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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER r, 191 8.
THE MAUI NEWS
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Kntcrei at the Post OHiee at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class mailer.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
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WILL. J. COOPER : : EDITOR AND MANAGER
FRIDAY : : SEPTEMBER 6, 1918.
GERMAN ANCESTRY AND AMERICANISM
There are American men and women here on Maui whose mere
rcscncc in any group seems to create an intangible restraint when
are the topic of discussion. lliey are Ainei leans, uui
war matters are the
But there are other Maui citizens, also with German antecedents,
who never cause any such feeling. Xo one realizes except by an actual
effort, that they have this alien lineage. They lit in naturally. They
have entree anywhere. What is the difference?
Two explanations may cover the first class. One is that they are
actually, though perhaps sub-consciously, pro-German in their senti
ments." The other is that they may he simply sensitive to their origin
in n n,;,it vvlii. li t.'lls iii their manner, thouirh thoroughly loyal in their
hearts. . , ,
In either case their Americanism is open to question. I hey have
not been put to the test. They have not felt the passion of patriotism
lorn of real self-sacrifice. They cannot declare their loyalty before
the world as a thing they have suffered for or stand ready to lay down
their lives for if need be.
In the other class are men and women who have sons serving un
der the Stars and Stripes. Who do not wear long faces and talk of
peace, but who follow the war bulletins eagerly and whose spontaneity
of reaction to the news they read leaves no trace of doubt in the minds
of their neighbors who know them best. There are those who did not
hesitate to express their horror when the Lusilania was sunk, or to
cease associating with those who openly gloated at acts of f rightfulness
perpetrated in the name of "kultur," or but thinly veiled their satisfac
tion or attempted to excuse these atrocities. These did not wait until
America declared war before they ceased to declare their sympathies
with the ambitions of the Potsdam pirates.
We have the example of German born Americans who have been
able, in the face of open attacks, to win the confidence of entire com
munities. But they had to pay the price. Their struggle was not easy.
To be an American these days really means something. Fortune of
birth does not suffice. Men are being weighed in the scales of public
opinion regardless of their antecedents and the slackers are being weed
ed out ruthlessly by this stern court. And one of the deepest satisfac
tions of the nation today lies in the high percentage of her German ori
gin citizens who have passed this test who have made good.
IS IT FOR THE CHILD'S OWN GOOD?
The children of Hawaii have worked for two months in the cane
fields hard and faithfully. Now the planters want then to work a few
weeks more and to defer their school term accordingly. The sugges
tion was turned down by Superintendent of Schools Kinney, but now
Pood Commissioner Child has revived it on plea that the coming sugar
crop will suffer material reduction without the labor of the children.
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fare and child exploitation. It is doubtful if any state of the Union
has worked its children as hard as has Hawaii during the past summer,
and two months of steady work should be sufficient.
The U. S. department of labor inaugurated the boys' working re
serve, recognizing that benefit to both nation and the boys themselves
might be had by properly supervised vacation work. But Hawaii, in
the name of this movement has gone much further than anything con
templated on the mainland. There only boys over 16 were enrolled.
We have had no age limit. Also we are working girls as well as boys
in the cane fields.
There can be no objection to any child's working, and many reasons
.hy he should, but always the child's own. welfare should overshadow
all other considerations, and should measure the amount of work re-
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children working steadily for two months, and would they now see
them delay their studies in order to work still longer? And would
they urge it for their child's own good or for the sake of a bigger su
Vocational exemption for plantation laborers should most certain
ly be claimed by employers when the registrations under the new man
power law are made. This should have been done in the first registra
tion but for some mistaken reason was not. If the claim is not allow
ed it will be because the sugar industry of Hawaii is not considered
ot sufficient importance. But unless the claim is made there is little
hope that Washington will step in ana do it lor us.
The sugar industry of the Islands has already been bled about to
the limit. Any further reduction of the present labor force must re
sult in corresponding reduction of the sugar output.
This should count for nothing against winning the war. If we
can best help by throwing our man-power into the fighting ranks Ha
waii will gladly'makc any financial sacrifice that such demand requires.
f our sugar is the more important Uncle Sam will doubtless sec that
wc have sufficient men to handle the crop if his attention is called to
The muffler cut-out ordinance is violated right in front of the
poke station every day, but the police seem to be hard of hearing.
A K ARROW POINT OP VIEW
is to supply
The ideal of the modern educational institution
struction in nracticallv anvthiner for which there is
eoesn't nretend to dictate what shall or shall not be taught. To this
extent at least the territorial board of public instruction is not modem.
Because it shares the general antipathy towards the Hun, it therefore
presumes to rule the German language course out of the curriculum,
regardless whether or not anyone is injured or inconvenienced.
It is entirely probable that within another year or two there will
be so little demand for a German course in the high schools that it
would not warrant the cost of maintaining one, but in the meantime the
pupils who have spent one or two years on the language have a right
to be allowed to finish what they took up in good faith, and the board
is duty bound to keep faith with them. It there were any conceivable
harm to come to '.he union or to the individual through the continuance
of '.he coursj the case would 'e rliffcrei t. But there is not. The
arguments thus far offered in upport ui the decree are childish.
