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THE GARDEN ISLAND.TUESDAY. SEPT. 2, 1919
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KEXXKTII C. ilOI'l'KIt
For the Benefit
of Our Schools
11KWAKK OF THE I
V.-l GRAXT Ji A BIS IT
The railii'i" vague hearsay t-vi-h
net- that there were rabbits,
loose in tliij land, lias been au-j
llioritalivtdv eontirined; t li uy
were seen in broad day lijjit about
the top of tin Haaliilit hill back
of Koioa near the government!
We would not be alarmists un
duly, but bearin-: in mind what
lh- gentle jet rabbit has done to!
Australia, and cost Australia, we!
would surest these loose bunnies)
have the making of a very ihreai-'
ci 1 1 i ir situation lor the nrienl-!
Ii'ral interests id' the Island.;
l'erhais some one surest that!
Iliey wont eat sugar cane, or piii--'
apples of jraiden truck. When I
(he land is lull of them they will!
eat anything. Haven't they eat
en the very vitals out of Laysan
Island, taken everything in sight ;
and eaten it right down to the'
ri m t s '.' i
Of course that will take a lit
tle time, but give them a start and
we will never overtake them, run
ever so hard with all the breath
The time for us to deal with the
problem is now in the early
stagi.'s. It will be a mighty sight
easier to clean out the half dozen
or less that mav be loose there
now than that many thousand
scattered all over the Island ami
in the most inaccessible places in
We have had experience enough
of the danger of letting things
loose to get away from us. All
the pests we have, from goats
down to lantana and nut grass,
have came upon us in just that
way: we have been passive and
indilVeretit until the evil had got
a foothold, then it was too late.
TOO M it'll I'i nUClTY
A letter from a teacher in a re
cent issue of the Star-Bulletin
voices, we believe, a pretty com
mon suspicion that the Depart
ment of Kducatiou is doing a good
deal of frantic publicity work 1o
boom the schools, and make it ap
pear that very high standards and
)ih nominal efficiency prevail,
whereas facts would seem to indi
cate (ptite otherwise.
With the tendency to discredit
and discourage the belter teach
ers, with the natural result that
they pull up and go elsewhere, it
is hard to believe that the schools
are paragons of elliciency or that
they are improving materially.
Less "blow" about the schools
from the department, and more
honest, intelligent supervision is
l'anl Winslow of Chicago and
Miss IJuth Anderson, daughter of
Dr. and -Mrs. I. W. Anderson,
wen married last Thursday at
the Central I'tiion church, the
ccrenionv being performed bv,
i.'cv. .I.'l'. Erdman. Mrs. .f. l'.
Strode, who was formerly Miss
Pauline Schael'er. was matron of
honor, ami Miss Peggy Center
maid of honor. Bridesmaids were
Misses Kdith Hire. Daphne Da
mon and Helen Wilder, and ush
ers C-'orge Puller. P.ert Clark,
Dixon Not l. Herbert Dow-ett and
Harry Lucas. Following the
ceremony was se reception at lie
Anderson home. 1 .",!H( Peretania
street. The young couple will
leave shortly for Chicago, where
they will make their home. Star-ISulletin.
The modern kerosene stove is
ideally adapted to these require
ments. With such a stove it is
'possible to boil, broil or stew on
the same range top, and to have
just exactly the heat necessary
for each of these ooerat ions.
naming Star Oil, the Stand)
ard Cil Company's kerosene, the!
oil stove is as ellicient and con-!
vcnieiit as its city cousin, the gas!
range. It is ready for use at the
lo'.ich of a match, and stops burn
ing fi:el as soon as il is turned olf.
Efficiency in the Kitchen
Kitchen elliciency has been giv
en a great deal of study by house
hold economists during the past
few years, especially since war
time economy has forced the
needs of conservation to the at
tention of everybody in the world.
