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THE GARDEN 1SLAN1), TUESDAY, MAY 7, 1918.
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday Morning
R. CHESTKR HOHKHTS KOlTOIt
KENNETH C.HOPPKR '.Manning Editor
KAUAI AROUSED WITH
Kauai has always been to the
front in any worthy cause. She
has always, done her part In
every enterprise, large or small,
that has been for the welfare of
an individual or the public at
Up to the present time we
have more than met'every call
that has been required of us.
But the supreme test has come
and we have been found wanting.
We are forced to acknowledge
that our beloved Kauai, is the
dwelling place of that most des
pisable thing a SLACKER.
The knowledge of this thing
has stirred the Island to Its very
depths, and the question on
every lip is, "What are we going
to do about it?"
The reason put forward by
Selwyn Robinson for the demand
for classification, is the rankest
camouflage and deceives no one.
The people of this Island de
mand that Selwyn Robinson
prove himself a man by with
drawing his application for clas
sification. Aubrey Robinson, the father,
has been a resident of these Is
lands for about fifty years.
He has enjoyed the protection
of this country to the extent
that he has amassed a fortune
of several millions. But he has
steadfastly refused to become a
citizen of the country that gave
him this protection and wealth.
When the country", of which
his sons are citizens, becomes
involved in a death struggle with
a powerful and relentless foe
(who, if the war should go a
gainst us, would take all Aubrey
Robinson possesses), and calls
for the services of the sons of
Hawaii, Aubrey Robinson is the
only father in the Territory who
refuses to bid his boys answer
Unit vevy few people here in Am
erica have us yet learned. It is
this: tlie strenj;lli of t In first line
trendi depends on the strength of
the bread line. As lon; as the wo
men can hold the lireail line under
the shock of war, the men can
liohl the trenches. wTicu tin wo
men fail the men fail.
In their hour of need, tin wo
men of Europe are calling to j'tui.
women of America. "Over the
top!" Into (he fight with ns
If we are lo help them, we nr.tsl
save food as never before. Where
we have had one wheat less day in
our week, we must put two in now
or better slill three or four!
We must remember that every
ounce of food saved is just thai
much food sent lo our soldiers
and the Allies.
Over The Top
'Over the top."
This 1 1 1 1 1 s I be the bat lie cry in
the kitchen of every American
home today, as well as the battle
cry on the fields of Europe.
"Over the top!"
When the soldier at the front
hears this cry he knows that all
the hours of.. (raining and wailing
are over. The hour for real fight
has come. "Over the top!" and
he goes over the trench face to
face with the enemy.
And what does this battle cry
mean in the kitchens of our Am
It mans that the time of talking
about food winning this war and
how we must save it is past. '
"Over the top!" Oct into the
real fight of saving food! Eaec the
enemy. Slarvat ion, that is in
vadiug I In count ries of our as
sociates in (his waiy despite the
efforts of their brave wouien to
check its advance.
These women have put up a
splendid fight. They knew that
IhcTFmcn were pulling all their
strength into beating back the
enemy and they, Iheii wives, sis
ters, inolliei's and sweethearts,
must face the great struggle a
gainst Starvation alone.
Tin- toil and sacrifice of this
struggle no one but themselves
will ever know. Women whose
nearest npprouch to farm-labor be
fore the war was to train their
rose vines to grow over their
porches ami pick fresh sweet peas
for their drawing room tables are
doing the heavy work of a farm
laborer lo day. They are plowing,
raising crops feeding and lending
livestock, keeping cattle barns
and farm machinery in repair.
Besides llie fanning, the wo
men are practically running the
food factories, keeping Ihem Troing
night and day as long as they can
obtain the raw food products with
which to work.
Down to the last child these
people have learned something
The Fairness Of The Germans
In a demand for tin exchange
ot prisoners ot war tin exireenie
fairness of the Imperial German
Government has been brought to
the notice of the United St.Hes
through (he Department of St;.le
This fairness has been made i-i n
iu a demand Upon the Kussian l!e-
ublic for the exchange of prison
ers. The dispatch goes on to say
that tin German (ioverumenl
want all their men who are able
to again shoulder arms and will
iu return send all Russia's men
back wlio are not capable of work
ing for Germany.
Ami in return for this fairness
I In Russians are lo feed and
doctor all of the (iermans who are
not returned. If this is not done
at once they, (the (iermans I will
iiniuediatly fall on I'ctrograd and.
well we know as well as the Bus
sians know, just what this will
This note shows clearlv the
"fairness?" of the (iernian Gov-
eminent, and just what we can ex
pect if all our energies are not
put formard to win tin war.
The Other Fellow
"Well the other fellows in town
were doing it" said a violator of
the food regulations when callei
on the carpet by the federal food
administrator. Yes, they wen
And slill others of the fellow-
were leaping from the mud-soaked
parapets to face a shower of Hun
bullets, or to be smothered iu the
kind of air poison that stupefie
then kills by agonizing torture
"The other fellows do it" don
explain or answer the smallest
Raise A War Garden
Work of the Food Administration In
this Territory was greatly BHHixted by
the sucess last season of war gardens.
