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THK OARDKN ISLAND. TUESDAY, SEPT. !-, 1919
We arc now Hawaiian
representatives for the
Mineral Products Co. cement
aud within two weeks from now
will be able to make deliveries
from our warehouses
Catton, Neill & Co., Ltd.
Queen and Alakeu Sts.
Up-to-date Livery, Draying aud Boarding Stable and Auto
BETWEEN LIHUE and KEKAHA
Leaving Lihue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday,
Leaving Kekaha every Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday.
ARRIVING AT THEIR DESTINATION IN THREE HOURS
ALFRED GOMEZ, Manager.
Telephone 43 W Waimea P. O. Box 71
TERRITORIAL MESSENGER SERVICE
TAKES ORDERS FOR ALL KINDS OF
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Work
SEND BY PARCEL POST TO
1112 UNION ST. -
"A Suit is no older than it looks"
There is every evidence of HIGHER CLOT1IINO prices
The very reason why you should not discard a garment un
til worn out.
Let us fix it up!
Cleaning Mending Pressing and Dyeing by experts, is
Particular attention to mail orders
J. ABADIE. Prop.
TIP TOP TAILORS
Makers of Dress Suits and Business Suits,
Summer Suits and Uniforms
Clothes Neatly Cleaned and Pressed.
TIP TOP BLDG. LIHUE
Honolulu Music Co. Ltd.
JAMES W. BERGSTROM, Manager
Ampico Reproducing Pianos, Knabe, Fis
her, Haines and Kroeger Pianos, Victor
and Columbia Machines and Records.
Latest Sheet Music and Player music rolls,
Pianos and Player Pianos on small month
ly payments. Pianos tuned and repaired
and rented by Jack Bergstrom, Kauai
Honolulu Music Co. Ltd.
Telephone - - Lihue Hotel.
CHAMBER OF COMMKRCE TALK
Py J. M. Lydgate
Perhaps you have heard th. atory
of the man who was travelling through
some ot the mountain regions of New
England where the mints hung low on
the rocky ridgfts, the farms were
small, poor and stony, and the gaunt
and undoralgned sheep and cattle had
to have their noses sharpened to
graze In between the rocks, Th
traveller, sitting on the front seat.
alongside the driver asked him,
What do you raise In this country
anyway: The driver, a nig. Duny.
powerful fellow of the old New Eng
land type drew himself up to lils full
dignity and responded. "Sir, we raise
W Must Raist Men
We here In Hawaii need to remind
ourselves that we raise men. It has
been our pride that we could lead the
world In raising sugar, and we have
said "This is our mission, let us de
vote ourselves exclusively, or nearly
bo, to this one industry, and- import
from abroad all these other things
that can bo raised anywhere, farm
products, dairy products, feed stuffs
Heretofore Have Imported Them
And among these products, that
wero more or less benonth our dig
nity, we have counted men, or as we
cull it disparaingly, labor. And we
huve cone out with a big bag of
money and a fine tooth comb, to the
fur ends of the earth for labor. Wc
have scoured the Orient, and the
South Seas, and th. Atlantic Ocean
and the lands of Europe, Soandana
via, Germany, Spain, Italy and the
rest, and have brought home the pco
pie from these lands, all kinds and
conditions of men, and some few wo
men, anything that could work.
Must Raise Our Own: And Can
Cut now, at length, we have about
come to the end of our tether In this
line, and the time has coma when we
have got to raise our own men. And
wa can do it; we are doing it. We
40,000 children in our schools and are
adding to the number at the, rate of
some 5,000 a year.
What Kind of Men
Now the vital question with us is:
What kind of men are we going to
raise? Shall it be strong, sturdy cap
able men who can conduct our Indus
tries and develop our resources.
men who shall be an asset to us, or
shall It be men who are listless, weak,
and anemic, laid up most of the time,
and finally utterly helpless, men who
shall be not an asset but a liability?
And more significant still, shall it be
men of moral character who shall be
useful to the community, or shall it
be moral degenerates, a constant
menace and a plague virus to the com
munity? Defective Children Means
We have plenty of that element al
ready which we import, more or less
unwittingly, from the Philippines,
and elsewhere, which we have to
support here, or ship back to where
they came from. And we are rais
ing a lot more. A large proportion
of the children in our schools, as high
as 50 per cent, are suffering from mal
nutrition, and a great many more are
suffering from defective teeth, defec
tive eye-sight, adenoids, enlarged ton
sils, etc. This means that they are
on the high road to industrial ineffi
ciency, and industrial" parasitism,
barnacles on the community.
Hoodlums and Criminals as Well
We cannot so readily determine and
tabulate the morally defective, but
there are manifest indications that
we are raising up in our midst, an in'
creasing element of hoodlums, loafers,
moral degenerates and incipient crim
inals that will not only clog- the
wheel of progress but threaten to
wreck the machine altogether.
Here to Stay. We Must
Take Care of Them
And once having raised these physi
cal and moral degenerates we cannot
easily escape the burden of them,
they are with us to stay.
