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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 1921 5
Conducted by Ada W. Paul.
Dear Boys and Girls:
So vacation time Is here again,
well, you are lucky, and 1 hope that
some of you will find time to write
fne stories for our page, remember
that U is yours as much as mine,
and the more you can send in the
This month there are one or two
stories which will have to be held
over, but that is due to so many
schools having their graduating ex
ercises. Just one thing I want to savj to you,
and that is, when you go to a ball
game, remember that the other fel
low requires a little encouragement
sometimes, and don't let nil the ap
pffiise be for the home team.
NUMBER SEVEN FLANAGAN
By Alma Paschall
(Continued from last month.)
About half of each school year found
Number Seven loose on the streets,
expelled for misconduct, and, as to
his mind this was devoutly to be
wished, he became expert at thinking
of schemes which would lead to ex
pulfion. At ten Number Seven was
the Holy Terror of the town, pointed
out with shuddering pride as one of
the Bights of the village.
In all his dark career there was but
one redeeming light-Number Seven
attended mass regularly and went
through all the genufluctions with sfti
air of conscious rectitude which
would have deceived the very elect.
The only one of his brothers and sis
ters with whom he could live at com
parative peace was Nora, his sickly
sister. So it happened that he was
always placed between her and his
mother while In church.
In a niche between the windows
stood a beautiful image of the Virgin
holding the Infant Christ, and on this
Number Seven's eyes rested usually
In a speechless admiration.
"Ain't she pretty?" he whispered to
"S-sh" was the devout whisper,
"Yes, but she's not to be gawked at,
why, she's religion!"
Tumber Seven, quarrelsome, pugna
cious, unprincipled fighter as he was,
had one weak spot in his armour-that
was his admiration for beautiful wo
men. At the age of ten Number Seven
was still in the first grade. What
little smattering of learning he ac
quired grew dim during his enforced
vacations. School supervisors hint
ed darkly at the Reform School, but
Btill the Hammer-fist lurked round the
oks and corners of Water Street.
When he heard that a sew teacher
was to take the first grade for the
next year, he suddenly became cur
ious to see how long he could stay In
school under her rule, and enrolled
for the fifth time in the primer class.
Large for his age, with arms and fists
like hardened steel, he looked a giant
amongst the little tots in Grade One,
and struck a chill into the heart of
Miss Gladden when she caught sight
of him for the first time.
Miss Gladden, however, was a new
type to Number Seven, and he eyed
her with distinct approval. Her light
hair curled cozily about her ears, her
little tip-tilted nose gave her a guile
less air, and between her parted lips
shown a tooth of pure gold. The glit
ter of this particular tooth hypnotised
young Flanagan, and he found himself
devising schemes to make her laugh
and show -it. For the first time in
his life he nad found someone who
could smile at his impishness.
He called her "Putty-face" among
his boon companions, and openly
boasted that she couldn't lick him if
"Them little white pallies o hers
couldn't lick nobody," he boasted.
"Shell have to get the principal to
tackle me; I ain't her size."
(Continued next month)
OUR TRIP TO LAWAI BEACH
Paul Prigge, Grade 7.
For almost one week before we
made our trip we had to settle down
and plan about It. After that we had
to decide where to go, when to go,
what kind of lunch to take and what
kind of clothes suitable for the trip.
Of course we made little parties of
five or six boys. Sandwiches, soda
water, and cake were our favorites.
Soon we decided when to go and
where to go. Lawai Beach was voted
upon. And we decided to go on
May 20th, 1921.
JVe, the sixth, seventh, and eighth
grades, had their own truck.
Having passed Kapaa and seeing
the waste of swamp lands we deci
ded that there could be a whole lot
done to them, sometime or other.
The many old shacks and buildings
spoil the appearances of Kapaa
which is progressing rapidly. The
bank, drug store, and other new
buildings are built of lumber and not
of concrete as those of Llhue.
Leaving Kapaa we arrived in Lihue
at 8:05. We saw the Hospital, store,
and Tip Top. Passing through Li
hue we saw the new engine and also
the Lihuo school. The children
were at play.
Soon we arrived at Koloa. Being
interested in Koloa as being the old
est plantation on Kauai we saw the
mill site. We also saw the power
house, reservoir and the pineapple
cannery at Lawai.
After u while we arrived at Kala
heo. Kalaheo is a small village, but
it has great pineapple fields.
