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TIIR GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, AUGUST 2. 1921
Views of Japan, China and
Ball Fight in Spain
Volcano of Kilauea
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Tht real need or the Chlnnsit- 1 1
tovers in Hawaii is iery strlkliiply
hnnifthl out by tie statetupnt cf
Hugo H. Miller, Philippine delegate
to the Pan-Pacific conference, that
Hawaii can no longer look to the
Pnilippines for laborers. With the
number of Japanese laborers Bteadily
decreasing the Filipinoes have been
our only hope ami last resort. If
we ctm no longer get them in large
numbers, without the Chinese labor
ers, Hawaii'3 sugar industry will soon
Luring the war the scarcity of
ships in which to export copra, one
of the leading products of the Phil-'
ippines, compelled the construction
of factories for the making of coco
nut ill at home. Also large areas
of land in Sulu and Mindanao,
which previously were jungle, have
been opened up, giving employment
Another reason why Hawaii will
buvi- to look elsewhere for labor is
the educational advantages which
the Filipino is now enjoying and
wliicn are increasing right along.
1 he bureau of education plans to
give every child in the islands sev
en or eight years of schooling.
'.' he production of tobacco, hemp,
and t;ugar have also increased great
ly, as have some of the home indus
tries. Embroidery to the extent
of $5,0110,000 is sold annually.
And sugar is not the only industry
that is suffering. Pineapples, rice,
eol'fee all are facing slow death.
The rhortage in the labor is now
placing the big island coffee raisers
in their last line of resistence. The
SUr-Bulletin makes the following re
view of that industry:
C'oifue planters on the Big Island
are realizing the pinch of the labor
shortage to such an extent that the
cr;e growing industry is in seri
ous danger of slow strangulation un
less relief comes.
For that reason Big' Island inter
ests including the bankers and mer-
cbunle. professional men, as well as
the coffee planters themselves, have
bombarded "Washington with radio
grams pleading for the passage of
the Hawaii emergency labor resolu
ti'.m. Scores of radio messages have
been sent to thea national capitol in
tlii last fortnight urging the passage
of the resolution and pointing out
that unless this passage is taken a
serious economic depression is al
most certain to ensue.
Ono big business man in Hono
lulu pointed out to the Star-Bulle
tin tint the selfish interest of the
! Kcvernment ought to be considered
ns :n important factor in the situa
tion.. "The American government," asser
ts this observer, "has taxed the
Territory of Hawaii very heavily in
the laFt few years. Last year the ter
ritory paid out mere than $12,000,-
dOii in federal taxes alone. It is evi
drnt, therefore, that Hawaii is nn
r.t;s"t to be reckoned with and a
source of revenue which should not
bo nllowed to run dry.
"That is exactly what will hap-
por. ui'lesB the labor market is main
tr.ined. It' is a life and death mea
sure with Hawaii.1'
A. L. (Abe) Louisson, owner of
a large coffee plantation on the
Hamakua coast at Paauilo, arrived
in Honolulu on the Mauna Kea to
day. In discussing the labor situa-
t'.cn with the Star-Bulletin, he said:
Tudor present conditions, it Is
virtu-lily impossible for coffee grow
er on Hawaii to compete with sug
ar plantations In the matter of em
ploying labor. There 13 certainly not
enoiifrh labor to go around. Last
yuf.r when the sugar plantations were
paying high bonuses, the coffeo grow
e -s fcund it impossible to obtain
wcrkors to harvest the crop, with
th- lesult that a large proportion
of the crop was a total loss. The
industry is not strong enough to
Ktaim two successive blows of that
kind without staggering."
J Jifficulties with the labor prob
lcP' are nothing new to Louisson.
