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TnnOARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, NOV. 21, 101
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Kauai First, Last and all the time
KKXXETH C. HorPER,
Managing I-M iter
NOVEMBER 12, 101
L I II V E
A LONG WAY OFF
THhe Saturday Evening Bust, in a recent issue.
is editorially verv nauli distiult'il ever the
grievous negleet with which the whole war situa
tinn and the war activities arc Wing treated by
the public sch'ls of America. Sonic millions
of young Americans, we are toM, sit ilav after
day within walls entirely c-blivi.uis, apparently
to the fact that a state of war exists in the world
today, and where the late-t war of whirii they
have any otHcial knowledge or t" whicli they
gave any attention, is the Spanish war of twn
Now we have no knowledge f what the con
ditions are on the eduertional front when- the
Post sends its children to school, but we do know
that in the far distant hinterland of Hawaii
where the Garden Island children go to ,-hio!
this is a rank injustice to the schools and th
teachers. And we venture to declare that no
such considerable cia-s or ag" in the community
ha as intelligent and correct a knowledge of the
war as the school children have; and no agency
has leen more widely and more ciTectivdy used
a a means of war woik publicity, and of war
INFLUENZA AND PNEUMONIA
Aperies of notices, thne in number, havelccn
issued th" Navy Department Bureau of
Medicine and Suvgi rj in regard to what is com
monly known as the Spanish Influenza which de
serve careful attention and obedient considera
tion. It seems that it i not Spani-h at all. except that
it h:i recently hern pn v.d. nt in Spain. It is just
plain influenza, or gripp.-. aggravatd by be
coming widely Slid viru'rlitlv ejtiil' tnic.
The disease in itself i- h"t s.-rio'i- but becomes
so when it turns into pneumonia, h is however
exceedingly contagious a , l for thi- rea.-on the
utmost care sh..uM ! t;:k-n t avoid the in-
T Kuraoka & Co.
I CONTRACTOR AND CARPENTER
iHuilding, Painting, Moving
. Btuklingst and ficncral
J Manufacturer of All Kinds of
I P. 0. Box 265 Lihne, Kauai
L'tioil. Avoid tlnse Wit '
ir.g; avoid crowds isp eially .;;1::i-1 ciowdr
close places: av-.M stuffy, ill wi.tilattd rooms
insist on fresh air
If you do contract it. stay at home go to bd,
take care of yourself, and see to it that vou
don't pass it on to some-one else.
What the County Agent Finds
W. O. Crowell of Waimea. has had
gome of his taro patches up Waimea
Valley very badly infected with taro
rot disease. He has suffered such
extensive loss from this trouble that
he is very anxious to find a remedy
for it.. He has made arrangements
with the county agent to have his taro
patches treated with copper sulphate
before making any further planting.
The Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Experi
ment Station worked out a means of
combating taro rot by this method
some time ago.
I'kasaki of Hasalei is selling his
corn locally. He made no profit on
his last crop due to unfavorable con
ditions. He has gone extensively into
peanut raising now.
Kealia mill is still grinding home
stead cane, but the last of the crop is
practically harvested now. Mr. Santos,
whose cane was cut very late, will not
lose as heavily as he at first expected.
There is some rot in his cane, but the
loss will not be great. The labor
I shortage and lack of portable track
are responsible for the late harvesting
I of his crop. He could not get a gang
I of hi own. and plantation labor was
occupied elsewhere. The cane is now
i being harvested by plantation lajsor.
With the existing shortage of laTjor.
homesteaders can consider themselves
fcrtunite if they have their Cii.e
harvested by this time next year.
The posting of prices had a vtr:
good ef!ect on consumers at Kiliuea.
where Kwong Lung foist it r .?.. rv
to lower some of his rn" ii;.-!u4.x.f
tii price of wheat four :.ni cijr.c-J
s i imon.
Velvet b.:.s planted Grove i"rm
a i.iiti'-t ; e fr.i; niot'il:" 'i; .ne ''
U.a spltn i;e:c-s a n foiming
on the vines and a large yield may be
Japanese farmers down Hanale;
way have gone extensively into pear.ut
raising. At Lumahai there : a
splendid crop of the small i
or locally termed Chines. ;ti:".
the last peanut raise! here w;-rc- cf
the finest quality s-sd t:'.i '.c aV.y for
i 13.00 a hundred pour. is
Li hue Ranch is r.ov.- hirTestinr a
I.Tge crop of swe-:: ; A yield
in the neieh'.orho i '. ;-.- ta
tiii acre is ': eir.J h-r-ested from an
a of sk-v--; s.re-.
