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TIIE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1921
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH CHOPPER . Managing Editor
Tuesday - - - . - August 9. 1921
THE 31 EX IiEUIXD ,
It is usually pretty safe to judge an' is-
Hue by the 'men that back it. The present '
proposed importation of Chinese labor is no
exception to ihis rule.- Let's just see who are' '
"for nntl again" .it. ;c.- . ; . ..
In the first place, the Territosial legis
lature saw the need of more labor to save'ou'r'i
agricultural industries. It 'felt that the" heed '
was so urgent '.hat it was justified in send
ing a labor commission to Washington to pe- ,
tition Congress to admit more Oriental labor
for a period of five years.
The commission was selected wilhWalter
Dillingham as chairman. It left for Wash
ington ami started active work on the lnea-
sure. Then the sides began to line up. '
One George Wright, some sort of labor
representative, who lives at 1'earl Harbor and
who is in the goerument service, not m in
dustrial work, immediately began sending
wirelesses 1o Washington protesting the pro
posal. No one had ever heard of Wright be
fore. Hut he certainly has been in the lime
light since. With Mr. Wilmot Chilton he was
soon on his way to the national capitol to
try to kiP. the bill.
It costs money to go to Washington. Na
turally Congress wanted to know just who
advanced that coin for the labor representa
tives. Reluctantly they admitted, "We were
sent here on money advanced by Japanese la
borers and merchants of .Hawaii."
In the paafc two of three weeks practical-"
ly every business man in the islands has had1
an opportunity io show where he stands on
this issue. It is safe io. say that '99' per cent
of them have backed it to the limit.
There is a reason for the backing and for
the opposition that the bill ,is receiving. The '
Japanese now' control the labor in this terri-'
tory. There is no question us to that. And
they waut to continue to control it Few peo
ple do jfva,nt to give up a good thing, once
they get it. , --. .
A majority of the business ineVof Ha
waii are not in thejlsugur industry. iKwoulil
make little difference to them whether sugar,
is produced by the plantation system or by
small fanners. But they are vitally interest-,
ed that the industry should continue. Let
sugar receive a K. O. and the deserted village
would, look like Fifth Avenue compared to
these .Islands. And, coming back to the busi
ness men, they 'know that, by far, Hawaii's
best chance lies in the temporary increase in
American business men or Japanese la
borers and shyster labor leaders which shall
say whether we stand or fall?
!'! LAllOH HUGAU TAXES '
1, you are really in doubt whether we
need more labor or not, go take a look at the
cane fields. Far too often you will fin liat.
the fields are drying up because they are un
irrigaii'd. Sometimes the water, is laeking.
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE
TILLY HAS SOMETHING TO SAY
f.' August 1st. 1921
Eleele. Kauai, II. T.
Editor Gajdon Island,
Lihue, Katoai, H. T.
I have -,a few words to say con
cerning tle late ganVe of base ball
between 'McBryde and Lihue, and
most of ray saying will be devoted
to the wonderful exhibition of
SPORTSjjtANSHIP shown by the
people ofLihue Team Officials and
the Lihui Team.
First o. all let me state that the
bat I usecf- in the late game, I have
used for number of years in Hono
lulu f-nd in this Island with out any
one protesting the legality of the
bat, but (jjee that Lihue has a way
all of tlwir own in winning ball
games, the bat in question has
been senfc to the Gentleman who
will decidf whether it was legal to
use it (Mr. E. Foster, Editor Base
Ball Magjii with a letter of explana
tion alongjwith it.
Also let; me state here that in all
of the years of base ball that I have
playad anij the different part of the
States, l have never seen fl.n out
cry from jthe Fans like I heard when
the McBryde Catcher was put out
for a few' moments. Why the people
cirried on' as tho one of the Lihue
players had made a home run with
the bases loaded, That in itselt; "was
a corker ' when all true sportsmans
will never ehper when any one of
the opposing' team hua been injured.
Concerning the play of the game,
which was caused by Lihue Team
questing the eligibility of Mr. Banr-
But , more often fhere is not labor enough to
put the water in the fields.
' ' Step across the fence iuto the cane fields.
