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THE MAUI NEWS, I'RIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
OUR BASKS SATE USEESS GERMANY WINS
Entered at the rest Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietor! and Publiaheis
SuBSCRifTioN Kates, $2.50 pea Yeak in Advance.
WILL. J. COOPER
EDITOR AND MANAGER
SEPTEMBER 27, 1918
TO OUR READERS
.is a zear measure ihe federal ijovernmcnt lias greatly restricted
the manufacture of printiiuj papers. Sezespapcrs liave been called up
on to reduce the quantity of paper heretofore consumed by 15 percent
or more. To do tiis it lias been necessary to either reduce the sice of
publications or to cut dozen circulation, or both. Many newspapers
have raised their price for both subscription and advertising, and all
are required by the federal trade board to cut ojf most of their free ex
dumje circulation and other "dead-heads."''
The M.-lL'l SEWS is accordingly saiiiny very close to the zeind
these days. It is printiiuj very fczo extra copies. J I you expect to act
extra copies you zeill do zeell to order them in advance, .ilso if ohr
I ills for subscriptions seem unduly insistent, please remember that ihe
tjovernment has tabued free papers and bases our circulation on paid-up
subscriptions. H e have not yet considered advancing our rates ana
hope zee shall not be oblijcd to, but zee can make no promises in this
AMERICAS ISM TOR REl'ESUE OSl.Y
There is mighty little likelihood that Hawaii will he permitted
to bring in Chinese laborers even it there were no local opposition what
ever to the plan. The Congress must iir.-t amend the Chinese exclusion
iaw which has been in effect for nearly -10 years, and unless such can
be done while the Pacific Coast, the .labor unions of the nation, and the
Japanese are not looking, it stands a poor show.
But there is a very appreciable opposition to the plan right here in
the Islands, that will be manifest when the matter comes up in Wash
ington. The interests which dominated the Honolulu chamber of com
merce to swing that body's influence in favor of the Chinese immiga
tion, stand squarely on the ground that "business'' is the only thing that
counts. Oriental labor can deiiver the goods as Held laborers better
t urn any other, is the postulate. .Nothing else is required. It is the line
of least resistance.
E. Faxon Bishop, speaking before the Honolulu Ad Club, and na
turally for the sugar interests, after repeating the worn-out fallacy
that "the white man is not constituted to labor under tropic suns'",
consigns the ideals of more than a quarter of a century to limbo by a
clever rcvcrsc-cnglish as follows. He says
"For thirty years past, and particularly in the score of years since
annexation, we have heard the exalted and laudable theories regarding
the Americanizing of Hawaii by the establishment of the American
farmer. These ideals we all subscribe to. It is born in us to stand for
the principle, but show me where in these years wc have made any
substantial progress; sdiovv me where in Hawaii any agricultural pro
ject of any commercial magnitude lias been successiul without the use
of the Oriental toiler."
Has Mr. JJishop proved his case? Is the Americanizing of Hawaii
tut a dream which it is time to recognize as such? lias Hawaii ex
hausted her resources. to solve the labor problem? Are we, in any
event, worse olf for laborers than other parts of the country? And
it not, are we less patriotic?
Hawaii has made notable progress toward digesting the formid
able mass of human material into a first class American product, but
she cannot stand another influx from the Far East for yet a while if
:he is to succeed fully. Hawaii's fate for the future may soon be again
m the Congress' hands. Is our weight in the matter to be solely one of
oollars and cciits?
WATCH OUT TOR PEACE PROPAGANDA!
Evidence accumulates daily that the greatest of German peace
drives has started. Cable reports of disaster and gloom that is over
whelming the people of the central pow ers may be true, and bring joy
to the Allies, but they are painted just a little too blue to be convincing.
Besides they rctah us in waves of such concentration as to create instant
The war is not over. It will not be finished this year. Many high
authorities do not believe that next year vviil see the complete breaking
down of Germany's strength. The Hun is whipped as far as ultimate
outcome of the war goes, and the German high command now knows
it. But the fighting will not be over for a long time yet unless the
Allies are overcome by the new peace-gas attack and consent to an arm
istice. Germany is keen for such a peace. Seeing how the cards are run
ning she is more than anxious to mix the cards and call the game off
before it is played out. ller hope now is to save as much as possible
from the wreck, and she knows that the longer peace is delayed the
less she wi'l be able to claim.
