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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL. 16. NO. 46.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1920
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HELP UTILE FELLOW
The Legislature seems to Vie stUl
more or less In the air as to the mat.
tor of teachers' salaries, which was
fane of tho most Important measures
to bo taken up.
In discussing tho Increase of teach
ers' salaries recently Senator C. A,
nice called attention to tho fact that
there are 123 teachcr3 In the Tcrri
torial schools who receivo not more
than S55 a month. ' "Now. Isn't it
nerco," said Mr. Ittco, "oven to think
of a man or woman trying to live on
$55 a month, Tho reccomcndatlons
of the Board of Commissioners is
something fierce ns regard tho in
creased pay of tho higher paid teach
'ers. Thoy have boosted sky high
tho pay of those top-notch people who
are "now getting $200 and oven $300.
If we followed their recommendations
all tho available Increase would be
used up by the lucky bunch, and the
poor lesser ones wouldn't got any.
thing. The commltteo on ways and
means wants to see tho little salaries
raised, and raised very materially.
and wo are going to mako recom
mendations along those lines."
It now looks as though tho divided
counsels in regard to tho wholo mat
ter would result In .postponing it un
til the regular session in February.
COMMUNITY, CHRISTMAS PLANS
A commit'ee comprised of repres
entatives of the Llhuo churches, Mo.
klhana Club, Y. W. C. A., Y. M. C. A.,
Welfare Workers, Public Schpols
iloy Scouts and Llhuo District at
large, met In tho Mokihana club hall
last Saturday morning to discuss plans
for a Community Christmas celcbra
tion at tho coming season.
Rev. Mr. Bayless was elected chair
man, Mrs. E. S. Swan, vico-chairraan
and Miss Madeline Soulc, secretary.
It was decided to hold community ex.
ercises with a troo and other Christ
mas accessories In Lihuo Armory on
Saturday.Christmas night, Dec. 25.
This Is to bo "everybody's Christ
mas" and it is expected that tho conv
imunity will all get back of the plan
Jjd unite in the activities in a true
Christmas spirit. Various 8Ub.com
mlttees from the general community
wero appointed to care for details.
It is the purpose to see that everybody
in tho vicinity gets an invitation to
attend the festivities. Details and
further notices will bo given to the
public as the time approaches.
PINEAPPLE EXECUTIVE ,
PAYS VISIT TO
A. H. Tarleton, executive secretary
of the Hawaiian Pineapple Cannera
Association, left for Honolulu Satur.
day after several days hike through
the district beyond Hanalei. Mr.
Tarleton visited the Kauai Fruit and
Land Company's cannery and the
Hawaiian Canneries factory, where he
conferred with Walter D. McBryde
and Albert Horner, Jr. Tho assoc
lation's experts are expected to visit
the Island soon to conduct an exhaust
Ivo investigation into tho Horner wilt
cure, as a result of Mr. Tarleton's
GOODYEAR ANNOUNCES BIG
C. A. Baggott, manager of Nawill
will Garage, received advice this moc
'nlng of a reduction of 15 per cent on
all Goodyear tires, to take effect Im
mediately. This probably moans
the beginning of a general reduction
In tho tire industry.
HUNTING LICENSE REDUCED
County Treasurer Akana announces
that In future hunting licenses will bo
$5.00 instead of $5.15. This means
that the fifteen cents fee for tho li
cense tag has been abolished.
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PORT ANGELES AT AHUKINI
Tho steamer Port Angeles arrived
at Ahukini Wednesday from Puget
Sound, with lumber and railway mat
erial. She will probably depart
All those interested in forming a
company of tho National Guard in
Llhuo are requested to bo present at
a meeting at Lihuo Armory tomorrow
(Wednesday) night at 7:30,
The bonus percentage for the plan
tation year, ending Oct. 31, waB 27C
percent. This was basedon tho av
erage price for tho year, which was
13.4 cents. This means that tho total
bonus for tho year would bo the
basic wage multiplied by 270.
From month to month of this
bonus was paid on the basis of tho
prico for that month. These partial
payments must of course be deducted
from the 27G per cent total to ascer
tain the balance due. Now, for part
of the timo the bonus rate has been
much higher than 276 per cent, so
that in many cases payments made
outrun tho bonus credit, and there is
no balance coming.
