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THIS GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 1914
THE GARDEN ISLAND
TUESDAY APRIL 7, 1914
Entered at the post office at
Lihue, Kauai, as second-class
Subscription Ratks $2.50 Fek
ykar, $1 .50 for six months
Advertising Ratks, 75 Cknts
An Inch Per Month.
Mr. Kinney's "platform" i s
(juite satisfactory We only hope
that he may be able to stay with "should a watt the decision of Con-
We fail to agree, however that
repairs to the Nawiliwili wharf
and bring about the numerous re
forms indicated therein.
How It Is Working
L. D. TlMMONS
K. C. HorrER
Mr. Kinney's Platform
The letter of Henry V. Kinney,
the coming new superintendent of
public instruction, to the Governor,
outlining his ideas in regard to
needed improvements in the pub
lic school system of Hawaii, which
has been published in the Honolu
lu papers, is summarized as fol
lows: Standard pclionl lnil'liin:s, tm'ctinn
nccils at smallest expense possible. Will
efl'ei't jrroat saving.
Ctmeentratiim on essential stmliei" and
elimination of fads. Kesiilts: i-Tatcr ef
lieienry, les time, less money.
Classification of schools to correspond
with conditions. No pupils retarded.
Kxaminations will furnish moans for
determining value of work done by hotl
pupils and teachers. Will reduce need
for large number of supervisors. Another
Meet vocational training demand, not
by instruction along superficial show
lines, but 1 y concentrati"s attention
on central institii'.ioiin instead of trying
to extend . ystem to schools in general
by carpenter work and the like. Make
u.e of what we have, improving it to
meet demand as far as these are based
on sound sense, ami avoid wasting of
large special funds. Make training schools
Heduce exjicnse of supplies. Substan
The ideas expressed are most cer
tainly reasonable. In all probabil
ity, however, the new superintend
ent will meet with difficulty in
carrying them out. There is so
much fogeyism still left in the Is
lands that innovations, however
meritorious, are viewed askance;
and a peculiar complexity of con
ditions seems to face new ideas of
almost every kind.
The proposition of standardiz
ing public school buildings is not
new, but, on the other hand, is the
rule east of the Rocky Mountains.
Two minutes thought will bring
conclusively to mind several points
at which savings of money would
be possible under this plan.
The elimination of fads from the
public schools is good, depending,
of course, upon just what the new
superintendent may consider to be
fads. Many things might easily be
classed as "fads," which, how
ever, havean important bearing, on
or lead directly up to, "concentra
tion on essential studies." But it
must be admitted that a great deal
of time is wasted in the public
schools on the veriest bosh; and
if the new superintendent thinks
he can eliminate this without de
trading from the enthusiasm of
Young America in the merry-go-round
of rudi mental education,
well and good.
Classification of schools so that
no pupils shall be over-rushed and
one retarded will be a stupen
dous task in the Islands. If the
superintendent is only partially
successful in this matter, he will
prove the Moses of our fondest
The point in regard to vocation
al training seems reasonable, al
though we would like to see the
plans yet in their infancy given
tair trial betoie being relegated to
the scrap heap.
The suggestion that expenses of
supplies be reduced is a good one.
This item of supplies is a consider
able one, and there is r.o longer ;
valid reason why it should come
out of the money of the tax-payers.
In the run of a year the ex
pense per pupil is not large, and
it is nut asking much that it be
borne by parents. At the same
time, the aggregate, as it has loom
ed up in the past, has been a severe
strain upon the Department of
Some weeks ago mention was
made in this paper of a tour of
Kauai by a representative of a
cheap-labor, cheap-material print
shop on the Coast, and it was then
stated that, in order to save a few
cents on printing bills, several
merchants and several others of
this island had bitten at the bait
offered. We have been quietly
awaiting results; and when enough
have shown up we will have some
quite interesting reading for the
public of Kauai .
