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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, MAK. 11. 1919
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Kauai First, Last and all the time.
KENNETH C. HOPPER,
M AKCH 11, 1910
L 1 II U E
THE MAX OF IDEALS
The common criticism of Presi
dent Wilson, both at home and
abroad, is that he is an idealist,
a man who lives in the clouds, a
dreamer of dreams, and hence a
man whose dreams may be dis
counted and neglected. "Your
young men shall see visions, and
your old men shall dream
dreams" this is to be t lie dawn
of the Millenium.
The world is full of practical
men. men who Hy low, and know
all about the abstacles and dilli
culties of flight, and hit most of
them; blessed is the man of such
broad range and high flight that
he overlooks a lot of the obstacles,
and sails above them. f
The peace conference at Ver
sailles is full of practical men.
very wide awake to practical is
sues, and very insistant on sec
tional interests. They may be
trusted to clip the wings of any
wild and erratic idealism. More
Valuable, and more significant to
the interests of humanity and the
world at large, than all these
practical men, is the one master
idealist, with the wide range of
vision and the large faith in the
possibilities and destinies of man
kind ; the man who can see beyond
the immediate interests and ad
vantages of any race or class, and
work for the ultimate benefit of
The brakes of the practical are
very necessary, but after all the
impulse of the ideal that moves
things to that good which shall lo
Coblcnz which Romans built so long
ago. I often go down to the point
where the waters of the Rhine and
Moselle first mingle and under the
shadow of the great colossal Btatue of
Wilhelm the First and look across the
swift flowing Rhine to the great fort
Ehrenbreistein and smile while I
think, "Well, now our puppy army's
poop privates make your old proud
rock passages echo with their laugh
ter as they go racing through sight
seeing. We are very comfortably fixed here
as we are living In what was at one
time permanent quarters of a Ger
man Telegraph Betn.
Tlease remember me to all my old
friends and especially the Ou.
Ajt. 1st CI. F. C. MORROW,
Co. C 322 F. Sig. Bu.
A. E. F.
The Cure For Bolshevism
San Francisco. Feb. 5 Vact :
nate the nation with thrift as u
prophylactic against 'Bolshevism'
is the appeal of Governor James
K. Lynch of the Federal Keserve
Bank in a letter sent yesterday
to all bankers of the Twelfth Fed
eral lleserve District thanking
them for their aid during the war
and urging continued support un
til the "job is finished."
"Wars are generally followed
by pestilence." wrote
The following letter from Dr. G. D,
Hinilley. formerly of Hilo. and now
a Lieutenant-Colonel with the A. E. F,
, . r :n .!:. i . ! ne.iiiemy mieresung ana ononis
llliai goal oi in nil i me:
essential and indispensable factor j lvij-ium. Jan. 19. 1919.
of progress. y, (irr Warner I was very glad
j tv f f i fiTnMhcr Icui-t from vcu after a
own cane hist so manr davs. meaning i I also spoke about the irouMioe (o I l,-,r.c ir.icTv.. There Are times when
a. loss of sugar in the cane through
the delayed grinding. There would
not appear to bu much truth in the
assertion that .the homestead propo
sition does not pay when one con
siders that over 2UU0 people applied
last week for the Waiakea horue-i
steads, unless they are inspired with
the philanthropic fever, which cer-1
tainly would be a very unusual thing
to be found amongst the Big High
landers excuse me. 1 should have
Editor Garden Island My attention
yourself. By giving von in'.ornvAtion ir n-orM ?rcr. rather undo and
which was halt th truth, h hs can- j h h ww- ,,, when
ed vou to publish an art kmc which i . ,
created doubt as to the success of , " nfi ocr.u-S very far wy.
homesteading. If I did not know vhi.tjt.hefe U.M r. 11 ;s TaM r,cces.sry
you were heart and soul for success- to we-arv vou wuh any ao.ov.ni of
ful homesteadmg. 1 might have bcn ttlls-1 h" Y.sv.w-.i -.r.'.-,V..i the
! rrr have ir.fomuvl vou .n A tvrjeh
bolter and broader way than 1 ociul.
