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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1918.
THE MAUI NEVAS
Entered at 1 lie rout Cilice at Wniluku, M.uii, Hawaii, as second class matter.
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WILL. J. COOPER : : EDITOR AND MANAGER
FRIDAY : : SEPTEMBER 13, 1918.
WHY GERMANY MUST BE ABSOLUTELY WHIPPED
If our pacifists who could not m-c the ncccMty of America's partici
pating in the world-war against Prussian autocracy will take the trouble
to studv, even superficially, some of the things that Germany had, and
still has in mind for us after the war, they must certainly be convinced
that there could have been no other course open. Our country has but
recently come into possession of a single copy of a German plan for
commercial domination of the world that would be unbelievable did it
not tit in so perfectly with demonstrated German war methods.
The book in question, written by S. llerzog, and entitled "The
Future of German Industrial Exports," has been circulated among the
industrial leaders of Germany, and undoubtedly forms the basis of the
vague phrases so stubbornly reiterated by the war lords demanding the
"open door," and "delivery of raw materials," which have crept into
even- peace suggestion that Germany has yet made.
Under the plan outlined bv llerzog the entire world is to be abso
lutely dominated in trade bv Germany. By treaties, which are to be
ruaranteed by tangible assets (for Germany evidently hasn't much faith
in "scraps of paper"), Germany is to be granted an unrestricted right
lo secure raw materials from any country of the world on practically
her own terms, and backed bv the' German government, a great industri
al trust is to be created in Germany to beat down every effort of com
petition in manufactures or trade.
Every German in foreign countries is to become a cog in a huge
spy system for the purpose of keeping Germany informed not only of
l ade and business secrets of the whole world, but to furnish data for
a daily table of "trade statistics" by which the German barons of com
merce may be informed in minutest detail of the business of the world.
A drafted army of scientists and skilled workers of the empire, who
will be under military discipline, and not allowed lo emigrate from the
country or even to strike, will not only make use of the discoveries and
trade methods reported by the spies, but will develop and guard the
processes and trade secrets of their own country as well.
Tin- .-imayinir ilot is. in short, the absolute domination of the
world by Germany, through trade channels. It makes it clear that Am
elia is not lighting simply as a friend to France and England, or even
for the abstract ideal called democracy, but for the extremely practical
and concrete reason that Germany was and is striving to take from us
tlirniifrli sccurinc control of our own as well
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nt iIip world's commercial and material resources.
We shall be able to frustrate this scheme before we are through
v.iih the nresint war: but we should inevitably have had to fight a still
harder war, had we lain back in false security on the theory 'hat the
wr in Furone did not concern us.
The value of the discovery in such minute detail of Germany's
after the war program, as is contained in Ilerzog's book, is that we
shall be fully able to prepare for it through proper alliance with tne
world powers outside of the central empire, and shall also be able to
cv.ard against any attempt to torce a premature peace a peace in wmen
Prussia might be able to dictate terms.
Notlrng that has happened since America began sending her
rmics into ! ranee by the hundreds of thousands monthly has quite so
erfectly demonstrated the futility of the German submarine menace
s did the torpedoing of a transport last Friday, 200 miles from land.
With 2800 men aboard not one was lost and but a few injured from
the explosion. Engine trouble, it seems, had caused the vessel to drop
china the rest of the fleet, giving the raider a chance to fire a torpedo.
With the strong fleet of destroyers by which our troop ships are
nvoyed, the torpedoing of a ship can scarcely result in any serious
o-s of life, as was demonstrated in this instance. And as was also
proven the risk which the U-boat must take to strike a fatal blow is
'most suicidal. In tins particular case late reports are that the at-
acking vessel was destroyed by a depth-bomb from a destroyer.
In less than a year and a half America has succeeded in landing
i Fiance something like 1,750,000 with an infintesimal percentage of
ss. And the rate of transport is jumping upward every month as our
acililies increase. It is no wonder that our Allies characterize it as
a miracle of accomplishment.
If Honolulu is lukewarm towards the free port idea, it is now
uggested that Hilo might go after it. But what's the matter with Ka-
lutlui making a try for it too?
