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ESTABLISHED 1904. YOL. 17. NO. 8.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY, 22. 1921
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NEAR EAST RELIEF
ORGANIZES ON KAUA
Dr. Loyal Lincoln Wirt, direct
or of the relief expedition to the
Near East, has made a very hasty
visit to Kauai, arriving on Friday
and returning Saturday to Hono
lulu. He had time however, to
deliver five very earnest and
pointed lectures on the subject of
the Near East famine sufferers."
This has seemed sufficient to get
action from Kauai. The good
people of the Garden Island have
not yet failed to do their part
either before, during or since the
war in speedily furnishing succor
to the needy.
The Island is thoroughly organ
ized for this latest drive, as fol
lows: Kev. It. W. Bayless Island
Chairman; Prank Crawford, Is
land treasurer ; Miss Katlieriue
Melntyrc Chairman, Lihue; Mrs.
Wuttrhousc and Mrs. Cropp, Ko
loa; Mrs. Frank Alexander, Eleele
' Mr. Brandt, Waimea, dist. chair
man; Makaweli, Mrs. B. D. Bald
win, Mrs. Dunn; Waimea, Mrs. C.
B. Hofgaardj Mrs. Tuttle, Mrs. I.
Cox; Kekaha, Mrs. Wm. Danford,
Mrs. Jas. Donald ; Kapaa and Kil
auea, Mrs. Katherine Larsen;
Haualei, Miss Cook, Kev. David
Lihue has already responded
with over $3000 and. other places
from reports are following suit
with corresponding generosity,
Kauai High School is reported to
have subscribed over $500.
KAUAI DANCES TO JAZZ
The visit of Johnny Noble's
musicians has given the dancing
public of Kauai an opportunity
to trip the light fantastic to a
real, houcst-to-gooudess jazz
band. The band gave dances at
Waimea Friday night, at Lihue
on Saturday night and at Eleele
last night; all of which were well
attended and greatly enjoyed.
They appeared on the Tip Top
program Sunday night and ren
dered several selections that were
greatly enjoyed by the audience.
W. M. Mullin is the man re
sponsible tor getting the baud to
Kauai and it is to be hoped that
he will bring them over again in
the near future.
Word comes from C. T. Bailey,
Commissioner of Public Lauds,
that the Kalalau lands, the leases
for which hove been advertised,
have been withdrawn from the
HUMANE 80CIETY ON KAUAI
A Kauai Branch of the Humana
Society has been organized and is
now In operation for the various bene
iicient purposes of such an organiza
tion. The officers are Mrs. W. H.
Rico, Jr. president: Mrs. Dr. Water
house vice-president; Mrs. Digby
Sloggett, treasurer; Mrs. V. P. Jen
nings, secretary, with the Mrs. Mene
fogllo, Sanborn, Wilcox, Danford,
Horner and Cropp as directors.
J. 8. B. PRATT, JR.
IS PROUD DADDY
Wednesday, February 16, was a day
9' of great rejoicing in the homo of Mr.
and Mrs. John Scott Boyd Pratt, Jr.,
for on that day they welcomed the
arrival of John Scott Boyd Pratt III.
Mother and child are doing nicely.
Mr. J. S. B. Pratt., Jr., is head over
seer of Kilauea Sugar Plantation Co.,
and Is the eldest son of Dr. J. S..B.
Pratt, of Honolulu. Mrs. Pratt was
formerly Miss Elizabeth Kastle, of
Kauai Will Celebrate Harbor Day When
First Stone Is Placed for Breakwater
At the meeting of the Chamber
of Commerce, held in Waimea last
Thursday, that body of' Kauai's
representative men decided to cel
ebrate the occasion of the placing
of the first block of stone in the
big breakwater at Nawiliwili, by
holding , formal ceremonies and
making ilie day one of general jol
lification and rejoicing.
The matter has been placed in
:! Kapaa Notes I
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A local Korean, wlio had been
employed in a tailor shop, was
sent to Honolulu on Saturday
charged with being a little luny
in his upper story. Officer Isaac
Kuiu was given a chance to visit
Honolulu in charge of the man.