The ordinary laborer has not clearly
understood how this was going to
work, and has flattered himself all
along that he still had 25 of his
bonus coming to him. The conse
quence is that when he comes to the
pay window and gets little or noth
ing, when ho was sure ho was going
to get a small fortune, he is bitterly
disappointed, and feels that an in
justice has been done him.
With commendable patienco and
courtesy the plantation authorities
have done their utmost to explain and
eluefdato the situation, and make
clear to the dissatisfied that no in
justico had been done, and that every
thing was straight and aboveboard.
It is reported that one prominent
manager spent soveral hours with
his Filipino laborers explaining and
elucidating tho bonus to them, with
out any satisfactory result, until he
clarified It by means of a diagram.
All of a sudden thrfy "caught' on,"
and went away satisfied.
There Is, and naturally will bo, for
some time, more or less unrest and
idleness, but there has been no report
of any concerted strike or walk.out.
DR. VICTOR NORGAARD
Dr. Victor A. Norgaard, territorial
veterinarian, is dead ns the result of
a revolver shot through tho heart,
apparently self-inflicted. His body
was found in his home, 148G South
King Street, Tuesday morning, with'
a revolver lying beside It, says tho
Advertiser. Dr. Norgaard, it is bo.
llevcd committed suicide at' about 8:30
Despondency, duo to ill-health and
private affairs, is believed to havo
moved Norgaard to take his life. Ho
had been ailing for a year or more.
Speculation as to what hsd happened
to Norgaard was started by his ah
senco from his office, which ho had
not visited for a week, and by tho
fact that his house had been closed
for two days.
Julius Asch, deputy 3liorlff, made
the investigation which resulted In
the diacovcry of tho body.
Norgaard was 52 years old, and had
lived in tho territory 15 veirs. -He
was born at Copenhagen, Denmark,
November 4, 18.8.
Tyson Norgaard, his only child,
committed suicide by shootjng him
self with a revolver about two years
ago, almost on the ovo of being grad
uated from Oahu College.
Surviving tho deceased are tho
widow, Mrs. Nlcolona T. Norgaard,
whoso homo is at 1549 Kowalo Street,
and a sister, Miss Norgaard, of Maul,
who wirelessed yesterday that sho
would arrive by tho Claudina. Fun
eral arrangements will bo made after
tho arrival here of Miss Norgaard
The body was cremated Tuesday.
The people of Kauai aro to havo a
real musical treat this coming Christ
mas season. A beautiful 3acred
cantata, "Tho Story of Bethlehem",
by Daniel Prothoros is being prepared
by tho combined choirs of Lihuo Un.
ion and tho Hawaiian churchos with
other good singers of tho Island.
under tho direction of Mrs. Italph
Bayless. It will tako about an hour
and a quarter to render U1I3 cantata.
It consists of separate choruses for
ladles and men, solos, quartet, duets
and final choruses, all combining to
gether and tolling tho wonderful
Christmas story. Much hard work
is now being done by tho thirty four
faithful members ot tho chorus. 1
Lihuo 2, Makaweli 1.
The soccer game between Maka
weli and Lihue at Eletlo last Sunday
was a rather unsatisfactory exhibit,
ion all round. Lihuo was especially
off in their game; they played like
they had just got up from a big luau,
and not before tho latter part of tho
last half did they come oui ol their
tranco. Makaweli was not much
better. They had every chanco in
the world to put the game on ico in
(lie first half when they had tho wind
In their favor, but with the exception
of Carml'chael's goal, secured from a
free kick right in front of tho posts,
they failed o scoro, though thoy had
tho ball all but through several times
Llhuo broke all existing records for
kicking holes in the atmosphere
They never had a chance to scoro in
the first half, and oven in tho second
thoy did not score until sovontcen
minutes of play had passed, when
Willie boosted the ball between tho
posts during a scrimmage; Eight
minutes later Fernandez caused
sensation by shooting a goal from tho
side lines near tho contor of tho
field, a distance of about fifty yards.
Chas. Fern refereed tho game.
McBryde 1, Koloa 0.