A pioneer in the coffee growing in
du.'.'ry, with his brother, ho was
dukKated several years ago to go
to Washington to plead before Con
I Kress the necessity of supplying
j the territory with a sufficient lab
oring population if its industries
I were to stand on their feet and
' prosper. Louisson at that time
i gained a wide acquaintance among
lirjm'.nent men at the capital and
Luuls.son was regarded as one of
j the important contributing causes
io the open minded attitude with
'which Washington has regarded Ha-
Kauai's Lack of Them
Halts Mongoose Drive
There has been a sort of drive or
ganized In Honolulu to rid the ter
ritory of rats. But the leaders of
the drive are not finding It clear
sriil"g. And according to a Hono
lulu paper, we Kaualites are pointed
out ts proof positive that the mon
g! i;se Is not totally, without his good
' While the mongoose is undoubt
edly on enemy of gunie birds it Is
likewise an enemy of Insects, rats
and mice," asserts II. P. Agee, di
rector of the station. "Many people
feel that the mongoose has failed as
an enemy of the rat, but the records,
both in Hawaii mid Jamaica, indi
cate that the rats have been reduced
to nn appreciable extent by the mon
goose Caution Is Advised.
"We would advise the use of pub
ic tunds In efforts to reduce the
monijcose. The Btate of Pennsyl
vania spent thousands and thousands
cf dollars to exterminate the owls
nil hawks, and when their efforts
began to show results it was observ-
id that the rats and mice had in
creased to such nn alarming extent
that protective measures had to be
passed in behalf of the owls and
"The danger here, however, Is not
thv the mongoose will.be eradicated.
The chance of reducing it to any
considerable extent appears to us as
a remote possibility. But in the
meantime a great deal of the tax
payers' money may be spent."
"Yhe Opinion of the experiment
Nation, however, is not that the
inimal should be protected.
We feel that the public should be
froe to take such steps as may be
justified toward reducing it locally
in various vicinities,' Mr. Agee con-
tinned. "We believe, though, that all
such endeavors will be of temporary
nid minor effectiveness."
Lv'dence in favor of the mongoose
mav be seen today in ivauai, iur.
kr.es points out. The mongoose has
nut been introduced on that island,
and the rat menace is in general
uora serious there than it is with
the other islands of Hawaii.
The mongoose was introduced from
India about 25 years ago. Three
years after this an article in the
Planters' Monthly, said in part:
' There is no doubt that the mon
rrr.ose has saved the planters of Ha-
maV.ua thousands of dollars. In form
er yecrs it was no uncommon thing
lo sec one-fourth and even one-half,
jf tin cane left on the fields, the rats
iii'iiig rendered that portion unfit
for grinding by eating the stalks
near the ground and causing them
to rot and die.
One planter said: '"They complain
about the mongoose eating chickens.
bur he little beggars save me thou
sand? of dollars. Besides it is only
a fdv chickens they eat. I do not
believe they destroy as many as the
rata used to."
The experiment station entomolo
gists have made a study of the
habits of the mongoose and have re
ported that it is very destructive to
'Ainong the insects which it is
pioved that the mongoose eats are
..inlt cane borers, adults and grubs
of the Japanese beetles, cockroaches
of different kinds, molecrockets, grass
hmnnra pnrwies and ants, thus
.. . . -
shewing a catholic taste in its in
sect diet," reports F. Muir, station
' Only in one case have we found
eviderce that the mongoose eats the
pi?r of birds." he says. "We have
also established the fact that the
mongoose feeds on small rats and
Those attending the station confer
ence besides Mr. Agee and Mr. Mulr
vr,i O. H. Swezey, entomologist; H
L. Lyon, in charge of the department
of botany and forestry, and J. A
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HONOLULU AND HILO
waiian problems since.
At the suggestion of Harry V
Patten, cashier of the First Bank of
Hilo. Mr. Louisson sent back several
rsuliograms to political friends in the
east urging them to support the em
ergency labor resolution. Among
those whom he addressed are Theo
dore Burton, former governor of
Oi.io. and Senator Oscar W. Under
wood of Alabama.
This is a crisis in the history of
Hawaii's infant industries," Louis
3)ii continued. "So far as the Kona
cffee growing district is concerned
! I cannot Bpeak, not having been in
Kona for several years. But in my
own case, the necessity for labor re
. lit f is very pressing. We've got to
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