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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, FEB. 3, 1920
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The Needs of the Rural
Schools In Hawaii
By P. H. COOLEY, Principal Kekaha
I (irmly believe that the most press.
Ing need of every rural school in Ha
waii is for some hall or large room
where community and school enter
tainments can be held. Without an
adequate place for such affairs the im
pulse toward a real community life in
the school Is halted at the very start.
It is true that many Bocial affairs can
be held out-doors in Hawaii, but the
outdoors, however, will not satisfy
every need. Plays, sociables, dances,
and the other things that amuse child
ren and keep them from passing their
time in more objectionable ways, all
need some place where they can be
given without depending on caprices
of weather or peculiarities of soil. The
Kauai red dirt, although wonderfully
rich, does not make a good floor for
sociables or parties. ,
More generous provisions for music
should be made in every rural school.
I think Kekaha's school should cer
tainly have a piano. AH children like
to sing, and the effect of music upon
the best in the child's nature can
hardly be over-estimated. The com.
munity hall should certainly have
electric lights if it is physically possible.
One of the school cottages at Ke
kaha school is over thirty years old.
It has been repainted at times, and
minor repairs have been made, but
the fact that it is over thirty years
old cannot be eliminated. It follows
per se that such a cottage is rat in
fested, worm-eaten, and altogether not
an entirely comfortable and sanitary
place to live. The larger school build
ing at Kekaha is not much better, in
fact, not in such a good state of re
pair as the school cottage. The teach
ers of Hawaii are a hard-working, con.
sclentious set of human beings and
should certainly have the benefit of
clean, attractive and cheerful sur
I should like to see a school shop
at Kekaha. At present we have no
shop and no school kitchen. Both are
necessary adjuncts of a good rural
school. The training acquired in shop
work will help every boy, no matter
what his future calling, to be a more
efficient man. It even serves its pur
pose in making necessary repairs
around the school. I believe that
every school shop more than pays
its own way, besides furnishing splend
did instruction to boys who are hand-
minded rather than head-minded. The
uses of a school kitchen in school are
so obvious as hardly to require repiti-'
tion. The practical instruction given
to girls in cookery, and the beneflcl.
ent results when food, good cooked
food, is sold to children suffering from
malnutrition and partial starvation,
both of there are forward steps in true
civilization. Provision should be made
to give children good food when they
can not buy it even at the low price
the school kitchen usually sets.
The ground space itself at Kekaha
is entirely Inadequate for a growing
school of this size. At present we
have not a oingle square toot to spare
for school gardens, for the simple
reason that we have not enough space
for playgrounds. An additional acre
of school ground would increase the
efficiency of the school 50 per cent.
The playground equipment of Ke
kaha school is better than is usual,
but no provision is made for renewal
or repair of 3uch equipment. We have
seesaws which now need repair, but
have no funds with which to repair
them. We have a basketball court,
but would have had no basketball ex
cept for the courtesy of the Kekaha
Sugar Company. We have a volley
ball court, but both net and ball will
need replacing very shortly. A good
school garden would provide funds for
such things, but we have no space for
this. I hopo that Hawaii will soon
recognize the value of physical play
to the extent that it will provide gen
erous amounts for athletic equipment
in all rural schools.
The question of toilets and sanita
tion is always a paramount one in the
rural school. The old-fashioned privy,
with all its disgusting features, is still
a fixture in most ofr our rural schools.
Such is the case at Kekaha school.
The boys' toilet, especially is provided
TIP TOP THEATRE
A PARAMOUNT - ARTCRAFT SPECIAL
FIRES OF FAITH"
Catherine Calvert Eugene O'Brien and Ruby de Remee
"SHE WKNT TO NEW YORK AND SHE HASN'T WRITTEN SINCE"
The lips of the prematurely grey mother quivered hh she tunnel away to wait to wait "till t-he
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"A Society Exile"
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picture with real power.
10th Chapter of "THE TIGER'S TRAIL"
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SATURDAY, FEB. 7
Billie Burke in "The Misleading Widow"
"Yes, my dear, lie was right under her hed! In the most shocking costume! Oh, it was
horrible my dearl She should be tarred and feathered ami driven from our midst!"
And can you imagine what he said when he came out! The very idea! How can such a
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with no urinals, and often causes much
unpleasantness. Such a condition can
easily be corrected by the installation
of patent toilets, but even these are
impossible at Kekaha, owing to the
poor water accomodations. The water
furnished to the school children to
drink is not only poor, being simply
liquid red mud in all rainy weather,
but the water pressure Is so low as
to prohibit the installation of modern
toilets. The water supply is the first
thing to remedy, if sanitary conditions
are to reach Anything resembling a
In conclusion I wish to emphasize
the point that one of the most pressing
needs of all is interest in our rural
schools. 'A'ithout this none of tin
things em mo-ated can hi. rr.uired, :r
will at least be acquired very slowly.
Call the attention of the people to
both the good and the bad things in
your school. Interest them in perpetu
ating the one and eliminating or im
proving the other, and we shall reach
the standard which our rural schools
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