Yuen Kee Cafe was the scene
of much noise and good times on
Saturday evening. As already
announced, the proprietor conclu
ded his program of entertaining
his friends before his departure
fqr China. At the Yin Wb Soc
ietyat Waipouli on Sunday, Yuen
Kee's friends gave in his honor,
another dinner, to which about
seventy-five guests were invited.
Chas. Lienuu of the Kauai Drug
Co. has joined the Kealia golf en
thusiasts, who hold "sessions" at
Wailua several times a week.
Hurrah for Charley, and may he
uphold the honor of Kapaa town
in the game which even such fam
ous personages as John D. ltoeke
feller and President Wilson are
Dr. Elton B. Jones, Chiroprac
tor, at present practicing his pro
fession in rather crampetr tempor
ary quarters adjoining the Kauai
Drug Company, will share the
offices of Dr. Suu Yee Chang in
the new building, which ought to
be ready for occupancy by March
1st at the very latest.
Two of the Federal Income Tax
experts were here on Saturday at
the Bank of Kauai, and judging
from whatever information could
be picked up from observing the
proceedings, Kapaa homesteaders
are not so very far behind when
it comi'S to contributing towards
the support of Uncle Sam's var
We read with interest that Mr.
Chillingworth has received letters
from the Asahisa ml Waikikis,
both of whom would like to visit
Kauai during the Fourth of July.
Without in the least riieaning to
be impolite or impertinent, would
like to ask: Isn't it about time
that some Honolulu team invite
one of our teams to play there
instead of us doing all the invit
ing year after year and never re
ceiving even a hint of a possible
invitation to go elsewhere?
HILLS ON FILE AT
COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE
County Clerk J. M. Knucakua
received this morning a complete
file of Bills so far introduced in
both houses of the legislature.
Any one desiring to look them
over can do so by applying at the
clerk's olllce in the County Building.
the hands of the Harbor Commit
tee, of which E. H. W Broadbcut
is chairman, with instructions, to
map out a program worthy of the
important occasion. The exact
date, of course, will depend on. the
speed with which materials are
received for construction. Mr.
Morris, engineer in charge, belie
ves he will be ready to place the
first stone in the breakwater in
about two month's time.
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Mrs. Gertrude Brodie was" host
ess on Thursday evening at a ntost
delightful dinner at the home of
her parents, Judge add Mrs. C. B.
Hofgnurd. The. guests were Miss
Fowlds, Mr. Miller and Mr. llich
ter. The evening was spent at
Mr. and Mrs. Kruse entertained,
at dinner on Monday evening.
Covers were laid for Miss Fryer,
Miss Douglas, Miss Troy, Mr.
Conwell, Mr. Tielemau, Mr. Arth
ur Kruse and the host and host
ess. The evening was spent at
the new and most absorbing. game
Mrs. It. T. Caldwell of Denver,
Colo, arrived on the Wilhelniina
January 25th, and after spending
some weeks in Honolulu is now
in Waimea visiting her daughter,
Miss Hester Caldwell, kindcrgart
ner in the Waimea School. Mrs.
Caldwell is the wife of Dr. It. T.
Caldwell, pastor of the Montview
Boulevard Presbyterian Church
Mrs. C. B .Hofgaard entertained
a number of friends in a charm
ing manner at a tennis tea on
Wednesday afternoon. Some
very lively sets' were played.
A new volley ball court has
just been completed at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Kruse of
Kekaha. A team is being or
ganized and arrangements made
for practice on Saturday after
noons. Mr. and Mrs. Cruikshank en
tertained charmingly at dinner
on Wednesday evening. The
guests were Mr. and Mrs. Hatt
rick and Mr. and Mrs. Jesse of
Makaweli. The evening was
spent at cards.
Mr. and Mrs. Hppper and fam
ily and Miss Lusk of Lihue visit
ed friends in Waimea Sunday.