Cnnet1iat was formerly kept free from weeds
is, iii many cases, nearly choked out with
them. Or the weeding ami hoeing is so de
layed, that the cane never does get a proper
(i ' Harvesting is much 'slower , too.,,; Some ;
of the plantation -will be mighty lucky if
they get their hhrvwtlnj dom' ntf alL'AH" of f
..llu'iii are late 'with it. Oane that is not har
vested when it should be,rgHs bad. 'The ml-!'
gar inverts. Ami losses, a rA sustained.
Without nioie labor; the acreage 'and 'the
total output of Hawaiian . sugar is. mighty
soon going to take a tumble -'that will make
the federal tav collector wonder where all
the cash is that "we used to get from Hawaii."
WE'JiE GETTIXG WIKER
NE of the most encouraging signs that
Honolulu is adjusting her sense of pro
portion is the rounding ut. of dealers in fake
stocks, and Welakahao takes considerable
ride in the fact that the round-up was sug-'
gested by the Ad Club. There-is eveu a great
er satisfaction to be taken from the lively and
vigorous work done by the Chamber of Com
merce in landing on the issue, hip, thigh and
We have been so busy protecting our de
fenseless business men from the attacks of so-
Jicitors for advertising in'high school publi
cations and other local salesmanship enterpris
es of like momentous nature, that. the sales
men who slip ,in from outside to scoop up
what they can and, beat it have gone on their
way unmolested.:. -
It is the opinion o'f Wehikahao that a
purely local expenditure of money for any
purpose, even llnrugh it promises' to return
somewhat less than a huudral cents on the
dollar?., is almost1 always justified on the
ground that money is spent here and remains
here to- circulate and vivify the arteries of Is
land" trade. On the other hand, it would
seem that any proposal to put our money in
to a barrow for rome smooth ' thief to wheel
away should be viewed with a cold and glit
It strikes us that two or three hundred
dollars invested in giving a bunch of our en
thusiastic kids a chance to try their hand at
salesmanship and journalism is a darned good
investment, especially as it's all put back in
to circulation hweth rough the "wage of prin
ters, bookbinder and such. But blast us if we
like to see thousands of dollars lifted from
the strong box of this cbniiniinity. to be spent
in riotous living somewhere on the main land
or in other island?.
Let's quit i shipping our little enterprises
on tlyy wrist i.a'ii(J bcarn some of these coyotes
from the moral cactus patch with a club
two sizes. too big. for oua man ito .swing!
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1 i i.
Mr. Guy F. Rankin left for town
by the Claudlne.
Mips Marie Eldrldge, who has been
teaching at the Makaweli school for
the past year and has become most
popular amongst the community, lert
foi n month's vacation at the vol
canr. She has een- appointed to
th teaching staff at Ewa, Oahu.
Miss Carrie A. Thompson has as
guest the Misses Kennedy ana
Wakefield of the Honolulu Military
Academy. The latter will Join the
Lihue school staff next term.
Makaweli ladles are turning to
ward volley-ball and hope to be able
to arrange games with other teams
di.rlng the "winter' months.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Butchart and
family returned, to. Makaweli; on Sun
day Inst after a month's stay at the
Baldwin mountain house. , ,
Mrs. Guv Rankin is' staying with
hei sister. Mrs. Eric Knudson at
the Knudson mountain honse.il .n
Miss Margaret ' Butt left recently
foi the coast to attend the wedding
of Miss Harriett Brand to Mr. Doug
las McFie, which is to take place
this month. .
Mrs W. ' F. Dunn and family re
turned to 1 their mountain house at
Kckee on Saturday. The Doctor's
duties keep him in Makaweli.
Mr. and Mrs. M. V. Fernandez and
family are staying for a couple of
weekp at the v Baldwin mountain
Mr. and Mrs. Norman Browne are
in Honolulu for a visit.
"ha Misses Bertha and Gertrude
at.d Master Ernest Spillner are vis-
itir.ir relatives in Honolulu for a
Vho Rev. Marcus and Mrs. Carver
aie staying at Iolani school, Honolu
lu, in order to be near St. Andrew
cathedral where Mr. Carver is taking
na t in the work. Mrs. Carver is
helping with the choir where her ser
vices are greatly appreciated.
