Newspaper Page Text
fTm OARDEK ISLAtfD. ftfSSDAY MAY 18, 19
The first regular mectiug of the
Mokihnna club since tbe interval
paused by the recent wave of in
fluenza was held Wednesday af
ternoon of last week. A large at
tendance of regular members and
invited guests listened to a most
interesting program, consisting of
music and papers on the welfare
work as it is being followed out
by the local workers.
A short business meeting pre
ceded the program and announce
ment of the coming rumage sale
to procure needed fvftids to carry
on the club's part of the expenses
of the district nurse.
The opening number of the pro
gram was a most charming piano
rendition of Schuman's "Evening"
and two Oreig numbers by Mrs,
McClusky. This was followed by
Miss Bissingcr who related very
entertainingly her aims and ex
pcriences met with in the endeav
or to carry out the plans for
Americanization work as outlined
by the National Organization of
the Y. W. C. A.
Miss Kissinger's work has
' brought out the need of local
workers iu each district if results
of a permanent nature are to be
secured. The field covered by the'
one worker now extends from Li-
hue to Waimea and is manifestly
too large for one person to hope
to do more than make just a be
ginning. The work is of a most
important nature and consists
largely of efforts along domestic
lines to acquire the confidence
and esteem of the foreigners
amongst us, to thus inculcate
habits and desires for better and
healthier living, more sanitary
homes and healthier children.
Miss Soule's paper on "Welfare
work on Maui" and Welfare work
on Kauai" was most valuable and
iteresting. This paper was pre
pared with the assistance of Miss
Langwith, both young ladies hav
ing recently made the tour of in
spectiou of the work being done
on Maui, with the Alexander
House Settlement as its head
quarters. Maui has made a fine
start in the welfare work, having
some fine sanitary dairies on
three of the plantations, day
nurseries for the little ones to
enable the mothers to work if
they desire. These latter are un
der the supervision of a woman
physician the local caretakers
being competent Japanese work
ers. There is an organization
amongst the children in some lo
calities, to preserve cleanliness
wherever they go, this organiza
tion being known as "Cho-Cho."
The Alexander House Settlement
maintains in Wailuku a trained
settlement worker, two assistants,
an Americanization worker and
will soon have a trained worker
in charge of all women's work on
the Island. Besides this there is
at the Settlement House, a fine
swimming tank, gymnasium, etc.
putting Maui well in the lead in
orgauized welfare work.
Miss Soule's work on Kauai has
been amongst the young girls of
the Island and has resulted iu the
organization of eleven units of
"Girl Reserves," an organization
similar to the "Girl Scouts." A
well outlined plan of athletics,
consisting of volley ball, basket
bull and "hikes" is enabling Miss
Soule to come into personal con
tact with about 150 girls, thus in
stilling into their lives ideals of
usefulness, helpfulness, nobleness
and a tone of general moral uplift,
besides habits of health and a
fondness for outdoor athletics.
The program for the afternoon
was brought to a close by a vocal
number by Miss Fox, who sang in
her usual gracious way and to the
delight of everyone.
Delicious refreshments were
served, the hostesses being Mrs.
K . llcox, Mrs. Moragne, Miss
Jordan and Miss Wilcox.
School as Community
How can we make good uss of tho
school and Its equipment outside ot
the customary five days per week and
six hours per day? How can we help
In the education of those who are in
school and of thoso who would wish
to be, but for Rome reason are not
Most educators of today will tell us
that using the school as a community
center, will solve these, and many
other national problems. Many will
tell us that in only a tew localities
can such a plan be made successful.
We know how well Southern Califor
nia has succeeded in this work. Has
anyone really given it a fair trial in
Let us see just what could be done
in most rural communities on these
islands. First, let us suggest what
might be done between the hours of
two and six o'clock, after school has
been dismissed, and on Saturdays.
Not all of the following games can
be played at each school, but with the
help of everyone, almost every play
ground can be made suitable for at
least half of them.
Dr. Curtis' lecture on "Education
through Play" should set a standard
high enough for us all to follow.
The game of volley ball is exciting
and gives a player the best of outdoor
exercises. It can also be played in
doors. Old tennis nets can be v.sed
when funds are not available. Any
large sporting goods store can securo
a volley ball at a reasonable price.
A game, which some call old-
fashioned, but which gives the player
exercise and sport, is that of quoits
Hand-ball, well known in the States,
can be played by any good tennis
player. Old lumber may be used for
tho court. Tenuis is too well known
10 require explanation.
Basket-ball, croquet and other games
may be played on moBt school playgrounds.
Of course, the great purpose of
these games, is not the gume itself
but the fellowship it engenders in the
hearts of both teachers and citizens.
Contests, or tournaments may be
scheduled between citizens and facul
ties In most every locality. The spirit
of play tends to bring young and old,
employer and employee, into a closer
Caa schools be used to any advan
tage in the evening? Go and visit the
night-schools and recreation centers
In Los Angeles and you will be con
vinced that they can. Never before
in the history of our country has tho
necessity of educating the entire pub
lic been so keenly felt. Night schools
reach people who never were able to
attend day schools. Mr. C. C. Kelso
of Los Angeles High School, holds a
class nightly for aliens. Ha care
fully explains laws and customs to
them. About, twice each year a Fed
eral Justice awards them diplomas, In
the form of papers ot United States
citizenship. Is this not real educa
tion? Can citizens and teachers of
Hawaii hold similar claoses for aliens
in our island schools?
