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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, JULY 5, 1921
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOPPER
JULY 5. 1921
JOIN THE AUTOMOBILE CLUB
A month or ho ago a meeting of all Kauai
automobile owners was called in Lihue. Men
from all over the inland attended. At that
time it was decided to form the Kauai Auto
mobile Club. Officers and a board of gover
nors were elected.
These officers and directors from all over
the island have been busy. They have got to
gether and have drawn up all the rules and
regulations of the club. And these rules if
backed by the Kauai automobile owners and
drivers will help to make and keep our roads
sufe from road-hogs, speed fiends and all other
varieties of "automobilic" maniacs. They
will also help us to keep our roads in good con
dition and to remove dangerous spots that
It is going to cost you five dollars a year to
join this club. And five dollars are pretty
hard to get these days. But say, Mr. Auto
mobile owner, what are five dollars to j'ou or
any one else when they will help materially in
making automobile driving safe? Wouldn't
you pay that several times over to eliminate
from our roads those thoughtless people who
insist on taking all the road instead of their
share of it only? Wouldn't you dig up that
amount to keep people from whizzing around
dangerous corners at a high rate of speed
when you know that some time you are pretty
apt to be at the wrong end of that corner?
Within the next two weeks you should be
come a member. A membership committee
has been nominated and they will probably see
you. But they may miss you. If they do,
tell one of the committee that you are ready
to join. Two dollars and a half will pay your
dues for the rest of this year. We don't
know of any better insurance that you can get
for that amount.
PROFITEERING JINGOES TALK WAR
Remove from the world, the profiteering
jingoes and international disarmament will be
an easy matter to adjust. The American peo
ple do not want war; neither do the Japanese.
No nation of Europe wants war. They have
had enough. The world wants peace; yet
the "bloody shirt" is waved when the olive
branch is most desired.
The masses of the people of all nations want
peace. The profiteers want war, and if there
is any possible way to stir up strife the greedj",
soulless Shylocks will lose no opportunity to
do it. They have no regard for human life.
Their god is gold, to possess which they will
sacrifice the life-blood of the nation and bur
den posterity with debts and taxes.
The profit-seeking jingoes of all countries
are organized for the purpose of creating fric
tion and exciting agitation.
There is every reason why the nations of
the world should put away their arms and
banish all thoughts of war. There is every
reason why wholesale murder should be abol
ished as well as the great incentive for gain
It is dangerous to talk war, think of war, or
to prepare for war. The nation that is fully
prepared for war needs but little stimulus to
go to war. The nation that has a great mili
tary equipment naturally desires to experi
ment with its outfit before its guns and its
ships become obsolete; preferring death and
disaster to the junking of its folly.
Universal peace cannot be accomplished by
preparations for war. The nations must get
together and talk peace. They must agree
upon a system of diplomacy for the settlement
of their differences. They must play the
game fair, place their cards upon the table,
face up, and banish suspicion from their con
ferences. Universal peace is in the hands of
seven great nations of the world, and if they
can agree upon some form of peaceful settle
ment of the world's differences the rest is
Jail the jingoes and the profiteers, talk
peace, write peace, pray for peace and peace
OUR POSTAL SAVINGS BANKS
When the postal savings banks were estab
lished in the United States, eleven years ago,
the movement was branded as socialistic, and
was frowned upon by private banking institu
tions. Today the postal savings banks have
on deposit f ir0,000,000, which is $1.00 for
every $2i0 of the country's total bank depo
sits. The postal savings banks have not in
jured the private banks in any manner what
soever; but, on the contrary, have been a pre
paratory school of thrift, and it is no doubt a
fact that there are more deposits in the bank
ing institutions of the country today than
there would have been if the postal savings
banks had never been established.
PLANT CANE NOW
It is reported that a good many of the home
steaders are not planting all the land to cane
now that they had intended to plant. This
is because sugar is so low now that they do
not believe that it will pay them to raise it.
It is an inexorable law of supply and de
mand that when the supply is great the de
mand becomes less and the resulting prices
lower. When the supply is limited the demand
for such an article as sugar becomes greater
and the price climbs.
In the beet sugar districts and in Cuba and
1'orto Rico eople are saying the same tiling,
that is that it won't pay them to plant. And
the supply in the next two years will in all
probability be materially reduced. That
means higher prices.
.Last year when the price of sugar was sky
high we could have understood it if a man had
said that he was going to limit his planting.
The prices were drawing many more people
into the game. But now we believe that any
one who has the least knowledge of economics
will not decide to cut down his acreage.
Famine in China would not be the dreaded
thing that it is if there were better transpor
tation facilities. Tortious of the country are
exceedingly fertile, producing abundant crops,
sufficient to feed all the people of China ; but
the lack of means of transportation renders it
next to impossible to give aid to less favored
Not all of China is fertile, however. In the
interior there are vast deserts; one of which,
the Gobi, is probably the largest, being not less
in extent than the Mediterranean. It was
once a great inland sea, but its waters have
dried up, leawng hills and valleys of sand,
which is blawn by the winds and furnishes a
fertilizer for some of China's richest lands,
settling upon them to a depth of one-tenth of
an inch per year. The dust is composed of a
fine clayey sand, alkali, and other mineral
substances that promote vigorous vegetable
growth. It is in these dust-covered lands
that China's richest agricultural wealth is
found, and if there were better railroad facil
ities she could feed all her people, even under
the most adverse circumstances.
The Gobi dust fills the rivers and is often
the cause of serious floods, as the sands are
deposited in bars that check the flow of the
waters, which in flood time spread over vast
Three hundred wooden ships built by the
government during the war are to be sold as
junk. All but about forty of these ships are
rotting at anchor in the James River in Vir
ginia. The forty are in a lake near Keattle,
This will put an end to the "built-while-you-wait"
emergency ships of the country. Old
sea captains condemned thew ships from the
very beginning. They predicted their use
lessness and their fate. All along the Atlan
tic const these products of inefficiency have
been discussed by men who have spent their
lives upon the seven seas, and not one of these
hardy sea-dogs has spoken a word in favor of
the ships the government now offers for sale,
not as carrying ships, but as junk. There is
a lesson in the fate of these vessels. It proves
that it is folly to employ a carpenter to make
a watch, a farmer to build a ship, or a boy to
do a man's job.
RED HAIR WHILE YOU WAIT
Redhair is now very much the fashion. It
may be obtained in several ways. The most
common is the chemical; but the latest is by
the stings of bees. The hair of a Marion
county, Ohio, boy has turned red from the
stings of bees. The process is not altogether
delightful to the patient, and it is not warrant
ed to be effective in every case. Those who
care to take the treatment can get the job
over very quickly and with less expense by
visiting the apiary of any bee-keeper and stir
ring up the bees. They will then do the job
"while you wait."
Arnieuia suffered at the hands of the Turks.
Now she suffers because of the greed of the
nations, that are more than eager for Armen
ian oil than they are to save the lives of the
Armenians. Iu fact they have put guns into
Ihe hands of Armenia's enemies. What will
be the verdict in the day of reckoning?
Christianity, so far as it applies to Armenia,
or any other weak nation, is figured in dol
lars and cents. To the world Armenian oil
is of more consequence than Armenian blood.
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