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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1921
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. UOITKU Managing 'Editor
TUESDAY OCTOBER 18, 15)21
, THE PRESS COXFEREXCE
The 1'ress Congress of the World started
its first meeting Wednesday morning. Delegat
es from all parts of the world are attending.
A miniature- league of nations, and not so
miniature at that, is being held in Honolulu
Many of the delegates arrived in Hono
lulu early last week. After registering at
conference headquarters most of them went to
Hawaii and took in the voleano and the scen
ic beauties of the Big Island. They then
sailed for Maui, spent a couple of days there
seeing Haleakala and other sights. Arriving
back in Honolulu Monday morning they roll
ed up their sleeves and got busy on the job
that lies before them.
If it is true that the newspapers mould
the opinion and sentiment of a country, as is
often said, this conference is one of the world's
best hopes for a universal understanding.
Big international questions are being discuss
ed by big men. That they will be discussed
in a worthy, intelligent manner is guaran
teed by the class of men attending the con
ference. The conclusions and agreements reached
at this conference are going to be given to
the people of the world. Europe, Asia, Africa,
Australia, the mainland of the United States
all will read the findings of this body of
men as soon as you and 1 will.
A better feeling, a more complete under
standing between nations can be created by
these men than could be built up by official
government representatives. When a num
ber of ministers and ambassadors ami such
get together to settle international questions
there is always a feeling on the part of every
man present that every other representative
there has some kind of a joker up his sleev
es. As a matter of fact, in nine cases out of
ten, all of them are plentifully supplied
But the press conference delegates have
left their jokers at home. They are discuss
ing international questions in a fair, open
manner. And their opinions and their agree
ments are going to mean much to the world.
And for Hawaii this conference must
count. We have .a real labor shortage here.
We have asked that Congress allow us to
import Chinese laborers for a period of five
years. The question is now awaiting action
some time early in 11)22.
If we were bluffing, if we really were
not right "up against it," for men to do the
work in our canefields, this body of men com
ing to our shores would be decidedly disas
trous. They are keen men. They are train
ed observers. And they would, in a very
short time, see that we were trying to "put
But the fact that many acres of our
land are now lying idle because we have not
the men to cultivate them, the fact that we
can hardly harvest the cane we now have
growing, the fact that each year the output
of Hawaii continues to decrease, without
the help, the fact that this decrease in out
put will very materially cut down the reven
ues we pay into the United States treasury
will all have their weight with thinking Am
erican editors and they will make their
voices heard when they go back home.
UXEMl'LO YAlEXr SI TUA Tl OX
According to the report of Secretary of
Labor Davis, in comparing the present labor
situation in the United States with that ex
isting in 11)14, there are now approximately
5,7:53,000 unemployed workers in this coun
try, and his statement has been verified from
Mr. Davis' statement is not put forth
with the intention of creating alarm; for the
country is in a better condition than it was
at the time when we were on the verge of a
panic that was averted by the breaking out
of the war. There were at that time 7,000,
000 jobless workers in this country, and the
prospect was serious indeed.
While there are today n,7:!."),00 who have
no jobs there are 12,000,000 who are working
and the number of workers is being increas
ed every day. In 1011 the case was di
rectly the opposite. Then there were 7,000,
000 out of work and the number was in
creasing, and would have continued to in
crease to an alarming extent had not con
ditions arisen that demanded the human
energy of the nation be exerted to its ut
There is a bright light ahead today. In
1014 there was not, ami the breaking out
of the war was all that saved us from a cal
amity perhaps worse than that which the war
The present unemployment situation is
serious, but it is growing brighter, and the
nation has just cause to rejoice that it has
good grouud for hope that the time is not
distant when every idle worker will find
America is in a far better situation than
the nations of Europe. Her credit is good.
The American dollar has not depreciated as
has the money standards of those nations,
and our dollar has become the world stand
ard ,backed by a gold reserve and is today
increasing in its purchasing power.
Let us be patient. Let us not become
disheartened because of the seeming delay in
reconstruction. Let us remember that the
world has passed through a trying ordeal ,
that has tried the souls of men and the
strength of nations, and that time is needed
to restore business and industry to a state
We are moving along toward the goal,
not rapidly to be sure, but actually moving,
gathering volume and strength as we go,
and will, in a few short months, be restored
and established upon a safe anil sound eco
nomic basis. Tlwn the wheels of industry
will turn to the lovely tune of prosperity
and the hearts of men and women will be
lightened in the realization of the long hoped-for
tide of business activity that will fill
the nation with renewed courage and dissolve
the granulations in the hardened arteries of
our economic system.
Let us keep our eyes upon the bright
light that is rising above the horizon of in
dustrialism anil push on until we may bask
in its brilliant rays of prosperity.
AMERICA STILL LEADIXG.
After a three months' tour abroad, Ar
thur Reynolds, president of the Continental
and Commercial and National Bank of Chi
cago, has returned to the United States full
of enthusiasm and hope for the future pros
perity of America, and the likelihood that
the United States will increase and hold the
prestige she now enjoys as the leading na
tion in the world's progress toward economic
On the other hand, European nations are
recovering slowly. England is in the best
condition, although prices are abnormally
high and British laborers inclined to sloth
fulness. In Holland business is stagnated.
In Germany and Belgium the people are ac
tive and frugal. Oermany is producing man
ufactured goods at one-third the cost of any
other nation. In France there is a strong in
clination to industry and frugality in the
rural districts, while in the cities there is
much idleness and a disposition to spend to
the limit of earnings. Switzerland is hard
hit by the widespread stagnation in business
and her people are scarcely able to exist, and
Italy is in a worse condition, while Russia
even if she started at once will be fifty years
in working out a plan of successful govern
ment. There is a degree of satisfaction in
knowing that the American nation is at the
top of the list in the line of prosperity, and
that while European nations are clearing
for action we will have accomplished our re
construction and be well on the way to sta
bilized prosperity before Europe can enter
the field as an equal competitor in commer
cialism. LUILDIXG REAL MEX
"Saving is the first great principle of all
success. It creates independence, it gives a
young man standing, it fills him with vig
or, it stimulates him with proper energy; in
fact it brings to him the best part of any
success happiness and contentment. If it
were possible to inject the quality of saving
into every-boy we would have a great many
more real men." Sir Thomas Lipton.
A Chicago man says it costs $."i,.r00 to
raise a boy to the age of 12 years. If that
be the fact, there are certainly a great many
who art coming up spontaneously, and,
strange as it may seem, the latter often de
velop into the greatest men.
It is estimated that there are 1 .",000,000
single women in Europe anxious for hus
bands. What a field for the American bachelors.
The railroads may as well learn now as
later that the country can't support rates in
the style in which they were raised Balti
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