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THE OARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4. 1021
THE GARDEN ISLAND
KENNETH C. IIOITKIt Managing Alitor
TUESDAY ' OCTOBER 4, l!(2l
" A BIG CELEBRA T10X
On the 28th ami 2'Jth of October about
a hundred delegates of the Press Congress
will come to Kauai. At that time the Xawili
wili breakwater celebration will be staged.
It is likely that the American Legion will
have a couple of Eagle boats come up at that
time, too, with baseball teams, hands, etc.
In short, Kauai is in for one big time the
last of this month.
II. D. Sloggett has been appointed chair
man on transportation and assignment of
guests by II. D. Wishard, president of the
Kauai Chamber of Commerce. It is Mr.
Kloggelt's job to place all the guests who are
coming at that time and to get automobiles
for taking them about during those two days.
Air. Sloggett has sent letters out to all
members of the Kauai Chamber of Commerce
asking them how many people they could and
would entertain and transport. There may be
more than the chamber members can handle.
But whether or not, the men in charge will
be glad to have any other people, other than
Chamber of Commerce member help, if they
would like to- If you would like to entertain
some of these noted editors for a couple of
days, write to Mr. Sloggett. He will be glad
to assign someone to you.
MACJIIX E G UX COM P. 1 A Y
A short time ago it was annouiited that
the National tiuard was going to organize twj
companies on Kauai, u machine gun company
at Kapaa and an infantry company at Lihue.
It lias been decided to change the plan and
to divide the machine-gun company into two
parts, half at Lihue ubd half at Kapaa.
The Lihue company will have the use of
the Lihue armory for its drills. Bids for an
armory for the Kapaa company have already
been advertised and it will be constructed in
1 lie near future.
I Jetting a National Guard company is not a
hard thing to do. But getting a company of
men who are high class enough to really be
long in a good machine-gun company is anoth
er thing. Machine guns are dangerous weap
ons. In the hands of careless or reckless men
they are so much TNT. In the hands of in
telligent, careful men, they are, at times, in
dispensable. But they are no good unless men
are trained to handle them. And here's a
chance for a good body of men to get that
The minimum number for a platoon is 2"
men. Twenty-five "good men must be recruit
ed in the Lihue district. At least that many
must be found in the Kapaa district. Trucks
will be furnished for the transporation of men
in both districts. The drills will be held one
'night each week and will last an hour and a
half- Four or five Sundays each year work on
the range will be given.
Men in these districts who are able to join,
should count this a real opportunity. The
work and drills are not heavy enough so that
they will become monotonous. All equipment
including suits, shoes, automatics, machine
guns and ammunition will be furnished free.
And the chance to learn the manipulation of
these weapons does not come every day.
AUTOS AM) ' CHILD RES'
In the past year three or four children
have been killed on Kauai by automobiles.
There is nothing very remarkable, even tho'
there is something very pathetic in this.
The wonder is there haven't been many
more. There have been a thousand narrow
ltst Friday a school child was knocked
down and run over in front of the Lihue mill
by an automobile. Fortunately, Dr. Kuhns
came by just at that time and was able to
look after the youngster immediately. He
was lucky in receiving only a few unimport
ant bruises ami cuts.
When an automobile drives past a bunch
of school children there are almost invariably
two or three little imps who think it is a
mighty fine thing to do to see how near the
course of the approaching car they can stand
and not get hit. Sometimes they even jump
at the car or run across a road right in front
of it. Invariably these little pests get the
applause of the other children- Some of our
lilth short pants heroes must become super
men in the eyes of their diminutive best girls
who watch their pranks with great admira
tion. Well, that's the way of kids. We were
young once ourselves. We know. But jut
the name some of the kiddies are going to pay
the big penalty for these maneuvers some day
if they don't quit it. The danger is not al
ways to the ones that stand so near the track
of the auto either. No driver is going to run
into a youngster intentionally. And often, to
be sure of his ground, he runs a little too far
to the other side. And the way these kid
lets take to both sides of the road, the car
is likely to hit the innocents on the opposite
Parents and school teachers MUST do a
little educational work along this line. Teach
the children to walk on the right side of the
road. And impress upon them the fact that
they must keep to the sides. Don't let-them
take both sides and the middle of the roads.
Don't even let them take both sides when they
are going the same direction. Cars run in
both directions. Around corners it is often
difficult to see a small youngster just ahead.
It would be a good thing for the teach
ers to give the children enough instruction
in this line to impress it upoii their minds
What if the geography lesson does suffer a
time or two. It won't do a kid much good
to learn the boundaries of France if he is
going to get run over before he gets home to
tell his parents, the suid locations.
UPAS IHH PR1HOXER SW1XDLE
It must be great to be a Spanish prisoner.'
It is such a lucrative job. But in the follow
ing editorial the Honolulu Star-Bulletin tries
to take the poor "prisoner's" job from him:
The "Spanish prisoner" swindle is be
ing promoted in Hawaii ou such a wide scale
that it has ceased to be a joke. It deserves
serious attention, if ignorant and gullible peo
ple are to be saved from being victimized.
And the way to protect them is to give the
fraudulent scheme publicity among every race
and in every language.
The promoters of this bold swindle have
not confined their attentions to Spaniards.
The list of addresses of their letters coining
here is apparently taken from a city or tele
phone directory. The Star-Bulletin knows of
white business men who are getting these let
ters, and this morning a Hawaiian, unable to
read English, brought one of the now famil
iar mimeographed epistles to The Star-Bulletin
office. It is evident that the scheme is
being tried on a general scale in Hawaii, but
of course it appeals mostly to the ignorant
and credulous, to the poor people who are
easily dazzled by the glittering prospect of
To combat the swindle, which is operated
through the mails, it will be partially effect
ive to give it publicity in all the island news
papers, American and foreign-language. Jn
remote communities where newspapers of any
uort are very rare, the church pastors should
expose the fraud from the pulpit, if possible,
with one of the letters as illustration.
There should be signs be placed in every
post off ice warning the people against these
letters. Mail carriers should spread the warn
ing; plantation managers and lunas should
warn their employees.
Otherwise the swindle will reap a harvest
from the poor and ignorant people of Hawaii
The scheme is such a transparent fake that
to many people it will seem ridiculously im
possible to work but it isn't impossible it is
being worked in Hawaii.
Now a perfumed graiiefruit has been pro
duced by a Chinese hortieulturalist in Florida.
When placed in a room it permeates the atmos
phere with a perfume unlike any other citrus
fruit. If the Oriental wizard will turn his
attention to garlic and onions he will, if suc
cessful, confer a boon upon humanity.
The 1020 census showed the value of the
farms in the United States to be (,:i:W,
about double what they were ten
Canada has aided 2"),li:i of her soldiers
to settle upon farms. The land thus con
veyed to them equals about 5,000,000 acres,
and in aiding her soldiers Canada has add
ed to her wealth.
All nations struggle to win foreign mar
kets; ami then the winner is a "sinister men
ace to the peace of the world." Pa hit ka
It looks now as though this country will
get Bergdoll about the same time that the
British hang the Kaiser Baltimore Ameri
can. Japan is putting one-third of her national in
come into a naval programme. She expects
to have a navy equal to that of the United
States in 1!)27.
Future wars will be fought in the air.
'But that is no reason for leaving future
peace there. Norfolk Virginian-Pilot.
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