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THE GARDEN ISLAND
. Issued Every Tuesday
KKXNTTII C. IIOPI'KU - Managing Editor
TUESDAY - SEPT. 0, lr21
Did you ever, drive along the road between
Hanamaulu and Kapaa at night? Do you
ever stroll along Grove Farm after the sun
goes down? If you say "yes" to either one
of these questions, you know what we are
Kauai has several very peculiar people
living on it. These birds ran afford to keep
horses innumerable, but they just simply can
not keep them up at night and feed them.
Mercy, no! Not when there are perfectly '
good roads along which the old plugs can
saunter and eat all their skinny hides can
hold for nothing.
We like horses. We don't like to get out
our old muzzle loaders and fill them with
bird-shot and spend all of our time peppering
these old worn-out equine beasts. But pro
tests won't do any good. Threats run off of
the slick brains of the owners like water off
of a duck's back. That's why we are practic
ing with our old trusties. And with just a
little more practice we will be able to hit
even a small horse at 'SO feet or so.
MAS, THE SCRAPPER
Without something to fight for, something
to suffer and toil for, man's lot would be piti
able. But not for long. Because, lacking
spunk to battle, he would "go down to the
vile dust from whence he sprang."
For years a little band of valiant souls
have carried on in this territory, fighters ev
ery one. They are the men who have develop
ed the major iudustry of these islands until
it stiffned to such fibre that an ever-mounting
structure of diversified commercial inter
ests finds it a pretty firm foundation.
There are pages in the history of the sugar
industry in Hawaii that are black enough
with discouragement to have stopped men of
lesser courage. At one time the work they
had done and pioneering is a man's job
was practically wiped out and no ray of
hope for its rehabilitation seemed likely to
appear. Triumph over that setback was an
achievement, and to the grim warriors against
Fate who slept on their amis, and to the
shining rapiers of the scientific scouts who
fared forth to recruit allies from the remote
lorners of the earth, belongs the credit. They
are the veteran sugar planters of Ilawaii and
the entomologists of the II, 8. 1. A.
This reads like romance now, it read like
hell then. Followed the trench warfare a
gainst low prices and tariff discrimination,
and the never-ceasing war in the air and un
der the earth against the forces of a jealous
Nature who makes man, as well as every oth
ed living thing, fight for the privilege of ex
isting. But winning one battle or many bat
tles is of little more significance than eating
one meal or many meals. Always tomorrow
there are fresh combatants to handle, just as
hunger takes no cognizance of hundreds of
meals a man has stowed under his belt in the
Conies .now a royal battle for the preser
vation of the industry these soldiers of com
merce have builded, and with it the preserva
tion of practically every other industry in
the territory. It is the battle against forces
fighting in the darkness of prejudice and ig
norance to fend from their own doors what
they believ erroneously it appears to be a
menace to their particular welfare. With
minor exceptions, Ilawaii is presenting a sol
id front for her cause, the importation of la
bor to save her crops. Opinions differ as to
the methods, as opinions always, must differ
in even the most homogenous group of men.
These very differences of opinion, in fact, are
valuable in that they stimulate resourceful
thinking. Home individuals have made false
moves, and others will do likewise. That is
to be expected of mortals. We learn slowly
at best, and our foresight, as Pat said, too
often conies afterward. Yet we are learning.
We have learned an amazing lot during the
past few years months days.
We have learned that the greatest retarding
influence our campaign has encountered is
lack of propaganda, leaving us to go in with
out a barrage, constantly under fire. We
are arranging to remedy that lack. We are
learning from such men as Mr. Neylan of
the San Francisco Chronicle, and we are
learning from (he criticism of one another.
Because criticism is I lie result of thought and
We are fighting a good fight, and we'll
win out, even if in the stress of battle we in
advertently poke an elbow in a comrade's eye
TUAT SEW GUS
A small scale model of a new gun is being
demonstrated in New York. The inventor
claims it will shoot a five ton shell from 200
to 300 miles a cecoud. The discharge is
smokeless, noiseless and there is no recoil.
And on top of this report comes the news
that chemical experts have discovered a new
kind of gas, one ten thousand times more
deadly than any used in the world war. So
we give our imagination a little play and
try to think what a terrible war the next one
is going to be. We hope and trust there will
be no "next war." We pray for the best, and
we have no hesitancy in saying that so far
as we are personally concerned, we hope the
next war, if there has to be such, will be
fought just about twenty-two million miles
That science isn't loafing on the job as far as
agriculture is coucerned is evidenced by re
ports from Alberta, where grain growers have
been watching for Beveral months the result
of experiments with "electrified seed." Ac
cording to latest reports the harvest from
seed' treated by this new discovery, promises
to be of sufficient proportions to attract the
immediate interest of fanners in all' sections
of the United States.
The process consists in placing the seed in
a bath containing metallic salt, such as cal
cium or sodium chloride, and weekly electri
fying the liquid: After the electric current
has played over the grain to be planted a cer
tain fixed time, the solution is drained off
and the seed dried. The object of the salt,
it is said, is not only to decrease the resist
ence of the seed coat but to maintain conduc
tivity during the period of germination. Cal
cium and sodium chloride in the correct pro
portions, it is declared, stimulate growth and
give strength to the new roots.
The new process has created wide-spread
interest among farmers of southwestern Can
ada, and many of the largest wheat growers
of that section have sowed hundreds of acres
this year with electrified seed. They claim
the result is wonderful, and that equal suc
cess could be had in Bowing corn or other
grain so treated.
STOPPISG THE LEAKS
Charles G. Dawes, named by Presideut
Harding to arrange a national budget and
see if he can stop a few financial leaks, has
started in to plug up one hole through which
the taxpayers of this country have long
watched their money flow. He is going to
stop the printing of millions of dollars worth
of useless government reports and pamphlets.
Every tax payer in America will be glad of
this, for everyone realizes that a vast amount
of money is wasted by the government print
ing office. In fact, it is conceded that of
the seven or more carloads of printing mat
ter leaving the office daily, not more than a
sack full of it is read.
We predict that Mr. Dawes will pay his
salary several hundred times over in the sav
ing he makes in the government printing of
HOME HELP SEEDED HERE
A ruling of the court that the Canadian
temperance act does not prohibit the exporta
tion of intoxicants means that liquor will
pour across the border into the United States
in greater quantities than ever before. United
States officials will be powerless to stop the
flow that will come acVoss the lakes in fast
power boats and by every possible conveyance,
landing at out-of-the-way places where the
contraband can be smuggled into the country.
These will be busy times, however, and the
violaters of the law will be hunted down and
captured wherever and whenever possible.
Canada's un-neighborly act will be a source of
a great deal of trouble to the prohibitionists;
but they will not relax their efforts to check
the flow of liquors.
Governor Farringtou said that as far as
he is concerned his administration is going
to be bone-dry. It is a relief to find one man
left that doesn't have a still in his backyard
and that hasn't been trying out various reci
pes for home brew.
Soviet Russia hungers, after unrighteous
ness. Norfolk Virginian -Pilot.
The disarmament paradox is that the na
tions would be more effective at waste-squeezing,
if they were armless. Norfolk Virginian
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No business can grow, no community become proa
perous and beautiful, no people contented and happy,
without a certain umount of faith in each other and
in tbe community in which they live.
Only by faith is it possible for the Greater Ilawaii
to become more than the dreain of men who have given
their best to the community.
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