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' THE GAft&fiN ISLAND, TUESDAY, KoV. 23, 1920
THE G ARDEN
Issued Every Tuesday
I SLA N D
W. C. BREWER
KENNETH C. HOPPER
TUESDAY - -
NOVEMBER 23, 1920
GO EASY ON THE HOME OWNER
The proposition now before Legislature to
raise from ?:.00 to ?1,500 the tax exemption on
residence property, anil from ;'00 to ?00 that
on household furniture will doubtless strike a
responsive chord in the minds of most tax-payers.
In these days of abnormally high building
costs the ordinary man of small means hesi
tates long before assuming the burden of own
ing his own home. And that hesitation is
materially enhanced when he considers the
taxes he will have to pay on it.
Xow, the ideal citizen is the man who owns
his own home he is in the community to stay;
he is identified with the community as a part
of it; lie improves his property; he wants to
build up the community: he is a permanent
asset. Any reasonable assistance that will
convert the indifferent, negligent renter into
an interested, loyal householder deserves
commendation and support.
We trust that this bill mav become a law.
THE LANGUAGE SCHOOL SOLUTION
With the die very likely being cast as we
write we are naturally hesitant about making
any affirmation one way or the other in regard
to tiie Language school question.
However: we heartily concur with the gov
ernor in his desire to have the matter settled "
during this session. This is one of the press
ing problems for which this special session
was called. The matter has been pretty well
thrashed out, farther post ponment means only
Furthermore, we agree with the governor
in his evident approval of Senate Bill 32, a
compromise measure, which we believe will
make for peace and harmony and prosperity
for these Islands, and at the same time prac
tically dispose of the menace of the Language
In any controversy we are all apt to want
more than we can get, and more, often times,
than we ought to have. The wise man accepts
with good grace what he can get, and often
finds, when the dust of conflict has cleared
away, that he has got ail that was really worth
Dr. E .X. Young is leaving for good this
During the two years, or more, of his incum
bency in Ihe very responsible and very arduous
position of Community physician and surgeon,
he has proved his eminent fitness for the dif
ficult station and has drawn to himself a large
circle of friends and admirers who are sorry
to see him go.
The vigor, firmness and efficiency with
which he handled the very menacing flu situa
tion, especially in the first instance, was most
helpfully reassuring at the time, and most
satisfactory in the outcome. It must consti
tute a large claim to grateful recognition on
Ihe part of the v.'hole community.
We are confident that everyone will uuite
witli us in wishing him every success, and will
follow his career with interest.
When the governor was on Kauai a year ago
he commented on the fact that Kauai was
always very modest in her demands on the
Treasury. This modesty is illustrated in the
demands being made on the special session of
the Legislature now in session. Kauai asks
for only Sf 150 for the Accident Hoard while
Hawaii and Maui want $1,200 and $1,250
The high cost of living is due to receive u
knock-out blow in the near future. Prices are
to continue to slide rapidly for six or seven
months, when llu re will have been a depression
of at least 50 per cent, say delegates to the Chi
cago Convention of the National Purchasing
Agents, held in the Windy City on October 11.
It is not expected that there will be anything
like a panic, but a gradual dropping in the
price of commodities until something like nor
mal conditions are established. Pre-war
prices are not expected, however, for at least,
The magnificent water-power development at
Niagara Falls luu been pronounced out of date,
inefficient and wasteful. A project is now
on foot to increase the mechanical energy by
constructing a thirteen mile canal, having an
intake above the falls and an outlet near the
rapids. This project is claimed by expert
engineers to provide for an increase of power
and a conservation of the water supply, and
by the use of a submerged dam, above the falls,
to protect the Canadian channel from the rapid
wear that will m time, unless the flow of the
water is checked, eat away the soft bed-rock so
that there will be no flow of water on the
American side of Goat Island.
Within the last six months hides have taken
a drop of fifty per cent to pre-war prices.
Shoes are in line for a drop in price. How
soon we cannot state with any degree of accu
racy. In the past we have been told that it
was the high price of leather that kept the price
of shoes so high. Today hides are back to
pre-war prices. Leather has dropped fifty per
cent or more. Labor is still high, and will re
main high for some time. However, the con
sumer should receive some benefit. from the low
price of hides and leather. If shoes are held
at high prices the sales will be greatly curtail
ed, and the repair shops will do a flourishing
Captain Joe Bernard, after spending four
years hunting for blond Eskimos, and thus far
finding only brunettes, believes that story of
Stefansson's is not altogether free from fiction,
and it is now the belief of Captain Bernard
that Srefansson ran a peroxide bleachery in the
far north, and that his blonds were the product
of his own works.
Wholesale and Retail Groceries
Dry Goods of all Descriptions.
The uninitiated at any rate will be
surprised at the enormous attendance
on the great games of football, base,
ball, etc. An article in the Adver
tiser reports the figures.
The Yale Bowl is the largest thing
of the kind in America, and has just
been enlarged to accomodate 73,000.
California University stadium will
hold 26,000 and is the largest on the
Pacific Coast. Both of these stad.
iums are already sold out for the
great games of November 20th, all
the tickets being taken by students
and alumni, leaving none for the gen
The Yule attendence is considered
enormous, but it is Inconsiderable
alongside the bis games in England
and Scotland. The world's record
attendance for a football gaire Is
held by the city of Glasgow in March
1912, when the crowd of spectators
numbered 127,000. The common
everyday crowd for an ordinary game
runs to 75,000 or 80,000 people. There
is however, a very important differ.
ence in the accommodations given.
In America every spectator is entitled
to a seat and gets it, while in England
only the very few favored ones get a
ehance to sit, at high prices. The
general public stand through the whole
of the game.
It is evident that provision will have
to be made in America for accommo.
dating very much larger crowds than
r t present. It stands to reason that
it will never do to limit the attendance
to the students and their friends,
the general public must be recognized
and provided for.
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