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TTIE GARDEN ISLAND,
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, W21
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. HorPEJl
HKl'TEMIJKU 13, 1921
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J01S THE AUTOMOBILE CLUB
"I won't join the automobile club until I
see what it is doing. What's the use of throw
ing my money away on every fool notion that
Homebody gets up, on this island? Anyway
it's a loeal affair for the fellows in one dis
trict. It won't help us who live out of Li
hue." That is what one man said last week when
he was asked to join the Kauai Automobile
Club. To date he hasn't joined, but we be
lieve that he is a sensible man and that as
soon as he sees the light he is going to eonie
right across with his contribution.
The Kauai Automobile Club is a new af
fair. It has not had lime to do a great deal.
Hut it has made a good beginning. It has got
as good a bunch of men as it could find on
the entire island for its board of governors.
These men come from every district of the
island. And they are going to see that their
own precincts are not neglected when there
is any help that the club can give.
There are complaint officers in every dis
trict. These men will do their part by re
porting to the secretary any and all viola
tions of the traffic law that take place. That
will help to make the people hesitate a long
time before they risk other people's lives and
property by their earless driving.
The club brought to the island an educa
tional film showing the dangers of careless
driving. None who saw that picture will be
so apt to take foolish risks again.
The club has had one or . two dangerous
places in the roads corrected. There is ad
mittedly much to be done in this line yet.
And there is going to be new things coming
up all the time that a good, wide-awake club
ean do. llow well it can do them, bow much
weight the club's arguments are 'going to car
ry will depend upon the size and strength
of the club.
This club is an islaud-wide affair. It is no
more for Lihue people than it is for Kilauea
folks, no more for Kilauea than for Kekaha.
In short, it is for every one who owns and
drives automobiles, rent service drivers only
If we all stick back and wait until we see
what the club is going to do, there will be no
club. We have all got to get in, roll up our
sleeves, spit on our bauds and tackle the
propositions that lie before us.. With "the
number of automobiles on our island increas
ing every week and with the number of licens
ed and unlicensed drivers getting to be so
large, there is more danger in driving every
day unlss there is a strong element here that
will curb reckless driving, that will make it
impossible for anyone to play Barney Old
field on our roads.
Now, remember, Sir. Auto Driver, this club
is for your benefit just as much as it is for
anyone else. And it is up to you to give it
your support. If the membership committee
asks you to join, look upon it as a privilege
and as a duty, not as a money-taking, idle
idea that was got up by someone who did
not have anything else to do. And if you
should be missed and no one calls upon you,
go to your phone and call up Uayless, Dickey,
or Midkiff at Lihue, Monsarrat at Koloa, Eby
at Eleele, Cat ton at Makaweli, Cannon at
Waimca, Lee at Kapaa or Allen at Kilauea,
and tell them you want to join. If you do
not get them on the phone, write to them, or
call up Jennings at the Lihue Store and tell
him you are being missed. You belong in
that club and the club wants you in it.
OA THE ROAD TO RECOVERY
Lenine, according to reports, is planning
to take a vacation. It may be that the "hand
writing upon the wall" has been interpreted
so that he can understand it, and that in it
he reads his doom. That he is beginning to
realize his doom is manifest in his recent
decrees that show astonishing denunciation of
the soviet policy, and an inclination to return
to a state of normalcy. Every month that
passes brings to light new evidences of a re
turn to national sauitv.
An low woman of 101 did all her house
work u t her death. Some girls may be do
ing all of their housework, too, when they
gel to 1). that old.
As we understand Lord Norlhclifl'e, you
can't disarm nations until you have disarmed
suspicion. New York World.
l'eace may coine to Ireland, but it is cer
tain to be followed by a terrible epidemic of
ennui. New York World.
The annoying part of the labjir situation
is the lack of situations. Hartford Times.
ALLIED COUXCIL ERRS
The Allied Supreme Council has adopted a
policy of strict neutrality in the Oreeco-Tur-kish
war. This resolution may be in line
with the punitive policy adopted by the na
tions when the (1 reeks ignored the allies in
restoring their king to the throne; but it
seems to lay the question of world peace up
on the table indefinitely.
Turkey has been a trouble-spot for centur
ies, and not until she is blotted from the
map of the world will there be peace amoug
In deciding upon strict neutrality the allies
have encouraged the Turks and lent them
moral if not substantial aid to perpetuate a
government and a system that has no place
in modern civilization.
Greece may have erred in restoring her
king, but the allies have made a much great
er error in failing to cut out every root and
branch of that great international cancer
that has been and will continue to be a
source of bloodshed and trouble for the
world as long as Turkish nationality is re
cognized, and the ml handed invaders of a
Christian land are permitted to mis-rule one
of the most beautiful aud promising sections
of the world's domain.
Asia Minor is the cradle of nations, the
birthplace of Christianity aud the location
of the first Christian church, which was es
tablished in Armenia in A. D. 34 by the Ap
ostles Thaddeus, Bartholomew and Judas.
Gregory, the patron saint of Armenia, was
made bishop'of the Armenian churcch in A.l).
301i, and for centuries not only Armenia but
the greater part of Asia Minor was Christian,'
and remained' true to the faith until the
blighting Turk, driven from his Eastern home
Ijy the conquering Mongols, invaded the land
and blighted the hopes and the civilization
of an industrious and thrifty people.
Since that time the soil of Asia Minor has
drank the blood of millions of Christian peo
ple, and yet the nations have permitted these
frightful massacres without a remonstrance
or an attempt to stay the hand of the mur
derer. In holding aloof from Greece, in her strug
gle against the Turks the allies are unmind
ful of the peril that will menace Europe and
the world in case she fails to subdue the
Should Turkey win the war with Greece
there will be no peace in the East, and there
may be another international struggle fo
mented as have been many other bloody wars,
Charity is one thing and self-preservation
is another, and not until Turkey has ceased
to exist as a 'nation can there be any genu
ine peace in the world.
One-fifth of the world's gold is locked in
the vaults of the United States in New York.
The horde is 1,500,0(10,000. Americans seem
to take pride in the knowledge that their
country is rich, or rather that there are a
few rich ones in their country. The general
public realizes nothing from this great horde
of gold, which, lying idle in strongly locked
and closely guarded vaults, does no one any
good. If this great horde of gold was invest
ed in industrial enterprises it would be of
more benefit; but, where it is, so far as the
people of this country are concerned, it is
just so much yellow junk. No nation is
prosperous whose people are not employed at
remunerative labor, and money in the hands
of a few is no real national asset.
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Man has conquered the air. The young
lady at the piano next door hasn't. Detroit
When the navy runs out of German ships
as targets the Shipping Board can supply
more. Wall Street Journal.
Cheer up! Business could be a heap worse.
Just suppose you were ti Kussian soap impor;
tcr. Dallas News.
Japan favors open discussion of the open
door policy in China, having recently put a
screen on it. Kansas Citv Star.
The world is becoming safer in some re
spects: you never hear now of a lady catch
ing her heel in the ruffle of her dress and
falling downstairs. Columbus Dispatch.
'"Is our government sound?" asks a con
temporary. Yes, mostly, we should say. The
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