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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
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DECEMBER 13, 1918.
H OXO LULU AND RE-APPORTIONMENT
The Advertiser assumes to have discovered a deep, dark plot on
the part of the counties outside of Oahu to hold up and rob Honolulu
in the next legislature. These conspirators will demand appropriation
tnr pretty nearly every thing ever suggested in way of public improve
ments, and Honolulu will have to agree, the Advertiser gloomily fore-s-ccs,
or else sec all hope of adequate harbor plans for a grcater-IIono-iulu
And all this because the mendacious outside counties object to a
u-apportiotnnent of representation in the legislature which would put
lbumiuhi in position to dictate absolutely to all the rest of the tcrritorv
ni all legislative matters whatsoever.
There may be such a conspiracy on foot as the Advertiser alleges,
though we hadn't heard of it before and do not believe it now. It looks
to us as though the story were deliberately cooked up in Honolulu to
provoke ill-feeling where there should be none.
Moreover the Advertiser's assumption that the development of
Honolulu harbor is a Honolulu affair is about the acme of narrow
mindedness. Honolulu's hubor facilities are as much the concern of
all Hawaii as of Honolulu and for this reason should, and doubtless will
icceivc the fullest support from all sections in the legislature. The
importance of a first class and ample harbor at Honolulu to attract and
to care for the great tide of commerce which must soon develop in the
Pacific, is so paramount as to overshadow all other projects. It is
much more than a Honolulu affair more than of territorial import
ance. It is really a matter of national or even inter-national importance
as evidenced by the consideration the matter has received and will con
tinue to receive from federal sources.
The legislature of Hawaii, we believe, will act as a unit in the Ho
nolulu harbor matter. But the Territory of Hawaii will never consent
willingly to become a mere tail to Honolulu, which is really what the
Advertiser is driving at.
bat should be done with Honolulu is to give her a definite cor
porate boundary, apart from the county of Oahu, and then, like most
mainland cities give her a large measure of self-government, including
power of taxing herself for her own maintenance. In this way she
could be made independent of the legislature for financial support, and
I here could be little occasion for the bi-ennial ax-grinding and log-rolling
of which the Advertiser complains so bitterly. If Honolulu is really
in earnest in wanting simply freedom to handle her own local affairs
in her own way, and is not merely inspired by the same sort of ambition
that made the Hun unpopular, we suggest she get busy drafting a charter
along these lines to present to the next legislature, and see what happens.
irORRV-INSURANCE FOR WORKERS
A correspondent suggests as a means of holding laborers in the
Islands, and of developing a more contented and efficient class of work
ers, that some form of health insurance and old age pensions should be
provided for them. The writer who is a native of Hungary, recalls
'.hat in most of the European countries such system of compulsory
insurance has been in vogue for upwards of half a century, and as he
points out, it removes from the worker the ever present dread that
misfortune over which he has no control, may render him or those
dependent upon him, paupers.
There is little doubt that some such plan will in time become uni
versal in the United States. The trend has long been in that direction,
l arge employers of labor have already put into force insurance and
pension systems of their own with generally very gratifying results.
But such provision can only be made by very large corporations, be
cause of the heavy endowment fund necessary to guarantee payments,
and the great mass of workers as a result have no protection whatever
against bad luck in half a dozen forms.
Here in Hawaii it would seem that the sugar interests might very
advantageously adopt a pension system, such as have the Standard
Oil Company, the great railroad systems, and other big corporation.
c;uch system ought to result in a more contented class of workers. But
this of course, would leave out a considerable number of employees
equally deserving of such protection, and equally important to the pros
perity of the territory.
The solution would therefore seem to be in some plan of industrial
insurance and pensions that would be administered by the territory.
11ns should preferably be compulsory upon employers in much the
same way as is compensation to employees for accidents under the
workmen's compensation law, which has been in successful operation
in the territory since 1915.
