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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY NOV. 11, 1919
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNKTII C. HOI'PKU
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE
Eflitnr Garden Island I see by your
editorial of Nov. 4th that you found
"a discredit to our Island" In the fact
"that we are' short soir.o $730 on our
quota," referring of course to the as
sessment levied upon Kauai for a $5,
O0O.0UO "Memorial" to Theodor: Roose
velt. I have refrained from expressing
opinion upon this subject, as 1 did not
wish to interfere with the action of any
one regarding the same. Bui when you
inform your numerous readers, here
and abroad, that "this is a discredit to
our Island which we all lught tc regret
and resent." I think 1 have a personal
right to ask you to print a few lines
from me either in jour lit.uary column
or as an advertisement for v. Lich you
may send me the bill.
H should be generally known that
"i l.coi.uie Iloosevek was elected Vice
rrcsii'.cnt. ot i-ie L'. S. whn Win. lit
Kinie;- was elected 'rt siilcnt. lor th
scco.i'i time. By the assassin ition ot
.. Ki.i', lie ..rcuie P.vskleni , ben
t . i.i Uitfo i'lfSMlciii
wj ..iu.i u la. i.owrt.
. v u i, I 'll.. i. i f the t'omiiii-'sion to
Hi..e civ.; uove.'Uiueiit in the
i lies, li 'ItL'3 laft ."-s recaileO
. w cue z '' :e of Kliua Hoji as
. .. ot War :n lwjsewli s eabi
. .. -he Iriendutiip between Roose
. . a., ...It iicuiue so suong tint in
o Ko ;;e'. c'.t rciused re-uoaiiii itio:'
; a .u. ..tod taut Tuft sliou.d be nonu
.i ied(;:s the "best fitted ' ri. n in ihe
i amy; v. inch was doae, and Tall
w ,s elected.
'to . seveit went en his shoot ins es
.. cuiti -i., :.t the expense arid lor the
.neu of buiitliscnian Institute, bui
i cumin bci'jri: Mr. Taft had quite
..u.i,ned h:s term. The mwi; than
brotherly leve was not resumed: on
tne contrary it was decided that al
though Mr. Taft had been re-nominated
by the Republican party, in due
foim and order, a new party of Mug
.-. Miups biicuid be foimud. under the
inspiring Wai-cry of "We want Teddy!
We want Teddy!"
It is probably well remembered that
our Islands were represented in this
galaxy of wise and freed politicians by
that genial spirit known to his friends
as "Our Jack," and also by a former
Governor, for whom "Jack" had been
secretary. The Governor not being as
well known to me as "Jack" is. I must
refer to my encyclopedia of important
subjects and people. I find "Carter.
George R.. . American, politician: C.
Honolulu, Hawaii. lStifi: was educated
at Phillips Andover College and Yale
University. In 1S91 he was appointed
Hawaiian Consul at Seattle, Wash. He-
returned to Honolulu in 1806, and was
Governor of Hawaii by appointment
of President Roosevelt, l'JU3-7." This
probably accounts for "Jack" and his
former boas joining the Mugwumps,
That was but a fair return for former
favors of President Roosevelt. I only
want to trace the responsibility.
Well, the Mugwump Convention was
held, and "We want Teddy" was the
"soundingiut" if not the soundest argu
ment for the putting of "two Rich
nionds in the field." When the smoke
of battle blew away it was found that
there were not enough "Wc want
Teddy" votes, nor "duplicates" for
Taft, so that the schoolmaster from
Jersey rang the bell and called the
boys in for order3 for the next four
years. It was not to be wondered at
that they found the surroundings
strangs, for they had been off the job
for many a day: but they made them
selve3 "at homo" and soon had the
"ways and means" under good control
I don't remember what snrings Col
Roosevelt Visited "for his health," but
I think most of the Mugwumps went
to very poor houses, recently vacated
by the regular voters for Bryan. But
we want to remember t'.iat all the er
rors of the succeeding four years
migh' have been prevented, or at least
replaced by others, if Colouol Roose
velt had not been successful (if not
fortunate) in the formation of his
Mugwump party. Being too old to long
crrry grudge. I am sure that oven
t.ie ru ling of Col. Roosevelt's "Fear
f'...'l and Take Your Own Part" did not
'o -m ..ny feeling of animosity. But
".to.-,. i the suffocation of. o;
v t- r ,;3e r OilO 000 af
'' , iKI .'. mor.riner.t (or some
cf n ire) fo- Tlv-otlort
; e:t d'd strl'-e me very foreibl
n 'ter th'.t he himself, won!
' e ' o, : nd when wo think of the
i:. .:t !'?a tlr.t tims mikej ev
it n our esli'iirtion or opinions, ii
..'v !ruves the uncertainty of most
-rif):v ,, t.inible things.
Xow "Pe'ir God and Take Your Own
is noh!n.j now. Colonel Roose
r'.' o"i;'n't have mennt ou should
i c t ie porcon-.l feeling of fear, o
npreht r.bion of v'.l." Wc ar
' . ill or shou!d '.-el that God ia the
:ne o: highest point of all that we
h ive education to conceive as good
Wbi'L Colonel Roonevelt meant (if he
me:int anything) was "Fear to do what
you know is evil, and don't be afraid
Bu I am afraid Col. Rooeevol! (like
myself and a few others) sometimes
DID do what he should have feared to
do. or not have done, viz: to form that
party or combination of bore heads
that nominated him for the Presidency
:n opposition to the Republican nomi
nee. Here's where he didn't do as he
knew he ought to do. His preaching
might have been stronger if his prac
lice had been different.
