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L1HUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 1917
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The Kauai Ilipili nml Grammar
School closed tho year's work hist
Friday with appropriate, exorcises,
including nongs by t ho fciiooI, sev
eral very pretty dunces lyt lie young
ladies, a danee by the little tots,
and a military drill by the boy
A competitive suad drill was
held at which Capt. Gonser acted as
judge. ICiich squad did excellent
work, but in totaling up the points,
it was found that the second squad,
commanded by Shtijiro Kusnkn,
held tho highest score and was there
for awarded the prize, (i large school
After tho drill Capt. Gonser made
a short speech to the boys along
military lines, which was followed
by the presentation of$the banner
to the winning squad by Pres. Krcd
Patterson, of tho Kauai Chamber of
Commerce, who made a stirring ad
dress on the duties of tho youth of
the present day and generation.
high" sciigol students
make good records
The records made by the childron
at tho Kauai High & Grammar
School during tho past year have
been very creditable and the final
examinations w.ero fairly represen
tative of the general standing of
students. The following made the
highest averages in the Juno exami
nations: Grade IT, Isabel Hogg and
Dora Rice; Grade III, Ilcnrietta
Wedemoycr and James Hogg;
Grade IV, Alice Rroadbent and Ro
bert Cjan'dall; Grade V, Charlotte
Ailcen Carter, Helen Wedemeyer
and Richard Rice Grade VII, Er
nest Wedemcycr, Manuel Gouvcia
and Josephine Moragne; Grade
VIII, Thelma Hopper, Ella Winter.
The High School results wero al
so very satisfactory and represented
a high standard of work. Tomo
Ouye, Fusa Mizuno, Goon Fong
Chock, Sin You. Chong and Shigeru
Shiramizu were tho leaders of their
A Stimulating Visitor
Mr. V. A. Home, special secre
tary of the Army and Navy Depart
ment of the Y. M. C. A., accom
panied by his wife, have been
spending a few days on Kauai, in
the interests of the local work, dur
ing which time they have seen tho
Island pretty well in addition to
giving inspiring talks all along the
lino to young men and those inter
ested in them.
A conference meeting with the
leaders of tho various young men's
clubs in the open of Kukuiolono
Park, was particularly interesting
and helpful, as well as picturesque.
Monday they were personally
conducted to Ilanalei as the guests
of Mr. and Mrs. A. S, Wicox and
After the mrtnner of former years
there, will be a special fourth-of-July
festival at the Lihuo park on
Saturday tho :50th of Juno, at 12:80
when ice cream cornucopias will be
distributed to tho children of the
Lihuo District, there in attendance.
Following the ico cream there will
bo children games,- races, etc. with
prize. At two o'clock there will ba
a matinee at tho Tip Top when
Snow White in moving picturo will
bo presented for tho children, all
children big and little, white, yellow
and brown, are cordially invited,
. Kapaa School Closing '
Th& closing exercises of this
school took place Friday morning,
with the school verandah as stage
and the open 'court as auditorium.
Each grade participated with tak
ing songs, recitations, drills etc. all
very well done indeed.
The oxerciscs closed with calcs
thenic drill by tho upper grades,
dono with much grace and preci
sion. Mr. and Mi's. Home, visit
ing guests of wide oxporienco,
spoko in tho highest commendation
especially of this drill.
How to Avoid the
Menace of Starvarion
(From Territorial Food Coinmlmion)
Are you ready to prove your
patriotism by eating one Joaf less of
wheat bread each week?
Why is such self-denial asked, in
the name of all that is patriotic?
inis man uoovcr, as no is
coming to bo known by everyone in
tho United States, now Food Con
troller for tho nation, says America
must consume at least one-third
loss wheat than our normal amount.
Unless this is done, in addition to
all tho strenous growing of crops
uuw uuuur way, me worm s ioou
problem will be absolutely unsolv-
able, and we will be facing absolute
The warning is to bq taken liter
ally; it applies to every individual
in this country, and to people in
Hawaii as well as o those of the
Tho why and wherefore of this
situation and Hoover's startling
demand upon us is explained with
unusual clarity and forcefulness in
an article by J. Russell Smith, in
the. Country Gentleman magazine
of June 9,' just received in Hawaii.
It perhaps is the best exposition of
the problem that has como to us
and is worth reading by every citi
zen who seeks a clear understand
ing the: great world crisis.
'Can we believe this?" the wr
of the article asks
The answer is: Yes, it is true,
and I only, hope that we can be
lieve it before it is too late to do
something. We do not have to do-
nend alone unon Mr. Hoover's
statement to know that he has.told
the truth. It . can be proved by
circumstantial evidence. An ex
amination of the world's food sit
uation makes it clear?"