So far as we know there is no state that lias yet taken such a step,
but there is no question that it soon will be taken and that it will dev
elop rapidly when once the working details are thought out. Those
who may be skeptical may need to be reminded that the first workmen's
compensation law adopted in any stale in the union was enacted less
than seven years ago. At the present time 40 states and territories have
such acts in force, and the scope of such is rapidly extending. Laws
tl.at will insure laborers against the poor house or the potter's field
..re no more radical in theory than were accident compensation laws
but a few years ago, and which are now all but universal.
The storm last week demonstrated beyond doubt that Kahului has
as safe a harbor as there is in the Territory. At no time during the
storm would a vessel in the harbor have been in the least danger. Ex
cept when prevented by the rain, the stevedores worked constantly on
lighte rs in the harboi without any trouble from waves or current. The
C'laudine had no trouble on Tuesday morning, and would have been
very glad to have gotten back into the harbor again after her failure
to make liana in the storm, but was afraid to risk the entrance in the
gale that was blowing. On Thursday, when she finally did get back,
she lay at the wharf with only her ordinary lines as moorings.
The statement in a Honolulu paper to effect that during the
storm no vessel could remain in the harbor, is entirely incorrect.
The war has done many revolutionary things, not the least of which
is in changing woman's status in the world. From now on women will
have a recognized place in industry. The antediluvian superstition that
the female of the human species was, of all creation the only one un
f tted by sex for the work and responsibilities of the race, has been ex
ploded. Woman has demonstrated her ability under stress of circum
stances to do real work in almost any capacity commensurate with her
strength, and often more satisfactorily than it had previously been done
Moreover the war has swept away the notion that a woman should
receive less pay than a man simply because she is a woman.
She is now beginning to be paid on the same basis.
It is for such reasons as these that school boards are beginning to
find it hard to keep up their teaching staffs. Women capable enough
to be teachers have found that they can sell their services to better ad
antagc in other callings. It simply means that teachers must hereafter
be paid more money.
If Hawaii is wise it will make this increase enough more to get
the best there is in the market. The new order of things should be
good for the schools as it is bound to be for the women who arc teach
ers. Moreover it is probable that the future may see more men engag
ed in teaching, which should be good for the pupils. Economy is a
good thing, but niggardliness in the schools in mighty poor economy.
WRONG WORK FOR CHILDREN
The sending of children out upon the streets to collect monev for
charity is something that should be done with eireumsnection. No mat
ter how worthy the cause represented, people should refuse to give
money to -children (or to grown folk either, for that matter) unless
they can show proper credentials, can pive nronor reprint; nnH ;1mu
' o - i i i v - -
that they arc keeping a proper record of what is paid them. To do
otherwise is wrong to the cause, wrong to the subscriber, and perhaps
most of all wrong to the young collector.
In many places indiscriminate soliciting of funds in public is for
bidden by law. It might well be made illegal here.
This does not include the sale by children of Thrift and War Sav
ings Stamps. - Such is not a donation but a sale of something of definite
and recognized value.
Maui discovered some two years ago that the kiawe is a poor tree
to stand wind, and now Honolulu realizes the fact also. Most of the
trees blown down in storm last week in Honolulu were of this variety.
There is now a move on foot there to discourage further planting of
the algaroba for shade purposes in the city or along public roads.
Maui Teachers Ask
50 Percent Salary Raise
(Continued from Page One.)
ranged for. The only member on the
program who was not nble to be pres
ent was Mrs. II. D. Sloggett, of Ha
maituapoko, whose paper, "Junior Red
Cross Wnrk", was however, read by
T. J. O'Brien.
Rev. J. Charles VHliers, of Wniluku,
ppoke on "German Pschology," in a
most interesting way. His address
was much to the point at the present
lime, and made a splendid impression.
"Glimpses of French Life," was the
subject of a paper by Miss Holliday,
which was also particularly timely
and had added interest from the fact
that the speaker spoke from intimate
first hand knowledge.
Miss Gribble gave some excellent
Fiiggeslions on the "Geitgraphy of the
War," a subject fraught with unusual
difficulties these days not only for
pupils but for teachers and the general
public as well.