Later on we arrived at the Kukuio
lono Park. The gardens, lawns,
flowers, statues, turkeys, guinea hen
and peacocks were of great amuse
ment to us. Wo tried to be careful
of the grounds.
For quite a while our minds were
on our lunch, the Spouting Horn ami
Lawai Beach. The worst part was
that the sixth grade truck had to be
doctored, which of course made them
bunch into the seventh and eighth
grade trucks. It was nfct one bit
nice to be packed in like sardines.
Later we visited the Koloa school,
shop und garden. Being anxious to
see the Spouting Horn we had to
The Spouting Horn was a wonder
ful sight. Oh! It was a most wonder
ful sight. I do not think I shall ever
forget that wonedrful sight.
At last wo came to the Lawai
Beach, the beauty spot. We were
so anxious to get there for our minds
were Just puzzled as to how It looks
and most of all what was wrapped
up In our packages of lunch. So
eachi little group of boys and girl3
formed their own party and in a
little while we were busy eating.
After eating we played, went swim
ming and wandered around the place.
We tried to take as good care of the
grounds as we possibly could. When
we were called to go home I could
hardly leave that wonderful spot.
Several photographs were taken as
Leaving Lawai Beach we headed
for the Kauai High School. We vis
ited the kitchen, which is an up to
date one. Then we went around
Nawiliwili and saw the landing and
lighthouse. From there we went to
the Garden Island Printing shop. Mr.
Hopper tried to explain about the
different print3 and what they use.
The linotype is a wonderful machine.
Then we visited the County Build
ing. At that time it was 4:00. Mr.
Raymond took us to the different
rooms, but most of them were closed.
We did not stay long for we had to
visit Ahukinl. The roads were bad
down to Ahukinl, so we went as far
as the Hanamaulu school and a little
beyond. We saw the railroad bridge
and a part of he harbor. Then we
turned back for home. Finally we
reached home at an early hour. I
did not liko to get off the truck for
my legs were just sleepy and tired.
KAPAA SCHOOL WINNERS
IN ESSAY CONTEST
Eight prizes amounting to $35.00
were offered to the scholars of the
Kapaa School for the best essays on
"Thrift" by the Bank of Kauai, Ltd.
Several hundred essays were turn
ed in by the pupils representing near
ly every grade in the school. Miss
Bernice Hundley and Judge Achi
acted as judges and it was no delicate
task that confronted them to select
eight from the great number submit
ted. The prize winners ranged in
age from eleven to fifteen years and
the universal excellence of the major
ity of the essays speak well for Ka
The following are the prizes and
the names of the winners:
1st, Adelaide Lucas, 8th grade, $15.00
2nd, Kazuto Shiraki. 3A grade, $10.00
3rd. Yoshio Kawakami, 3A grade, $5.
4th, Kaoru Yamaguchi, R. R. B, $1.
5th, Matsuyo Takafuji, 5A grado, $1.
6th, Kwang Ho, 7th grade, $1.
7th, Matsuko Masudu, 3A grade, $1.
8th, Kiyoko Naito, 4B grade, $1.
The prizes were distributed by Mr.
Raymond at the school exercises held
The management of the Bank wish
es to thank all the teachers and pu
pils, the judges and all others who
helped to make this contest the big
success that it eventually proved.
By Adelaide Lucas
Grade 8, Age 15.
The word thrift means, to save all
you can, give all you can, and earn
all you can. Thrift means more
than the saving of money. A man
who spends money unwisely Is not
thrifty. We must be thrifty In all
things. We must not spend more
than what we earn because it is not
thrifty. There is thrift of time, and
health. We should save all we can
and not waste anything at home or
any other place.
To save our money we should put
it in the bank. The bank keeps our
money safe and gives us 4 per cent
interest. The bank book Is our best
friend. We should all have a sav
ings account. Snvlng is the first
principle of success. Yhe only way
to have a savings account is to begin
It now. A child should learn how to
save money while ho fs young. Ev
ery man, wompn and child should
have a savings account.
We are in this world not to provide
for ourselves alone, but for others
alr.o. We should all begin early and
hav a savings account, and be
thrifty in everything we do, no mat
ter where we are.
By Kazuto Shiraki
Grade 3A, age 10 years.
Thrift means to save.
Since I heard about thrift, I have
not eaten candy for a long time.
If I spend my money unwisely now
when I grow up I cannot go to school
and I cannot buy my books.
I must not buy candy or any other
thing that I do not need.
The person who spends money 1b
called a spendthrift.
By Yoshio Kawakami
Grade 3A, age 9 years.
