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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
WHERE THE POLO CLUB STANDS
fcnterei nt I lie I'ont OIlli i at Wuiluku, M.iui, Hawaii, ia sreoml-class ninttpr,
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WILL. J. COOPER : : EDITOR AND MANAGER
FRIDAY : : : AUGUST 23, 1918.
HAWAII AFTER THE WAR
J. T. Uosscter, wlio was taken 1y the United Stales government
from the management of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company and put
?t the head of the U. S. Shipping Hoard because of not only his ac
knowledged executive ability hut on account of his almost uncanny fore
sight and insight in connection with shipping and commerce, recently
"Within half a decade Honolulu and Manila may reasonably cx
t.-ect to find themselves well m in the list of leading seaports of the
world. The course of empire, trending ever westward in accord with
the immortal prophecy of Hishop l'.erkclcy, will bring an era of great
prosperity to Hawaii and the Philippines, starting immediately after
the conclusion of the war. 1 sincerely hope the two districts will be
ready to grasp their opportunities when the latter present themselves.'
Mr. Rosseter expresses what other possibly less qualified students
o.' current events have predicted. The concensus of opinion is that
with the great fleet of commercial shipping turned loose with the con
clusion of the war, a large part of it is to find employment in develop
ing trade in the Pacific. Hawaii, from her position as the Pacific cross
roads, must be of importance in any development that occurs.
The Honolulu chamber of commerce has put the matter into the
hands of a special committee in order that it may be studied with a
view to Honolulu's being ready to handle whatever business is likely
to come her way after the war. The llilo business community is also
taking notice, believing that Hilo is destined to have a part in whatever
shipping business comes to the Islands.
The question suggests itself has Maui nothing to exiect from
a great boom of trade in the Pacific?
Maui already has one of the best and safest harbors in the Islands.
It is little out of the usual route to the Orient or Australia. Hilo
has nothing that Kahului cannot offer to shipping, so that if Hilo can
reasonally expect to profit as a world seaport, Kahului might with equal
assurance expect to do so also. It might be remembered that Maui once
held first place of all the islands as a rendezvous of shipping. There is no
insuperable reason why some of this preeminence might not come again
AN AUGUST CONCEPTION
Samuel Taylor Coleridge, poet and essayist, writing some 75 years
ago, said :
"The possible destiny of the United States of America as a Nation
of a hundred million of free men, stretching from Atlantic to the Paci
fx, living under the laws of Alfred and speaking the language of
Shakespeare and Milton, is an august conception."
The United States is now a Nation of a hundred million and more,
stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and reaching out west takes
in Hawaii and the Philippines, in the north Alaska, and in the south the
Panama Canal. But grander than its physical is its moral greatness.
Its fairness and justice, its courage and power, its maintenance of right
i nd freedom cover the world.
The destiny the United States is now fulfilling is a more august
conception than even the imagination of the author of Kubla Khan con
ceived of less than a century ago.
EXCHANGING LIBERTY BONDS
The treasury department has issued the following concerning the
exchange of Liberty Bonds:
The issue of registered bonds of the Third Liberty Loan has pro
gressed so far that transfers and exchanges of registered for coupon
bonds will be made on and after August 1 until August 15. The regis
try books will be closed on the later date in order to prepare checks for
interest payments on September 15. Bonds may be presented during
such period for transfer or exchange, but such transaction will be
effected after September 15 and the September interest paid to whom
ever was holder of the bonds on August 15.
Coupon bonds presented after August 15 for exchange for register
ed bonds should have the September interest coupon detached ; the reg
istered bonds issued upon such exchange will bear interest from Septem
GERMAN LANGUAGE IN THE SCHOOLS
The attitude of the school commissioners towards the teaclvng of
the German language in the high schools of the territory is unfortun
ate. The barring of the course is not only unfair to the students who
have started on it and need another year or two for credits in entering
college, but is a narrow view-point for an educational institutional to
take. It makes no difference if the German language should cease en
tirely following the war, as a medium of intercourse. It will a'ways
have a certain scholastic interest and value though it becomes as dead
as Sanskirt. All the German ever imbibed by a pupil in a high school
'probably never did or never will do any harm.
(This argument does not apply to primary or grade schools. Here
the board, or the legislature, or the congress if need be, might well set
up a tabu that would prevent any language other than English being
l taught, whether in public or in private institutions. (
I CONSERVING OUR MANHOOD
I The House amendment to the man-power bill, providing for hold
' ing in reserve the boys drafted between the ages of 18 and 21, should
t with general approval. Of all her human assets the nation can
" IK rhaps least afford to sacrifice her boys. They are our chief hope for
vihe future. If our future army requirements are drawn first from the
elder classes of physically able men we shall be going at the business
the right way. The jxilicy will naturally not be popular with our young
i hot-bloods, hut it is along the lines of true conservation.
