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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 1920
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOPPER
I Hi. SCUDDER AX It
Why all this hue and cry about
Dr. Scudder's article in the Friend
on the liolsheviki? It is an intelli
gent, instructive, temperate paper,
which every thinkiug person ought
to read, one which ought to min
ister very materially to our clearer
understanding of a clouded and
implicated issue. Most of us, up
to the present, have been in a cul
pable condition of ignorance in re
gard to the Holshpviki, the Soviets,
the Zemstvos, the Pumas, Lenine,
Trotzky and all the rest of it.
About the only thing that we have
known with certainty was that
it was all Russian a mixed up
mess of things sinister and de
structive, that we didn't waut to
have anything to do with. Dr
Scudder is the first man who has
given us any clear, comprehensive
information about them, and we
ought to be grateful to him.
He has been in Siberia; he has
seen the liolsheviki at first baud,
presumably he knows what they
are better than most of us do
When out of this first hand exper
ience, and on the judgment of
a sane and responsible man of af
fairs, who knows what he is talk
ing about, he says they aren't so
bad: and when farther he gives
us some of the evidence to sub
stantiate this temperate conclus
ion, there doesn't seem to be any
occasion to fly oil the handle and
berate him because the Bolshe
viks aren't the monsters of in
iquity that we had painted them
Dr. Scudder says he likes the
Bolsheviks, he has a perfect right
to like them if he wants to. Wi
don't nave to like them because he
He says they are doing a fine
work for Russia. That's all right
we are glad to know it. Let them
keep right on Russia needs it bad
enough ! .
But let them stay in Russia ; we
don't need them in America, and
we don't want them there. He tells
us that Russia possesses a social
soul developed beyond that of any
other people on earth ; also that
the Russian people are dark and
uncultured; also, and this is the
vital point to us they make no
bones of leading the way to a uni
versa I socialist state. Tins is
where we draw the line. Let them
develop their social souls to their
heart's content iu Russia: let
them 'develop their ideals and
work out their experiments to
their full satisfaction, among
themselves; but when it comes to
, cramming them down our throats,
that's where we draw the line,
and draw it hard.
By their fruits shall ye know
them.. When they have garnered
in the ripened and wholesome
fruits of Bolshevism, and we have
sampled thpin and satisfied our
selves that they are good, then
if we want Bolshevism, it will be
in order fori us, voluntarily to
adopt it, but to have Bolshevism
thrust down our throats, the
Lord preserve us from any such
the coining generation into that
sound physique which is the basis
of happiness and well being.
We beg to call attention to the
jiotice elsewhere in our columns
lf the temporary closing of the
Kukuiolono Park because of the
high cost of labor, and the diffic
ulty of keeping the same.
The closing of this most popu-
ar and creditable institution is
public misfortune much to be
egretted. Presumably this clos-
ng will involve neglect and re
trogression that later will have
o be paid for by largely increas-
d cost which will be most un
fortunate. and bad business.
NEW EYES FOR
BOYS AND GIRLS
A BENEFICIAL ENTERPRISE
We would most heartily com
mend the proposed inauguration
of a dairy by the Lihue plantation
A sufficient and wholesome suj
ply of milk has become one of th
absolutely vital necessities of
life, at any rate so far the chil
dren are concerned. In the inter
est of stable and efficient labor
in the interest of coinmunitv
health, in the interest of physi
fal development, milk is a very
A dairy will be good business
we believe, in various different
ways, direct as well as indirect.
It will also be good philanthropy
and humanity; it will minister
to the welfare and happiness of
the whole community, and will
help very materially to build up
All progress It based on curi
osity. Only to the Inquiring
J mind does enlightenment come,
T and there can be no such thing
as an education which Is regard
less of those things that Immed
iately surround us the earth,
the vegetables, the flowers, the
trees, the rocks, the birds, the
streams, the animals, the skies,
and those machines through
which the forces of nature
work. I am conscious every
day of the defects In my early
education, for I should have
been taught, first of all, not tech
nical botany, but the nature of
plants, the difference between
plants, and the nature of the
layers of the earth, and the dif
ference between them, and all
those other things that would
make a walk or a drive a con
stant panorama of delight.. As It
is, I have walked through the
world almost blindfolded. Your
program is to give new eyes to
boys and girls, and men and
FRANKLIN K. LANE.
A. A . A.. A. A. A. A A A A - -- -- - -- A.
CHILDREN GROWING UP ILLITER
ATE, SAYS CHILDREN'S
One-Fourth of Those Examined Could
Not Read and Write All Native
That many American-born children
are growing up illiterate is asserted by
the Seventh Annual Report of the
Chief of the Children's Bureau of the
United States Department of Labor,
As proof the bureau points to figures
collected in connection with the admin
Istration of the child labor act of 1916,
which was later declared unconstitut
ional. They cover five States in which
the employment of children was gen
Of the 19,696 children between 14
and 16 years old to whom certificates
were issued, more than one-fourth
could not write their names legibly,
Nearly 10 per cent had never gone be
yond the' flrU grade and considerably
more than half were in the fourth
grade or lower when they left school.
