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THE GARDEN ISLAND.TUESDAY. OCT. 21, 1919
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K. C. Hopper News Agency
Subscriptions received for
azines, Newspapers and Periodicals
from all parts of the world.
The Garden Island is In receipt of
It letter from Prof. Vaughan Mac
Caughey, Superintendent of Public In
struction, giving the Board's side of
the case as to why the Territory is in
such deaperate straits for teachers.
The letter is as follows:
My dear Mr. Hopper I wish to
thank you for your noteworthy edi
torial of October 7th concerning the
school situation. Public interest in the
schools is a valuable asset and leads
to improvements and betterment of
1 feel that you should be fully In
formed concerning the serious diffi
culties under which we have labored
in securing teachers from the Main
land. Permit me to present the follow
1. There is a shortage of forty
thousand teachers on the Mainland.
2 Thn states of California and
Washington are each one thousand
3. Last May we made all appoint
ments sufficient to fill every vacancy
in our entire public school system.
These appointments were made
through California normal schools and
other sources. The list of Coast teach
ers appointed to Kauai last spring is
Miss Lydia K. Adams, Kauai High
Mis Florence Allard, Kapaa
Miss Nell Baldwin, Kapaa
Miss Hazel Brown, Kapaa
Miss Catherine Clanton, Eleele
Miss Ora Collins, Huleia
Miss Laura Corlett, Kekaha
Miss W. H. Cutler, Kauai High
Miss Lucile Dool, Eleele
Miss Priscilla Dyer, Makaweli
Miss Etta Fitzhugh, Kalaheo
Miss Angie Fox, Hanamaulu
Miss Gladys Gagliardo, Kapaa
Miss Dorothy Gooch, Hanamaulu
Miss Anna Hansen, Koloa
Miss Abbie Hill, Eleele
W. V. Hubert, Waimea
Miss Ethel Kelly, Kekaha
Miss Vera MacDonald, Koloa
Miss Helen McConnell, Hanamaulu
Waller E. Mooney, Mana
Miss Mooney, Mana
Miss Valentine Munn, Lihue
Miss Francis Murphy, Hanamaulu
Miss Florence Paine, Eleele
Miss Emily Roberts, Hanamaulu
Miss Ella Robinson, Kalaheo
Miss Ruby Scatina, Kapaa
Miss Delia Webb, Kapaa
Miss Florence Willetts, Kalaheo
Miss Mary Wilson, Kauai High
Miss Alice Wrigley, Makaweli
4. Through the Governor's office
and the transport service, we arranged
for adequato accommodations for all
Mainland teachers and for returning
Island teachers. On July 9th, Brig
adier General Frank T. Hines, Chief
of the transport service of the War
Department, wrote to Governor Mc
Carthy stating that arrangements
would be made in each case to supply
proper accommodations to those teach
ers enroute from San Francisco to
o. ins enclosed iorm letter was
mailed to every appointee early in the
"My dear Miss
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your transportation from the Coast to
1. It is your business to take the
initiative in this matter, and to en
deavor to secure passage. We do not
2. Teachers who have appointment
to teach in the public schools of Ha
waii are entitled to travel on the U. S.
Army Transports. The Governor of
Hawaii has officially approved your ap
plication for such transportation. For
full information, address the Embark
ation Service, U. S. Army Transports,
Fort Mason, San Francisco.
3. Mr. Phil B. Danky, 201 Monad
nock Building, San Francisco, is Coast
representative of the Hawai Promotion
Committee, and is endeavoring to as
sist all Coast teachers to secure trans
portation. We suggest that you also
write to him.
I 4. Schools will open on September
1 loth. It is necessary for you to be in
; Honolulu at least ten days before tnat I newspapers.
reads as follows:
"We enclose copy of a letter to our
Governor which is self-explanitory.
May we ask your assistance in taking
the necessary steps to inform the
teachers of your school, who have
been appointed for positions in this
Territory for next yearT
Thanking you for your kindness, I
beg to remain."
In many instances, teachers cancell
ed their appointments at the last mo
ment without informing the depart
ment. These cancellations were due
to higher salaries on the Mainland,
labor troubles on the Pacific Coast,
and difficulties In securing transporta
tion. There seems to have been some un
usual misunderstanding between the
Fort Mason transport officials and
those in Washington because many
teachers who should have obtained
their transportation at Fort Mason,
San Francisco, were referred to Wash
ington, where they received no satis
faction. It would require several para
graphs to explain the details of this
matter, but the gist of it is that gov
ernment red tape caused extraordi
nary delay and many teachers did not
The following letter which has just
been receiced is typical of scores of
letters we have received during the
past few weeks. Miss Fisher was ap
pointed to the Hilo High, School and
naa accepted her apopintment. We
had informed Mr. Jernegan that Miss
Fisher was coming. This letter is self-
i cannot, ooiain passage on any
boat coming to Honolulu until Christ
mas time. I wired Washington to see
about transports but cannot do anv
better than on the boats of the Steam
Ship Companies. Therefore, I wish to
resign the position as I cannot wait
that long. I have accepted a position
in the Pasadena High School and have
begun to teach there.
1 am very sorry about not being
able to take the Hilo position. I had no
idea that transportation conditions
were so bad when I accepted the pos
tion. I tried every way to secure pas
sage to Honolulu."
uur entire staff has been working
steadily throughout the summer cn
aeavoring to fill all vacancies. We
have spent many hundred of dollars in
cablegrams. In the majority of cases
however, teachers have failed us be
cause it was absolutely Impossible for
them to secure transportation.
rom what I know of the facts, it
seems to me that it will be necessary
for Hawaii to rely more and more upon
her own supply of properly qualified
teacners. The shortage upon the
Mainland is chronic and will continue
for at least several years. Many states
have salary schedules which are much
better than ours, and where the condi
tions of living are more, attractive.
During the past few years, word has
been spread throughout the West that
the teachers' cottages in these Islands
are in poor condition and absolutely
barren of furniture. Teachers also get
tired of living out of tin cans. We
know that tho accusations are not cor
rect but we have plenty of evidence
that they are widely circulited on the
Coast. This makes it difficult for us to
within the past two weeks, two
teachers, last year on Kauai, who had
been transferred to another Island at
their own request, went to their new
school, gave the teachers' cottage
(which was in very bad condition)
single inspection and resigned from
the service. They refused to teach
under those conditions. Many of the
teachers' cottages are in excellent con
dition and would be a credit to any
community, but the good news of this
is not widespread.
In conclusion, permit me to quote
from my recent address before the
Maui Civic Convention:
"The American newspaper is a most
potent factor in genuine Americaniza
tion and democratic community life.
It is the business of the public schools
to train boys and girls to be regular
and intelligent readers of American!
The foreign language i
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Read the Garden Island
; date, In time to make connection with
boats leaving for the other island to
' which you are assigned. If you are
I in your classroom on September 15th,
i you receive full salary for the month;
: if not, you receive only such fraction
j of it as you teach for the month.
. 6. You should also write to this
office for any detailed information, con
cerning local conditions, which you
A .xfcond letter, signed by our sec
ivtury, v;is sent later not only to
individual appointees but also to each
of the normal schools. This letter
press may be a necessary evil, but it;
certainly does not Americanize; In-1
deed, the very life of the foreign .
language press depends upon the
young people NOT learning to read !
English. The American newspaper Is '
one of the most powerful allies of the :
public schools, and should be support
ed in every feasible way." J
I shall be pleased to give you any
further detailed information concern
ing the schools.
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