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TUB GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, AUG. 10, 1920
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOPPER
Ai:o. io, am)
FOR A BETTER SERVICE
Hilo is very jubilant over the prospect of
a new Inter-Island steamer, larger, and fleeter
and liner, to take the place of the Mauna Ken,
which has become a back number for the
t.-ade of that growing city.
We are pleased to know of this good for
tune for Hilo, and congratulate them. And we
ni-e interested to know what is to be done with
the Milium Kea.
Some time ago, as n chamber of commerce
measure, we put in a bid for her for the Kauai
run but have heard nothing from the steam
ship company . in regard to the matter, not
even the courtesy of an acknowledgement.
If the Mauna Kea is inadequate to the
growing trade of Hilo, much more so, we be
lieve, is the Kinau inadequate to the needs of
Kauai. The outcry every week is that she is
crowded, over crowded
The regular thing now, is three in a cabin,
where there is room and accommodation for but
two at best. It is an unbearable imposition,
which even the whip hand of monopoly doesn't
justify or excuse. Under these conditions
these little 5x0 cubby -holes degenerate into
coops or dog kennels.
We are told that ''the directors of the
Inter-Island are keenly alive to the importance
.of the rapidly developing tourist traffic, and
will exert every effort to provide an adequate
service to handle it."
llow is it that so much fuss is made about
the more or less hypothetical tourist traffic,
while the here-aud-now kamaaina traffic is
snubbed and brow-beaten, and insulted as
though it werent worthy of any consideration?
The Iuter-Island trade, and the Inter-Island
zenith have been built by the home trade,
and for long years to come, we venture to pre
dict that the liou's share of their income will
be, as it always has been, from that traffic. If
they have any sense of justice and any bowels
of mercy in them at all, they ought to give some
consideration to the home people.
And among these home people, none have
done more for them than Kauai. Long years
ago it was known as their Island, so largely
was their income derived from it, and even yet
about half their steamers are kept busy with
, We deserve more consideration at their
hands and a better passenger service. Give us
the Mauna Kea just as soon as she is released
The newspaper, like any other enterprise
of a useful character in commercial life, is a
business proposition and only in the measure
that it is financially successful is it able to
render the service it should to its patrons and
all of the people in the field in which it circu
lates. It must be impartial. It must give the
news, presenting facts, and editorially it must
have a policy in" conformity with the highest
ideals, setting forth and giving its approval to
those things which are lor the advancement of
the country in general and the community iu
which it circulates in particular.
The paper you now hold in your hands
seeks to do this very thing. Its editor is for
the people of Kauai, and for the institutions of
this county, territory and nation iirst, last
and all of the time. It aims to give those who
wish to be heard an opportunity to present the
claims they have for the attention of the public
whether in the news columns' or in the adver
tising section. It is, of course, impossible that
everybody should agree with everything that is
said in the paper; that is expecting too much
of human nature, l'eople who start a crusade
do not feel that they have accomplished any
thing until they meet with opposition. The
newspaper with the right ideals renders a
valuable service to the community iu which it
operates. It seeks to secure and maintain the
confidence of its patrons. A newspaper that
does not, in a measure, accomplish this, has no
place in the life of the community iu which it
A BOUT PA YIXG DEBTS
Advising a man to pay his debts is a good
deal like telling a fellow that it doesn't profit
him to get sick. Too frequently the man can
no more pay his debts than lie can keep from
getting ill. 15ut the statement is not true all
along the line. There are too many people
can pay their debts, but who prefer to use the
money for something else. And that is exactly
why it is a good deed to urge everyone to pay
his debts right now.
Every man on Kauai could be rich today
if he had gone in debt a few years ago, pro
vided only that he had gone into debt for some
thing worth the price then, asked for it. If
we'd bought a house on credit live years ago
for, say, $5,000, we would now pay for it iu
so-called cheap dollars and have a good many
left. Which means the house is now worth
10,000, and could be sold for that amount,
leaving us a profit of five thousand.
So it seems to reduce itself to this: The
time to get into debt is when money is scarce
and the time to pay debts is when money is
plentiful. There is no need to state the fact
that although a little tighter now than it was
a year ago money is still plentiful, otherwise
it would not require so much of it to buy any
commodity. And right now the man who pays
his debts is really making money by it.
ALASKA COAL AXD OIL
The United States government is looking
about for a supply of coal and oil, and it is the
hope of our officials that Alaska will afford the
Secretary Daniels of the navy, Secretary
Payne of the Interior Department and Gover
nor Biggs of Alaska are to investigate the coal
fields of Alaska, and hope also to lind oil avail
able. Coal is there iu abundance and so is oil,
but Alaska is a large and a cold country.- Al- .
ready $1,000,000 has been appropriated for the
development of the Mantanska coal fields.
Alaska is larger thau most of us are aware.
Its area is 5'.M), 881 square miles. The iuterior
of the country is little known, but it will be
developed as Its almost inexhaustible resources
come to the knowledge of men.
Alaska is undoubtedly one of the richest
mineral regions of the world. Coal is there
iu abundance, both iu the Aleutian Islands
and upon the mainland.
Along the Yukon river coal has been mined
for years. On the Koyukuk river, 400 miles
above its mouth, there is a bed of coal 30 feet
thick and extending for two miles along the
river bank. How far it may extend into the
country, back from the river is unknown, but
there is coal enough in sight to supply the
United States for some time to come. Coal
lias also been found upon the upper Yukon, at
Cook's inlet, on the Copper river, in south
central Alaska and in many other localities.
