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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, JUNE 25, 1918
supports THE GARDEN ISLAND ium.KI)
ANY AND Kau&. R M t.me , evkry
GOVERNMENT KENNETH C. HOPPER, Managing Editor
MEASURES K CHESTER ROBERTS, . EDITOR
AT ALL L I II U E
TIMES. TUESDAY ' JUNE 25, 1918 KAUAI
A HISTORIC LESSON IN
AMERICA'S PLACE AT THE FRONT
A young Italian diplomat Haiti to an Ameri
can friend recently: "I Haw a moving picture
showing the invasion of America. I remember
that I could not be stirred by it as were my
American friends; to me it was only a show.
Now Italy is invaded. It Is not a show. It
is a reality. You sympathize but you can
An English woman now in this country told
of upending five successive nights in the cellar
of her little home to escape Ihe Zeppelin
raids and she added: "You forget that Eng
land is now one of the invaded countries."
France, Belgium, Italy and England; all
are now scenes of actual invasion.
And now the shores of America are being
invaded, her boys are being shot down, and
this makes it our fight more than ever.
The very fact that our shores are being in
vaded, the very fact that we liave not been
spared from this invasion makes the respon
sibility for personal sacrifice greater than
We must give and keep on giving. Our
own personal comfort has not yet been touch
ed. We must contribute money, and then
But all the money in the Allied countries
will not win the war, without food. For we
are the only country that is left that has any
food to give or to sell.
America, and the portion of America which
we have in these Hawaiian Islands is being
asked to give every grain of wheat that we
possibly can. To do this we must sign the
pledge that we will not use another grain of
wheat till next harvest. There should not be
but one answer to this request: "Take it."
Most of us ought to answer, "Take it all."
France has again cut down her bread ration
to about two thirds o that heretofore main
tained. Since bread constitutes more than
one-half of the diet of the French nation, this
is a greater denial even than it sounds.
The eating of wheat, for us on Kauai, or
any place for that matter, is a mere matter
of taste, of comfort and convenience.
Every patriotic American should sacrifice
his own taste, comfort and convenience in or
der to give to tlfose who have suffered so long
and cruelly in this war, his last grain of wheat.
IT WAS A SUCCESS
THAT GARDEN OF YOURS
From Collier's Weekly.
- In the old whaling days the harpoon men
used to get away from the ship to the irge of
a cheerful slogan that ran: "Bend your oars
and break your backs!" Dana mentions it in
his "Two Years Before the Mas?." We've just
about reached that stage now in this war gar
den business. It's fairly easy to be a digging
patriot in April, what with the warmth of the
new huh on your shoulder blades and the smell
of the new earth in your nostrils, but May
brought great growing weather for all parasi
tic tlora and fauna. The little green weeds
mat up our neatly dug beds and almost over
night, the bugs of divers forms and hues, but
one in evil intent, are thicker than Pan-Germans
around the Kaiser. Now is the time to
remember that planting is only the initial
blurb and perhaps of no more use in October
than the Administration's last year's predic
tions as to airplane production. The food
that counts is the food that gets into the fam
ily larder and on to the family table in due
season. Having made your brag, back it up.
Get your gardeu clean for growing and as fast
as you get one crop out prepare the soil for 4
another, and different planting. Nature is no
shirk, and most of us amateurs are only be
ginning to find out what can be done by wise
co-operation with her. Gardening, like math
inatical physics or any other abstruse science,
is a matter of correct principles and then close
attention to detail. In plain words, that
means: do not cut off the plant roots when
you cultivate, thin out everything so that it
has a real chance .to grow (most of us will
not!), and use sense along with water, fer
tilizer, and other aids to vegetable life.
Above all, keep steadily and cheerfully at it.
Hoe the Hun under!
WHAT FOOLS THESE MORTALS BE
There are but few fairs which have equaled
the record of the First Territorial Fair that
has just closed in Honolulu. This record is,
that on closing night with all bills paid, there
was a surplus left over for the next fair.
