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( THE GARDEN ISLAKt), TUESDAY, OCT. 2(J. 1920
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
K EN X KT H C. HOTTER' - Managing Editor
TLT.-DAY - - - OCTOBER 20, 1920
A BUILDING ORDINANCE
v iii-e pliul ( learn tL;it 1 li i iijx are in lino
for .!u- adoption ly 1 lie Buiird of Supervisors
of n county liiiililinst onHiKimr.
Tl ir is :i I'li'i'snic Unit vi have loiiji iidvo
c.itid. :.;id si r.t'iisur Hint there has long been
seri( . need of.
All .! tlTe Island, esiieeially in the more
loni:'-:i. renters, insanitary, unsafe, and un
sightly sharks are growing up wliiih are a
men. io health and morals, and a disgrace
to or. i. od name.
Tl (: ;' sharks, and these offensive and virions
romlii :;in once established it is difficult to
root I lu 11 out.
Tl e iking to do is to nip them in the hud he
fore (key are established.
Wj trust that such an ordinance as is pro
pose. I will he framed to cover the whole Island
and nor one on two populous centers only.
This i the mistake they made on Hawaii, llilo
has an effective building ordinance, but the
outlying rural communities still continue to
go 11 cir old vicious way, and slums and plague
rente is are growing up which will cost a lot
of money and effort and bitterness perhaps to
It is none too early to prevent the develop
ment of these evils. An ounce of prevention is
better than a pound of cure.
' With such an ordinance behind him our
efficient Board of Health officer will soon work
out a new order of things all over the Island.
BACK TO NORMAL
There isn't a man or woman on Kauai foolish
enough to expect the price of clothing and
foodstuffs to drop back to 1011 figures over
night. They never expect to see 40c butter and
-"' eggs any more. And yet it appears that
the dec line of a few cents here and a few dollars
there which they have been anticipating has
The break in the sugar market a few weeks
ago seems to have started it, for potatoes have
followed it and from .CT and a bushel last
spring they are now down to as low as !1..0 a
bushel in mauv communities on the mainland.
Declines in meat prices of a few cents on the
pound have become general throughout the
country, and puckers state that as a result of
the greatest corn crop in the history of the
nation pork prices are due for a still further
decline. 'Women buyers have noted a fall of
a few cents in the price of cotton goods, while
clothing prices have actually gone off several
dollars on the suit over Ihe same time last
Various reasons-are given for, the declines,
and any of them appear acceptable. But Ihe
fact that more people are laying away their
money now, and have quit buying' foolishly
that which they did not need seems to be the
most plausible reason of all. Manufacturers
are heavily stocked, and in most instances with
goods .they must dispose of at a reasonable
profit. They know that the orgy of money
spending is about over, and to realize on their
investment they must meet the buyer half way
in the mutter of fair prices. There is less
tendency to hoard, too, than during 'the war.
and that has helped to lower prices. It is the
swing of Ihe pendulum hack in the other direc
tion, and still further drops may be expected if
everyone will buy carefully and only what they
actually have to have.
FORD'S Xi:V STI NT
It begins to look as though Henry Ford's
recent cut in price of nJimi in his autos, without
reducing the wages of a single working man in
his employ has "started something." Big bus
iness, which is another name for Wall Street,
threw up its hands and shuddered to think what
miglit happen to Il.nry. And then .the con
cerns in which they have money invested com
menced to follow his example. The tire people
paid little beul -uuiil Mr Ford threatened to
start manufacturing tires. And now they've
decided to cut off a few dollars on the retail
prices of I heir products.
The example set by Henry Ford, in trying
to get back to pre-war prices, will doubtless be
followed by manufacturers of many other art
icles, because if is very evident that if Ford
an cut the price of his product and still pay
good wages-and no I'.ici'oiv in the world pays
better wages-there is no reason why other pro
ducts made of iron ami steel and leather and
rubber can't also be trimmed considerably.
