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Till GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, APRIL 2(i, 1921
Conducted by Ada W. Paul.
Again there is more than enough to
fill the page, so like last month, 1
will be forced o hold over some for
the next Issue. Isn't this fine! Just
think, more than enough for the sec
ond issue of our Page, looks as
though we will have to make it a
supplement it this goes on, which
would be simply splendid.
What I am specially pleased about
Is the really high standard of the
English used. This was specially
noticeable in the case of the little
story sent in by Matsuno KuriHu of
Koloa, whose contribution has been
described by Mr. Cooley, the princi
pal of her school, as a prose poem
But all the work sent in has been so
good, each In its special way, that 1
am beginning to think that very Boon
the children will be able to produce
a page all by themselves. Perhaps
some of these days we may be able
to arrange this, but it will mean not
only sending in little stories about
what happens locally, but also Jokes,
riddles, poetry and anything of gen
eral Interest. So until I see what
you can do in the line of sending in
these things, 1 cannot make and def
inite plans, so it Is up to you to show
what you can do.
A very good description of a visit
to a sugar mill has been sent in by
Nee Chang Chock. He certainly
keeps his eyes open and after reading
his story, I think that I must try to
go over one myself as there seems
to be so much to see.
I am looking forward to having
more contributions from the children
of Lihue and the other sido of the Is
land next month.
THE MUSIC OF THE
A poor old fiddler was trudging one
night through, a forest, when a little
man in a red cap met him.
"I want you to come and play at a
wedding dance", he said.
"I'm sorry sir", said the fiddler,
"but' I and my fiddle are too old for
that Bert of thing. What with my
rheumatics and my broken instru
ment, I can only make such a screech-
noise that people are glad to give
me a penny to stop playing and go
"Never mind", said the little man.
"If you will only play with a willing
heart, you'll play well enough."
He took the old fiddler to a lighted
cave in the depth, of the wood, and
then led him down an underground
passage, which opened out into a
splendid hall. Hundreds of pretty
little fairies came dancing with de
. light round the old fiddler, crying
"Do play us a waltz! We have
never heard a waltz! Do play for
Remembering that it was only a
willing heart they wanted, the poor
old beggar put his old fiddle under
his chin and began to play. To his
surprise, his arm and fingers became
as strong and supple as a young
man's, and his broken fiddle gave out
a tone of wonderful beauty. Rock
ing himself to and fro with joy at the
fine music he was making, he played
for hours and hours without feeling
the least fatigue; and when he had
played every tune he could remember,
one of the fairies said: "Willing
heart shall have a willing hand.
Henceforth you shall always play as
well as you have played tonight!"
When the old fiddler woke up the
next morning, he found that he had
become an excellent violinist, and
that he had grown about forty years
younger; while his cheap fiddle had
turned into a magnificent violin with
a splendid tone. '
Intention Street is a broad highway,
And those who follow It, bo they say,
Go down and up, and up and down,
.Trying to get to Nowhere Town.
Nowhere Town is a station fair
On a railway that's always in the air;
None of Its trains is scheduled
Stopover tickets will always do.
Attention Street is narrow quite,
And Its dwellers work with all their
They feed the sick, the poor they pity
And finally they get to Somewhere
Winifred Stuart Gibbs, in Life.
I know some children who at night
Close every door and window tight,
They breathe the same air o'er and
And suck in poison with each snore,
Then wake up feeling tired and blue
Because no fresh air's coming through.
I hope my dear, that you're not so,
Like these poor kiddles who don't
OUR TRIP TO THE ,
KEALIA SUGAR MILL!
By Nee Chang Chock.
At 8:30 A. M. we started and we
stopped at Anahola for water. The
Anahola School was closed on account
of sickness. At 8 minutes after 10
we visited the Bank of Hawaii, at 7
minutes to 11 we visited the mill.