Mi-, and Mrs. Hattrick expect to
move into their new home very short
Mr. Davidson, manager of Hof-
gaard's store, is in Honolulu for
man playing on the McBryde Team,
When the Sec. of the League was
brought to Lihue for the express
purpose of settling whether or not
he was eligible. This is what the
Sec. 'Mr. A. D. Marcallino stated;
That he was eligible; That he was
here the required length of time;
That his name had been in properly;
But that the Pres. of . the League
had not made out a card for
h i-m ( a n d if the President
could be found before the start of
the game and a card made for him
he could play. As Mr. Wishard was
not at the game acard was not
forth comming and the Sec. left it
up to the Sportsmanship 'of the Lihue
team- if they, would have no objec
tion to his playing, Needless to say
the Lihiie team did have a lot to
say on that subject and the result
after the '(Manager of ' the' Lihue
Team lqft it, up to the players who
in turn left it up to the manager
who desided that he could not play
so far so good-i-result that McBryde
did not play , the man in question
(Score one point for Lihue, Later
they scored ,a, bakers doen.when the
Lihue fans cheered' when a Mc
Bryde player was injured)1 Througouf'
the fame they scored enough points
to win the pennant. - - -
While we are on the subject of
Vbther; qr not certain players, are
eligil-le or not it would be reason
able- to heed tho following sentence
The Lihue Second Base man one
Mitsue by name has 'been, in Hono-i
lulu working for a . prominent firm,
Recently came'' back to the Gurden
Island and of - course played with
the I i'iuu Team as ' tho he had been
on h j Island all of the time, When
the Lihue Team Officials were ques
tioned about this player they said
that he was only In Honolulu for
trip, Perhaps, so, but several of the
Naval Reserve boys who know him
met him in Honolulu a week ago and
he was thou working In town, If
that player l eligible; What is to
liar the Kapaa Team from asking
Bun Hee to secure a vacation from
(he Standard Oil co. in Honolulu, and
conic ever and play in the last few
Karnes, that is if one of the Kapaa
infieUUfs were injured and out of
the gann? for a week or so., and If
this would come to pass, under th
ruling of last Sunday he would be
eligible to play even tho he had ar
rivsd the Friday before the Sunday
Theoretically speaking the League
should define the difference between
a vacation and a change of jobs,
l,usc i. in not least, tnose who re'
membe'r at the formation of th
Kuuat League, it vas stated that
when ever poisible nothing but of
ficial League umpires would be em
ployed to umpire the games during
the seas on of 1921 but in case no of
flcial umpire could be secured the in
t pressed ttanis would choose umpires
suitable to each team., But last Sun
t'.uys game was not played under
Mr. G. Duncan of McBryde Is an
official umpire but the Lihue team
objected . to ).! ' umpiring and said
that, as McBrde had brought over
Mr. Marcallino as their umpire they
ci'UlJ not stand for another McBryde j
man as' umpire; Result was that Mr. !
Case 6t "Grovel Farm 'umpired ana
did very well. ' - f.ut the point is, why
make ruleu or liaVe a League if those
in tho League do not live up to the
rules and regulations that every
member of the League has hud a
part in framing.
No doubt 1 have skipped around
DAME RUMOR NAMES
ROBERT LINDSEY AS
HAMAKUA MILL CHIEF
Robf-rt Llndsey, manager of the
Halawa Plantation, Ltd., in Kohala,
has been appointed as manager of
the Hamakua Mill Company in Paaui
lo, as succesor to the late Anthony
Lidgate. according to rumors in cir
culation here today.
Llndsey, who is at present in Scot
land, will return to assume his1 new
duties next month It is declared. He
Intended to remain In Scotland until
October, but his new appointment,
it is said, will ' bring ' him back to
the territory in August.
Lin'lsev's successor' 1n Kohala has
not been decided upon," it is report
Ray. Chong' How Fo, pastor of Ihe'
Waimea Chinese ' Congregational
church? returned : on -Hhe " Kinau ,;en
Friday ! morning. He teas "accompan
ied by his daughter, 'Gladys Chong.
A!.out - a "month 'a'goJ' the -' twA ' left'
Kauai f or an: evangelical annual meet'
his over at- Hilo!1' During ! his ' stay
in Hawaii he'made' a visit to7 his
brother, Chong How Kong, wh6 lives
in Kohala. The 'Reverend Chong1 How
Fo stayed at his relative's home in
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the less McBryde' has a quite a num
ber of grievances, that are import
ant enough to protest last Sunday's
game. Withortt' having" to raise' a
cry of corked bats'. '' ' 1
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