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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 1921
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Big Improvements Marked
In the Operation of'
Due to a fortunate combination in
the management and the operation
of the place, the farm of the Samuel
Mahelona Hospital is now thriving.
Under the general management of
H. D. Bloggelt and the personal su
pervision of F. K. Trowbridge, the
land that once cost the hospital con
siderable to till is now returning all
the milk, eggs, poultry, and vegeta
bles of all kinds needed and is, in
addition, bringing in considerable
revenue from outside sales.
As you go over the farm tho first
thing that now catches our eye are
two fields literally covered with fine
ulg watermelons. Some of the mel
ons weigh over 50 pounds. . They
don't loe in quality what they gain in
quantity either. The big repeat or
ders constantly coming to the hos
pital farm manager prove that.
We asked Mr. Trowbridge how in
"Sam Hill" he ever raised those mel
ons. We had tried a small patch fit
home. We didn't raise melons. We
produced the finest crop of melon
flies and their larvae that ever ex
isted. We couldn't see why Trow
bridge didn't do the same. He ex
plained it though, i Every night he
took a stroll through the patch.
Wherever he saw a melon that was
beginning to form ho covered it com
pletely with a little dry grass. The
fly couldn't get near it. He also got
three shipments of fly parasite from
the Board of Agriculture, and Forest
ry. These parasites made life so
miserable for the flies that they were
glad to "fold their tents like Arabs
and silently steal away.." Just . to
sum it all up in a few words, that mel
on crop is going to net the hospital
over a thousand dollars.
There is no doubt in our mind as
to the efficiency of the management
and supervision of the hospital farm.
Here is an illustration. Mr. Slog-
gett and Mr. Trowbridge took us
over the farm. We "liked the looks"
of the place and told those two gen
tlemen that we wer,e going to "tell
the world" about it, editorially. They
thought it was a good idea and as
a sort of a reward gave us a water
melon. After we got home and
wrote all about the farm we started
to eat the melon. The blame thing
was green. So we had to insert
this paragraph afterwards just to say
that the management is good. They
got just as much out of us as if they
had given us a prize winner.
We got a chance to look over the
proceeding month's farm expense
account. . There were sales of pro
duce amounting to over a thousand
dollars. The cost of operating was
750 dollars, showing a 25 per cent
profit. And all the labor had not
been spent on the farm either. The
farm hands bad been used about
half the time in painting the build
ings. Every house, cottage, barn
and building . has been completely
painted inside and out. The outside
of the buildings was painted by the
spray method. You couldn't tell it
except in the cost, from the best hand
painted job obtainable. The inside
was all hnnd naintod thrmsrh.
We can tell, without writing- an
agricultural encyclopedia, of all the
vegetables and produce ra.sed on zlt
farm. It ia enough to eay that nil
v. Rotables raised in Ht.vtti hre
found growing well on the hospital
farm. Intelligent fertilization, prop
er cultivation ana irrigation insure
Diversification seems to be the
Idea of the farm. .The 'products of
the place are not limited to vece
tables. There is an excellent dairy,
The farm now has 10 cows of its own
and six more that are loaned to it
by friends. Recently II. P. Faye of
Kekaha has given the institution six
good milking cows. W. II. Rice Sr.
of Lihue gave four and a splendid
Ayrshire bull. With this herd as a
nucleus the hospital will soon build
an excellent herd of high grade an
imals. It has the proper start.
The dairy barn is small but very
well laid out and scrupulously clean
mere are individual cement man
gers. Every cow's feeding place is
separate and a stoppered drain at the
Bottom Insures proper cleaning. If
one animal should get Blck there is
no reason whatever for its passing
us disease on to her neighbor. The
cement floor and drains are thor
oughly cleaned and scrubbed twice a
day, after each milking.
There are chickens and ducks on
tho place too. Barred Plymouth
Rocks and White Leghorns seem to
do best here. Muscovy ducks are
; rne bent of the swimmers. As a
rule, all the poultry feed is raised on '
i the place. Chopped alfalfa, various'
i V'nds of vegetables and corn are !
i hard to beat, Mr. Trowbridge finds, !
wh-n It comes to egg production. j
The hospital has no Incubators of I
Its own now, but O. W. Sahr, K. C.
