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1 THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, JAN. 18, 1921
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday , -
KENNETH C. HOPPER - - y Managing Editor
TUESDAY - - - - - - - JANUARY 18, 1921
SUPPORT YOUR HOME DEALER
In any community we depend on one
another for our existance The store, the
dairy, the market, the garage, the plumber, the
tailor: these are public conveniences: we
couldn't get along without them. They are
essential to the life of any community, and we
would raise a great outcry if we didn't have
them. They are here jor their own profit to
be sure, but also for our convenience. They
aro dependent on our support, and if we fail
to support them they must retire. As a
rule the efficiency of the service they render
de ends on the kind of support vbieh they
receive. If there is a large demand for their
gords they can carry a largn and varied stock.
A very limited demand means a very limited
stockstock and poor service.
' Now when we the natural patrons of our
home dealers, transfer our trade to strangers
far away we are undermining the prosperity of
our own community, and are delivering a
thrust at our neighbors which will boomerang
back against ourselves. Suppose everyone in
the community did that, where would the com
muaity be? Suppose everyone bought every
thing from mail order houses on the mainland,
and our local stores had to go out of business,
or carried only salt salmon, hardtack, and
marches, how would we like it?
Good service and fair prices are contingent
on good support and can hardly be expected
without it. .
IIEED THE CRY OF THE CHILDREN
No appealing cry for help of real merit is
ever turned down by Hawaii. "Freely ye
hare received, freely give,"is a command that'
we have never failed to heed. So now when
the emaciated arms of three and a half million
children are stretched out to us, and we hear
their piteous pleading for the barest necessi
ties of life, in food and clothing, we cannot, and
we will not turn a deaf ear to them.
A dollar a month will carry these starving
children through to the end of the year, when
it is hoped better conditions will prevail.
Kauai can well afford to take hundreds of
these children under her fostering care, and
thus do her share towards winning the ever
lasting gratitude of these stricken countries to
America. Every smallest town and village
and hamlet of the mainland is responding. We
must have our part in the great work.
Soviet Armenia has annulled all foreign
loans, "especially the American loan, which
the workers of Armenia have been toiling to
repay." This comes as a result of the revo
lution which turned 'Armenia over to the Sov
iets. The "American loan" was a food credit
extended through the relief administration, an
emergency measure to prevent starvation, with
the understanding that payment was to be
made if the Armenians got into a position
which made payment possible. Thus far
nobody has heard of the workers of Armenia
trying to repay the bonds which their govern
ment deposited. There may have been a good
reason for non-payment. They have been
, harassed and defeated ,by the Turks, aud not
a hand has been raised to -save their republic
from destruction. ..
Armenia is now Bolshevist, and why? The
answer is easy. Armenia was between the
jaws of the vice. The Turks were applying
the power to the screw aud were squeezing the
last drop of Armenian blood outof the helpless
country, when Russia, Soviet Russia, comes to
the relief of the desperate people, accepts their
allegiance, aud protects them from the mur
derous hands of the Turks. Can we blame
the Armenians? Not if we are just, aud we
should soundly condemn ourselves and every
other nation for permitting the atrocities that
have been . perpetrated in Armenia. The
Allied nations made Armenia a republic, in
name only, then abandoned her to her fate, and
raised not a hand to stay the murderous pro
cedure of the Turks. It is a shame to treat
Armenia or auy other nation in such a scan
dalous manner, and there should not be a
complaint that Armenia is now Bolshevist.
She has a right to be. , '
A brewery at Wilkesberre has been seized
by the government because it was making beer
that contained more than one-half of one per
cent alcohol. Other breweries are going to be
seized, then they will realize that they have
not only been manufacturing an illegal pro-.
duct but have been brewing trouble for them-.
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It may not be far distant to the time when
each State will have a governess, and why not?
MAUNA KEA MAIL
MAY LOSE SOME
Fifteen pouches of first-class mail,
15 sacks of second-class mail and one
case of second-clasB matter were
taken off the inter-island steamer
Mauna Kea last Tuesday morning in
a thoroughly watersoaked condition,
local postofficei officials announced,
states the Star-Bulletin. The. ship
arrived at 10:30 o'clock, four hours
late, oving to a heavy storm. The
mall is from the Hilo and Koh'ala dis
tricts en Hawaii.
Postmaster D. H. MacAdam said
the be t possible distribution of tht
mall w.ll be made, although in many
cases i he addresses are obliterated
and so ne matter is damaged beyond
As the Inter-Island Steamship Co.
Is undr contract with the U. S. gov
erament for the handling of mail
matter, it will be subject to payment
of damiges, Mr. MacAdam asserted.
NO FliRTHER REDUCTION
IN FORD CARS SOON
keting our cars at a loss until we are
able to materially reduce present
costs through lower material prices
and greater manufacturing efficiency.
While we have of course made some
progress in bringing down operating
costs, we still have a long way to go
before any thught can be given to
further reductions in present car
prices, so we have no hesitancy in
making these open statements to
acquaint you with the true situation.
"You can therefore give assurance
to prospective purchasers of Ford
cars that now is their real opportunity
to buy below cost and obtain delivery.
Everyone is familiar with the heavy
demand for Ford cars in the Spring
and this year will be no exception, as
in spite of conditions, business is 'al
ready rapidly accumulating, . so that
many ' who deire Ford cars will . be
obliged to wait perhaps until mid-sum
mer for. delivery causing considerable
inconvenience and possibly financial
loss, particularly to commercial cus
tomers "We expect you to protect the in-
terests of prospective buyers in your
community by placing these facts be
fore them." ,
' Yours very truly,
W. A. Ryan
; . Manager of Sales
Can at Present Selling Below
Cost of Production
That there is no prospect for a
further reduction in the price of Ford
. cart in the near future is shown in a
letter rated December 29, received by
C. A. Baggott, manager of Nawillwill
Garage, from the Ford Motor Com
pany. The letter reads as follows:
"Several inquiries have recently
come to us concerning the liklihood
of another reduction in the price of
our cars, and as these inquiries no
doubt emanate from prospective pur
chasers, we want to state agaia with
greater emphasis that Ford cars are
already being sold at a figure actually
below cost and for an indefinite per
iod another reduction or change in
design is entirely out of the question
and not at 'all contemplated.
"We believe the public will be fair
enough to fuH appreciate the frank
ness of the above when they considei
the extent of our recent price cut
which was in fact the equivalent of
several redustions in one, in our des
ire to contribute toward satisfying
their demands for lower living costs
' notwithstanding our sacrifice in mar-
In ulcs iilrii
is now payable to
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