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THE GARDEN ISLANDTUESDAY. AUG. 26j 1919
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOPPER
(From the UtarliuUrtin)
A few days ago a local organi-
tion of Japanese calling itself the
"Japanese-American Citizen' As
sociation" was addressed bv one
of our leading citizens on the
much-discussed subject of citizen
ship for Orientals. The speaker
in the course of his remarks ex
pressed himself as strongly in
favor of extending the lights of
citizenship to all races now per
mitted to enter our country,
quoting in support of his argu
ments the Declaration of Inde
pendence and the Constitution.
It is needless to state that
ihese remarks were greeted with
long and loud applause by his
Japanese auditors, all of whom
have been trying to obtain the
rights of citizenship in this coun
try for many years.
Yet they call themselves JAl'A
In 1!I17 when we were getting
our sleeves rolled up to attend to
a bit of dirty work over across
the water the people of this coun
try were divided into two classes
Americans; and others. The
hyphenated American was class-;
ed among the others." and in
this class he is apt to remain af
ter our experiences in the late
America wants for her citizen
ry not half Americans, but whole'
Americans; not men whose alle
giance is divided and whose posi
tion in tini'i of trouble could
never be known with any cer
tainty. No man can serve two
masters; yet this is just what the
hyphenated American attempts
to do when he acknowledges, by
the very name he calls himself, a
Def ore our Japanese friends
press further their pleas for
citizenship they would do well
to consider these things. As
Americans America will welcome
them; as avowed Japanese she
will welcome them as-she wel
comes reputable citizens of any
friendly nation; but for 'Iapa-nese"-Aniericans,
be both and thus failing, to be
either, she has no room.
UUJLItlXG FOR THE FUTURE
On the recommendation of the
Honolulu Hoard of Health, Hilo
is waking up to the m-ed for pre
vision and prevention in the mat
ter of unsanitary, unsafe and un
sightly tenement buildings, crowd
ed shacks and slum conditions
generally, Hilo is a growing place
with a large sense of its own im
portance and of the great future
ahead of it; it proposes to keep
that future in mind, and guard
its well being. This is very emi
nent wisdom on the part of Hilo,
we commend their intelligence
We, here on Kauai, may not be
as far along as Hilo, but we too
have a ful lire that we ought to
l ol to, and that we ought to
To permit the mushroom
growth of unsightly, and unsan
itary shacks, coming up higgledy
piggledy, in our nourishing com
munities, means that we will have
to condemn them and pull them,
all down by and by, or wait for a
fire to clean them out at much ul
timate loss, and with much mor
tification in the meantime.
When a man builds in a public
place, what he builds a fleets not
only himself but his neighbors,
and the general public as well,
and these rights of other people
should be safeguarded. We should
have a county building ordinance
and these congested slum condi
tions should be prevented.
The world's crop of sugar fo
1!I19 is a million tons short of
that last year and two and a half
million short of that of 1J14. Tak
ing into account the normal in
crease from year to year, it is
reasonable to assume that the
world's supply is between four
and five million tons short of
what it would have been had the
war not interfered to restrict the
demand. This restriction, how
is only temporary, and the de
mand will ultimately catch up
with what it would have been,
which means that the supply is.
and will be for years, way behind.
So long as this condition prevails
high juices will rule.
In the matter of the high cost of
living the Columbia University
commission have beeu conducting
an investigation involving the col
lation of 40.000 items of increased
cost. From this elaborate investi
gation they find that trie cost of
living in the Luited States has
gone up since 1014 by 102 percent,
as against i:! percent in England
and L'oO percent in France.
The increase in wages during
the same period is differently esti
mated by different authorities,
running all the way from 42 per
cent ti " percent. -according to
the class of wages included the
organized trades having gone up
more than the unorganized.
This increase, even the lower
ligure. does not cover the -unfortunate
man with a fixed income, who
in many cases, is dropping down
perioiisly near to starvation.
Must Lead Procession
Under the caption. "Progress
the Price of Success." Facta About
Suyir makes the following jterti
"A recent number of the Ha
waiian Planters' Record contains
an editorial which is so relevant
to existing conditions in the sugar
industry that it is reproduced
here as a thought stimulant for
producers in other sections. Said
'"The pulse beat of Hawaii is
measured by the price of sugar.