This means that it paid all expenses and
made some money. It is a record that very
few fairs on the mainland can boast of.
Some of them have had to run at a loss for
several years in order to get started.
It is a credit to the officials of the associat
ion as well as the exibitors and the various
and different committees that, this lias come
about, and next year when we have another,
they will be able to profit by experience and
to make it doubly the success that it was this
One of the humorous features of the so call
ed "Princess Theresa trial", was the idea of
one of her alleged fellow conspirators who
said that the "Princess" had promised to re
serve a place in heaven for him. This brings
to mind a story of a traveler, who was in
Mecca, a city of Arabia, and, seeing a man
with an immense crowd around him, asked,
"who is that man, and what is he doing?"
This was the reply of the guide, "he is a 'holy
man' and be is selling lots in Heaven."
Kauai feels very dissa pointed that Sec
retary Lane could not include -us in his init
ionary of the islands, as we thought that as
he wished to investigate the homestead lands
thoroughly that he would of course come over
and personally look into the land question
on "this island. But the President and the
"powers that be" in Washington decided that
he was needed in Washington much more than
here and so he has had to cut Kauai from his
visiting list. However we have a Governor
now, that will take up this matter and who
will see that the tangle is straightened out,
and that in jig time, we are certain.
We are certain that our new governor is
the right man in the right place, and if this
be the case he will undoubtedly give, or see,
that V'e homesteader is given a square deal.
The Hotel Monthly recently carried
"Four thousand years ago Food
Commissioner Joseph, In the land of
Egypt, commandeered one-flfth of the
wheat crop of Egypt each year, for
seven years, and stored It in the cit
ies nearest the wheat fleldds. His
drastic action at that time saved the
world from starvation.
"Two thousand Ave hundred years
ago. Nebuchadnezzar, King of Baby
lon, instructed that certain men whom
he wished to have attached to his
court be fed on King's food aifd wine
to give them a well nourished look.
One of these men, named Daniel, per
suaded his caterer that himself and
friends could be better nourished on
pulse and water, and requested that
he make a test covering a sufficient
lenghth of time; the others to be fed
on King's food and wine. The test
showed that those who lived on pulse
(lentils) and water were better nour
ished than those fed on King's food
(luxuries) and wine.
"Two thousand years ago Bible his
tory records the miracle of feeding
five thousand with a few barley loa
ves and fishes. The people were com
manded to sit in rows of fifty to the
row, and the servers passed before
each and gave to everyone his por
tion so that all were served. It was
an Instance where a iittle food went
a long way, and the fragments that
I remained were gathered up so that
no food was wasted."
If you could stand in the middle of
Europe today and survey the land to
its borders, you would discover its
whole population of 400,000,000 human
beings short of food. Millions of peo
ple in Poland, Finland, Serbia.Armenia
and Russia are dying of starvation and
other millions are suffering from too
little food. Our Allies and the neut
rals are living on the barest margins
that will support life and strength.
This, the most appalling and dread
ful thing that has come to humanity
since the dawn of civilization, is to
me the outstanding creation of Ger
man militarism. The Germans them
selves are not the worst sufferers
They are extorting at the cannon's
mouth the harvests and cattle of the
people they have overrun, leaving
them in desolation. If the war were
to cease tomorrow, the toll of actual
dead from starvation and its attend
ant diseases within the German lines
would double or treble the 5,000,000
or 6,000,000 of men who have been
actually killed by Germany and her
allies in arms. The 10,000,000 peo
ple in occupied Belgium and North
ern France would have died of star
vation had it not been for us and the
We must build our food resources
to stand ready for any demands upon
us by the Allies. It is of no purpose
I to us to send millions of our best to
France if we fail to maintain the
strenghth of their men, women and
children on our lines of communica
tion. This United States is the last
reservoir of men, the last reservoir
of ships, the last reservoir of munit
ions, and the last reservoir of food
upon which the Allied world must
depend if Germany is to be defeated
and if we are to be free men.
