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; THE GARDEK ISLAMD, TUESDAtf, MAR. 29, 1921
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOPPER ManaRing Editor
TUESDAY - MARCH 29, 1921
we doxt waxt
supervisors at large
The Kefcrendum Meeting on Saturday to
discuss the proposed new Supervisor at Large
plan voieed the public condemnation of the
same in no uncertain tones. It was a large
and thoroughly representative meeting, with
men from all sections from Waimea to IlanaleiP
and from all walks of life from Plantation
managers to homesteaders, and the conviction
was overwhelmingly unanimous that the Bill
should he killed dead so dead that it would
never come back again. Not only was this
conviction unanimous, it was emphatic, urgent,
and insistent, with a pressure of popular indig
uation against it that threatened at times to
bre; k forth into insurrection.
II. in the face of that emphatic condemnation
the Bill is passed it will be a glaring case of
malfeasance in office on the part of our rep
resentatives, which will assuredly recoil a
gainst them. We don't irant those Supervis
ors -it Lnnje, and ire iron't have them.
IT RUXS WELL
All things human are more or less imperfect.
Kvcry cystem of govrii.ncut that has been de
vised, or that can be devised, runs a little lame
in places. Hoads will ravel out and ruu to
chuck-holes sometimes, pipes will stop up and
fail to deliver water occasionally, there will
always be outlying roads that haven't been
macadamized and that can't be macadamized
for lack of money. With a Board of Super
visors, every one of whom was an angel Gabriel
fresh from Heaven, these things would happen
more or less, and there would still be com
The practical qestion for us is this: Are we
getting reasonably good and efficient service
under the present system? 2s"ot: Is it a per
fect service? We can't expect that and it is
useless to demand it.
How does our system anil our service com
pare with that of other places? To ask this
question is to answer it. By the general con
census of public opinion all the Territory over,
Kauai has been the shining example of good
County Government. And the explanation of
it has been a good Board of Supervisors. We
have had a good system, and a good. Board un
der the system, and we have got results. "The
proof of the pudding is in the eating'', what
more do we want !
WAXTED; SOME Q UA LITY-ASS URA X CE
We suggested some weeks ago that the time
was coming, here, as in larger communities,
when there would have to be a more adequate
supervision of public shows and entertain
ments. It looks as though that time had al
ready come. Very emphatic complaints have
reached us recently in regard to the immoral
quality of certain performances that were
landed onto people without their knowing at
all what they were getting into. When the
show is on and over, and the harm has been
done, that is no time to demur and make a
'how I''. . There ought to be some way of cen
soring it before it starts, some way of protect
ing the public from being imposed on by un
scrupulous show-men whose only interest is a
We understand that all these amusement
places, halls, theatres, etc, are doing business
under License, and therefore can be held re
sponsible by the County. Would it not be
a good plan to hold them responsible for the
character of the shows put on within their
premises? If their licenses to do business
were liable to be cancelled, or suspended, they
would take heed, and know in advance what
was to be put on.
At any rate, some kind of an efficient check
should be placed on these irresponsible show
men that come from no one knows where, and
then vanish away again thither, with our good
The Ohio legislature has before it a bill to
levy a tax of $2.00 a year upon all male citizens
between the ages of 18 and 15. This is known
as the military tax bill, and is designed to
raise a fund of .2,0(I0,000 per year to be applied
to the payment of soldier bonuses, and should
the bonus amendment fail, the money would be
turned into the state highway fund for road
construction and improvement.
The study of German, abandoned when the
Tinted States entered the war, is to be resumed
in the high schools of Chicago.
We are not surprised that the United States
ship work during the war dazed Great Britain.
It dazed us and the dazing is not yet over. We
are paying the bills, and we have junk to dis
TOO MUCH HATE
We see a press dispatch from Washington to
the effect that upon his return from a tour of
Europe, Senator McCormick declares that
hate, distrust and envy are doing more to hold
back nations over there than anything else.
Each week sees some new topic sprung from
which European nations glean a new spirit of
hate for each other.
There are people of the opinion that another
great war will be fought within the next five
or six years. Others do not agree, but frankly
admit the world is a long way from peace.
Scarcely any foreign nation is satisfied with
the way territory was parcelled out at the
peace conference, and each week sees new com
plications arising. Thousands still believe
this would have been adjusted if America had
taken a more prominent part in the league, ,
and thousands of others do not think so. It
is largely a matter of political opinion.
But no matter how we may think along this
Tine we are forced to agree that war has left
the world with too much hate and distrust and
envy in its heart. Nations are no different
from individuals, and we know that individuals
who distrust their fellowmen come to no good
end. So the nation which refuess to forget its
hates, lay aside its envy and trust its neighbor
is due for trouble sooner or later. It would
seem to be a pretty good time for the United
States, in the face of all things now going on in
the world, to follow the old adage, "Trust in
the Lord and keep your powder dry."
CURE FOR SXORIXO
We have just read in an Eastern paper a
remedy for snoring. The writer says this
remedy consists solely in sleeping without a
pillow. He doesn't explain why that will cure
snoring, and neither does he guarantee it to do
so. But he offers the advice, and hopes it
will be helpful to the good wife who says her
husband snores so much that she can't sleep in
the same room with him.
Snoriug is a sort of confidential affair. At
least it is seldom indulged in in public. But
the truth is it is so prevalent hardly a home
can be found in which snoring does not play a
part in the domestic felicity or infelicity.
And still you can't find a man or a woman in
all Kauai who will openly admit they snore in
their sleep. No one is conscious of it, of
course, for he is asleep at the time, and in his
waking hours he will not believe the statement
that he has almost "raised the roof." If he
is prodded in the ribs and told to turn over, he
grows angry and resents the imputation that
he was snoring at all. But if the absence of
pillows will, a sthe Eastern writer claims, stop
the evil and it certainly is an evil to those
who have to listen to it then by all means
throw the pillows in the trash barrel, or give
them to the kids to fight with. The cure
would be worth several hundred times the orig
inal cost of a few pillows.
The man who invites criticism forgets that
criticism, like advice ,doesn't need an invitation.
Another reason why most nations fear to
fight America is they have seen some of our
movie actors in shooting scrapes on the screen.
An ounce of contentment is worth a ton of
gold, but most people who have the content
ment would gladly swap it for the gold.
There's a movement on to make two-cent
pieces, but what most of us would like to see
is more five dollar bills.
No man knows just how foolishly he can act
until he gets out to a women's afternoon social
After a fellow has studied over an income
tax blank for about a week he is tempted to
leave it blank.
Most women think that a smart man is the
one who agrees with them in everything that
Kentucky farmers threaten not to raise to
bacco next year, but that won't have any effect
The trouble with the man with the hoe is he
is apt to lay it down for the lure of the city
where he can see the hose.
Speaking of bootleg whiskey, one swallow
doesn't make a spring but it frequently sends a
man to a warmer climate.
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