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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUEflDA, NOV. !2. 1920
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. IIOFl'ER
NOVEMBER 2, 1920
FIXE. KIT XUT PRACTICAL
Tlic ideal is one thing the actual quite
another, and tin two must needs stand a
jiart. Practical considerations must always
limit theoretic ideals.
lr. lloag's arraignment of the present school
system as "simply atrocious" in its ineffic
iency and wastefulness, is based on the ideal
which demands an individual system of edu
cation for each individual child. In theory
that is all right, but practically it is out of the
qiU'ltion. Why, we can't get enough money
to pay our teachers properly now, on a basis
of one teacher to .'50 or 40 or more pupils!
What would it be if we had a private teacher
for each individual child? What would our
education budget run to if we had say twenty
times as many teachers as we have now, with
twenty times as many school cottages and
Heboid buildings, and twenty times as much
school equipment? Where would the tax
payer "get off"?
PRETEXT FOOD WASTE
Federal authorities at Indianapolis have
started an investigation to determine who was
responsible for many cars of fruit and vege
tables having been left standing in the railroad
yards while the contents decayed and became
worthless. This is an inquiry which really
means as much to people right here on Kauai
as it does to citizens of Indianapolis.
The practice is declared to have prevailed at
, other points on the mainland within the past
few months, too. In fact, fruit and vegetables
have been allowed to rot at such an alarming
rate since the prices have began to decline that
the United States government has stepped in to
investigate and, if possible, punish those guilty
of such acts. As a rule the railroads have been
slow to assist in ferreting out the parties really
responsible, and it has been hard to tell wheth
er the blame should rest on the shippers or the
commission houses to which the foodstuff was
consigned. Rut now even the railroad officials
are becoming alarmed, and promise greater co
operation in the investigations.
Unless someone is punished there is a great
danger that the law of supply and demand will
be worthless, for food sharks will be able to
regulate the supply, and thereby fix prices to
suit themselves, at the expense of the producer
at one end of the line and the consumer at the
other. The strong arm of the federal govern
ment is now raised. Let us hope it descends,
and quickly, upon the guilty, for a penetentiary
sentence or two would be sufficient to stop this
practice before it becomes general.
The fact that Russia and Roland have agreed
to "bury the hatchet" brings great relief to the
world, and especially to the nations of Europe,
among which there is a hope that this is a be
ginning of the end of a struggle that has and
even now menaces Europe and the world.
Roland and Russian delegates signed the
peace articles on Wednesday, October (ith, and
hostilities ceased on the following Friday.
Russia yields to the demands of the Roles upon
practically every point at issue. The new
boundary established by the treaty gives Ro
land a corridor between Lithunia and Russia,
and extends along the lines of the German bat
tle front of RJ15 clear round to the Roumanian
border. The contracting nations have agreed
to a mutual exchange of prisoners, war anil
political, restoration of archives. and other
property taken by the Russians from the Rolish
legation at Moscow, under the Soviet regime,
and the restoration of art and other historic
objects taken from Moscow since 1772. The
treaty provides also for the mutual non-payment
of indemnities, except for property taken
and destroyed by both countries without mili
tary necessity. In all other respects the armi
stice conditions are similar to the original de
claration of the Roles, except in the boundary
settlement. It includes the whole eleven points
of tin? Rolish peace drafj formulated by the
Riga delegation, and four others, making a
total of fifteen points.
The lines defined by the Roles and accepted
by the Soviets is based upon ethnographic lines,
and for that reason should be more satisfactory
than some arbitrary line that has no relation to
Thus the first steps have been taken toward
a world peace, as far as appears upon the sur
face; but beneath the silver cloud there is a
determination on the part of the Soviets to
again attack Roland, when Russia shall have
disposed of other enemies and have accumulat
ed the men and material for another drive to
extend the domain and influence of Rolshevism.
Bolshevism is now threatened from within
and from without. General Wrangel is press
ing hard upon the southern frontier, and the
peasants are rising in revolt. The cessation of
hostilities with the Roles will permit greater
strength to be brought to bear against Wrangel
and for the suppression of the restless peasant
ry that grows bolder and 'more determined,
from week to week, to throw off the yoke of the
Soviets. The French General Wegand is, how
ever, aiding General Wrangel.
On the Lithuanian frontier the Roles are
having plenty of trouble and fighting is severe,
ft cannot last long, however, for the Roles,
freed from their Russian enemies may be able
to make short work of the Lithuanians, prov
ided they insist upon prolonging a struggle
that can have but one end.
THE OXLY WAY
William II. Rankin, president of one of the
greatest advertising agencies in t'lis country
and an expert in every known form of advertis
ing, addressed a meeting of business men in
New Orleans recently, and among other things
he said :
"Newspaper advertising helped to win the
war and has come into its own very largely,
I think, because of the splendid work done
through the newspaper advertising' pages for
the Red Cross, Liberty Loan and every war
time activity. Nearly every department in
'Washington is clamoring for Raid newspaper
advertising space. The army has just com
pleted a successful campaign, spending over
1200,000 in newspapers. And a campaign
costing even more is being pushed to secure
naval enlistments. Seventy-five per cent of
all money appropriated by Uncle Sam goes
into newspaper advertising."
That certainly ought to be of interest to
Kauai merchants, or anybody, for that matter,
who has something to sell. If Uncle Sam
spends three-fourths of his advertising money
in newspapers, isn't it pretty good argument
that newspaper advertising advertising is
better than any other kind? Doesn't it show
that it beats billboard and fence signs and
loud and gaudy stuff stuck along the high
Isn't it pretty good argument that, to get the
worth of your advertising money the biggest
part of it at least three-fourths of it must
be spent for newspaper advertising?
Your Uncle Sam's experts are the finest
advertising men in the world. And if they
have spent millions in testing it out and find
the newspaper to be the best advertising me
dium in the world, isn't their tip worth some
thing to you?
SHAME THAT IS REAL
The fact that several American business men
have been holding interviews daily with Leonid
Krassin, head of the Bolshevist Trade Mission
in London, regarding the opening of commerc
ial relations with Russia, is a shame and a dis
grace to the principles of Americanism.
There is no doubt there would be plenty of
business as a result of such a negotiation ; but
can the United States or any other civilized
nation afford to take the step, to "eat crow," or
to associate commercially or otherwise with a
nation that unreservedly boasts of its deprav
ity; that it is at war with morality and decency,
a nation that is writing its history in blood
and shame, and a nation that does not hesitate
to declare its intentions to conquer the world
and destroy exixsting civilization and set up
in its phice the Red Dragon of Rolshevism; a
nation whose emissaries are today working in
every country of the globe, distributing its de
grading and demoralizing propaganda, stirr
ing up strife and trouble of every kind ; blowing
up buildings and committing all sorts of crime,?
Can the United States afford to open com
mercial relations with such a nation that its
profiteers may revel in filthy lucre, while the
nation's honor is sacrificed upon the altar of
mammon. Let not this shame come upon us.
Let not the stars and stripes be sullied by men
who would sell their own souls and the honor
of their wives and daughters for filthy gold.
Villa is to be allowed to settle on a ranch
with the distinct understanding that he musn't
One southern editor says that every time he
prices a new suit he has to revise his version of
Wheat dropped sixty cents at harvest time.
Goodness, but how we wish they had to har
Near-beer has its faults, but it doesn't make
a man go home and beat his wife and children.
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