Only about 3 per cent were in eighth
grade, and about 1 in 100 had reached
"These children are native Ameri
cans," says the report. "Of the whole
number, only 24 were foreign born The
responsibility for their neglect Is not
merely a local one. The United States
Isnow offering to the States financial
assistance and expert advice In provid
ing for tho vocational education of the
children. A similar national policy
might well be followed in regard to
"It is generally agreed that the edu
cational opportunities offered the rural
child are inferior to those offered the
children in cities or industrial towns,
Illiteracy is everywhere higher in the
n-ral than the urban population. Un
less prompt attention be given the
problem the children of the present
generation will not be acnurcd at least
the elementary education which every
citizen in a republic should have. We
surely can not afford to ignore the
need of a national guaranty of at least
an elementary education for all the
children of the country."
ATHLETIC INTRODUCTION April 7 to 10. Dally Centennial Tennis
Tournament authorized by National Tennis Association under
auspices of Beretania Tennis Club. '
SATURDAY, April 10 Afternoon: Centennial Field and Track Meet.
SUNDAY, April 11 "THE HERITAGE OP THE PAST."
Forenoon and evening: Centenary services in all the Churches.
MONDAY, April 12 DAY OF REUNIONS ANNIVERSARY OF LAND
ING AT KAILUA. Mission Children's Society reunion and recept
ion. Evening: Mission Play, "Romance of Reality," under auspices
of Punahou School.
TUESDAY, April 13 DAY OF HISTORICAL PAGEANT-DRAMA.
- 9:00 A. M. Conference on Americanization. Address to practical
educators, by Prof. Henry Suzzalo, University of Washington, Seat
tle. Open Forum. Afternoon: "A CENTURY , OF CHRISTIAN
LIVING IN HAWAII," a Pageant-Drama produced on the slopes of
Rocky Hill, Punahou, in nine historical pictures from the reign of
Kamehameha the Great to present day. (This is not the Paradise of
Floats, which is on April 15.) Evening: Oriental Drama, "A Thous
and Years Ago," by Mills Institute students.
WEDNESDAY, April 14 EDUCATION DAY. 9:00 A. M.: Conference
of all interested in Education. Address, "What Shall Our School
Teach?", by Prof. H. B. Wilson, Superintendent of Public Schools,
Berkeley. Open Forum. 8:00 P. M.: Citizens' Meeting in Kawal
ahao Church. Address,- "How to Make Americans," Prof Henry
Suzzalo; music under leadership of Miss Margaret Cooke.
THURSDAY, April 15 CIVIC AND INDUSTRIAL DAY. 9:00 A. M.:
Mass Meeting of Women in Kawalahao Church. Address, "Tomor
row's Messages to the American Woman," President Amelia Reln
hardt, Mills College. 3:30 P. M.: INDUSTRIAL PARADE through
downtown streets historical events portrayed in floats. 8:00 P.
M.: Citizens' Rally in Kawaiahad Church. Address, "Tomorrow's
Message to Today in Civic Life," by Henry Van Dyke, D.D..L.L.D.;
musical program under the leadership of Mrs. Annie Brown Hall.
FRIDAY, April 16 HAWAIIAN DAY. 12 noon: Luau at War Memor
ial Park, Kapiolani Park, Waikikl. Afternoon: Water Sports at
Waikiki Beach. 8:00 P.M.: HAWAIIAN SONG CONTEST between
teams from Hawaii, Maui, Molokai, Oahu and Kauai.
SATURDAY, April 17 RECREATION DAY. 10:00 A.M.:Hoike. Ha
waiian Religious Dramatics. 12:30 P. M.: Luncheon at Armory,
auspices Honolulu Chamber of Commerce, addresses by Mainland
Speakers. 2:30 P.M.: Centennial Regatta. 8:00 P.M.: A. A. U.
CENTENNIAL SWIMMING MEET. Entries, Duke Kahanamoku,
Ethelda Bllebtroy, Charlotte Boyle and others.
SUNDAY, April 18 RELIGION'S SUMMONS TO HIGH ADVENTURE.
Forenoon: Services in all Churches. Especiol call to all people to
attend their own churches to hear the messages of the call of the
coming century. Mainland Speakers. 7:30 P.M.: In the Armory.
Grand Closing Union Religious Service. Music by the United Is
land Choruses and Honoluulu church choirs. Addresses by Presi
dent Tasuku Harada, Doshisha University, Dr. James L. Gorden, of
MONDAY, April 19: .ANNIVERSARY OF1 BATTLE OF LEXINGTON
AND OF MISSIONARY LANDING ON OAHU. 4:00 P.M.:Priscilla
Tea. 8:00 P.M. CENTENNIAL SWIMMING MEET, . Concluding
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LIHUE UNION CHURCH
There will be services at the usual
hour next Sunday. Rev. J. O. Warner
will be the speaker, using this theme:
"The By Products of Christian Mis
sions." This subject is very appro
priate upon the first Sunday of the
CCcntennial. All who do not go to
Honolulu no most cordially invited
to be present. The following Sunday
there will be no service.
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