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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, JUNE 3, 1919
Want a Mill of Their Own
The homesteaders of 1 lie Ilaka
lau region on Hawaii are planning
and negotiating for a mill of their
own, according to the report of the
llilo Tribune. A mill site has
already been secured at Wailea,
on the llilo side of Ilakalau. Pre
sumably this is nothing more than
a bluff to get the best terms possi
ble from the Ilakalau people. If
they really mean business and
have auy serious purpose to build
n mill it is surely short sighted
folly, unless they control a much
larger area, have more ready cash,
and more financial backing behind
them than such interests generally
have. With the general tendency
to giw .he planter-homesteader a
square deal it will be wise for him
to take advantage of the mills al
ready established rather than sink
his money and his credit in new
milling enterprises that are not re
quired. As a general thing the
planter-homesteaders- have al
ready bitten oil' about all they can
chew they had better be content
Good Outlook for Sugar
Fairly reliable information
reaches us to the effect that there
is a very good chance of a mater
ial increase of the duty on sugar
even to the doubling of it. Both
branches of Congress are now Re
publican and higher tariffs is their
policy. This will undoubtedly
mean higher prices for Island
The May number of Sugar com
ments at some length on the out
look for sugar prices, and finds
much ground for reassurance. It
finds that the production for this
year will be at least a million tons
less than in 1918, while the de
mand will be at least as great. It
declares that there is a rapidly
growing demand in India and
China, whose vast populations are
just learning to use sugar, and
that these two countries will ab
sorb all that the Philippines and
Java can produce, in addition to
what they raise themselves, so
that these prolific sources of sup
ply will be cut off for the rest of
the world, which means growing
demand and higher prices.
We have our own local troubles
here and now labor shortage,
transportation shortage, rainfall
shortage. It is some comfort to
look ahead and know that we have
n rosy outlook ahead of us in the
way of prices anyway.
Drug Habit and Its Victims
New York is appalled, accord
ing to 1 lie hidrpviulnit, at the
great number of drug victims that
are in the city. The Health Com
missioner estimates that there are
between one and two hundred
thousand such victims there. In
the cellar of one drug store were
found something like 100,(100 pre
scriptions for habit-forming drugs
all issued and tilled illegally dur
ing the past year. In another
store r0,000 were discovered.
The habitual users of these
drugs simply must have it, at
whatever cost or whatever sacri
fice; in fact life itself seems to
hang, on at least a minimum satis
faction of the craving. In re
sponse to' this seeming necessity
the law allows a minimum pre
scription to be given by the Board
of Health clinic to inveterate
users to save them from extreme
suffering. When this was first
opened the news spread like wild
fire among these unfortunate crea
tures aud a long line of them was
there waiting in advance for their
little modicum of dope and dur
ing the seven hours it was open
some 700 were given the dose that
brought them relief from the ter
The problem of dealing with the
drug evil is a two-fold one. The
one is the enforcement of the law
against the the sale of drugs, and
the consequent check of the drug
habit in that way; the other is
the cure of those who have become
addicted to the habit. A forced
and sudden withdrawal of the sup
ply entirely would undoubtedly
lead to other forms of vice and
crime, that might be worse at
least for society at large.
Fine Standing of
' College of Hawaii
Fifty American Agricultural Col
leges are carefully compared in a re
cent Bulletin issued by the U. S.
Bureau of Education (Bui. 29).
The College of Hawaii i the young
est and smallest of these fifty, but in
the quality of its work is among the
best. The bulletin is technical and
statistical but some facts of local in
terest can be extracted.
The entrance requirements at the
local College are above the average
for the fifty colleges. Fifteen high
school credits are required here as in
29 other institutions, while 18 others
require less than 15 (11 to 14V4 units),
and two require 16. The average re
quirement is 14 units.
The College of Hawaii is the young
about the same as that of most others
of the fifty colleges, but, of course, is
adapted to local needs and conditions.
The program of studies in the agri
cultural department, as compared in
the government bulletin, is a little be
low the average in strictly tecnical
subjects, but a little above the aver
age in general science and non-technical
subjects. A dlittle wider freedom
in "elective" courses'is afforded in the
Until the organization of the Col
lege of Hawaii unit of the S. A. T. C.
this college was the only one of the
fifty not requiring some sort of mili
tary drill. Following -the demobiliza
tion of the S. A. T. C. the local col
lege enacted a ruling requiring all
students to take a certain amount of
physical education. This will be in
force next year, as well, but may be,
for the men, in the form of military
Requirements for graduation in the
fifty colleges are very varied. The
College of Hawaii requirements repre
sent about an average.
Except for a change of scenery,
there seems to be no good reason for
Hawaii's boys to go off to the main
land to attend an agricultural college.
The same can be said for other lines
of study, as well.
not merely holders of waste
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Miss Bernice Hundley, supervising
principal of Kauai County schools,
has prepared the following estimate
of enrollment for next year: .
Kauai and Niihau
Hanalei Haena 35, Hanalei 130
Hanaloi Haena 35, Hanalei 130
Kilauea 255, Koolau 55, Kapahi 35,
Kapaa 655. Toal 745.
Ljhue Wailua 20, Hanamaulu 300
Lihue 730, Huleia 130. Total 11S0.
Koloa Koloa 400, Omao 30, Kalaheo
300, Eleele 530. Total 1300.
Waimea Makaweli 415, Waimea
475, Kekaha 250, Mana 65. Total 1205,
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HONOLULU, JUNE 9 - 14
Big Days of stupendous spectacles, magnilicient exhibits anil thrilling contests!
doing every morning, afternoon and night.
3 Day Military Tournament
of daredevil cavalry stunts, Wild West Show,
spectacular military contests and a multi
tude of hair-raising events.
3 Days of Horses Races
for $6,000 in purses, with some of the fastest
animals from mainland tracks entered.
the Trail of a Hundred Wonders, the haunts
of Joy and Pep. Includes the famous Tait's
Cafe, where there'll be jazzing every night.
S Brass Bands
Trap shooting tournament
Boxing and wrestling tournament
Great Hawaiian Pageant
Big A. A. U. Athletic Meet
Aeroplane flights every day
Grand military and general parade
A Night in Old Hawaii
Sugar Cane Loading Contest
Gorgeous pyrotcchniial displays
Make your steamer reservations
E. II. PARIS, Chairman
J. WALTER DOYLE, Exec. Secretary
30:5-4 Hawaiian Trust Bldg.
"We have not studied
cost nor economy as -we
should, either as
organizers of indus
try, statesmen, or as
But there is yet time '
to start to save and
that time is NOW.
J M J
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