This irame was played under rather
discouraging conditions. The inter
mlttant showers made the ground so
sloppy and fhe ball so slippery that
It was almost impossible to play at
all. The single goal mado in this
game, was shot in tho last five min
utes of play, and, like the Makaweli
goal, was mado on a free kick, right
in front of tho goal. Dr. L. C. Smith
acted as referee.
NEXT SUNDAY'S GAMES
The games next Sunday will bo
between Llhue and Kolcio at Llhuo
and Maka-,yeli and McBryde atEloele.
HABERDASHERY FOR KAPAA
Still Kapaa is growing. Last week
a drug store was opened in that thriv
ing little town. Next week will see
an up-to.date haberdashery a storo
that will cater exclusively to tho wants
and needs of men and boys. Mr. L.
E. Van Leuvcn recently arrived from
Los Angeles, where he has been for a
number of years connected with a
largo gents' furnishing goods ostab
lishmont, is to bo tho proprietor of
Kauai's first haberdashery. He do
parted for Honolulu last Saturday
evening, where ho will arrange for
Immediate shipment of a largo stock
of tho latest and best line of gontc'
and boys' goods to bo obtained in that
Tho storo will bo opened In tempor.
ary quarters, next to tho now drug
store, until tho big business block,
next to tho bank, which is to bortart
ed immediately, is complotcd, whore
tho haberdashery, as well aa tho drug
storo will bo housed.
PUHI GIRLS' CLUB ORGANIZED
Under tho direction of Ji3s Estollo
Hoe, welfare worker for Grove Farm
plantation, a girls' club was organized
at Puhi camp las weok. Tho follow
Ing officers wero elected: President,
Virginia Tohere; Vice President, Mary
Corroia; Sec.Treas., Helen Pennon
lai. Tno club will moot every
Friday night at Puhl hall for recrea
Lihue Union Church
Next Sunday has been designated
as tho "Mayflower Universal Dlblo
Sunday." Tho day will bo appro
priately observed at this church.
At tho morning hour the pastor
will speak upon "Tho -Bible, Its
Placo in the Life of tho Pilgrim
At 7:30 thero will bo a union serv
ice, with Prof. K. C. Loobrick, of
tho University of Hawaii, as tho
speaker. His subject, "The Pil.
grim's Influence in tho Life of
Our Nation," is one of great in
terest and importanco and the
speaker comes well prepared to
handle his themo. The people ot
tho community havo a raro op
portunity to hear an ablo man with
a wonderful message. Don'tmiss it.
It. W. BAYLESS, Pastor.
The necessary approval b Pres
ident Wilson in Washington, of tho
Issuance ot tho Nawlliwili Harbor
boiula lias been secured, according to
a telegram received recently by tho
Those bonds, as is well known, will
be taken in a block by jjr. George N.
Wilcox Just as soon as they aro avail
able. Whereupon work ought to bo
gin on the harbor Improvements al
This will mean the inauguration of
a now era in tho history of Kauai, and
especially of Lihue, and tho regions
adjacent to it.
THE SLUMP IN RICE
The rlco business has received a
serious set back In tho prevailing low
prices of rice.
Itlce Is now quoted at C.75 in quan.
titles. With this comparatively low
prico following the phenonenal high
prices of a few months ago, and coup
led with the high prices of labor, the
rlco growers are very much disturbed,
and aro anxious as to tho outcome.
Those who are In a position to do so
are holding their stocks over for a
recovery in price.
Tho slump in prices is attributed to
a large crop in California. This crop,
it seems, had been largely placed in
Cuba, at high prices, but becauso of
the financial crash there they aro not
able to take It and pay for It, so It is
on tho market, and California is flood
ing it onto Hawaii hence tho low
Apparently howovor, tho low prices
have not reached tho consumer as
PLANTERS FILM SERVICE
The Planters Association has com
pleted arrangements by which moving
picture films will be shown rqsularly
throughout all the Plantations' of tho
Territory. Tho Consolidated Amuse
ment Co. will supply the films and
they will be shipped to distributors
on each Island and their agents will
then start them out on scheduled
Many of the Plantations havo suit
able halls where theso films can be
shown, and in tho near futuroUhe rest
will bo supplied with them. The
plan is to havo a regular circulating
service on tho basis of threo shows a
week. The films will be carefully
censoied in Honolulu and only the
best will bo used. Cheap prices aro
Tho Honolulu Iron Works has so
cured contracts for threo now sugar
factories in the Philippines, the larg
est of which will bo on tho Island of
Negros with a capacity of 750 tons a
day. This will mako 12 mills In tho
Philippines to their nccount.
