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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, AUGUST 22, 1916.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmons
The Chamber Of Commerce
The Kauai ClinniluT of Commerce now has a memlx-rship of 130, an
increase of 23 for the year, after deducting members who have left the
island or have dropped out in other ways, or for other reasons. This,
we believe, makes it the second largest commercial organization in the
Territory in point of numbers, being exceeded only by the Chamber of
Commerce of Honolulu. In its membership is included men in all walks
of local business and professional life, thus making it representative in
the fullest sence.
There are great opportunities for the Kauai Chamber of Commerce
if it will arise to them and make proper use of them. In the past these
opportunities have been grasped in most instances. Larger duties and
responsibilities are ahead,however, and there will be call for greater care
and wisdom in handling public questions. In order to develop concrete
results there should be more thorough work by committees. Heretofore
most of the committees of the Chamber have been inactive, Jso that de
tails of the work of the Chamler have not been developed as they should.
This may be easily overcome by the chairmen who should, first thing
after appointment, organize their committees and be in position to han
dle matters submitted to them by the president or secretary.
A strong, well organized and perfectly keyed commercial organ
ization is a valuable assest to any community. It is wortli while. It
should lie supported to the limit, and le kept niive and awake and "on
the job" at all times. The co-operation of the ofliceis and committees
and the members, and their alertness at all times are necessary. Given
these essentials, and even greater success than in the past is assured fir
Kauai's commercial organization.
Bingham Attacks Military Law
Prof. Hiram Bingham, of Yale, a son of Hawaii, has caused to be
published in the Yale Review an article on the new military law which
has attracted wide attention and is being much commented upon. He
regards Unit part of the law previding for an increase in the size of the
regular army as unworkable for the reason that men will not enlist for
so lung a time as seven years and, moreover, the pay is far out of pro
portion to wages in America where idleness is a man's own fault and re
nnuuation for service is high. In place of the new law he offers the
following suggestions as a subititute arrangement, and it is quite in
teresting: If the period of enlisment were reduced to one year; if the regiments
were ecmposed of men from the same locality, so that a man might be
sure of getting into a regiment composed of men from his own State, where
the esprit de corps would be kept up by local friendships and. acquain
tances both before and after enlistment; if care were taken to see to it
that the year of active service was unquestionably made good for both
body and mind, so that when men came home from it they were better
men in every way than they were before, then I believe there would be
no dillieulty in securing recruits and in making the army of whatever
size was needed. Furthermore, if the citizens found that their sons
came home from a year in the army, sounder men physically and more
alert mentally, there would be no question about providing enough
regiments and enough equipment to meet the needs of those who cared
to enlist. Such a scheme, move over, would lessen the disgraceful num
ber of desertions that annually occur in the ranks of the United States
army. If regiments were recruited from localities so that the deserter
on his return home found himself faced by an outraged public opinion
in the very place that took pride in his regiment, desertion would be
The strike situation in the United States will doubtless bring about
more serious consideration than ever before of the wisdom and desirabil
ity of the government taking over and operating all trunk line railways.
Under government ownership the troubles of the past few weeks would
have been unlikely for the reason that, the strikers have been contending
merely for governmental hours of labor and extra pay for extra work.
There will be trouble and unrest so long as trunk line railways are main
tained for the sole purpose of making money, and at the expense of labor
whenever and wherever it may become necessary to that end. The gov
ernment controls the mails and regulates interstate commerce. It should
likewise own and control the railways which carry the mails and that
Thkhe is not the enthusiasm we would like to see in the matter of
having Kauai properly represented at the Civic Convention in Hilo Sep
tember k2l-'2o. As the hosts of the last very successful convention the
(ianlen Island should be well represented at Hilo, and we sincerely
hope that at least ten members of the Chamber of Commerce will yet de
cide to make the trip. The convention will be the biggest thing of its
kind yet attempted and indications are that much good for the Territory
will be accomplished by it. Let us be well represented, both as to num
bers and as to the general force of our delegation.