One of the first houses to hear
from the Coast priutcry happened
to be a concern whose manager is
loyal to Kauai and lives up to his
motto of "Patronize home indus
try." This manager told the Coast
solicitor, when here, that he did
not need anything, but finally
consented to examine . the quota
tions left with him by the latter.
No order for printing was given,
nor was it even favorably discuss
ed. Bv a late mail the local man re
ceived notice from the Coast print
shop that his ORDER had arrived
there. This was in itself sailing:
but imagine the merchant's amaze
ment when he fund that the al
leged orrlei was for TWELVE
TIMES AS MANY BOOKS of a
etitain kind as he usually gets,
and that particular lot was to be
followed by another classed
as a "repeat" order, same size, a
short time later!
It is needless to say that the
local man repudiated both
"orders" by return mail.
Wc are mentioning this case now
merely to start the subject again
where we left off a few weeks ago.
It is not a very interesting story.
But just wait. We have much up
And the sleeve is bulging a little
more with the arrival of each Coast
Watch this subject as it is un
wound. Some surprises are in
store, and some names will be
given that may be equally surpris
The Garden Island, believes
in the slogan "patronize home in
dustry." We live up to that prin
ciple. We want the people of the
Hawaiian islands t o patronize
their own merchants, and not send
abroad for their merchandise. We
want the merchants of Kauai to
do the fair thing by those who be
lieve in and are fighting for tin?
principle. . ,.
The Garden Island is battling
for Kauai for the progress and
prosperity of her business Interests
and business men. We are in posi
tion to handle any printing as ad
vantageously and as satisfactorily
as can any other legitimate con
cern operating in a legitimate and
square manner. Then, why should
we not be given the patronage in
printing of All Kauai merchants
and business men?
J gress in regard to the breakwater
I project. Indications now are tlmt
I the latter will be hung up indefi
nitely. In the meanwhile, the Na
J wiliwili wharf is in bad condition
land is getting worse constantly. It
requires new piling and new floor
ling. If it docs not get these, the
day is not far distant when a lot
of machiney and perhaps several
people will be dumped into the
bay; and the wharf be put out of
commission. Even if the break
water item does go into the appro
priation bill at the next session of
Congress (there is now hardly any
hope of it at this session) it will
be two or three years before the
wharf itself will be taken in hand;
and in the meanwhile the harbor
commission will have been called
upon to spend a much larger sum
than is now asked for to renew a
collapsed wharf. Economy is on the
side of immediate repairs. Let the
Waimea and the Nawiliwili pro
jects be carried out together.
Listsok persons who contribut
ed, in one way or another, to the
success of the entertaimeius given
the Ad Club at Lawai Beach House
and the Lihue SoHal Hall have
been revived .it this offitt. In our
judgment publication of the same
is not well advised, for the first
reason that a majority of people
are modest enough to prefer that
their names be not publicly used;
and for the second reason that
there is almost t h e liability of
leaving out somebody who might
feel that they had been slighted.
The committees and the Kauai
public appreciate all individual ef
fort, which, after all, made it pos
sible to round out successful en
tertainments at both of the places
The assault upon Mr. E. A.
Alexander by a homesteader was a
m o s t unfortunate occurrauce,
particularly at a time like this when
the utmost good feeling between
sugar plantation men and home
steaders should be encouraged. It
is a satisfaction to learn that fellow
homesteaders of the assailant are
first and loudest in condemning
the act. This community wants to
see the plantations and homestead
eis work harmoniously together,
and will not view with favor any
movement or act that may tend
to provoke other than the most
fiiendly relations between them.
Getting acquainted is the best
promoter of community coopera
tion that we can have.
The great value of the Honolulu
Ad Club excursions is the opportu
nity they offer for the people of
the Territory to get acquainted in
their capacity as members of the
Community as a Whole. The
atmosphere of good-will is conta
gious, and the memory of conrt
esy, cordiality and fellowship on
one occasion makes it easy to un
derstand how foolish people are
when indulging in factionalisms
that worry and retard.
Honolulu Ad Club men have
formed the habit of being happy
in all kinds of weather. They do
not turn back.
