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Tim GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, APRIL 2:$, 1918
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday' Morning
R. CIWSTKlt KOllERTS EDITOR
KENNHTH C. HOPPER Managing Editor
It la only 'necessary to think of food
Having in terms of ships to realize the
necessity of food conservation by sub
stitution. The. demands on our mer-,
chant shipping are greater than ever
and though the submarine is not
proving the menace It was intended,
it is also true that the shipbuilding
has' not yet replaced the losses.
In France the building of new ships
to replace the submarine losses has
been practically at a standstill. Eng
land's output in still less than normal.
Japan is hampered by lack of materi
als. America's new fleet Is yet to be
This shortage in tonnage, then,
means that as regards food, every
inch of shipping space must be made
to count. Not only must the shortest
routes be chosen but all foods must be
carried In the most condensed form
'possible. The former means that the
more remote sources, of supply have
been cut off both from Europe and
ourselves for the period of the war.
and the latter means that it has now
becoms our patriotic duty to eat but
sparingly products that fan be most
easily shipped abroad.
The sinking by enemy submarines
amounts to over 6,000,000 tons, averag
ing about 38 ships a month. America
is not yet able to make any appreci
able contribution to the shipping re
sources of her Associates in this war.
One thing she CAN do and IS doing,
however, is to save of those foods
that can be shipped most safely and
In the most condensed form and to eat
other things herself.
For this wartime feeding of our
selves and the Allies is not alone a
matter of increased production and
decreased consumption, but also a
question of transportation. The con
gestion of railroad facilities In our
own country has handicapped distri
bution and increased the cost of food
Dut no matter what our own inter
nal' economic situation is, our saving
and substitution of food stuffs is a
problem of sheer humanity. So long
as we can afford to buy other foods at
any price we must eat them and save
the foods so badly needed over there.
The food problem among the Allies
has become an International one and
with the collaboration of the Ameri
can ambassadors abroad, the ground
work has already been laid for hand
ling and transporting the vast supplies
required from us.
' Our own part in furnishing these Is
to produce more and to eat less of
those foods. most easily shipped. To
do this conscientiously and consistent
ly Is no longer a matter of altruism
but a straight path of obligation to
wards our Associates who have been
bearing the brunt of this world men
ace to individual freedom.
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The series of interesting instructive
and inspiring addresses given to our
Island audiences during the last week
by Rev. A. W. Palmer have been a
boon to us such as we do not often
get, and which we may perhaps not
fully appreciate till we have had time
to think them over and mentally and
morally digest them. It Is character
istic of some types on oratory that
you are very much Impressed at the
time by the sound and swing and fire
of It it is fireworkB but when the
smoke has cleared away and the
cheering has died down there doesn't
seem to be much that you can gather
and keep put away for actual every
day ue. Mr. Palmer Isn't that kind.
While not by any means lacking In the
arts of a trained and experienced
speaker, it Is virile, original, construc
tive thought that holds your" atten
tion and carries your conviction, and
not the oratory of the setting. More
that is the kind we need, It is suggest
or less perhaps it was strong meat, bu
Ive, stimulating and inspiring.
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Editor Garden Island It matters
not how conservative x man may be,
by the wjy the administration is
handling the government of this Ter
ritory, ho is forced to disclose his
Food Administrators urges that the
people of this Territory must use sub
stitutes to white flour at any sacrifice
in order to save more and more of
that st iple for our boys at the front.
We certainly realize that food will
play a very important card to win this
gre.it war, (and will win it too in Cod
we trust ).
From my own observation as far as
Kauai is ni..-i ii. I find that people in
this County (except those prodcrinan
under cover) are not only perfectly
willing to carry out food administra
tor' rules, but to do their utmost to
wards helpin:; the war, but in lino of
Modus Vivendi, one difficulty is con
fronting us, that Is, substitutes to
I know of several persons often
times could not buy a pound of white
flour because the store had no substi
tutes on hand ut the occasion and such
persons had to wait until there were
substitutes available on hand to buy
their ration of white flour.
Taking tho situation into considera
tion It seems very delicate, how can a
person do his utmost patriotic duties
to help win tho war If he himself can
Again, the - food administrators
warned the people of fills Territory to
cultivate their own food products, be
cause shipping fecilities from the
mainland would bo, sooner or later,
I should say that substitutes such as
corn, sweet potatoes, and good many
other food products could be raised
right here on Kauai, and possibly we.
could be in a position today to cut the
white flour out entirely, and send it
all to our soldiers at tho front, had the
citizens of this county lund to culti
vate them, but unfortunately the
present administration of this terri
tory, is in the hands of such slow and
unbusinesslike men, consequently we
hold them responsible for the situa
tion of this county.
At the reception given to tho Con
gressional Party last November at the
Armory hall in Lihue I hear Governor
Pinkham (while trying to defend him
self of a well deserved fire) from Mr.
