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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, JUNK 18, 1918
smoKTs THE GARDEN ISLAND u''
ANi M) Kauai First, Lat and all the time. KVKKY
UOVERNMKNT KENNETH C. HOI'PER, Managing Editor
MKASIRKS E cHKSTElt ROBERTS, EDITOR , ,:'
T1MKS. TUESDAY JUNE IS, 1918 KAUAI
NATION WIDE ECONOMY. '
To rurrv out the national program of econ
omy demanded of the American people l.y the
war they must adopt scientific and system
atic methods of economy. Spasmodic and per
iodic saving will not fulfill the demand upon
One method that has'heeu proposed and has
the approval of the Treasury Department is
for every American to pledge himself or her
self to economize and save, and with the sav
ings at delinate period purchase ' specific
amounts of war savings stamps.
We must give our Nation, we mustgive our
men in arms, all the strength and support pos
sible. To do this we must cut our own de
mands on the labor, material, and money of
the country, to the limit, and increase to the
limit, the supply of money, material, and ta
bor available to the Government. All of our
energies and resources should be devoted to
Hie winning of the war, and 1o accomplish
this we must economize, save and lend to the
A delinate systematic plan of saving,
strengthened by resolve and a pledge to save
and lend to the Government, will be productive
of the best results. The savings plan cam
paigh is now on. Every patriotic American
should make a pledge to save and then keep
ITLl'WOOD CONSl-MPTION AND PRO
DUCTION IN l'.tl".
The total pulpwood consumption in the
United States during the year of 1!I17 is es
timated by the Forest Service, on the basis of
reports made by the pulp mills, at ."..'.(i.SOJ
cords, an increase of approximately per cent
over the 1!M figures. Not all the mills have
yet made their returns, but the figures of the
preliminary estimate are not expected to be
materially changed when the linul compilat
ions are completed. In 11)17, domestic spruce
formed 4.".X per cent of the total, as against
4").!( per cent in 1!)10; imported spruce formed
11.5 per cent in 1 ! 1 T and l.'t.4 per cent in l!tl(i.
Woodpulp production in 1!)17 is estimated
at :Uli4,rll tons, as compared with :',27 1 ,: 1 0
tons in 1!M. The 1!)17 production included
l,4!IH,70t tons of mechanical pulp, 1 ,4GS,:S!M
tons of sulphite pulp, 4-1, 7l tons of soil a
pulp, and 75,710 tons of sulphate pulp.
BRINGING IN THE FLOUR
When the news went around that Uncle Sam
needed wheat for the boys on the other side,
many a farmer loaded his supply of Hour on
the wagon and drove oil' to town. .Millions of
pounds of Hour have been turned in from
communitieii, counties, clubs, mills and deal
ers on the assurance of the Food Administra
tion than an equivalent will go to Europe.
In each of the nine zones created by the
Grain Corporation, an executive committee is
in charge of handling this Hour. They will
name assembling points and indicate a Hat
price to be paid by designated agents who will
take care of the business transaction and re
bhipiuent. Flour in large packages suitable for over
seas shipment will be exported immediately.
Flour not suitably parked for export will be
disposed of lot-ally, and its equivalent sent
vimmedintclly from the mills. Every pound
that is turned over to the iovcriiiiicnt will
add one pound to the amount exported.
POTATO SALES INCREASED
Reports are pouring into Hie Fond Admin
istration from the grocers that the potato cam
paign has doubled am) trcldi-d sales.
In parts of Texas the consumption of potat
o's has increased ."() to UliO per cent. Certain
hotels and restaurants report : II 1(1 per cent.
All of which goes to prove that bumper crops
and display "adds" make a good hitch.
PRICE OF SUBSTITUTES SHOULD DE
CLINE According to a warning scut millers and
dealers through the Federal Food Administ
rators in all states, cornineal and oatmeal
should be at least i!0 per cent cheaper than
wheat Hour, and coin Hour and barley flour
should be 10 per cent cheaper.
