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1TIB GAKDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, APRIL. 1, 1919
Random Notes of
a Flu Inspector
Wlicu first I started my daily
. rounds the larger children, at
least, were away at school, and
(U(in t see ineni, ami auln x re
alizc how many there were, hut
as one after another the school
closed, the valleys were fairly
alive with children. Families of
six, seven and eight behig-eom
mon. The thing about theni that
impresses one most is how small
they are, even the larger ones. A
child that looks big enough .for
eight or 'nine proves to be four
teen. . f
e ... tluuk, of these . oriental
children as looking alike, all Ja
anese or Chinese, but not different
'from one another. But I found
as I came to know them, that they
all have their iersoual4Hdividual
lties, just as our own children
have, and that I could tell,, in a
measure, at least, whioF child be
longed to which family, just as
1 could with American children
They Take Care of Themsolws
They are , very responsible
children, these little Orientals
Their parents go out into the rice
fields to work and are gone all
day, and leave the children at
home to take care of themselves
and one another, with the utmost
confidence tlfat everything will be
allright and it always seems to
be. They don't set fire to the
house or smash the windows or
get drowned in the little pond, or
kill one another as' onr xliilUreubiutl'ui joying a da.v off. Accordinir-
certainly would under simi- ly 1 make of if for Hiem a special
lar circumstances.; And when
meal time comes the little house
mother, a little tot of 10 or 11,
though small enough to be 5 or G,
will make a fire in the brazier and
cook the rice, or compound a tew,
or make some pancakes, all of
which are quite lalatable and
well cooked, after the standards
of her superiors, and when the
meal is finished everything is
cleaned up and put away as nice
ly as her mother would,
They Want to Go to School .
They mHs the schools. I have
asked many of them which they
like best, to go to school or stay
home; and always got back "the
emphatic, almost defiant, answer.
"I like go school!" And I think
they are quite sincere in this, and
that it is because they like school,
and not beeouse they have to
work perhaps when ... they stay
fioine. As to whether it is the
t'ducational advantages of the
School that they are fond of, or
the good time they have there, 1
won't .venture to say. . Being
children they must be human,
even though Japs, and I can hard
ly imagine them being fond of
arithmetic, or grammar or hv.
giene. : ;; ' '-'' " '' .."'
Xo S tack ,7'w(fl3tC;;-
When first started on my
rounds the plowing was going on,
then canie the planting; both of
which, of course, were ardiibUnw
occupations, and it was a" busy
time. Especially was the plaut-
ing season as busy tune ioftne
women, who are much more dm".
and more, expert than the men.
But when the rice was all planted
and the whole valley was ranged
off in neat, faint green rows.,of
growing rice, I lookod for ,a slack
time in the. rice business, njt least
for the women. But;I found that
the rice planter ladies, like their
more sophisticated sisters .of the
broom and skillet, resent the sug
gestion that there is any. slack :or
easy time for Women.
Thinking to"iencourageJ them, I
said to a couple of thei trudging
wearily home ' at nightfall, ''Lili
more, rice planting pau, stop
"No! No moe-moe. Too much
grass pull up," pointing to the
growing mass of weeds in the near
by rice field. . And then they went
on to tell me, in their picturesque
patois, how .when the weeds were
all pulled up it, would be time' to
scare away the rice birds all day ;
and then it would be harvesting
time; and then threshing and
milling , And so the round would
go ou; always hard work, and no
slack -lime. And as I listened T
wrifr glad that iny lot had not
fallen among 'the fice planter
laities; belter... a peripatetic flu
Even Oriental Have, a
ken He. of Humor
- One of the surprises that has
come to me during these days of
inspection has been the discovery
of a well developed sense of humor
among these uncultured Orient
als. One afternoon I found one of
my constituents, a little woman
with a large family, whose child
ren had all fallen victims of the
flu, flushed of face, and weary
looking, with all the outward
signs of the fin in the early stages.