The' author explains that Canada
and the United States must feed,
not merely our own army, but
supply almost the entire bulk of 'the
food for the civilian nonulations
and armies pf Great Britain,
France, Belgium, Italy and Portu
gal all the western Allies. In the
first two years of the war America's
wneat crop was far above normal,
and already the Allies have con
tracted .for virtually half of it
which America must supply.
A big factor is the German sub
marine campaign and tho toll it
has taken and continues to take of
tho world's shipping. In tho other
years part of the Allies' food came
from East India, Argenine and
Australia. Now tho shipping, is
not available to make the long trips
to those lands for grain.
Australia is 10,000 miles from
Europe, and tho Argentina is G000
miles distant. America is only
3000 miles away; consequently with
tlie terrible shortage in boats, the
Allies must seek their "supplies at
the nearest possible source: Amer
ica. It is not a question of merely
getting "supplies through the sub
marine blockade. It is not feasible
to transport Australia's and Argen
tine's and India's supplies to the
United States and theneo across tho
Atlantic. The ship shortage is not
only in the Atlantic, but in every
one of the .seven seas, and the
dearth is just as serious in tho Paci
fic as in the East.
Tho result is that Argentina's
and Australia's granaries may be
filled to bursting witli wheat, yet
America must stint herself and
even endure hardship if necessary,
to meet the Allies' great need from
hoi" own short supply.
The normal wheat crop of the
United States is 701 million bushels
It is expected to be much less than
this amount in 1917, yet tho Allies
have contracted for 800 million
bushels of this crop. The 19 1G
crop also was less than normal, G10
milion bushels to be exact, so that
now the surplus of tho two earlier
crops has disappeared. The west
( Continued on page 5)
Lihue School Closing
There were simple but effective
school closing exercises at the Lihue
public school Thursday afternoon,
which consisted mainly of patriotic
singing by the school, a ribbon drill
by the iirst grade, motion songs by
the receiving room, folk dances by
the third grade etc,
A new Hag was installed with
A goodly number of visitors were
A regular meeting of (ho Kauai
Chamber of Commerce was held in
the court house at Waimea on the
afternoon of Thursday. June 11,
1917, President Patterson i u tho
present. Minutes of two provisions'!
cliair iwenty-two members were
meetings were read and approved
A batch of correspondence was read
md took the usual course. Several
letters referred to the coming Civic
Convention, which -will be hold in
Honolulu in September. After some
discussion, tho entire matter was
deferred to tho annual meeting of
the Chamber in August , the secre
tary reporting that Secretary Ray
mond C. Brown, of the Honolulu
Chamber of Commerce, would be
present at that meeting on Civic
Mr. F.' C. Loomis reported on
efforts being made on Kauai to as
sist the. Red Cross and moved that
a committee of the Chamber be ap
pointed to co-operato in this work.
The motion was seconded by Sena
tor Rice, carried and the following
were appointed: F. C. Loomis,
chairman'; E. E. Mahlum and A
The report of tho treasurer show
ed a healthy state of finances for
this season of the year.
A letter from Raymond C. Brown
o Delegate Kuhio, urging tho Na-
wiliwili harbor project, was read
and met with favorable comment.
Senator Rico reported that Mr.
Case, advisor to small farmers,
would arrive on Kauai the following
Mr. Win. Ebeling complained trf
tho railway crossing at Koloa, of
tho condition of the side road from
the belt highway to the junction
near tho Koloa plantation office and
of estrays .being on the main road
at night contrary to law.
Mr. Wishard defended the Board
of Supervisors from attack in the
first and last instances, pointing
out that tho supervisors could (and
had) make regulations covering
these instances, but had nothing to
do with enforcing the same, Unit
being up to other departments'
Mr. Brandt took issue- with .his
brother supervisor as to the railway
crossings. The county engineer had
full power and authority to enforce
the regulations, and- his attention
should be called to the matter.
W. O. Crowcll defended the police
department in tlie matter of its fail
ure to enforce the estray ordinance, ;
declaring that there wore not enough
policemen in any of the districts to
patrol the roads. The police wore
doing the best they could, but could
not be expected to thoroughly en
force the estray ordinance until such
time as the supeivisors might see fit
to supply a sufiicient number of men
with which to patrol the roads at
In regard to railway track across
tho main highway, Senator Rico
moved that the secretary write the
Board of Supervisors and county
engineer calling attention to tho
Mr. Wishard said that the proper
course to pursuo was for members
having complaints to present the
same to tho representative of their
district, respectively. In case this
failed, tho complaints might then
bo taken to the supervisors direct,
but in no easo should the district
supervisor bo ignored.
Mr. Brandt agreed with Mr.