Next, I object to any coteiei (except
the Government) dicating to me when
and how 1 shall give anything I may
possess. "A joke is a joke." but this
imitating the Government in its most
empiric methods is getting played out
Quota is a word that mi'ht he applied
to the brain as well as to the pocket.
In his book. Col. Roosevelt com
plains bitterly, or makes charges
against President Wilson. But he does
not inform us why. or give reason for
the election of Mr. Wilson to the Presi
dency. Was there any reason beyond
the fact that Col. Roosevelt drew away
too many votes, himself, from the regu
lar Republican nominee? If so, I
should like to know It. Up to now 1
have always looked upon Mr. Wilson's
election as a dispensation; for Col.
Roosevelt and the Mugwumps not
Fearing God and voting the straight
ticket. They say "lightning never
strikes twice in the samo place," but
it looked mightily like It when Hi
Johnson's state of California elected
Mr. Wilson a second time! If "evil
communications corrupt good man
ners." Col. Roobevelt may have that to
answer for, as well as his "original
Xow please remember I am not find
ing fault with honoring the dead. But
object to this "lottery ticket" sort of
a way of doing things. It is getting to
be a fashion of handing round (not the
hat) but a subscriotio'i paper, s.r.d pei-
haps some people are cowed into doing
more than they can afford. Any way
it is ungentlemanly and unladylike
and it should never be done save in a
most restricted way and among well
viiown people. Honolulu has been the
scene of this habit for many years,
jnd I have heard it animadverted upon
uy strangers of good breeding. It
:rew up from the town people being
i.iiniliary known to ench other, at a
me when a stranger was rara avis.
I remain yours truly,
Z. S. SPALDING.
Waimea Y Banquet
Waitnca hotel presented a festive
.scene Saturday night, Nov. 1, when
eighty-eight young men of that vicin
ity met around the banquet tables ar-
lUiiged by the Y.M.C.A. Much credit
s due the hotel management for the
uountiful and tasty menu provided.
ihe accommodations were taxed to
full capacity, the tables being spread
in the main dining room, the passage
way, lobby and lanai. Music was fur
nished by a skillful Waimea quintette,
graciously supplemented by Mrs. Sin
clare Robinson at the piano.
Mr. Brandt, president of the Kauai
Y.M.C.A., officiated at toastmaster and
called on a number of speakers after
outlining the purpose of the occasion
and the aims of the Association. Mr.
Brandt said that the work of the
Young Men'sChristian Association was
"to call out and develop all the good
qualities in every young man" and
that the immediate purpose of the oc
casion was to get better acquainted
and consider plans for the future.
Mr. Warner followed with a Bpeech
commending the response and enthus
iasm of the young men of Waimea.
He made a number of suggestions for
a larger and better service of the Y.
M. C. A. to Waimea community, and
said steps were being taken to secure
a permanent club house in Waimea.
Mr. Warner closed his remarks with
a toast to Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Nagata,
bride and groom, to which all respond
ed. Mr. Damkroger, representing the
association at Makaweli, spoke on the
value of athletics in teaching Ameri
canism and humorously delivered a
series of challenges from Makaweli
athletes to the Waimea lads in base
ball, volley ball and basket ball.
Mr. Walworth mentioned particular
features of the work of the Y on
Kauai and its expanding activities. He
then called for a standing expression
of the willingness of Waiinua young
men to get back of the Y.M.C.A. and
its larger plans. There was a unani
Rev. Mr. Carver spoke pleasantly,
laying great emphasis on the relig
ious aspect of the Y. He also highly
commended the work of the night
schools and cited several personal in
stances of young men who had been
much benefited by the Y night schools
n which he had served as a eacher.
Mr. Crowell was called upon. He
expressed surprise that he should be
sked to speak when he "came to eat."
Je showed however in his remarks
evidence of serious thinking and ex
horted the young men of Waimea to
spend their leisure time in the use of
,'ood literature and wholesome rec
reation. Mr. Nagata, just returned from
Japan, told of the growth of the Y. M.
C. A. in Japan since his last visit
there; he found Y. buildings in every
Mr. Sinclair Robinson was present
but asked to be excused from speaking.
Mr. Yamasse was called on to repre
sent the young men, which he did in
a brief speech, asking for unity and
cooperation on the part of Waimea
young men in carrying out the Y pro
gram. Yamasse is a proven and popu
lar leader and his unselfish enthusi
asm is appreciated.
The following ladies graced the oc
casion with their presence at the
speakers' table: Mrs. Brandt, Mrs.
Sinclair Robinson, Mrs. Damkroger,
Mrs. Nagata, Mrs. Walworth and Mrs.
THE REV. CARVER AT LIHUE
The Rev. Mr. M. E. Carver, pastor
of the Foreign Church of Waimea, will
preach in the Lihue Union Church
next Sunday evening evening, at 7:30
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And the rim is wide enough for a comfortable set!
The edge is nearer the floor so t lie kiddies can climb in and out
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