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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, MAY 25, 1920
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
THE WELFARE LEAGUE PRESENTS
A Local Cast in
KENNETH C. HOTTER
The inauguration of a regular
Ma tsoV freight and passenger ser
vice for .Kauai is an important
mile-stone in the progress of Kau
ai. It is significant in two direc
tions. As a menus of bringing to
our shores our fair share of the
tourist trade of the Islands it
ought to mean a new era for Kau
ai. 1 Unquestionably the discom
forts of the Inter-Island steamers,
the menace of the Kailai channel,
and the horrors of the midnight
landing. at awilivili have more
than off-set the ckarms and nt:
tractions of Kauai and have kept
away many who would otherwise
have .come. ov at length these
drawbacks will be practically
eliminated. That ought to mean
a great mauy more tourists for us.
It; will also be a convenience
and advantage for us to be able to
secure passage to the Coast from
our own home port without tire
soine and expensive delays iu Ho
nolulu, waiting, more or less in
definitely, on a chauce.
WHAT ARE WE COM IXO TO?
In the matter of household ser
vants, it looks as though we
were facing a new era. Hereto
fore this has been the land of
cheap and fairly efficient servants,
so that no one, of even moderate
income, need do much household
ft looks now however, as though
the ordinary housewife, in cir
cumstances anything short of a
millionaire, would have to face
the prospect of doing her own
work, or at least a good part of it.
We have grown used to order
ing almost anything we wanted,
from christening robes .to coffins,
from Honolulu. And bo wo have
fallen back on Honolulu for cooks
and other household servants.
But, bless your heart! Servants
don't grow on road-side bushes in
Honolulu anymore than they do
in the country, ami what servants
theYe are there, hold their heads
very high and reply "Go to the
country! What do you take us
So we wait for something to
happen, and lead the simple life,
and look back with foud regrets
on the bygone days of ease and;
The newly organized House
wives League at first were jauntily
confident that they could handle
the situation, and convince the
hesitant servants by a good heart-to-heart
talk. But they found
that such tactics cut very little
figure with the. Orientals.
Now they are confident that the
sure remedy is the "Seandanavian
maid of all work from the Middle
West who can do more work in a
day than a whole fleet of Orien
tals." Well may-be ;but .they are far
ther away and harder to find than
what we have. And would any
Rcandanavian young lady with
blue eyes and blonde hair, would
she conescend to serve in .a kit
chen where an Orieutal had Worked?
THE PUBLIC SCHOOL DAY
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words, teachers have 175 vacation
days and i'90 working days per year.
One' of the reasons why taxpayers
and legislators throughout the entire
country, in previous years, have been
reluctant to advance teachers' sala
ries is' because of the short school day
and the long summer vacation. At
the' session of the Hawaiian Legisla
ture last spring; the Chairman of the
Senate and . House Finance Commit
tees distinctly and forcibly stated
that they were recommending the pro
posed increase of 33 in teachers'
salaries at that time with the plain
understanding that an increase in
efficiency would accompany the
crease in salary. This Instance
given as typical ot the attitude
the taxpayer and Legislator.
The additional thirty minutes in the
morning is particularly desirable iu
Hawaii where" the morning hours are
the best hours of the day for mental
work. Up to the present, time, the
Territory has permitted alien foreign
language schools to capture and ex
ploit the very best hours of the day
for teaching purposes; namely, the
early morning hours. The great ma
jority" of principals and teachers are
strongly in favor of utilizing this
A distant disadvantage of Hawaii's
ibnormally short Bchool day lies In
the fact that it creates a high-tension
nervous atmosphere. Modern educa
tors 'are unanimous in declaring that
the ideal school day is one in which
periods of intensive study and recita
- , , r ,
tion alternate with perio.ds of physical
activity, recreation, shop and garden
work, hand . work, etc. This is so
called Gary or Platoon" plan; also
called the "work-study-play" plan. It
was thoroughly presented by Dr. F.
F. Bunker of the Federal School Sur
vey Commission, during his visit here,
before numerous public-, and profes
sional audiences. This Is the plan
which he will recommend in the Sur
vey Report. ,
The present action of the Depart
ment is merely a first step toward the
realization of the standard modern
public school day, a school day which
tends to free the teacher from ner
vous strain -and to make the atmos
phere of the school-room normal,
wholesome and happy.
The new rules governing marking
and .promotions reduce the correction
of papers etc. by the teacher to a
If the Department had wished to
evade its plain responsibility or to be
lazy or indifferent,- the entire matter
could have been held for another year,
awaiting the Survey Report and its
specific recommendations. The opin
ion was general, however, not only
among principals and Supervising
Principals that this step toward in
creasing school efficiency and returns
to the taxpayer might just as well be
taken at this time, to become effective
in September. .
Ill Teacher Representation
We . feel particularly grieved at the
present agitation because of the im
plied charge .that the opinions of the
teachers are not desired, or consider
ed. The facts are, that during the
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of lubrication engineers
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LubricationEngineers has determined the correct
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ommendations are available for you in the Zero
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car at your dealer's or our nearest station. Use
Zerolene 'for the Correct Lubrication of your au- -tomobile,
truck or tractor.
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 - $.f5 V
Tickets Must be exchanged for Reserved Seats at Lihue Store
prior to June 5. Reservations may be make by mail or phone
see m m m
Flights made every day from the field at Waipouli Race Track.
BASIC RATE, Per Trip
STUNT RIDES "
Appointments for flying trips can be made at the. Garden Is
Sunday appointments niust be. made before 10, o'clock.
Walker Dish Washer
is especially good for hotel, restaurant and board
ing house kitchens.
Does away with meanest job in the house Will
wash au entire day's dishes, including finest china
silver and glassware, in a few moments, absolutely
without breakage. Guarantees cleanliness. Not a
' toy, pump, experiment or disappointment. 2,000
now in use. ,
Write us for detailed information.
Cation, Neill & Co., Ltd.
I Theo. H. Da vies & Co., Ltd.
HONOLULU and HILO
Sugar Factors and Commission Merchants
IMPORTERS OF GENERAL MERCHANDISE
" Refrifct'ratoM . Spark PUJ.'8 - ' "
Varnishes '' Brushes-- ' " Oils
Sailillery ' - " Hoofing Trunks
Fancy and Staple Lines, Feed, etc.
Writers of . Fire, Marine, Compensation, Automobile and Miscellaneous
Insurance Policies. ""
Canadian-Australian Royal Mail Steamship Line
1 Upon application information will 1 cheerfully furnished in regarcL. any
Diamonds, Watches, Jeitielry,
DETOR & ELIE
Manufacturing Jewelers and Watchmakers
Platinum and Diamond Pieces
Made to Order
Call for Memorandum Goods.
HOTEL AND FORT STREETS
HONOLULU. T. H.
Coprrlthl Hin Jcbaflncl U Ui
Silva's Toggery, Honolulu.
The last word in
Novelty Low Shoes
They are just received from the factory and are the prettiest
shoes that we have seen for a long time. Made with turn soles,
lon narrow toes and slender French heels.
Buckles of different designs to suit the individual taste.
Black Satin 68.50 to $12.50
White Satin. 10.00
Silver Cloth --....'...12.50
White Kid .12.50 to 15.00
Black Suede 15.00 '
Manufactures'' Shoe Store
1051 Fort Street, Honolulu, T. H.
When in Honolulu
Running water In every room; rooms 't
singly or with baths; comfortable beds;
close to best restaurants and all car
lines. Highest class service.
Centrally located la Inc theatre and shopping cealera,
J. F. CHILD, Proprietor 'A'
".ir wm-s in nuicii you may be interested.