The Administrators have also been advised
that the attempt of certain bakers to advance
the juice of bread is not jnstilied by the price
of substitutes. Car shortage and storm weath
er caused high prices last winter, but now
that there are liberal supplies of Hour substi
tutes, high prices must be explained and justi
fied to the state and local administrators.
Every buyer is called upon to assist the local
Food Administrator by reporting any attempt
to overcharge for substitutes.
MOW MANY WILL SIGN THIS PLEDGE ?
There has been quite an agitation, since
the Food Administrator, Herbert. Hoover, as
ked that all who could would go without
vyheat until next harvest, in the Islands for
pledges on this measure. There has been con
siderable talk here on Kauai by a great many
of our people, that they would do this, and
now we are asking all who will sign the fol
lowing pledge to do so and to mail it in to the
editor of this paper.
Those who sign the pledge will be placed
on the ''honor roll' and their names will be
published in the Garden Island from time to
time so that the majority of the people in
the islands may know that we are helping con
serve the wheat.
There are no great hardships in the sign
ing of this pledge, as it only entails the going
without of any wheat in any shape until next
harvest, and as there are plenty of substitutes
to be eaten in the place of wheat, we will not
miss it very much.
The pledge is as follows:
"Be it resolved that I, a resident of the
Island of Kauai, do wish to serve the in
terest of my country, and our Allies, and
do volutarily pledge myself to consume
no wheat products until the next harvest
or about Sepenibcr 1st, It) IS.
ARE THESE HOTELS SLACKERS ?
Some time ago when Hie Government asked
those of us who could, to go without wheat
till next harvest, several of the leading hotels
in Honolulu signed the pledge that they would
serve no more wheat products.
Now they have backed out, played Indian,
as it were, and give for the reason, that their
guests are leaving because they can get no
What kind of people are these guests? They
do not labor hard enough to need the wheat!
What kind of people are these who are run
ning these hotels? We would say, that they
are not very patriotic or thai they would tell
their guests who must have wheat, ( when they
do not need it i to leave and go to some slack
er hotel, and further that they should publish
the names of these guests so that all might
know who they were.
A person is just as much a slacker who re
fuses to do without wheat (when they do not
need it i as is the man who refuses 1o help
the government in any of its war aims, or to
go to the front and tight.
THE FOOD SITUATION IN GERMANY
Communal kitchens are becoming more and
more popular in (icrmauy and Austria. It
is estimated that in cities of KI.IMM) or more
one fourth of the inhabitants depend upon
these kitchens for their food, and in cities of
.'(10,000 the proportion mounts to one third.
Though there are two distinct classes of kitch
ens, one for the very pool-, where food is furn
ished .il less than cost, ami another which is
There was at first among the middle class
es a prejudice against eating in the commun
al kitchens, because it smacked of charity.
Now. however, under the pimli of high prices,
and the Hack of fuel, one sees a ditl'crciit class
of people there.
Act-ordiug to the St rasshurgcr Post "their
clients are recruited from the more well to do
middle (lasses, I'nAn students, and university
professors, from the wives of political func
tionaries, from the military, ami from the
lower personnel of the municipal theater. The
clients prefer more ami more, as time goes on,
to lake their meals in the communal kitchen,
rather than to carry their rations home, ami
diminish their small supplies of coal in cook
Honolulu, June 13th, 1918.
Miss Ua E. Lee,
My dear Miss Lee:
Your letter of the 11th Just to hand
and I can asnure you that the contents
of the same have touched both Mrs.
.Pequegnat and myself very deeply at
Under seperate cover I am sending
a photo of Mrs. Pequegnat and one
of myself, taken on-Thrift Stamp day
Honolulu, on the the steps of the
Capitol Building, while in action. 1
thought this would be of Interest to
your scholars as I was working at
that moment for Thrift Stamps. Sit
ting at the left of the picture is Gov
Don't feel that you have been over
stepping the bounds of our generosity
in asking for our photos, we are only
too delighted and honored to have
our photos adorning the walls of the
school, which we consider the best,
in every respect, that we have yet
visited in any of the countries. It is
grand to feel that our visit to Kauai
has been beneficial, particularly to
the children, for they, after all, are
to be the men and women of the fut
ure, and I am quite proud that I had
the privilege to make of them better
I would deem it a great favor if
you and Bome of your scholars
would drop us a line occasionally and
whereever we may be we will write
you In return. Our permanent ad
dress is Stratford, Ontario, Canada.