First the canes are taken from the
cars with large tongs or cane unlond
ers. Then the cane goes oi the con
veyor where it Is taken up to the
grinder. The belt moves the con
veyor and the cane goes up. If the
cane is not needed the belt stops.
From the conveyor the cane passes
the revolving knives. There are
about 16 or 18 knives that cut the
canes into pieces before they go up.
As the knives cut the canes they take
out half of the juices. Some fall Into
a vat and the rest of the cane goes
through the rollers twice. The roll
ers crush 500 x 2000 pounds of cane.
The rollers crush 9 times. The juice
runs through another pipe and the
waste Is left and is carried to another
building and is used as fuel for run
ning the machinery and Is used to
heat the other canes that are yet to
come." The big wheels run the
whole mill. The pipe brings the
ctcara and passes the boilers and
comes to the wheels. We go to an
other part of the mill and the juice
poe3 into the upper tank then t goes
to the lower tank where it is weighed.
Then a bucketful of lime is put into
every tank of juice to take out the
acid. The juice goes back and forth
in the tank and the steam makes
them hot then it goes 'to the big tanks
where the dirt sinks to the boUom
and the juices come up. The dirt
is pumped into another pipe where it
goes through the mud prcssers or
mud filters. The juice goes through
the bags and the dirt stays in the bag.
Then the juice runs out through little
pipes. It is pumped Into the eva
porators. Here it is boiled to get
sugar. The syrup is boiled and it is
again. It takes six hours for one
heavier and sweeter. The syrup
then goes into tanks where it is boiled
panful of sugar. The centrifugals
take syrup away from the sugar. It
is made up of brass baskets full of
small holes In it just like screen. It
turns 1000 times a minute. The mo
lasses seeps through the screen and
the sugar stays in the basket and
after five minutes it is nice and clean.
It goes into a trough and then it is
carried and put into bags where it is
weighed. They put 125 pounds into
each bag then it is stitched by the
stitching machines and it slides down
and goes up and slides down again
where it is loaded on cars or on the
floor. When the cars' are full it is
piled on the floor.
Then we go into another room
"where we see some girls stitching
bags. The cloth comes In large
bales and the men put the cloth on a
measure and a board is put on it to
ft-vl the center and it is sawed Into
halve.' It saws forty bags at a
time. It is refolded by another
woman and then it is sewed by two
girls with a sewing machine and they
sew from 12,000 to 15,000 bags a day.
One hundred and twenty men are
employed in the mill for one day or
sixty men for a shift. 12,000 to 14,
000 bags of sugar are made in a day
or 90 tons.
We left Kealia and started for the
Kapaa schools. First we saw the
gardens of the lower grades. Then
the playground with a red pail that
shows how many inches of rain falls.
We saw the carpenter shop and In it
we saw the framework of a fish,
chairs, sign posts and fences and a
skeleton of a human being. We saw
the garden that was in the contest
and then we visited the kitchen.
There are three stoves in it. Lots
of girls work in it and then we had
our lunch of codfish stew and rice.
Tbey had ice cream too. Then a
girl took us around the different a
partments of the school and then we
started for the Mahelona Hospital.
Wo went there and said "How do you
do?" to Mabel and we went to Lihue
and stopped at the Garden Island
office and saw how they printed, then
we went to the County Building and
saw the different offices and the
court room. At 2 o'clock we started
for home and stopped at the Tip Top
for a while and same back to Koolau
where we stopped for gasoline then
we came home and stopped at Kalihi
wal and then wo came home. We
reached home about 6:00 P. M. In the
"Pa, will you give me a licking
"Whatever for, sonny?"
"Cause I'm going to sneak off
swimming, and I don't want to be
bothered with a future."
