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THU GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, June 12, 1917.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
Kenneth C. Hopper
J. M. Lydgate
In Justice To Mainland Teachers
The mainland teachers, many of whom are trained educators of ex
ceptional ability, and nearly all of whom have done good work in our
schools during this last year, fuel that they have lieen unjustly malign
ed and pilloried by our editorial of last week, entitled "Bird of Passage
Teachers." ' . . , '
They declare that if they are birds of passage it is not lecause they
want to be, but because they can't help it. They would like to stay
here if they could only get a fair deal, but they can't and so they turn
Tbev contend, in subtance: That the rate of compensation is m-
adeauate as compared with that on the Coast, due largely to a lower
rating here, that works nanisnip 10 uie experienceu leacner. mat me
' conditions of life here are often-times unbearable, with unfurnished and
often crowded and uncomfortable cottages. That the tenure of oflice is
uncertain, for a year at a time only, and any day you are liable- to be
shunted. That the course of study is vicious and unworkable. That
the supervision is ignorant, faulty and malicious. That ability and
merit are not only ignored, but discriminated against. In fact, that the
whole system from A to Z is one stupid, malicious muddle of injustice,
iiietliciency and tyranny. And accordingly, as soon as the self respect
ing and capable teacher finds out how the land lies she "gets out."
Now, frankly, we are not in a position to judge of these charges in
any but the most general way, no layman is, only the expert, and
that after careful examination. All we know is that some way there
seems to be something wrong with our schools. The very fact that
there is all this disaffection, and all this friction, shows that there is
something wrong somewhere. Perhaps we have been precipitate, in
laving the blame on the teachers; they were in command. Now, they
declare that that it lies with fhe Board of Education, the Course of
Study, the System. We are inclined to believe, that, in the main, they
arp rieht. But so the plot boils on ever more iuriously; and how are
we ever going to come to any final conclusion of the matter?
It seems to us that the only intelligent, inpartial .and convincing
authority that can settle this whole matter, and say definitely, who is
right ami who is wrong, is the proposed school survpy, that is prom
ised us. The teachers have the courage of their convictions and declare
that they have nothing to fear, and that they will hail it with joy. The
Board of Education, if it has the courage of its convictions, and has
nothing to fear, will not edge away from it, or block it, or unduly post
pone it. If so it does so. m the least, it stands convicted.
Courtesy As An Asset
The keynote of successful salesmanship is courtesy. We are all sales
men, though we may not realize it. borne of us are admittedly sale-
men in stores or banks or public olhces; we have learned have had it
rubbed into us perhaps, that we have got to be courteous to hold the
trade. Nothing draws trade like courtesy ; nothing drives away trade
Some of us are salesmen without realizing it; salesmen of our skill
as chauffeurs, or machinists, or teachers, or nurses, or doctors; and we
too must learn, by having it rubbed into us perhaps,that we have got to
be courteous to hold the trade. In these walks of life too, nothing draws
like courtesy, and nothing drives away trade like discourtesy. A cour
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teous oearing, ouier imngs uenig equai, is a ionune to a cmiurieur or
doctor, and to all between according to their station.
And if you are, in any sense, that finest of all salesmen, a fisher of
men, least of all can you afford to be scant or deficient in courtesy, be
cause men are the very leanest of all hsh to catch, and no bait take
them like courtesy; the slightest break in this line, and it is all off; you
might just as well fold up your rod and go home.
So in all the walks of life common courtesy is a cardinal element of
Yet how many there are who seem bent on queering themselves by
discourtesy; who persist in the delusion that courtesy is a feminine weak
ness; that it is a token of servility; that it is an abdication of manhood
and therefore a thing to fight shy of.
If this is your attitude, rest assured that your purchaser or patron
if he can get by you, or get away from you, is going to do K. ar.d that
every act of discourtesy is a nail in the coffin of your failure. Don't
throttle your success by discourtesy
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EF some folks changed their
own tempVments they'd
be better satisfied with
those of their i&A
neighbors'. Ofi$&l '
A neighborly Idea pass IjJV V
Burten Holming Kauai
A few of Kjiiimi'sj wnndor Knnfs flroin l.n ulmum tlirr.i..rlt..if 1.a 1.,w1
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thru the medium of the Burton Holmes Travel Pictures. Smith, rep
resenting the great travel man arrived on Kauai last Friday and after
filming the Waimea and Olokele canyons and the Spouting Horn, re
turned to Honolulu the same dav.
This was an opportunity which we will probably not have again
to make known to the whole world the beauty and wonder of uur is
land. It is a great pity that the Chamber of Commerce was not in
formed of the intended visit, so that arrangements could have been made
to prolong their stay.
It is understood that they got splendid pictures of the few places
visited, especially of .the Spouting Horn, which was in excellent form.
Taro: A Discovery
It seems that some of our malibine neighbors are quite worked up
over the discovery of an indigenous Hawaiian food product called taro,
and are advertising the fact that it is good, that it contains twice as much
nutriment as Irsh potatoes, etc.
Isn't that a fortunate discovery on the part of these discerning mali
hines! And now, having discovered the food and its value, there is a great
scurrying about to learn how to cook it. And some of the old-tune re
cipies for taro dainties that have been snowed under for years by an alien
cuisine are being unearthed, and taro is coming into its own again.
We rejoice in this discovery of a lost art and a lost article; long may
it find a favored place in our dietary.
Also we hope that its new patrons may get a fair deal and not le
wared off at the first go; beware of loli-loli, soggy, taro, it will dis
Cultivator Hoe and Weeder
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LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINES
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS Oahu
Island Northeast Coast Kaneohe
Bay Mokolii Range Front and
Rear Lights will be exhibited on
steamer nights from about June
lb, 1917, until further notice.
C. & G. S. Charts 4102.4116.
Buoy List. 19th. District, 1915.
Bv order of the Commissioner of
A. E. Arleegk.
HAWAIIAN ISLANDS Ka
hoolawe Island East Coast The
floating wreck of the steamer Ha
tnakua which recently burned in
Alalakeiki Channel is now anchor
ed about one mile off the extreme
easterly point of Kahoolavve in VO
Molokini Light bearing lo!$o
true (N mag ) approximately 6
Kanahenia Point Light bearing
47 '4 true (NE 34 N mag.) ap
proximately 6 milas.
This derelict is out of the regu
lar path of vessels. Pending its
removal or destruction any report
of chance in location will be ad
vertised by further notice to
By order of the Commissioner
A. E. ri.kim;e.
Inspector, 19th Lighthouse Dis.
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