It seems practically certain that such a free zone will have to be
stablished somewhere in the Islands to properly handle the great vol
ume of trans-Pacific traffic following the war. Some of the biggest
iorts m the world have been bum up almost entirely through their use-
as distributing, transshipping, and trading centers, by aid of the free
I Ik zone created within them. Maui now has the harbor. Iherc
s nothing impossible or fantastic about the proposition.
The nomination of Judge Edings by President Wilson to a place
on the territorial supreme court has been learned with pleasure by the
udgc s many friends on Maui. Judge Edings made a splendid record
during the several years he occupied the circuit court bench here, and
he has continued to make good since he went lo Honolulu. His eleva
tion will universally be accepted as a just recognition of ability and in-
egrity, and will have the endorsement of the people of Hawaii regard
less of party affiliations.
Anent the fine scrap going on in the democratic party, it is refreshing
to hear McCandlcss, who made the bulk of his millions as a sugar plant
er, denouncing Trent, who did not, as tool of the sugar interests.
Even if a territorial fair is held in Honolulu next fall, there are
strong reasons why it should not be accepted as a substitute for a Maui
county fair. In fact, unless the experience if the mainland is no criterion
the very permanency of the territorial fair may be found to depend up
on the county fairs.
The live stock men of the Islands are right in wanting an opportuni
ty to exhibit their animals yearly, but the county fair should help rather
than hinder this desire. For the livestock men of Maui to enter their
rxhibits in a local fair preliminary to the big fair, would seem to be
Comparatively few of Maui's 40,000 people will ever be able to
hce a fair held outside of Maui, and it is going to be difficult to keep up
interest of people in a thing they have no part in. But a fair on Maui
in'mlit reasonably expect to exhibit to one half of the men, women and
i hilrlri'ti of all races and creeds that make up our population.
A fair, of all enterprises, must get close to the people if it is to be
a success. It is the mass of people that make i: a success or a lanuie
not the efforts or devotion of the few.
There is only one way in which the interest in a yearly territorial
lair in Honolulu, can be maintained in the outside islands, and tnar. is
ihroufrh local countv fairs. Honolulu can. of course, maintain a credit
able fair of her own, but it will quickly cease to be representative of
the territory, except perhaps as a live stock show in which a limited
number of big breeders will constitute the exhibitors.
It is quite possible for the several islands to have their own little
fairs, devoted for most part to local exhibiting and competition; fairs
which will bring the people together, teach Hum new methods; stiniu
late them bv healthy rivalry, and be a burden on no one.
And it is from these little fairs that a big general fair has a right
to look for support. Held before the big fair, every county fair would
have assembled and selected the best the county could produce in many
lines, all ready to enter against all the rest of the territory at the big
show. The central fair will get support in this way that it cannot hope
lor otherwise and it will get patronage in people trom the outside is
lands that it would not get except for the interest that has been aroused
by til'.- little iair.
LET WASHINGTON DECIDE
In asking the government to say whether it prefers Hawaii to fur
nish fighting men or sugar, the planters have taken the step that should
l ave been taken before the last draft but was not. There isn't any
doubt about the patriotism of Hawaii. It is :-;mply a question of how-
Hawaii can best serve to the end of beating the Hun. If the man-powe
we can furnish is most needed, the nation is more than welcome toit
even though sugar production stops. If on the other hand the sugar
that Hawaii produces is more important than the soldiers we could
supply, sugar plantation workers must be exempted fiom the draft. The
armv draft has already reduced the labor of the Islands more than 10
percent. The food administration is calling for more sugar. Any
uirther reduction of labor will be reflected in a corresponding lowering
of the output.
Sugar men made no effort to save their labor from the first draft
l.er.mse thev were more than willing to do their part in winning the
war but when they arc called upon to help win the war by producing , on having kids ;or unexperienced oper
more sugar, and tLe is no more labor available, there is no . altcma- j 'K K thSS,
tive except to get an auuiornuuve inshci u mt quc-uuu mu ui
THE SUBMARINE BEATEN
Judging from the fumes one has to sit besides occasionally in the
movie show, there are still a few persons on Maui whe have not as yet
seriously felt the drought that began on August 20.
