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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY OCT. 7, 1919
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOPPER
HONOR THE GREAT AMERI
CAN Purely if any man of modern
times deserves a memorial it is
Roosevelt. Surely if any Ameri
can is worthy of being enshrined
in the memories of his fellow
citizens it is Roosevelt. It really
doesn't matter much what our
party affiliations may be, we are
all proud of Roosevelt and recog
nize him as the great American
of our time: the man who did
things even though sometimes
the., were things that, at the
lime, we didn't want him to do.
Especially in these lines of
practical etliciency, of prompt
iiul energetic and fearless action
he was the typical American and
as such it is peculiarly appropri
ate for each one of us, who admin-
and appreciate these things,
' - l iiiil'iit" our little quota to
rut: school situation
Anvoiie who can teach at all
is much in demand these days,
and many who thought they had
said good bye for good and all to
tt iuhers' dek and plan book, are
back in the service again.
Some of these emergency
teachers are of tried ability, and
it is very fortunate that they arc
available; others have had little
or no experience, and will find
the work very trying in the con
gested and ill graded schools.
All, however, are ready to do
their best, and this will go far
toward relieving a very trying
and unfortunate situation.
The responsible teachers, prin
cipals ami others, who must
needs bear the burden of the
shortage, and do the work, as
best the- can, of those who are
not here, iu addition to their
own, deserve the largest sympa
thy and appreciation for the
heavy burden they are bearing.
In addition to being overwhelm
ed with work, they are very much
disturbed to see the order, dis
cipline and etliciency of their
schools going to pieces, and they
realize what a task it will be to
get them back again into smooth
running etliciency. They deserve
much credit for cheerfully mak
ing the best of a bad business for
which they, at any rate, are not
at all to blame.
We are not in a position to
apportion the blame or to say
just who is at fault for this most
disastrous situation, or to de
termine just how much is duo to
inelliciency on the part of the
Board of Education, and how
much to an unl'orseen contin
gency which could not be pre
vented. But at any rate the situ
ation is not crowning the Board
with any laurels and comes as
a cold dash of discredit to the
voluble promise of vastly better
things for the schools. ' Maybe
Ihey are going to do wonders, but
they have made a bad start!
(By Wallace Irwin)
We carried her over the eea, we did,
And taught her to hep, hep, hep
A cute little jinney, all noisy and tinny
But full of American pep.
Recruited into the Corps she was
She came of her own accord.
We flew at her spanker the globe and
And named her Elizabeth Ford.
'Cute little 'Lizabeth, Dear little 'Liza
beth, Bonnie Elizabeth Ford!
She was short and squat, but her nose
For the Hindenburg line O Lord!
She hated a Hun like a sun-of-a-gun,
The Kaiser she plum abhorrpd,
Did chunky Elizabeth, Hunky Eliza
beth, Spunky Elizabeth Ford.
We took her along on our hikes, we did,
And a wonderful boat wa3 she,
She'd carry physicians, food and muni
tions. Generals, water or tea.
She could climb a bank like a first-rate
And deliver tho goods abctrd
When we touch our steel kellies to
Remember Elizabeth Ford.
'Cute little 'Lizabeth, dear little 'Liza
beth. Bonnie Elizabeth Ford.
She took her rests in machine gun
And on bullet-swept roads she chored.
Where the Devil Hounds were first on
Of a Becticn of France restored
Why, thero was Elizabeth, Chunky
Spunky Elizabeth Ford!
But 'twns on the day at those murder
woods Which the Yi.nkees pronounced
Ws wero sent to knock silly the hop;s
of Prince Willie
And turn 'em '.round d. q.
We prayed for munitions and cli.-.red
With a wateri3S3 click GooZ Lord!
When out of a crater with ton J radii-tor
Climed fa'thful Elizabeth Fjrd!
'Cute little 'Lizabeth, dear :itlle 'Liza
beth., Bj;mie Elizabeth Ford.
With a cylinder-skip she had made the
With her hcod a wreck and broken
She cracked like a rott'.n beard.
Hunky ElizabctL, Chunky Elizabeth,
Spuaky Elizabi.tL Ford.
Wfcui lh?y towed her out of the towa
Said Corporal Bill. "Look thv.-e!
I know of one hero who shouldn't draw
When they're passin' the Croix do
Who fed the guns that's ciurtin the
Plum back to Ct nal du Nord?"
So Lis Cross and he'd wcv- it! hi
tied to the bonnet
Of faithful Elizabeth Ford.
'Cute littla 'L'zabeth, dear little 'Liza
Bonnie Elizabeth Ford!
Where shrapnel has mauled hor we've
now overhauled hor.
Her whee's and her gean restored.
Her record's clean, she's a true Marine
And we're sending the Dutch War
A note by Elizabeth, Chunky Elizabeth,
Spunky Elizabeth Ford!
If you have anything to sell, or
there is something you want, put
a little notice in the Garden Is
land, and you will get results. Jt
does not cost much.
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE
Editor Garden Island As secre
tary of the Kawaihau Improvement
Club. I was instructed to call your
attention to certain misstatements
contained in the issue of your paper
of the Gth Instant, to the effect that
some of the members of the said
club appeared to be of a "revolu
tionary character," and that the
membership fee be reduced so that
"all could come in and buck Lihue."
The said statements were false, as
nothing indicating a revolutionary
character or to "buck Lihuo" was
done or Laid at any meeting of the
club. Apparently you were misin
formed at the time of publication.
Please publish this letter so that
the public be not misinformed.
JNO. A. KEALOHA,
Editor Garden Island I see you
have quite a boom in your paper last
week about the "Educational Ad
vance" made in the schools and else
where. I would like to ask you, Mr.
Editor, if you fixed that up yourself,
and if you believe it or did it come
from Honolulu all fixed up for pub
Somebody might think that .the
schools were going to be far better
this year than ever before, and every
body knows they are far worse.
Somebody teils me that when the
schools opened they were thirty
teachers short. They said that would
be only for a few days till the Great
Northern came. But when she came
she didn't sunn to know anything
about teachers, and the shortage
still hol:":s on.
They hud the whole summer to
think about getting teach.jrs-r-to find
out how many they wanted and get
'em three moaiis or so. Surely'
that was time enough if there was
anybody or the job. But the real
truth seems to be that tnere wasn't;
they were all too busy with Summer
Camps and teachers' trials.
I hear there is one place up on
Hawaii, where they have a real live
supervising principal. She saw what
was coming and got out r.nd rustled
up teachers and good ones, too
and when the time came to start up
they were all ready to begin.
It is a thundering shame to have
our sthoclH go limping along like a
lot of lame ducks, with only half
enough teachers, and some of them
only half baked; and our children
growing up in ignorance. We
oughtn't to stand for it.
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