Petroleum springs have been found in the
south central sections, and there is good rea
son that there is an almost unlimited supply
of both coal and oil in that country. The ex
treme cold may be a handicap, but Yankee in
genuity will develop means to procure and
market both the coal and the oil. The exten
sive forests will yet be a source of an abundant
Girls of Kauai will be interested in kiftw
ing that in Paris they're making dresses out of
paper. And right now paper is just about
short enough to make a modern skirt.
It used to be said when we saw a long
haired man that he was a violin player, a poet
or a tramp. Now we take it that he hasn't the
price of a hair cut.
Wouldn't it be fine if we could all do the
Bip Van Winkle stunt and wake up about the
time they got the peace treaty settled to the
satisfaction of everybody.
Everything is divided 'equally in this
country. The poor man still has the appetite
and the rich man still has the mouey.
The most optimistic man on Kauai is the
man who can price a pair of shoes and feel
thankful he is not a centipede.
A ''Bed" is a fellow who can say enough
in five minutes to keep the politicians talking
all during the campaign.
It's awful hard for a man to hear the call
of duty above the jingle of coin or the murmur
We've noticed Hiatal thing is all right with
a whole lot of Kauai people when they do it but
all wrong when somebody else does it.
Most everybody in this country now suf
fers from foot troubles. And they're apt to
with shoes around 815 a pair.
Limiting the supply of gasoline for pleas
ure cars may serve to cut down this summer's
receipts for the undertaker.
One of the things you can gain by buying
on credit it the experience that is always pays
to trade for cash.
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE
Editor The Garden Island: Anent
that portion of the letter written by
Mr. Damkroger about the much dis
cussed McBryde game. In his letter
Mr. Damkroger states that "its betting
that put up the howl of protest and
encouraged the management of the
losing team to object to the umpire's
ruling, and not the team or players."
I think that the above is too broad
a statement to make, for the reason
that objections to decisions of umpires
occur in nearly all baseball bames no
matter where played, and regardless
or whether any money consideration
depends on the result or not. Um
pires are only human, and even the
best of them err at times, and their
decisions can never please both teams.
The baseball rules state explicitly
that no decision of the umpire shall
be questioned where the decision Is
based purely on judgment, but that
where a decision Is made contrary to
any section of the rules, the captain
or manager has a legitimate right to
protest. In the JUcBryde-Lihue game,
the question as to whether the batter
was out or safe was purely a decision
not based on judgment, but on the
umpire's interpretation of the rules,
and therefore can bo disputed If the
captain or manager of the team
against which the decision was made,
deems it advisible to do so.
Open gambling on Sundays games
certainly ought to be discouraged and
if possible, eliminated so far as the
police have the ability yid desire to
do so, but when any one says that its
the betting and not the players that
causes the management to object to
the umpire's decisions, I think that
such a statement should be corrected.
G. M. SHAK.
Y. M. C. A. NOTES
Mr.Urban Williams, secretary for
Hawaii District of the Army and Navy
T. M. C. A., and Trot. W. E. Givens
of McKinley High School and asso
ciated with the Army and Navy Y in
Honolulu, have been spending the
week end seeing the attractions of
Kauai. They have visited the leading
scenic places of interest, incidentally
looking over the work and equipment
of Kauai Y. M. C. A. Mr. R. C. Mac
donald of the local Y and Mr. Wil
liams were formally associated in
army work on the Mexican border.
'Last Wednesday night a fast game
of basketball between a Kapaa five
and a picked team representing Lihue
was played in the armory. This was
only a practice game but the speed
and skill exhibited throughout the
fray would have satisfied a side-line
crowd had the game been advertised.
.The practice seemed to be mainly for
Kapaa's benefit as Lihue kept in the
rear throughout and allowed Kapaa to
finish by the ample margin of42-24.
The Kapaa lads, be it known, are ex
Honolulu stars, Bun Hee being the
chief basket collector, making all
kinds of spectacular shots as a mat
ter of course. Lihue is now fired with
an ambition to develop the team work
and speed necessary not only to humi
liate such machines as Kapaa has to
offer but all other challengers. A big
league in basketball this coming fall
The latest thing in the line of sports
we believe is the prospective recrea
tion for business men and office em
ployees under Y. M. C. A. supervision
at Lihue. A volley bull court at the
convenient corner of the park oppo
site the social hall has just been con
structed. From five to six p. ni. will
be the popular hour at this court and
all managers, cashiers, bookkeepers,
clerks, printers and their ilk are here
by invited to join this twilight league,
Even the lunas have threatened to put
up a team against the white-collar
brigade. "Now is the time for all
good men to come to the aid of their
We notice that married couples whose
views coincide are the couples where the wife
thinks first. .
Last Friday's arrivals at the Fair
view Hotel, July 30. J. F. Hoffman,
W. L. Stanley, J. Stkkney, W. K.
Hardy, Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Gros
Venor, E. Martin, Mrs. Lincoln, II. L.
Hansom, Mrs. Marion Drake, Grace
Arrivals at the Fairview Hotel,
Tuesday, Aug. 3. W. H. Hiserman,
C. C. Anderson, C. J. Lopez, K. W.
Adamsen, A. li. Corcoran, N. Hazel
wood, E. W. Brown, M. E. Taysening,
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