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1. THIS GARDEN ISLAlfD, TUESDAY, OCT. 26, 1920
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Choosing Your Bank
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choose ii hanking connection.
. Is the bank conservative, yet
J. Is the bank growing?
.1. Is the bank ready to help my
sound plans for business ex
pansion Are the officers ready at all
times to listen to anil advise
irith me on my business af
fairs? .7. Ik the bank of real help to the
This Hank can answer
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THE BANK OF BISHOP & CO., LTD.
Waimea Branch -
W. A. Anderson, of Nahiku rubber
fume some 15 or 20 years ago, is now
the prophet of the Banana bUHlness.
and Is confidant of mailing Nahiku the
1 ind of wealth yet by means of this
tropical crop, which he claims has
greater possibilities than any other
available for us. The yield of ban
anas per acre he puts at 32,000 lbs.,
while wheat yields 1,600, rice,3,000,
corn, 2,240, Irish potatoes, 10,000, sweet
The Mainland, as long ago as 1914
consumed CO million bunches of ban
anas, ur tnis amount inree ana one-
half million bunches were consumed by
the Pacific Coast, which Is logically
territory, and to which we are
sending less than 150,000 bunches a
car not a twentieth part of what
we might market there.
It would take eight or ten thousand
teres to do this, but there is no diffi
culty about the land. This amount
and much mora could easily be planted
without interfering with any existing
business. At a very moderate esti
mate Hawaii could derive a revenue
of five or six million dollars from this
source. Jamaica has over 80,000
acres in bananas.
We arc told that the "Hawaiian
Banana" leads the market at the
Coast, and that an eager demand
eagerly absorbs all that are offered
and cries for more.
Bananas are among the easiest
food plants to grow, and they will
grow under very varied conditions
It takes from 12 to 18 months to
mature the crop, but with proper fer
tilization this time could be somewhat
reduced. After the familiar method
of the sugar prospectus a four crop
program has been worked out for a
650 acre plantation, showing a net pro
fit for the four crops, covering five
years, of $541,000 minimum or
This of course looks very attractive
but if it were in the form of actual
dividend checks it would be more con
vincing. After the manner of the
courteous Hawaiian we would say
"P Ia paha!"
One thinks of the banana solely as
a fruit, but it seems that there Is a
large and growing market for banana
flour, banana figs, and banana fibre.
Banana flour is mado from the
dried banana and has large poss
ibilities. One dealer in New York
wants several thousand pounds a
Due to the great success of the Holt Caterpillar engine
or tractor work The llolt Manufacturing Co. now have
on the market a stationary engine suitable for all classes
of work. This engine operates on gasoline, distillate or
kerosene. Standard sizes are 30, 45, CO and 75 horse
If you know engines you will be pleased with the Holt.
"Write or see us for particulars.
Catton, Neill & Co., Ltd.
weel:. With the high prices or wheat
and wheat flour, banana flour would
have a ready sale In large quantities.
Banana figs are simply the dried ripe
fruit. . The world consumes large
quantities of dried dates, figs, prunes,
apricots, raisins, etc. Dried bananas
it is claimed will rank favorably with
any of these products.
..Banana Fibre. About 5 to 7 per
cent of the banana tree is fibre from
which a very beautiful cloth can be
made somewhat like the pina silk. A
machine has been perfected which will
clean the fibre readily and Inexpensive
ly. At present, however, there Isn't
enough of the fibre available to make
it worth while to install such a
Banana culture requires a good deal
of water. It would seam as though
the Hanalcl region would be the
place for It on Kauai. Suitable
banana lands rent for $20.00 an acre.
This xught to de an encouraging price
for some of the Idle land In that
Y. W. C. A. NOTES
On Wednesday evening, October 20,
the first "Community night" at Wai
mea was celebrated at the Y. M. C. A.
Hall under the direction of the Y. W.
C. A. The program is as follows
1. America All
2. Trio.... Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Chang,
3. Folk Dance.AVaimea Girl Reserves
4. "Merry Life" Waimea Teacher3
5. Boya Acrobatic Stunts
6. "Kalahaua Serenade" Teachers
7. Solo Judge Kapahee
8. Stylish Hawaiian Ladies.
9. Volley Ball....Corps 1 Girl Reserves
K vs. Corps 2 Girl Reserves.
Especially delightful was the fashion
show under the title of "Stylish
Hawaiian Ladies." Mrs. Wright's
mother kindly loaned several very old
fashioned holokus and picture hats
which were featured by attractive
living model3. The audience was
Koloa community night under the
auspices of the Y. W. C. A. on Tuesday
evening was indeed a community
night for all ages took part in the
The Filipino orchestra from Koloa
played selections throughout the cv
ning. The Girl Reserves gave a
Virginia Reel In costume. After that
the entire gathering was Invited to
join in, the invitation being accepted
by a large number.
Relay races for little boys, volley
ball relays for the older boys and
for older girls were followed by
"stunts" directed by Mr. Greenley.
A young mens' volley ball game
concluded the program.
The officers of the Koloa Girls
Reserves Installed a Girl Reserve
Corps In Huleia on Thursday October
21. Twenty-two girls were initiated.
Forty-eight girls from Kapaa School
have applied for membership in the
J. I. SILVA, Prop.
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Capital, Surplus and Undivided Profits
Over One Million Dollars
Kapaia Garage Co,
U. S. TIRES
Automobile M o t o r cy c I e Gas
Engine and General Repairing
Tel. 228, - ,- P.O. Box 236
To make room for new stock we are now selling more than
twenty thousand rolls ofwall paper at discounts verying from
lifty to twenty per cent. This is your chance to replace that
old, soiled wall paper with something bright, artistic and up-to-date
in every respect. ,
Call or write for samples and make your selections early.
The Home Beautiful Department
Lewers & Cooke, Ltd.
., Established 1S53
Lumber and Building Materials, Honolulu
l(i!)-177 S. King St., 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,
long narrow toes and slender French heels.
Buckles of different designs to suit the individual taste.
Black Satin $8.50 to 812.50
White Satin 10.00
Silver Cloth 12.50
White Kid 12.50 to 15.00
Black Suede 15.00
Manufacturers Shoe Store
1051 Fort Street Honolulu, T. H.
Waimea Stables, Ltd.
The largest Parage on Kauai. The best place
to get transportation to
The Barking Sands, Olokele Canyon,
Waimea Canyon, Kokee Camps,
Kukuiolono Park, etc.
We 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 the country.
We Rent Ford Cars Without Drivers.
We have good Riding Horses, accustomed to the
work. We do Praying and Hauling by Trucks
all over the Island We run the Stage Line
between Lihue and Kekaha five round trips
Tel. 43 W
A. GOMEZ, Mgr.
Tel. 402 L
CLEM GOMES. Mgr.