NICKETY NIP STORIES
iuw ior several any me noys uui
not even as much as catch sight of
Nlcl.ety's green ears, which, through
looking for them so often they had
begun to bo able to distinguish quite
easily from the leaves, und they be-
gan to think he must be sick, but a
little rice bird which they s;tw one
day told thorn that it had seen hint I
away up towards the mountains one J
day and that his ears were, almost as j
green as ever, and his nose was a i
beautiful red, almost as nice as a ripo i
tomato, so they knew he was not very;
sick and wailed until one day they
spied him, where do you think? .on
top of an electric light post. Well
he was looking very serious, so thuy
whittled until they caught his atten
tion, and ' then asked him what was
the matter, and they were ever ' so
much surprised when he said, "The
matter is that some of you boys are
not Playing The Game. "Goodness"
they said, "what does he mean?" for;V,Ti. will wa.h their
they knew that they played volley
ball and all sorts of prunes, co they
thought he must, be joking and took
another look at him. But when they
say that he was so serious that his
ears had ceased wagging, they knew
that there was something wrong and
asked him to tell them, what it was
Nickety Nip told them how one day
he was passing through one of the
Camps aid saw a little boy chasing
another who had been stealing his
flowers, and Nickety thought it was
quite right of him, as he had taken a
great deal of trouble to grow them,
and they were his very own property.
But the next morning when Nickety ,
was sitHm? ih hack of tho ice
wagon while the man wits in a house,
who should ho see but the very tarn"
little boy who had been so particular!
about others respecting his property, j
calmly stealing mangoes in tha gar- j
den belonging to another person's .
house, which was not what ho called
Playing The Game. j
Just at first the boys couldn't tee 1
that it mattered, its there were so
many mangoes all over the place, and
they wanted to ask him more ques
tions. Now it is not easy work talking to
anyone fiom the top of a pole, so
Nickety thought ho might as well
come down to answer the questions,
so he turned a somersault like they
had often tried to do, and was down
beside them in no time, lie told
them that all the great men, such as
Lincoln, had become great because
they Played The Game, which simply
meant remembering that the other
fellow has rights, and never doing
anything to another which they
would not like done to them. Then
he hopped up to the top of tho pole
again, shook his noso, wagged his
ears and left them to think ii over.
MY HOME GARDEN
Grade 8, Koloa School
I have a small garden in which 1
planted some flowers. I planted
lilies, roses, violets and carnations.
Every day I see butterflies around
my garden. When school U over I
go home and tend my garden care
fully because I don't want any of my
flowers to die. But a few days later i
I saw my flowers all bendim
heads down, so I thought. "They need
water", so I watered them. But just
think, one of my favorite flowers did
n't grow or bloom. I thought, "Some
insects are disturbing tlier.i." so 1
examined and found a big, green, long
creature on my flowers. I was so
angry that I buried this Insect and till
today I don't know what h-e,me of
that insect. Then my flowers began
to grow taller with sweet perfume.
Then a lady said my flowers were so
beautiful that she forgot all about
herself looking at my flower. So !
from that day to this 1 gave some
flowers to the lady and too!; some j
flowers to the hospital for the pn- j
tients. I (ended my flowers more :
carefully, gave them many waterings, :
so that they would not have to die j
away. Now I see them with beauti
ful flowers and green leaves, smil'iig ,
at the sun every morning as if they
want to say, "Good Morning". If
you want some of my flow is I am
willing to give one of your favorite
flowers to you.
WHY VEGETABLES COST MORE
Mrs Smith "Really, Mr. Giles,
your prices are getting exorbitant."
Farmer Giles "Well, mum, it's
this way: when a chap 'as to know
the botanical name of what grows,
an' tho zoological name of 'he hinsect
wot eats it, an' the chemical name of
wot kiiis ino ninsect, someone t got ,
to pay for it." j
ALL THE CHILDREN
, 1 suppose if ail the children
wiio huvu lived through (bo arcs Ions
Were coll'vled and inspected.
fhoy would make a wondrous throng.
Oh, the babble oi tho lial.cl!
Oil, the flutter end the fuss!
To begin wiih (ain and Abel,
And to finish up wiih tin.
