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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1516.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Tirnmons
This is the birth anniversary of George Washington, the Father
of his Country.
Some men have attained greatness perforce of Opportunity. Others
(and these have left the more permanent impression upon the world)
have treated opportunities and made use of them afterward The re
markable tiling about Washington was that he belonged to both of
these classes of heroes. He had Opportunity, and grasped it; he then
created opportunities hitherto unthought of, and developed them.
The greatest thing about Washington, however, was his charac
ter. -In hini was developed to the highest degree those qualities which
go to make up what we know as manhood. In this particular he prob
ably did not have his peer in the world of his day and has since stood
out as a star in the history of that period.
For more than a century the attention of youth has been directed
to Washington as a model man, and not without every cause. His
was a life to be imitated as far as possible with safety.
Members Should Know Rules
The Kauai Chamber of Commerce is usually a level-headed bodv,
and in its deliberations generally winds up somewhere in the neigh
boihooJ ot common sense. Unce in awhile, however, it gets on on
a tack that is hard to account for and which not infrequently leads to
embarrassment for itself later or for others. As a rule, however, it
'U.iv be explained, bad breaks are made by either new members or by
old members who seldom attend meetings except on occasions of ban
(iuets and the like. Such members not infrequently spend a good
deal of valuable time exploiting sand from which everything of value
has already been extracted, or trying to ride camels through needle
eyes of the Constitution Atjd Bylaws of the organization, something
they know nothing about and perhaps have never heard of.
It was with this in mind that the president of the Chamber, on
Thursday evening, recommended that the Constitution And Bylaws
bye prepared in such shape that each member could have a copy, and
thereby know what what when on the floor. The present Con
stitution was written when the Chamber was established and was dis
tributed only once since, that nearly two years ago. Since that time,
however, it has been amended in so many ways that scarcely a section
stands as it originally was, aud it is nearly twice the length of the
original document, many new provisions having been added. Thus,
on Thursday evening at least four gentlemen (perfect gentlemen and
highly desirable for membership) were voted upon to be members of
the organization, although by unanimous vote of the Chamber, only
two months before, the Constitution was left in such shape that these
gentlemen are ineligible to membership. This, entire action, tak
en without thought or knowledge on the part of members of their own
rule?, placed the Chamber in the position of doing a thing contrary to
its own organic law; and gives the officers of the Chamber the un
pleasant duty of so notifying the gentlemen proposed for membership,
Such incidents ate of frequent occurrence, and they must be stop
ped in some way. The Chamber of Commerce is an important busi
ness holy, and its business must be carried on accordingly. Mem
hers should have copies of the rules and should camp with them until
these bad breaks cease to occur. Typewritten copies would do, and
as Major McBryde and Mr. Wishard both have good machines, we
would recommend that thev be appointed a committee to strike off the
necessary copies and distribute them.
Farm Handicraft In Schools
iO. First aid to household furniture, i. e
(.c) Picture frame.
(d) Door lock or hinge.
Pressing and cleaning men's and women's suits.
Papering a room.
Painting, staining, or treating floor.
Making a farm dooryard gate.
Making a homemade tireless cooker, one of two methods
Making a home canner, one of two methods.
Making a kitchen shelf or kitchen work chair.
Getting out a set of plans and specifications for model farm home.
Giving first aid to school furniture and equipment, such as the
repair of a seat, window, fence, broken gate, blackboard, door
step, or sidewalk.
Repairing the cover or broken back of a book.
Metal work for household.
Modeling in clay and pl-jster,
Leather work; repair of leather goods or art work,
Dyeing, stenciling, and book printing cloth.
Potterv for use in the home.
Basketrv, i. e., making baskets for uf? in gathering and market
ing vegetables and fruit.
Making a milk stool or bread-cutting board.
Homemade milk for fruit juice and cider.
Hat and coat rack for hall.
Making a table or a workbench.
Knitting or crocheting a rug.
Drafting a pattern for a garment or cutting and fitting a gar
ment. Mending potterv, china and class.
Where awards or anv formal ratings of the work in the form of
school credit or certificates are contemplated, those in charge suggest
the following basis-
1 Viimkr atiH rliuMrtPr nf pntpmnsps undertaken ana compieieu- to
Condition of the finished products exhibited
Skill, speed, and accuracy shown bv a demonstration in four
Write report and records of work - -
Total score - --
We have been much interested in an article appearing in het
Weekly News Letter of the United States Department of agriculture
date of January 5, on a plan to maintain interest in and develop
manual skill through instruction in clubs acting together with voca
uonai wort in uie puonc scnoois. yune a nuniper oi tne laeas are
well worth -ocal consideration, for which reason the entire article is
presented, as follows
To encourage boys and girls, especially those in the country, to
spend their spare moments during the fall and winter months use
fully, the department's directors of juvenille club work in the North
and West, working in coopertion with the State colleges 'of agricul
ture. have developed plans for farm and home handicraft clubs for
boys and girls. The purpose of these clubs is two-fold: First, to
maintain interest in the agiicultural club during the season when ac
tive work in the field and garden is suspended; and, second, to deve
lop manua; skiu in memuers mrougn practical work tiial readily tiny
be correlated bv teachers with the manual training work of the school
as well as with the agriculture of the farm and the domestic activities
of the home.
