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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1921
Sugar the Cheapest Food
(Prom Facts About Sugar)
One Important fact in relation to
sugar ought to be brought to the at
tention of every person In the coun
try In forceful and convincing ways.
Sugar Is today the cheapest of all
ordinary foodstuffs, measured by the
standards officially adopted and pro
mulgated by the United States gov
To obtain the same caloric value
that is derived from a pound of su
gar nf six cents it is necessary to
invest more than double that amount
in white bread, five times as much
in bacon, s even times as much in
beef, ten times as much In eggs and
twenty-five times as much In fish.
This does not mean, of course, that
sugar can be substituted entirely for
these other commodities. It does
mean that there would be a decided
economy in increasing our consump
tion of sugar, both its table use and
its utilization in the form of, pre
pared foods and manufactured pro
ducts fn which it is an important in
gredient. By using more sugar we
would displace a certain quantity of
other more expensive foodstuffs,
thereby effecting a direct monetary
The bigness of this fact and its
potential usefulness In bringing a
bout a more liberal use of sugar evi
dently 1b not appreciated by the su
gar industry. If it were, some action
certainly would be taken to bring
It convincingly before the general
public. The average consumer of
course, does not understand the eco
nomic advantage of using more su
gar. The housewife does not go
marketing with a table of caloric
values in her hand. Her conclusions
as to the cheapness or dearness of
any commodity are based on its rela
tive price as compared with Its usu
al cost, according to her experience.
Potatoes at thirty cents a peck may
be unduly expensive when their nu
tritive content is compared with that
of other products that can be pur
chased for the same amount, but the
woman, or man, who has been in
the habit of paying sixty cents con
aiders thirty cent potatoes cheap and
seventy-five cent potatoes dear. Be'
cause sugar has sold at a relatively
lower price than other articles com
priseM in the ordinary diet at most
times during the past quarter-century
or more, the actual cheapness of su
gar at current market quotations is
not fully realized.
The very fact that this condition
exists affords the strongest possible
reason for an effective educational
campaign to bring home to consum
ers, not only in the United States,
but also so in other parts of the
world, the actual cheapness of sugar
Its important function in supplying
bodily fuel, its healthfulness and the
many ways it can be combined
.with other food materials to increase
their palatability and value. We
ought to have an International insti
tute or association devoted to in
creasing the use of sugar, not only
by explaining its many advantages,
but also by correcting the many mis
statements regarding it which are in
constant circulation and by working
for the removal of artificial barriers
which are being continually erected
against its normal consumption. This
may Bound like a large proposal, but
the production of sugar is a vast in
dustry of world-wide extent. Sugar
Is the only food that is in general
use in every civilized country and
that Is adapted to all conditions of
climate and industrial activity. There
is no country in which its consump
tion could not be greatly expanded to
advantage, and there are many coun
tries in which its use could be dou-
.bled cr trebled to the great benefit
of the population.
The objection tnat a period of in
dustrial depression Is not a favorable
time to encourage larger consump
tion O.oes not apply to sugar because
It lias in its favor the argument
that it is the cheapest of all avail
able foods. This fact, if properly
and fully presented, would lead to
the actual enhancement of its use
consumer must count pennies that
' coinumtr muBt count the pennies that
he spends, even on necessities, is
just the time when he can most
readily be induced to devote a lar
ger proportion of his expenditure to
foods that will give the greatest val
ue for his money, particularly when
tho commodity he is urged to buy
is one that makes an appeal to the
. taste that is no. less strong than its
appeal to the pocketbook.
As we have many times pointed
' out, the present trouble with the su
John M. Alana, freight clerk of the
..Ikelike, and Miss Esther N. Kane-
akua, daughter of J. Mahatl, attor
ney and county clerk of Kauai wra
married at 7:30 o'clock Monday
night, July 2Gth, at the home of Rev.
and Mrs. Samuel K. KamnloplH, 6!)S
South Hotel street, Honolulu. The
ceimony was performer'. j Rev. 8.
K. Kamaiopill of the Oahu Hawaiian
Evangelical association. Mr. and Mrs.
NanI Holt were the witnesses to tho
wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Alana arriv
ed by the Claudine last Wednesday
to spend their honeymoon.
