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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 1921
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KirS'WH C. HOTTER
JUNE 21. 1921
Tin? United States Senate has confirmed
TMvmlent llarding's nomination of Wallace
R. I rrington as governor of Hawaii.
In i wireless received in Honolulu tbis week
Mr. i'arrington said:
' Y v aim will be to give Hawaii a clean-cut
Aim? ican administration and toward tbe ful
fili'K nt of this purpose I know I "shall receive
the si m ere and ready cooperation of the splen
did tody of American citizens who have kept
lli.w;iii's standards high.
"I iiave no political bargains to fulfil aiid no
cnen ' js to punish. .
' T ere is worth-while work ahead of us and
we v. ill go forward unitedly. Let lis never
foigi that as citizens resident in a vital Am
erica i outpost we have daily responsibilities
that "n a peculiar manner test our capacity,
our i :.tience, our common pense and our loyal
ty to Vmeriean ideals."
W believe that Governor Farrington means
junt i hat he says. We believe that he will
give -s a fair, capable business government,
undi which Hawaii will advance unitedly.
"U 'I EX SVOAR SHOOTS THE CHUTE''
T't'ler the above heading Wela-ka-hao, the
officii organ of the Honolulu Ad club, prints
the f Mowing little bit of encouragement to us
in oi . gloom caused by the sugar prices sett
ling vd lowering about us:
"S ?nr is down. And when sugar goes
dowt; the spirits of this conimuuity are likely
to fo low it. Many of us already are chanting
dirgf i No sugar money, no business, we
moui. And our pessimism permeates the
purli is of prosperity like the plague. We
shou1 ! be made of sterner stuff.
"A' I most of us are, thanks be. It would
seem hat we should be able, and if not will
ing, .-.en to dissemble a willingness, to stand
for a little four cent sugar after the period of
stejc 'y ascending prices which reached the
iinmr eat peak of 23 cents not so loner aero.
t we can have more than two lumps of
at a sitting now without being slapped
on H vrist by Uncle Sammy.
" 3..c skidding sugar reminds us that we
sho i' ! have some eggs in another basket.
Thin is a good one at hand in the form of the
tou-it traffic which, with half the attention
givt r io sugar, would yield larger and more
BARRING THE JAPS
coraska, with her many foreign-born al
iens, lias recently enacted a law prohibiting
all .i 'ens from acquiring title to land. There
neei.n to be no reason to doubt that many
othtr states will follow her lead in such elim
iuatic ii of alien landholders, who have not al
ready bought real estate. Wherever such
laws tre passed the road to real estate owner
ship by the Japanese will be closed. And to
day, every resident of this territory knows,
the Japanese question is one of the biggest and
luott serious this nation has to face.
Aliens from Europe can quickly become
citizens of the United States and thereby es
cajK; from the provisions barring them from
ownii land, but the Japanese and Chinese
will I e unable to do this. They must remain
aliens and landless, unless they already own
real estate, where such laws as the one enact
ed in Nebraska are passed.
Every incident like the one in Nebraska
helpa California and the other Pacific coast
states n their struggle to stop the spread of
Japan se land-owning and the multiplication
of Ja:iTnese in this country. Every measure
by a .late far from the Pacific ocean which
check ilien progress in real estate buying and
makes citizenship in this republic the open
door i important privileges, strengthens the
westei states, and at the same time serves to
make the entire United States a great deal
more :rfe from a mighty bad mixup with the
old v dd in the years to come.
THERE'S TWO SIDES
Wl.cn you have read of the crimes and quar
rels aril irregularities of life until you are de
press?.', and doubtful about the old world, re
memlw i that these things are displayed be
cause they are news and because they xtrc
uuusui '. They were the exceptional things,
and lo that reason they were printed with a
big, Vittk head above them. And for the
same i -uhoii you read them. And if it is an
aritd about some man or woman going
wroiicr reHt assured that the vast majority of
peoj k who read that article do not approve
of it. There are always two sides to the
thing; you see and hear and read about. You
can't j .dge properly the movement of a whole
army ) watching a few stragglers. So you
can't tell the trend of the human race by ru
mors you read in the papers. People gener
ally find what they are looking for, and If
they only look on the surface, or only listen to
rumors they are not apt to learn the right
LID PARTLY CLOSED
The emergency bill, limiting the number of
aliens to 3 per cent of the number of each nat
ionality resident in the United States in 11)10
has passed the Sennte by a vote of ?8 to 1. The
Senate struck out the provision to. exempt
from the 3 ier cent limitation those emigrating
to escape religious and political persecutions.
Thus one step has been taken to close the
door upon the undesirable immigration that
for the last quarter of a century hns poured
into the United States almost without restrict
ion, until fu many of our cities and in all of
our manufacturing centers the foreign popula
tion is equal to or iu excess of the native, and
the language of tbe people is as mixed as that
of tiie throng that attempted the erection of the
tower of Babel, after the "confusion of ton
gues." This act of Congress is a step toward the
preservation of America for Americans. It
is a movement toward relieving the housing
situation and the preservation of our American
customs; a move to check the tidal wave of
alien humanity that is threatening to submerge
our American institutions beneath an un-American
The door is closing too late, however ; far too
late 'to preserve much that has been lost for
ever; but that it has been done at all thould be
and doubtless is hailed with joy by the great
majority of American people.
America will now have a breathing upell and
an opportunity to Americanize its svrplus of
We do not want citizens of the United States
voting as Germans, Russians' Austrian, or any
other race or people. We do not ar prove of
American citizens speaking a foreigr. tongue,
reading foreign-language papers, or conducting
their affairs after the manner of European
This is America, and Americans s'lould be
imbued with the spirit that has made this
country great. They should talk United
States, think United States, and bring up their
children to love and respect the United States
and its institutions.
If the United States is not good enough for
any of our alien people they should pack their
worldly goods and go by the most direct route
back to the country from whence they came.
Let every American citizen speak the lan
guage of America, think in the language of Am
erica, and in all their dealings act as a good
American should. Let every American citizen
think "America First," and love the fkig of the
United States above all others. If he does not
he is not worthy to be an American citizen,
and we do not want him. If his interests are
not in America I.e is a dans;?r(.in element in
our body politic, and should be invited to de
part for the country where he belongs ; for
there is no place for him in America.
Henry Ford says the farmer will see the day
when both the horse and cow will be done away,
with. The horse will go, he says, because of
the auto truck and the tractor; "he is a 1,200
pound hay motor of one-horse power," says Mr.
Ford, "and a little machine half his fdze will
equal twenty of him." As for the cow, the
great auto builder says: "It is a simple matter
to take the same cereals that the cow eats and
make them into a milk which is superior to the
natural article and much cleaner." Nor is
meat essential, for he describes a scientific
food which will not only take the place of milk,
but of meat.
. Henry may be right. He has done such
wonderful things in the past that it would be
hard to find a man brave enough to try him out
in an argument. Maybe he could go still far
ther and say the day will come when there will
be so many different kinds of machines and
chemicals that a fellow can quickly and cheap
ly manufacture his own clothing and do away
with factories, and by swallowing a tablet of
this kind and one of another enjoy an entire
meal without having to waste au hour at the
dining table. Maybe we'll all have more time
for ourselves by not having to stop to eat, and
maybe the women will have more leisure by not
having to cook. There really isn't anything
impossible iu this world, and if they can con
vince us that they've found something to re
place the cow you know they already furnish
us eggs in the form of a powder then we are
willing to admit that Henry Ford is a prophet,
and fully a thousand years ahead of his time.
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