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THE GARDEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1921
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. IIOITER Managing Editor
TUESDAY ::::::::: : : NOVEMBER l, 1921
The celebration ronmicinoraling he com
mencement of work on the NawiliwUi break
water, ami the Chamber of Commerce ban
quet that followed the celebration, were a
great nucccnm, because everybody on Kauai
was back of them, boosting them niul making
For days the ladies of the Mokihnmi club .
and of Lihue generally, were busy preparing
for the banquet. On the lasi day they were
notified that about seventy-five more people
were coming than were formerly expected.
And they got busy and made new prepara
tions. It was mighty hard work for them,
but no one in the hall could say that be did
not get enough to out or that the service was
The Japanese of the comn unity gave every
possible assitance. They decorated the Nawili
wili wharf with flags, flowers and cocoanut
leaves so that a naturally ugly structure
presented a most pleasing appearance. They
furnished fireworks in the afternoon for the
celebration and a speaker for the banquet
in the evening. And they offered to do any
thing else that the officers in charge might
find for them to do.
II. 1). Wishard, president of the Kauai
Chamber of Commerce, has been busy for
weeks preparing for this affair. Much of the
smoothness with which the whole affair
moved along is due to his efforts.
The American Legion helped iu its usual
hearty, co-operative manner. It decorated the
hall for the banquet. A large per cent of the
Legion members were out for the banquet
and the commanding officer helped to make
it a success with his speech.
II. 1). yioggett, as chairman of the enter
tainment committee, saw that all guests were
cared for. He made preparations for about
a hundred press delegates too. The fact that
they didn't come and. attend the affair did
not lessen the work, or the thoroughness of
the earlier preparations.
The whole community; was helping. No
one refused a favor asked for either event.
With sucft a "kokua" from everybody, affairs
have to succeeds
And the response from the Governor, the
commanding general and the authorities in
charge of the breakwater project, was just
as hearty. Those men feel as great an inter
est in the project as we, who are to benefit
most from it, do. As long as we ask and do
our part we may Wr sure that they will con
tinue to do theirs
We note: in a Honolulu contemporary
that a certatu English delegate to the Press
Congress of the World, states that she can
not enjoy a movie show in Honolulu as she
etuiuot smoke in any of the theaters there..
Site should come to Kauai, as any evening at
the movies she could see any number of Li
hue ladies with smoke curling up from their
fingers. But then, all is not tobacco that
New York may prid. itself upon being a
great city; but it take. no special pride in
the knowledge that two-fifths of its popula
tion were born outside the limits of the Unit
ed States of America. The logical place for
one of the greatest American melting pots is
in New York city. It can be worked overtime
there without disturbing the peace of the
community; for all realize the necessity of a
great Americanization movement. Strange as
it may seem, New York newspapers oppose
the present immignition law and favor the
removal of restrictions.
The prices of food products increased
two and three-fourths per cent during the
mouth of August, over what they were in
July. That is not relished by the laboring
man of to-day; but when we consider that
the price of foodstuffs has declined about 47
per cent since .August of a year ago, we
feel better, and are prone to recognize the
present slight advance to the revival of busi
ness. Men have learned to make almost every
thing out of cotton except a regular profit
for the growers. Lansing (Mich.) Capitol
The one obstacle to a white collar union
such as is being organized in Chicago prob
ably will be found to be the laundry. Kans
as City Times.
The only part of the Far-East contro
versy that brings us any cheer at present
is the ''far" part. Detroit Free Press.
"The reason Kauai has been so long in
getting her breakwater started is that the
leople from various parts of the island would
not co-operate with each other and with
their delegate. One group would nsk for one
appropriation and when I got that, a num
ber of others would tell visiting senators that
the present appropriation was not what was
needed; that Ihey wanted something entire
That is what our delegate to Congress,
Prince Kalanianaole, told the residents last
Friday night; And he further told them that
if they want this breakwater, which was
started under such favorable conditions, to
proceed and to be brought to an early com
pletion, Kauai people must continue to co
operate. t '
There is no doubt but that we want that
breakwater finished at an early date. And
there is no doubt but that Kauai filks
will stay together now on this proposition
and see it through. What ever past opinions
may have been, Kauai is now solidly united
and she is going to stay that way not only
on the breakwater proposition, but on all
other matters that pertain to her public wel
fare. A PURPOSE IN LIVING
Dr. Timothy Stone of Chicago, presi
dent of the Wooster college board of trus
tees, in addressing the seven hundred and
twenty -five students of the college, urgd the .
students to "have a purpose in living." Dr.
Stone said, "The average young inan of to
day thinks too much about the next movie or
the next dance and not enough about the seri
ous things in life."
Here were seven hundred and twenty-five
men preparing to go out into the world to
gain a livelihood. Some in the higher pro
fessions, some to be tradesmen, and others
to follow the drift of circumstances that will
eventually tie them to something at which
they may get a living, although that some
thing has not yet appeared to make an im
pression upon their minds.
"Have a purpose in living." Is not this
one phrase sufficient to make any young
man think of the future and lay out a course
of future activity?
Many a young man goes through school
and college, studjing the various brauches
that his course includes, and has not even
the slightest idea of what he wants to do.
Ask half the young men you meet what
their purpose in life is and they will tell
you they have not decided. Quite a large per
centage will toll you they do not know.
Every young man and woman lias been
given a talent for something. Some have
been given many talents, and when they are
of about equal weight the mind is confused
and indecision results. Here is where voca
tional training in the schools may be of great
advantage in determining the adaptability
of certain minds for certain things, and
when that talent is discovered it should be
polished and fed until it becomes a guide for
future action; for it is along the lines indi
cated by the younthful talent that the future
success and greatness of the individual lies.
Parents too often turn their children
from their natural course by choosing a pro
fession or occupation for them.
A boy born for a talent for a doctor be
comes a lawyer, because his father or his
mother wanted him to be one, and the coun
try has sacrificed the makings of a good
physician or surgeon upon the altar of pater
nal desire, and a poor lawyer is the result.
Another boy of keen mechanical genius is
turned from his natural inclination to be
come a preacher, and he is a failure; and so
it goes. Those who have talent for particular
lines of work are turned from it. Those whose
latent talent has not made itself manifest
are led to occupations unsuited to them, and
they too are failures.
"Have a purpose in Hying." Follow your
natural inclination and educate yourself a
long those lines that you may reach the
highest degree of efficiency. Aim at something
and shoot away at it until you hit the mark
and can score a bulls-eye" at every shot.
"Have a purpose in living," and follow that
purpose until you achieve success, whether it
be a professional man, a mechanic, a farmer,
or whatever other occupation may appeal to
you; for it is in your natural course that you
will find the greatest success and happiness.
In view of the present situation we
should say that if the United States grants
the Philippines independence with strings,
they might as well be purse-strings. Mainli
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One of the most overworked phrases in the English language
at present is this "back to normalcy" line. It is another one
of many phrases which sound nice to the ear and tind no re
sponse in a man's brain.
If normal is going to mean the return of the lax, drifting days
nf iqi a nnno nf tin want to see it return. Normal man Is an av
erage man and a normal df,y an average day and none of the
truly great things of the world have been done by average men
on average days.
We CAN'T go back to normal, for If we do we aren't going
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