TO AMBUSH THE PRIMARY LAW
There will doubtless be another attempt made in the next legislature
to throw out the primary election law of islands and to go back to the
old convention system of nominating candidates. That such effort will
fail is a forgone conclusion, unless the reactionary element is able to
put something across while nobody is looking.
The primary law is not perfect, but it is all right in principle. The
chief objection to it as it stands is that it docs not require voters to
stick to one party, with the result that has already occurred, of one
party's controling the nomination of candidates of an opposition party.
Were this made impossible there should be no serious objection to the
riw from anyone honestly wishing to see unhampered nominations and
Harbor Board Will
Dredge At Lahaina
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of emergency the Maul supervisors
might consent to consider an advance
of about $5000, to be refunded by the
Territory when the legislature meets
again, but nothing: ollicial In this re
gar:! has developed and it may not be
needed, if the currents arc kind.
A great deal of the expense, it was
declared yesterday, would be to clear
the channel of the debris alter me
blasting had taken place nnd it. was
suggested that it might bo well to
drag this blasted coral ashore and use
it on the Maui roads. However, 11
there are sea currents which will
wash this stuff off into deep water
then it will all be easy, but if not,
tVinn tlie Maul Runervisors may be
called upon to help complete the work.
The law was examined ana aiscus
sed and the various acts and appro
priations of the legislature resurrect-
d. showing that there was in me
maintenance funds approximately
25,000. So it was resolved to taKe
n nii.inre nnd on motion by Commis
sioner Metzger the chairman was au
thorized and instructed to proceed
with the plans for Lahaina and spend
all or part of the appropriation 10
carry out the proposed Improvements.
Anniversary Of Church
To Be Well Celebrated
There u-iil rrrohablv bo a very large
nttonrinneo nt the cervices at the La
haina Catholic church next Sunday to
commemorate the dedication 01 me
church 60 years ago. The old church
never had a corner stone, and a me
morial stone Is to be installed on this
occasion and will contain current
newspapers and other documents
which future generations may prize
when the crypt is opened in years to
thor Ttrnnn. who has charge of
the exercises, has extended an invita
tion to Bishop Libert to auenu,
though it is possible that he will be
unable to do so.
Following the services in the
church, an elaborate luau has been ar
Miss Mary E. Hoffman and Mr.
Joseph H. Kunewa were the princi
pals in a quiet but pretty church wed
ding in Honolulu, last Saturday night.
The. ceremony took place in me uaino
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intimate lfiends of the young people.
The bride was attenueu Dy miss
Uicy Richardson, of Maui, while Mr.
Snnhnrv short also of Maui acted as
best man. The bride was given away
bv Mr. George Schrader.
Following the ceremony the bridal
party partook of a splendidly prepar
ed supper at the home or Mrs. Artnur
Fniinwinir the dinner the happy
young couple were driven to Haleiwa
where they spent several oays. iney
returned to Wailuku on Wednesday
Mrs. Kunewa is well known on ftiam
as a talented musician ana wr, ivunc-
wa is tax assessor for this tax divi
On The Other Islands
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Hnwaiians Would Raise
Taro And Rice
R. Keliinoi, representing a hul of
Hawaiians in Honolulu, has taken up
with Food Administrator Child a plan
for leasing GO acres of wet hinds from
the I'rinceville Plantation, Kauai, for
the purpose of raising riro and taro.
The idea is to cut up the hind into
small areas which will be farmed by
Hawaiians and a few Chinese to be
taken into the hul.
Vice Diminishing In Honolulu
According to reports gathered from
city, territorial and federal court -calendars,
commercialized vice has been
greatly reduced in Honolulu in the
past year or two, through the vigil
ance of the various bodies which have
been fighting it.
Dr. Raymond Stumping Kauai
Dr. J. II. Raymond finished his
two-week campaign trip on Hawaii
last week, and this week no is speu
LirwliniT nn Kauai. While in Honolu
lu over Sunday enroute to the Garden
Island, he denied the reports that in
opening his campaign in lino ne nau
bitterly attacked the plantation in
terests and others. He stated that lie
has attacked no person or persons
save his political rivals, anu uiose on
ly on the strengtn ot tneir pomicai
s now receiving
forces, as soon
CASUALTY LISTS ON FILE
The Maui Xews, through the war department, i
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as they can arrive by mail from San Francisco where they are tent by
wire from Washington.
These lists contain the home addresses of every man killed, wound
ed or missing.