Wk are just a little fearful that not enough attention was given to
the lioy Scouts recently on Kauai to ensure a good and profitable outing
to them. Of course a great many people are away from their homes,
either travelling or spending the warm season in their mountain houses;
and probably the program of the loys was not sufficiently well under
stood. At the same time much might have been done to soften the hard
ships incident to bad weather and mosquitoes. When the lioys decide
to conie again let there be some prearranged effort to ensure their com
fort and pleasure all the while they may be here.
(Jekmax enterprise will likely manifest itself again very shortly in
the arrival on the Atlantic coast of a huge triple screw trip'lane, carry
ing mail, valuables and a crew of 18 to 20 men. It is claimed for this
monster air-craft that it will make the distance from Heligoland to New
York in thirty hours, or less than a day and a half. That the sensation
created by the Dcntsehland will be eclipsed by the new achievement is
plain. Just when the air voyage would be attempted has not been pub
licly stated, naturally, but the best accounts indicate that it will be an
event of the very near future.
In sK(tring the consent of Mr. Charles II. Wilcox, Saturday night,
to run for the House of Representatives, the Chamber of Commerce par-
ii.ui, in i t uiiiuiMieu u uiMiiici wrwee io is.iuiu. i nereioiore l lie outlook tor
a hunch tor good men from this island in the Legislature appeared gloomv,
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urn uii- muuiuuu n imn iimrji improved .ir. . neox ueserves tile 1 1 1 a 1 1 k .-
Ot Kauai for stepping into the lireach, and he should be elected by
The IJanih et Session of the Kauai Chamber of Commerce Saturday
evening was a great success and a credit to the gentlemen having the ar
rangements in charge. It is just now the dull season ami this alTair was
quite opportune, 'e trust that the large measure of success scored is
indicative of a most prosperous and sati.-factory year for the Chamber.
P OF PAPERS
CAUSES A FLURRY
"Here! What are you trying to
do to me anyhow? Ain't I a Repub
lican? Look at that!"
Hon. J. II. Coney was speaking,
and it was in the voice that has
done so much in the past to bring a
satisfactory slice of the appropria
tion bill toward Kauai, lie was ad
dressing J. M. Kaneakua, county
Sometime ago the county clerk
received from thedesignated authori
ty in the capitol building at Hlono
lulu a package with two separate
enclosures. They were the papers
which politicians with bees in their
Panamas are required to take around
to the voters for twenty-five legal
autographs before they can pose
on the starting line in the race
for the Legislature. One of them
contained the blanks for Republi
cans and Democrat and the other
for non-part izans. The county clerk
did not examine them carefully,
with the usual result in such cases
that a mistake was made. The pack
age for disciples of Hughes and Wil
son were put away in the safe and
the other left out for immediate
The candidates came in, weir
each accommodated with a paper
and went away happy. Mr. Conor
hustled around and secured a lot of
signatures to his document. Then
he made the awful discovery that
"Non-Partisan" was printed on his
petition in bold type!
With ire in over six feet of bis
frame work and fire in his eye lie
sought i. ut the county cli rk ah'! ad
dressed ?!,;.t dignitary as above.
Arrangements were made to straight
en out the dillieulty.
It was necessary, however, to call
in the other papers, for all the lie
publican iiul Democratic candidates
of the island had been switched oil
by thi' same accident on the "Non
Part izan' road.
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The Fallacy of Paraf fine
Base: Eastern oil manufac
turers have long extolled
the superior virtues of paraffine
base motor oils. But Pacific Coast
motorists have proved that Zero
lene, made from selected Califor
nia crude, asphalt-base, gave best
results. Their experience is now
supported by the testimony of in
ternational experts. Lieut. Bryan
stated before the Am. Soc. of Naval
Engineers: "Oils made from the
asphalt-base crudes have shown themselves better
adapted to motor cylinders, as far. as their carbon
forming proclivities are concerned, than are paraf
fine -base Pennsylvania oils." Zerolene received
highest competitive awards, San Francisco and San
Diego Expositions. Dealers everywhere and at service
stations and agencies of the Standard Oil Company.
the Standard OilfbrXotor Cars
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Marine and Stationary
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Standard Gas Engines still at the old
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Wholesale Liquor Dealer
Telephone No. 102.