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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1914
THE GARDEN ISLAND
TUESDAY JAN. 27th, 1914
Entered at the post office at
Lihue, Kauai, as second-class
Subscription Rates $2.50 Per
Year, $1.50 for six months
Advertising Rates, 75 Cents
An Inch Per Month.
L. D. Timmons : : : Editor
K. C. HorrER : : : Manager
Objection is made by some peo
ple (particularly at Honolulu) that
the new rules and regulations, pre
pared for the Republican party, do
not provide with sufficient distinct
ness for the prohibition of activity
by the party committees in the
primaries. The point is a good
one, insofar as Honolulu is con
cerned; but in the outside districts,
where there is less wire-pulling
and manipulating, there is really
little danger of undue stress from
the quarter indicated.
There can be no question as to
the intent of the law on the point
raised; and if our Honolulu friends
will only "act accordingly", the
new rules and regulations wiil
likely be found quite satisfactory.
The assumption that the com
mittees, as committees, may jump
in and attempt to bolster the cause
of their favorite candidate, or can
didates, occurs to us a s being
rather far-fetched. Activity of
that sort would be resented by th
voter, and the committees, even if
they feit so disposed, would hesi
tate to tackle such a proposition.
What is wanted (and this is the
spirit of the law) is to obtain from
the voter his free, unbiased, un
hampered expression in regard to
candidates for office. The law
meets the situation, and the rules
and regulations of the Republican
party cannot dter it, either bv
provisions in its rules or omissions
The law is all right; the propos
ed regulations are, for the most
part, all right. The whip handle
belongs to the voter, and the con
duct and results of the primaries
are up to him.
There may, however, with more
or less good reason, be objection
to the provision that 25 of the
funds collected by the county com
mittees shall be turned over to the
Territorial Central Committee,
while the Territorial Central Com
mittee retains 25 of its own col
lections for expenditures. This is
a complicated arrangement, to say
the least, and will probably come
in for more or less argument on
the floor of the Convention at
A Radical Suggestion.
School Inspector Raymond has
given it as his opinion that the
seventh and eighth grades should
be eliminated from the public
schools of Kauai, and that atten
tion in future should be concentra
ted in the development of work
and results in the lower grades.
His idea seems to be that too little
attention is given in the local
schools to the fundamentals of ed
ucation, while the tendency is, in
many instances to rush the pupil
through to the higher grades.
In schools made up so largely ot
pupils having a mother tongue
other than English (as is so
generally the case on Kauai), the
suggestion of the inspector causes
one to pause and think. Can it be
possible that we have been, and
are, building a fine fabric upon a
shoddy and unstable foundation?
Are the schools inculcating princi
ples (or endeavoring so to do) that
lack the fundamentals upon which
they should be based?
These questions are pertinent.
The inspector has evidently answer
ed them, to his own satisfaction,
in the affirmative.
Should the suggestion be carried
out it would delay, indefinitely,
the hope of high school facilities
at Lihue,- or anywhere else o n
Kauai, for the reason that no pupil
would be able to qualify on this is
land for training beyond the eighth
grade. Is that desirable'
At the present time there are
very few pupils on Kauai qualified
for high school work, but at the
end of the present term there will
be quite a number. Some of those
in line will, of course, fail to pass
the final examinations, and others,
who successfully qualify, will be
sent to schools in Honolulu and
elsewhere. The ground work for
a high school dt partment in one of
the schools of the island would,
however, in all probability, lie left;
and the number of qualified pupils
(if the present system were per
mitted to stand) would increase
with each recurring term.
The matter is nn important and
really serious one; and opinions in
regard to it are certain to differ.
It interests everybody on Kauai,
however, and should be given the
consideration it deserves. There
is time to think and plan, for any
such change would probably not
be taken up seriously before the
Summer; but it is to be hoped that
some crystalized public opinion on
the matter may be forthcoming be
fore the crisis is actually reached.
Did you ever notice how the
Honolulu papers "rush" things
down Mexico way? Troops are be
ing ' rushed" to this point or the
other. A battleship is "rushed" to
Vera Cruz, and two weeks later is
"rushed" back again. This man
"rushes" to see President Wilson
and then "rushes" back again,
without telling anybody what all
the "rushing" was about. The
usual reader is certainly impressed
with the idea that something ought
to happen in Mexico, even if the
cablegrams are disclosing little of
a more important character thun
accounts of bushwhacking and
petty "filibustering" around th
chicken coops of ranch houses. e
The territorial Marketing Divi
sion has opened an extensive place
at Honolulu, under the direction
of Dr. E. V. Wilcox and assistants,
for the purpose of handling pro
duce raised by small farmers
throughout the group. Market
quotations are sent out to all per
sons interested, and the produce,
when sent to Honolulu, is sold
without cost to the producer. This
matter should greatly interest the
truck farmers, who may find in it
relief from one of their worst
troubles securing a reliable market
for their products.
The stockholders have sustained
their agents in the first round of
the battle between W. A. Kinney
and Alexander & Baldwin,
ovir theaffairs of the McBryde Su
gar Company, Ltd, Kauai is much
interested in the outcome of this
matter, and is hopeful that the ul
timate result may be in placing
McBryde on a better footing in
every pirticular. Opinions of and
comments on the merits of the con
treversy may vary, but if it brings
about an improved condition of
affairs at McBryde, Kauai should
(and probably wilDbe satisfied.
A San Francisco news item of
January 13, states that the Sacra
mento Valley Sugar Co., and the
Alameda Sugar Company, two of
the largest beet concerns in Cali
fornia, will abandon beets and
put their lands in barley This
course will doubtless be followed
by many other beet concerns, as
well as by cane growers of Louisi
ana. It is plain that the tendency
will be to reduce the gross output
of sugar, and as a natural sequence
the market in the future would be
Delegate Kuhio's secretary at
Washington cabled to Honolulu
on Wednesday that Governor Pink
ham had recommended two per
sons for appointment to the Su
preme court bench, but he could
not ascertain the names of the
fortunate ones. Although the
names (Wilder and Watson) were
announced i n Honolulu nearly
two weeks before. The secretary
might nor,- cable Kuhio, at Waiki
ki, to the effect that Congress is
A copy of the proposed rules
and regulations of the Republican
Party, which will be submitted to
the convention in February for ap
proval, is on file at The Garden
Island office. The draft is too,
long to print, requiring about
eight columns of this paper; but
anyone wishing to look over the
proposed rules may do so by call
ing at the office any week day.
Economy in the departments of
Kauai's county government is im
perative at the present time, and
probably will be necessary for a
number of months. If, however,
the present era of murders, stab
bing affairs, robberies, etc. is to
continue, the public might be sa
tisfied with a little thinner layer of
oil on the roads and a few more
dollars for police protection.
According to the report of the
Hawaii Promotion Committee, iss-
I ued January 20. 8,438 passengers
'arrived in the islands in 1913 from
'abroad, independent of transports
i and through travel, and of this
; number 1,603 were residents, while
81 per cent or 6,835 were strangers.
We rise to inquire: "How many
of the latter included Kausii in their
touis?" and, "if not, why not?"
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