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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, MAR. 25, 1919
Pll RE ftONACOFFEE
A healthy v sensible beverage
that helps the mind to think
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COMPLETE MACHINERY EQUIPMENT FOR
4. ., Si.h A'Tfi-
440 with total of 7484 li.
p. in use in ImIhihIh.
Operates on gasoline or
distilliite. "Fool proof"
ho simple liny boy can
run it. Produces pow
er cheaply. Sizes 4 to
275 li. h.
No. 2 Engelberg Huller
Capacity 350 to 500 lls.
paddy ht liour. Re
quires 10 to 1? h. p.
Requires 3 h. p. to oper
ates. Allis-Clialineis motor,
where electric power is
a vail ul ile.
AViite for detailed
Honolulu Iron Works Co.
Honolulu, T. H.
When in Honolulu
Running water In every room; rooms
singly or with baths; comfortable beds;
cio.se to best restaurants and all car
Sines. Highest class service.
Centrally located In the theatre andshopplag ccaters.
J. F. CHILD. Proprietor
i . i
Capaia Garage Co.
Automobile Repairing And
storage batteries repaired and recharged
Handled the Flu
Telephone 'StS L
P. O. Box 23G
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type.Tliis was at Camp Two. I in
mediately the most Strenuous of
fort was made to corner it. ami
strictest kind of quaratine. but
you might as well try to quaran
tine the wind. Every effort to
check it was in vaiu. Realizing
from the start that they were in
for a serious epidemic they set to
work with all speed to meet the
Prompt Measures to Ma t
, The normal hospital accom
modations were exhausted in the
first day or two, so they set to
work to build the great wards
18x(4 ft. which they rushed up
and equipped in an incredibly
short space of time. One ou
looker reports that he saw them
measuring out the site in the
morning, and by evening the
ward was up and all equipped.
and the patients in their places.
Equipment was commandeered
wherever it could be got, without
regard to expense or trouble
Fortunately a cood deal of the
bedding was on hand in the store,
all ready made up. Some $2,000
has been spent in bed's alone, large
consignments of mattresses com
ing from Honolulu.
The teachers of the public
school, and the ladies of the com
mmntv. volunteered to do any
thing that might be required and
made shirts and pillow cases in
quantity, in addition to which
the plantation hired a baud of
working women as a permananN
force to keep up the supply of ev
erything that was needed in that
Professional Help From
It became evident immediately
that the one trained nurse at the
hospital. Miss Butts, with her as
sistants, would not be able to ban
die the situation, so the most dili
gent efforts were made to secure
nursing aid from Honolulu. But
at that time Honolulu was in the
depths with the disease, and it
was some days before such assis
tance could be secured. In the
second week however Miss Klaiber
an army nurse of much experience
with the disease, arrived, and
shortly after Miss Paul, the new
child welfare nurse came, and
has been of the greatest possible
ielj especially as she had had
much experience with similar epi
demics on the mainland. Later five
army orderlies of experience ar
rived, and later still three more.
These men have given the greatest
satisfaction. By their quiet, me
thodical, unrattled efficiency they
have been doubly valuable in giv
ing confidence and assurance to
those around them, as well as in
rendering the best of. expert ser
vice. They have won the fovor of
the little community in an un
usual degree, and have been the
recipients of such kindly atten
tions as they have had time to ac
cept. School Teachers Volunteer
In addition to these four of the
school teachers have been render
ing most effective volunteer ser
vice in the hospitals ever since the
schools closed, while the other
teachers, who were not themselves
sick, were giving their services in
Their (Ja n People
One of the most gratifying evi
dences of cooperation has been the
readiness with which the laborers
have volunteered to do whatever
they could in any line to help out.
Bands of them came and offered
their services, and these helpers
have been very useful especially
in ministering to patients of their
On all sides and among all
classes everyone stood ready to do
anything they could in the way of
service, ami make any sacrifice of
convenience or comfort that
would conduce to the sucessl'ull maiulv.
H;i Yauyhan Mac Cauyhey
Cxoryono is agreed that in a
democracy no branch of govern
ment sen tee is more valuable or
significant than teaching. Teach
ing is a profession and a service.
The system of contracts, annually
expiraMe. which was inaugurated
here- in recent roars, was an in
novation not in accord with the
best American practice. The ma
jority of teat hers in Hawaii's pub
lic schools are permanent resi
dents, who have a professional:
pride in their work, and who ex-j
poet to continue as teachers for a:
longer or shorter term of years.!
Many have boon in the service fori
many years. The annual con-J
tract means insecurity of tenure.
This situation has created much
unnecessary annoyance, and has
tended to lessen, rather than in
crease, the teaching efficiency . of
the force as a whole.
The abolition of the contract
system, the recognition of the
tenure of successful and satis
factory teachers, and the legal
provision of the right of a hear
ing, trial, and appeal, before dis
missal (for all certificated teach
ers i, will do much to remove one
of the recent general causes for
dissatisfaction among the teach
ing force. It will make for better
teaching, happier schools, and
the educational advancement of
Hawaii's boys and girls.
han Hi. : ' situation. It was
recogni .dl .;.s .m emergency occa
sion and no one dreamed of being
At an earlv stage in the epide
mic an electric washing machine
was installed in the inauguration
and management of which, Mrs.
Dunn, herself a trained nurse of
much experience, rendered most
valuable assistance. Mrs. Dunn
also sees to it that an adequate
and suitable supply of milk is
forthcoming every day.
Special Credit Due'
The two men in the position of
largest responsibility, the doctor
and the plantation manager de
serve the highest commendation.
Dr. Dunn lias been tireless night
and day1, not only in rendering
professional service but in every
other way that would minister to
the comfort and well-being of the
patients and tend to stem the tide
of the epidemic. His tireless en
ergy, and his unfailing efficiency,
have been the wonder of everyone,
and the surprise has been that he
did not collapse under the strain
B. D. Baldwin the manager was
equally tireless and efficient in the
realm of executive, taking com
mand of the situation with
promptness and decision. He was
always ready to see to it that any
thing and everything that was
needed was forthcoming, and that
no stone was left unturned to
abate the epidemic or minister to
the well-being of all concerned.
It has been due mainly to the
effective efforts of these two men
in authority that the situation,
bad enough to be sure, has not
been a great deal worse.
Why the Hiyh Death Rate
A word should be said in re
gard to the mortality which per-;
haps seems unduly high.
A number of those claimed by
death were seriously affected with
tuberculosis and were not in a
conditoin to withstand the disease
Because of ti e drv , warm climate
where buih m
' e victims seek the
island in prefer
her. A number of
il r and child died,
two deaths. In
many other vases death had claim
ed the iciiin before the doctor
could got bold of him, partly due
to the speedy virulence of the di
sease, and partly to the evasion of
In any case there are various
types of the disease some are
mild and some severe; it was the
latter type that Makaweli had
Successors to C. W. SPITZ
.. A. VOVKETT, Manayvr
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