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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUEf DAY, JUNE 8, 1920
THE GARtfEN ISLAND
Issued Erry Tuesday
WHOSE HUSIXESS IS ITt
The abundance of booze on
Kauai in spite of pronibition, is a
matter of general knowledge ami
frequent comment. "Why, there
is more booze about now than
there ever was in the days before
prohibition came into force!" We
doubt this very much but, that
such statements are current and
self forward for solution. It was
the problem of obtaining money,
or capital, with which to finance
the plans of America's business
men to capture and hold import
ant markets of the world for
Foreign trade represents a com
paratively new investment field
for American capital. Arrayed
.. 11 i i- i , inguinal the financing of this new
are pretty generally believed, and i . .....
only the natural American apathy
that they are open to discussion
at all this is an admission that
there is far more booze abroad
than there ought to be.
The dilliculty seems to be that it
is nobodv's business to enforce the'
law to ferret out, arrest and con
vict the moonshiners who make
and handle the drink.
We would be glad to be inform
ed as to who is responsible, and
why the responsible parties, if
such there are, don't do something
in the premises.
This is not by way of condemn
ation, or criticism, but by way of
ascertaining the actual situation.
Does anyone know?
THE IXTERISLAXD STRIKE
We understand that the differ
ence between the striking Inter
Island crews and the Inter-Island
Company is one of wages. It
seems the ordinary deck hands
have been getting 2.10 a day, ami
that they are striking for ?3.50.
We presume that the Inter-Island
is not looking for advice in the
matter, and will not take it. They
will doubtless say that it is a mat
ter solely between them and the
strikers, But as in all such cases
of public utility the general pub
lic are very vitally concerned.
Last Saturday night, people
were kept hanging about the land
ing or elsewhere, until after mid
night, waiting for a steamer that
did not come and with no infor
mation or assurance when it
would Come. That sort of thing
is a great public inconvenience
and discomfort. No one seems
to know when any steamer is
going to arrive or depart. Per
haps this cannot be helped, and
is only the inevitable contingent
of a strike.
Well, anyway it is the public
share of the matter in hand and
surely gives the public a voice in
Now, as the question in dispute,
it would seem as though there
was some legitimate ground for
dissatisfaction, if the reniunera
tion is only $2.10 a day. It must
be a dog's life, that of the deck
hand on an Inter-Island steamer.
Considering the extravagant
wages that are being paid ou the
plantations, the high cost of liv
ing, the general unrest, and the
hard life, it would seem as
though they might ask for
something better. And it would
seem as though they would be
likely to get it.
MOXEY FOR rOREIGX TRADL
Every one admits. Capital and
Labor alike, that foreign trade is
a irood iLinir for the country. It
means plenty of work manufac
turing the goods which we shall
sell in' frM'ign markets. We con
trol now, as a result of our niari
time development during the war.
approximately two tilths of the
shipping tonnage of the world
Prior to the war less than one
flliieth of the world's tonnage car
ried the American flag. Equip
ped with the ships, our manufac
tureis a"e going after foreign
Last week there was held in
San Francisco the Seventh Na
tional Foreign Trade Convention
wherein assembled hundreds of
delegates from America and from
other lading commercial nations,
who uiuiissed the problems of in
ternational commerce. There was
one problem which, as the conven
tion progressed, boldly thrust it-
BOY SCOUT NOTES
toward foreign investment but an
acute lack of capital
The great source of this needed
capital is the people. They must
save it. Thomas W. Lamont has
said that if every person in the
United States saved twenty cents
a day for ."()() days, it would
amount to Sli.000.fl(0.000. That
is a graphic example of the power
of inanv small savings in the ag
As a nation we must produce
ind consume less. The elcment
iry principles of Thrift must be
ingrained in our national life.
Our people must accustom them
selves to saving bit by bit. This
must become our outstanding
haracteristic as a people.
The United States Treasury l)e
partnient has never varied one
iota from its original contention
that Thrift must be uppermost in
the minds of our citizens and in
our national life since the war
savings movement was establish
ed. Save money, labor, and ma
terial to divert to national pur
poses. That was the underlying
war-time principle of the Thrift
movement. Money to finance us
during the war had to come from
the mass of the people and their
The Thrift movement was a
reat educational program. Our
Government has never wavered ou
that program of Thrift. Every
one. as an American, owes it to
his country to participate actively
in the (lovernnient's Thrift cam
paign. The introduction and pro
pagation of Thrift in Ihe hearts
and minds of our people is one of
the basic economic principles
which will govern our financial
and industrial life for some time
To Encourage Athletics
About fifty of the members of the
Makee Athletic Association including
the players, gathered at the Kapau
School hall on Friday evening to hold
a rally for the purpose of giving en
couragement to the baseball players.
Refreshments were served by several
of the school pupils, the Ice cream and
cakes having been specially prepared
by Miss Chong. teacher in the art of
domestic science at Kapaa scnool.
