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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, MAY 10, 1921
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOPPER Mannging Editor
TUESDAY - MAY 10, 1921
Hie extension course men have come and
gone. They have held meetings in Lihue, K:i
piia, Kilauea,.Kalaheo, Makawoli and Wainiea.
An 1 at every place they have been aide to give
th- ir listeneiH much that can be applied in
pi .deal everyday agriculture.
he University of Hawaii announced that
tlii i extension course was to be an experiment.
Tiny did not know whether it would succeed
or not. Hut they sent their best men and men
from the United States Experiment Station
and the Experiment Station of the II. S. P. A.,
to make the plan as yood as possible.
'lias the experiment been a successful one?
Did these men do all that Ihey were expected
to do or all that they hoped to do? We be
liee that it was a success, that the people of
Kai'ai believe that it was a success and that
on- people got a great deal from the course.
Kauai is largely a cane-raising island. Most
of this cane is raised by the plantations, some
by individual homesteaders. And so most of
the lectures were to cane producers. Soil
fertility, cane fertilizers and the control of
en no pests were discussed. People were urged
to express their own opinions, to ask for help
on their individual problems. Many of them
did it and profited thereby.
Speaking for Kauai, we are grateful to the
University of Hawaii for sending the course
to us. We hope that it will be repeated on a
bigger scale. We would like to have the
University send us men often to speak to us
upon our problems and upon world movements
with which we want to be familiar. We would
would like the domestic science department of
the University to give us an extension course
in the high-spots of cooking, dressmaking and
millinery. In short, whatever the University
has to extend, we want it. We liked the first
installment. Come again.
Kauai parents can do a good deal to prevent
serious accidents if they will see to it person
ally that their children do not play in the
street, and that they are taught to be careful
and to keep their ears open when walking
along the roads. Too many children have a
habit of dodging across the street or road in
front of an oncoming auto, believing they can
judge the distance and speed of the machine.
Others try to be "smart" by dodging first one
way and then another, to confuse the driver,
and more than one accident has been the result
of this. Teach your children there is danger
in an auto, no matter how careful the driver
may be and no matter how closely they watch.
It is always the unexpected that happens, and
your own little boy or girl may be the next one
ki''t.'d or seriously crippled. We are going to
hji . auto accidents, that is sure. But let us
use a little precaution and by warning our
chi dren see if we cannot avoid having any
.THE GOLDEN RULE
Secretary of Labor Davis is new on the job,
but he appears to have some pretty good ideas,
lie made a speecli in Chicago recently and de
clared that a fair living wage for labor, a fair
deal for capital, .larger profits for farmers
through lower shipping rates and settlement
of ad threatened strikes by the aid of the gold
en rule is the hope of the people of this nation.
lie asks for nothing impossible. It is fair
to ask labor to help the farmer to get proper
transportation so he can get a fair return for
his product and effort. Capital, he says, is
just as much entitled to a hearing as labor, but
he warns labor that it must be content to meet
capital at the half-way point. He argues
that each of us is so dependent on the other
fellow that we cannot ignore conditions nor,
so long as things are going smoothly with us,
close our eyes to that part of our country in
which the travelling is rough.
Within the next few weeks the Secretary is
apt to be called on to settle some bad labor
tangles. No matter where they occur, they
aro bound to affect Kauai people. Any
strike of great proportions would be felt here
in some form or another, and usually in the
increased cost of something we are fotved to
have. So it will be interesting for us to sit
steady in the boat i.nd watch the outcome of
the secretary's plan to use the good old golden
rule in our industrial life.
THE ALCOHOLIC MELON
A Colorado man declares he has the secret
of propagating watermelons that will contain
u 10 per cent content of alcohol. He says he
can plug the melon while it's growing, insert a
certain chemical, replace the plug, make it
airtight with beeswax and the melon will go
on maturing while the chemical inside fer
ments and puts n genuine kick into it by the
v1ime it is ripe. We're not advertising the
gentleman's claim wUh any desire to boost the
price of melons in Kauai this coming season,
but we want to show to what extent some peo
ple are going to find something with n kick
in it. It needn't worry the ''drys'' though,
because we suppose we'll still be able to buy
a kickless melon, lint it will mean more work
for the reformers, and especially if it leads to
the "whiskey canteloupe'' or the "brandy
The value of a newspaper is measurable in
terms of respect and confidence the respect
of those who depend on it for news and com
ment and the confidence of those who use it
as a carrier of their business messages. Al
ways it mirrors the life of the people who
sustain it, and in return for cleanliness and
fearlessness it receives in full measure the sup
port and respect of the people into whose
homes it goes. The Garden Island has earned
the public trust which it enjoys by being the
newspaper that it is. Because its character
and reliability have made it valuable to its
readers it is valuable to its advertising pa
trons. These advertisers know their messa
ges take on added force from the medium
through which they speak. Because its found
ations are imbedded deep in the life of this
county, the character, the mind, and the pros
perity of this entire community discover their
true reflection in the pages of "The Garden Island."
Horns upon the heads of humans are rare;
but a horn five inches in length was removed
from the head of Lee Wilson, a Baltimore ne
gro. The horn resembled n huge round
fingernail and grew from the scalp and not
from the skull. This is a rare disease. If
horns grew upon the heads of those who de
serve to wear them, it is quite probable that
human ivory would be a merchantable com
modity. For many years Turkey has been referred to
as the "sick man of the East." Centuries of
illness have not sufficed to carry him off, and
- he has lingered along, a malignant cancer in
the vitals of the world, and still he lives, un
der the protection of the nations whose inter
est require his removal, yet whose lack of har
mony permits him to live and perpetuate his
Nevada, desirous of making a record of
something more exciting than that furnished
by the divorce courts, now has 212 companies
drilling for oil, and every native is putting his
spare money into oil stocks.
The same fellow who complaius that the
home paper has nothing in it is the one who
hollers loudest when it's a day late in getting
Maybe the reason some women never appear
to be contented is because they've heard that
contentment makes people fat.
The reason most editors don't print exactly
what they think is because they don't want to
spend a lot of time in a hospital.
There are some things the average husband
can't do, and one of them is make his wife be
lieve that she snores.
If a woman wants a lifetime job, with 21
hours work every day, let her marry a man to
It wouldn't hurt some people any if they'd
borrow their neighbor's spectacles occasional
ly and look at their own faults.
Eevn though a woman can vote man is not
yet her equal. You never hear of it judge
giving a man alimony in n divorce case.
The man who yells at the top of his voice
seldom wins an argument.
If a woman brags about her husband quite
often he never gets tired of telling people that
he has got the best wife in the world.
Don't think our hardest job is finding some
thing to put in the paper. The hardest job
is deciding what to leave out.
Another thing we can't understand about
the movies is why the hero always insists on
fighting the villain on the edge of a cliff.
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