When a Filipino, or a Jap, or a
Chinaman becomes a chronic indus
trial burden, we make up a purse for
him, buy him a ticket and ship him
back to where he came from. But
we can't do that with our home
grown produc; they are with us to
stay, aud we have got to take care of
And taking care of them is an en
pensive and unsatisfactory business
Witness the burden and menace ot
hospitals for the incurable, asylums
and homes for the defective, reform
schools for the wayward and vicious,
prisons and penetcntiaries for. the
criminal, as well as more or less of.
the burden of courts and police.
Prevention Better Than Cure
Now the way to cure these evils is to
prevent them; and the place to pre
vent them is in childhood. If you arc
going to raise a good crop of cane, the
ASKED 10 RESIGN
Governor McCarthy yesterday morn
ing made public the fact that on Aug
ust 29 he asked for the resignation of
Eric A. Knudsen, commissioner of edu
cation for the Island of Kauai, after
Knudsen had failed to take the hint
and tender his resignation In accord
ance with the wishes of McCarthy
says the Advertiser of Sept 6th.
The announcement came following a
stormy Interview the previous after
noon between the Governor and Knud
sen In which hot words were passed
and Knudsen depurted without acced
ing to the wishes of the executive.
"Knudsen. I believe, Is at the bot
torn of the whole troublc'ln Kauui."
said the Governor, referring to the
matter of the Mrs. llurke controversy,
"and I believe he Is constituted to
make trouble although perhaps he
himself iloes not realize this."
The Governor also said Knudsen had
put In a good ileal of time in educa
tional work in Kauai and was doing
the beHt ho could according to his
lights fur education in the Garden Is
land hul lhat he has nevertheless caus
ed ill feeling in Kausi.
The conduct and attitude of Knudsen
in the Interview, the Governor said,
(a lined him to lose all sympathy with
KnudHcn. adding that he gave him an
opportunity to "save his face," which
he did not take advantage of.
A. Lewis called on the Governor at
(he request of Knudsen yesterday
morning but was surprised to learn
the Governor had requested the latter'a
resignation, Knudsen not having In
formed Iewis of this fact beyond say
ing that it might possibly he asked for.
Iwis did not Intercede for Knudsen.
although the latter hud stated he
would, confining himself to discussing
letalls of the llurke controversy.
Mrs. Burke, aguinst whom charges
were preferred by Kauai persons was
onipletely exonerated after a hearing
but was transferred from Kapaa to
I.eilehua. Oahu at the same salary.
Several petitions have come in to
the Governor lately protesting against
my removal of the commissioner.
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1 laiialfi 0.S0
Wiiinilia Pow er I louse l.f0
Waiiiilia Miiuiiiiliiiiii 1.70
ime to Rive it special attention is
when it is young. Take good care of
It in the early stages of Its growth
and It will pretty well take care of it
self after that. Take care of the
children, and they will take rare of
themselves, and us too, when they
grow up. The health of the children
is the power of the nation" physically
and morally. "I'a mau ka ea o ka
aina I ka pono," the strength of the
land is established by righteousness
and the place to do the establishing
is in the children.
Take Care of th. Children
The children are plastic, they are
easily shaped and moulded; the inci
pient beginnings of disease physical
or moral, are easily checked, allow
ed to run on they become fixed and
ineradicable. Train up a child in the
way he should go, and when he is
old he will not depart therefrom. And
the children are with us for this very
purpose What is all education but
the building up of intelligent aud efft
cient manhood, and the elimination of
weakness and evlla that tend to un
dermine such manhood?
The Purpose of Child Welfare
The purpose of child welfare inter
est and activity Is to stimulate and
help in this commenduble endeavor.
If the parents in all our homes were
people of intelligence, devotion and
ability, there would be the less need
for such work, they would take care
of their children and see thut they
were given that attention and those
advantages which would make the
best and most of them. Su h Ideal
homes are not many in our midst. And
even though most purents mean well
for their children, they do not know,
and perhaps have not the means. We
of larger intelligence aud more ability
must help them.
Cooperate Along all Lines
This is not the place to outline a
p run ram of child welfare activity, but
in a word it will naturally cooperate
with the schools, supplementing them
perhaps along lines which they have
not, as yet, been able to undertake,
especially along those physical and
moral lines which may seem to be a
little outside of the traditional limits
of education. In various waya also
in the Home there is a large field for
child welfare activity, in the care and
feeding of the children, the instruc
tion of the mothers along these line
Ford Delivery Cars
Purchaser has privilege of buying chassis
only, or we will furnish body to order.
Price of Chassis $638.49
We have three ready for immediate
Insist on getting Genuine Foid Parts when
your Ford car needs repairing. Don't
allow "bogus" or imitation Parts
to go in your car.
Nawiliwili Garage, Ltd.
Conliln Hul "khiflotr tc Mux
Silva's Toggery, Honolulu.
Zerolene is correctly refined from selected
California crude oil. It is the product of the
combined resources, experience and equipment
of the Standard Oil Company.
By exhaustive study and actual tests the
Standard Oil Company Board of Lubrication
Engineers has determined the correct consis
tency of Zerolene for your make of automobile.
Their recommendations are available for you
in the Zerolene Correct" Lubrication Charts.
There is a separate chart for each make of car.
Get one for your car. At your dealer's or our
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W grade for each type of engine
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