!;; Tori T: ur:r.t Cir. Good con
ditio". Sbxk .1 servers, bumpers.
r'. - Cuit : K. Rounan. Lihue
An Open Letter to Every Boy on Kauai ;
L. W. de Vit-Norton '
Hullo, Boy, Howdy.
This letter is ment for YOU, for
YOU personally, and I hope you'll read
It. for I want to tell you something
that's going to Interest you mightily.
Suppose for a moment you were
sitting at home in your house and j
heard a timid sort of knock at the j
door. Suppose you went to the door, j
and found outside, dripping wet: ;
smothered with mud: weary and sick
and ill; and badly wounded, a poor!
fellow who asked you if you would j
give him a bit of bread to tat.
What would you do? Why. you'd
say "Come right in. old fellow: come j
in out of the rain." Now. WOULDN'T
you. OF COURSE you would. I
And suppose, when that p;or chap
came in. and you h3d hustled around !
and found some food for him. and !
some hot coSee or cocoa, and he had j
started to eat. he told you. in a hesi- !
tating sort of way. that he had heard I
some man intended to come and rr.ur-1
der your mother and your sister, so
he had gone out to find them, and had
fought them until they cleared out.
but that they had gone for him with j
knives and he was badly wounded !
rid hl..H ; n Vh.4t UTillli' vnn At- I
Why. nothing in the house would be
too good for that man. would it? You
would call your mother and sister and
dad. and they would get hot wu-r
and bind up his wounds, and dad
would find some dry. clean clothes for
him. and get him a hot bath, while
mother and sister got a bed all ready
for him. And you would just do any
mortal thing for him. and keep him
until he was quite well, and then dai
would find him a job. and all your
life long that chap would be a hero
to you. because he had saved the lives
of mother and sister.
Now. look here. Boy: there are mil
lions of men like that poor chap, over
there in France, fighting the Germans
who want to kill your mother and sis
ter, and you and your chum and all
your friends. You may think the war
is a long, long way away. but. unless
those millions of men had gone over
to France to fight for you and your
people at home, the war would have
been over here mighty quick, and you
would have heard the roar of the gut:s
of the German fleet, and the shells
would have come thick and fast and
most of the people you know would
have been killed.
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO
Lots of people seem to think that,
because the war is a long way away,
they can't do anything to help. But
they're wrong; altogether wrong, for
they can help with their money and
buy Liberty Bonds and Thrift Stamps
and all sorts of things. You probably
have lots of Thrift Stamps yourself,
and dad has given you the money to
You are not old enough to go over
there and fight for your mother and
sister, and for the mothers and sisters
of your chums, but all the same, you
can help more than you realize, and.
by Golly, the President is asking you
to help right now, so, of course you
will be ready.
How can you help more than you
aer doing now? Let me tell you. i
You may have heard that there are i
seven great societies over there in
France and right here at home and on i
the mainland, doing just exactly what
you would want to do for the chap
who came to your back door. It
doesn't matter what their names are
a bit. You have heard of at least
two of them, the Y. M. C. A. and the
Salvation Army, but there are five
more hard at work, looking after the
soldier toy. keeping him warm and
well fed. binding up his wounds, tend
ing him when he is sick and doing
every single thing they can to make
his life a little more happy and a
little less terrible.
These seven societies are spending '
heaps of money on this splendid work,
but it is coming to an end. so they are
going to ask all the people in America
to give them enough to keep their
Now. don't run away with the idea
that I am going to ask you to get
some money from dad. because I'm
not. There's a much better idea th.i.
that, and ycw'V. like : ro end
Right here in the 'sDm.s. w? a:--,
toing to ra: : ai anny bovs like
you: real, red-blooded American bovs
who love the Stars and Stripes and
who wish they were old enough to
get out and help win the war for
America. They are going to be call
ed "VICTORY BOYS" and its going
to be a tine thing to belong to them.
I can tell you.