Again the people of Kauai are asked
to raise a war garden. They are urg
ed to try and ralRe enough food to
supply household needs for a year.
War gardeners are urged to make an
estimate of what they are likely to re
quire in the way of food and thea
make an effort to make the soil pro
The hoe has become a weapon of
war. The food situation was never
more Berlous than now. Saving food
is one solution of the world shortage;
substitution Is another, but squally
important is the spring edict from the
U. S. Department of Agriculture and
the U. S. Food Administration that
the country must plant and produco
more food tills year than ever before.
The Food Administration says that
this demand must be appreciated and
icted upon promptly by every home
in America. Every householder with
even a little land to spare should buy
a hoe. The hoe should become tht
symbol of a self-sustaining household
as regards garden foods. Every bag
of sweet pc.atoes or taro and every
pound of beans, brought in from the
back yard releases that much more for
the current market and saves that
much more to ship abroad.
PICKINGS FROM PUCK
Taking It From The Babies
Every ounce of wheat products
in excess of six pounds per month,
lliat you eat, is thai much Jiter
.illy taken from (he mouths of the
:larviiig women and children of
France. The armed allies may go
without wheat, but those inno
cents will actually die unless we
give them of ours iu generous proportion.
Fourth Of July Celebration
What kind of a celebration will
Kauai have this year fr I he I Hi
II is lilting thai we have some
kind of a celebration, ami as the
ciislumary "lire crackery" one is
labii what kind will we have?
Why not gel together on an old
fashioned one, a barbecue, speech
es, ball game, etc. This w,,,,( ,
a safe and sane fourth, and could
be given willi a verv little cost.
"I was never stage-struck, Picas
believe that I am nut a hit crazy about
the theatre. I like the work, because
it is work and there Is nothing else
that I can do. Hut I am not one of
those silly girls who weave beautiful
legands about the theatre. Never for
a moment. I am at the present time
more anxious to learn the rules of
acting rather than" to choose roles for
myself." Phoebe Foster.
The work of registering the men
who have lately arrived . here, has
temporarily been stopivd as the regis
tration board are out of forms for
this work. However they are expect
ed to arrive from Honolulu soon and
when this happens the board -Sill at
once commence on the work of reg
: o :
Wasted materials belong to no one,
but might belong to all.
THE EASIEST WAY
The man who laughs at you today
for saving, may envy you tomorrow.
When meat packers and hotel men
boast of tons of meat saved on Meat
less Tuesday it is time for every pri
vate citizen to tally his pounds.
1,185,001) tons of sugar will be saved
the first year If each of us uses one
ounce less a day. This will keep
.sugar plentiful and cheap.
It was at a meeting of the Browning
Club, and someone was telling the old
theatre Joke of the woman who asked
her friend, "My dear, are you doing
your bit in this conservation move
ment?" and the friend answered, "Yes
indeed, I've cut the servants down to
two meals a day for the duration of
The roomful of women laughed at
the joke, including little Mrs. White.
In fact, little Mrs. White laughed the
longest and hardest of them all. It
seemed to her an exceedingly funny
story. It never occured to her that
her answer would have sounded al
most as funny as that of the woman
in the story, if someone' had said to
her, "My dear, what are you doing to
help conserve food?"
For her reply would have been, "Oh,
I am making my family go without
Yes.that is the way in which little
Mrs. White had Been the easiest sol
ution of the food problem in her fam
ily. She honestly wanted to help the
country to win the war by saving all
the food she could. And what easier
way to do this, pray, than doing with
out desserts? Surely they were super
fluous. Moreover wheat and sugar were
of the most needed foods for the sol
diers, and all the desserts she knew
how to make required wheat or sugar.
"Yes, whichever way she looked at
it her duty seemed to lay toward des
Patiently she explained to the
children when they clamored for their
desserts that they must do without
But Mrs. White did not know that
at the very time when the children
ceased to tease for a dessert they
were suprreptitiously shaking the pen
nies out of their banks and buying
candy at the corner confectionery.
The truth is that the' dessert is not
a superfluous part of the dinner.
Lunch or supper may very do with
out any dessert if there is soup or
salad. But unless the dinner has un
usually sweet flishes the dessert is
f really needed to give the proper bal
unce to the daily diet.
Children especially crave some
sweets. If they do not get them in
wholesome desserts made at home, the
chances are nine out of ten. that they
will get them in the form of cheap
candy outside the home.
It is false economy from every stand
point, then, to do away with desserts
altogether. Especially as there is no
need of using a grain of wheat in
them or much sugar, for syrups, honey
and dried fruit may often be sub
stituted for the latter.
No Blood Relative
"Well she wasn't any blood re
lative of mine" said the widower
who explained his re-marriage
williin three weeks alter his wife's
funeral. The American who will
not help feed the sufferers iu Eur
ope, by denying themselves wheal,
are about on a par with this benedict.
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