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4 "" f " ' THE GARDEN ISLAND,
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C 1IQ1TKR Managing Editor
TUESDAY OCTOBER 11, 1!)21
WHY XOT TELL UST
Hardly a week passes but we bump into
someone who asks: "Why didn't you have
something in the paper about so-and-so; I
thought everybody knew about it " And that
is where they make a mistake. The thing
you hear may be a long time getting to the
editor. You may think it is common talk,
when, in fact, not more than a half dozen
know anything about it. Ho don't think the
editor is a mind-reader, or that he has a way
of finding out news without people telling it
to him. March right up and tell him that
which yon have heard and which you believe
would interest others when they see it in the
paper. It takes but a few seconds, and it
may help wonderfully to make the very kind
of paper you want printed in your home-town.
Don't wait until the paper has come 1o tell
him the things that are news to you. Prac
tice the modern slogau, "Do It Now!"
GET THE THRIFT HABIT
If young people were taught the value
of money fewer old people would be depend
ent upou charity.
Parents are too apt to gratify the
whims of their children by giving them
mouey to spend for candy, ice cream or oth
er dainties. They give freely a nickel, a
dime or a quarter, and the child spends the
money as freely as it receives it. Every uu
earned piece of money given to a child to
spend is contributing to the formation of a
habit that may make him or her poor all
the days of their lives.
Children who acquire the thrift habit
at a tender age carry it with them to mau
hood and womanhood, and it is the founda
tion of a home and lifelong happiness.
Suppose the child spends a nickel a day
That does not appear to be much, but there
are 3G5 days iu the year and 3,05:2 days in
ten years, and a nickel a day means some
thing. It is not altogether the nickel, but it is
the habit of spending that is injurious to
the prospects of the future of the individual.
Look around you and you will see
many beautiful homes and many people iu
good circumstances. They have acquired the
thrift habit, and instead of spending more
money than they could afford, they have
saved until they have been able to live in
the proper way and enjoy comforts and the
good things of life that the spendthrift can
The spendthrift's purse is always empty.
He may, and generally does blame his condi
tiou upon others or upon his surroundings;
but nine times out of ten the individual is
the architect of his own destiny. He has
sowed the seeds of poverty and is reaping
the harvest at the time when he should be
living well and in the enjoyment of a com
petency that would drive from his mind the
cares, worries and troubles that come to the
Teach your children to be thrifty. Teach
them the value of a nickel, the value of a
dime and a dollar, and they will bless you
in after life.
An armistice has been called in the
rolled stocking war. Just as the deciding
battle was about to be fought Dame Fashion
decreed that skirts shall be longer. Thus
the question has been settled. There will be
no bare knees, and self-determination has
been forced to yield to the decree of fashion.
When a man considers himself well up
in the prominent citizen class his neighbors
begin to see something in him that they did
not notice while he was a commoner, and
often that something is not altogether to his
credit. Self-determination along these lines
is not as a rule productive of harmony in
the community. A man is not usually mea
sured by his own opinion of himself.
Ambulance calls have fallen off 30,000 a
year in New York since the Volstead act
went into effect, in other words, people are
now watching their Btept.
French engineers have evolved a plan
to harness the tides for the development of
power. Old ocean may yet heat, light and
energize the homes and workshops of the
Thrift is the art of buying a complexion
to match a hat instead of buying a hat to
match a complexion. Sioux City Journal.
Golf is an ideal diversion, but a ruin
ous disease. Forbes.
THE WILCOX MEMORIAL
At the close of the church services at
the Lihuc Union church, Sunday morning,
Hev. Dayless showed the congregation an
architect's drawing, of the Wilcox Memorial
building and gave a brief description of it.
It would be hard to imagine a finer or
more worthy tribute that could be paid by
the parents to two such worthy men nnd
sons. As their lives stood for service in this
community, so this building will stand for
many, many years to come, perpetuating
their memories. No marble monument could
keep their memories so green, no epitaph
could speak so eloquently of their noble lives
while they were with us.
DOX'T HE DOWXHEARTED
Of 3,250 French villages in which life
was suspended during the war, 3,21(! have
come back to life. The inhabitants have re
turned to rebuild their homes nnd their
fortunes.- The remaining forty villages were
so shot to pieces as to be totally uninhabit
able. We human beings are a wonderful breed
after all, even with our faults. We were
knocked down and out ; but before long we
were on our feet again, and, wiping the
blood from our faces, we go back with a
smile to whatever we happened to be doing.
Cities crumble, fortunes are wiped out, but
faith and hope and love are eternal, and
together they resume their song in men's
hearts soon after the first shock of disaster.
What American soldier believed the inhab
itants of those French villages would ever
return to the homes from whence they had
fled? Desolation and ruin seemed complete.
As a picture of despair it seemed nothing
could be added to the scene.
The fact of the business is, there is no
irreparable desolation exce'pt that which we
nurture iu our own hearts. There is no
hopelessness except that which we hold to
our bosoms as if it were a treasure of rare
price. Hope and faith are trying to sing in
our hearts always, if we will but listen.
WHY WORRY t
Says Ted ltobiusou in the Cleveland
An Indiana lecturer comitted suicide the
other day. The subject of his most popular
lecture was "Why Worry?" The papers say
that financial difficulties drove him to this
It is very easy to write facetious para
graphs about a thing like this: to say "phy
sician, heal thyself," and quote old bromides
about practicing what one preaches.
But it is probable that such comments
would miss the point entirely. Without
knowing anything about this unfortunate
lecturer, we are willing to venture the op
inion that his tragedy was the result, not of
failing to obey his own philosophy, but of
following it too literally. It is possible that
he said "why worry?" when a little worrying
was what was called for; that he refused to
be bothered wilh aunoying details, until at
last they accumulated and overwhelmed him.
Of course we may be all wrong about
this particular case; but on its surface it
looks like another deserved blow for the
don't worry school of philosophy.
Personally, we never worry at all, and
that's why it is so hard for us to pay our
taxes and our rent and to get a little money
saved up for a chilly day.
We wish it were our nature to worry a
bit then we should be rich and slender, and
But the fact that we have no talent for
worrying ourselves shall not prevent us from
pleaching the gospel of worry to others.
We envy and admire the worriers; they
get things done; they are not satisfied with
vegetative comfort, and fatness, and dolce
far niente and laissez faire, and all that sort
of idle idiocy.
If they should write poems, they worry
lest the poems should not be quite perfect,
and write better ones.
If they make fortunes, they worry lest
the fortune should not be sufficient for their
old age, and so they make bigger fortunes.
Whereas, your don't worrier is satisfied
with the sloppy work and a mere pittance.
Long live Worry!
It may wrinkle your face, but it keeps
you figure down. From Toots.
The idleness of five million people is
explained by the circumstances that employ
ers can't afford to pay the price and the
idlers can evidently .afford to remain idle
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It Is faith In one form or another which Is responsible
for the permanence of our whole economic and social life.
No business can grow, no community become prosperous
and beautiful, no people contented and happy without a cer
tain amount of faith In each other and In the community
In which they live.
Only by faith is It possible for the Greater Hawaii to be
come more than the dream of men who have given their best
to the community.
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