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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, OCT. 12. 1920
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C HOPPER Manning Editor
TUESDAY - - - - - OCTOBER 12, 1920
gettixg ready FOR ELKCTWS
It is u new lipiitture for our friend Kuhio
to I'iiy court to 1 lie ladies. In otlier walks of
life he may be a ladies iiian, but lieretofore not
in jiolitits. lie gives ilicm today, in Liluie, a
special meeting, wlicrein lie is alead of Ins
opHiiipiit, Link McCandlcss. and doubtless the
courtesy of this special favor will win him a
good many votes.
It is significant thai the ladies of the Mold
liana Club have organized a class for the study
of the fundamentals of citizenship. Men as a
rule take the position apparent ly that they
know inslinctivcly all that they need to about
citizenship, ihe conduct of the loverniaeiit, the
problems of public all'airs, etc.
The women, however, show their modesty and
good sense by recognizing their ignorance, and
taking the necessary steps to correct it. The
men might well adopt the same method. The
women have a little booklet of a dozen pages
with review questions on fundamental features
of citizenship and !ovi rniiieut. We. venture the
conviction that very few men in this commun
ity could pass a creditable examination on these
THE TEACHER SHORTAGE
The teacher shortage remains a menace to
the public schools according to preliminary
reports made public recently by tfie National
Education Association. Implies to question
naires sent out by the Association have come
from all sections of the United states. These
reports show that in places where teachers'
salaries have been increased one hundred per
cent or more the situation is nearly always
satisfactory, lint such places are comparat
ively few, and in localities where salaries have
been increased lifty percent or less Ihe teacher
shortage is commonly greater than a year ago.
Rural communities are hardest hit. Signed re
ports from superintendents of many counties
indicate that a third of their rural schools can
not open for aunt of teachers. Tens of thou
sands of schools iriU be in charge of teachers
whose, academic training harely e.rcceds that of
the children the; teach.
Relief from this serious situation, which im
perils the stability of American rural life, will
be sought from the next session of Congress.
Renewed etl'orts will be made to obtain the
passage of the Smith-Towner Rill, which creates
a department of education with a secretary in
the President's cabinet and provides federal
aid of !lll),miu.(l(!0 for education.
PUT VOIR MO.XEY JX THE It A A A'
Can it be, in this enlightened age, and this
progressive country, that nuybusincss man,
even though a Chinaman, is so benighted that
he will bury his money in his back yard rather
than deposit it in the bank!
The sad experience of such a man, related in
another column of this issue, would suggest
that there is need for a campaign of education
on the uses and benelits of a bank. We trust
that our local banks will use this incident to
point a moral and drive home a cardinal truth
of thrift that there is no use saving )uonei) if
you don't take care of it.
THE WORLD MUX ACE
Japan is expressing alarm at the invasion of
Rolshevisi.i, and she begins to ''see red" as the
The Soviet conquest of the world may not
be as far away as we think. Already trained
emissaries are diligently spreading their poison
propaganda throughout every nation. Italy has
succumbed to the subtile influence, and while
her workers are not basking in the sunshine of
Utopian ecslacy, as perhaps they hoped to do,
she sees her industrial economy in chaos, and
her national'prosperity menaced. Already the
virus has :n'' ".-tvd the body politic to the extent
that government authority has ceased to funct
ion. England and France have been inoculated
with the dread disease, and authority crippled.
Here in America we have taken too much for
granted. We have believed that our isolation
from Europe rendered us more or less immune
from Ihe disease that is eating out Ihe vitals
of the Old World. We have Ml that in the free
air of America Rolshcvisin could not thrive.
We have had faith in the American institu
. tion to cure the evil, and we have deported
many chronic cases; yet we find that we have
been sleeping, in fancied security, upon the
crater of a volcano. We have heard the rum
blings that should have warned us of our dan
ger; but, l aving implicit faith in the stability
of our American institution, and its power to
ultimatclv fuse the most refractory elements
and incorporate them as essentials to our com
pleteness, we have been slow to act along the
lines of self preservation.
The New York horror has awakened the nat
ion to a sense of its danger. It has revealed, in
all its frightfulaess, the presence of a virulent
contagion that threatens to destroy the vitality
of our nation.
It is idle to look upon this catastrophe as
the result of insane fanaticism. All evidence
points to a thoroughly organized and far-reaching
system that includes not only America but
every country of the world.
The blowing up of the Stock Exchange in
(ienoa, Italy, almost h niultaniously with an
attempt to de In a like institution in New
York, is Kiguiticant of international unity of
action, under the direction of centralized au
thority. Other disasters, not less horrible in result,
may have been the work of the demons who
instigated the New York ami Geneva explos
ions. Rut, in any event, America and the world
Threatening notes have from time to time
given a warning of impending danger, and the
threats of certain individuals, whose characters
are not above suspicion, have given evidence
that the virus was working in our system, and
that heroic measures should have been taken to
We can no longer rely upon our spirit of
philanthropy, our free government, our elee
mosynary institutions, free schools, or freedom
of speech to modify the inherent antipathy of
European immigrants to any form of govern
ment, after they have been inoculated with the
serum of Bolshevism.
We must consider the .menace in all its
fright fulness, and take prompt measures to
inaugurate a system of research that will ferret
out the Bolshevists and bring the guilty to
This is no time for sentimentality. Bolshe
vism is threatening the very existence of our
sacred institutions, and prompt and effective
measures must be taken to eradicate the horror.
Tor a corporation that always has the inter
ests of the Territory close to heart, that never
counts the costs when the interests of any Is
land may demand improved service, that is al
ways disposed to coperatc and assist all parts
of Hawaii to the very limit of its resources, for
a splendid example of true public spirit in a
corporation, commend us to the Inter-Island
Steam Navigation Company. Maui News. "
Honest confessions may be good for the soul
but some of them are bad for the reputation.
The coffee mother used to make furnishes
many a Lihue man with all he needs to kick
Love makes the world go 'round, but it
usually takes marriages to square it.
. It has been our observation that the fast
young man is seldom going in the right direction.
Time is money. Maybe that's the reason
some Kauai people prefer to buy on tick.
And not trying to do more than the average
in this world is what keeps the average down.
The price of raisins going up 200 per cent
will develop a "kick" in something besides
We've noticed, too, that when money talks
it never fails to get a lot of attentive listeners.
The old-fashioned man who used to crank
the ice cream freezer now has a son who spends
most of his time cranking a Ford.
Every women is smart enough not to judge
any smart man by his table manners.
The woman who ' wears false hair never'
admits it. She keeps it under her hat.
When it comes to making garden most edi
tors soon lind the typewriter is greater than
the hoe and works easier.
No woman is so color blind that she can't
notice a rival turning green with envy.
What greater distinction could a man have
nowadays than to have a potato named for
Oh, mother, may I go out to vote? Oh, Yes,
my darling daughter. But vote for that pretty
candidate who smells of toilet water.
Pretty soon now a Kauai wife can come home
and tell her husband she has been down town
waiting for the election returns.
And defeat has saved many a political candi
date from a breach of promise suit.
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