The time of real danger for the future of the world is now near
hand, and the mer.ace is not now on the battle fronts of Europe
but behind the armies of every Entente nation. It is the poison of the
Hun peace propagandist, of the domestic pacifist that must be fought by
the civilians at home.
We dare not accept an incomplete victory and" no victory w ill be
complete until the enemy hoists the white flag and makes an uncondi
tional surrender. There must be no letting dow n. Army building must
t e pushed at full speed. The Eiberty Eoan campaigns must gain more
Heam with every victory heralded.
The war is not over but it has reached the point where we may
forsee the end and strengthen our arm for the lmal crushing blow.
THE SOSS OP JIERMASS A DISCRACE
It must have come as a shock to most persons, as it did to us, to
learn that the Germans in the territory have been able to keep up their
propaganda organization, the "Sons of Hermann" running full blast
i' 11 this time since the United States entered the war. The organization
was in the limelight about a year ago, and the impression seems to have
been general that "sons" had discretely disbanded as did practically all
German organizations in the United States about that time. But they
did not. ...... -.
There has been a lot of noise made about the proposition to permit
a few high school pupils to continue the study of the German language
because of the college entrance credits they will lose otherwise; and
a great too-do is kicked up because a few tin fortunate women who have
German antecedents, want to earn their living as teachers in the public
schools. But all this time a Hun organization, whose own charter
declaration is openly un-American, and whose officials have been under
deep suspicion as individuals in the community, is permitted to exist
i'P to the present time! The Honolulu vigilant corp:, ou;jht to diJband
in shame and start all over again.
Some months ago there was a real run on the Maui banks due un
doubtedly to German propaganda among the more ignorant classes,
particularly of the Portuguese race. The story was that the United
Mates government was about to seize the deiosits of all foreigners in
local banks. The scare soon blew over, and most of the money with
drawn lrom the banks at the time has been redepositcd. It is of in
terest to note that the same propaganda is now being spread over the
mainland. The following has been sent out by the treasury department
to counteract the canard:
"There seems to have been a very insidious propaganda carried on,
obviously by secret agents of Germany, to the effect that savings banks
deposits are to be confiscated. It is difficult to believe that any person
in America would credit such a report for an instant. Secretary Mc
Adoo says that the absurdity of these statements is manifest, but in
order to allay the fears of a few who might be alarmed by such reports,
lie repeats officially that these rumors arc wholly baseless.
"There is but one thing that w ill in the least put in danger of con
fiscation the savings of the American people, whether deposited in sav
ings banks or other banks or invested in Eiberty Bonds or any other
investments, and that one thing is a German victory. It is not the Am
erican Government that our people should fear, but the German Gov
ernment, and w ith the American soldiers lighting as they are in France
and the American people supporting their Government as they are in
America, the American people, their liberty, their rights, and their
savings are safe.
"The United States instead of confiscating or endangering the sav
ings and other property of its people is defending them and theirs with
all the irresistible might of this invincible Republic." '
GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH OUR SCHOOLS
The organization of a parents' association in connection with the
Maui high school is one of the best ideas that has developed on Maui
in many a day. If it is properly diligent this orgatrzation will be of
inestimable benefit to pupils, to the school authorities, and to parents
alike. A tactful visiting committee whose 'members will drop in on
the various classes at such frequent intervals that their presence will
I e taken as a matter of course, will do much towards stimulating a
high standard of endeav or on the part of teachers and pupils alike.
The idea is one which might well be widely extended. If parents
in every community could be induced to take a closer personal interest
in their schools it would go far towards solving some of the educational
problems of the present. If it did no more directly than to bring school
teachers more closely in touch with community affairs outside of the
school routine, it would be ol tremendous value. Most teachers under
present conditions lives in too much isolation from world activities
iround them. Ihey should be leaders in the test sense m community
life, but seldom are. Yet this might he brought about bv a more gen
eral interest in their problems by the public at large. The llamakua
poko experiment will be watched with deepest interest.
If you got your name on the Honor Roll by subscribing for a dinky
i-50 bond when you might have invested $500 without straining your
self very much, you are not in the same class of patriot as the appren
tice boy who pledged his wages for the next 8 months in order to
get one bond of the lowest donominalion. The only redeeming feature
is that you still have time to get to hating yourself so much that you
will go out and but enough more bonds to square yourself with your
The federal government will soon begin the collection of about
$8,000,000,000 in taxes under the new revenue bill now being framed.
