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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY. NOV. 20, 1918
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making the old clothes do,
k says uncle Sam. Send us
1 your old suits, gowns, drap-
eries, linens, etc., for
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J. ABADIE, Proprietor
Honolulu, T. II.
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Dry Goods of all Descriptions.
"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
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Items of Interest to Our
By O. W. SAHR, County Agent
SWEET POTATOES VS.
4, 4. 4 4. 4, 4. 4.4.4,4.4,4.1. 4,
There Is a very plenltfal supply of
sweet potatoes on this Island, and
with the area still being planted to
this crop, It seems that the consum
ption of sweet potatoes should be en
couraged here. Also the sweet po
tato is quite popular among the labor
ing classes, the demand for them Is
not great among white people, except
ing the Portuguese.
The sweet potato (Uala) is as
much at home in Hawaii as Is the
taro, and probably has been here quite
as long. In ancient Hawaii It was a
food crop equal to the taro in Import
ance. The natives recognized some
twenty varieties, differing In shape of
leaves and color and quality of tubers.
Despite its long residence In Hawaii
the sweet potato now suffers very lit
tle from fungus diseases or insect
pests. It is In fact one of our surest
crops. Furthermore, no other crop
new grown in Hawaii can approach
it In the production of quantity and
quality of starchy food suitable for
human consumption. Yields of from
ten to fifteen tons of potatoes peracre
are not uncommon occurrences. At
Grove Ranch on Maul, they harvest
ed 1260 bags of sweet potatoes from a
patch measuring 2V4 acres. The bags
averaged 90 pounds each, making a
yield of 45,360 pounds or 22.68 tons
The IriBh potato was introduced
Into these Islands by Europeans and
hence arrived several centuries later
than the sweet potato. At one time
It is said to have flourished amazingly,
giving very good returns, but of late
years it has become prey to two serl
ous fungus diseases which now make
It a very uncertain crop.
The blight and stem-rot now render
Irish potato culture a very precarious
business In Hawaii. Even though we
kfeep these diseases in check by fre
quent sprayings, still we cannot at the
very best grow more than three tons
of potatoes bn an acre.
From the above it is evident that
the sweet potato Is much more servi
ceable as a starch producer than the
Irish potato. We might grow threa
crops of Irish potatoes In the dams
time that we might grow two crops of
sweet potatoes, but even then the
latter would yield from two to five
times the weight of tubers produced
from the former.
Finally, In actual food value, two
pounds of sweet .w.atoes are equival
ent to three pounds J Irish potatJe;.
It Is, therefore, qu'to evident that .;s
far as economy of ttod product'on is
concerned, we should boost our sweat
There are several species of this
pest.and their work Is well known..
Nearly all kinds of garden crops are
subject to their attack, as well as
field crops, such as corn, alfalfa, and
sugar cane. If it were not for their
natural enemies there would be great
er destruction by these pests. The
most important of these natural enem
les are the Mynah bird, plover, two
species of Tacclnid flies and an Ich
neumon'd. In spite of these, however,
there are occasions when there are
severe outbreaks and considerable
damage done by them, as for instance,
young sugar cane having the leaves
stripped to the midribs; alfalfa fields
nearly ruined, and fields of cowpeas
as well. Such instances, however.
have usually been in weedy fields or
those adjacent to grassy or weedy
Janda where these pests have bn
breeding and have migrated to the
fields at a critical time.
When necessary to combat these
pests, poisoned bait is to be recom
mended. This may be prepared by
mixing thoroughly while dry one
pound of Paris green (or equal a
mount of white arsenic) with 25 to 30
pounds of bran. Chop fine six lemons
or six oranges and add juice, rinds
and all to the above mixture, and mix
with it two or three gallons of water
in which one quart of cheap molasses
has been diluted. Add more water,
If necessary, to wet all the bran.
This bait is to be scattered over the
infested lauds in little heaps so it w!il
keep moist longer; the cutworms, too,
are likely to seek shelter under these
heaps and then wore likely to eat of
the bait and be killed. A spoonful of
the bait put at the base of each garden
plant liable to attack will afford good
protection; or If the plant9 ore In
drills a line of the bait may be placed
along each side of the row. It Is bet
ter to apply the bait late in the day
so that it will not have dried during
the day, TTut will remain in better con
dition for the caterpillars when they
come forth to feed in the night.
Poison sprays, such as Paris Green,
one oz. to three gallons, with a similar
amount of lime slacked and added,
are useful to spray plants being eaten
by cut worms. Arsenate of lead paste
used at the rate of one oz. to the gal
lon, or arsenate of lead powder at the
rate of oz. to the gallon, are simi
larly useful and effective.
Keep poultry and animals away
from poison baits.
John 'Fernandez of Kapaia Store,
has had about an acre of land culti
vated in the rear of his dwelling at
Waipoull. Part of the land has al
ready been planted to corn and Irish
potatoes. It is a very carefully laid
out garden, and when the crops come
in there will be a good deal more than
Mr. Fernandez can use.
Mr. W. R. Whittington, who has a
large pineapple tract In Kalaheo, is
keeping his fields free from weeds in
spite of the serious labor shortage.
Whittington . depends on mule culti
vation to a large extent and reduces
his hajid labor to a minimum. He in
tends to plant velvet beans in a rota
tion in some of his pineapple lands.
He will use them to help out as feed
for his cows and mules. He is also
planting a small area of alfalfa.
America must send to the armies
and the allies this year 50 percent
more food than last year: three times
the normal exports.
America must rush supplies for 180,-
000.000 people, victims of Germany
nud the war, who are facing starvation
unices help comes quickly.
America must build up reserves to
carry js over the harvest period and
o protect, us against the lean year
that may come.
The food program is first military,
It is next humane, heading the world's
cry for food which will be more and
more compelling because of the wast
age of four years of war. We could
not be deaf to the entreaty of those
who sit at the common table.
It is in part economic. We must
meet the demand if we wish to build
up American trade and strengthen
our resources in the economic strug
gle after the war.
It savors finally of the Soul of de
mocracy. If we truly believe In the
brotherhood of all mankind we can
not choose but share our abundance
with all in adversity.
The conservation program reduces
to this: Every ounce of food of every
sort that we manage to save will set
free its proportion of essential food
for the relief of those whose needs
are greater than ours.
The success of this program rests
not alone onthe honor and coopera
tion but also upon the Intelligence of
the American people. Its success will
be the highest proof of the faith and
works of democracy In America.
The Paradise of the Pacific is out
with a really magnificent Christmas
number that far out does anything of
the kind, in the way of beautiful il
lustration, ever done in these Islands.
The color work, especially, Is very
fine, being mainly reproductions of
choice pictures by the late E. W.
Christmas. .There are in all a dozen
of these full page color plates, which
are a joy to the artistic soul; besides
many black and white reproductions.
These beautiful pictures, spread a
broad throughout the Mainland and
other countries, must surely go far
toward building up an enviable repu-
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The Garden Island congratulates
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the Islands on having Buch a Journal.
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