Wishard and observed that the
strength (if tho Cliambor of Com
merce should be reserved for larger
To the Public Press:
Friday. June 22nd., Enoch II. Crowder, Provost Marshal
General, in charge of Registration and Selective Draft, first auth
orized necessary translation and assistance to carry out tho tech
nicalities of tlio registration. When these are completed, a day
for registration will bo announced by the President of the United
Volunteers are desired for cueh precinct in the Territory to
act without pay as registrars and interpreters.
The Exdcutive requests tho volunteers from every precinct in
tho Islands to send their names to the Governor's Office immedi
ately and without fail. '
L. E. Pinkham,
Governor of Hawaii.
Honolulu, T. II., June 23, 1917. . y
Mr. Ebeling contended that the
matters referred to were not small
and should bo acted upon.
Mr. Knudsen moved that the
complaint as to the holes in the
road leading to the Koloa planta
ti.0 oilico be referred to the Board
of Supervisors. Motion lost.
Following action on routine mat
ters of finance, adjournment was
taken at -1:40.
Red Cross For Kauai
In answer to President Wilson 's
appeal for a million members, with
the million dollars in membership
fees that comes in a,s membership
dues, etc., -the Kauai Chamber of
Commerce appointed a committee
to work out a campaign for mem
bers and money here in Kauai in
co-operation with the ladies who
have ajreadv launched the Red
A Red Cross membership of 500
is wanted here on Kauai. Men, wo
men and children can join by pay
ing tho membership fee (if one dol
lar. Chas. F. Loomis.
Anthrax on Kauai Again
A few days ago a suspected ease
of anthrax was reported from Kea
lia. There seems, however, to be
some question in regard to tho cor
rectness of this diagnosis. Later
Assurances declare that it was not
Later, another case was reported
from Niuinalu, tho victim being one
of the cows of J. II. Coney. There
appearing to bo no question in re
gard to this case, the region has
been placed under strict animal
A Filipino Killed
As wo go to press the coroner is
holding an inquest over tho body
of a Filipino wlio was killed by a
Japanese at Kapaa last Saturday
Very little is known of the affair
at present other tha'n that the Fili
pino was living with four Japanese
and on Saturday night tho Filipino
came homo at about eleven o'clock
and as ho entered the door one of
the Japs struck him over the head
with a club and the other struck
him in tho faco with his fists
knocking him from the porch to the
Food Commission Agent .
Mr. A. II. Case appointed .Food
Commission Agent for Kauai, ar
rived a few days ago, and has es
tablished himself with headquarters
at tho County building.
As such agent his endeavor will
bo to render such assistance as he
can to the Agricultural interests of
tho Inland, especially tho small
farmers, for whom ho, will hope to
bo what tho Plunters Association
experts are to the sugar interests.
In such matters as tho treatment
of plant diseases and pests, the
choice and application of fertilizers,
the marketing of crops, tho nature
and supply of seeds etc. his adyjee
and assistance will bo given free of
charge, while necessary supplies in
the way of chemicals etc. will bo
furnished at cost. '
Local and Personal Notes
F.- A. Alexander returned on the
Mauna Loa last Wednesday niorn
Miss D. Eggerking is visiting her
parents, Mr. and Mrs Eggerking,
.Matinee at Tip Tip tomorrow at
2 o'clock. Special matinee for
children Saturday at 2 o'clock.
Alexander Hogg, who is attend
ing 'the Honolulu School for Boys.
returned to his home in Lihue last
E. E. Mahlum was a returning
passenger on the ,Kmau last week.
Mr. Mahlum has been traveling on
tho mainland for several months.
Willie Wolters. sou of Mr. and
Mrs. Herman Wolters, of Kcalia,
was one of the returning students
last week. Willie is attending Puna-
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Horn were
the euosts of Th. Brandt, at Wai
mea, and of Mr. and Mrs. Lydgatc
at Lihue, during their stay on the
Mrs. Burke of Kapaa is leaving
today for the Coast where she wijl
take a special course in Play Ground
work in the "University of California
Tho Board of Liquor License
Commissioners ni!t at the County
Building last lhursday morning
and adjourned until Friday, June
29th, at 2 p. m.
-Harrison and Paul Rice wero a-
mong the pupils returning last week
to their Kauai homo for vacation.
Harrison is attending Punahou and
Paul the Honolulu School for Boys.
Col. and Mrs. E. H. W. Broad-
bent departed for Honolulu last
week to be present at the gradua
tion exercises at Punahou. Their
son Frank is a member of this year's
Mr. II. II. Brodio of Hanapepe'
left on Saturday for the Coast whore
he has large interests, He will re
main there during the Summer .re
turning in the I' all to resume his
Mrs. Lydgatc is back from Hawaii
full of enthusiasnf or the Big Is
land, but also more glad than ever
that Kauai falls to her lot. She
says we don't realize how favored
wo are here in many ways.