Don't be a Slave to Habit
Don't be a slave to habit. If you are
you are tied band and foot to a worse
tyrant than the Kaiser. Take a mo
ment for retrospection and Bee if you
are thoughtlessly doing things over
and over again just because you are
in the habit of doing them.
Take eating wheat, for instance. It
Is habit, nothing more or less, that
keeps some of us from going without
wheat. We have become accustomed
to regard this cereal as a more or less
indespensible article of diet.
But it isn't.
it is the beBt one, because so far as ' America may remain free aud Inde
comparitive tests are concerned in
animals, it isn't the best one."
Why, then, do we still cling to
wheat, even when we know that ev
ery pound of it is needed abroad to
help us win a victory in this war?
It is a habit. We are accustomed to
having wheat bread. We are accus
tomed to using wheat flour freely in
cooking. We have somehow grown
to believe that wheat is one of the
necessities of life, or at least an in-
j dispensible mark of breeding and re-
We must produce food as never be
fore to keep America for the Ameri
cans. Secretary Houston urges the
boy scouts to double their production
of food in 1918. It can be done. The
scouts of every country in the world
have made good.
Belgian boys carried dispatches
through the very enemy's lines when
tho most skilfully trained soldier
couriers failed. Belgian scouts gave
up their lives rather than betray the
secrets of their country.
French and English scouts have
many times secured information ab
solutely necessary for the safety of
their countries' armies.
Certain it is that American boys
live up to the records made by these
European scouts, even to given up
of their lives, if their country needed
tne.-ie supreme sacrinces. American
scouts, scoutmasters and scout com
pendent, she admittedly isn't strong missioners alreauy are in the trenche
of Liberty's front lines defending civ
lli.ation's freedom from barbarian
enough to shake herself free and in
dependent from a mere habit of cook-
ing and eating.
Shall any American woman let this
be said of her.
-W. S. S.-
Economy for Waste.
Co-operation for Criticism.
Knowledge of Prices for
Wheat is a luxury-absolutely noth- linemen t
ing else. Dietitians who have Btudled A few years ago, many a housewife
the matter thoroughly tell us over probably would have apologized if un
and over again that wheat possesses ( expected guests at dinner had found
no nutritional qualities for man or j one of the darker, courser breads on
beast superior to those of oats, corn, , her table Instead of wheat bread. To
rice. It has neither more nor better j day, however, Bhe must blush for
protein. It has neither more nor tx-t- , shunio if guests do not always find
ter fat. It has no better mineral salts j wheatless bread or potatoes or rice
or mineral salts in larger amounts, used in place of any bread on her
Neither has it more or better fuel ( table. Otherwise, they will brand
value. I ncr as a slave to habit the wheut
"Wheat Is Just one of the cereals," . habit,
declares a famous food expert, "and j While American manhood is fight
there isn't the slightest evidence that ing and dying so that the people of
"Every grain of wheat our ports
can handle," Is the reply we have
given to the Allies in their extremity,
Every grain our ports can handle
consider that. In threshing, in the
careless war free days a fraction of
Gossip edible wheat escaped. Today a spec
ial department of the Food Admfnis
Cornmeal and Oatmeal for Wheat tration is devoted to seeing that this
Fish for Beef and Bacon.
Vegetable Oils for Animal Fats.
The Garden Hoe for the Golf Stisk.
Performance for Argument.
Service for Sneers.
Patriotic Push tor Peevish Pueril
ities. Perishable for Prcservablo Foods.
Greater Production for a German
The Beef you do not eat for the
Rifle you can not carry. '
Common sense for Common gossip.
once trifling portion Is preserved for
"Not all Americans can win a niche
in the Hall of Fame, but all can keep
out of the Hall of Shame that bears
the names of profiteers and hoarders
of wasters and slackers and slickers
of both sexes and all ages."
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