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THE OABDEIf ISLAND. TUESDAY, MAY 11, 1920
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
... SUNDAY MOVlllft ...
The county KuitcrviwtrH, on the
3rd lny of liiHt-Heptcmhcr, mhn(h1
Ordinance No. 1.1, providing for
the exhibition of moving pictures
of an nlitvatinnal or hlhiiml char
acter in the County of Kauai on
Humlayn, and providing rcNtric
Wi! would like to enquire if the
filthy, rotten and NiiggeHlive thing
that wan thrown on the Hcreen hint
Sunday night couich under that
head? If ho, we will have to re
vine our opinion of education and
religion. And we will venture a
wager that every put-cut who had
n child in the Tip Top theatre
Sunday evening would have given
a great deal not to have had the
There are two moving picture
companion furnishing fcatnrcH for
the Kuual circuit. One of thein
turiiH out, iin a tiHiial thing, good,
clean picturcH, while the other ih
juHt the reverse, and to inflict
these latter pictures on the pubic
is an insult.
There may be no way of prevent
ing the exhibition of these pict
urcH during the week, but their
exhibition on Sundays can be pro
hibited. Ordinance No. Ill, Section 4,
"In cane any person holding a UcenHo
for conducting a Sunday moving pic
ture allows nhnll exhibit any (llino of
tn educational or bllillcnl ehnrneotr or
within tho hours proscribed ho shall
not bo entlttlod thereafter for a pe
riod of threo months to receive any
auch llcenso and fchnll bo guilty of n
ntisdomennor for which ho nhnll by a
fine of not more than flOO, for the
first offense, In case of a second of
fense such person nhnll not be entitled
thereafter for a period of six months
to rocvive any such license and shall
ho puniHhed by a tine of not more than
$2no.no. The Treasurer shall have the
right to deny any such license to such
porson violating the provisions of this
ordlnnnce even though no criminal
proceedings aie instituted."
Section 5 of this ordinance states
thnt "The Treasurer may require any
applicant to exhibit to him such fllmn
which tho said applicant may desire
to exhibit at a Sunday moving picture
show whereby he mny ascertain
whether such film or Aims are of an
educational or biblical character."
Mr. Fernandez is not responsi
ble for the kind of pictures the
distributors send him, but he is
rcKpmisihle if he thrown thoxe, pic
Inn an thv screen, and it is up
to him to protect his patrons by
knowing what he is going to ex
hibit before hand.
Saturday, May, (he eighth, will
stand out as a glial day in the his
tory of Kauai. Kor it was then
that the army sea planes made
the first flight from Honolulu
here, lauding in llanamaulu bay
at S:,'t() in the morning.
It was a thrilling sight to see
those two machines together with
the little laud plane, Aloha Ha
waii come along sailing in out of
the distant nowhere and making
straight for their appointed des
tination with the unerring in
stinct of a homing bird.
It stirred the imagination and
quickened the emotions and like
wise remind us that our dear
old I'ncle Sam is able to protect
us with our eagle eye while we go
about our daily business.
WE" GO UP IN THE AIR
Wo always said we would HKo tn
ride in an aeroplane, and certainly
would If ever offered the chance.
Well, the chnnco came yesterduy,
and kind of caught us off our guard.
Pilot Kern dropped Into the sanctum
sanctorum and invited us to take a joy
ride among tho clouds.
"Of courso we wanted to fly and in
tended to some time, but we were not
just ready at that time in fact we did
not see how we could get away just
then. We were not afraid we just
couldn't spare the time, that was nil.
Maybe we could spare the time some
Fern didn't seem to get the drift of
our remarks, as he expressed himself
aa highly pleased with our decision to
go skylarking with him. and as ho
went out the door he said he would ex
pect us at Waipoull at 2 o'clock sharp.
Tho upshot of the matter was that,
m certainly lady in our establishment
decided the matter for us by casually
remarking that she did not think a
person should go up If they were
Of course, that settled It we
WOULD go up, and if anything hap
The sensation of flying is entirely
different from what we expected It
to be. After the first mad race along
the ground, when you thing the mach
ine Is going through the fence in front
will tta "twiirs":f-jrou afck him-. 1 Wo
wanted a stunt, but could not quite do
elite l no matter by saying so, so we
waited, rather anxiously, to see if he
would turn his head and ask if we
wanted a thriller we wanted him to,
but hoped he wouldn't.
UK nil)! When nway up over Wat
poul!. Kern rhut oft the motor, and
turnink his head around, asked it wo
should do a "tall spin." We shut our
eyes and said "yes,"
WOW! We got our thrill!