,11 the men and women
Who arc now and who have been
Every tuition since creation
That this world of ours has soon
-"d of nil of them, not any
!j,lt once was a baby small;
hu of children, oh. how intMiy
Who have not grown up at all!
Some have never laughed or. i-p.il.en.
Never used their tiny feet;
l!onie have even flown to heaven
Mro they knew th it earili was sweet;
And. indued, I wonder .whether.
If v.e reckon every birth.
And bring such n flock to;.-.. her.
There is room for them on earth
Who their saucy ears will box?
Who will dress them and caress them?
Who will darn their li.lle socle?
Whore are arms enough to hold
Hands to pat each shining head?
j Who will praise them? Who will
Who will pick them off to bed?
Little happy Christian children,'
Little savage children too.
In a'l stairer, of all ages
: Th M m,r I'1''1 ""or knew;
I'u,!o l"'' princesses,
; Little beggars. wa:i nnd faint.
Some in very handsome dresses
N'akofl fimc- '-"daubed with paint.
()nly think C;t tl)e confusion
SiU.h a ,no(k.y croW( v,.oujd makPi
An,j ,,,e riatlcr flf tn,,r chatter
Am, lho ,,-., tn;a ,h(, wo,l!fl nri
0n xho bu:ji)lo of lnn 1!:l!;c.i!
()h fI.lUul. aP(1 ,!ip flss!
To llp?in wiU) Cain nnd A1)olj
Ani to imi:ih u witu
Grade 8, Eleeio School
We have four volley ball courts in
our school? two for the big boys and
girls and the other two for tho small
er boys and girls. Wo have fivo vol
ley balls and two basket balls.
Wo are now practising volley ball,
and on Friday we are going to play
against the Makawclis, and we hope
Grade 8, Eleele School
We have made about ten folding
chairs for Miss V.. Wilcox. The boys
did the wood work and tho girls sew
ed the canvas on. We stained tho
chairs with Japanese wood stain.
know think that but-
Were made with bright shades since
the very first day.
But a secret I've learned from fairy
The first butterflies were all perfect
Till a rainbow exploded one showery
! bti'terfly fairyland, far, far, away.
And fomo of the colors arched over
Fell down hero and there on the
And ever sin
then, in color and
They have carried
the colors the
And they sport in
happy and free,
''o all little children
their bright (
wmgs may see.
A ml know what was done one sweet
In bti'terfly fairyland, far, far, away,
When ti rainbow in forming an arch
o'er the sky, ,
Exploded all over the while butterfly.
OUR TRIP TO KEALIA
By Malsu Kumabc.
(continued f'om last month)
Thre fire two lii.b
One is called 1
lh' Hlowlng lio.n m.d tho other the car v. nt over to ihe sido. It was
.;i .viti:! Horn. As the waves came g-drg to fall off, but the fence pro
in the mowing Horn it made a funny ! vented it. After a while we reached
ronrinr noise, tln-n ihe water shot up I the Kapaa School. The children
from the Spouiin;; Horn. Sometimes; came out to see us. Wo got off tho
the water went up very high. Wei trucks and Mr. Raymond led us to the
stayed here a few minutes, but f till : kih hen. We ale our lunches and
the oth r truck did not arrive. We
were telling each o;bcr that tho (ruck
niust have got stuck. Ju.t when we
ut on the truck it came. We got
on our trucK ami siaru-u nacn. we
passed the camp and at last reached I
tlv main ror'd leading to the Koloa
Landing. The other truck followed
iK'.. We wen l to visit the Koloa
There 1 saw an old man watching
tho lauding. He was smoking a
ei.uvue in a .small house nearby,
n - wns rather (Till nnd stout with
white hair and a red face. lie talked
to Mr. I'.rodie. After we visited the
binding we turned back and passed
tb tax office, the Hawaiian Church,
etc. The other truck did the same.
