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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
THE PRESIDENT'S TRIP TO FRANCE
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as second-clasa matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
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WILL. J. COOPER : : EDITOR AND MANAGER
FRIDAY : : : NOVEMBER 29, 1918.
IS MAUI GOING TO FAIL?
Maui has the reputation of going over the top in everything she
The New Year is almost upon us, and it finds us with one great
c.'jligation as yet unfulfilled.
Are we going to let it be said that Maui has failed; for once has
not come up to the scratch?
This is unthinkable, and in spite of the fact that the calls for money
have been frequent of late, it is not to be believed that Maui can fail.
December 1st to 15th marks the final drive for War Stamps, and
we must come through and raise the remaining $140,000 and thus up
hold our reputation.
Not only this, but when we buy War and Thrift stamps we are
doing ourselves a greater favor than we are doing the government, for
ir t only are we forming the habit of thrift but we are making a splendid
investment at the same time.
It is hoped by the thinking public that the Stamp system will be
continued long after the -war is a dim memory, because it is the best
thing that we have known as a means of nation-wide saving. The
children as well as the grown-ups (and perhaps it should be said the
other way around, for the children cannot be surpassed for enthusiasm)
have the habit formed now, and it would be a great pity for them not
to have this opportunity for investment and saving.
Another thing, we, the American people, have always been called
wasteful and extravagant, but with this system firmly established, we
would grow less and less so.
But the main thing now is to make this drive a howling success,
and buy more stamps than we have been asked to. Let us each and
every one buy just as many stamps as we can possibly pay for. Remem
ber: They make the best Christmas presents ever; they are the finest
investment to be had; and their possession is a mark of highest patriot
ism. The war may be almost a closed incident, but our Nation has
obligations that will take some time to settle up, and we must continue
to back her up with our hearts and souls and our money. Remember,
we cannot let it be said that Maui failed Maui knozvs not that word.
TAXES AND LOANS
The federal government plans to raise, immediately after the first
of the year, about eight billion dollars in taxes. This huge sum is
rtarly three times as much as was planned to raise this year by taxation,
and when it is remembered that up to the time the United States joined
in the great war the total revenues and expenditures of the government
never ran much over three-quarters of a billion dollars, some notion
may be gained of what this war has really cost.
The job of assessing and collecting is such a formidable one that
a small army has been recruited for the purpose. Here in the Islands
:ne force in the Internal Revenue office in Honolulu has been more
lhan doubled in the past few weeks. A campaign of education has
been launched, not unlike that employed in the Liberty Loan drives.
In fact the big assessing job that is coming is already known as a"drive."
There is no doubt that the people of the nation will uncomplaining
ly pay this tax bill, but it is going to be felt nevertheless. It is the part
of the cost of war which we are expected to pay as we go along. When
we subscribe to Liberty Loans we are simply lending money which
v.-11 have to be repaid in future years, thus spreading out a part of the
cost over a considerable period.
This tax burden is going to be the more severely felt because be
sides this the country will have to raise in new Liberty Loans during
J19 an equal sum of eight billions. It is one thing to lend your money
and receive interest for it, and another thing to pay it out in cold cash
and see nothing coming back. But we shall do it. Moreover our bur
den will be light compared with those of the European countries which
have been drained for the past four years of both men and physical
TO THE MAN WHO CAN
Says the Saturday Evening Post of November 9th, 1918,
"The immediate problem behind the lines would be the same if the
Kaiser were to throw up his hands tomorrow. There would still be a
5th Liberty Loan; every dollars of the 4th Liberty Loan, all of this
year's taxes would be r.pent, and there would be a deficit before the war
Jiabi'ities were finally discharged."
The Kaiser has thrown up his hands, and we are victorious, inas
much as our boys over there have gone over the top. But Maui will
net be victorious unless she goes over the top and -helps to meet the
deficit that is spoken of in the above editorial. We need to sell $140,000
worth of War Savings Stamps the coming month. It is too late to buy
small amounts and expect results now. We must have mo.e large buy
cis. If you are able you must go the limit, and allow your wife and
children to go the limit. Will you do this? While reading the good
news from Europe, sit tighter than ever on the economy program Be
thrifty. Stamps are the investment, and the only investment for the
The plan to erect a monument in Honolulu commemorative of the
boys of Hawaii who gave their lives in the cause of world freedom,
.s one that should meet with universal approval. Whether the amount
necessary to make the plan a reality is raised by popular subscription
or whether it is appropriated by the legislature next spring, it should
be equally easy. It is not likely than anyone will oppose it.
, A business firm in New York thinks Wailuku is in Africa. A
letter was received this week by Harry Gesner from this enlightened
concern, very carefully addressed to "Wailuku, Mani Co., T. II. Africa'
IVomotion committee, please note.