A great deal has been said and writ
ten ubout the joys ol autoniobiling over
our line roads, and the beautiful scen
ery to be seen on such trips. Dear
people. If you want n real Joy ride If
you want to ro what a really beauti
ful spot on this earth's surface our
"Harden Island" is, by all means take
a trip with my friend Kern.
Do You Want Some
Nice Fresh Vegetables?
How muny people are aware of the
fact that the Samuel Mahclona Hospl
tal farm has acres and acres of the
finest kind of ranch produce for sale
and extremely retonablo in price
We were not aware of it. until we went
out there on the invitation of Kred
should be acted upon without deay.
You will agree with me that the
present hotel accomodations on Kauai
are not only Inadequate, but really In
ferior. I do not wish to condemn, but
am simply calling attention to condi
tions as they exist on the "Garden Is
The. Country Club suggestion seems
to me to open a way to improve our
hotel accommodations, as far as the
tourist Is concerned at least. Why
noe erect a few cottages, of moderate
size, around the grounds of the Coun
try Club? Don't crowd them as close
as possible around the main club
building, but Allow each as much land
as It Is possible to spare, and plant
each yard with our tropical trees. The
Country Club site as already selected
really offers the best that the Island
can boast; cool location, beautiful
bathing, good boating on the Wallua
river, the natural beauties of which
are alone a great attraction. Now
with al of this let's put In the best
golf course in the Hawaiian Islands,
and advertlso It as such. This will
get the tourist here, and it Is ample
to keep him here if we will only look
after his material welfare as well.
The club could bo so regulated that
catering for a few tourists would not
greatly add to the expense of opera
tion; a small staff of employes Is
necessary In any case.
Let us take a glance at Kauai's
bnlance sheet. Her assets are legion,
wonderful scenery, good roads, fine
beaches, awe-lnsplring canyons, beau
tiful parks, monthly tourist-steamer
service, free advertising from differ
ent sources and a prospective tourist
travel. Our liabilities Inadequate and
Inferior hotel accommodations, and
worst of all a population wholly In
different to anything but their own
Immediate interests, this applies to
We should have Island pride enough
to wish to overcome our Indifference,
especially as wo are soon to have
tourists in our midst. These tourists
should leave Kauai with as good an
Impression as possible, and the desire
to return again. This, is hardly to bo
expected under existing conditions.
Are we going to remedy these adverse
conditions, or are we Just going to
sit back and let things drift as usual?
Are we colng to allow tourlSts to leave
here with a bitter feeling of having
been fleeced, and a fixed idea that
Kauai, the so-celled "Garden Island"
Is tho only one of the larger Hawaiian
Islands that does not give the tourist
a fair deal, that the advertisements
are far superior to the real article
Other Island Notes
(From our special correspondent)
Supervising Principals Struggle
The supervising principals from all
the Islands have been in session dur
ing this last week struggling with the
problems of the overcrowded schools
and the lack of teachers. The worst
conditions of congestion are in Hilo
where there are some S00 children
with no proper school rooms or school
facilities. They are crowded Into
Japanese schools basements, sheds,
etc., some of them most unsanitary,
badly lighted, badly ventilated and in
convenient. Hilo Heads the List
While Hilo heads the list for con
gestion similar conditions prevail all
over the Islands, and are steadily
growing worse, so that the teachers
have come to the point whare they
can endure it no longer and the Hilo
contingent declare that they will not
tolerate it any longer and threaten to
strike unless some steps are taken to
relieve the situation.
The Two Sesilon School Day
The temporary emergency remedy
proposed, as the outcome of the meet
ing of the supervising principals Is a
two session school service for all the
lower grades where they are congect
ed. Where for Instance there are
80 children In a room, that group will
be divided Into two sections of 40
each. The first 40 will occupy the
room for the first period of say an
hour an a half or so, while the second
sections goes out of doors for games,
drill, story work or such other train
as may be given In the open. At the
close of the period they are take in
doors while the others go out and
take their places in the school yard.
The Lower Grades Only
It is proposed to do this with the
flrst second and third grades, which
are the crowded ones in all our
schools. In some places It may be
necessary to carry it farther and In
clude the fourth grade, but this is not
The Plan Hat Advantages
Manifestly this is not an ideal plan,
and nothing but necessity would war
rant Its adoption. Nevertheless It
has advantages which commend it,
even if It were not an emergency
Tho confinement hours of the pres
ent system are too long at best for
small children, there should be more
action, more out of doors, breaks In
the long sitting, and the cramped
positions. It may be that they will
learn just about as much of the indoor
program in half the time, and be hap
pier and more contented in doing it.