Broadbent stated that "lands Just
coma to oud hands and that they will
be opened for homesteads as soon as
possible" he said.
I presume he referred to Lihue pub
lic lands which expired since October
1st, 1917, and that was all we heard of
Lihue homesteads to this data.
Here we have approximately seven
teen hundred acres of first-class agri
cultural lands at Hanapepe which
lease expired since December f.Tlh.
These lands were already applied
for, by over fifty qualified citizens of
this county since last June, but as the
present administration customarily Ig
nores the mandates of Section 73 of
the Organic Act, Land Commissiorer
(with the approval of Governor sur
ely) advertised to sell at public unc
tion a lease of these lands for fiv
years, and the right of way for water
which passes through the same, for
Twenty-one years, without any Inves
Fortunately these movements were
blocked by citizens of this county af
ter spending considerable amount of
money with an attorney, and the last
we heard of Hanapepe lands and wat
er right was that sales were indefin
H nppears to me now, that both co
operation involved in the Hanapepe
water right of way are using it free
Inasmuch as Kapahl water gate be
ing used by the Makee Sugar & Co.,
since February last without any right
lunderstand that Packer's ranch in
Hawaii is growing a large area In
Mr. Broadbent also announced that
he has a fine crop of corn growing at
the Grove Farm, presumeably for their
own use, or, for sale.
Why don't the citizens of Kauai be
given a chance to plant their own sub
stitutes? If land and water is given to the
homesteaders of Kauai, they will show
the present administration that, they
cannot only raise sugar cane but other
food products to meet the present sit
uation. If tho government is of the people,
for the people, and by the people, why
favor corporations and individuals as
it has invariably been in the past.
Thanking you for the space allow
ed. J. C. JERVES,
Representative 0th District.
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The following letter, despite its Jap
piness, carries its own message ami
puts it well. We believe it is un
answerable: Editor Advertiser A serious con
dition came over we Japanese res!
dents in the Islands, it is the big short
age of rice.
Japanese Government restricted ex
porting quantities of rice. Also trans
pacific I o:;ts are not able to carry so
much rice at present situation. By
these two reasons rice came to be
short. We are paying $9.50 per bag.
but local merchants can not supply
'uoiU'Ti for customers need.
I ask investigation of IT. S. Author!
ties for this serious condition as soon
There are three sake breweries (2
Honolulu, . Hilo) in Territory, and
they pro continuing to consume big
mioiint of rice to m.i'iie sake daily
yet; noth withstanding Oahu gone to
"DRY" by the President Order. For a
rescuing way of Japanese lives I wish
to prohibit using rice for sake soon by
A JAPANESE RKSIDHNT.
Editor of Tho Garden Isniui:
Shortly lifter the death of Judge
Hardy I conceived the Idea to erect
a monument on his grave and In about
six months 1 collected about $(100 for
such purpose. Conferring with some
of the late 'Judge's friends and admir
ers I ordered from v. II. Zimmer
man of Honolulu a tombstone of pol
ished Vermont granito for $575 de
livered at Lihufl. The stone came In
August 1916 and Mrs. Dora Isenberg
together with Lihue Plantation ar
ranged for the transportation of the
stone from the landing to tho cem
etery, assisted the contractor In er
red ing same and made a curbing
round the grave. Meanwhile several
subscribers paid up their subscriptions
and the total amount received was
$705. Consequently, after having paid
for the stone and having no further
expense. 1 still had $130 on hand, nn;
started corespondeiu e with n t'irn in
Boston, Mass., for getting a bronze
tablet to be put up in the Court House
In Lihue. I succeeded in getting a
nice tablet for $100 and paid in freight
and other expenses on same $3.58,
leaving a balance on hand of $21.42
I made arrangement .with the liilo
Boarding School to furnish a frame
for the Bronze tablet for $20 delivered
on Kauai, leaving a balance of $1.42
which it cost to -have the tablet and
frame nfixed to the wall in the Court
I hereby thank all, wtoo subscribed
to the monument and tablet and nil
others, who assisted meMn Ci'rectlng
C. B. HOFGAARD.
HIGHER PRICES FOR SUGAR IS
A recent Issue of Facts About Sugar
has an editorial on "The Price of
Sugar" of which the following is the
substance in part:
Price Is a thing of comparison.
Prices that a few yejjr3 ago would
have seemed prohibitively high may
now seem reasonable or even low, for
the reason that everything else has
gone up much more. To pass on the
price of sugar we must compare it
with other things. During the last
three years the price of sugar has in
creased about 50 percent. During
this same time the price of wheat has
Increased 150 percent, of corn, beans,
and various othr farm crops, 200 per
cent, and cotton nearly 300 percent.
