Newspaper Page Text
THE OABDEN ISLAND.' TUESDAY DtC. 16, 1919
Dr. W. W. Baldwin, of Maul, has
recently published a little pamphlet
on Tuberculosis which should be wide
ly circulated and read all over the
Islands. It would be especially helpful
for use in the schools, and every child
of Intelligence should read it and as
simiiaie the information contained
Mors Common Than we Suppose
It seems that the disease is very
much more common even than most
people suppose. "We all, except the
few who live in Isolated regions, be
come infected with the disease during
childhood, and this primary Infection
acts as a sort of vaccination and we
aro rendered practically immune
against farther outside Infection."
Thereafter the danger of infection
comes mainly from the germs we al
ready have within us, that we pick up
in childhood, and that have been lying
dormant in our systems for many
A very important fact In this con
nection Is that an infection in baby
hood does not act as a vaccination,
but the disease passes immediately to
the acute stage and results fatally.
Between the ages of two and4ourUn
the disease generally takes a mild
form, but after that period, .say from
15 to 40, the disease is very virulent,
and it is during this period that the
dread disease does its jnost fatal work,
and gathers in ,& -harvest that aggre
gates one-third .of .all the .deaths in
the country from all causes.
In view of these facts there are two
or three practical lossons that we may
draw and emphasize most sharply.
Carefully Guard Infants
First, infants under two years must
be most carefgully guarded against
infection, since if they are exposed
they become Infected very easily and
are unable to throw off the disease.
If any one in the house has tubercu
losis, such infants are subjected to the
gravest peril. Infants should not be
taken to the movies, or to church, or
any other public gathering. A dirty
home is always dangerous at any pe
riod of childhood, for the germs may
lurk in the dust of a house In great
numbers, and the child is always
crawling about the floor.
After this early stage, the danger
from infection in this way Is not so
great and indeed it is actually desir
able that a mild form of Infection
should be contracted, which will act
as a sort of vaccination to Immunize
Build up the Constitution
Second, for the prevention of the
disease. In general, build up the
constitution, make the body strong
and healthy, and it will defend itself
from the Inroads of the disease. Ex
ercise and fresh air are important
means to this end. Proper housing
conditions, with clean, not over
crowded houses, are vital. The re
moval of diseased tonsils and ade
noids: the proper care of the teeth;
these are important factors of the de
fense. Proper food and Diet
But most important of all 1b prop
er food and diet, a community that
has proper food and plenty of it, and
properly cooked,, has a low percent
age of tuberculosis patients.
Now what is proper food, or a
Two Very Vital Elements
A great, deal of public attention has
been called to this subject during the
war and we have a much more intel
ligent understanding if Jt in conse
quence,' but there are one or two as
pects of the .matter- that have not
been popularly grasped. There are
certain factors which are vital to a
proper diet, and these .are essential.
That everyone knows.. And they
must be taken in proper proportions.
A "balanced ration" is very impor
tant. The Orientals live too much
on rice;' the Portuguese too much on
four; the HawaUans too .much on pot
and sweet-potato. "But in recent
years it has been discovered
that there is something besides a"
balancing of the food that must be
considered; there are two other food
elements, whose chemical composi
tion has not been determined yet,
which are absolutely necessary to
maintain life. These elements have
received the strange names "water-soluble-B"
and fat-Boluble-A." The
former is abundant in most foods,
though it Is badly lacking in some,
for instance rice, hence the develop-J
ment of berl-berl in exclusive rice
eaters. Tat-soluble-A" on the con
trary is comparatively rare In nature,
and the scarcity of It does great
Three Essential Elements
It is abundant, so far as we know,
in only three kinds of food, namely
in milk and Its products, butter,
cheese, etc. In eggs, and in greens
spinach, lettuce, etc. and the moBt
of this trio is milk!
Importance of Milk
The moral is that we must have
milk, no matter what it costs. The
dairyman must be encouraged to the
end that every community may have
an abundant supply of good milk. And
they are an absolute necessity,
very large factor of our living
larger than it has been heretofore
with most people.
