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THE GARDEN I8IAKD, TUESDAY, MAR. S, 1121
THE GARDEN ISLAND
luued Every Tuesday
K KNXKTH 0. 1101TKK Managing Editor
TU AY MARCH 8, 1921
Tilt: UK SACK OE
SUPERVISORS AT LARGE
The Hill now before Ix'gislature to make the
Kauai iSupvtvisom member at largo of the
Hoard, rather than as at jiiwiiI, represent
ative of the various districts, is to say the leant,
a very doubtful improvement.
The corner stone of IVmocracy in the prin
ciple of Rt iTrntation, Wo hae a reprosont
aliu1 in Washington to tvpnwnt ns, and care
for enr interests then. We have a represent
ative in the legislature to represent us and
care for onr interests there. Vor the same
reason we should have onr representative in
the Hoard of Supervisors to represent us and
care for our interests there.
Of ooum if narrow, sectional, unreasonable
men are chosen men who are able and ready
to tAo the bit in their teeth and disregard the
principles of justice and fairness, there may bo
much pulling and hauling with consequent in
effuicnev and injustice. Hut if such men are
elected supervisors at larp, the same evils will
result, and in much larger measure. The
strong distticts will lv represented and tared
for, the weak will be neglected anl sacrificed.
Abts for Hanalei or Koloa when the era of the
Supervisor at luge comes. He will iv apt
not to know that there is any such place!
It may be wise to have our Supervisor at
largv as on Hawaii, but it would bo a fatal mis
take to elect them all on that basis.
Tor a good Many years here on Kauai we
have conducted our Oounty affairs with con
spicuous success on the rrptrtcntatiw basis;
why should we change?
It Maui or Hawaii have failed to do so, let
them experiment, that is up to them. Let us
stand by the plan that we know will work!
i.n.i.ri:i)M m iu)ia ordiacix
We very much uood and ought to have a
building Ordinance, and such efficient enforce
men i of the Mine as would prevent the growth
of , I kinds of building evils.
! allow every Tom, lMck and Harry, of ev
ery irresponsible raw, to build according to
the dictates of his own sweet will means that
all kinds of unsanitary slums, and all kinds of
dangerous death traps and tinder boxes are
growing up about us, which will be a standing
menace to life and property, and which it will
be hard to got rid of.
In this, as in all similar matters, prevention
rather than cure is the wise policy. A man
may demur mildly if you prevent him from
building an unsanitary house, whereas he will
kick like a steer at having that house condemn
ed and demolished afterwards. The time to
chock htm is when his house is in the plan
There is a new moving picture hall going up
at Kapaa. sise about .VK40. w ith only one exit,
the from door, and that was to open inward
An intelligent onlooker called attention to the
latter defect and explained what would happen
in c;io of a fine or stampede, and it was chan
ged. Few of the moving picture places on this
Island comply with the law. or with the re
quirements of safety, and one of these day
there will be a tragedy, and it will be largely
due to the lack of an efficient Hnilding Ordi
nance. There is a law which requires eight square
feet of window space for every 100 feet of floor
space. It is continually disregarded. One
of these days those unlawful rooms art1 liable
to be condemned, and will have to )o recon
structed at groat inconvenience and cost. In
the meantime they are an unsanitary menace
to health and well-being.
A Hnilding ordinance lived up to would rem
edy these v ils, as w ell as manv more.
rsj: the ivA$TE places
Oi?e outstanding and very striking evidence
of tie growth and prosperity of this Island is
tho way in which The waste places and nil the
idle corners are being put to use, A few-year-,
ago there were large tracts in aV. direct
ions lyii.g practically idle, grown up to l.-mtana
and other noxious wilderness, with here and
thert a lore steer trying to nose his way
through. Today those lands are in cane, pines,
or other useful and profitable crop.
And more and more, all the little wayside
corners that formerly were considered utterly
vmeles are now ministering to our prosperity.