Mr. Henry M. Yum of Hanalei and
and Miss Vivian Alouiau of Kapaa
were married on Saturday evening
at the Hanalei church In the pres
ence of a large gathering of friends
and relatives of the couples. The
groom's brother, K. L. Kum acted as
best man. Miss Alung Wong, the
bride's niece, served as maid of hon
or and Miss Irene Wong and Miss
Yong of Kealia were the bridesmaids.
An eleven course dinner was served
to several hundred guests on Sun
day afternoon at Hanalei and danc
ing was indulged in on both Satur
day and Sunday evening.
Anouncement of the wedding of
Miss Aline Augusta Pedergrast to
Captain Walter Francis Kraus, U.
S. A., at Oklahoma City on July
11th, 1921, has been received in Li-hue.
Many kamaainas will remember
Miss Pendergrast, who taught school
in Kapaa school three years ago,
as a charming young lady of unusual
Since leaving Kauai in 1918, Miss
Pendergrast has been teaching in
Riverside, California, her home town,
until she met her fate.
Captain and Mrs. Kraus will be
at home to their many friends after
August first, 1921, at Lawton, Oklahoma.
PIGS GO A-JOYRIDING
IN A BORROWED FORD
Two pigs and a Ford truck, unaid
ed by any human drivers, decided
to take a little joy-ride at Kalaheo
last Wednesday afternoon. The pigs
didn't ask permission of the car
owner and, as is usually the case
with stolen cars, ran the machine
into the ditch before they stopped
The truck wth tho pigs In it, was
staaidng in front of M. G. Silva's
place, facing Lihue. The engine was
stopped and no one was in or near
the car. Apparently with no reason
whatever It started down hill. In
spite of the fact that the emergency
brakes were on, Lizzie-truck picked
up speed as she went. When she
finally decided to take to the ditch,
about 200 feet below the store, she
was hitting only the high spots. Her
stop at. the bottom of the ditch was
sudden and hard.
Lizzie came out of the wreck only
sliehtlv the worse for wear. Both
porkers wore a "you've-decelved-me,
Lizzie" look on their faces but were
otherwise none the worse for the
UNCALLED FOR LETTER LIST
Tha following is a list of letters
advertised August 1, 1921, at the Li
hue Postof f ice.
Avery, Miss Mildred.
Jervls, M. P.
Jones, Mrs. C.
Kane, Miss Rose.
Lalaole, Mrs. Frances E. (2)
Mendes, Maurice Augusto.
Pelaka, Mrs. Henry.
Perreira, Mrs. Juana.
Vera Cruz, Miss Llna.
Wana, Mrs. Unichia.
T. E. LONGSTRETH, P. M.
supniy that can be readily be et'e"t
ed can be deceived. To do it re
quires only the intelligent and cour
ageous use of the mechanism of pub
Unity that has demonstrated its ttil
ciency over and over again, partic
ulaily v.-ithir the past few years.
It cl-.acle to the adoption f
this st.rpestion is that it proposes
form of ii vestment that is new ai
unfamiliar to members of the sugar
induKtry. Actually, however,, there
is nothing unknown or untried in
the mean? and methods to be em
Senator Chas. A. Rice returned on
Wedrtesday morning from a brief
visit to Honolulu.
C. A. Baggott returned Wednesday
morning from a Bhort business visit
Philip Rice has been laid up for
a few days with an attack of the
Gaylord P. Wilcox, of the Ameri
can Factors, was a Kauai visitor last
Richard Quinn, of the U. S. Engi
neers department, arrived Wednes
day morning to visit the Nawlliwill
Mr. and Mrs. John H. Coney re
turned by the Claudine Wednesday
mornng from a week's visit in Hono
lulu. Jack Rosemond, representing Lew
ers and Cooke, returned to the cap
Itol city Saturday after a week on
Helen and Lewis Mott-Smlth, of
Honolulu, arrived last week and are
visiting the Lydgates at their home
F. S. Pugh, instructor of industrial
training on Kauai, with Mrs. Pugh
nd their son, were returning passen
gers from Honolulu Wednesday mor-
Mrs. J. H. Midkff and daughter,
Martha Jfan left for Honolulu laBt
Saturday where they will spend a
couple of weeks with F. E. Mid
kiff and family.
