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f THE GARDEN ISLAND, ItfESDAY, APRIL 5, 1921
Issued Every Tuesday
F EN NET 1 1 C. IIOrPER
APRIL 5, 1021
With tlic largo ami ever increasing automo
bile traffic tbat tbcre is on Kauai, tbe time has
conm when we should have an automobile
association, the object of which should be to
prourt the interests and safety of the travel
Tlie charge is made that there is more reck
less and careless driving, and more accidents
on Kauai than any other Island of the Terri
tory. I'nless there is some more conclusive
e id-nice adduced we don't propose to accept
thN statement : but it is doubtless true that
tlict" is far too much of that sort of thing.
T! e efficient way for an American column
uih to secure redress for a growing evil is to
take a hand in the control of it. With a
string automobile association, composed of
res; msible and influential citizens who would
tone up public sentiment, strengthen the hands
of the law, report delinquencies, and bring
offenders to justice, we would son have a
better condition of things.
V. have in our midst, as most other places
doubtless have, an irresponsible class that will
do whatever you will let them, but will also be
piii.- amenable when they find that they must
V would recommend this matter to the
ath. tion of the Chamber of Commerce, with
the suggestion that they promote such an
CUT OUT FOX FILMS ;
W have been patiently waiting for the
promised reform of the movies; and it doesn't
Y.ien the Planters Welfare Bureau took
over the moving picture business on their var
ious plantations throughout the Islands, we
were triven to expect a very great improvement
in tl. quality of the service. There has been
some improvement to be sure, but it falls far
short of our hopes. The public taste and pub
lic p. tieiice are no longer outraged by the im
possible serial, and mostly the films are less
objectionable from the sex immorality point of
view, but they still leave very much to be de
sired. The most serious criticism still re
maning against them is their utter falsity to
life, in many cases. When will the movie
producers learn that the absurd brutalities and
extravagances of the wild and wooly west, if
they were ever true to life, are now, at any
rate, utterly impossible. If they were merely
absuid it wouldn't be so bad; they are pos
itively vicious in that they fill the minds of
ignorant aliens with the idea that this sort of
thing is American, and is therefore the proper
sort -f thing to do.
Th se objectional films are generally Fox
products, and Fox films are so generally ob
jectionable that it would be wise to cut them
out on general principles, and adopt the hard
and fast rule, "No Fox films on this stage."
COSSUME MORE SUGAR '
Facts about Sugar advocates an increased
use of sugar on the part of all intelligent peo
ple on the ground that it is now the cheapest
food product on the market. They base this
assurance on the report of a recognized author
ity on food values. Sugar has dropped in
price out of all proportion to other staples,
so 1 1-: 1 1 it is now a wise economy to use sugar
instead of other higher priced foods.
It recommends a campaign of educational
advr'.ising throughout the Foiled States, and
estimates that the increase of the per capita
oii';iiipi ion by the small amount of one
spoonful a day would mean an increase of
Kii.'"0 ions a year.
heartily concur in this suggestion and
hereb boost the educational advertising cam
paigi and we will personally endeavor to eat
i tir i Am spoonful of sugar in some form, say
in d icolate creams or nut sundaes. If we
fail v e know some youngsters who will help us
ALLIES CAS PAY DEBTS
has been proposed that the Allies pay
letits to the Fnited States by surrender
rritory. England and France can pay
debts by deeding to Uncle Sam their
moiis in the West Indies or in other
f the world; but the West Indian poss-
of these count lies are near to our
nd are worth more to us than to them,
land might turn Canada over to us.
ountry lies to the north of the boundary
:nl .-liould have been a part of the United
from the foundation of our government.
.terests of the people are common with
They understand us and we under-
ihem better than the people of any other
of the world. We have lived beside
them in peace and harmony for many years,
and in fact western Canada is peopled largely
by emigrants from the States, who have sought
the rich lands of that section and have made
them what they are, the home of a hardy peo
ple, purely American. Not only have Amer
icans been instrumental in the settlement of
the Canadian North-west, but they have taken
w ith them on leaving America millions of dol
lars of American money that was made upon
American farms throughout the Middle-west.
These people are Americans in spirit, although
subjects of Great Britain, and to return them
to the dominion of the United States would be
no hardship for them.
We advanced money to both France and
England to enable them to fight Germany and
also to stabilize their financial structure,
which had been strained beyond the danger
point, and by so doing saved their national life.
France and England do not need their poss
essions on the western side of the Atlantic,
whether island or continental, and we do. We
need an all-Amerivan America.
Other nations might become jealous if such
a deal was made, but all Europe had better be
jealous than eternally impoverished.
WAR CLOUDS AGAIS
According to reports reaching this country
from abroad there is every indication that the
world is due for considerable more trouble be
fore the demands made by the Allies upon
Germany are settled for good and for all. Not
that France and England and Italy are having
trouble in getting Germany to come tip to the
scraHh and take her medicine, but from the
fact that a considerable strain exists in the
heretofore friendly relations between England
and France. And nothing is more pleasing
to Germany than to see this condition existing.
For a nation that isn't supposed to be on an
equal footing at the peace table with the
others, the United States is having a good deal
to say, and promises to have a good deal more.
And it is this which leads the average reader
to believe that things over the sea are a little
bit more serious than we have been inclined to
believe. Right at this moment European na
tions are more widely divided in their national
affairs than they were before the war. They
are less trustful of each other than ever before.
An open break between two or more of them
wouhl not be a surprise to those Americans
who make a careful study of world conditions
and who watch every move that is being made
on the checker-board of world affair.s
We have faith that Uncle Sam will not only
steer clear of any serious trouble abroad, but
that he will do much to help nations over there
settle their differences. But even this faith
cannot cover up the fact that an open break
may come somewhere aloug the line at any
moment, and that we may become involved,
just as we did before, in trouble that we didn't
help to make.
WHAT MAKES PROSPERITY
Prosperity means good business, and good
business means active buying. Buying moves
in a circle. It must begin with you and in
the end it conies back to. you.
There are four factors in the circle of buy
ing the manufacturer, the jobber, the retail
er, and you, the buyer. Together these fac
tors constitute the public. The manufacturer,
jobber or retailer is in a separate class from
you only so far as his business is concerned.
In every other relation of life he is one small
individual in the great mass we call the pub
lic, and he is affected by the same living con
ditions that affect you. Outside his own bus
iness he, too, is a buyer, so he joins with you,
therefore, in starting the buying impulse that
sweeps around the circle. He buys, like you,
the comforts and necessities of life, and he
wants reasonable prices the same as you do.
Prices were high but they're lower now,
and as low right on Kauai as you'll find them
anywhere else. But if they are to be brought
still lower you will have to BUY. That cre
ates a demand for production, and production
is bound to mean more men at work, more
men with money to buy, and more prosperity.
Not all of our local merchants are using this
paper to unload their shelves. But you can
depend upon it that the ones who are are the
ones who are anxious to join hands with you
in bringing about prosperity and keeping t lie
community prosperous. We urge you to buy
what you need now the time when we buy if
we keep prices dropping and in doing so we
urge you to buy from those who advertise in
your home paper the merchants who appre
ciate your trade enough to ask for it.
Many a girl's shirtwaist gets rumpled up
from too much pressing.
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