Formerly we were apt to think that oi.ly the
large areas and the flat lands were suitable
for cultivation. Now. we tire lemiug that
sr.y land that will prow lsr.tana. oi, and llilo
f Thsv will grow productive crop.
Much of this productive realiration of waste
place is doe to the industry and thrift of
Homesteader and other sn.sl! growers. They
1 e taught us a valuable lesson and they oV
sent our thank
Onr boasted civilisation will stand for noth
ing until the world gets down to an honest
basis in dealings between man and man. The
profiteer must be eliminated and business must
lo done njvm an equitable basis. Justice
must ho the watchword and the weak must be
protected from the predatory designs of the
strong. The world is big enough for all man
kind. Marshal von llindonberg objects to yielding
to the demands of the Allies regarding repar
ations. By the way. when will Hindenburg
and the rest of the military bunch be brought
Mexico wants a loan in the United States,
but she stands a poor chance of getting it until
the Mexican government has been recognized
by the American government.
We've always noticed that as soon as some
fellows find themselves in "hot water" they
oommenee getting "cold feet."
Mf.r.v things change in this world, bnt a joke
will always be funniest when it is on the other
Once in a while yon conx- across a man who
saved np enough of his earnings in 1510 to ju.y
off his income tax.
Most girls have more bravery tl.i.n prize
fighter They are ready to make a match
with a man twice their size.
Ar.y married man will Tell you That jifter
marriage a fellow quits jvaying complimei.ts
tan! starts paying bill.
For the love of Mike, let's bo doue w ith this
whining and tuoauing about hard times; and
let's stop all this talk about how- much worse
conditions are apt to Ik1 in a few- mouths than
they are now.
We know that isu't very pretty Knglisli, but
it is plain Knglish and we are hearing too
much kicking, anyhow-, to make us care much
what kind of talk we use ho far as grammar is
concerned. The only person w ho ever got any
thing out of whining is the fakir who stands
on the corner, pretends he lost a leg in the
great war and bogs a dime, when in reality he
lost the limb through being too buy to get
out of the way of a passing automobile. If
you w ant to get into this class you are w elcome,
but pick another place to do your whining iu.
What if business isn't as good as it might be?
Are you going to make it any better through
running around shrieking about it? You had
some mighty fine times in the last tw o years or
so. aud if jou won't take the bitter with the
sweet then you're no better than a spoiled
child. Life is not all sugar, and it would be
a yretty- sickeuing kind of proposition if it was.
If you cannot do anything but howl, then for
goodness sake go and buy a gag aud let the rest
of us here ou Kauai who want to work attend
to our jobs. If things are not right there is
only one way to put them so, and that is by
plain, hard work. Turning yourself info a
fountain of woe isn't going to help any.
Take your coat off and start smiling. Nei
ther one will hurt yon half as much as you
The comptroller of the national currency, in
his annual report made the statement that the
shrinkage of values in the United States dur
ing the year 1J120 was from 12 to IS billions of
dollars, a mere difference of $6,000,000,000, a
billion dollars more than the total savings
banks deposits of the United State. The
shrinkage is about half the war debt of the
nation, with the loans to foreign powers in
cluded, and six times the national debt before
the w ar. This means that to pay the debt w ill
require twice the energy that it would if the
shrinkage had not occurred. The squeezing
out of the inflation reduces conditions to a
normal basis, but the debt docs not squeeze. It
must be paid at the old price with a currency
that has depreciated. That the country will
w iggle along and eventually pay is beyond ques
tiou, but it w ill require a longer time and great
er energy under the present conditions.
The Unites! states Senate has demanded an
accounting of the sums advanced by the nation
al treasury to foreign governments. flO.OrHV
000.000 was the amount authorised, and $4Hi.
000.000 have not yet been turned over. That
comparatively small sum should be secured,
and a bill passed through Congress prohibiting
the loaning of the money of the people of the
United States without authority of said people.
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