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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY. FEB. 24, 1920
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THE GARDEN ISLAND
' Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOPPER - . Managing Editor
I'll E FOLLY OF THE STRIKE
Intelligent and fair minded peo
ple eannot fail to be impressed by
the convincing substance and the
temperate tone of the Planters'
broadside statement published
herewith on another page.
It is very evident that the strik
ing laborer hasn't much of a case
when it conies right down to the
real merits of it. Wheu the aver
age plantation laborer gets better
wages than the average school
teacher he has got to cry pretty
hard to make his grievance heard.
With the present rate of bonus
the only man who is suffering, is
the man who wont take advantage
of it and get out and work and
put in every day he can. And he
must be a knave or a fool, or both,
and he deserves to suffer.
Those golden days of great op
portunity are going by, days
when the ordinary laborer can
make $100 or $ 150 a month,.
they wont last forever. One of
these days we will settle back to
the old condition of things, low
prices and small bonus, and then,
as his prosperity fades -away, the
laborer will realize what a fool he
has been. Like the dog in the
fable, he is throwing away the
prosperity he has for the shadow
that he wants.
SUGAR IN CUBA
The estimated value of the Cuba
sugar crop for the coming season
is $800,000,000. The island has a
population of four and a half mil
lion, among whom this enormous
sum will be divided, so that if
everyone gets his fair share he
ought to be comfortably fixed.
Hawaii, from her sugar crop,
will realize about oneltenth of
this sum, and has approximately
one tenth of the population, so
that the material prosperity will
be about the same. Of course in
each case very much of the income
goes abroad for material and sup
plies, and in dividends to foreign
A New Source of Coal
LED AS LAMBS TO
More and more it is becoming
evident that the strike promoters
and fomentors are in the camp of
the Buddhist temples and the
There has been a good deal of
talk in these quarters, in days
gone by, about their ardent Anieri
canism, and how ready they were
to teach it. This is the practical
way they prove it!
The every day laborer has horse
sense enough to know that he has
a good thing in hand, and to peg
along, week days and Sundays
and make the most of it. If he
was let alone there would be no
strike, and we would all be inak
ing the most of our phenomenal
It is the priest and the languagi
school man who are Japanese to
the core, and who know no mor
about Americanism than a Jack
rauuit knows about ping pong,
who are stirring up all this
trouble with the able assistance
of the Japanese press. They are
urging the common man to cry
aloud, because he is so grievously
hurt. The common man doesn't
know where he is hurt and does
not know what to cry about, but
never mind, he has to do what he
A good many of us, heretofore.
have looked with kindly indulg
ence on these Buddhist priests
and Ilongwangi temples and lang
uage schools. We are beginning
to see the light vow.
A representative of the Jap
anese Federation of Labor visited
the Garden Island office last Sat
urday and tried to buy from one
to two pages of space for advertis
Some newspapers will take any
kind of advertising, but when we
become so impoverished that it
will be necessary to take that kind
of business or close shop we will
close shop. But our conscience
will not bother us for having aid
ed in the attempted Japauizatiou
of the industries of this Territory.
Attention is being called to the
value of Spitzbergen in these days
of coal shortage, and coal high
fcpitzbergen lies, as everyone
knows, far to the north of the
Scandnavan peninsula, well with
in the Arctic zone, and has been
neglected during all these centur
ies as a frozen waste of ice, entire
ly without value for any other
purpose. It seems now, however,
that it is one vast coal mine, as
well as rich in other minerals es
pecially iron. These two minerals
in close conjunction form a very
happy combination, and more and
more as this was realized, did the
islands become a much deserved
prize of the commercial nations.
America was among the first to
enter the field and begin to open
up the mines and demonstrate to
the world the possibilities of the
region in the way of coal product
ion. The American company was
lmwever, taken over in 1916 by a
Norwegian syndicate, and now the
l'eace Conference has confirmed
the Norwegian claims, and award
ed the islands to that country, but
on condition of an open door for
all nations to trade there.
From 1007 to 1918 two hundred
and fifty thousand tons of coal
were shipped. It is estimated
that this amount can easily be in
creaseu to a million tons a year
which will be a great find for suf
fering and needy Europe, and be
ing near at hand, with cheap and
easy water trausportion, will be
While the mineral resources of
Spitzbergen are almost unlimited
the development of them are very
much hampered by the long for
bidding winters. It is absolutely
ice-bound for nine or ten months
a year. This will hamper product
ion and especially will it limit
transportation as the harbors are
ice bound for all but a mouth or
two In tho summer.
Will Not buy the Cuban Crop
The McNary Act passed recent
ly by Congress authorizes the
President to buy the Cuban sugar
crop for the benefit of the United
States. The President, however.
will not exercise this right, for
two reasons: Cuba no longer
maintains a unified selling agency
with which the American govern
ment could deal to advantage, and
such large crops are expected
from sugar producing countries
including Hawaii, Porto Rico and
the United States, that the level of
prices is almost certain to fall in
the near future.
In spite of the fact that the Jap
anese press is largely responsible
for the present strike, which, if
successful, would be the ruination
of the industries of these Islands,
some business men patronize these
printing plants regularly be
cause they can get cheap work.
Every sore throat is a danger sig
nal, says the United States Public
Health Service, and nfty indicate
some acute, infectious disease, such
as diphtheria or scarlet fever. Take
uo uhances. Have a physician make
n immediate examination. A few
hours delay may cause death.
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