In' an apathetic kind of way she
resisted the thermometer, which
convinced ine more than ever that
she had it. And then when the
thermometer , showed that her
temperat ure was absolutely nor
mal, she leaned over and whisper
ed in my ear, with a knowing
smile, "1 take lili sake, plant rice
all day; "too much cold. Lili sake
They Know -When. Sunday
In spite of the fact that they
are heathen, I suppose, they know
when Sunday conies, and observe
it in a way not religiously, but
socially. Any of the men who
work on the plantation stay
home, and their friends who work
on' the plantation come to visit
them, so you ;will find the whole
valley more or less dressed up,-
like musical standards, and dis
tribute picture cards, Sunday
school papers, etc. At first Ihcy
were rather wary about being en
trapped into a Sunday school
program, but after the first taste
of the stories, which are pretty
heavily sugar-coated with the
dramatic, Ihcy are right on hand
for the occasion.
The Primitive Conditions
The primitive conditions of life
and occupation have pretty well
gone from Hawaii, and many
strangers who come to our shores
regret that they are too late to
see them. But in some of these
valleys where the flu insiKK'tor
comes they still linger in much
of their primitive simplicity. Turo
is still grown, and pulled, and
cooked and peeled and pounded in
the old fashioned way, on a great
big wooden platter four or five
feet long, by heavy stone pound
ers, manipulated by brawny
brown men, naked to the waist,
and doing it just as deftly as ever
their ancestors did in the days of silver, and occasionally
Iaumu-alii a hundred years ago.ihoatmau ferrying across.
or a horseback.
Charm of Them:
Sevt tided Valleys
I drop down into the lluleia
Valley, well niauka in its inhabit
ed course by means of a zigzag
trail under arching trees, with
breaks through which there are
vistas mauka and makai, of beau
tiful landscape, the existence of
which is undreamed to one who
has not been there and seen it.
The valley nestles so close under
the llaupu range of mountains,
that most people do not realize
that it is there, and those who do
mostly do not know its unique
and varied charm. The sides are
heavily wooded in sections with a
variety of rich folage ranging
from silver kukui to somber lehua.
which gives wonderful effects in
distance high-lighting with a fore
ground in shadow. Just now the
tender green of the young rice
checkered off all over the floor of
the valley adds to the charm of
the same; and always there is the
little river with its gleam of
Child Welfare Notes
day. By previous arrangement I
gather .the children in groups
here and there on some bit of
green sward, or under some
spreading monkey -pod tree, and
tell them Bible stories, with some
singing, which the sprinkling of
Hawaiians tones up to something
And still 1 lie industrious old
ladies weave lauhala mats and
plait lauhala hats; and still Ihe
family ailments ' are treated by
Hawaiian remedies, such as the
haole knows not even the names
of. And still, the old people any
way, believe in mn'-s and lapu-s
and aumakua's, and all such
ghostly folk and see them, some
Comparatively few people, I
fancy, realize the charm of many
of these smaller valleys that lie
in many cases close at hand. One
of the disadvantages to be charged
up against the automobile is that
we go only to those places where
the roads are wide and smooth
and good, and so we miss many
of the delightful little bits that
lie off the beaten track, which we
the macadamized track, which we
used to see when we went afoot
barge of paddy making for the
mill. When you want a little
outing some afternoon, off the
beaten track, don your walking
costume and make the simple trip.-j
Don t Apologize
Yon sent the blanks J asked about.
Yon sent receipt books, too.
I meant to answer right away
But, I too, have the Flu!
My eves are red. My throat is dry.
My lips are greenish blue.
Hut no one sees me; no one calls
Beeuuse I have the Flu.
So don't apologize to me
When nothhig routes from you.
I have no use for blanks or booksl
Xoti: that I have AChoo!
Mr. H. I'. Kave lias generously
donated to the Kekaha school a
complete play ground equipment.
including base ball, basket and
volley ball outfits. This liberal
gift is in response to the request
of the local child welfare commit
tee. Thanks to the efforts of Mrs. 10.
Cropp and her associates, of the
child welfare committee of Koloa,
the necessary play ground outfit
has been secured for the Koloa
school, including baseball and
basket ball, and they will be ready
for use as soon as the school opens
Mrs. Sinclair Kobiiison of the
child welfare committee for Wai
niea and I'nkala has secured the
necessary playground equipment
for the Wainica school including
base ball and basket boll outfits.
l ne iaiaa school kitchen is
certainly the must popular and
sucessful ins) it ut ion on the is
land. The other day it furnished
-ISO lunches, and every one of them
was paid for no dead heads.
How left out and lonesome the
other kids must have felt that
couldn't get in on it !
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