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title: 'The Garden Island. (Lihue, Kauai, H.T.) 1902-current, April 22, 1919, Page 6, Image 6',
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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, APRIL. 22, 1919
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5ifj-JfJ otaris me
$T' good stories
at ihe club or in the den, a round of
that good, home-grown, richly -flavored
and aromatic Kamehameha Brand
Ture Kona Coflee is first to break
the ice. ' 3
Ask the Club Steward to provide it.
COMPLETE MACHINERY EQUIPMENT Foil
i . Xi :
410 with total of 74S4 li.
ii. in use in Islands.
)'rnt,s on gasoline or
distillate. "Foul proof
mi simple any 1 y can
run it. Produces pnw
cr cheaply. Sizes -J to
L'7.-! li. h.
No. 2 Engclberg Huller
Capacity :!50 to r00 His.
paddy er hour. l!e
(piiies 10 to 1L' li. p.
Require 3 li. p. tn opcr
iltes. Allis-Chalnieis motor,
where electric power in
Write for detailed
Honolulu Iron Works Co.
Honolulu, T. H.
When in Honolulu
Diinnlnn umlor In vrv rnnm' rnnm
close to best restaurants and all car- MS?
lines. Highest class service.
Centrally located la the theatre and shopping centers.
J. F. CHILD, Proprietor faf
Kapaia Garage Co.
Automobile Repairing And
stokaoe batteries repaired and recharoed
Telephone 25X L
1'. O. Uox
Some Facts About the
Quality of Gasoline
There has recently come to Kauai,
to the employ of the Lihue Plantation
in the person of John Linden,
a war veteran such as one seldom sees
as far away, from the scene of war
Though a comparatively young man
he was through the Doer war in South
Africa, and in the recent great war he
was through . the thick of the trench
fighting in France and then was trans
ferred to the Salonika front and saw
much very brisk warfare there.
In the early stages of his service
he was wounded by the Iobs of a por
tion of one foot, and then later he fell
a victim to mustard gas, which laid
him up in the hospital, first in Prance
and then in England for months. Mus
tard gas he considers the most pene
trating and disastrous of all gases. It
is particularly corrosive to any part
of the body where there is the least
moisture, and it bites through cloth
ing or other covering as though it was
not there. It particularly attacks the
mucous passages, the mouth, nose,
throat, etc, and develops in them a
livid Inflammation, that settles down
later into a raw sore which every
touch and every movement irritates.
Every breath brings its punishment
and the least unconscious movement
causes suffering. Recovery is a long
Rats and Cootie Rats
The rats and the cooties were the
most ubiquitous and ever present
factors of the war, even more so than
the booming of the guns, for they, the
latter at least, followed you back to
the rear no matter how far you cot,
and I sometimes wonder if I am rid
of them yet. The rats were your
closest boon companions in the trench
es, and were right on hand for a
share of any good thing you got night
or day. I have seen a man tie up his
night lunch in a compact package,
and put it in his hip pocket, and lie
down for a few minutes nap, and the
rats would make a broadside attack
on it, and eat up the pocket wholesale
and carry off the lunch, leaving not a
vestige of it to explain what had hap
pened. The only way to circumvent
the rat was to put your chow in the
tin "dixie that every trench man
had, and close the cover down tight,
and then hang it up on a peg driven
into the trench wall.
The rats you could get away from,
but the cooties, never! When you
went back from the trenches or went
into the hospital, you were disinfect
ed at the station, stripped to the skin,
given a hot steam bath for half an
hour, and a complete fresh and clean
outfit was issued to you. And before
night you would have the cooties
again! When you stared back to
England, before you got onto the boat
at Le Havre you went through the
same process again, they steamed and
disinfected you, and took your outfit
away from you and gave you a new
lot. But good Lord before you got
half way across there were the coot
ies right with you very much the same
as ever. And when you landed In
England, the same process was renew
ed again, with the same result the
cootie was with you when you got
Elsewhere in this issue will be found
an announcement by the Standard Oil
Company explaining why the neces
sary production of gasoline for our
fighting-aeroplanes was responsible
during the latter part of the war for
the lack of easy starting qualities In
ordinary motor gasoline.
Every oil company had more or less
difficulty with gasoline during the last
few months of 1918 and some com
plaint was heard among motorists. It
was impossible until now, however,
to offer any explanation, because it
was a military fact which could not
not be made public.