President Wilson's going to France to take part in the peace con
ference has given rise to the impression that he is breaking a precedent
in thus going outside of United States territory during his term of of
fice. This in fact is not the case. William Taft, when occupant of
the White House, crossed the line into Mexico and conferred with
President Dias, at El Taso, in 1909, and Roosevelt stepped on foreign
foil when he paid a visit to Panama at the time he inspected the work on
the Panama Canal.
But precedent or no precedent, Wilson's trip to France is entirely
in order if by it the United States can be best represented in this greatest
of international discussions about to take place. It is hard to sec who
would be better fitted for the task of representing America than the
man who has thus far so largely shaped her policy in the war. Besides,
if as some persons believe, President Wilson is inclined to be too lenient
with Germany, it is not likely to increase this fault for him to see some
of the effects of Hun frightfulness at first hand.
Honolulu, T. II. November 27, 1918.
'J he Maui News, Wailuku, Maui.
On behalf of the Executive Committee of the United War Work
Campaign, we desire to express to you our sincere thanks for the very
hearty and practical support which you gave to this campaign. The
large amount of space which you contributed continually to the cam
q.aign and the cordial support which it received in your editorial
columns contributed in no small measure to the success of this large
Thanking you for your earnest co-operation, I am,
Very sincerely yours,
F. C. ATHERTON,
Chairman Territorial Executive Committee.
Santa Rosa, Cal., Nov. 16, 1918.
Dear "Maui News". Here is money order for $2.50 for my sub
scription, and I want to tell you how good you look week by week ! I
congratulate you on "winning the war", but it breaks my heart to think
cf the brave boys whose lives it cost.
(Rev) WM. S. SHORT.
HOLD YOUR LIBERTY BONDS
The money invested in Liberty Bonds if kept so invested until
peace is established will be worth much more then than now.
Every provident man and woman in the United States who holds
his or her Liberty Bonds may find the money so invested worth twice
as much in purchasing power after the war as now. How sure and
safe an investment it is, and how profitable an investment, to keep your
money invested in Liberty Bonds until its purchasing power becomes
greater than at present. It is a better investment than wildcat stock.
It is a better use and a wiser use of your money than speculating with it.
It is a duty to your country and to yourselves and to your children
to hold your Liberty Bonds.
For the first time for a number of years the plantations of Maui
observed Thanksgiving as a holiday for all of their employees. The
day had a special significance this year over others, and it was celebrated
by the Allied nations and not alone by the United States' as heretofore.
It is more than probable that it will hereafter come to be recognized by
the nations of the world as it has been in the United States since the
days of the Pilgrim Fathers.
To many of the officers and men of the U. S. S. Monterey, the
Japanese lantern parade last Saturday night was the first spectacle of the
kind they had ever seen, and they were greatly impressed. A number
of them asked that their appreciation and thanks be expressed to the Jap
anese crnmunity. The parade was perhaps the prettiest as well as
the largest ever given on Maui.
A bunch of enthusiasts are trying to start a boom for General
Pershing for president. The fact that Pershing has proved a consistent
top-liner on the Big War Circuit does not indicate that he would also
make good heading a bill for a National Political Syndicate. It isn't
every heavy that has a movie face.
The children of Maui have raised the greater part of the first half
of Maui's War Savings Stamp quota. What will the grown-ups do
about the other half?
We have the choice of lending our money to Uncle Sam and getting
interest on, or of paying taxes. Which do you prefer? Buy War
Savings Stamps and hold down the tax rates.
Second Maui County
Fair Is Now Favored
when the association was organized.
If this idea can be carried out It Is
believed by the directors of the or
ganization that it may be possible to
hold at least a ruodeBt fair next year
on the permanent fairgrounds, even
though it is not anticipated that all
of the contemplated improvements
will have been completed.
Fair Association Prosperous
The financial report made by D. C.
Lindsay, treasurer showed that the
association has on hand between $600
and $700. The treasurer was instruct
ed to get busy and collect the dollar-a-year
dues of the members for 1918,
which with the next year's dues to be
available for collection in another
month should give the organization
between $1200 and $1500 cash assets.
Chairman F. B. Cameron, of the rac
ing department, reported that the net
profits from the laBt Fourth of July
races and sports had amour ted to
$470. He expressed the conviction
that such event could alwa'3 be made
to pay its way. This was the second
successful race meeting that has been
held since the present association
canto into control.
Annual Meeting In January
The annual meeting of the associa
tion will bo held some time in Jan
uary at which new directors will be
chooen and probably some definite
policy decided upon for the coming
year. It is possible that at that time
the matter of holding a fair or not
next fall may be decided.
Motto for the gasoline-savers, to be
hung on the garage door that it may
be seen Sunday morning: "Don't
keep the home tires turning." Chica
go Evening Post.
Wr-Work, Or Working The War?
Nodd "Doing any war-work?"
Todd "I should say so. I Just per
suaded my wife not to buy a new
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