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Tftfc GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAV, SEPTEMBER 26, 1916
THE STATUS OF THE N. G. H.
(Continued from page 1)
Washington. July 31, 1916.
From: The Chief of the Militia Bureau.
To: The Adjutant General of Hawaii.
Subject : Inspection of new unit.!.
1. Reports of inspection of companies of the 4th Infantry, Hawaii,
have been received in this Bureau and the following is the comment of
the Bureau thereon :
Band. 4th Infantry.
No such organization as a "band" is now recognized by law. Or
ganizations formerly designated as "bands" now constitute a part of
headquarters companies. The organization of the headquarters company
is prescribed iu Section 17 of the National Defence Act of June 3, WIG.
Company C. 4th Infantry.
The number of absentees (24) is excessive. Four enlisted men re
ported as phyBically unfit.
Company D. 4th Infantry.
Ten enlisted men reported as physically unfit.
Company F. 4th Infantry
Nine men reported physically unfit.
Company II. 4th Infantry.
The number of absentees (24) is excessive. Five men reported
Company K. 4th Infantry.
The numlter of absentees (30) is excessive. Seven men reported
Company M. 4th Infantry. I
The number of absentees (34) is excessive. Five men reported
The recognition of the Sanitary Detachment is contingent upon the
completion of a regimental organization.
The inspector states that the majority of enlisted men of the above
organizations are Filipinos. Attention is invited to previous correspond
dence as to their eligibility to become members of the National Guard.
2. As stated in the indorsement of this office un your communica
tion of June 20, 1916, relative to the reorganization of the 2nd Infantry,
National Guard of Hawaii, it is believed that on account of the special
conditions of service of the National Guard of Hawaii, organizations
should be maintained at all times at as nearly war strength as practic
able. For this reason the organizations inspected cannot be considered
as at sufficient strength to entitle them to Federal recognition.
3. A project for the reorganization of the companies on Kauai on
a war-strength basis will receive favorable consideration by the War De
partment. In formulating such a project, the existing companies may
be constituted as platoons. The report of the inspecting officer indicates
that Kauai cannot well maintain an organization larger than a battalion.
(Signed) I. L. Mills
Maj. Gen. G. S., Chief of Bureau.
TERRITORY OF HAWAII. The Adjutant General's Office, Aug. 14,
"- 1916 To the Chief of the MUitia Bureau, returned.
1 The forecoine communication relative to the SDecial insnee.tion
Wof new units, Island of Kauai, lias been given careful consideration, and
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Band. 4th Infantry.
This inspection was made before copies of the National Defense Act
of June 3, 1916, reached Hawaii. The band was organized under the
former tables of organization, bo great was the enthusiasm of the
bandsmen that they furnished their own instruments, and in many cases
their own uniforms.
Men reported as physically unfit.
This criticism is not understood, as all men are required to pass the
prescribed physical test before officers of the Medical Corps, before ac
ceptance. It is taken to mean that the classification, "physically un
fit," is merely the personal opinion of the inspecting ofheer, based on
casual observation at the time of the inspection.
New units were inspected at the time of a regimental review and
competitive drill, held at Lihue, Kauai, July 4th. It was not possible
fnr everv man in each organization to make the trip, and those not pre
KPnt. hnt recularlv enrolled, were counted in the enlisted strengh of the
companies. Had each company been inspected at its home station, the
list of absentees would have been much fewer.
The same explanation made for the Band applies to the Sanitary
Detachment, which was organized under the old lables of Organization,
and which has been drilling and receiving instruction for more than six
months past. The men in this detachment represent the most intel
ligent element on the island, and show great aptitude for the work of
the Medical IJepartmeiu.
War Strength Companies.
In this connection attention is invited to. letter of April 27, 1916,
tmm the Adiutant General to The Chief, Division of Militia Affairs, in
in which request was made for information as to whether equipment
J would be available for companies at greater than minimum strengh. It
wns carefully explained in that letter that evon with an increased appro'
priation it would be impossible for the territory of Hawaii to pay for e-
quipment lor me new companies hi excess ui dj.
In reply, The Chief. Division of Militia Affairs wrote under date of
May 12, 1916, as follows:
" 4. The question as to the equipment of these organizations (re
ferring to all new organizations of the National Guard of Hawaii) at war
strengh is now receiving the consi(hrration of this office and when a
definite conclusion has been arrived at you will be informed, butpend
inn such decision all new organizations will be issued equiinent only for
the authorized minimum sirengn as laiu uown in me laDies oi urgani
zation, Organized Militia, 1914."
To date this office has heard nothing further from the Division of
Militia Affairs, or the Militia Bureau, as to the policy of the Bureau in
issuing equipment from unalotted lunds.
As stated in previous communications from this office, it is quite
nossiblo to recruit the companies on Hawaii, Maui and Kauai to war
strength, but noi possinie 10 nom mem, ii equipment ior oniy do men
per company is given by the YV ar Department.
The former huge companies were reduced at the suggestion of the
Inspector-Instructor, the initiative not coming from this office. It is
believed that with a little encouragement in the malter of equipment
iiml instruction, the 4th Infantry, can be made a dependable regimental
unit. This olhce does not agree with the conclusions of the inpecting
officer, as set forth m Part d of the above communication, that the island
of Kauai can support only a battalion oi inlantry.
When it was decided to add six companies on Kauai, and form a
complete regimental unit, existing companies were not divided to form
two comuanies. but entirely new companies were organised. The six
original companies had a strength of more than 700, but companies
were reduced to near minimum strength, for the reasons above stated.
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Juan Vilche, Libellant vs. An
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The Tertitorv of Hawaii to An
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You are hereby notified of the
pendencv of the above entitled
action, and that by order of the
above entitled Court, said Libel is
set for hearing on October 31st,
1916. in the Court Room of the
Judge oi the Circuif Court of the
Fifth Judicial Circuit, at Lihue.
County of Kauai, Territory of Ha
waii, at 9:00 o'clock A. M. of said
day, or as soon thereafter as the
same can be heard.
Dated Lihue, Kauai, August 16,
Assistant Clerk. Circuit Court
of the Fifth Circuit. T. H.
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Wainiha. Hanalei. May 15. 1916
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