Mrs. A. S. Wilcox, Mrs. S. P. Dev-
erill and Miss Annie DeverlU came
over from Honolulu last week for a
Mrs. L. L. Sexton, of Hilo, accom
panied by her two children, arrived
last week and is visiting her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hyde Rice,
Teddy Hare, who, with his sister,
has been visiting at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Sloggett at
Grove Farm, returned to his home In
Maui last week. Miss Hare will stay
over another week or so before re
Mrs. Ray Allen of Kilauea gave a
luncheon last Thursday in honor of
her mother, Mrs. Sarah Buckland who
Is vlalting her. Twenty women from
Kilauea, Kealia and Lihue attend
ed. After a delightful luncheon sev
eral games of bridge were played.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. B. Pratt Jr.,
and son J. S. B. Pratt III return
from Honolulu tomorrow. They are
in town attending a reunion of the
Pratt family and watching their
brother and uncle, "Dudley" Pratt,
captain-elect of the Yale team win
more swimming laurels for himself.
Miss Doris Jacobs and Miss Mary
Luclle Gillisple were passengers on
the Kinau to Honolulu last Saturday.
Both these girls have taught in the
Lihue schools the past year and are
to be on the staff of the Mahakua-
poko, Maul high school next year
Teddy Hare returned to Maui last
week, stating that while Maul may
be good she has to keep up and a-
going to beat Kauai. Teddy has
been visiting his friend, Dick Slog
get, for the last month.
Miss Zella Rowat, daughter of Dr.
Rowat, veterinarian of Honolulu, who
has been the house guest of Dr. and
Mrs. A. R. Glaisyer, of Kalaheo,
for the past fortnight, returned to
her home by the Kinau, Saturday.
Mrs. Alice Carter, mother pf Sam
Carter, time-keeper for Grove Farm
Plantation, departed for Honolulu on
the Kinau last Saturday, after
spending three weeks on Kauai. Mrs.
Carter is one of Kauai's old residents
and her visits have been much en
Joyed by many of the "old-timers."
W. A. Fernandez, a local movie
magnate, will leave soon on a busi
ness and pleasure trip of several
months duration, during which time
he expects to visit Manila, Japan .and
China. He has purchased a number,
of well known film features for ex
hibition in the East.
P. O. Box G
Tel. 1 5-W
gar industry is not overproduction, ployed. They are being applied sue
but underconsumption. The world ! cessfuily in behalf of scores of In
has overcome the commonest
causes of tire trouble
is producing today some two millions
tons less sugar than in the period
before the war, but Its consumption
has fallen off more than production.
Tut lost ground can be retrieved
an.l , ew fields of asfnilation f -r
any Increase in the extent of tb..t
dustrles and comoditles that have
not & tithe of the effective potential
appeal contained in the idea of edu
cating the consuming public to un
derstand the food value and the
cheapness of sugar and to increase
Its use acordingly.
Miss Lizzie Ayau, who has been
vacationing here for several weeks
as the guest of Mrs. Wong Aloiau, is
returning tonight to Honolulu on
the "Kinau." Miss Ayau is the sis
ter of Vernon Ayau, whom baseball
followers will remember was the best
shortstop in the Islands from 1911
to 1914 wheu the "Travelers" were
unbeatable in Honolulu.
Rev. R. W. Bayless and family are
spending their yearly vacation at
the Isenberg beach house at Hana
lei. It is reported that the "parson"
is catching some big fish. We hope
that tor once we will meet a man I
whose conscience won't let him ex
aggerate so that be, Bays he caught
a bigger fish than we know we catch
FULL SIZED TIRES
FOR LIGHT CARS
Many small tires are made on a
lighter scale than are the larger
sizes the purpose being to turn
out a product for factory equip
ment or for the buyer who is
guided by price only.
Small-size Michelins, on the oth
er hand are made proportionate
ly just as sturdy as the big sizes,
the 30x3 1 -2 Michelin, for in
stance, is over 3-4 of an inch
thick through tread and carcass.
The result is unequalled econ
omy for the user. Try Miche
lins and prove it for yourself.