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THE GARDEN ISLAND
THE GARDEN ISLAND
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1911
Entered at the post office at
Lihue, Kauai, as second-class
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Year, $1.50 for six months
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E. B. Bridgewater, Editor
K. C. Hopper, Manager
What bothers ye editor, is why
should Great Britain, France and
Uncle Sam sign a peace pact,' when
they ain't a fightin'.
Now comes a wise one who de
clares that there are 55,000,000
germs in a teaspoonf ul of ice creami
but as long as there is room in the
spoon for the ice cream, our young
folks don't give a hang for a few
If the fad for oiling roads grows
as it has started, and the increase
in the number of automobiles goes
on at the present rate, Rockfeller
can afford to donate every head of
a family in the islands a motor car
in order to get the increased market
for his gasoline, and to give every
town a sprinkling outfit which will
oil its streets.
Editor Gardbn Island:
Will you please let me know the defi
nition of the word "recall" through the
columns of your paper, that a question
which has risen between myself and friend
might be settled? Thanking you, I am.
It. L. J
B. L. J., Honolulu: The ' 'recall ' '
is where you elect a man to office
and if he doesn't do his duty, his
friends take him by the nape
of his coat collar and the seat of
his trousers and yank him out of
his job. And we might add that
we don't know of a place on earth
that needs the "recall" more than
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Aug. 8. Philip II.
Nickerson, a salesman, cut his arteries in
an attempt to end his liie because, lie said
at a hospital to-day, where tie is recover
ing, his wife is too utt'ectionate. He lias
been married three months.
"I'm fond of my wife," he said," and
want her to be fond of me, but there is
a limit to all things. She wants to sit
continually on my lap and hug and kiss
me. If I stand up she stands up, too,
and places her arms about me. It got
on my nerves.
If Mrs. Nickerson cared to get a
d i v o r c e from her icy-hearted
spouse she would have no difficulty
in securing a position in Hilo.
Editor, Garden Island:
Please allow me space in your
valuable paper to say a word or two
in the interest of school affairs.
With all that has been done and
said for the ducation of our youth,
there is one particular part of the
subject which has been entirely
overlooked by the Department and
that is, the food which the child has
(or has not.)
It would be a humane act and one
which would prove of averlasting
credit to The Garden Island if it
would undertake a campaign of
investigation with a view of ascer
taining just what many of o u r
children have for breakfast before
starting for school, as well as to see
to what extent they are sometimes
driven by some hysterical teacher
who is rendered unmindful of the
child's physical condition through
mortal dread of displeasing one
whose chief object has seemed to
be to visit schools in a critical rather
than a helpful mood.
I have evidence where children
who live miles from school, depend
on green guavas, picked by the
roadside as they go to school, for
their breakfast; others who bring
shell fish for their lunch and others
who do not have any lunch at all.
Under such circumstances, all the
systems imaginable, would be
come worthless for the child who is
unable physically to do his work.
I have heard teachers remark on
the stupidity of certain children and
in each case, have wished very much
to see what these same teach
era could accomplish ou a diet of
half-ripe guavas, five cent's worth
o i jtlly and bread, following i
sprint of several miles. Why not
have, a school (as an experiment)
fitted up with a cooking outfit con
sisting of a few pots and kettles and
have the pupils (from the school
garden or their home garden) fur
nish vegetables etc., which would
be cooked thereon, the cooking to
be done by the larger girls of the
school. These girls could be de
tailed each day by the principal.
They could begin their cooking
class in time to have lunch ready
by the noon recess, a different set
of girls taking turns daily. Each
pupil could have his or her. little
bowl neatly cleaned and placed in
the desk for use when required.
By this method, every girl in the
school would receive training in
Domestic Science and the pupils in
turn, would receive the benefit of
good, wholesome, nutritious food.
Another plan which has been sug
gested, would be for the Department
to furnish vegetables and some
times meat, a charge for which fivt
cents per day for each pupil could
be made, the proceeds to go towards
replenishing the daily supply.
The introduction of Industrial
Schools and the advocation of school
gardens, all look well on paper, and,
I suppose are badly needed, but it
strikes me that before very much
can be accomplished in these lines,
the wisest move that the Depart
ment of Education could make is to
see these little frames of humanity
strenghtened in proportion to t h e
necessary energy required to carry
out these plans.
An incident bearing strongly on
the manner in which some of our
children live, was illustrated in a
recent experience of one of Kauai's
prominent teachers, to the effect
that on hearing a peculiar sound in
one of the girl's desks, she investi
gated, and found a large soft-shelled
crab. Thinking that some prank
was responsible for its presence
there, she requested the girl to
throw it away, when she was meek
ly informed that the crab was to be
the girl's lunch and that it had be
come untied, and was exploring
his new surroundings hence the
peculiar sound. Now, Mr. Super
vising Principal, when you come to
to this little girl's paper (and many
more of her like, ) you may, and
probably will, find it marked rather
low, whereupon you will promptly
request" the teacher to "urge
this pupil, that she can, and must
do better etc." Stop! Eatacrab,
yourself! Even two! After which,
jump onto your geography lesson
with both feet and see what great
things You can accomplish. Better
still: Please go into the mountains
for two or three miles, sleep on the
floor' get out early next morning
and hike for school, making your
breakfast from half ripe guavas,
arrive a little late and get called
down for getting into your line be
hind others, salute Old Glory, say
your prayer, (you'll feel like it I'm
sure,) then buckle down to your
number work and see how easy (?)
If you are athirst f or
a real good glass of
beer, ask for
You'll pronounce it
the finest beer you
ever drank. It's
for this climate.
itcomestodoyourwork. But this is
not all. A great big, well groomed
man blows in, and before you know
what is up, you are the object of
this wonderful man's attention
he's the Supervisor and the very
same who came last month and
told your teacher that he was the
whole guava tree, root and branch.
He is actually talking to you.
What does he say? After you get
through trying to figure out what
variety of guavas he lives on to
make him look so strong, you
finally realize that he is saying to
you that your work is extremly
poor. That you must do better.
That Billie Jones, in another
school, not nearly so old as you,
knows much more, and that there
is no excuse for you, other than
inattention to y o u r studies. Do
you think you could do much better
than these half -starved children
It must not be presumed, how
ever, that all the school children
attend school in a hungry condi
tion, but it is a fact that foods
purchased from the Chinese and
Japanese shops, contain but little
of the required nutrition necessary
for brain food.
One Who Knows.
The above, while carrying
unmistakable evidence of an over
drawn imagination, still contains
points which might be worth a
little consideration by the Depart
ment of Education. The writer in
reference to the food purchased at
coffee shops, is, in our opinion,
correct, but the percentage o f
children subsisting on soft-shelled
crab and green guavas, we are
thankful to say, is very small. As
to the attitude of the Supervising
Principal toward backward children
and "hysterical" teachers, from
personal experience we are not
aware of the existence of such a
condition of affairs.
Assistant Principal Simpson of
Kapaa school was a passenger for
Honolulu Saturday, where he went
to arrange for his two daughters
to enter the Priory school.
R. W. Perkins
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Tuesday, August 1st, we inaugurate our
August Clearance Sale
Furniture, Rugs and Draperies
20 to 50 per cent Reductions
Mail Orders Carefully Filled
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