They took a trip up the canyon
to view the effects of the flood.
Johnny Noble's Orchestra
gave an excellent concert and
dance at Waimea Y. M. C. A.
Hall on Friday evening. The
hall was beautifully decorated
with ferns, palms and roses, the
very efficient work of Mrs. Lucy
Wright. The music was beau
tifully rendered and Johnny No
ble's own composition "Hula
Blues" was especially enjoyed
by the large crowd of dancers.
Senator Charles A. Itice came
down from Honolulu this morn
ing and returned this afternoon.
Chamber of Commerce Has
Important Session at Waimea
The regular February meeting
of the Chamber of Commerce was
held last Thursday at Waimea.
With some little delay a quorum
was finally secured, with two or
three to spare for good measure.
Approved of Wailua Park
Following the reading of the
minutes of the last meeting, under
the head of reports of committees
J. M. Lydgate reported for the
Parks Committee that ho had re
cently discussed the setting aside
of some JJ5 acres or so at the
mouth of the Wailua Itiver with
Mr. C. T. Bailey, the Laud Com
missioner, Mr. Bailey was in
favor of doing so, but requested a
statement in the form of a letter,
setting forth the reasons and need
for such a park. Mr. Lydgate
had written such a letter, which
he proceeded to read. Before
forwarding the letter, however, he
wished to secure the approval of
the Chamber and their coopera
tion in the request contained
therein, that the tract be set a
side for park purposes. This ap
roval and cooperation had been
given by the Board of Supervisors
the Kauai Historical Society, and
the Hui Hole Loa Outing Club.
This request was immediately
granted and a motion to that ef
fect was unanimously passed.
Waimca-Kekaha Needs Park
In this connection, Mr. C. B.
Hofgaard suggested to the Parks
Committee that steps be taken to
secure a suitable park for the Wai-mea-K6kaha
region. The Kekaha
Lands would be open in a few
months and this was the time to
secure a park reservation. He
recommended a site between Wai
mea and Kekaha so that it would
be easily available to both com
munities, perhaps opposite Dan
ford's. It was sandy land and
not much good for anything else,
hut just the place for a park,
ballground, etc. This suggestion
met with general favor, and the
Parks Committee .will act accor
dingly. Kekuhu School Wayts More. Land
Mr. F. II. I'ugh, vocational in
structor for Kauai, called atten
tion to the great need there is at
Kekaha for the extension of the
school grounds for recreation, ag
ricultural and general community
purposes, etc. The present school
site was most unsuitable, it was
only a bed of sand that wouldn't
raise white beans.
They ought to have a tract of
really good land for school gar
dens, park and community center.
He thought that immediate action
should be taken to secure this,
and that Legislature should be
memorialized in the matter.
Time Enouyh When
Lands arc Settled.
Mr. Brandt called attention to
the fact that there was no need to
go to the Legislature with a mat
ter like that. The Governor and
thu Land Commissioner had full
authority to act without referring
to the Legislature. He thought
however that there was no great
rush in the matter. The Kekaha
lands were not open yet, and it
would be a long time before any
final disposition would.be made
of them. The surveying and sub
division of them would take many
months. When that was actually
in hand would be time enough to
take' the matter up. Further
more that would be within the
province of the Board of Educa
tion in Honolulu. They doubt
less had some plans in mind for
the school site, or would have,
and would make satisfactory pro
Vision for it.
Chamber Helps in Park
Dr. Watcrhousc, on behalf of
the Trustees of Kukui-o-lono park,
begged for the assistance of the
Chamber in the matter of the in
surance fund for the benefit of
He explained that after one
payment liad been made, the policy
was allowed to lapse, the burden
of carrying it being too great.