All those interested in forming a
company of the National Guard In
Lihue are requested to bo present at
a meeting at Lihuo Armory tomorrow
(Wednesday) night at 7:30,
J. H. Moragne returned this morn
ing from Honolulu.
Miss Madeline Souie returned from
Honolulu this morning.
Sugar Expert Albert Horner camo
over on the Kinau this morning.
F. Timborlake, of Lihuo Store, re
turned this morning from a short va
cation to Honolulu.
Mrs, W. H. Rice, Jr., was among
the returning Llhuo passengers by
tho Klnau this morning.
Mr. and Mrs. D. Rlttmelster, of
Makaweli, wero returning passengers
Chas. Dole leaves for Honolulu this
afternoon to moot his sister, Mrs.
Jones, who Is passing through from
H. Rohrig, of Honolulu, camo over
las( Friday for a combined business
and pleasure visit to his old homo in
Lihuo, Ho will roturn to town this
evening. He has bought tho Joe
Stlckney home In Manoa and will
move in immediately.
The Incessant rains wo havo had
for tho past two weeks or so again
put n crimp into tho schedule of'tho
Kawalhau league on Sunday.
Tho Allies and Pacifies started tho
first game with old Sol nowhere in
sight managed to barely squeeze
through five innings when old Jupiter
Pluvlus ended all proceedings for tho
day. Incidentally, the Pacifies won
tho first game of the second series by
the scoro of 4-1 and for tho first time
sinco -tho season started, managed to
trim the Alllec. The Pacifies some
how seem to be tho favorites of Jup
iter Pluvius, as this is the second
game that has stopped af'er five in
nlngs wlth tho Pacifies leading, the
flrsSt victims boin.r tho Farmers In the
first series. Perhaps its because
they are named after the Pacific
Next Sunday, weather permitting,
tho Libert ys will meet their bitter
rivals, tho Allies, and the Pacifies
will engage tho Farmers.
Tho championship of the first ser
ies has not yet been decided, as the
Allies and Liberfys aro tied for first
placo, and a postponed game between
tho two teams will be played off at
the first availablo opportunity, t
settle tho Issue.
Klnjlro Kano, better known as
King Kano, left fielder of the Makce
baseball team, and Miss Matsuyo
Ogata took the oath of allegiance bo.
foro a minister at Kcalia on Sunday.
Mr. J, C. E. Tabor has secured tho
Ahoon residence as a temporary home,
tho Ahoon family having moved to
Kcalia somo time ago.
Kan Ytu Chun, captain and catcher
of the All. Chinese team, champions
of Honolulu, and considered by many
critics to be the best receiver in the
islands today, wa3 in Kapaa last week
for a short vacation. Ho was accom
panied by S. K. Au, a co.workcr with
him at tho California Packing Cor
That many homesteaders as well as
others in Kawalhau havo had a pros,
porous year, is evidenced by the num
ber of "city homes" being already
completed or Hearing completion. J.
Vevciros and J, Silva are already liv
ing in now and spacious homes. W.
Ebinger and A. Tcxeira will soon have
theirs finished, and others aro being
Tho ouija board mado its first
appearance hero last weok, but it any
body had faith in it before from hero,
say, thoy mttst have been rudely
shocked, as threo out of tho fjpur
baseball games turned out contrary to
to Its wishes. Perhaps tho "medium"
predictions in regard to. Sunday's
did not havo her "controls" in good
working order, but wo aro inclined
to believe that only having two guess
es, sho guessed wrong in every in.