Since I heard about thrift I am
saving all my money and food. I
do not buy thing3 that I can go with
out. If I bring lunch to school and
if I don't want it, I give It to other
children or take it homo.
If I save when I am young, when I
grow up I will be a rich man.
Keeping our body healthy Is being
thrifty too. If we keep our money
in the bank we can be sure that it Is
A TRIP TO HAENA
By Evangeline Rodrlgues, Grade 5.
All the fifth grades went on an ex
cursion on Thursday, May 5, 1921. We
went on this hike to study the physi
cal features, Industries and places
that wo longed to visit to complete i
the tour of the island.
The grades that went were the 5A,
5B and the 5C. There were ninety
children. The fare was 50 cents
each. 'We took two trucks. The
reason for being late was because the
trucks did not appear in time. After
an impatient waiting the trucks came
and we started off. The first place
we came to was Kealia.
In Kealia we saw the store, mill,
and the hospital. Then came to
Anahola. There we saw the river,
bridge, rice fields and the old landing.
Then came to Moloaa. We saw
the pasture lumlt. .Then we came to
Koolau we pulsed the kukui grove.
Then came to TCilauoa. There we
saw the lighthouse and many other
After a long ride we came to Kali
hiwai. We saw the Kalihiwal falls.
Tiiere were not many good places to
si'c there, so we went to Hanalei.
We saw the Hanalei Bay, the val
leys, rice fields, the ,road that was
washed by the flood ,the Hanalei
We went on until we came to Wai
niha. There we saw the pole line
extending from Walniha to Eleele.
After a long time we came to Hae
na. The road that loads to Haena
was narrow and had many bends.
Then we had our lunches and went
into the dry cave. We arrived at
Haena at 12:30. The distance from
the dry to wet caves Is one and one
half miles. Twenty childoen went
to the wet cave. The rain began to
pour and we hurried back. Then
we started for home. We did not
stop but kept on. I was surprised
to see the American flag waving over
the Haena School. Even in that re
mote village of Haena our flag waves.
Although we got wet and had to
hurry home yet the trip was enjoy
able. :: .
A WONDERFUL TRIP
By Itsue Takenouehi
I , am going to tell you about our
trip. . The three fifth grades went
on an excursion to Haena.
We planned to go In the early part
of the year, but we did not go until
Thursday, May the fifth. We start
ed at ten o'clock. We were late
because one truck did not como in
time bo we hired another one. That
truck had pneumatic tires.
Some of the places we saw on the
way were Kealia, Ilalaul. At Ana
hola we noticed the new bridge, the
river and valley. From the road,
the valley looked like a little canyon.
In .Anahola, I saw sugar cane grow
ing, rice farms and also chicken, pig,
and bee raising.
Then we passed Moloaa where I
saw the pineapple fields.
Then we started for Koolau. Here
I saw the Koolau school and the ku
kui grove. The first meeting of the
missionaries wag held under these
When we were nearing Kilauea, I
saw the hibiscus growing along the
road. The flowers were very pretty.
Then I saw the Kilauea school.
We next came to Kalihiwal. The
river which was flowing into the bay
was very pretty. I saw the beauti
ful bay, waterfall, and the lighthouse
from the road. This lighthouse has
very strong. light. It Is lighted by a
small lamp but the lens are so strong
that they can throw light way out.
Just before we came to Hanalei I
saw the valley and river. They were
very pretty. In the valley were rice
fields in which young rice plants
After Hanalei, we came to Wainiha.
We found that the road near the
bridge was washed away by the last
storm and a new road was built to
take its place. From the road I saw
the power house. We did not visit
it because the road waa very muddy
and we did not have enough time.
This power house supplies the Mc
Bryde Sugar Company with electrical
We soon reached Haena. When
we got there we were very happy.
We ate our lunch under the trees.
Then we visited the dry cave.
I did not Bee the caves because I
came back as soon as it rained.
There are about one and one-half
miles from the dry cave.
Mrs. Sheldon and Mrs. Wong and
some of the children stayed back.
Most of the children came back after
20 minutes because it was raining.
So we visited the dry cave. We made
a fire In it.
Then we started home because it
was getting late. The men drove
very carefully because the road was
At .different places we dropped
My mother was very happy when I
got home because 6he was afraid that
I would catch a cold on account of
By Kinuyo Shimizu
Kapiolani was a princess. When
she was a young girl she stole two
bananas and swam into the ocean to
eat them. A high priest saw her and
her servant. The priest killed the
servant later on. The priest did not
want to kill Kapiolani because she
was a princess.- In thoso days wo
men were not allowed to eat with
men. If people Bbould Bee them
they would get into trouble. Men
could not eat with women because
that was tabu. When Kapiolani
grew older she became a Christian.
