by
compromising with the unspeakable Turk.
There will be a general feeling of mortification through the Islands
t if the charges against the Hawaiian swinin'ers of padding their ex
pense accounts during their present mainlanc tour are proven. Press
dispatches state that if the charges are sustai led Kahanamoku, Kruger
and Bane will be barred from further participation in athletic events in
the middle states. It is to be hoped that the Islands branch of the A.
f Ji. U. gets strongly back of this matter and makes sure w here the fault
:f r and if possible secure a reintatement of the swimmers.
traveling under direction of a manager who should have
...the expense accounting,
The Maui chamber of commerce may be expected to take some def
inite action regarding the holding of the civic convention at its meet
ing next week. The problem is not one to be decided off hand, nor is
it made any the less easy by having both Hilo and Kauai opposed to it.
Honolulu's chamber of commerce and Ad Club both favor the conven
tion for next fall but the question is how much do they want it?
Maui stands ready to do her part both as host and as a member
I the organization, but she would like to have some assurance that
she w ill not be called upon to entertain but a corporal's guard, or a del
egation that will not really be representative of the communities repre
sented. The 1918 Civic Convention can be made of much value to the
territory. Also it may be but little better than time wasted if the men
of Hawaii who do things fail lo do their full part or try to do it by
DISCOURAGE THE CHAIN LETTER CRANKS
The government has several times issued warnings against the
various chain letters, and called upon patriotic Americans to, "break
the chain" whenever they have the opportunity. Most of these, while
well intended possibly, simply foster superstition and clog the mails.
Here is a sample that reached our office this week: t
"Bord 1 implore Thee! Bless our sailors and soldiers and keep tJheni
trom all harm and bring them to rest with thee. Amen. V ,
"This prayer has been sent all over the world, copy it and see wjiat
happens. It was sent in ancient times and all who wrote it were sup-'
posed to be safe from all harm, and who passed it by met with sbrjie
misfortune. Send it to seven persons, one each day and on the seveitih
day you -will experience great joy. Start the day you receive this'.'
Please do not break the chain. It was sent to me as I am sending ity
lou. l.ord bless Uur Hoys!
THE SETTLEMENT SETS AN EXAMPLE
Prompt and generous response to any meritorious appeal has come
lo be expected from the Molokai leper settlement; yet every new
evidence of this splendid and self-sacrificing spirit from a little Corn-'
munity of unfortunates, not by any means overburdened by worldly,
iiches, brings a glow of pride to Island people.
And now the Settlement is likely to be the first community in the
Territory to "go over the top" for War Savings Stamps, if indeed, jt;
l.as not already done so. Up to the middle of last week the Kalaupapa
postoftice reported that a total of $12,511 worth of War Savings arid.
I r.nft Stamps had been sold. This is equivalent to $20 for 625 persons?
wliK.i is more than there are lepers in the community. There ara,less;
than 700 persons there including kokuas and other non-lepers. v js"i('
The territory as a whole has bought perhaps less than $5 worth b)E
s'amps per capita up to the present time.
The Rotary Club makes the third Honolulu organization to fatfgh
the holding of the Civic Convention this vear "with Hilo and Kauai,
opposing. Maui also wants the convention but has not relished ificM
possibility of entertaining a delegation of proxies.
UNUSUAL, VALUE FOR THE MONEY:
You'll not find a better footwear bargain anywhere. We doubt
whether this low price can continue after the present stock is
WE CAN FIT YOU BY MAIL.
Manufacturers' Shoe Co,, Ltd.
Buy W. S. S.
Jime Oablo ZKaliuiui Slailroad Co.
Daily Passenger Train Schedule (Except Sunday)
The following schedule ne nt into effeet June 4th, ltf 13
5 33 3 3 ' 258 4 6 35
3 3,3 H1 '5,8 3o,6 25
33 17 7
j 103 07 .... 18 17
I c9 3 05 (8 "5
i 00 55 j8 5
5 1 53
4 5i j 47
4 5i 1 46
4 45 1 4j
4 44 .w
4 40 1 35! )7 45'
A.. Wailuku.. L
.. Kahului ..
a" el"'" I'l
L" Hama "A
.. Pauwela ..
IL.. Haiku ..A
6 40 8 50
6 50 9 00
7 35 .
P M , P M
1 3o 3 33
I 40I 41
4 J 47
SJ J 37
' S3 1 3
a 05 4 10
14 4 i
a 1)4 ao
a S 4 3
3 4 JJ
s - j I
asiintr I rjimtir J liitaici !
M M Mill!
1 21 3 15
12' 3 05
All trains dally except Sundays.
A Special Train (Labor Train) will leare Wailuku dally, except Sundays,
at 6:30 a m., arriving at Kahului at 5:50 a. m., and connecting with
the 6:00 a. m. train (or Fuunene.
DAGGAGE RATES: 150 pounds of personal baggage will be carried free
of charge on each whole ticket, and 75 pounds on each half Ucket, when
baggage Is In charge of and on the same train as the holder of the ticket.
For excess baggage 25 cents per 100 pounds or part thereof will be
I'or Ticket Fares and other Information see Local Passenger Tariff I. C. C.
No. 3, or Inquire at any of the Depots,
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Low Boiling Points Give
You step on the starter
quickly, your engine re
sponds, for the full series of
low boiling points in your
Red Crown gasoline makes
easy starting sure.
Red Crown, the Gasoline of
Quality, is a straight - distilled,
all-refinery fuel, having the full
and unbroken chain of boiling
points necessary for steady, de
pendable power: Low boiling;
points for easy starting, medium
boiling points for quick and
smooth acceleration, and high
boiling points for power and
mileage. Be sure it's Red Crown
before you fill.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
WE DO AS GOOD WORK AS ANY MAINLAND
J. ABADIE, Proprietor.
Jno. D. Souza, Paia Agent M. Uyeno, Kahului Agent
' Jack Linton, Wailuku Ajent.
? pCnVwdlsfcCrav ft EM. 'ESTATE, STOCKS
WRITES FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE.
NEGOTIATES LOANS AND MORTGAGES.
A list of High Grade Securities Mailed on Application.
P. O. BOX 348.
Make Your Butter Go Twice As Far
Two pounds of merged hutter from one pound
of butter and one pint of milk; is possible with
Simple and specially constructed, it merges butter
and milk into a truly delicious and creamy product.
Tastes like Country Butter.
one size only, $1.25 I
E. O. Hall & Son, Ltd,
The house of dependable merchandise. Honolulu, T. H.
ready for delivery
Ask for demonstration on your own
Honolulu Iron Works Co.
HONOLULU, T. II.