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THK GARDEN I.SXAND, TUESDAY, AUG. 24, 1920
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOPPER Managing Editor
TUESDAY - - - , - AUO". 24, 1920
TO HAVE OUR ROADS
They have been finding out on Oahu,
according to the Advertiser, that no ordinary
road will stand both heavy loads and high
The new road over the Pali, carefully and
expensively built, of concrete, is going to pieces
already under the stress of overloaded trucks
driven at too high a speed.
The city engineer declares that a properly
built road will stand almost any weight pro
vided it is not combined with undue speed.
"For instance," he says, "Truck loads of 15 tons
would be allright, if the trucks were not
driven faster than six miles an hour. But a
15-ton weight, combined with a 15-niile velocity
creates a force that smashes the road to bits.
There is no road that will stand such treat
ment." The remedy for Ihis evil which the city
engineer recommends is the limitation of the
speed. It is not easy, off hand, to limit over
loading. By looking at a passing truck you
can't be assured that it is overloaded, but with
a little practice you can tell when it is over
speed. Andany way, it is the over-speeding
that is most dangerous, ne proposes according
ly that the speed limit of 15 miles an hour be
reduced perhaps to six, and the board of super
visors will be asked to pass an ordinace to that
Now this is all interesting and significant
matter for our consideration here on Kauai.
Our traffic is increasing rapidly, especially
our heavy traffic.
The Inter-Island steamers are bringing
more freight all the time, all of which has to
be disturbed, most of it over the roads. Planta
tions, and pineapple growers, and stores and
public garages are running more and more
trucks, and the trucks are getting larger and
heavier all the time. We have now in use on
the Island 221 trucks and the number is in
Against such a traffic, as it is, and as it is
going to be, we will find it very difficult, if not
impossible, to hold our own and keep our roads
in any kind of shape.
"Ve have no concrete road, nor are likely
to have any time soon. We must be content
with the kind of road that we have now, and
take care of it.
If there were any assurance that concrete'
or any other substance would stand the utmost
strain that could be put upon it, then it might
be well to raise the resistance of our roads to
the maximum strain of the traffic, but since
that seems to be hopeless, the obvious remedy
is to restrain 'our traffic to the capacity of our
roads, at least for the present.
Accordingly it would seem as though we
ought to follow promptly in the footsteps of
Oahu, and ease up on our roads befowj they are
utterly ravelled out.
Just how this may best be done we leave
to the road engineer and the supervisors to de
termine. But we would respectfully suggest
that the matter receive careful attention at
their hands before it is too late.
wifExmifwoMEx to te
The attainment of equal suffrage rights by
women doesn't by any means insure the early
advent of the Millenium. The women, the
very best of them, are all human, with human
limitations, and human emotions. They will
make mistakes, and sometimes, perhaps, wil
fully, do wrong. They will not entirely elimi
nate the evils of politics but they will material
ly improve things, we believe.
Women have higher ideals than men; or
perhaps it would be better to say they are more
sensitive to their ideals than men. They take
moral issues more seriously than men. Where
the average man is apt to say of some public
evil or some shady transaction in public
affairs, "Oli well, that's the way of the
world!" the woman will be more inclined to
cry, "It's a shame and a disgrace, and ought
not to be tolerated for a moment !" And even
where the man agrees with her he will be apt
to let it go for the sake of peace or because of
business affiliations, while she will pursue the
matter relentlessly to a finish or a failure, ner
moral sense is keener, and her moral grip
stronger. These two things will make her a
power for purer politics and better govern
ment. Women, from time immemorial have been
more vitally and intelligently interested in the
problems of the home, and of the care and edu
cation of children and youth than men.
As a rule in every home these problems
are almost entirely given over to her for solu
tion, and her handling of them is accepted
without question by the head of the house. It
stands to reason that this special training
must give her superior intelligence, and super
ior judgment in handling them in a public way.
And naturally she will give these matters
much more attention than the average man
does or perhaps can, and she may well be ex
pected to exercise a very salutary influence m
these affairs. And these n If airs constitute ;i
very large' and important part of government
and one which is steadily growing in im
portance. The average woman will have more time
to devote to the study of public questions than
the average man has. In justification of this
statement we would instance the great increase
of womens clubs throughout the length and
breath of the land, after the style of our own
Mokihaua Club, and with a similar live and
aggressive interest in public affairs.
The man is immersed in business affairs,
and too often accepts the political prescription
that is prepared for him by the party, without
much investigation in his own part. The
woman will want to know the whys and where
fores, and will want to come to her own hide-,
Finally, there may be some significance in
her assertion that "any change at all will be a
change for the better! Things can't be any
worse, and they will be better!"
Undoubtedly thtTe will be a great mauy
of the women of the ignorant and indifferent
kind, who will be no whit better than their men
folks; but among the more educated and public
spirited classes very much may be expected
from the participation of women in the suffrage.
THE CIIAXCE TO GET EVEX
When the women of Kauai get the vote and
come to the polls for the next election, they
will doubtless recall how relentlessly some of
the members of the last legislature fought the
womans suffrage bill.
At the time these obstructionists were
warned that the day would come when the
women would get back at them, and that their
names would be kept in mind against that day.
That time has come, and some of these
same men are now in the field looking for
Now is the time to remember them!
A prominent man of high standing and
large influence in Honolulu, writes of the Malu
malu papers in the Garden Island. "These his
torical papers are of great value, and I wish
that there was such a society on each island,
so that the personal recollections of the older
residents could be preserved."