Throughout the whole list of farm
crops and food product's price in
creases from 100 to 300 percent have
been the rule.
From these facts it is evident that
sugar is selling out of line with other
products of the soil, and accordingly
it should be put on the price scalel
somewhere about where other staple
articles range. That in other words
a very considerable increase in price
should be allowed.
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WHAT YOUR LIBERTY BOND
For the Chauffeur Owner
A $1,000 bond will buy six cases of
operating instruments for a base hos
pital, or furnish pistols for a rifle
company, or one motor kitchen.
One thousand five hundred dollars
of Liberty Bonds will buy a motor
.imbalance, or a motor ca
chine gun battalion.
Two $1,000 bonds will buy a motor
truck; three $1,000 bonds will buy
rifles for a Field Artillery battery, or
suply horses for a Field Signal bat
talion. Four $1,000 bonds will buy a tractor
five $1,000 bonds will buy one Liberty
truck, or seven Lewis machine guns,
or equip a rifle comp iny w;tii
Six $l,(tou bonds will buy a Liie.l..
motor; seven $1,000 bonds one train
Ing plane; nine $1,000 bonds one ob
SO EUY ANOTHER BOND TODAY.
Mr. J. J'. Clapper, of Kauai Garage,
who sells Michelin Tires locally, says
th-it: If there la any one thing that
contributes most towards premature
tire destruction It Is undoubtedly
traveling on tires that are not suffi
"Many motorists", says the Michelin
Tire man, "give so little care to their
tires that the first intimation of their
improper condition comes when a
muffled sound or n jolt, caused by ane
of the wheels coming in contact with
some hard object on the road, dis
closes the fact that the rim is touch
ing the ground.
"The envelope Is then patched, a
new tube fitted and a sleeve put on
for the purpose of Increased strength.
Tho driver then proceeds to the near
est garage where a new casing is ob
tained, the damaged one being left for
repair. Nearly always it Is found that
the; tread is the only part of the cas
ing that bus not been totally destroyed.
Ths beads are found to be broken or
torn away. The walls of the casing
are scored Naml scraped inside and
out. The- canvas Is torn an,d frayed
and has broken away from the rub
ber. The tire has lost Its shape en
tirely; its several parts are disinte
grated., "The tube, replaced on the road,
which was perhaps now or nearly new
whin the journey started, has been
torn beyond all hope of repair, and
scraped and scored all over, some, of
the incessions being almost as deep
as the thickness of the rubber Itself.
"All this delay, trouble and expense
Is the direct result of traveling on a
deflated tire, whereas periodic In
spection of the air pressure .would
have entirely prevented the damage."
The following hint for saving the
battery and getting easier starting is
suggested by W. II. Cole In the Feb
ruary issue of MoToR. The hint is
especially valuable during the cold
weather, when the grease or heavy oil
in the transmission has become thick
"When the gear shift lever is in
neutral and the engine is running,
gears in the transmission are revolv
ing. The same Is true when operating
the starter. It requires considerable
force to turn these gears through
thickened grease, a force which is an
unnecessary strain upon your battery.
Simply holding out the clutch during
the operation of your starter prevents
all motion behind the flywheel, thus
taking the load off the battery which
during gthe winter is overworked at
best. To prove this to yourself, some
cold morning shortly after starting
your motor, place your gear shift lever
in neutral, hold the clutch out, and
throttle down your engine till it is just
during the winteY Is overworked at
clutch in. In many cases the engine
will stall, due to the increased force
required to turn the gears In the trans
mission." BUY A BOND
Ten States Have
Voted for Prohibition
In order to amend the Constitution
to provide for National prohibition
three fourths of the states must vote
for it. This means that thirty-six
states must vote for the amendment.
Thus far ten states have voted for it
and none against. Twenty-six more
votes are needed out of the thirty
eight, posible. The chances for pro
hibition are very good..
Ten thousand dollars of bonds will
,:lly equip three hospital wards of 50
l.e.l.i each, with all linen, clothing, and
ot'iey necessaries, or buy six large
wholesale sterilizing outfits, or six
We Always Recommend
Double - Cable - Base
A complete stock of Rugged and Plain
Treads in all styles and sizes always on hand
.y;eiit I'm' Kauai.
Theo. H. Davies & Co., Ltd.
HONOLULU and MLO
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Spurting (ioods Fishing Tackle I irearms Ammunition
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Paints Varnishes Brushes Oils Greases
Harness Saddlery Koofint; Trunks Suit Cases
etc. etc '
Fancy and Staple Lines, Feed, etc.
Shoes Toilet Supplies Stationery etc. etc.
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Upon application information will Ik-cheerfully furnished in regard to any
of our lines in which you may 1k interested.
Specially designed for growing feet. Flex il lr
soles, Hat Heels formed lo the natural shape of tho
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