Waialua homesteadtrs report that
they aro having too much rain and
not enough sunshine for their' young
cane. Besides, tho rain has cnusad
othor hardships. As emphasized in
an cdlorlal in tho Garden Island last
week, good roads aro absolutoly vital
to tho homesteader, but tho frequent
nnd heavy rains havo mado tho roads
almost impassable in many sections,
and only by using chains, and going
at a snail's pace so to speak, can tho
cars como to Kapaa. At best, even
without any rain, tho roads at Wai
lua aro in a deplorable condition, and
Eomo speedy romody should bo found
to persuado those in authority to put
tho roads In better condition in order
to enable tho homesteaders to get
their supplies and other necessities
without having to go through a sea of
mud whonover it rains, thereby less.
ening to a great oxtont their chances
of succtss in tho end by increasing
their co3ts for everything they uso.
NEWSPAPER MEN VISIT ISLAND
Cruso Carricl, automobilo editor and
special writer for tho Advertiser, and
Al Williams, official photographer,
spent sevoral days on Kauai last week
in gathering material and pictures
for tho pineaplo number of tho Adver
tiser soon to bg published.
Mr. It, L. Cooke, Sup't. of tho
Mutual Telephono Company'n wire
less department, ys on Kauai Fri
day and Saturday. Ho mado a flying
trip to inspect tho local wireless
station, conditions being such as not
to prolong his stay. .
Mr. Cooko says that in the vory
near futuro people on this island
will probably bo holdliiir conversat
ions dally with friends or business
houces on any of tho other islands,
and with peoplo on ships at sea pro.
vlding tho ships arc equipped with
radio telephone. Negotiations aro
now under way for tho purchase of
apparatus for tho various islands,
and if delivery is not held up tho
radio telephone system will be in op
eration within threo or four months.
In order o get a number on Oahu
it will merely bo necessary to call
the local station on your houco tele
phone, and within a few minutes you
will havo your party. The system
(o be installed will be "tap" proof.
That is, without special apparatus
amateurs and other wireless atations
will not bo able to overhear a conver
sation, thereby making it reasonably
safe for commercial purposes.
This system will probably decrease
the number of telegramc sent from tho
stations dally, but will by no means
do away with them entirely, and tho
Mutual intends to uso the same appa
ratus for telegraphic communication
between tho islands. This will
practically clear up tho interferenco
now being experienced daily from the
high powered navy transmitters, and
from ships at sea, and various other
causes, and will in a great measure
expedite the transmission and recep
tion of telegams between islands.
EKLUND DELIVERING CARS
Walter Eklund, auto salesman for
tho von' Hamm.Young Co., returned
from Honolulu Friday morning with
threo Dodge cars for dellvory. Ho
mado delivery of a 1921 Cadillac ,typo
59, to Mr.. H. D. Sloggott, Grovo Farm,
this morning, and has another just
like it coming on the next boat for
Mr. Win. Hyde Rice.
WEATHER MARS BASEBALL
The weather had a rathor tiampen.
Ing effect on Llhuo midwinter Icaguo
basoball Sunday. Tho Nawiliwill-
.ilhuo gamt' at Lihue was postponed
In tho fourth inning with the scoro
standing 4.3 in favor of Llhue.
At Hanamaulu tho gamo between
tho homo team and tho Filipinos was
played to a finish despite the. rain.
The scoro wa3 24.G In favor of Han
NO SCHOOL NEXT FRIDAY
Vaughan MacCaughey, superinten.
dent of public Instruction, has sent out
a notice that Friday, November 26th,
being the day after Thanksgiving, is
declared to be a holiday In all tho
public schools in tho Territory.
Don't forgot that Thursday is
Thanksgiving Day, If you can't cel
ebrate, keep it In mind in your heart
and bo duly thankful for manifold ,
GOOD RESULTS FROM 109
In Its last crop McBrydo mado a
remarkable showing with 109 cane.
It averaged 7.2S tons of sugar to tho
aero as 'against 4.98 for yellow Cale
donia. On many places 109 Is coming Into
special favor and being largely plant
McBrydo will havo nearly a thous.
and acres of it for 1921.
Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Case, and infant
returned from Honolulu last Friday.
Mr. Caso attended tho chemists' an.
John B. Fernandez, manager ot
Kapala Store, returned Friday morn
ing from a short business visit to
C. Maser, head bookkeeper for LI.
huo plantation, is spending his
vacation with his daughters In Hono-lulu.