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THR GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, JUNE 5. 1917.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Kenneth C. Hopper
J. M. Lydgate
n n o u n c em c n t
Bird Of Passage Teachers
It irt very much to bp regretted that our public pchools should be
made a convenience for teachers' who come from the Coast, or elsewhere,
to see the country, (.ranting that they are excellent teachers, and that
they give us much needed inspiration, as well as new methods and de
vices, it is nevertheless a distinct detriment to our schools to be con
tinually changing from one teacher to another, and from one personal
method to another. It is bad for the children; it keeps them in a maze
most of the time. ,
Furthermore, it must be disastrous to the quality of the teaching.
The short term lease is always fatal to improvements; the short term
tenure of ofliee is fatal to efficiency. To move at the end of the year and
thus fail of the reward of efficiency or to escape the penalty of ineffici
ency this is inevitably fatal to the lest results.
From this point of view at least, our own home grown teachers have
the advantage; they are going to stay with us, and will not pick up and
and leave just when the children have learned their ways.
And on the other hand, knowing that they will have to stay with
their records and their reputations, they will be more careful in themak-
We trust that the Board of Education, with its other efforts in our
behalf, will try to protect us from this kind of hck-and-a-promise"
service of these will-o-the-wisp nomads.
What Would Happen
In snite of the heat the other evening, at the Koloa entertainment
it made cold chills run down ones back to think of what would happen
if there were a fire, or even the scare of a fire, suddenly sprung on the
The inadequate doorways, the narrow, steep and unprotected stair
wavs. the cramped and crowded aisles, and the general congested condi
tion of the whole place, with women and children in the majority, would
most assuredlv have led to a perfect holocaust of human life.
That Koloa Hall is a disgrace to any community. It is a tinder
box, a ramshackle rookery, a barn of a place, in the midst of slum sur
roundines: unsanitary, uncomfortable and unclean. It ought to be con
demned and demolished, or entirely remoddled in accordance with civiliz
ed ideas. At any rate it should not be used for crowded popular gather
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While it is true that, in a way, a mans first duty is to do faith
fully and well what he is paid to do. it is al.-so true that his duty doesn't
end there. '
The man who sticks exclusively to business, and does only what he
is paid for, and scrutinizes every request with the inquiry "what is
there in it for me?" is recreant to his duty, and far from being a good
citizen. The man who devotes himself strictly to gathering up a for
tune, or administering a fortune in his own interest, and leaves to some
one else the care of the varied .community duties, is a slacker, and,
more or less, a parasite; he invites himself to eat at the public table at
some one else's expense, he kind of sneaks in on some one elses pay ; it
isn't fair and it isn't manly.
We are all meniljers one of another, and of the community in which
we live; there are certain kinds of service for which we fairly expect
pay, and thercare other kinds, which, especially in a democratie'eoun
try, must be gratuitous, a common putting of the shoulder to the com
mon burden, from which shall come a common benefit. To stay out on
the service, but come in on the benefit, is monifestly to show the mean
spirit of a cad.
Professional tramps have a way, we understand, of chalking up
some mysterious signs on gate post or barn door which convey to their
brethren such reliable information as shall encourage their attack, and by
these signs the tide of tramps ebbs and tlows.
Evidently the tramp professionals have been chalking up some such
signs in regard to Kauai, for they all seem to be coining our way. One
week it is a professional juggler, another it is a virtuoso 'pianist, then it
is a needy artist, then a professional hypnotist, or an amateur tableau
artist. One after another they come, with the confident assurance that
Kauai will welcome them gladly and treat them generously.
These are the lesser fry of tramps, who chalk up a hopeful story to
one another; a few hundred dollars at the most is their mark. But there
. are bigger fry, as well, whose demands run into the thousands; and some
of them are considerate enough to wireless down in advance that they
are coming, so that we may stay at home to meet them, and have the
money all counted out ready for them.
Occasionally you meet a tramp that is glad to get whatever you offer
him, rice, cold meat or stale bread, but mostly he wants chicken and
plum pudding. And tramp nrofesssionals are more or less true to the
type, they not only want you to buy their tickets, but they want you to
got up the show, make the arrangements, boom the enterprise and dec
orate the stage. And if it falls flat it is laid up against the community.
Now, if we are not very much mistaken, Kauai is getting tired of
this sort of thing, and would like to see these misleading gate post signs
reversed, so that the tide of these professionals may flow by for, a while
and let us alone.
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Washington, I). C. The senate finance committee today agreed un
on a plan of a prohibitive tax of S-'i for distilled liquors during the period
of the war. Urewing will not he aneeted, under this plan.
There are C.K) cabin passengers, 19 steerage, 707 bags of mail 139
packages of express matter, 17 automobiles and 84 10 tons of cargo for
Honolulu on board the next Matson steamer to arrive from the coast,
says a wireless received today by the shipping department of Castle- '&
Cooke, the local agency. Ililo cargo includes two automobiles and 971
tons of freight. The steamer will dock at Pier 15.
Dr. Carl Keller of thiscity, a native of Germany, has made applica
tion for admission to the medical reserve corps of the United States army.
Keller seeks the rank of first lieutenant. Though lorn in Germany
Dr. Keller has been an American citizen fifteen years, and was induced
to offer his services to Uncle Sain through statements of army authori
ties that the need for doctors in the army is great. (Dr. Keller was the
plantation doctor at Makawcli for a short thfie about two years ago
Ed. Card. Isl.)
That the territorial workman's compensation law is not effective for
the purpose of defeating the jurisdiction of the federal court in admiral
ty cases, is one of the. findings of Judge Horace W. Vaughan in a deci
sion today in the case of Hattie Kekaulikekawaiohilo and hertwo minor
children against the Inter-Island Steam Navigation Co., an action for
damages in the sum or glU.tXK). 1 he decision finds for the minors in the
sum of 71 1.9 land fcolwi.Ol, respectively, and for the mother in the sum
Washington One woman and six men were indicted today by the
federal grand jury for distributing literature opposing the operations of
the selective army draft. Two of those arrested are Columbia university
students, one is a student at Barnard College. Three have German names.
There was a rush of "slackers" to the marriage license; bureaus to
day, on the eve of registration under the army bill.
M. raul, .Minn. the ledcral court of appeals today denied tin
peal of six anti-draft workers prosecuted at Kansas city'
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