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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1921
Issued Every Tuesday
I SLA N D
KENNETH C. HOlTEK
NOVKJIHEU 8, 1!)21
JAS. F. MORGAN
At noon on Armistice Day, November 11,
the entire nation has been asked to pause in
its customary imrsuits for a period of two
minutes in silent prayer uud remembrance
of the unknown dead of (lie world war.
President Harding has issued a procla
mation asking that such observance be made
and it will be universally complied with.
America is a grateful nation, and there
are no men or women in this broad land who
are not willing to give at least two minutes
of their time to silent prayer and remem
brance for the dead heroes whose lives were
as dear to them as ours is to us,, and who,
in the line of duty to their country made
the supreme sacrifice.
KALAl PLASTERS PATRIOTIC
At a meeting of the Kauai Planters' As
sociation held last Thursday, the body voted
to observe Armistice Day and to give all em
ployees of the plantations a full holiday.' The
planters also voted to make November 11th a
permanent holiday, to celebrate it every year.
The Kauai planters have taken the right
stand. Next to Fourth of July, November 11
is the greatest day in America. Getting a lit
tle outside our borders, November 11 is the
greatest day in the world.
On November 11, 11)18, our boys and the
boys from the allied couutries absolutely
proved that the principles for which they
had been fighting four, years were to stand
forever. They proved that liberty should not
be downtrodden, that right must win. And
they proved it so effectively that the coun
tries that tried to disprove it were complete
ly overwhelmed. -"
To millions of our brave soldiers and to
the whole country this day must always re
main sacred. If work is so pressing that not
n single day can be lost, take one Sunday out
of the fifty-two if necessary. Hut don't insult
our dead heroes, and the living ones too, by
saying their day is of so little consequence
that it is not to be observed.
'AMERICAS' LEG I OX- BOOSTS US
At the national convention held in Kan
sas City last week the American Legion got
behind Hawaii's labor bill. This is the .best
. piece of news that we have received about the
bill in some time.
The fact that the American Legion is
back of the bill should convince the people
of the mainland that the importation of Chin
ese under conditions exising in Hawaii, is
not against the principles of Americanism.
The American Legion stands for American
ism. If it were not absolutely convinced that
this importation is necessary for the interests
of the "America for Americans" principle, the
Legion would most emphatically have signal
led "thumbs down" when the proposition was
The Legion has several million men in it.
Many of them are of big affairs. All of them
are men of the highest caliber of citizenship.
Their backing as a united body should give
our bill such an impetus that no self-seeking
bunch of labor unions can stop it.
US PR EPA REDS ESS
The United States was unprepared for
war when, on April (ith, 1!17, a declaration
of war against the central powers was made;
ami the country was unprepared for peace,
when the armistice was signed on November
11, litis; The cessation of hostilities left this
country in the very heat of warlike prepara
tions, still unorganized for military service.
We had an army in France to be sure, but
our real strength was far from development.
We had not begun to fight in good earnest,
and the cessation of the struggle was a shock
that left us iu a demoralized condition. Our
industries were nearly all turned to arsenals
and we were at a fever heat, rushing prepar
ations as fast as possible. We had au idea
that a long war was before us, and the ter
mination of the strife was paralyzing. It was
necessary to stop the wheels, change the plans
and hunt up new markets. The change
over from high tension to normal h a s
nearly been accomplished, and we are now re
covering our normalcy. Trices have fallen in
some instances far below normal. They are
now recovering. More and more men are being
employed daily, and we are iu fact recovering
from our state of unprepared ucsh for peace.
It is necessary that our industries should
prosper, for when they are prosperous every
one shares prosperity with them. The worst
is past. Prices have been stabilized and the
future is bright.
The whole trouble with the United
States has been that it was as unprepared
for peace as it was for war, and iu both
cases time was required to adjust our econo
mics to the conditions. We are alright now,
and we will go ;;he.id checi lull v.
DAD AXD SOX
The Y.M.C.A. is getting up a bunch of
father and sou banquets for the boys and their
dads of this island. That is fine work.
Busy men are too upt to think that they
can't take au hour off occasionally to "wras
tle" and chum around with their sons. They
are apt to get the idea that a boy will grow-
up all right without much attention from his
dad. The boy will grow up all right. Hut if
he does without his dad really getting next to
him, making a pal of him and pretty firmly
stamping upon his character the right kind
of impressions, dad is one grand fizzle.
Dad may have u whole roll of cash. He
may have put enough away to have made
every other man iu the community look like
thirty cents, financially. Hut if he has a boy
and if he has not taught him the things that
a boy should learu from his dad iu a manly
way, and if he has not helped him to sidestep
the things that a boy should sidestep, dad
has failed. Dad can't take his roll with him
when he dies. He has to leave that to sou.
And sou would be much better off with less
dollars and more sense.
If dads had always taught their sons as
they should, if they hud always taken the
time to make gentlemen out of thein, as Key.
Normau Scheuck defined the term gentleman
to the fathers and sons at Lihue last Friday
night, that poet who wrote the piece about
that sad spot where wealth accumulates and
men decay, would never have had a subject.
If that father and son banquet hasn't
been held in your town yet, talk it up aud
go to it when it does come. If you haven't a
son, borrow one for the evening. It will do
WORLD DISARMAMENT IMPOSSIBLE
President. Harding is of the opinion that
world disarmament is impossible at the pres
ent time, and that if the conference to be
held in Washington this month affects a "rea
sonable limitation we shall think great things
have been accomplished."
No thinking man has expressed an idea
i that world disarmament could be brought
about in a month or a year; but the hope of
the world is that the beginning can be made,
and that as time progresses a program can
be 'formulated for the final extinction of mili
tarism and in its place the establishment of
an international court of justice.
No great movement, such as international
disarmament, can be or ever has been brought
to a successful end in a few months or even
years. Time will be required for earnest de
bate in order to bring out the details of a
disarmament jdan. Time will be required to
establish confidence and for the settlement
of guarantees that each and every nation will
abide by the constitution and laws of an in
ternational tribunal. Time will be required to
formulate an international police service that
will preserve the peace of the world ami en
force the mandates of the international court.
Realizing all these things require time
and patience for accomplishment we should
be satisfied with a beginning which may be
embodied in a "reasonable limitation of disarmament."
Universal disarmament is not reasonable
with the world in its present state of unrest.
Reasonable limitation is possible among the
leading nations, which control the political
situation of the world, and with the apparent
ly genuine manifestation of a desire to cur
tail military and naval equipment uud ex
penditures, by certain Washington delegates,
there is reason to hope that a beginning has
been made, and that by evolution and not by
revolution the nations of the earth will ac
complish the desired result.
What is today an impossibility may be
accomplished within a decade, and if interna
tional disarmament should be brought about
within the next ten years it would be an
achievement worthy of the labors of the
world's best minds.
Many persons who find lost articles con
sider themselves lucky, but they do not consid
er the bad luck of the loser or try to restore
the lost property. They seem to think that
"finding is keeping," and so they keep. On the
other hand, there is a vastly larger number
that make every effort to restore the lost prop
erty, ami their example is worthy of imitation.
Looking back at it now, we acknowledge
that (lermany's violation of Belgium could
n't have been any worse if Belgium had con
tained undeveloped oilfields. Anderson
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