The work is so planned as to be capable of extension throughout
the year, or it may b: limited to the regular nine months' school year
While elfort will be directed primarily toward interesting members of
the agricultural and home economic clubs in these activities, member
ship is to be open to children 10 to 18 years of age
These clubs will be directed much as are the corn clubs, girls
gardening clubs, canning clubs, and other organizations aimed to give
skill and experience in raising crops or animals or in utilizing by-pro
ducts of the farm. The leaders of the clubs will supply the members
with specially prepared circulars of direction, in which are to be in
eluded working drawings and lists of materials for accomplishing the
The clubs, while directly vocational, also will bt designed to
minister somewhat to the winter social needs of children and will pro
vide for exhibits and even for contests. Members will be encouraged
to select and carry through during the year 10 of what mieht be call
ed the handicraft units suggested in the list below. This list, design
ed for the guidance of the directors ot these special clubs, and of
teachers, offers valuable suggestions also to parents who wish to plan
usetui activities ror tneir cnnaren, ana sliould be tound suggestive
by tuose concerned with the development of almost any tvpe of or
gar.ized work for the amusement and improvement of rural children
Following is the list of activities suggested for the boys and girls who
enroll m the clubs:
Rope tying aud splicing.
Making seed testers (box, blotter, and rag-doll testers).
Making a hencooo and brooder.
Fruit grafting and tree surgery.
Making a flytrap or window screen.
Making a. wood box for kitchen or sitting room.
Making a bird house and watering trough.
Making a hotbed or cold frame.
Making a stepladder or handy ladder for farm and home.
Making 1 dozen vegetable market crates.
Sharpening saw, pair of scissors, carving knife.
Making a medicine cabinet.
Making and laying a cement walk or floor.
Making a bookcase or librarv file.
First aid to fai m implements, i. e., repairing.
(b) Pair of shares.
(c) Fork handle,
Drawing plan of 80-acre farmstead.
Forging two kinds, practical, relate'! for farm work.
Welding two kinds, practical, related to farm work.
THE CARNIVAL AT HONOLULU
Following are the remaining events in the big carnival at Haa-
lulu, from tomorrow morning forward:
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2:.
2:15 p. m. Benefit matinee for Free Kindergarten and Children's
Aid Association, Opera House.
3:00 p. m. Second round of tennis sineles at Pacific tourts.
8:00 p m. "Colonial Days." a fireworks plav, at Moiliili Field.
8:00 p. m. Concert of massed bands, Moiliili Field.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21.
3:00 p. m. Hawaiian Pageant at Kapiol.uii Park.
3:30 p. m. Semi-finals tennis singles at Pacific Courts.
8:00 p. m. Armv'and Navy Ball, National Guard Armory.
8:15 p. m. Benefit performance of Free Kindgarten and Children's
Aid Association, Opera House,
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2.'.
1:30 p. m. Children's Festival, given by the j.upilsof the public
schools in the grounds of tlu Central Grammar School
4:00 p. m. Finals of tennis singles at Pacific Courts.
8 00 p. m. Hawaiian Night's Entertainment, Capitol Giounds.
9:30 a. m. -Director's Ball, National Guard Armory.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2(5.
o nn n . m Marathon relav from Schofield to Honolulu. Finish
at Alexander field, during track meet.
9:00 a. m. Military athletic meet. Finals at Alexander field.
10:30 a. m. Boy Scouts rally, Palace Grounds.
1:30 p. m. Automobile Races. Kapiolani Track.
8:00 p. m. Water Pageant in conjunction with a repetition ol
"Edison Night" the most gorgeous pyrotechnic displav given at the
Panama-Pacific International Exposition. Produced here under the
personal direction of W. E. Priestly, superintendent of fire works for
In the Hawaiian Village. Bishop Sqtiate, a luau limited to 400
covers, with music and dancing.
Baseball and Tennis.
Various amusements features at Aala Park will be open from 1
o'clock every afternoon to 11 o'clock at night.
WHAT REFINERS WANT
(Special Washington Correspondence of THE
Washington. D.C., January 31
Representatives of the sugar re
finers, through the Federal Sugar
Refining Co., of New York, are
appealing to Congress to allow the
present schedule in the Underwood
Tariff Act to remain, thus placing
sugar on the free list on May 1st
next. In lieu of retaining a duty
of one per cent per pound on su
gar, the refiners are urging Con
gress to impose a tax of one cent
per pound on the consumption of
sugar. The refiners assert that
the Government, under the pre
sent tarifi rate, receives a net te
venue from sugar of $38,000,000.
Should :he tariff be removed and
ORGANIC ACT CHANGE
(Special Washington correspondence of 'CHE
Washington. D. C. Jan. 31 Rep
resentntive Crosser of Ohio, has
introduced a bill providing for the
repeal of that portion of the act
providing a government for Ha
waii which directs the Uuited
States Commissioner of Labor to
report every five years upon the
commercial, industrial, social, edu
cational, and sanitary condition of
the laboring classes in Hawaii.
a consumers tax ot one cent per
pound be imposed, the revenue de
rived by the Government would be
$92,000,000 per year. This, the
refiners say, would be good busi
ness and good politics, because all
of the money would find its way
into the Treasury and be expend
ed for the benefit of the peop.e.
J. I. Silva, Prop.
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