Kauai has set a most commendable ex
ample in this respect, and has done more than
any other Island of the group to preserve its
local history, in fact it is about the only one
that has done it at all. And the Garden Island
has become a veritable repository for valuable
GERM AX MARKS
A year ago a newspaper man in Seattle
invested most of his savings in German Marks,
which were then selling at three and a half
cents. He was one of a group of newspaper
men who made such an 'investment."
These canny young men whose occupation
forced them to study the trend of events from
day to day though they knew what they were
doing. They were positive that within a few
mouths German Marks would rise in value
considerably. Their "investment," they frank
ly admitted, was a gamble but they thought
the odds were in their favor.
Today German Marks are quoted at less
than two and a half cents. It looks now as if
they won't rise much above that level for a long
time. Meanwhile, the savings these newspaper
men tied up in German Marks are lying idle
earning nothing for them. More than that, if'
they needed money they would have to sell
their Marks at a loss. They could not borrow
one cent upon them from a bank.
One of these newspaper men has learned
his lesson. He said the other day, "1 am
through with German Marks, stocks and all
' get rich quick schemes. J have some Liberty
Bonds and I am holding them. I am trying to
buy some more and I am putting some money
aside regularly through the purchase of War
Savings Stamps. I earn my money too hard
to let sharks get it. The only securities Til
invest in in the future are those guaranteed bv
There are lot of persons who might profit
by a leaf from this newspaper man's expe
rience. Are you one of them ?
LETTERS FROM A CADET
Comp Kearney, San Diego.
Yesterday I went into town to tele
graph. After I had finished, together
went to church in Coronado City.
We Dine With Mrs. Spreckles
Imagine our surprise when Mrs. Spreck
les, "the Mrs. Spreckles" wife of the
multimillionaire, sugar king, came
up and invited us to lunch with her.
Of course we all accepted. She took
lis to the Coronado Hotel, which is
considerably bigger than the Young,
and gave us a swell seven course
dinner. You can imagine our feelings
as we. clumsy country Jakes In ill
fitting field uniforms, with 9 pound
boots on our foet went squeaking past
monocled Englishmen in dress suits
and society ladies in evening gowns.
The Grand Daughter cf John D
However, Mis. Spreckles treated us as
though we were princes. Shp had a
lot of swell dames there, and one of
them was a grand daughter of John
n. Rockefeller. She said that she was
going down to Honolulu in her yacht
next month, and of course we all ad
mitted that our fathers were powerful
sugar kings, and practically owned
the Islands. So if you see the John
D. granddaughter on Kauai, and find
her asking for the wealthy magnate
who had a son in Camp Kearney shoot
ing contest, don't be surprised. and
don't give me away!
After dinner, which incidentally
ended at 3 o'clock, we all went to the
boat races and had a dandy time
there. They certainly did treat us
well, and we won't forget it all for a
long time. 'When we left she forced
candy and cigars on us, that is candy
it seems that she has no children,
and so turns all her attention to the
soldiers, and tries her best to give
them a good time, and the boys.
half of them homesick to desperation,
certainly appreciate it very much.
Hawaii, Well up in the Line
There are 1500 men in the camp
from the Pacific Coast and South
Western States. Most of them are
college men, much older and more
mature than we from Hawaii are. In
fact, as far as I can learn, I am the
youngest in the whole 1500. Of course
in the natural order of things we
wouldn't stand much show alongside
these older and more experienced men.
But two or three of our boys have
done so well that they have been
selected to go to Camp Perry in Ohio
for the international contests there,
and I am one of them. We leave in a
few days, and will be there a month.
Camp Perry, Ohio,
Well we are here in Camp Perry,
the dandiest camp that I have seen
yet. The range is a splendid one, all
grass, and not dust, as the one at
Camp Kearney was.
We had quite an interesting time
coming over on the train. It was a
five day trip which gave us a little time
to stop over at every big city. We
spent 24 hours in Chicago, so that we
had time to see the city and take in
the famous stock yards, which I had
heard so much about.
122 In the Shade
It was terribly hot coming through
Arizona and New Mexico. At Needles,
Arizona, the temperature was 122 in
the shade. After coming into Colorado
the temperature improved, and the
desert began to disappear, and give
place to small farms dotted with trees
and cattle, and occasionally a town or
even a city. When we got into Kan
sas the farms grew larger and better.
And soon there were vast stretches of
the finest rich farming land that one
could imagine, just as green and
pretty as could be. Of all the states
wc have come through Kansas pleased
me the most, and if I ever want to
work on a farm I will come to Kansas.
Disappointed With the Cities
There is a lot of beautiful country
here, but the big cities I don't care
for. I was very much disappointed in
Chicago, for it was a crowded, dirty
city, with smoke always hanging over
Best Shots From all Over the World
There are a thousand men here,
the best shots from all over the world,
England, France, Italy, and the Philip
pines all have teams here. It certain
ly is a privilege to shoot against them,
even though we know that we have
very little chance for honors.
We are not 200 yards from Lake
Erie where we go in for a swim every
day. The water is quite warm, much
better than the California water,
which is as cold as ice.
I have met many people here who
have friends 'in the Islands or know
people there. I had a queer expe
rience in that line coming over from
Sandusky. The train was full, so I
had to sit with a young woman, and
finally got Into conversation with her.
She was surprised to find that I was
from the Islands, and said that she
had taught for two years in Kona,
near the Paris old mission home.
I asked her if she had ever met a
Mrs. L. and her son there, she replied
that she wasn't fortunate enough to
meet Mrs. L. but she knew the boy.
Having come over by the Southern
route we hope to go by a Northern
route to Washington State and thence
to San Francisco.
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