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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, MAY 28b, 191S
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Kauai First, Last and all the time.
KENNETH C. HOPPER,
E. CHESTER ROBERTS,
MAY 28, mis
L I II U K
The (Inn riiiiient Irishes to enlist every
man, irnuiiiii and child of the Nation in
irar-stviiis service. When an indivi
dual biu;s irar snvinys stamps he enlists
in the production division of the S'ation,
thereby baekiiiyup and supporting the
fiyhtiny division irh'uli is in France
and on the sens.
Yc 1m vi' received a KM lor from Washington
I'lnplmsiiiig llie necessity of stimulating pro
duction this year through th planting of
homo-gardens, ami suggesting organization as
Hie hasis for securing maximum results.
The plantation ranch stores are in a posi
tion to give particular assistance to this work.
Their compact organizations furnish units
for community gardening which can he utal
iztjd to great advantage.
It is the patriotic duty of all such stores
in this year to come to make greater efforts
than they did in the past year, by encourag
ing and helping their employees to plant home
gardens. Whenever possible they should otter
land free of charge to their employees, help
arrange for community plowing ami desig
nate a committee whose function would be to
give their employees an opportunity to easily
secure tools, seeds, fertilizer and other e.s
entials for their gardens.
Information and plantim; tables can be had
from the County Food Agent or upon request
from the Food Administration olliee in Hono
lulu. There was keen compition hist year in the
School Harden Contest last year on account
of the prizes ottered and this should be re
pented again Ibis year.
It is our patriotic duty to make our Island
as near self-supporting as possible, and as
we have never yet fallen down when there
was a question of patriotic duty, then we keep
up our reputation Ihis year by planting gar
dens and helping those who do not know how
to go about it to plant theirs.
Again, we are going to ask the question,
what are we going to do about the Fourth of
Inly, in the way of a celebration?
There is no doubt but that we should have
a celebration of some kind. We have fought
three wars for Independence ami are now in
the midst of another one, and this one will be
as all the rest were, brought to a victorous
We should have this celebration this year
if for no oilier reasons than the one of keep
patriotic enthusiasm at its highest. Home
one must take the lead in this, why not the
Chamber of Commerce?
More than half a century ago was fought
the war between the 1'lue and the Gray which
welded the states into a mighty, inseparable
union. To day from the Atlantic to the wat
ers of the I'acifio ami from the northern
boundary to the gulf, we know but one count
ry ami one Hag, the Stars and Stripes.
While we prepare, to pay our tribute to the
few remaining old ami feeble veterans who
bore arms in that memorable struggle, those
who died on the field of battle or have since
passed to their rest, their sons and grand
sons are marching shoulder to shoulder and
taking part in an infinitely greater struggle
not for the preservation of a nation, but for
the preservation of a world democracy and
The annual observance of Memorial Day
this year will have a deeper significance to
every loyal American than ever before, and
there is a greater need for honoring the hero
es of the Civil War than ever in the past. A
nation-wide tribute will prove to those who
have left home and friends who have sacri
ficed all to serve their country at home or
abroad that they will not soon be forgotten.
These are the days of sharing
hoarding our food supplies.
We must share with our soldiers at the
front, with those in the making, with the
people who, while are termed non-combatants
but who are still more than soldiers, the wo
men of France and Uelgium and all the
countries which are striving with us to win
this war of Independence. 1
While the safety of our own is being looked
after first, there is no quicker way to empty
our store houses than to buy more than we
can use up at once. What would happen if
all were to do as one farmer did? To store
li way enough wheat to last his family two or
three years. Just think for a minute of what
this would do to the total annual amount of
wheat used, some ((i,0(i,r00 barrels.
The Food Administration is prohibiting all
licensed dealers from hoarding food supplies.
Are we any better than them? They may not
hold a supply which will exceed the demand
for more than sixty days. This is being done
to protect you.