Both Mrs. Pequegnat and I Join in
sending you and your fellow-teachers
and scholars our fondest love, and we
shall always hold the Waimea school
high in our praises.
Yours very sincerely,
A. J. PEQUEGNAT.
Theo. H. Davies & Co., Ltd.
HONOLULU and HILO
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IMPORTERS OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE
Builders' Hardware Crockery Glassware Silverware
Sporting Goods Fishing Tackle . Firearms Ammunition
Safes Refrigerators Spark Plugs Flashlights
Prints Varnishes Brushes Oils Greases
Harness Saddlery Roofing Trunks .Suit Cases
v etc. etc. i
Fancy and Staple Lines, Feed, etc.
Shoes Toilet Supplies . Stationery etc. etc.
Writers of Fin', Marine, Compensation, Automobile and Miscellaneous
Canadian-Australian Royal Mail Steamship Line
Upon application information will he cheerfully furnished in regard to any
of our lines in which you may 1h interested.
THIS MAY BE INTERESTING
Dr. A. R. Glaisyer, who helped to se
cure some of the money which was
forwarded from this Island for the
boys over there, so that they might
have outfits to play 6ur national
game with, has received the "Honor
Card" and the following letter, which
is a copy of one which was sent to
Mr. Griffith thanking him for the
money that had been donated and
telling of the uses it had been put to
American Expeditionary Forces
April 6th, 1918.
My dear Griffith:
When I saw you in Washington last
September, I promised to look up the
baseball paraphernalia which you
were having shipped over here. Well,
it was rather late last fall for base
ball and I did not see much of it in
use, but at the present the boys are
beginning to get all of it. The Y. M
C. A. is handling the distribution of it
and every camp of American sold
iers will have some before long
Whereever you go you see the boys
with bats and balls and gloves, and
you certainly are helping them a lot
in their favorite pastime. The Y. M
C. A. has huts in every American
camp over here and in this way are
in a good position to get the mater
ial well distributed.
You probably will be interested in
knowing that a 12 Club league will
be organized in Paris and its vicinity
this spring. Two meetings have al
ready been held and at the next one
next Tuesday, officers are to be chos
en. .They have received applications
from eighteen teams who are anxious
to enter in the play. Practice games
will be started next Sunday, but be
cause of the uncertainty of the wea
ther, the league games will not start
until about June 1st and the season
id to end October 1st. Practice gam
es will be played at several of the
football fields in the city. The French
people are taking a great interest in
the game, nnd even a game of catch
between a few men attract crowds
and when the regular games get start
eil some monster throngs are looked
I went through nine days of the
recent big battle and saw many
things of interest. I am an ambul
lunce and camion driver with the
Red Cross over here. I formerly was
spoiling editor of the Evening Wis
consin in Milwaukee and knew you
when you first broke into the game
I saw you last fall while your team
was playins with Connie Mack'
gang. Moping mat this finds you
well and with a strong team and big
crowds, I remain,
B. P. STEINAL
79 Rue Laugier, Paris
Figures on meat exported, receiv
ed by the Food Administration, for
the first twenty days in April, indl
cute that the shipments for the en
tire month will be fully equal to the
record shipments for March of 87,
uuO.OUO pounds of beef products and
3)S,O0U,OUU pounds of pork products.
The total shipments of beef pro
ducts for the first twenty days of
April were 49,598,970 pounds, as com
pared with 46,399,913 pounds for the
first twenty days in March.
Men who like comfortable and handsome
footwear will find our large variety of
Bannister Shoes sufficient to fill their
Red Cross Shoes
' FOR WOMEN
in several styles
Manufacturers' Shoe Store
1051 Fort St. Honolulu.
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