Today the juice of sugar is high,
and desjiite the increased cost of
production, the labor situation.
and other obstacles that jdace
Utopia beyond our grasji, general
ly sieaking the status of the in
dustry is sound. Some dav the
price of sugar will be low there
are millions of acres of trojiical
land suited to the cultivation of
sugar cane. Some of this will in
evitably be developed, the indus
try will grow, competition will
Shall we make certain of a
margin of profit under less favor
Shall we refuse to be content
with our present leadership a
rnong the cane growing countries
of the world and devote ourselves
to a still higher development of
Shall we advance to an efli
ciency in agriculture comparable
with that already attained by cer
tain industrial concerns of the
Shall we, as Secretary Red
field urged in addressing the Re
const ruction Congress at Atlantic
City in December, "concentrate
thought, purpose and effort on
output rind and seize hold upon
all K-ience has said or can
It would seem, if Hawaii is t
stay in the race, that these ai
the things which she must do.
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE
! The Garden Island :
In regard to your article in
commendation of the intelligence
and enterprise of the Hilo Wel
fare Board and the suggestion
that we should wake up in the
same way. will yon allow me to
explain the situation which
seems not to be very clear to the
general public, even in Hilo.
Sometime ago the philanthro
pic aud public-spirited people of
Hilo. and the surrounding coun
try, organized a private corpora
tion for welfare work, which they
call the Hawaii Welfare Hoard.
It is an organization to secure
funds, and assist generally in the
support of existing standard
charities such as the Salvation
Army, the Waiakea Settlement
the "Lima Kokua" etc.
About the same time, or more
recently, the Governor appointed
a child welfare board for each Is
land with limited powers of wel
fare activity under a special act
pased at the last Session of
Legislature. This Board is to
be supplied by the County with
such funds as may be necessary
for their purposes.
In addition to this there is no
doubt a child welfare committee
in Hilo. as there is on Kauai, act
ing under general instructions
from Washington and doing in
telligent and effective child wel
There seems to be very assur
ance that ultimately there will
be regular systematic work done
bv the Planters Association, on
each Island, along child welfare
lines, which may perhaps out
run in importance and efficiency
that done by any other organiza
tion. These are all different, and dis
connected organizations, not even
affiliated, and only one of them,
doing regular child welfare work.
It is an eminently sensible sug
gestion which you make that the
different welfare organizations
on Kauai get together and con
solidate their interests and acti
vities and formulate harmonious
plans of action ami endeavor.
We have a child welfare Board
appointed by the Governor with a
rejiresentative from each district;
we have also a Kauai Branch of
the Federal child welfare organi
zation, with representatives in
each community. This local or
ganization has done a goood deal
of valuable work in connection
with the schools and is in a posi
tion immediately to do much
more. It is of the most vital im
portance that these interests
should get together, pool, or at
least affiliate their efforts, and by
means of consistent intelligent
plans, and the promise at least of
signal usefulness, commend them
selves to public confidence and
Yours for Child Welfare
J. M. LYDGATE.
Increase in Sugar Consumption
Are consumers hoarding sugar
is a question that is interesting
trade circle everywhere.
Facts About Sugar sums up
in an interesting article, the sub
stance of which is. that the rie in
demand for this commodity, which
began in May and June and which
still continues to be great, makes
some people think that many in
dividuals are hoarding it.
A somewhat careful inquiry a
mong retailers is, that which
farmers may have returned to the;
old method of buying by the bar !
rel as more convenient for them,:
the city folks still continue to1
get one to Jive pounds at a time.
More sugar is sold, but that is be
cause labor gets such good wages'
they can afford to use more of it,j
mid as sugar has not increased inj
cost any way near as much as I
other foods, it is within the reach,
of the poor man.
Another argument is that pro
hibition had stimulated the soft
thinks and candy business, use of;
ire cream etc. all of which would
help to increase the consumption!
The country is enjoying a high
tide of prosperity better wages,
increased business activities, in
creased demands all these things
tend to increase the consiiuipt ion
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