The kitchen stove has presented
one of the most difficult problems
that the modern housewife has 1o
face. She has had to find out
how 1o get exactly the proper
heat necessary for each of the
three or four cooking operations
which she mav be carrrving on at
A Ni:W FLAG
I Miring tin' w ar, business firms
proudly displayed service Hags,
with a star (hereon for every em-
ptoyc that joined the lighting
forces. The II. ;g represented, not
the patriotism of the firm, but of
Now a new flag has appeared
that will represent the real pa
triotism of business firms.
It is like the service flag, ex
cept that khaki acorns replace the
The acorns represent the re
turned men who have been given
iheir oh positions.
A million an hour, or approxi
mately sl'I.s.KUMIO. is what the
war cost America. The total
armed force of jhe United Staes
when the armistice was signed
was t.S 1,(100. Battle deaths
were about .".(1,000. the wounded
were about I'r'.C.OOO and more than
r.7,000 died of disease. The Independent.
The following letter to Superin
tendent MacCaughey makes some
suggestions that would be of bene
fit to our schools:
August a, l!ll!t.
Prof. Yaughan MacCaughey,
Supt. of Public Inst.
My dear Sir:
Yours to hand re Teachers'
meetings, organizations, etc. I
agree with you that teachers
should meet occasionally to ex
change ideas, etc. At Central
Grammar School we have a
monthly meeting at which we dis
cuss difliculfies encountered and
how fo overcome them. We agree
upon a certain study to be em
phasized during the month; one
month it will be writing, the next
reading, and so on. Often a sug
gestion of a teacher will help an
other teacher overcome a diffi
culty. The idea of a Teachers' Bead
ing Course is good; in my humble
opinion, neither teachers nor
children read enough. 1 tell the
children to "learn to read and
read to learn." Miss Lawrence
savs that more of the Central
Grammar children come to the
librarv than from anv other
school. I suppose it is nearer and
we have more English-speaking
children. We beg them to go to
the librarv and hear the stories
and thev do; and it is wonderful
how well they can reproduce
I think it would be most bene
ficial if we could have a princi
pals meeting once in a while to
discuss our difliculfies.
Be the controversy "What is
the matter with Our Schools." I
suppose you know that we have
a great many American children,
army and navy children, they are
going ami coming constantly;
when they come from the U. S. A.
fhey find our work very hard and
when they go to school on the
Mainland, are usually advanced a
grade. They write to their teach
ers that they have been placed in
a higher grade upon examination.
So there cannot be so very much
the matter. We all realize that
the English of the Orientals
could be improved, but that is not
wholly the fault of the schools
but the home conditions and en
vironment. I think a great deal of formal
English should be given in the
first three grades and not so
much information. They are not
ready for the information; thai
can be given later when' they bet
ter understand the English.'
We all know, who have travel
ed. what the English is in some
parts of ihe l S. A. I have been
shocked at it and wondered where
they were educated. There again
it is the home conditions and
I shall be pleased to fall in line
with any suggestions you offer. 1
do not think the Federal School
Survey will find our school in
ferior to those visited on the
Mainland, as I have had opportu
nity to compare the work.
1 remain most sincerely vours,
fSgd.i SOPHIE OYEREXD.
who have been promo; e J to Qi?iifc fft
the 6th grade -v.-., . ' -"JA-
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in tii- puMic schools, to i.mi-ii the zjL:7i.rz: 4-Sg9- - . - F .
trad i f iua-! ini-t, crpeiiin-. !. - K' rC1 i'V : "J jj K''
trician, ii u worker, fan.,, , 7''fl ti J jFjS .
stock grower jit 'j?J '
The Kamehameha Schools
for boys of Hawaiian blood
Tii'-p- al-i may In- room for a tVv more Imy
i'i tli. :. Ttli, and Mb grades.
A!! t raining liere is thoroughly practical, un
i'T ii"t:ia! condi ions of i'ana or shop ami
wi'ii !)-( ;os-ili!e moral i . 1' ii"i:ci s. Military
training under ngular At my ofliccr, ami
splendid athletic work in all clean, manly
Total expense to pupil for ar (-liould not be
more than Tuition is g.0, und 87.")
i-hould cover incidental expenses, including
uniforms, books, etc.
New term in all departments begins Sept. 15
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