One school room might be used as
a library in the evenings. Newspapers
and magazines must of necessity be
the principal reading matter. Stand-
The New Art
There have been many, witty criti
cisms of the collection of paintings
exhibited recently in Honolulu. The
artist, Xan Krohn, Is a Noweglan and
he Is certainly receiving publicity
thro pubic comment. Tho following
are the Impressions of an amateur art
lover from Kauai, who was fortunate
enough to see the exhibit:
"I went Into Gurreys to look over
vas from a distance, if it hit it all
would give better results. Thero is
no shading of color, it is Juet blotches
of solid color of the crudest most un
the zan Krohn picture exhibit. They
ard books are generally to be found jare the crude8ti raweBt, impression:
on tho Bhelves of every school library jtlc thlnga you cnn jmagIne, j am BUre
at present. This room might also that a pot of paint thrown at tn3 Chn.
contain equipment for games, such as
checkers, chess, and common card
Thus far we have dealt solely with
the serious side ot human nature. It
is far better to have people laugh with
you, than at you. If you are too serious
the latter case ft la you. Why not
have at least one room at school
which can be used for socials and
dances? Come and join the jolly
throng some night at the Paauilo
Bchool and you will be convinced that
When possiblo, secure a piano for
your school. Ukuleles and guitars
are also good. Every teacher should
play an instrument of some kind or be
able to lead in singing songs. Remem
ber that music hath charms and can
be used to great advantage. We can
all help bring the school and corn
munity closer together by using music
to soothe the most sedate teacher,
grouchy principal, or gruff manager.
These are only a few things that
may be done to bring about a closer
relationship between the school and
home. Let us all do what we can in
our community. In that way, we can
encourage each other, and help to
place Hawaiian schools in the .hall of
(Sgd.) F. E. SKINNER,
Principal of Ookala School
The Garden Island in 1884
As long ago us 1844 Kauai was
recognized as the Garden Island
Mayor Low, distinguished tra
veller, after an extended tour of
1 lie Islands say: "Kauai is by far
the most beautiful and valuable
Island of the group relative to
At that time he reports that it
was the refitting haven for 24
whale ships a year, raised 200
tons of suirar a year had 1200
head of cattle, worth $10.00 a
head. Beef was Gc a pound, pork
4c, sweet potatoes $150 a barrel,
llow we have prospered, and how;
the prices have gone up!
The average salary for teachers Is
400 a year more In New Zealand than
the United States.
THE GARDEN ISLAND , PUBLISHING CO., LTD.
Up-To-Date Printers, Bookbinders and Publisher of
THE GARDEN ISLAND
A Weekly Newspaper Issued Tuesdays.
Entered at the Postoffice at Lihue, Hawaii, as Second-class Matter.
Subscription Rates: Per Year, T J2.50
Six Months, 1.50
Three Months. 1.00
Subscriptions Payable in Advance.
Space Advertising Rates on Annual Contracts. 75 cents per
Inch per Month.
K. C. HOPPER,
K. C. Hopper News Agency
Subscrptions received for
Magazines, Newspapers and Periodicals
from all parts of the world.
Foreign and Domestic
Patronize Home Industry and Save Money
One of the latest is Haicmaumau,
blotches of red and bluck in crazy
quilt combination with a zigzag bar
of yellow in one corner. Uom3 one
asked him what the yellow :)tood for,
he replied "the snull of the sulphur."
While I was there the ar.lit himself
came in bringing a life size bust of a
little girl all eyes and blue dres's. Me
said that he had done it in an hour
and a half. It looked it! In my opin
ion it was an hour und a h ilf poorly
spent. I ventured into conversa
tion with him, and asked hii i it ho he
wasn't coming to Kauai. Ho said not
this time, but he hoped to c jme back
later and would then do so. He says
his wife Is a much finer artii t than he
is I hope so! silo is Rus dan and
does not know a word of En ;iBh. He
himself doesn't know very much.
Real Estate and Insurance
NO. 125 Ul MERCHANT ST.
P. O. Box No 594 Honolulu
THE WELFARE LEAGUE PRESENTS
A Local Cast in
A FARCE IN THREE ACTS
For the Benefit of the
Children's School Kitchen
SATURDAY, JUNE 5, 1920
Tip Top Theatre
Prices: $1.50 - $1.00 - $.75
Tickets Must lu; exchanged for Unserved Scuts at Lihue Store
prior to June 5. Reservations may be make by mail or phono
Spac danated by The Bank of Kauai, Ltd.
J. I. S!LVA, Prop.
ALWAYS LEADS IX LOWEST PRICES OX
Dry Goods, Boots and Shues,
Mens Furnishings, Cigars and
Tobacco, Notions of all kinds.
MAIX STORE, ELEELE,
PHONE 72 W.
Dr. van Dyke says of the work of the itirly niissiunoi ies, "Beautiful Ha
waii was made inheritor of the fourfold tieioure- the Christian Home, the
Christian School, the Christian Church and the Christian Slate."
A Notable Heritage Imposes a
The Hawaiian Board with its alliliciated edtu ationnl inrtitutic ns is l.trc to
help Hawaii accept the challenge of the next hundred years. To do this an ex
panded program is necessary. $400,000 is being raised to meet the d mauds of
the new century and to perpetuate the noble service of tho past.
Will You not Help Kauai to do Her Share
in Supporting this Fund?
CAMPAIGN DA TE MA Y, 23-30
R. W.BAYLESS, Ch.
L. A. DICKEY, Treas