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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUE8DAT, NOV. 30, 1920
Kapaia Garage Co.
U. S. TIRES
c man D
Automobile M otorcycle Gas
Engine and General Repairing
Tel. 228 - - - P. O. EW236
To make room for new stock we are now selling more than
twenty thousand rolls of wall paper at discounts varying 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.
Lumber and Building Materials, Honolulu
lo'J-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.
Mack Satin 5S.50 to $12.50
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.
At Waimea and Nawiliwili
The most famous Garages on Kauai. The
place to get transportation to
The Barking Sands, Olokele Canyon,
Waimea Canyon, Kokee Camps,
Kukuiolono Park, Wailua Falls,
Hanalei, Haena Caves
Our autos arc 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 do Praying and Hauling by Trucks all
over the Island. We run the Stage Line
between Lihue and Kckaha three round
trips per week
Tel. 43 W
A. GOMEZ, Mgr.
Tel. 192 L
CLEM GOMES, Mgr.
HE UNDID ME
By J. M. Lydgate
The matter of testing and rating
mental ability and mental develop
ment seems to be in the air now. The
magazines are full of it, Dr. Hnag
has emphasized it to us, and some of
our local pedagogues are dabling in
it. And until you have taken some of
these tests, and find out where vou
stand, you can't be quite sure wheth
er you have any mind at all. That
you hold reputable university de
grees; that you are a successful
business, or professional man, this
cuts no figure at all, your yard, man
may beat you all hollow on the Blnet
tests, and prove conclusively, because
scientifically, that you are an itn.
becile compared with him.
Have you taken the Binet tests?
My friends kept asking me, "Have
you taken the Binet tests?" And
when I replied, "No, I don't take any
thing. I believe in Christian Science."
They looked at me with patronizing
pity, as much as to say. Poor man!
Where ignorance is bliss! So finally
I realized that if I was going to re
tain my position and my reputation
in the community, I would have to
confirm them by taking, the Binet
Now, I would have you know that
I am a University man, holding M.
A. and B. D. degress; have been a
successful plantation manager, and
am a member of a learned profession,
eth ,n w etaoin etaoin etaoin nonn
standards, reaches well up into the
very superior intelligence class. I
tell you this, not by way of taking
any credit for these attainments, but
just to show you how absolutely
worthless they are when it comes to
the Binet tests.
I Concluded to Try Them
I found in one of the recent popular
magazines, a representation of some
of the more common, and more ele
mentary tests, such as they give to
children in the second or third
grade. They call them Mentimeters
I would mentimeter myself.
My wife, who knows my limitations
better than I do myself, volunteered
to help me, and we devoted the eve.
ning to it.
The Wrong Word
The first easy test was to fill in
the missing words in a sentence. 1
tried this one: "Almost any man..
....if he really tries" I speculated a
few moments, and filled in, "Almost
any man can get drunk If he really
tries." That was wrong it should
have been: "Almost any man can
stay a bachelor if he really tries "
I tried another: "The
children their friends
njost." Having children of my own,
out of a large experience, I wrote
'The inquiring children worry their
friends most." No, that was wrong.
It should have been: "The good chil
dren love their friends most." The
For each of these answers I got
only 2 out of a possible 10, and that
was all for "effort."
The Pigs In Clover Puzzle
Just below on the page there was
something more suited to my mental
caliber, at least my wife thought so.
It was a puzzle, a sort of pigs In
clover business, where you go in
through the bars, and wander round
In a maze for a while, and then come
out in due time at the other end,
without retracing your steps, or
jumping the fence. There, were two
of them, one easy one for a child of
five, and one more difficult for a child
of ten. Naturally I took the diffi
cult one, for which you were given
ten seconds. I rushed at it boldly
and made fine headway for four or
five turns. Keeping my eye on the
watch. I would make it, with several
seconds to spare. Then I got lost,
and retraced my steps, and jumped
the fence, and got tangled up hope
lessly, and finally, 15 seconds behind
time, came out where I went In. And
I got absolutely no allowance for ac.
complishment, or effort either. The
effort of such a "goop" wasn't worth
Put Me in the Five Year Class
It began to dawn on me that I be
longed in the five year class I would
anyhow make good there. So I tried
it. Carefully, deliberately, steadily,
like the man who realizes that he
is "stewed" and doesn't want to
show it, I made my attack on that
childs puzzle. I paused at every!
turn ,and looked ahead to make sure'
where I was going to como out, and'
then moved on, very slowly, and very
carefully; and finally, glory to
Goodness! I made It! I got out at the
right place. But I was IS seconds
late. I simply wasn't in It with the
average five year old kid in knicker
bockers! I Try Something Else
Passing the next one which was a
fearfully complicated pigs in clover
business, which I couldn't have got
through in a hundred years, I turned
to some pictures at the bottom of
the page. Above them was the cap
tion: "Mark the thing that is wrong."