Use More Greens
In addition to milk we should use
more greens than we do. Many peo
ple have had the idea that greens,
salads etc. were a fad were padding
or fancy frills, whereas we know that
they are an absolutely necessity.
They are not only palatable and whole
some, they are vital and we can't af
ford to pass them by slightingly. And
we are particularly favored in these
Islands in that they are always easily
available and always in season. They
should never be wanting on our tables.
You can buy one piece ol
dinnerware at the same price
it would cost in a 100 piect
set. Thus with open stock
dinnerware the problem oi
replacement is solved.
You can start set with a
few pieces and then add tt
them from time to time a
your needs remand or youi
Sample plates for selection
sent at your expense
Fifty patterns to choose front
"The House of Housewares"
K4 mm. e s. a. u t. . i..
5 Passenger Touring Car
3 Passenger Roadster
Have Arrived at Likue, Kauai
for immediate delivery
Touring - $1275
Roadster - 1275
1 to 1 1-2 ton Truck Chassis $1625 at
Demonstration by appointment
See MrJKephart at Lihue Hotel
The Pond Company Ltd.
Honolulu, T. H.
Coming- Wednesday Dec. 24th at the Tip Top
The Greatest Comedy Success of the Season "THE BETTER 'OLE" I
TIP TOP THEATRE
Supported by Theodore Roberts and Wanda Hawley
in "Secret Service99
Xo dramatic play, writttcn, spoken or screened lias ever approached tin romantic interest of
''Secret Service " In it are love, suspense, action and surprise.
11th Chapter of PEARL WHITE
Weekly News Up to Date
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 18
WILLIAM FOX PRESENTS
THE LOVE AUCTION"
A Sensational Drama of Metropolitan Iligli Life. A Picture. That is Sure ta please all.
10th Episode of "THE HAND OF VENGEANCE"
Weekly News Up to Date
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 19
" The Avalanche"
"If she could only win, she could replace the money mid he would never know. Frantically
she plays and " In THE AVALANCHE there's a gripping story filled with drama. All
the regal selendor of Elsie Ferguson's charm will be found in this tale of the lure of gambling
which almost conquered a woman's soul.
Third Chapter of "THE TIGER'S TRAIL" with Ruth Roland
Pathe Weekly - Up-to-date
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20
Dorothy Gish in 'Nugget Nell
A burlesque travasty on the Wild and Movie West when Nell wanted "glad rags" she went
right out and took 'em with the persuasion of a threatening muzzle. And yet when she was
all dolled up "the city chap remained unimpressed Put Nell battles on. When all the perils
aro overcome well its one real fine picture and to till you about it would spoil it. See it!
15th Chapter The of "The Brass Bullet"
Weekly News Up-To-Date
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21
EDDIE POLO in
"The Lure of the Circus"
THE GREATEST SERIAL FILM EVER SHOWN
In 18 thrilling Weekly Episodes
Daring, Dashing, Fearless Eddie Polo the Premier Thrill Maker of the I'niverse has surpassed
his own amazing record as a chance-taker in this supreme Serial Production. Never in the his
tory of the people's entertainment have so many hairbreadth and death-defying "stunts" been as
scmdled in a single picture. See the fascinating drama of love and life, staged under the flaming
banners of the spreading Big Tops.
A Selected Feature Picture
Weekly News Up To Date
The Wailua Homesteaders
The lucky ones in the recent Wailua
homestead drawing are out daily look
ing over the land, and making their
tentative selections; and in their
minds have chosen the best lots per
haps many times over. The privilege
ot taking two of these lots at once of
course cuts the number ot these lucky
ones down by halt, so that there are
not going to be more than eight or
ten ot them at best.
The competitive selection is to be
made on the 23rd of December, after
which they will have 0 days to get
onto the land for residence and begin
This will take some "hustling" and
will mean that there will be a great
scramble to get building mutei 'al,
fencing material, and other equipment,
onto the ground and into place. Later
there will be another great scramble
to get the clearing, etc., done in time
to get the crop in before too late.
All this is going to take a good deal
of ehterprise, energy and executive;
and also a good deal ot capital; home
steading isn't going to be all sunshine
and roses by any meanB. But there
will be generous returns for the man
who sees it through successfully.