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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1916.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Luther Dermont Timmona
An Ideal Summer Resort
Three weeks ago Tnrc Oai!Ikn Tsi.anu printed nn article from n
Honolulu paper in which Oeorge K. Larrison, district engineer of the
United States geological survey nnd superintendent of hydrography for
tlto Territory of Hawaii, advocated a system of Hummer camps, and
perhaps a summer lintel, in the upper portion of Wnimea disti ict around
1 Talcum mi nnd the Kokee stream. He pointed out .facts concerning
elevation, temperature, physical-and general characteristics which cer
tainly looked good on paper. Mr. Larrison's report and recommenda
tions were unollicial, hut Governor Piukham has since found occasion
to take cognizance of the same in a very favorahle way.
In his report Mr. Larrison stated that he found a temperature of 8(5
(four degrees aliove freezing point) in this beautiful valley-mountain
country, and in summer weather at that. We are inclined to suspect
that the hydrographer was slightly misquoted, hut adding ten degrees to
the proposition and a climate is obtained which discounts that of a Very
large majority of summer resorts all over the mainland.
Kauai needs a summer resort such as has been suggested by Mr.
Larrison. We need it for our own people for our own selves. Every
summer there is a scramble from Kauai towns to the coast, to the vol
cano, to Ilanalei or up tortuous trails into the hills to escape the heat and
depression of the beaten paths of nine months. ' All this is expensive,
nerve-racking and, in the light of the new suggestion, unnecessary.
We have the place, as Mr. Larrison has pointed out, ami all that is now
required is the means of utilizing it to proper advantage.
Kauai needs just such a place for her friends. A summer hotel in the
locality indicated would prove an attractive haven for Honolulu people
and coast tourists in the warm months.
The main thing at the start, however, is to provide a place in this
cool ami delightful locality for our own people. The rest will come in
the natural order of events. I't the governnnnent provide a servicable
road and water and lease camping areas for a term of years (say live
years, with the privilege of renewal under certain conditions).
The lease-on much of this proierty expires next year, when it will
pass again into the hands of the government; so that there is nothing in
the way of its being oll'ered back to the people along the lines proposed.
It is good for little or nothing else, but has not its equal for the purposes
The Kauai Chamber of Commerce will hold a regular meeting in
Waimea next Thursday afternoon. It is the proper place and the time
will be opportune for taking this subject up for serious discussion. Let
it be brought up there in a business-like way (as the Chamber always
does tilings), thoroughly threshed out and the governor be given, in the
way of resolutions, the endorsement of the people of Kauai of the sug
gestion of Mr. Larrison.
First Step To Preparedness
The magazines, the great dailies nnd the mammoth Sunday edition
'of the same; the army and navy publications, ami even the rural tircss
jof our great country arc nowadays preoccupied with talk of "prepared-
nes . J hey want a larger navy, and are gelling it. iney clamor tor
a larger army, and millions have been appropriated for it. At the same
time the greatest dilhculty is being experienced in getting men for this
larger army. Why? The pav of the American soldier exceeds that of
any fighting man on earth, so that there must be some other reason for
the dillieulty in keeping the ranks full.
We believe that it is a question of insuflicient iininforming.and if more
attention were paid to that detail the problem would be simplified great
ly. Compare pictures of the American soldier on the Mexican border with
those of the (iernian soldier in France nnd the idea will dawn. In the
one case we have the martial appearance and consequent spirit of the an
cient Roman; in the other a brave soldier cowed by a 'uniform which he
knows is not up to the standard of the important work which has been
entrusted to him by the nation. The former plan makes for eflieieney;
the latter for slothfulness and incHieieucy.
Tim whole idea of uniforming the army lias gone astray in the past
twenty-five years, and it is high time we, in the United States, were ex
ecuting an "about face; forward, march! ' oiv the proposition. For in-
tance: Prior to the Spanish war the National (uiard on the mainland
received two uniforms from the United States government one a neat,
clean fatigue and the other a dress uniform, the latter to 1k worn on
dress parades and special occasions. In addition to that in most States
ere was a State dress uniform, winch, of course, is now a thing of the
past. hat is the situation today? e have only the field service kha
ki very excellent for its purpose, but a failure when compelled to he
the whole thing in the way of a uniform; nnd on Kauai it is a case of
khaki uniforms that look like they had followed Teddy Roosevelt all
around the circle at Santiago and lieen three or four times to the Philip
Let the war department start the ball rolling in this question
of "preparedness" by cquinping the regular army with bright, new uni
forms in which the men may feel like throwing their chests out, and
then rapidly continue the operation down through the National Guard.
If this is done our word may be taken for it that there will not be half
the dillieulty in keeping the regular nrmy recruited up to war strength
while the ranks of the National Guard from Maine to and including Ha
waii will be filled to overflowing. It is a practical, business proposition
which the German understand and which we, apparently, have .yet to
The first step to '"prepare dness' ' is to 'provide equipment to the
man behind the gun," which consists not only of munitions of war but
the detail which hack up American pride and stamina.
The Honolulu Strike
Ciiahliio Ai m has probably figured it out this way
ain't want me again nohow."