Now however the Plantation cor
porations in Honolulu had come
through with about three quarters
of the necessary payments to
carry the burden for a term of
five years. This put the matter
in an entirely new light, and it
seemed exceedingly desirable to
take advantage of this offer aud
secure this great benefit by mak
ing up the balance. On this
basis a committee had solicited
contributions, and had been very
successful so that over the t top
was now in sight. He suggested
that if the Chamber would make
an annual grant for five years of
?100, it would settle the matter
and make a complete success of
the enterprise.. This was imme
diately granted by unanimous
resolution, and the Treasurer was
authorized to make the necessary
Cornerstone Day for the
Mr. K. C. Hopper called atten
tion to the fact that after long
years of hopeful waiting the Naw
iliwili Harbor project was now
uuder way. This was one of the
biggest and most significant
things that have ever come to
Kauai and we should recognize it
as such. Thus far, of course, the
work is sort of preliminary, but
when they get down to actually
placing the rock in the Breakwat
er we should declare a big holiday
and gather there in force, and cel
ebrate the event with suitable ex
ercises. This suggestion met
with the favor of the meeting and
a motion to that effect was car
ried unanimously. '
Press Congress to Kauai
Mr. Hopper related that he had
recently returned from a prelim
inary press meeting in Honolulu
called to take action in regard to
the World's Press Congress that
is to be held on these Islands
next October, .4th to 14th. This
great congress was to consist of
at least 400 representatives from
all over the world and including
no less than 40 languages: it
would be an event the like of
which has never been known on
these Islands; it will be of incal
culable value to the Islands in
the way of publicity, since each
one of these delegates will, we
hope, be an enthusiastic "booster"
for Hawaii. Provision is being
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Senator Rice advises us, as
coming from the Governor, that
we must begin right away to work
for an additional appropriation
for the Nawiliwili Harbor work.
It is a slow matter securing
such an appropriation and we
ought to have it in hand early
to make sure of the continuity of
the work. Otherwise there is
apt to be serious loss of equip
ment, supplies, labor, etc, to say
nothing of the prolonged hard
ships and inconveniences.
It is none too soon to start
now for another installment.
Coney -Hutton Wedding
Miss Katherine K. Coney,
daughter of Senator and Mrs. J.
U. Coney of Lihue, and Mr. Alex
ander G. Button of Aberfcldy,
Scotland, were united in marriage
at Lihue Union Church last Tues
day afternoon at three o'clock,
Bev. It. W. Bayless, officiating.
Simplicity characterized the
ceremony, the bride being given
away by her father, while Miss
Lottie Jordan was briesmaid. Mrs.
Bayless played the impressive Lo
hengrin wedding march as a pre
clude to the hymeneal vows.
Mr aud Mrs. Hutton, both be
ing .very popular at Lihue, have
for many days past been showered
with gifts and other tokens of
esteem and good wishes of their
The weddinir reenntinn mid 1mm
given by feenator aud Mrs. J. H.
Coney at their home at Niumalu,
Lihue, in honor of the marriage
of their daughter Katherine to
Mr. A. G. Hutton, Inst Tuesday
evening, was a most enjoyable and
successful social event.
Senator Coney, stationed out
side the door, greeted the guests
as they arrived and passed them
on into the house where the gra
cious hostess presented them to
the happy young couple..
The bride was dressed in a
simple white frock and carried a
bouquet of roses. She was al
together charming and lovely.
The couple's new home was
open to inspection, and before
supper the guests went to view it
nnd the bountiful array of lovely
wedding gifts which were on dis
play there. The little cottage is
just big enough for two and is
full of things to delight the'hear't
of a bride.
At about eight the luau was
served. And such u feast as it
was! Everything complete. from
pig to cocoanut pudding and ice
cream and cake.
Music was furnished throughout
the meal by Malina's orchestra.
The whole affair was delightful.
The host of friends who were
gathered from near and far, num
bered yi the neighborhood of 200.
Lihue Union Church
Sunday School ten o'clock.
Church service at the usual hour
with the sermon by the pastor.
"Nature's Adoration" Beetho
ven, will bo sung by Mr. A. Horner.
A spoclal Invitation Is extended
to all the peoplo of this vicinity to
share in the services of this church
during this another lontal season.
R. W. Bayless, Pastor.