I; will be better if 1 just tell you how
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inclined to say. 'Et ju. lruliis. ly
publishing what you did. you uncon
sciously lent support to the insidious
Bolshcviki propaganda to throttle
hoiuesteadin here in Hawaii, a propa
ganda which has caused Hawaii to be
so slow in being truly Americanized.
Your informant is not a genuine, hon
est homesteader; he appeals to me as
one satisfied to work for others for
wages. But. Mr". Editor, be careful;
for such snakes as he who hidein the
grass of the homesteaders' friend
ship, who work night and day to kill
CiM-wrwii' I was aireciea to an arucie waitn ap-,mi gt-uuiuc. j..-m uumcLicauius.
I pea red in last weeks issue of yo'.iri1" "KU .
Spanish lnlluenza, start-i ... , . .. , cauee he can po'nt to h:m and say. 'i
1 7 i v.,lii:.hlp nuiipr miller tnp riinlinn Fail . . . . . . . ..
i,..T ;. .'p,,u ,..i,r.l vi..ip Kuf.-o1 ' ' r to;a you genuine, nonest non.e;.eauing
ing in l.uiope, lageU a jear betoiet0 Make Uood - lt would have passed j cou-,d not be successful; look at that
we gave it much attention. Work-1 unchallenged were it not for the fact i class of workerd." And it is a pity
attacked our I that, by doing so, injustice would bejtnere 13 s0 mdch trdth iu the accusa-
done to quite a number of people, i "
... c . , Lastly, I chal.erge your Informant,
yourself included. In the first place, an(J gjve him' permiSion t0
your informant did not give you the rouaii Up cattle ou my land and cut
facts of what happened out here cor-1 200 head or even 100 head. yes I'll
rectlv. I notice also that he did not ! make it 75 head of cattle belonging
sign his name; that is but natural, as ! t0 lilf Thronas. I challenge him
he is of the ilk of sneaks who tries j furtnb,eir.t0 Prduf X ?Z?mt
I is paying me 50 cents per head. If
to foment trouble, and when trouble j j,e maues good, there is a chance to
is a-brewing, sits back with a satanic I increase my income tax.
smile on his face and sic the others
in U westward, it
physical health and thousands of
our people died.
"There is another pestilence
raging in Europe which is a men
ace to our financial and national
health. It is called 'Bolshevism.'
It has IJussia by the throat. An
archy sits on the throne with a
bloody sword in one hand and a
flaming torch in the other. This
disease is also working westward.
Already it is knocking at our
doors. No quarantine will keep
it out. Our best remedy is the
War Saving Stamp. Let us vac
cinate the whole nation with
"It is fundamental that no
man will seek to overthrow the
government that owes him money.
Banks should encourage the sale
of War Saving Stamps. As the
heritage of war let us permanent
ly secure to the American people
the blessings of thrift."
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE
on. In reading the article through, 1
was reminded of the whine of an over
grown baby who is denied something.
One of the elements of successful
homesteading is the existence of har
monious relations between the differ
ent members of the same community.
Homestead life is dreary enough with
out having discord added to its bur
den. Yet your informant is doing
this very thing trying to create dis
cord. He is trying to impress those
who do not know the facts that home
steading, as far as the von Gieson peo
ple are concerned, Is a failure because
so far, they have not moved on to
their lands. For his information, 1
would state that these people who are
still in Honolulu have until next Nov
ember to move on to their lands. But
why did he pick on them, when he
must be fully aware that at least ten
homesteaders of the same series are
living at Kapaa town, Kealia and Ki
lauea (which they have a right to do.
of course) instead of on their lots?
Why signal out these people, who hap
pened to have employed me, a citizen.