"I guess they
The strikers did not win their fight at Honolulu. In fact the em
plovers of waterfront labor beat the strike to a frazzle, and showed plain
ly that they were able to do it again and again. As a matter of fact th
late strikers have better wages than before, but the increase? was granted
them after they bad been beaten and were willing to return to work on
the old terms. That the employers were willing to increase wages after
the strike was over seems to us to be proof positive that they would have
done so before the trouble started had the matter been laid before them
in the proper way.
The trouble with the stevedores union at Honolulu is not with the
union itself nor its legitimate purposes. The vultures of unionism walk
ing delegates, those vampires w ho suck the life-blood out of labor and lab
or unions were at the bottom of the trouble and will continue to cause
trouble as long as they are permitted to hang around. It is a great pity
that these parasites cannot be reached by our vagrancy laws and shipped
out of the Islands.
New Auto Light Dimmer
A new type of glass front for automobile headlights has made its ap
pearance in cities on the mainland, and local autoists should lose no time
in getting tliem here,, for. the present system of dimming auto lights is
far from satisfactory. These glass fronts remind one, in appearance, of a
honeycomb laid open, being constructed with numerous small lenses
molded on both surfaces in such n way that they diffuse tin; light without
obstructing it, the glas. being transparent. It is claimed that headlights
equipped with these glasses will light a country road at both short and
great distances. At the same time that great brightness, or glare, which
is. objected to, is done away with.
The dimmer painted across the top of auto lights on Kauai is un
satisfactory, and the frosted globe is equally object ioi.ab'c, as then? is
still a strong glare from the rellector behind it. It is claimed that the
'new glass front does away with the objectionable features of both schemes,
and at the same time gives a far more satisfactory light.
It is a new invention, but the dimmers have been rapidly taken lip
all over the country, most of the big cities already usingtheni. We would
like to see some of our auto owners or agents introduce them here with
out delay for we feel certain that they will prove just what we have been
The Men Behind The Taxes
, . Probably the most important result of the Civic Convention and tin
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vimm.i -.in, jiim in.-eu. Hi.- ueeii uie reai aim sincere aiona wnicii lias
accrued between the various units of this group of islands. Judging bv
the expressions of the visiting delegates they have one and nil been im
pressed with the way Ililo ha "done things"; with our roads, with our
board ol Supervisors, with our open-handed hospitality, with our broad
way of treating questions of importance to the other islands ns well as of
Hawaii. Words of appreciation such as have been uttered by our guests
are to be treasured by Ililo citizens; they are sincere, they mean a closer
nrotnerhood of interest, commercially, socially and politically.
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in- iiMiini.iiiiin ii liuu in uie nun i.ivie; . onv-nuon lor a deeper
understanding hetwecn the public olheials of the Territory and tlx
county and the people, the men behind the taxes. This foundation
should le built upon m permanent fashion. To whom hall the Civic
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I.UIH1IIUII1I imi.i i-uiiM.in; e oeneve u snoilKl ne a strong, non-
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. b ' iiiiiiiini , inn- wiiii, mi u.c! u grim i, one wnicii nas
.the confidence ol the people and of the legislature. Such a committee
has liccn provided for by the Convention. Suggestions as to its personne l
are m order, unelrom cadi county and one at large. Speak
.gentlemen. Ililo Tribune. ' '
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and toilet wants thoroughly and at once.
We will pay postage on all orders of 50c
and over,' except the following: Mineral
Waters, Baby Foods, Glassware and articles
of unusual weight and small value.
Non-Mailable: Alcohol, Poisons and lnftamable articles.
If your order is very heavy or contains much
liquid, we suggest that you have it sent by
Haas' Candy a Specially. Boxes 35c, 65c, $1., $1.25
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"Service Every Second'
The Rexa'I Store
Mr. Wong Hock Shi, Army Tailor
of Kapaia, begs to announce that he is at
the service of the officers e.nd men of the
National Guard on Kauai, in the matter cf
field and cress uniforms.
Mr. Wong Hock Shi was formerly army
tailor at Schofield Barracks, Oahu, at
which place he gave great satisfactoin.
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Eye and Ear
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BECAUSE tliey give you the two vi
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BECAUSE they are to all practical
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BECAUSE thev are as graceful on the
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A New Death Weapon
The list of new deviie-s for dost roving life brought nut by the- great
war in Europe semis to be- unending. It is now learned that the (ier
nians have devc loM-.l an invisible gas. It is unlike c-hlorine. which has
been in use for scum-time-, and Ix-ing colorless gets in its work before
being not iced. The- character of the gas is not yet known outside the
laboratories of the mantifae-turers, and the sole means of combating it
seems to be to wear respirators istantjy when the wind blows from the
direction of the enemy's lines. The gas cloud settles and moves along
c lose to the ground, and when it reaches a trench unless the men have
taken the precaution to wear masks they are dazed ami drop. Signals
are 'given from the first line of trenches ami the men in the rear trenches
hastily don their protectors.
This new invisible gas is now being used against the Russians on the
cast front where it has proved quite a puzzle to the soldiers of the Czar.
It has, jK ihaps, also made its appearance on the west front, but if so it
has been ill a small way and nothing has come out about it.
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