A. Horner, president of tho
Hawaiian Canneries Company, at
Kapaa, came down on the last Ki-
nau. Mr. Horner lias just recently
received a commission as Captain
in the olliceis reserve corps.
Mr. Win. Barnhart, assistant en
gineer in the Makaweli mill, met
with an unfortunate accident by
which one of his fingers was taken
off and his hand badly mangled.
Ho went to 'Town for treatment
Tho Waimea school had an ela
borate commencement program Fri
day morning. So'ngs by the differ
ent grades, essays by members of
the graduating class and a patriotic
address by Charles F. Loomis made
up tho program.
Donald Ladd. who is to be asso
ciate secretary of tho Yoiintr Men's
Christian Association during the
summer months arrives Friday
morning. He will stay at tho Lihuo
Hotel and will have his headquar
ter in tho Tip Top.
Mr. and Mrs. A. II. Day, of
Honolulu, arrived on thoKinau last
Wednesday morning and are visit
ing with their daughter, Mrs. Win.
H. Grote. Mr. Day holds an offi
cial position with the Honolulu
Rapid Transit Company.
The Mauna Loa didn't get away
from Ahukinj until about 10:30
Friday, taking nearly a full com
plement of passengers. The long
delay was a hardship to these pas
sengers, many of wnoin oxpectr d to
leave at five, or shortly after.
The young men of the different
Y. M. C. A. clubs of tho Island in
vito the general public to attend a
patriotic meeting to be held on tho
morning of July tho Fourth in tho
Lihuo Social Hall at nine o'clock.
Tho exercises will bo over in time
for all to adjourn to the park to
take in the ball game.
John Fernandcs, promoter of ath
letics in general and of the game of
baseball in particular, returned this
morning from Honolulu and reports
that great interest is being shown
among the baseball fans in the trip
of tho All-Students team, which is
coining to Kauai for a series of
Henry Chillingworth and a num
ber of other Honolulu fans are com
ing with the team, and an all-star
aegregation will certainly be mobi
lized. The selections have already
been made through the votes of
Honolulu baseball men.
Perry, the Honolulu star pitcher.
has been engaged to pitch for tho
Kauai P. A. C. which insures a
strong line-up for them. .
Dr. Branch, the Varsity twirler.
will probably pitch for tho All-Kau-
Die games will be nlaved at tho
Lihuo baseball park, and no lover
of baseball in Kauai should miss
such a treat as this will be. Get
out the megaphones and score books
and enjoy the sport.
President B. D. Baldwin, of the
Kauai Athletic Association, has
called a meeting of that body to be
next lhursday night at 8 o clock at
the County Building, Lihue, for the
purpose of organizing a base ball
All person interested in the na
tional game are urgently requested
to be present at this meeting, and
leip ooosi i no project along.
Makaweli, Electa. Koloa ajjd Li
hue have all signified their desire to
enter a team in the league, Kealia,
tho not heard from as yet, will un
doubtedly enter, thus making a.
Before national jjuard it is broke
out on Kauai, about two years ago,
wo uso to have 'first-class ball, and
there seems to be no reason why we
should not get into the stride again.
D. L. Austin, in behalf of T. II.
Davies it Co., Ltd., Has offered a,
largo silver cup to the winning
Get in Right!
Wo have been hearing a good
deal about Red Cross and War Re
lief organizations and effort and
are in danger, perhaps, of getting
things mixed as they have I else
where, to tho detriment of public
interest and olliciency.
Much money has been collected
on tho Islands for tho Allied War
Relief work which has gone, fitting
ly enough, t o Belgium, France,
England, etc. Now, h.owever, the
time has coino when we need to re
soivo our energies, or at least give
preference, to tho needs of the
American Red Cross work. At any
rate we shoujd understand very
clearly what we are working for
and contributing to.
An American Red Cross auxil
liary organization has' been forpied
in Lihue whoso effort will go to
meet the requirements of our own
country; and all friendsof America,
men as woll as women, arc urgently
requested to become members of the
same. This is the organization and
the work for which President Wil
son has issued his urgont appeal.
Membership dues are as foliows:
Annual Membership 1.00
Annual Membership with
Contributing Membership 5.00
Life Membership . 25.00
Patron Membership 100.00
The Koloa Cantata at Waimea
Wo urn lormostori fo mvo XnHon
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that the Koloa Cantata, Snow
White, will be presented at in Wai
mea on Wednesday hvening, June
27th. Our Koloa friends will soon
rank with the professionals!
We advise our Waimea friends in
turn out in mass to hear thoni.
Rudolph and Alexander Isenhorg
arrived on Kauai last week to spend
vacation period witli their aunt and
unetai Mr. and Mrs. Hans Isenhorg,