The same inspirational determi
nation adaped to personal and pub
lic affairs is certain to bring the
desired and a happy result.
One of the incidents of the Ad
Club "getting acquainted" with
Kauai is a unanimous support that
will be gained for the proposed
breakwater at Nawiliwili. This
will be advocated not only serious
ly and in the orderly manner of
good business organization, it will
also be backed with enthusiasm,
and that after all is what carries
through a very large percentage
of the projects worth while.
We believe it a piece of good
fortune that the Ad Club excur
sionists were given a taste of
weather and sea conditions out of
the ordinary. Tl ey know some of
the real problems of Kauai which
are also matters which must in
terest every citizen of the Terri
tory. "Getting acquainted" is merely
one of the very effective forms of
publicity which help business.
Arizonan Takes Sugar
Kauai's Wharf Needs
The conclusion o f Governor
Pinkham and Superintendent Cald
well to expend $-6,000 on im
provements to the wharf at Wai
mea will be . hailed with general
satisfaction on this island. The
work is no longer in the ''desir
able" class it is a pressing neces
sity; and it should be undertaken
with the least possible delay. The
difficulty of landing passengers at
Waimea is a shame; and the busi
ness community (Kauai and Ho
nolulu as well) is put to great in
convenience and loss on account
of the hardship and expense of
landing heavy freight there.
It is gratifying to know that the
Governor and the superintendent
of public works (the latter of the
commission which will have
Tin; announcement of the re
tirement of Superintendent Gibson
from the Department of Education
was a surprise to most people on
Kauai, although, it appears, lie had
had that course in comtemplation
for sometime. Henry W. Kinney,
editor of the Hilo Tribune, who
will succeed Mr. Gibson, is favor
ably known, i s unusually well
qualified and will doubtless give
general, satisfaction. II i s worst
fault, so far as we know, is that
he is a newspaper man; but he is
still young, and may avail him
self f this fine chance to reform.
Look at Woodrow Wilson. He was
actually a school, teacher and reformed!
The freighter Arizonan arrived
at Tort Allen Saturday morning.
bringing 250 tons of coast cargo.
She sailed at noon Sunday for Ka
hului, taking 1,321 tons of sugar.
Mrs. W. Alexander and Mr. Bai
lev sailed in her for Kahului and
Mrs. Bailey for San Erancisco.
This being Passion Week, there
will be suitable Vesper Services
in the church at 3:30 p. m. Tues
day, Wednesday, and Thursday
afternoons and at 11 a. m. on Fri
Special Easter Service on Sunday
The services will be brief, devo
tional and helpful.
All are cordially welcome.
J. M. Lydgate.
C. B. Ripley, architect of the
new county building, came up on
the W. G. Hall Friday for inspec
tion purposes, returning by the
Kinau Saturday night to Hono
Wb would suggest to the base
ball clubs of Kauai, that thev set
their financial houses in order be
fore beginning this year's series
of games. Decide how much money
will be needed, add fifty per cent
for extraordinary expenses and
then get the cash in the respective
treasuries. The teams will there
upon be ready to play ball, with
every assurance of a successful
season. It is easier to raise money
before a season of baseball begins j
than after it is finished. That is j
the experier.ee the country over, i
By A slim of the pen, Koloaj
was included in the list of laud-1
in us, given last week, that should!
tl'e' ; be overhauled by the Government
work in charge) recognized the The Koloa landing is under private
need of this improvement so quick-j control at present; but that does
lv nii.in l.itwli ,ir :,t vr.miP-,- .,o,l not render improvements there
it is to be sincerely hoped that their
! present determination to put the
work through may not be delayed
by other considerations.
anv the less necessary.
J. I. Sliva's Eleele store handles j
the famous New Zealand butter. I
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c 1 o thes
sold by us. To the dis
criminating dresser, the
correctness, of design
and the quality of work
manship will appeal, as
no other clothing can. It's
a truthful saying that
clothes are "Just a little
ahead of the parade."
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