Speeches of encouragement were
made by Messrs. Hoopii, Wong, Hun
Hee, Takata, Von EUekela and Mehe
ula, the main opic being discipline on
the team motto was "work together."
Mr. Raymond secreatry of the club
also gave an interesting talk on base
ball, reciting some interesting Inci
dents in his experience with the game
in New England, his home town, and
other comments on big league play
ing, of which he had seen quite a bit
in the past.
Dr. L. C. Smith having offered a
prize to the team or to an individual
player for extra good work in a cer
tain department of the game during
the season, the subject was discussed
pro and con, but Mr. A. Re is caused a
lot of argument when he stood up as
Ihe lone defender of his theory that
prizes to individual players would be
a detriment to team work, as the
players would have their minds con
centrated on the prize instead of on
the good of the team as a whole. No
body agreed with him however, as
everybody was of the opinion that,
without considering the fact that any
player may deliberately disobey or
ders to further his own ends, some
player on the team is bound to bo the
leader in every department of the
game when the season closed.
Notwithstanding the fact that the
Hoy Scouts of America is one of the
largest organizations in the country
with a membership of half a million
men and boys, but of their lonnl
ers are paid officials.
What better tribute could be paid
a Movement that is so fundamentally
sound and so attractive that It can
enlist the volunteer services of 10,000
There are now 39(1,008 Hoy Scouts of
America. There are more coming
on and in, nil the time. There Is no
trouble about getting the boys; Scouts
gets them and keeps them. It is as
catching as measles, as tenacious as a
crab. Once a Scout, always a Scout Is
more than a slogan. It is a truth.
Scouting is democratic. It aims not
to run every boy Into one groove but
to help each to develop into the fullest
manhood of which he is capable, an
individual in the highest sense of the
world, with recognized responsibility
to himself and society.
Scouting is democratic in that it
knows no bounds of class or creed or
race. It speaks the universal lan
guage of world boyhood. It is the great
melting pot of American youth.
The end and aim of Scouting Is good
citizenship, to make men "physically
strong, mentally awake, morally
This is what Scouting is and what
Scouting means. Is it not a cause
worth promoting and working for,
with all your might?
There are 3!)fl,0CS boys in Scouting.
Thrro are lC.Ono.000 other boys of
Scout age out of it. Think of It, you
friends of boyhood! .10,000,000 boys,
men in the making: need only leader
ship to mould them Into citizenship
of the finest sort, wanting you leader
ship. Scouting is the process of mak
ing real men out of real boys, by a
real program which works. Scouting
is a happy, wholesome, worthwhile,
outdoor school. Scouting is a huge
splendidly organized game, with all
the fine zest of competition, the finer
zest of cooperation, the keen testing
of mind and muscle, the essential good
sportsmanship of a football game, (
only it is a constructive game, a pro- j
gressive game. It gets somewhere, j
Scouting is more than a game. It,
teaches signalling and first aid and j
fire fighting and outdoor cookery and j
a host of other useful and important j
loyalty and reverence, patriotism and i
honor, and other kindred qualities of j
good repute. Scouting is non-sectarian,,
though its Ideals are in accord with ,
those of the church, and it is based
upon a pledged allegiance to the ser-1
vice of God, the brotherhood of man. j
If your son or younger brother of
Scout age is not in the organization, t
remember that a "scout is a friend of .
all and a brother to every other ,
Here is something for the American j
citizen to realize when thinking of,
the benefits to bo gained the expan- j
sion of the Scout Movement: "A
Scout may work for pay, but not re-;
ceive tips for courtesies of good :
Insure Americas tomorrow by sup'
porting Boyhood today! ,
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HOTEL AND FORT STREETS
HONOLULU, T. H.
Waimea Stables, Ltd.
The most famous (iarage on Kauai, The near
est place to grl transportation to
The Barking Sands, Olokele Canyon,
Waimea Canyon, Kokee Camps,
Kukuiolono Park, etc.
Do Business all over the Island of Kauai
Our Autos are comfortable, our Drivers are
Reliable and have been with us for years, and
know every inch of flic country.
We Rent Ford Cars Without Drivers.
We have Rood Riding Horses, accustomed to the
work. We do Draying and Hauling by Trucks
nil over the Island We run the Stage Line
between Li hue an I Kekaha three round trips
ALFRED (iOMEZ, Manager.
Telephone 1:1 W AIMEA 1. O. 15ox 71
HOME IS WHERE
THE HEART IS
Bl'T the heart will not stay long in unlovely
surroundings. It is more often due to procrastina
tion than anything else that we neglect to make our
homes bright and clean with fresh paint and pleasing
The best selections of Wall Paper and Ihe most reliable paints
are, without doubt, at
Levers & Cooke, Ltd.
Lumber and Building Materials, Honolulu
efw jmm5 fox.
I Ml 0. HALL & SON
li IM Distributors . '
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CARD OF THANKS j
Ah Lin desires to return thanks for'
the many kind expressions of sympa
thy received in his recent bereavement.--Advt.
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