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TIIR GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, DEC. 24, 1918
CHAMBER OF COM M EIU'E
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vantage than the homesteader can.
And this additional development work,
which will call for large "expenditures,
can be done to much better advantage
by1 the mill company than by the
homesteader or by the government.
: , Mr. Broadbent inquired as to where
the homesteader would come in, in
the disposition of the water, and how
it would be administered by the Mill
company of by the government?
Mr. Brandt replied that his under
standing was that the mill company
'would handle the water, but that the
homesteader would be guaranteed a
The Homesteaders Would Be
In Good Hands.
Some general discussion followed
in which It became increasingly evi
dent that the plan as thus roughly
obtlined met with very general favor,
and the assured conviction was ex
pressed that the homesteader would
be in very good hands in dealing with
the Kekaha interests, which were
eminently just and fair and would
treat homesteading and the .home
steader with consideration. It was
also pointed out that the Kekaha tract
was by all odds the most valuable as
set in the possession of the govern
ment, perhaps the most valuable agri
cultural tract In the United States;
equal in value to the whole of the
Territorial debt; and this being the
case it must be wisely administered
and not frittered away by Inefficiency
. As the hour was now growing late
a motion to adjourn was suggested,
but was held tip long enough to allow
Mr. Lydgate a few moments for an
appeal In the Interest of the War
Savings Stamp compaign now drawing
to a close, in which Kauai Is falling
seriously short of her quota. The
meeting then adjourned. "
The following were proposed for
membership by J. I. Silva, and were
duly elected: L. L. McGuire, Waimea;
Man. R. Agular, Jr., Kapaa; Robert
Thurston, Lihue; P. R. Hurley, Wai
mea; Mm. V. Hardy, Waimea.
AN OFFICIAL MISTAKE
We would beg, most respectfully of
course, to call the attention of the
Governor to the striking error in the
coat of arms appearing on his official
letter heads. "Ua Mau ka ea ,o Ka
Alna 1 ka Pono," the life of the Land
is established in Righteousness, is
curtailed and garbled by leaving out
the essential words, "ka ea." the Ufa.
For malihinis who don't know, it may
be allright, but it grates on the kama
CARVING SETS SIIERS
KNIVES 1 ' RAZORS
TOOL SETS . s ' WRENCH SETS
MECHANICS? TQOL BOXES
HOUSEHOLD TOOL SETS
Mail Orders Solicited
Lewers & Cooke, Ltd.
1G9-177 So. King St.
XAPALI KOXA CAMP
(Continued from page 1)
Messrs Knudsen a lease on a small
tract, say four acres, on which such
a resort could be established in time
tor the coming summer, and main
tained for the remainder of their lease.
And that the Chamber then take the
matter up with the Government offi
cials, asking them to set aside suitable
areas in this vicinity, on the expira
tion of the present lease, for the fol
First: To set aside a suitable area
to be used as a public accommodation
Second: To set aside camping sites
under conditions similar to those re
commended for the sites in the Koke
region and already available, but lim
iting the lots to M acre, at a rental
of $2.50 per annum.
Third: To set aside a suitable area
as a public camping ground, where
temporary camps can be made.
We also recommend that provided
the cooperation of the Knudsen In.
terests, and the Government officials
is secured, that the Chamber of Com
merce take the responsibility of rais
ing the money, erecting the necessary
buildings, furnishing and setting into
operation the proposed summer camp
or resort, and have it ready for visit
ors on or before May 15th, 1919.
There Is a crying need for such an
establishment, where the man of
modest means can give his family the
benefit of a change of climate at mod
erate expense. This Chamber of Com
merce is the only public body on this
Island that can put thru such an un
dertaking, and it is entirely within its
provinces to undertake to do so, it has
members who are enthusiastic and
capable of handling the proposition in
the best manner, and your committee
are unanimous in urging that the
Chamber take immediate action on
the lines recommended.
H. H. BRODIB,
L. A. WALWORTH,
E. ALLEN CREEVEY,
E. H. W. BROADBENT,
J. H. MORAGNE,
ILLITERACY IN HAWAII
One of the things that we have
prided ourselves on for generations
back is the low per centage of illit
eracy in these Islands. With compul
sory education and a fine school
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Try I'ltEZ Ht your favorite fountain, then
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system, our record, we have thought
couldn't be otherwise but good. But
apparently we have been mistaken.
Thrum's Annual gives the following
surprising figures of the illiteracy
among the various races. Caucasians
3.5 per cent, Caucasian-Hawaiian 1.3,
Asiatic-Hawaiian 1.8, Hawaiian 4.7,
Portuguese 35.4, Porto Rican" 73.2,
Spanish 49.6, Chinese 32.3, Japanese
35.0, Korean 25.9, Filipino 32.4. Aver
age of total population, 26.8.
From this it is evident that we are
not responsible for the high per cent
res of illiteracy. Since they occur
entirely among the people who have
come here as immigrants mainly be
yond the school age. The exclusively
Hawaiian born elements of the popu
lation make an excellent showing,
very far in advance of the other races.
One wonders where so large an
element of illiteracy among the Cau
casians comes from.-
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