Kahuna Nui Sees Maui
Kahuna Nui, the venerable "Kakaako Korrespondence" of the Ho
nolulu Sunday Advertiser, who has been spending a little vacation on
Maui, taking in the sights, and incidentally getting some fresh air into
his lungs, has written the Maui News a letter which indicates that the
Kakaako oracle has been enjoying himself on his vacation. He says
Edditter of Maui News:
To-day I going back my home in Kakaako, & befor I goes I like
took my pen in hand & rite sum few line to you about the thing what
do I see & hear on Maui.
Firstly, you have noospepper almost good like Avertiser.
2ndlyn I see Maui get Chambers of Kommerce & Komite Makaala
haole calling thas a vigilant Komite) same like what we had down in
Kakaako, & they showed they get a patriotick fillings in they hart like
us Kakaako fullers, becos they don't wanted for they childens to learn
X: talk this Hun lanwidge.
3rdly; The Maui peeples get jus the same paakiki in the head
like us Kakaakos & don't lisen good the word what President Wilson
telling to us becos the polotick must adjurn in this war-time days.
firstly lew days when 1 cum Maui menny feesh in the sea & all
the porlicemans go out & catch the dog, & necrly crry days I go the
uau- . TJJ. llr . i )-maMl
Say, Mister Edditter, W asamatter you Maui fuller don't avertise
good this ditch trail its most beautiful things I ever sec, then you get
menny hundred tooris cum here errytimes in the summer times: and
nother trubblc you fuller here get no horse for the mahhini to ride,
Iiecos sum wahine haole get to weak in the leg & cannot walk good.
Errywheres I go Misteir Edditter, erry plantashun, erry kuleana,
& from up top the mountain till down the sea the peeples telling is
oelong ualdwin. Mitebe thas not rite ior ony 5 or 2 fuller to owned
ci ry things, but lucky things this Baldwin boy isgood fullers. not like
Jink Mc tranche, becos erry Haw n I m talking tell to me this Baldwin
boys good to the Haw'n & treated the poor pecple rite, & help ennybud
dy what go them if they get pilikia. Not one Haw'n I heer talking be
cos they are n use.
Nex ears 1 cum Maui agen, & I hope so the feesh & the dog all
Good-by for this times,
Yours truely fren,
j Public Forum
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This Movie Fan Has A Kick
Editor Maui News,
Will you kindly give me a little
space in your valued paper to voice
my own opinion and no doubt a good
many more of the Moving Picture
Have you ever gone to a Movie
Show whether by yourself or with
your family or friends, with the ex
pectation of enjoying and seeing a
good picture show, and while follow
ing up the picture and getting worked
up to an exciteable stage and have
the film break or have the light, go
dim or something else happens, just
when it is most exciting?
Such has been, the condition of af
fairs lately and frequently in our lo
cal Theatre. The Picture Fans have
not hern able to go to a Movie lately
without something or other happen as
:i,bove mentioned, and it always hap
pens when the picture Is most excit
ing. Such a condition of affairs should
not exist and there should be no ex
cuse for It to happen. The Public
pays its good money to see ana to
enjoy a good Picture Show and it ex
pects it and wants it, and it Is up
to the Owners or the Manager to see
to it that the Public gets its money's
The whole trouble, I believe, exists
should be, and that the operator see
ing to it that everything was alright
before the show began. If it be the
fault with the lights, then get after
the Electric Light Co. and have them
give the public a better service.
No doubt the Picture Show could
very well afford a good operator, one
that is well paid and who would de
vote his whole time to the business
ind who would see to it that his ma
chine and films were in first class
condition during the dav so that he
would be able to give the public a
good show in the evening.
As this is the only kind of enjoy
ment we have here or the only place
to go to and spend a quiet and en
joyable evening, then let us have a
good place to go to and to see a good
show, one that does not have some
thing happen to it during the per
formance. The Public has stood for
this sort of a thing long enough and
it was about time some one called
the attention of the public as well as
the owners and managers of the show
houses attention to existing condt
tions. It this only happened once in
a while there would be some excuse
for it, but it has happened repeated
ly and it is abcut time something was
done to remedy same and to give the
patrons of the movies a run for their
Thanking you, I beg to remain,
A MOVIE FAN.
in the middle of a performance if the
reels of film had been examined as it
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