Ahana and H. D Sloggett have all
loaned machines to the farm. Mr.
Sloggett is buying a large now Cy
phers for the place, however, and it
will be ready for the next season's
The farm is also branching out in
to sugar cane production. .There
are 30 acres of as fine Caledonia as
one could wish to see to be harvniud
as plant cane in the 1921-22 ct.'p.
This crop is conservatively estima
ted by Mr. Sloggett and Mr. Trow
bridge at 150 tons of sugar. Thirty
more acres are now being planted,
which will be harvested in 1923.
They are planning to plant as much
of this field as possible to the H 109
This farm has been in operation
for several years. It has had a
rather checkered career financially.
But it is now beginning to sho a
gain. This Is largely due to the fact
that Mr. Sloggett has added the little
prefix "Co" to the operation of the
place. Close cooperation between
the general manager and the farm
supervisor have worked wonders.
But we must not think that the
farm is all there ia to the hospital.
It is, after all, only an incidental.
The main thing is the institution
which i3 now relieving many pa
tients of that dreaded disease
tuberculosis. Mr. Sloggett is also
general manager of the hospital.
Miss Margaret Pepper is the head
nurse and Mrs. Susnn T,,. Dunn, grad
uate nurse, is ri:.M-tMit. and Dr. R.
H. Hagood Jr. is nttnudiitg physician.
To these two ladies much credit
is due for the beautiful condition m
which the hospital grounds and the
interior of the hospital is kept.
When Miss Pepper first came to the
hospital the grounds were not the
vision they are now. They were a
sight. Weeds were plentiful and
grass a scarcity. The first thing
she did was to get the ground well
worked into condition and planted
to manienie grass. She had it well
watered and weeded until the grass
got a good start. Now it almost
takes care of itself, except for the
mowing. She also got a beautiful
little- Japanese garden planted in
front of one of the lanais. All the
work was done by the patients. They
take as much pride in the impooved
looks of the place as Miss Pepper
There wasn't much left for Mrs.
Dunn to do outside when the came,
so she started a little propaganda for
the beautification of the interior of
the place. She got the patient p In
paint and enamel every chali. bed.
table and stick of furniture in I he
piuce. You can't help but be im
pressed by the cleanliness ea-1 'he
brightness of the place as j u so
through it now.
Mrs. Dunn has done another thing
that helps the patients pass iWir
time enjoyably and profitably. She
has taught them basket weaving and
leather work. The Navajo Indians
"haven't anything on" these people
now when it comes to fancy designs
and neat basket work. And the
leather work they are starting bids
fair to surpass their baskets.
Improvements have been made in
wholesale lots all through the hospi
tal. Many of these improvements
are in labor-saving devices. Others
are in items that cut down on expen
ses or that make conditions more
pleasant for the patients. Take the
new cafeteria system, for instance.
Miss Pepper found that the appetite
of her patients was a very variable
affair. Formerly all people were
served the same kinds and amounts
of food. Sometimes they wanted
more. But more often they had
more than they wantt-d and the food
was wasted. Now each person is
given a tray. He goes to the var
ious dishes and is given only the kind
and the amount of food that he wish
es. There has be?" a very consider
able saving 'n food 'iince this plan
was adopted, and the patients like it
A number of '.:UI' ihlngs improve
conditions greatly. Mr. Trowbridge
arranged a concrete drain board in
the kitchen sink that saves much
time and work. A Solar System hot
water plant has been installed that
gives all the hot water that is needed
at all times. An electric washing
and ironing plant has been put in.
Clothes are kept clean and sanitary
at a fraction of the former cost. Mr.
Sloggett had ere( ted a closed incin
erator that Jjurns all waste rags and
j scraps and that helps greatly In
preventing the possibility of infect-
i We visited the hospital on the day
I that two patients were discharged as
, cured. It was a sight worth seeing.
I There was none of that exultation
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