,It is a great deal better for you to share
with others now, and win this war, than to
hoard up supplies which if we lose the war
some German will come along and take.
Every shipment of wheat that we can send
from our ports, is a shipment saved from the
Argentine. livery ship can do double the
duty from our ports that it can do from the
Argentine, livery time we save a ship we
save the transport and the supply rf one regi
ment of American soldiers.
No corn can be shipped across the Atlantic
for two months after the first of April, be
cause that is1he germinating season for corn
and it will not stand Shipment.
Now, in this period of extreenie difficulty
in Europe, the time when the morals of the
civil population of the Allies is at its lowest
ebb, it does not stand for us to say, "You can
wait two months and then you can eat corn."
It is for us to say, "You shall receive every
solitary grain of corn that our ports can
"I fear," said Lloyd George, Briton's fam
ous statesman, in a recent speech, "I fear the
disciplined people behind the German army.
I fear the rationed German family, and the
determination of the German wife and sister
and daughter and mother to stand and starve
so that their fighting men may be fed. I fear
it more than 1 do the Imperial German army
itself." Is the German family any more pat
riotic than the American.
Not so as vou can notice it.
A Drivers Experience on a Motor Lorry.
Hoover Asks for a No-Wheat!
Ration Until Next Harvest
The confidence of the United States
Food Administration that the people
of the country would respond enthus
iastically and wholeheartedly upon
presentation of the facts to any nec
essary request for reduction consum
ption of food has been fully justified.
We have demonstrated our ability
not only to think together but to act
together. This response of the peo
ple Is the reason for the persent ap
peal. Our work Is not yet completed. In
spite of the encouraging results of
our efforts, in spite of the fact that
our exports of food stuffs are con
stantly increasing and are approach
ing the minimum requirements a-
luoi.ii, the need for renewed devot
ion and effort is pressing. While all
the requirements of the Food Admin
istration should be constantly ob
served, there are certain matters
which I desire to stress at this time.
In the case of meat or meat pro
ducts the necessity for shipment a-
broad f.re very great. Whereas the
Allied countries consumption has
been increased to an average about
one and one quarter pounds per per
son per week, we are to day enjoying
an average of about three and one
quarter pounds per person per week.
This division is inevitable. An un
derstanding of the facts will justify
our request that the consumption of
all meats, including poultry, as near
ly as possible be reduced to two
pounds per person per week over
four years of age.
In the case of sugar we are em
barrassed by the necessity of using
ships for carrying our soldiers and
feeding the Allies and in conse
quence we must use sugar with
great economy. I emphasize the im
portance of canning and preserving
on a large scale among our people
this summer, our available supply
must be conserved for this purpose.
But the situation with regard to
wheat is the most serious in the
rood supply of the Allied world. If
we are to satisfy the maximum wheat
requirements of our armies and the
Allies, and the suffering millions in
the Allied countries, our consumption
of wheat In the United States until
the next harvest must be reduced to
approximately one third of normal
It is inconceivable that we should
fail in this crisis. For each of us
who can personally contribute to the
relief of human suffering, it is a
privilege not a sacrifice. All ele
ments of our population cannot bear
this burden equally. Those engaged
in physical labor need a larger bread
ration than those in sedantary o&
cupations. Because of the constant
daily employment of women and the
lack of home baking facilities, many
households in large urban centers re
quire a food ration already prepared
such as the bakers standard victory
bread loaf. Furthermore, we must
constantly safeguard the special re
quirements of children and invalids.
To meet the situation abroad and
to prevent suffering at home, it is im
perative that all those whose circum
stances permit shall abstain from
ivueuL aim wneai products m any
form until the next harvest. It is
realized and deeply appreciated that
many organizations and some com
munities have already agreed to fol
low this plan.
It is hoped that you will com
municate this to your organization
and community urging those whose
circumstances will permit to join
with us and take this stand.