One day when Kapiolani was with
her friend she heard some one say
if Pele should see them eating ohllo
berries they would get into trouble.
She went up the mountain with her
friends. She took some ohilo ber
ries and ate them there. They
prayed and sang songs near the cra
ter. Nothing happened to Kapiola
ni. She threw sticks and stones in
to the crater. The people believed
Kapiolani was a brave woman.
By Sunao Iwamoto, grade 4.
Kamebameha was the greatest king
His chief enemies were Kiwalao,
Keoa and his greedy uncle. Kame
bameha fought many battles with
them. Later on Kamehameha sail
ed for Maui. Kahikilt the king Bent
an army to meet them.
After two or three battles Kame
hameha took the island of Maui. Af
ter he . took the island of Maul he
went back to Hawaii where he was
met by Keoa, with a large army. A
battle was fought and Kamehameha
was the victor. Kahlklli aUo the
kin,? of Oahu, Joined hia army with
that of his brother the king of Kauat.
They fought against Kamehameha
but were defeated. Finally a treach
erous friend Kalna joined forces with
the king of Oahu and a terrible
battle was fought by Kamehameha.
The king of Kauai promised to give
up his throne to Kamehameha after
Thus Kamehameha united all the
SIDNEY LEWIS BUSH
The Youngest Stockholder and the
Proud Possessor of Savings Ac
Count No. 1 in the Saving Depart
ment of the Bank of Kauai, Ltd.,
at Kapaa, Kauai.
As Sidney Lewis Bush and the
Bank of Kauai started business about
the same time, the bank considers
themselves fortunate in having such
a husky young man on their list of
stockholders. The young man was
born April 2C, 1920 and Is strictly an
island product, being the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Albert S. Bush, of Kapaa.
On Thursday 23rd. the 8th grade
commencement exercises were held
at Walmea Hall. Mr. Carver made
a short address. . His talk was one
of advice and guidance. He strong
ly urged all who could to continue
their school work so that they might
become more able to assume the re
sponsibilities and share the confi
dence of those with whom they
would soon be associated in the life
The school ochrus in charge of
Mrs. Wright gave two numbers which
were much appreciated. ,Miss Ching'a
and Miss Charman's fourth grades
presented respectively a folk dance
Those graduating were: Yoshito
Hlronaga, Iwao, Takenaka, Kenwo
Kinoshita, Hihume Kawahara, Miyu
ki Yamase, Mitsuyo Ogata, Yoshiko
Nakaya, Hatsune Morlmoto, Ellen
Chong, Ah Pung Akana, Shlzuo Ma
sakl, Umeichi Suenaya, ToBhio Mori
kawa, Margaret Ing, Katsue Yama
noto, Kamalle Moku, Shizuko Goto,
Masako Yasutake, Hazel Chong, Ang
eline Mydell, Shinlchi Tanaka, Shige
ru Oyama, Ah Moi Akana, Misao Ha
rada, Hatsuyo Nlshimi, Gladys Chong
On Monday night the Athletic As
sociation Indoor Meet was held at the
school building. The meet was open
to all pupils who have been members
of any atbletic teams during the
school year. Many games were play
ed and prizes given, songs sung and
a general good time was had by all.
On Thursday was hold the Farewell
Party. The rooms were decorated
with the class color, purple and gold.
Various prizes of questionable value
were worked for and won by those
entering the mock track and field
meet. A volley ball game with a
peanut as a ball helped to enliven the
evening. Other games, as ducking
for apples, battle race, spinning the
plate, donkey tail, etc. were played.
Lunch and cookies and sandwiches
Miss Pua Wright has acted as class
sponsor in all activities of the last
term. The class extends Its thanks
to her for advice and encouragement
which she has given.
Katsushirlo Matsuda, grade 6, won
the $5.00 cash prize which Mr.
Brandt offered for the most industri
ous and most successful school gar
dener. GRADUATING EXERCISE8
AT MAKAWELI SCHOOL
The graduating exercises took
place on Friday June 24th at the
school, the following pupils receiv
ing their diplomas from the Rev.
Adeline Carvalho, Hllromu Cholikl,
Klyoshl TaUahashi, Yoshio Fugii,
John Silva, Haruo Kuramoto, Tsuru
ko Kawaramato, Suke.
