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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, MAY 30, 1316.
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THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
The Lihue Armory
The need of an armorv in Lihue has become vital to the suc
cess of the first battalion of the Fourth Infantry, The companies are
now recruited bevond the limit of equipment, and when three com
panies turn out at a time (which is usually the case) there are nearly
two hundred men in the field. These companies have inadequate ac
commodations at the county building for their equipment, and when
outfitted for drill must move out' into the baseball park for their
minuevers. Little opportunity is thus given officers for becoming
thoroughly acquainted with their men, and vice versa such as would
follow as a natural sequence in an aimory.
The construction of the Lihue armory was postponed without
date on account of the rapid and enormous increase in the cost of
building materials. Under ordinary circumstances this step would
have been fully justified, but under the peculiar conditions bcins met
with it is doubtful that it can be followed out for long. Something
must be done. Either the additional amount of money found to be
necessary should be raised or a temporary armory, to cost less and to
be used for only a few years, should be put up. If something of that
sort is not done, local interest in the Guard (however keen it may
now seem to be) will, in time, wane. That is not desirable.
Let the Lihue people take a new swing at the armory proposition.
The institution is well worth having, as a community proposition,
and is vitally essential to the success of the three military companies
The Steamer Kilauea
The Inter-Island Steam Navigation Company has prpartd from
its records an exhaustive statement showing the earnings of its vari
ous steamers which have been making Kauai ports; sources of revenue,
probable increase of business, etc. In connection with the figures is
an estimate on the cost of running the Kilauea to Kauai and the prob
able earnings of that boat. Summed up, the estimate shows that tke
Kiliuea, if put on the Kauai run, would probably incur a loss to the
company of 572,000 a year.
These figures are a disappointment, for no one on Kauai wishes
to see the steamship company run its boats at a loss. But may they
not be wrong? The disposition of tr.e public (shipping and passeng
er) on this island is to encourage antl assist in every possible wav the
success of larger steamers calling at our ports. Add to this general
and cordial support the further consideration of the steady increase
in the volume of business, which is self-evident, and it stems to u
tliat a condition is presented which is encouraging rather than others
The old saying "Figures do not lie" may be correct; but esti
mates, forming the basis of figures, may be wrong and the deductions
become apaaif. As we have said before we would really like to see
the Kilauea given a fair, square trial of six months on the .Kauai
run. If not that, then tour months. Take September, October,
November and December. These are heavy freight months anvway,
so it is doubtful that there would be any risk at all of loss, while the
chances of running ahead would be excellent. The experiment at that
time, while carried out with reasonable safety to the company, would
give us something definite to go on would afford something reliable
in the way of figures. If the results prove not satisfactory, we will
have no more to say.
Kauai does not want something for nothing, nor is there a desire
at any hand to secure a service winch would mean a financial loss to
the company. What is wanted is a larger steamer at a profit to its
Verdun In History
erdun, the French city around which the ..Germans and Allies
have battled for months, has a history written in blood. More lives
have been sacrificed in war at this spot than any other battleground
on earth not excepting Waterloo, Mukden and the several slaughter
pen? of the present struggle.
Fate seems to have selected Verdun as the place around which
should rage a struggle between races. The Treaty of Verdun, execul
ed, if memory serves right, in 843, marked the end of a bloody strug
gle in which erdun was the center; and, incidentally, marked the
beginning of the great nations as we now know them. But long be
fore that erdun had been a scene ot blood. The camp of Yirodunum
was located in the basin of the Meuse in the days of the Roman Em
pire. It was destroyed during the barbarian invasion during the de
cadencs of the Caesars, and in 502 was seized by C'lovis.
1 ne uertnans seized erdun in tne ntn century and in 1552 it
was recaptured by the French who have since held it, with two inter
missions. In 1792 and again in 1870 the city was captured by the
Germans or Prussians.
Tke struggles around erdun taught France a lesson, and after
18,0 a cordon cf forts was built around it. There are not less than
sixteen of these immense structures and twenty smaller ones.
btudents of the present war seem to doubt that erdun is worth
the enormous price which Germany is paying in the effort to take it
or the price which the Allies are paying to defend it, unless it be that
Verdun has been fixed upon as the spot at which the war will be
fought out to its grim finish.
Ix this remote nook of America little or no thought is given to
Memorial Day or even the sentiments for which it stands. On the
mainland, however. May 30 is a great day, particularly lor the dwind
lingGrand Army of the Republic and the crowds that turn out to
see the veterans decorate the graves of their departed comrades. Over
there it is a national tribute to the men who responded to the call to
arms in '61 and who have responded to like calls since then. Here
there are few graves of heroes who had followed the Stars and Stripes
in time of peril, so that the basis for much of the patriotic outpour
ing so well understood across the water is lacking. At the same time
we may in thought pay a tribute to the brave men of our historic bat
tie fields and their accomplishments as evidenced in an united, pros
perous and happy country today.
1 HE Ri-TiRKMENT ot u. ii . urodie at t lie end ot the present
school year from the office of supervising principal on this island will
be regretted by a large number of people in and out cf educational
work. Mr. Brodie has proved what Americans call a "hustler," and
the value of his services has been repeatedly and generally recognized.
Kauai mav congratulate herself, however, on securing the services of
Miss Hundley as the successor to Mr. Brodie. Miss Hundley has
been remarkably successful in education work and possessse? ell the
other qualifications essential to the satisfactory administration of this
important office. All in all, the school lineup of Kauai has been given
quite a shakeup". We sincerely hone that it may be for the best.
9. In all probability Company A
will meet the Hospital Corps team
In the baseball game at Lihue
park Sunday afternoon Company
A defeated Company C in a one ! Mrs '- Grote, Sr. , who has
sided game, the score being 12 to bee!1 111 the Lihue hospital for an
2. The previous Sunday Com- operation, will return to her home
pany A bested Company B, 11 to tomorrow.
BIRDS OF A FEATHER
A COMEDY OF CHILI) LIFE IN FOUH l'AP.TS
Presented P,y The StudcmU of Kauai -High S.'hool
Cast of .",) Players.
Full of Interesting Situations
Including a Spectacular Fairy Scene With Special Light
and Color Effects and Settings.
Specially Prepared Scenery From Honolulu
EXCELLEET MUSIC. .THE BUKillT SCHOOL SUNOS
You all enjoy
Don't Miss This ! Remember the Date
SATURDAY JUNE 10th
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Our developing and printing is excep
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Mail orders receive special attention.
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Why not cook with
a modern oil stove this sum
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Bakes, broils, roasts, toasts.
More efficient than your wood
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Better cooking because the
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In 1, 2, 3 and 4-burner sizes,
ovens separate. Also cabinet
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