This is about a sixth of the annual income of the United States. The
U xes we pay today is today's part of the war cost. The Eiberty Bonds
i hat we buy is the part of the cost that the country agrees to pay in the
There is nothing so frightfully formidable about Maui's quota of
S300.000 odd. It is really but $10 or less per head of population. If
it were a properly gilded brick instead of the best investment in the
v orld it would probably be quite feasible to find 200 or 300 men who
would try to hog the whole issue. ,
The federal government is strongly recommending that buyers of
I.iberty Bonds take registered bonds rather than coupon bonds. The
coupon bonds are negotiable and should they be stolen or lost are in
j.ieat risk of not being recoverable. Registered bonds, however ,are
Because some sections of Maui got a bad start in the 4lh Eiberty
Eoan drive is no reason for believing that the Vailey Isle will make
a poor knowing at the finish. Maui has the habit of going over the top
in all she undertakes. The 4th Eiberty Eoan will be no exception.
"Heaven, hell, or home by Christmas!" is the latest slogan of our
boys in France, according to a letter just received from the front by a
Maui lady. It is one that ought to make the Hun feel sick in the
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interested in the war news than in the fact that Joint Wise et al. are
running for the legislature. Star-Bulletin.
Your neighbor is yiviiuj his life,
your money in the same cause?
How then can you refuse to lend
Why are some people so desperately afraid that the 4th Liberty
Loan Honor Roll figures may be published?
The biggest strain comes in the last of the race. Buy more bonds! W- 'llie house of dependable merchandise.
STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP,
M AN At! EM ENT, -CIRCULATION,
ETC., REQUIRED RY THE ACT OK
CONGRESS OK AUGUST 21, 1912,
of "Maui News" published weekly at
Wailuku, Miiui, Co., Hawaii, for
October 1st, 1918.
Tenitory of Hawaii, Couuty of Maui.
Sure, Germany has already lo.-t the war but the Allies haven't yet
wont it. Buy Liberty Bonds.
Publisher, Maui Publishing Com
pany, Lid., Wailuku, Hawaii. Editor,
Will. J. Cooper, Wailuku, Hawaii.
Managing Editor, Will. J. Cooper,
Wailuku, Hawaii. I'usiness Manager,
Will. J. Cooper, W-ailuku, Hawaii.
That the owners holding l'o or
more of the total amount of stock are:
Pioneer Mill Company, Ltd., Lahaina;
D. II. Case, Wailuku; D. C. Lindsay,
Kahului; R. A. Wadsworth, Wailuku:
C. D. Lufkin, Wail-ku; Kathryn M.
Case, Wailuku: I. J. Newcombe, La
haina; Wailuku Sugar Co., Wailuku;
Wjii. Lougher, Ptninene; II. Streu
be k, Wailuku; J. Garcia, Wailuku;
II. A. lialdwin, Paia; Millie 13. Hair,
H'pko; D. H. Case, Trustee for C. H.
Atherton, Wailuku; 11. P. lialdwin,
Ltd., Puunene; W. F. Pogue, Huelo;
It. S. Seaiie, Jr., Honolua; J. W. Hol
land, Kahului; Enos Vincent, Wailu
ku; A. K. Ting, Kahului; Marie O.
Vincent, Wailuku; L. D. Tiuiuiona,
That the known bondholders,
mortgagees and other security holders
owning or holding 1 per cent or more
of total amount of bonds, mortgages,
or other securities are: Liauk of Maui
Ltd., Wailuku, Hawaii.
WILL. J. COOPER,
pworn to and subscribed before me
this 27th day of September, 1918.
Date Of Bazaar Changed
To the Editor of Maul News:
Will you kindly permit me to call
the attention of your readers to a
change of date far the Dazaar of the
Guild of the Chuich of the Good
Shepherd. The date, settled upon by
the Guild many months ago was Oc
tober 12th. That is the closing day
of the 4ih Liberty Loan Drive. Fo
patriotic reasons the olllcers ' the
Guild have changed the date of the
Iiazaar to Saturday, October 19th.
They would like your readers to note
the change of date.
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