We do not expect a reduction in the price of
farm products, that is, not to any great exfen't.
because Kuropc needs food and the market for
grain is not confined to the United States, as
is the market for auios and many other manu
factured products. Kvery man who has given
it a thought knows that Henry Ford isn'lcut-
ting prices to the point where he will lose
money. For that reason he argues, and right
ly, that if Fold can cut and still make a profit
thousands of others can do the same thing.
And they are prep; .red to join with their neigh
bors all over the land in thanking the Detroit
auto king for seeing an example that has done
More than anything yet to start prices back to
where they really ought to be.
STICK TO FACTS.,
day we picked up an exchange and
found llii-- .ittle rhvme:
"'Wit i ii ijau start la udvvii'iKf,
Stick to facts!
!:,! business isn't built on ties
Stick to facts.
X-) matter u hat iou hart: to net!,
'J lie truth is yood cnoitrh to tell
Jtonst your iooils ami boost tin in irell
Hut stick to facts!"
And there is a whole sermon in those few
words, 'tie KaUai man who advertises knows
it pays to advertise. And he also knows that
advertising must be truthful if he holds the
customers advertising will bring into the store'.
The man whe elcesn't believe- in aelvertising is
usually the one who plae'i'd an al or twe in the
paper, elieln't stick to facts, or elieln't ele as he
aelvertiseel, and then can't umlerstaud why he
couldn't fool the peeple.
You can depend em the ads you mid in this
paper, and that is why they are1 worth reading,
line by line each week. Our advertisers are
men who know that it epiys to stick to facts.
Ami the man who wem't do this isn't aelvertis
ing. So, as they used te say in the gooel old
d lys, yeui can "draw your eiwn conclusions'' as
to why a whole lot of men who should be adver
tising are not eleiing so.
Another se'ssion of school, eir another term,
as the pupils prefer to speak ef it, much as
though Ihey were- talking about a penitentiary
sentence, has opened. Ami yet it appears to
have' created no special interest on Kauai.
Citizens generally are gedng right aheael, sat
isfied te know that school is open and perfectly
content to let the'' pupils and the teachers make
it either a sueeessfrl year or a failure.
Right here is a geieid time to start changing
that edd way ef looking upon eiur schools. Nevv
is a good time' t learn that each man ami
each woman in the community owes it to theni
M'lves, the pupils, the teachers ami the world
into which the children are going 1o live to
take a personal interest in school affairs.
There is no reuse in why every man and weiman
em the Island can't find a little time', at least
once a meinth, to visit the school room and se'e
the seliol irs at work. It le'iids inspiration to
t item,. because' they are eueourageel when they
know edeler peeiple are interested in them. It
proves he'lpful to the teachers, feir it shows
fhe'in they have the- co-operation of the pe'eiple
they serve'. It will help you, teio, if it does
nothing mem- than show yeui how great, are Ihe
improvements alemg educational lines over the
days wl en yeiu were in school.
You are a stockholder in this, one of the
greatest of all our institutienis. You are re
sponsible in a large1 way for the success eir the
failure e,f eiur schools. They are geiing to
prosper and the- children are geiing tei succeed
just in proportion tei the interest and co-oper-alion
ou elisplay. Remember that, take an
hour off this week, visit the .school ami let the
pupils ami teachers both se'e that your-heart
is in the right place and that you've a sensible
head em yeiur shoulders. .
On Novembi'r 11th the United State's will
celebrate Armistice' Day. It will be the second
anniversary of the signing eif the armistice, and
Ihe end eif two years eif peace, during which
time we have he-en technically at war, a condi
tion that has be-e-u very disadvantage-ems tei us
commercially and industrially, and from an
economic view point very embarrassing. What
ellee-t this unfdrt uimte condition will have upon
the- volers eif the country is elitlicult to proph
esy; but it is umpiest ionable that the interests
e.f fhe- e-ountry demand peace and a re-sumption
eif business aml'diplomalic relations.
If the Soviets have told Ihe truth in stating
that the I'ole-s have received ne-e-eh-d supplies
from the Allies, the-y have merely confirmed the
realization of the hope's eif all civilized peoples.
The- Uniteel Stale's De-part meat eif Labor Sta
tists notes a ele-crease eif U per rent in the
ge neral level of wholesale prices during the
month eif August.
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