As we were going to Lihue we pas ed
a li ". vinoyavd. the Koloa Ice and
Pik'-i W'.i.ier faitor'-. th" Koloa gara. e,
th K'dna Plant-it Ton siore ,ai;d a hull.
A.; .? -.vfii farther v.e sjw the home
:i"'.:i" 'le.; of the Kolott Planta
t'o". V hen we saw all these we
.-...r-- d for I.ll.ue.
On i!v w,v wa es.me to a ;iare
rr.',';"l;- covered wl'h grass and sonn
c.-M'o f. -" in.T. .Mr. I'red'e 'old us
it belonged to M . O. WilenN. lie
-o '.old U'- th:'.! the ( an. fields along
the tool wot? .Mr. vViicnx's. As wc
v on fcr'her vo -me to Mr. Al
bert Wilcox's home. The house is
1 n'it en a upacious r.v.i'id. It is u
b- Mi!ifi-1 hous"
vu'ml.'d by a beau
Af'er v.e p ;.-e i the home of Mr.
A. Wilcox we came to the Lihue
School. The school had commenced
so ti e children were in their rooms.
() posiie th" school is a yard, on
which there is a house half built. 1
h'.rd ii is ?io:ii.T to be the shop for
the now Lihue School. When we
p:. -sc l there we went to the cemetary
I raw tho Shulin,; monument. It is
a beautiful monument built of bronze
i.'l marble. Th-; picture was carved
'.cry skillfully and us I loohed arov.ntl
I nr.w m:n:y tombs made of granite
r'.nl mii'ble. The graveyard was
v ry beautiful and the grass that cov
ered the ground was green like emer
ald. A snnll hoaso was nearby.
After v,e visited everything, we went
h"ik to the trucks and got on. We
then started for the Kauai High
After a short ride we reached
there. The building is large and
thcv.i are some bungalows nearby.
Wo went into the buildinp: to viBit.
in '.he kitche.i some boys and girls
wero conking and some were making
ice cream. After visiting the kitch
en and some other rooms, we went
in'o one of ihe bungalows. There
I saw some boys und girls typewri
ting. Then we went back to our
trucks p.nd started for Nawiliwili.
There I saw some men working. I
heard that they are planning t3 make
a breakwater, so that the ships can
go straight to the wharf. "We lefi
Nawiliwili and started for the town
of Lihue. On the way wo saw the
wireless station and some beautiful
After a while wc reached tho town.
There we saw the Tip Top, the Coun
ty Building, Lihue Store, the Garden
Island Publishing office, a church
-.nd some houses. As we were pass
ing the Lihue Store, we saw Miss
Paine, who was one of our teachers
before. Wo passed Lihue and
tuned for Kapaia.
Wc saw Kapaia Store and some
house.-,, then we reached Ilanamaulu.
There I saw llanamau'.u Store, the
houses r-nd some children playing.
We also saw Hanamuilu Bay. It is
a lirge hay. We then started for
We crossed the Wailua bridge. It
is made of cement and some men
were working beside tho bridrre. As
I lool.ed toward tho bank of the Wai
lua river I saw many coeoanut trees.
I passed tho coeoanut grove and as we
w- nt farther I saw another coeoanut
grove, in which are two houses.
Then are lnci ;es along the road too.
We did not stop at any place because
we wanted to go to the Kapaa school
in time for oui' lunches.
At last we reached Kapaa. It is
I a large town, and I saw the Kapaa
j Slore, the Kapaa Ice and Sodawater
i factory and where the old mill was
is a tremendous smokestack. It is
made of bricks. . Wc passed these
I places and started for the school. As
J w1 were climbing the hill, I looked
down ihe valley and saw a water
buffalo. When we went one-f )Urth
of the way up the hill, there came a
Ford car and it Iried to go ahead of
us. Th re was no room on either
sirb of :h.- road so the wheel of the
walked around the school. It is a
1,'i'ge school and is two stories high.