Editor Garden Island:
In regard to the mutter of home
steading and the hardships and in
justices of the homesteader as set : to cultivate their land, when there are
forth in your extract from the Daily I some under his very nose who are
Post-Herald of Hilo, there is this to j letting their lauds out to alien con-
be said on the other side: tractors, while they themselves work
If there are homesteaders who for the plantation or other concerns?
complain that they are unable to make Yet he is harping on the blocking of
a go of it, they are exactly of the type
given in the example printed regard
i In closing, may I be permitted to
B idle LUdl 1 1 is my ucouu lu uauuio
these lots to the best advantage with
out the approval of your informant
that 1 would like to be neighborly, but
of course can not be with such a
Bolshevik! as your informant and
that I have found it good policy to
mind my own business.
Thanking you for valuable space
LETERS FROM OVER THERE
4. 4,220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.4.4. 4. 4. 4.
Here is a letter from Frank Morrow.
who has been right in the midst of
things "over there." Frank is the only
Kauai boy who has actually been in
"no man's land."
January 22, 1919.
Dear Friend It was with much pleas
ure that I received your letter. Lihue,
the Ou Club and all that is Kauai, is
still dear to me.
it pleases me to know that you
place me as a Kauiite in the advance
zone of war. I will mention the dif
ferent campaigns that I have been
fortunate to take part in. The start
ing of my work was with the marines
at the battle of Vaux on July 1st. My
duty there was stringing lines and
being initiated into real war condi
tions; and I might mention it was
genuine honest prospective home
I steaders. Are his friends, who are le:-
ing "charges made toy plantation ting out to alien contractors, in the some initiation.
against the homesteader." where it is class of genuine honest homesteaders? - Shortly after this battle our outfit
confessed that this homesteader did j Hardly. On the other hand, your in- was neck deep in the Chateau Thierry
nothing himself towards the growing formant knows or should know, and drive stringing lines under all kinds of
of cane, not even seeking labor, but , should so have informed vou. that conditions, both day and night. We
depended absolutely upon the planta-1 Keliinoi and his sons can be found in ' worked up ajittle past Fere-cn-Tarde
tion to furnish everything labor and j their field, tilling the soil, every weekinois: then we moved by motor trucks
mules. How could he justly expect to 1 dav from morning until late at night. ' t0 the Toul sector, arriving there
receive a living from such a course? j Perhaps he may make you doubt this about Aug. ISth. Webilited at Saiz
Would a prospective store keeper open statement, but any one is welcome to ' erais two days later and worked from
up a store and rely on the wholesaler come to Kapaa and see for himself, I there along different parts of the St
to run it for him? When they speak and we would be glad to share our Mihiel front. It was at this front, at
of the "Company's end," $14. 2S is
quoted as the cost of milling and mar
keting. I do not know whether the
contract calls for the cane to be de
livered into cars, which, off hand, I
should reckon would run the amount
up to nearer $24 than $14 mentioned.
It was also stated that the "planta
tion does not take a single chance,"
What about a fall in price of sugar
between the time of the payment for
the cane and the sugar actually reach
ing the market? The plantation could see all
suffer as great a chance in loss ofjvation.
poi and salmon with him.
I am a citizen, representing the ac
cused at Honolulu. I have been here
just about ten weeks, during which
time I have had to bmld living quar
ters, plow and plant, fence, etc. I have
managed to get about seventeen
acres under cultivation during that
time. Rome was not built in a day.
I cannot work miracles, even for the
benefit of your informant; but if he
will kindly give me time, he might
of this property under culti
Really 1 ought to have asked
a small village called Mamey where I
got up to and past the front trench
The fact that I was in "No Man's
Land" dawned on me all at once
when I realized that the trench was
growing tall, green grass without be
ing disturbed by the footprints of
map. There w-ere also small bushes
growing from the Eides of the trench
Says I to myself, "Something is
wrong." and when, ten minutes later
I repassed the guard I found that he
was the last guard out.
There were other occasions of
course when I was right up in things
when there was "beaucoup" action
I mention this because I was in "No
Man's Land" and didn't know it.