Every boy who is old enough to
help, is asked by President Wilson to
(join the "Victory Boys" and there's
I nothing more simple. You dun't have
to pay anything; you are not t-oing to
be forced to join, and it is entircl
; 'up to you' to do as you like about it
BUT. every boy who joins the Victory
Boys' army, is going to be given a
badge of honor to wear on his coat,
and a special banner to hang up in
the window of his home, so that ll
who see him will know that here is a
true American boy who is helping to
j win the war and is worthy of the
name of an American.
But. although you are going to be
given these things the Very moment
you join, you are going to be aske.l
to make good on them by signing a
promise that you will get out an i d
something to help.
"We have not studied
cost nor economy as
we should, either as
organizers of indus
try, statesmen, or as
But there is yet time
to start to save---and
that time is NOW.
Bishop & Company
Vi A!Wl - i : -
Up-to-date Livery, Draying and Hoarding Stable and Auto
BETWEEN LIHUE and KEKAHA
Leaving Lihue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Leaving Kekaha every Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday.
ARRIVING AT THKIR DESTINATION IN THRKF. HOURS
ALFRED GOMEZ, Manager.
Telephone 43 W Waimea P. O. Box 71
We are able to sell 4
tliesc luce bouts
wth cloth tops at
t lie prices quoted
for a short time on-
It VTr o-iiuvt buy nicre to sell at these figures, our advices from
.x :.:v.;fi:-.i.:v; U-it.g conclusive that shoes will cost more.
Manufacturers' Shoe Store
WHAT ARE YOU ASKED TO DO?
You are asked to agree that you will
earn at least five dollars by the end
of January, and give it to the fund to
be raised all through the Territory
by these seven societies which are
doing so much for the grave BIG
EOYS over there in France. You are
going to give your word of honor
that you will not ask anyone to
GIVE you this money, but will actual
ly earn it by your own work. Vou
can give it out of your savings if you i
!i!:e. and as much more as you can i
spare, but it is much better to go j
out and earn it. I
It is going to be easy for a ' Victory I
Hoy" to e.irn that money, too. fori
everyone will want to give h:m em-1
;:oyme::t. even if it is only a part of I
e.ich day, and there are dozens of I
ways in which you can work. Do
you know that a poor little crippled I
boy of eleven years old. made over I
twenty dollars in a week, beating i
carpets. And he only had one arm j
But he was a "Victory Eoy-' on the
mainland, and wore his badge of
honor. ar.J when people s.nv :t on his
coat, they knew that he had made a
promise to e.irn and give at least five
ioilars for the boys "over there." so.
of course they were only too glad to
let Lim work for them.
Cut th."t Isn't all of it. Coy: for!
when you have carried out your prom- i
'se. avl hae e-rr.ej those five dollars
r more by your own unaided work,
"ou are going to get a tine certificate
rearing the thanks of the American
Nation to you for the work you have .
lor.e and fur ycur help in winning the '
war. Won't tht be a bully thing to
This letter is getting too long, so
i m g jliiL' quit, but WHAT ARE
VOr GOING TO DO A!!Ol"T IT?
Are you goiii' to !,e a "Victory Hoy."
a real, true American H y ; willing 10
make a little sacrifice of playtime for
the sake of the grown up boys who
are tithtin- and dying every day for
the mothers and sisters back home?
Are you oing to get in and help
your I'r.clc .-'am l....k after these
irave bays, or arc y.iti just going to
'e a .-i.uK. r ami do nothing? !IuW
Ai'.OfT IT. HOY?
Th:s "Viitiiy iloys" movement
over here in the islands is going to
.-how all the grown-ups that Hawaii
is simply fall of Ameri.-an boys, for
tvi-ry boy worth while is sure to join
up. I wonder what a boy who is not
a "Victory Hoy" is going to feel like
when he gets to school every morn
ing, or when he sees the banner of
honor in the window of his chum's
house. I don't envy him. do YOf?
L. W. de VIS NORTON.
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Dry Goods of aU Descriptions. '
General Plantation j
LIHUE HARNESS SHOP
Automcbile Tops, Sofas, Harness and Saddles.
CHANG HING KEE, Prop.
Make you one-teasponful per meal
ration of sugar spread further
Here's a delightful way
to SAVE sugar, -use
- Pure juice of the
in place of iced tei. lemonade or other "made"
drinks. It has sufficient sweetening. Just add
2 parts water--and drink.
This rich, glorious red juice also makes de
lightful frozen desserts, punches and jellies.
Buy Phez from your dealer for home nse
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