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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, MAY 24. 1921
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C HOPPER Managing Editor
TUESDAY - MAY 21, 1921
GOOD WORK, SUPERVISORS
At the last meeting of tlie Kanal Chamber of
Commerce, II. D. Sloggett put through n mo
tion that a good, strong, snibstantial railing be
p'iccd nt that spot along the road, just Kcalia
si i lc of Kapaia, where several automobiles hail
ruunto the ditch during the last few months.
Tjiere is a drop of about eight feet there ami the
only reason that someone was not seriously
hurt there was that there is a fine big growth
of scratchy lantana for the unfortunate driver
to skid along.
Mr. Sloggett was appointed by the president
of the Chamber, Judge Lyle A. Dickey, to inter
view the Hoard of Supervisors and see if they
would not have a railing put up.
We don't know what Mr. Sloggett said or
did ; we haven't heard what the Hoard replied
to his pleas; no one has whispered a word to
us of the road superintendent's remarks. Hut
we do know that the railing is now there, and a
good one it is. We can now pass another car
at that spot without fear of going over. And
our wives don't have to tell us before we start
to Kapaa, "Now, "Henry, for goodness sakes,
do be careful when you go around that Kapaia
What affords any more pleasure than meet
ing on the street the man whose soul is filled
with sunshine? The world loves him, and at
home it is like a good tonic to have him around.
We have quite a few of this kind here, and how
we wish we had more. Their magic power to
transform trying situations is worth more
than money, and it always makes a fellow feel
like he had more to live for when he sees their
sunny smiles, hears their words of good cheer
and feels their approving hand-shake or pat
on the back. What a wonderful thing it is
to be able to carry your own sunshine right
around with you ; to cast a glow of brightness
and joy upon every condition of life. The
power to turn gloom into gladness, the mirth
provoking faculty, the ability to make a man
smile when he feels blue it's worth every
thing to possess. And the young man who
is soon to start out into the world for himself
couldn't do a wiser thing than cultivate the
Jt is rumored that within a few months
there will issue from the office of President
Harding a proposition to the nations of the
world for international disarmament. It is
also rumored that the prospective proposition
will meet with favor at the courts of the load
ing nations, and that the entire world is at
'1h present time in a receptive mood, so far as
j i equitable international disarmament prop-o-iiion
is concerned. If such an agreement
on Id be reached and executed it would result
i.i taking off from the backs of the people of
eciy nation a heavy burden that has bent
their necks in slavery since history began.
Ti e world does not want war, and it cannot
stand another great war such as we have just
passed through, and men are awakening to the
folly of constant preparation for war. Every
leading nation has been wearing a "chip" up
on its shoulder, and inviting some beligervuT
to knock it off and plunge the world into war.
Disarmament means a reduction in the cost of
living and a saving of billions of dollars to
every nation. It has been demonstrated that
there is no longer safety in the biggest army or
the biggest navy, but on the contrary that such
a course is a menace of supreme gravity ; for
oilier nations combine to overthrow the men
ace in the interest of all. Thus history re
ierinany's offer of cents on the dollar in
payment of her indemnity met with a frost.
France will not entertain the motion, an 1 the
case will go to a higher court and possibly be
arbitrated by force of arms. France has. or
thinks she has, evidence that Germany can pay
if she so desires. France also remembers the
unrelenting policy of Germany at the close of
the Franco Prussian war, and she does not
y jr to give to Germany that w hich Ger
v.zy refused to give to France. Germany
"r.'-.vJ tnat the d-mand- of the Allies are
;. M.'ji'latij.-g. Wat France bumili d fifty
'-.jt' ii'j? r-he rni'-iuber the incident with
U'r'! jo-t j- .' i a bitterness exNis in
G-njj:iuy toI.!y. Germany, during the war,
inflicted a daiii.ige of yj.M)0 .OO!M0O gold
lui-rk on the allie. and their associates, and
chc wants to M-llle the bill with ."0.000,000,000
go id marks, or about '.'H cents on the dollar.
This France refuses to accept.
Our idea of another great invention would
he the perfe ting of a breed of chickens that
didn't know how to scratch up a garden.
The French are preparing for a trade fair
in Syria. That country will, under good gov
ernment, become as rich as it was in the days
of the Homan occupation. Its soil is wonder
fully fertile, but war and bad government
have made the country almost a desert. What
Syria needs is peace, so that the people can
work, and under peaceful conditions the coun
try will prosper. All over Asia Minor, from
Constantinople to Egypt there arc ruins of
magnificent cities that could have existed only
under the most favorable conditions of a rich
and prosperous country, and it is the hope of
the world and the desire of the French, who
have a mandate over the country, that Syria
le rcston-d to its former wealth and import
ance. What has been done can be done again
in Syria. It will take time for the restoration,
but every effort will be made to bring it about.
The soil is the same, only it is starving. The
people are there ready to work the soil, and
once they are assured that they will be permit
ted to enjoy the fruits of their labor they will
go to work, as their ancestors worked, and
make of Syria the land of plenty that it was in
ancient times, "a land flowing with milk and
The failure of the Allies to secure American
co-operation in the settlement of questions
arising out of the war, and in which America
is interested, has caused much diplomatic dis
cussion and more or less dissatisfaction. The
Allies gave Japan a false title to Yap. The
United States never consented to the deal, and
that is the cause of the yapping. Japan's
mistake was in accepting a defective title.
She should have waited until she could have
taken a deed signed by all interested parties;
but she did not, and herein lies a source of
trouble. Japan cannot hold her title. She
must surrender, and Yap should be internat
ionalized, in which case Japan will receive
due consideration; but she cannot have a pre
emptory title to Yap.
Senator James W. Aadsworth, in a speech
at Rochester, N. Y. said : ''The next war will be
a chemical war, and it will be up to American N
chemists to win it for their country by such ef
fective means as only chemists can provide."
Why this talk about war? Why not talk
about peace and methods to promote harmony
among the nations? The world has had
enough of war, and the burdens of. the people,
because of the folly of war, will be handed
along from generation to generation, a con
stant source of hardship. Why not cease
this constant war cry? Why not disarm the
nations and adopt a policy of peaceful indus
try? The Ohio Experiment Station at Wooster
reports that it has found .1S3 varieties of
weeds. We have no doubt as to the number
and we believe that the most of us can find
them all in the kitchen garden. If the weeds
were all the pests we had to contend with,
gardening would be a pleasure; but there are
at least varieties of insects preying upon
our young plants, not the weeds. No well
regulated bug will eat weeds when it can get
good vegetables at the same price. Hence
the everlasting need of a powder gun, a garden
sprayer, willing hands and a good hoe. Then
if we get anything at all we are fortunate.
The popularity of the "movies" has invaded
the churches, and today the preacher illus
trates his sermon or his lecture with a movie
show, designed to impress upon the minds of
his hearers the salient points of his theme.
Pictures are not new in churches. For many
cent uries painting and sculpture have combined
to make religious services impressive. The
"movie" now comes in to illustrate the par
ables that Jesus uttered, and to exemplify the
lives of Christians and the temptations that
lead men astrav.
Six or seven hundred years ago knowledge
was considered a crime in England. Roger
ISacon was imprisoned for his superior know
ledge, as an emissary of the evil one.
We heard someone saj- the other day that
the only objection he hml to breakfast food is
that thev call it food.
Maybe you can't be a governor or a presi
dent, but you can help the world considerably
by bragging on your neighbors when the occa
Whatever may be the theory of Yilhjalinus
Stefsnsson regarding the temperature of the
region around the North Pole, it is a safe bet
that he will find no flower gardens there.
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