After the St. Mihiel drive we raced
sugar (tire and sea) as the home- his permission to make a living; not
steader does his cane through fire, 'having done so. I should be getting
but they protect themselves by in-1 out of Kapaa.
surance. Why does not the home-! v... . ...v, , .,...-
steader? It has been demonstrated j to the von Gieson people. If your in-
that the plantations loose by having formant had his way, he would have f over to the Argonne and participated
homestead cane to grind in addition lne rana jurv inuici me Attorney-in the big drive until the armistice
to their own; the reason being that it JSTXlTl signed. During the drive and the
takes a greater number of tons of if he had used his reasoning power time preceding it we were the 1st
cane to grind to produce one ton of, (which has failed to develop), he 1 Army Signal Corps and became the
sugar, and whilst the time occupied uiu nave come to the conclusion ZrA Army Signal Corps in the Army
, of Occupation.
I am now at the historic city of
I 1 ..-...1.1 l..,-. 11.. 1. . 1 , . . . i
rr(n,lino. tho hnmlP.lHpr'a r.-n ilp. "uulu oil luB lots !
0 0 . unMfia
fers the grinding of the plantation's
my contract has had the ap
proval of these officials.
we ourselves are situated and then
pass to other things.
1 myself am still in command of my
unit which forms part of our 4th
Army. This Army is in reserve at pres
ent, not actually in Germany, hut near
the Belgian-German frontier. I am
situated quite close to Charleroi.
about 40 miles south of Brussels and
about 16 miles west of Namur.
Demoblization is proceeding and the
armies are of course becoming small
er. I am uncertain whether I shall
form part of the Army of Occupation
or not. It is, however, probable.
My wife is still nursing French sol
diers for the American Red Cross in
a hospital near to Paris at a place
called Juilly. But this place is to be
closed in a few days. Indeed I be
lieve the American Red Cross is clos
ing down very rapidly now.
I am not certain whether she will he
demobolized when they close down.
or merely transferred elsewhere. In
any case she is likely to go on serving
until I am set free. I can form no
idea at present when that may be.
But I do not now- think it will be
before the end of the summer, and it
may be very much longer than that.
Under these circumstances you will
see that it is not possible to make
any definite plans at present.
I have just recently been in Paris
and was with Agnes for 14 days dur
ing most of which however she was
in bed with grippe. This was a great
disappointment, as, except for a few-
days, I had had no holiday for a year
one of the hardest years of my life
I returned by way of Brussels, a
city I had never seen before. Prices'
there are absurd. An egg costs 50
cents and a leg of chicken six dollars,
and even a newspaper is 30 cents. But
it seems to me that yeu shouldn't
believe too much of the 'starving
Belgium' stuff. I saw more diamonds.
gold, expensive champagne, cigars
and sables, in Brussels, than I have
ever seen in Paris. There seemed to
me to be no shortage of anything. It
is true that I paid 75 cents for one
apple but it was a very good one,
and you could by them by the barrel
if you had the money.
We are all rather tired of this
food question. I cannot conceive
WHY Hoover thinks YOU should feed
these people. And, even granted that
you should, WHY on earth you should
pay for the grub, as well as send the
grub itself, passes my feeble brain.
The Germans can pay for their grub
just as well as you can they are not
at all hard up quite the contrary. It
all looks like rotten politics to me.
As far as we are concerned, though,
prices are not so high, there Is a real
definite shortage of certain kinds of
grub. Sugar for instance is very short
and butter, which you can hardly ever
buy. Bread is of poor quality, and
rationed, and milk is poor and often
unobtainable. I am now talking of
England, of course. Gasoline is very
short indeed, and machinery of all
kinds-typewriters, cameras, sewing
machines these things cannot be
bought at any price at all.
And here is Mr. Hoover wanting to
feed the Germans! Truly politics
are wonderful things! j
I hope the peace conference will '
soon get it over. We haven't much
use for a league of nations, you know, j
except British nations and I don't!
expect that we mean what you mean I
by the "freedom of the seas." But I j
am quite sure that ultimately there I
will come a compromise, if not agree- j
ment and if only Mr. Wilson will get '
back home quk-k where he is needed.'
and leave the experts to settle things
no doubt we shall all be pleased.
Yours very sincerely,
G. I). HINDLEY. Lt.-Col.
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