The first was a little bird on a twig,
a chipper little bird with his head
cocked one way and his tail another
Now what was the matter with that
bird? Ho had an unfamiliar look
but he might be a foreign bird, an
English Meadow Lark, or a Brazilian
humming bird, or a Now Zealand
Kea. birds that I was not personally
familiar with. And I was about to
give it up when I cried, "Why that
bird has throe legs! I never saw a
bird with three legs like that; that's
what's wrong!" I had solved one of
the problems successfully, all by
myself. I felt like a man who has
made a fortunate in one lucky strike
in stocks. But. it had taken me
three times as long as the ordinary
child takes to solve the came prob
lem. A Mind Like Molasses
Anyhow, it was a relief to know
that I did have some mind even
though it was as slow as molasses.
Much Too Hard For Me
Adjoining the three legged bird
there was a four legged table, with a
small animal on it, contemplating
something that looked like a lump
of mud. but was perhaps meant for a
piece of cheese. The animal had one
tail, two ears, four legs, and one eye
on the side facing you. All these
things seemed to be entirely in order.
The table looked to be about four or
five feet long, and the animal which
I took to bo a rat. tail and all seemed
to cover about half of it, and he had
to edge around corner ways to get
himself all on and leave any room for
the cheese. That was what was
wrong, the situation was too cramp
ed! But what to mark was the ques.
tion; the table, or the tail or the
Billy Beats Me "Hollow"
My youngest child coming In just
then, sleepy and ready for bed, I ap
pealed to him. "Billy, what ails that
rat? With his little fist in one eye,
and looking diagonally across with
the ohtre, quick as a flash he shot
out, "See them ears, rabbits!" Sure
enough no rat that ever came out of
the ark had ears like that! Beaten
again by a kid!
There were other pictures, presum
ably more difficult and accordingly
utterly beyond me. Ono was a
child sitting in the midst of a num
ber of toys. I couldn't see that any
thing was wrong, except that ho
was letting the toys alone instead of
smashing them up. Needless to say
that answer wasn't right.
Another was a picture of a loco
motive apparently complete and in
order in every respect. My wife
thought the cowcatcher was on thei
wrong end. With Artcmus Ward
she thought it should be at the back.
But I told her that was only for slow
trains that couldn't keep ahead of
the cows. Some friends came in,
among them a civil engineer, an ex
locomotive tngineer, and a prominent
college professor, and we tried
them on that picture without any
results, , they couldn't see anything
wrong. And thus far we have failed
to find anyone who could discover
anything wrong with that engine.
All of which shows how deplorably
ignorant and mentally deficient the
ordinary person is who hasn't been
nurtured on Binet.
HOW DO YOU BUY YOUR
By J. A. Hogg, Manager Kauai
How do you buy an auto tire
price per tire or price per mile? There
is a vast difference. Cost comparisons
are in favor of the latter as the way
In the tire center of the world, one
of Akron's "Big Four" has crack
squads of tire builders who sign every
tire they make and are htld account
able for its service. If one comse
back the maker is penalized.
Factory experts found by exhaust
ive tests that a certain change would
add 2000 miles per tire. Though it
involved the expenditure of a fortune
$1,336,000, and the change was madt.
Today car owners are Baving $50,000,
000 by the improvement.
A canvas of the tire records of this
company in the state of California re
veals astonishing results in Miller
mileage and uniformity. Cord tires
are found to be averaging 16,250 miles.
Forty-five per cent of the company's
dealers have never asked for an ad.
justment on a tire and the balance
average loss than one returned out of
every 200 usud.
Kauai Glee Club
The Midnite Frolix
Ball En Masque
New Year's Eve
Politeness is the exhibition
in manners or speech of a con
siderable regard for others.
.Politeness costs nothing, but
it is worth a great deal; it is a
valuable business asset in deal
ing with the public. Polite
ness is the distinguishing mark
of manners and good breeding.
You will receive polite
"The Bank for Everybody"
"How long does it take, and
What will it cost?"
are the two questions that are always asked the Chiropractor.
The first cannot always be answered accurately, excepting to
state that when the faulty vertebra is restored to its normal
position, health will result.
For acute illness, and conditions resulting from a recent
strain, shock or jar, very often one or two visits are sufficient.
Chiropractors daily demonstrate that, in health matters, "An
adjustment in time saves nine."
Where the subluxation (partial dislocation) of the verte
bra is permit ted to remain uncorrected for months, or years,
the condition of the surrounding ligaments, muscles and carti
leges become altered, and it takes the Chiropractor several
months of regular, daily adjusting, in order to restore the con
dition permanently to normal.
The rule is: Acute cases yield very quickly, and chronic
cases yield slowly but steadily until Health is restored.
The arrangement of my office provides capacity for over
a hundred patients daily, and my wish is to place my services
within the reach of everyone who needs Chiropractic. My
office charges are $L for sitigle adjustment; a card good for
six visits, 10.; or, in chronic cases, a card good for 24 visits
will be iss'ued for ?;(.". My terms, to all, at these prices, are
strictly cash in advance for all cards issued. The cards are
good until used.
Consultations and spinal analysis, free.
Calls made, any time, anywhere.
Wm. S. HAMACHER
Successor to FRANK C. MIC.IITON, I. C.
Second Floor, Tip Top Building, Lihue
Office Tel. 157 L
Nights: Lihue Hotel