The shape of the .school is like ours.
On both sides of the front entrance,
mere are some hanan-i trees Mr
Brodie told us to go to the room
where the Kapaa eighth graders
were, so we went and sat on the
empty seats. When we went In the
room the pupils were reading. Soire
of our boys read too. One Rap: a
girl told us something about tl e
flag of tho 1nited States. She did !t
nicely. While we were visiting Miss
Hundley came and visited the school
After we visited we started for
Kealia. After a while we reached
ihere. By this time it was 2 o'clock.
There we saw the sugar mill, the Kea
lia Store and some ladies walking. I
also saw a house in which Mr. Brodie
Mice lived when he first came to this
We then turned back and went to
Lihue. We stopped at the Tip Top
and bought some cakes and icecream.
Th-n we went to the Lihue Store.
There we saw many things. We
went to the Bank of Hawaii and then
to the County Building. Mr. Brodie
explained to us nbout the various
We then went to the Garden Island
Publishing office. There I saw
some ladies printing papers. Wo
stayed there about fifteen minutes
and then went back to the truck and
got on them. We then passed Koloa
a'Ml as we were going home our true".:
slopped to we got home late. After
a long ride our truck reached Eleele
By this time the other truck had
reached Hanapepe. We stopped at
the McBryde Store so that the child
ren from Wahiawa could get off.
When all got off" we stopped at Mr.
Silva's Store. Here the pupils from
Eleele got off. Then the trucks
arrived at H-napepe and stopped nt
ihe foot of the hill and I got off.
When I reached home I was tired
OUR TRIP TO KALALEA HOLE
By William Lydgate
Our walking club to the number cf
20 people started about eight o'cloc'i
for the hole in the Anahola moun .
ain. There was" a scramble as to
which car everybody was to go in.
Finally we got started and at abort
nine o'clock we began our tramp. Ii
was a long and slow Journey, becaus-i
there was mu-ch lantana to crt
through. It began to drizzle which
made it very slippery. We got "o
what we thought was the hole, but
much to our dismay it was only a
small gap. Then we sent search par
ties out, and that way finally found i'.
There was a very strong wind
blowing and it nearly blew our hat)
off. We stayed there for nearly halt
in hour and then the leader decided
'o try and let Us down the side of the
liff right under tho hole. We let
hree down with ropes tied around
heir waists and decided that it was
oo dangerous to let any more go
hut way, so we went back to the gap
md there let the rest down In the
srme way. Myself and three others
were let down first and after an hour
of making a trail reached the road. It
had been raining and so we were very
cold and hungry. After waiting a
good while we got a car that was go
ing home early and jumped In. As
soon as I got home I made for some
thing that would warm me up.
THE KING STORK
There were once some frogs which
lived in a beautiful lake. They
thought they would be perfectly hap
py if only they had a king. A stork
was sent to rule over them.
The frogs went out to meet him
gladly, but the stork stretched out
his head and swallowed one of them.
Then they were sorry that they had
asked for a king, but it was too late,
for every day after that the stork did
the same thing, until the poor silly
frogs had all disappeared.
Tho Waimea Company of the Girls'
Reserve held a picnic at Lawaii
Beach on April 6lh, when everyone
had a good time. Miss Paul of Mak
aweli was guest of honor at lunch
and afterwards gave the girls a talk
on Artificial Respiration. As It was
the guest's birthday a special cake
containing a ring, button, money and
the usual tokens caused great fun,
the ring falling to a popular member
of tho Waimea Public School staff.
Makaweli is to have a Girls' Re
serve as soon as the new Community
House is available. Miss Soule. is
helping Miss Paul organize It and,
though not able from pressure of
work, to take charge entirely, has
kindly consented to lend a helping
hand from time to time.
The younger children already have
a Play and Story Hour In the Camps,
and judging from the way they are
always on hand when Miss Paul ar
rives, are keenly enjoying it