In his addresa Rev. Carver told the
children several instances of boys
and girls who had come under his no
tice in different parts of the world
who had made good in spite of many
disadvantages, and pointed out to
them how they, with the splendid
start they already had, might rise to
anything they wished. He also told
them the story of Helen Keller,
which Interested the children great
ly. The program was as follows:
Welcome Haruo Kuramoto
Class History .... Adeline Carvalho
Class Motto .... Tsuruko Kawamoto
Presentation of Picture
Song Fourth G -ade
Class Farewell Yoshio 1 ugii
Address and presentation of plo-
mas Rev. Curver
Miss Mahikoa and Mrs. Raymond
left for Honolulu to attend the Sum
mer School. Miss Tseu and Mr. J.
Rodrlgues will attend later in the
Miss Brown and Miss Remick are
leaving on Tuesday for Hon .lulu
where both have been assignr.1 to
teach during the coming school ear.
Miss Rutherford and Mif.s sing
will probably leave sometime this
week to spend the vacation in I ono
lulu. Both were so Intereste in
baseball that they delayed their trip
just to see the Makees win last Sun
day, but they were Badly disnppoi ited.
Mr. Prigse and Mr. Raymond will
leave on Thursday to attend the For
esters' convention in Hilo. Mr.
Raymond will spend the sur mer
vacation on Maul with Mrs. Rayn ond.
Mrs. Louise Sheldon has beer ap
pointed Music Instructor el the um
mer School in Honolulu and will
leave on Saturday to take up her new
Four new teacheYs from the nain
land have been assigned to K: paa,
but their names are not yet available
Three new bungalows will be ad
ded to the school beginning Sei tern
ber. The school closed last week with
704 pupils enrolled. The enrollment
at the beginning of the school vear
was 634 and the maximum Tally
attendance during the year was 725.
Out of the thirty-one graduate : of
the school this year, fifteen inter 'I to
enter Kauai High, three McKl".ley,
four Normal, and one each to Funa
hou, St. Louis, and Mills. Six V.nve
signified their intention of goin; to
This is the last week of school and
we are going to have a June Pro
gram and we wish all our trends to
come and see our program. Our
program Is going to start at 9:00
o'clock on Wednesday, June 22, 1921.
This is our program:
1. Prayer Judge P'lukl
2. Song and Sextet
Grade R. an 1 1.
S. Recitations Grade R. and 1
4. "Your Teeth" Grade 1 ar.d 2
5. How Two Strangers Brought Good
Fortune Grades 1 and 3
6. Song "A Medley"
Gradesl, 2, anj 3
7. Drama "The Price"
Grades 4, 5 and 6
8. Refreshments Ice cream, cake,
candy, Soda water.
We have a new bungalow which
was finished on Monday and the
children are in now. We have f rty
three first grade children. Mrs K.
Williams ia teaching them in our vew
bungalow. The' little children are
very happy. They have single d isks
and a very pretty room.
We have a school kitchen now
Auna Ching, a fourth grade girl, runs
it. She serves five and ten cent
lunches every Tuesday and Thursday.
We cleaned over twelve dollars since
the Board of Health left us. Wo
wish the Garden Island a glad vaca
tion. Lucy Kahanu, Grade 6.
Hanalei school held most impi ess
ive graduation exercises last Fr day
afternoon. " There were eight f rad
uates, two of whom will at end
Mills College next year, two the Nor
mal, and two the Kauai High scl ool.
Following Is the program:
Song .... Chorus led by Mr. Wener
Invocation Rer. Kaaeatroku
Song "Dear Little Fellow" .. Sc" ool
Address Rev. R. W. BayleVs
Vocal Solo Jacob M"ka
Presentation of Diplomas
Miss Elsie Wlicox
Song "School Quartette"
Song "My Lady Sleeps."
Benediction Rev. Lo Yuet Fu
A proper amount of sleep is
not only important for every one,
but is absolutely necessary to
health. Loss of three or four
hours sleep for even a few nights
will injure the health of any per
son. During sleep the heirt
rests. Hleep should be couuted
on a weekly basis, and everyone
should have from fifty to seventy
hours each week according o
their age, children needing the
fwo cats, who had fallen out,
decided to have a duel.
"Refore we proceed," stiid one,
"let's have a clear understanding."
"What now," asked the otlur.
"Ii it to be a duel to the death ?"
asked the first cat, "or shall we
make it the beHt five lives out of