In connection with our comment last week on the big race meet
Icing arranged for in Honolulu, Frank F. Baldwin, one of the leading
members of the Hawaii Polo and Racing Club, has written to make
clear the club's position in the matter. In the first place the club is
not giving the meet, backing it, or admitting in any way any responsibil
ity for it.
Because the Kapiolani Park race track is public property, Mr. Bald
vin explains, the club did not consider it would be justified in refusing
the use of it to others, and after vainly trying to dissuade the race horse
men, it was finally decided to let them have the track on condition that
the name of the club should not in any way be associated with the en
terprise. That there might not be even a financial interest, it was
agreed to make no charge to the promoters for the use of the track.
Mr. Baldwin and R. W. Shingle are the only members of the polo
club directorate now in the territory, and thoy have been d.iii g their
best to see that the promoters of the races Irept their agreement to
specifically announce that the Hawaii Polo and Racing Club was id: in
any way connected with the enterprise.
torate now in the territory, and they have been doing their best to see
that the promoters of the races kept their agreement to specifically an
nmmce that the Hawaii Polo and Racing Club was not in any way con
nected with the enterprise.
This announcement accordingly made its appearance last Friday
in the Honolulu papers in form of a 2-inch, single column ad. as fol
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The local racing committee repre
senting horse owners wish to an
nounce that the proposed race meet
!o be held at Kapiolani Parte on Au
riisI 31, September 2 and September
7 is not beinR conducted under t'in
auspices of the Hawaii Polo & Racing
Honolulu, August 15, 1918.
"I feel no ill-will towards the people who are giving th. races,"
writes Mr. Baldwin, "but for the sake of racing and the Club, I want
people to know the facts."
The club is opposed to professional racing at present because of
the cost involved and the use of imported feeds, the feeding of which
is held to be contrary to the policy of conservation to which the country
DID NOT BORROW TO BUY BONDS
The Federal Reserve Bulletin says that one of the most encourag
ing and gratifying features of the Third Liberty Loan is that apparent
ly there has been little use of bank accommodations for the purchase
of the bonds. It estimates that probably more than 80 per cent of the
bonds are already fully paid for.
The financial statements of the various Federal reserve banks in
dicate, according to the Bulletin, that not much borrowing from the
banks was done by the subscribers to the third loan. They either paid
cash or bought on the installment plan.
This eases a great deal the burden of the banks, upon whose shoul
ders rests the financing of the business and industry of the country.
THE MUFFLER CUT-OUT NUISANCE
A kick against the muffler cut-out nuisance was voiced at the last
meeting of the chamber of commerce, after business had been suspend-
c.l several times in the course of half an hour while noisy cars passed.
There is plenty of law on the subject, and the matter is clearly up
to the police.
The muffler cut-out is not only a nuisance but is largely useless ex
cept as a noise maker. Modern automobiles show no appreciable in
crease of power with it in use. In fact a number of manufacturers
who formerly included a muffler cut-out in the equipment of their cars
r.c.w dispense with it as useless.
The brand of logic which Editor Fred Makino uses when he an
nounces that he will fight by all means in his power the plans to admit
Chinese laborers to the Islands, w hile at the same time he is urging the
abrogation of the agreement between the United States and Japan which
keeps Japanese laborers from coming, is something to wonder over.
Mr. Makino professes to desire the Americanization of Hawaii,
but how this is to be accomplished in face of another overwhelming
flood of either Japanese or Chinese is something that the average Am
erican will find hard to see.
Sheriff Crowell's idea of having the county prisoners raise their
own vegetables is a good one. There should be plenty of land avail
able for the purpose and there is no reason why the prisoners should
not produce a large part of what they eat. It will be good for the men
and good for the community. The supervisors in sanctioning the plan,
have evidently grasped the possibilities of the idea.
The women of the Red Cross in Maui have inaugurated an adver
tising campaign in hope of stirring up a little more enthusiasm on the
art of some of their slightly indifferent or unthinking sisters. Their
'Hot Shot No. 1" appears in the advertising section of this issue. It
contains food for thought. Others are to follow.
Some people seem to have overlooked the fact that it is as much
an offense now to give a friend a drink as it is to sell him a barrel of
whiskey. It should not be forgotten, either, that Uncle Sam has the
ob of enforcing the new prohibition law, which means that it will real
ly be dangerous to trifle with it.
When the Honolulu brewery over-estimates the public thirst to the
extent of $10,000 worth of beer left on its hands, it may be inferred
hat suffering from the drought may be less severe than the pessimists
The sentencing of Luna Spillner to serve 16 years for making pro-
German utterances, should be a big help to some people in remember
ing Attorney General Gregory's keep-your-mouth-shut injunction.
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