Real Problem Still Remains
While this will give us a tentative
emergency solution of the scnooi
congestion as far as room goes, it
does not in the least meet the difficulty
In regard to teachers.
Just as many, or indeed a good
many more teachers will be required
since some one will be required to
herd the children who are out-of-
doors. Perhaps these out-of-doors
squads may be combined to some ex
tent, but at any rate they will have
to be handled by some one.
Hilo Teachers Ready to Strike
The Hilo tcacheis deliver as an
ultimatum "no more than 40 children
to one teacher," which of course is
entirely reasonable and proper, so that
howeveryou fix it the 80 pupil rooms
will have to have more teachers to
get it down to a basis of 40 children
to a teacher.
This is all recommendation to be
approved and confirmed by the school
To Lengthen the School Period
Another proposed innovation Is the
ndditidn of halt an hour to the school
period: begin at 8:30 or close at
2:30. This is to give time enough for
the vocational work, which hereto
fore has not had sufficient time.
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Platinum and Diamond Pieces
Made to Order
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HOTEL AND FORT STREETS
HONOLULU, T. H.
A good deal of interest has been
stirred up here by the report which
has leaked through from Kauai, to the
effect that there is a great deal of in
dignation there on the part of the
strike supporters and contributers, in
regard to the way their good money
is being used in support of the strike
One item of the financial report
tagged "children's pocket money of
$38,000; another of $10,000 for speak
ers;" and other of $10,000 for "inci
dentals" would seem to have stirred
them to an unwanted degree of Orien
tal wrath, tuch as would tend to
alienate them from their allegiance
to the federation. Evidently Orientals
know something about the ways of
graft on a liberal scale!
Coprrif bi Hut IcbiAur It Mua
l Silva's Toggery, Honolulu.
- - 4 4 -
Trowhridire. the verv ,tH.-(.nt m,m.
of you. you suddenly discover that the ; wor of ,ht rari.h
numbing oaa eeascu, ana, looking over ,
the side, you see the earth and water
(ropplr.g away from you.
Hlght here is where you will have a
"kind of anxious feelin', but a glance
forward to where friend Fern stts
calmnly chewing a big cud of gum.
reassures you immensely and you sit
up and begin to take notice.
lp you go, now so gradually and
easily that you hardly realiie you are
moving. In a couple of minutes you
are up about two thousand feet, though
you don't realiie this either until you
Fred took us nround his 120 acres
of ranch, and what he showed us was
a revelation. Acre of fine roasting
ears. Just crying to go into the pot.
patches of fine, large, red tomatoes,
sweet potatoes, all kinds of beans,
carols, beets, lettuce. numberless
bunches of bananas, papaias. an'
everything. In fact. Kred hays the
only thing they have to buy is sugar
Of course the hospital gets the bene
fit of all this produce, besides large
Theo. H. Da vies & Co., Ltd.
HONOLULU and HILO
Sugar Factors and Commission Merchants
IMPORTERS OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE
Guilders' Hardware Crvctery Glassware Silverware
Sporting Good Fishing Tackle Firearm Ammunition
glance directly over the side of the Quantities of milk butter ar.d eggs.
ship and discover that those little fron n' ranch. and. in passing. '
specks In the field are horses and cat-; might say th.-.t we envy the pa-
tie. and that curTlng. white ribbon. ! u,'n institution but there'
with "cooties" running along it. is the
belt road, and said "cooties" are auto
mobiles. In OCR particular flight we sailed
out over Hanamaulu Bay. Llhue and
Grove Farm, then turning tuauku.
headed for Wailua Falls, which looked
rather small from our vantage point.
From here, ou all sides, was stretched
out the wide expanse of Llhue Plan
tation. Just like a huge relief map.
and to the right of Wailua Falls lay
th homestead, while away below the
liver river flowed to the sea.
Tba we headed tor Watpculi. Fern
Is a great deal more raised than can
be used by the hospital, so the public
can get the benefit of these fine, fresh
vegetable, at very reasonable prices,
by going after them.
Mr. Trowbridge slated that he would
dispose of a few of the fine young pig
'tney aw raising on the ranch, if any-
' one desired them.
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE
i Kditor Garden Island: The "Coun- T
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Fancy and Staple Line, Feed, etc.
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Duckies of different designs to suit the individual taste.
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White Satin 10.00
Silver Cloth 12.50 - ' -
White Kid 12.50 to 15.00
Black Suede 15.00
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