Aviation gasoline must be highly
volatile, or in other words, it must va
porize rapidly and this special fuel
was furnished only at the sacrifice of
the gasoline left for regular use. Gaso
line is made up of constituents hav
ing boiling points ranging from low
to high. Thut needed for aeroplanes
took a large part of the low boiling
point constituents from the crude oil
and left the ordinary motor 'gasoline I
somewhat lacking in these low boil
ing points which are necessary for
easy starting of the engine.
While aviation gasoline is exactly
suited for engines operating in the ex
treme cold and rarefied atmosphere
of high altitudes it would be unsuited
for automobiles. It would lack the
necessary power, would evaporate too
quickly and would be expensive.
Immediately after the signing of
the Armistice the need for this special
i aviation gasoline became less urgent
and Hed Crown gasoline regained its ;
old high quality, due to a full, uni-j
form chain of boiling points from thei
low to the high.
While it was an unfortunate fact I
that the ordinary motorist had to put'
up with a fuel which was not quite j
what he had been used to, yet hej
played an Important part In winning
the war by getting along with such
gasoline as could be manufactured
without interferring with the output
of aviation gasoline. The Pacific Coast-
had a much easier time that the East
ern States. In the East a general
shortage of gasoline forced the Fuel
Administration to issue orders prohi
biting the use of pleasure automobiles
The output of aviation gasoline by
all the refineries east of the Rockies
was not enough, so California was
called upon to furnish a large part of
the supply. At the request of the Unit
ed States Government the Pacific
Coast Petroleum War Service Commit
tee apportioned California's quota
among such of the large refiners as
were able to make this special gaso
line. The Standard Oil Company being
the largest of these, naturally had the
greatest quota to fill. They more than
did their part in meeting this war
need and exceeded their quota to a
It was only during a period of about
six weeks in the late fall of 1918 that
the lack of easy starting was evident.
As soon as possible Red Crown gaso
line was put back on its old high qua
lity basis and it now has the full and
continuous clnin of boiling points
from low to high which is necessary
for easy stuffing, quick and smooth
acceleration, high power and long
Successors to C. W: sriTZ
.. K. COUKETT, Manngcr
NAWILIWILI, KAUAI TELEPHONE 494
Automobiles to all Parts of Kauai,
all hours. Day and Night
AUTOMOBILES AND LIGHT
FORD CARS, McFARLAN, STANLEY STEAMER, LOCOMOBILE,
COLE, REO, CHEVROLET (except Model "490") AND 8AJON, also
REO, COMMERCE, LOCOMOBILE AND MORELAND TRUCKS.
We carry a complete stock of U. S. L. Batteries and Battery Parts
also Automobile and Tire Accessories.
A COMPLETE LINE OF FORD PARTS
Goodyear Tires and Tubes
The best in the Market of the Money.
. A itS O N
NAWILIWILI GARAGE, Agents for Kauai.
Experience is a good 1 earlier, so if you Lave au
automobile that requireH some lixing. it will by all means
require experience lo overcome your troubles at the
A EOKD CAR in particular, requires experience
other than the average mechanic obtains.
MR. A. K. DECKER
who was recently appointed manager of the Kapau Auto
Service Company, and who has had !." years experience
in various makes of cars, and made the FOKD CAU his
specialty while with the Schunwin Carriage Company, of
Honolulu, along with .r other mechanics, will assist you
iis never before. Mr. Decker also wishes to state that
he has had its much experience sis to obtain the honor
that he assembled the large Curtis Flying Boat while at
Ford Island, which made the first successful air voyage
to I lilt and return.
Kapaa Auto Service Co., Ltd.
A. K. rn:CK'i:U, Manager.
Day I'hone T-22 L Xight l'hone 523 L
We are agents fur the Island Welding Company, the
only company that guarantees its work and makes alumi
num welding a specialty.
Cprilght Hail Bchtflncr ti Uui
Silva's Toggery, Honolulu.
I J 4 1 tft "4 4 ! J
J. I. SILVA, Prop.
ALWAYS LEADS IN LOWKST PRICES ON
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes,
Mens Furnishings, Cigars and
Tobacco, Notions of all kinds.
MAIN STORK", KI.KKI.K.