(Signed) HERBERT HOOVER
MAIL OF SOLDIERS, SAILORS,
AND MARINES POSTAGE FREE
In these times of organization and
man's complication of needs, there
are few machines playing a stouter
part than the clumsy, slow moving
(sometimes) motor lorry. Indeed its
own needs are various enough petrol
and gallons of it, for a long journey,
grease, paraffin, oils thick and thin,
and constant cleaning and oiling all
over to prevent mud caking too hard.
Water for the radiators, which have
to lie emptied nightly in winter time,
and a lighted lamp put Inside the
But al'ier all that, come thrilling
journeys up the line in complete dark
ness, with shell, maybe, when the
only indication of "the road" is af
forded by a faint gleam of sky be
tween the tree tops on either side,
and, as a shapless mass suddenly
springs into view, the brakes are
thrown on only just in time to avoid
running, into the lurry ahead, which
has stopped. There is a friendly
clatter of hoofs and sparks Hying up
where steel strikes cobble, and a line
of returning G. S. wagons come past,
drawn by their plucky little horses.
Then we go on again through shat
tered villages, or completely desolat
ed towns to our destination.
On the other hand, there are
pleasant trps along broad avenues
with the smiling Flemish or French
landscape on either hand; through
villages, all red roofs and white walls,
with nicely curtained windows set in
them; down the narrow streets of
some old world town, feeling an anx
ious way around corners, hurrying
across the huge square, and so, im
patiently, over the canal bridge out
into the country again. Sometimes
it is a load of wooden affairs for
the engineers; or oats and hay for
the artillery stables; a new hut. piece
meal, for H. Q. R. S.: stores for the
quartermaster coal, bricks, or may
be, as we hurry home, empty, it's some
weary men "coming down the line"
to catch a leave train, that want a
lift. "Going to ?" "Ave: iunin in."
and rifles, packs, haversacks and all.
tome pouring over the tailborad, fol '
lowed by their owners, who pick
themselves and their possessions
laughingly out of the mess of hu
manity and things that obtain when
the lorry starts on, with a jerk.
Once back in its "park" again, a
new role awaits it; the back sheet is
drawn snugly down, candles lit, and
perhaps a little oil stove, though this
latter is discouraged by authority,
cupboards, cunningly made out of old
petrol tin boxes are requisioued for
books, food, or writing material, and
a little hinged table set in its place
with more petrol boxes for seats;
then the post arrives, and a little
later the beds made of sacking
stretched across poles, are set in their
slots on each side of the lorry; almost
the next minute, it would seem, a
voice, perfectly conscious of "crying
la the wilderness" and very resentful
about it, too, comes "Now then; out
at o'clock." So, as if by magic,
our "home from home" becomes a
mere motor lorry again, jolting its
way, long before dawn, to some dump
or camp for fresh adventures.
Some postmasters are erroneously
charging postage due on letters writ
ten and mailed by ffoldiers, sailors,
and marines assigned to duty in a
foreign country engaged in the piva
ent" war. Mtent.m is therefore. ::i
vitcd to puiagraphs 3 and 4, sectio l
4(Ji), Postal Lavth ano Regulations, as
u mi 'lido I by OrcYr No. 302, dated
O'lobor 3, 1'17. (;; taring on page
29 of the October, 1917, supplement
to the Postal Guide, from which it
will be seen that such letters may be
mailed and delivered to the addres
sees free of all postal charges.
The provisions of amended para
graph 2. section 406, Postal Laws and
Regulations, relative to the rating of
soldiers', sailors', and marines' let
ters with postage due at the single
rate, to be collected on delivery, do
not apply to such letters when writ
ten and mailed by soldiers, sailors
and marines assigned to duty in a
foreign country country engaged In
the present war, since, as above
stated, such letters are free.
A. M. DOCKERY,
Third assistant Postmaster General.
Secret Radio Unearthed in New
York News Item.
Only a German would have thought
of putting a radio system under
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