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print them, but the list will be kept on file for inspection of those in-
The war department always notifies the relatives of boys at the
front who have mt with misfortune, before the list is given to the
Will Make Starch Out of Tree Ferns
Manufacture of starch from kaku-
ma, or tree ferns, will soon Decome a
new industry in Hawaii, if the plan
completed by K. Miyazawa of Hilo,
Tiiiwnll fnr commercialization of the
tree-fern starch production, proves a
According to reports from Hilo, Mi-
vnzawa. formerly an episcopal minis
ter of a Hilo Japanese church but
now secretary 01 tne Japanese raid
ers' Association of the Crescent City,
hna made the discovery that starch
can be made in large quantity from
the tree-ferns. An analysis maue ij
the tree-ferns. Miyazawa says, proved
that sixty-nine percent of the fern
stalk is starch.
Mivimwn r.ivs that as he lias al
ready been granted by the govern
ment use of the tree-ferns in Puna
forests for his new industry, he wilt
soon erect a factory at uiaa anu
t!irt the nroduction of fern-starch on
commercial basis. He claims that his
enterprise will prove a uig success.
Boiling points are the real test of gasoline val
ue. The old gravity test tells nothing about the
carbureting and combustive qualities of gaso
Boiling points are vaporizing points. Irt
straight-distilled, all-refinery Red Crown gaso
line they form a continuous, uniform chain.
Combustion starts with the lowest boiling
points and flashes on through the medium to
the highest. The complete chain is necessar
for instantaneous, full - powered combustion.
Eliminate one link and the power chain is
Red Crown, the Gasoline, of Quality, has the
full and complete chain of boiling points nec
essary for steady, dependable power: Low boil
ing points for easy starting, medium boiling
points for quick and smooth acceleration, and
high boiling points for power and mileage.
Look for the Red Crown sign before you fill.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
ABLE IF THEY'RE NEAT AND CLEA,. UUK
Cleaning or Dyeing
W ILL MAKE THEM LOOK LIKE NEW.
Jno. D. Souza, Paia Agent M. Uyeno, Kahului Agent
lack Linton, Wailuku Agent.
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Lt. Merrill Wounded At Front
Under date of August 12, is report
ed by the war department casually
lists, the wounding of Lt. Howard U.
Merrill, of 1004 Pua Lane, Honolulu.
Thp decree of injury had not oeen
determined at the time the report
was issued. Lt. Merrill is the son of
Rev. F. W. Merrill, pastor of St.
Elizabeth's Episcopal cnurcn.
Ma. Sam Johnson To Siberia
Major Samuel I. Johnson, U. S. A.,
at Camn Fremont, formerly adjutant
Kcneral of the Hawaiian National
Guard, expects to ko to Siberia with
merican troops. Major Johnson wa
iiorn in Russia and knowing the
language would be of value not only
as a military ouicer, uui us uu
Maui Filipino Arrested
Julio lJecaney, a Filipino, was ar
rested bv Dective A. E. Carter in con
nection with an alleged theft of a
watch from a fellow countryman. IP-
i.iimtinir nornnrv'n effects.
Carter found that the f inpiuo nau
rtmft rnrdrs. one trom 1VHU1 Him
one from the local board. The case
will he investigated by Laptain 11.
Gooding Field today.
For Honolulu, Aug. 30 from Maui
Mrs. Goo Lin, Miss Helen Goo, Miss
Akana Goo, Master Ah Chow, Master
Chong Goo, Master Kong H. Goo, M.
Rocha, Mr. and Mrs. Dan T. Carey,
Miss S. Carey, Master Tom Carey,
Master Carey, A. S. Fernandez, J. H.
Kunewa, George Weight, Mr. and Mrs.
O. K. Swezey and child, B. Aukai,
Mrs. I'ehida, P. Villaro, Mrs. Taketa,
Mrs. Nakata and child, J. S. Macken
zie, Mrs. A, Avaro, Mrs. D. Moniz and
Infant, Mrs. E. R. Devins, Miss Myrtle
Taylor, 3t L. Alameda.
WHERE IS IT7
WHAT IS IT?
WHO DOES IT?
WHAT CAN IT DO?
WHAT IS IT GOOD FOR?
WHO HAS TRIED IT?
Sundayy Auto Trips abu
toq- AHmiral Dovle. commandant
at Pearl Harbor, has received instruc
tions which will hereafter prohibit
the personnel of the navy station
from using autos, motorcycles and
motorboats for pleasure on ouuu.u.
The rurpose of these instructions,
which come in the form of a request
from the fuel administration, is i"
Freak Envelopes Frowned On
Postmaster H. V. MacAdam has re
ceived a bulletin from the third as
sistant postmaster at Washington re
questing the public not to use any
freak envelopes to mail letters or pa
pers in, as these adi to the labor of
ihe postal clerks. The standard en
velopes should be used in all cases,
both large and small.
Cots For Teachers On Steamers
As a result of the request by Gov
ernor McCarthy for a special steamer
to bring the stranded school teachers
on the coast to the Island in time
for the Bchool term, word has been
received from the U. S. Shipping
board that uch a vessel cannot be
sent, but that plans have been made
to send the 70 or more waiting peda
gogues down in relays on three reg
ular steamers. Cots are to be placed
ln the social halls of the ships for
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A high grade cold water paint for exterior
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