Rev. E. E. Pleasant's subject was
"German Propaganda," another time
ly topic which had much interest for
all who heard it. Mr. Pleasant told
of vartfcus insiduous ways in which
the Huns sought to spread their poi
son in tne minds of neutral and enemy
"War Work In the Schools," by B.
O. Wist, was one of the addresses
that held direct help to the teachers
In their daily work.
V. O. Aiken, the Paia banker, talk
ed on "Whr Finance." He outlined
the methods by which the great con
flict had been financed, and told of
the plans of the govornment for the
future in this connection. The tre
mendous sums of money which the
American people have raised 1ms been
one of the amazing accomplishments
of the age.
"Primary Equipment," as the titlo
of a paper by Mrs. E. A. Brown, and
was a useful and careful technical
outline of method in the school room,
of general interest to teachers of the
F. W. Hardy's exposition of "Ono
Hundred Percent Eliieiency" was an
outline of a doctrine that efficiency
is only to be understood as a physi
cal quality. H illustrated his theme
with various examples. It was one
of the thought-compelling papers of
Rob!. Judd talked on "American
Citizenship," telling something of the
plans and endeavor of the workers
who are aiming to advance American
citizenship ideals among the people
D. C. Lindsay, school commissioner
from Maui, spoke on various phases
of school work, particularly as it ef
fects Maui. He was listened to with
much interest and attention.
Luau Was Good
The luau, which was partaken of
during a recess in the program, had
been prepared by the boys of Lahai
naluna. and was an unusually goou
one. It was especially appreciated
by the malihlni teachers on Msiui of
whom there are an unusual number
There was also some excellent sing
ing by the boys of the Lahainaluna
school, during the day, as well us
some spirited mob sinying by the en
The program of the day was direct
ed by C. A. MacDonald, principal of
In The Churches
WAILUKU UNION CHURCH
Rowland B. Dodge, Minister.
Mrs. Joseph H. Kunewa, Church
Miss Gertrude B. Judd, Superinten
dent of the Bible School.
10:00 A. M. Bible School.
7:00 P. M. Organ Recital.
7:30 P. M. Preaching service with
sermon by Rev. John P. Erdman.
A most cordial Invitation is extend
ed to all to worship in this Church.
MAKAWAO UNION CHURCH
A. Craig Bowdish, Minister.
10:00 Sunday School.
11:00 Morning Service.
6:45 Christian Endeavor.
6:45 Discussion Club.
All of these gatherings are arrang
ed with the whole community in mind.
BISMALi In Honolulu, December C,
1918, John Bilsmal, of Campbell
Avenue, Kapahulu, married, railroad
section hand, native of Kipahulu,
Maui, 32 years old. Burled last
Sunday in Catholic cemetery.
ROOSEVELT, Utah, Nov. 28, (By
Associated Press.) What was said to
hare been the nearest approach to
the genuine, old-time wild-west cel
ebrations occurred here upon the oc
casion of the signing of the armistice
terms by Germany. This town named
after the former president who is said
to have taken part in wild-west dem
onstrations during his cowboy days
"turned loose" when the news arriv
ed and every revolver, shotgun and
rLfle In the community was used to
The town was literally "shot-up"
by several dozens of cowboys who
"nme in from neighboring ranches,
the riders riding through the main
street at break-neck pace, shooting
their revolvers as they rode. No
casualties resulted, nor was any dam
age done to property. The celebra
tion stopped only when the particip
ants and ammunition were exhausted.
BOZEMAN,- Mont., Nov. 26 (By
Associated Press.) Agriculture's part
in the post war program of the Unit
ed States Is to be considered during
Farmers' Week, December 9 to 14,
when Montana farmers will be address
ed by Dr. Elwood Mead, land settle
ment leader, and other well known
authorities on agiicul'ural problems.
The conference will deal particular
ly with plan for providing returned
soldiers with land. The farm bu
reau's part in this wont and the laws
needed to make It effective will be
The "little farm tractor" will be
thoroughly demonstrated under the
direction of H. B. Doncbrlght, former
ly professor of agricultural engineer
ing at the state college, and H. E.
Murdock, who succeeded him in that
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