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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1921
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOPPKK Managing Editor
TUESDAY ::::::::: : : NOVEMBER 15, 1021
STOCK -OX THE ROADS
An accident, almost n fatal one, was
caused on the Ilananiaulu road last Sunday
morning ly a cow sauntering along the iike,
crossing of course, just the car came up
to it. A car wajs badly smashed. A driver car
ried a rabbit's foot and got off with only a
few bruises. It is a miracle that he wasu't
This thing of people thinking they can
pasture their stock on the public roads and
get away with it must be stopped. Roads are
provided by the government for travel, not
as a source of feed for pec pie who are too
careless or too stingy to provide feed for
Pasturing stock on the road is inex
cusable. If a serious accident occurs as the
result of a horse or a cow., shooting across
the road just in front of a car the owner of
that animal must be held accountable. If a
driver should be killed it will be up to the
grand jury to bring a charge of manslaught
er against the owner. Manslaughter is unin
tentional killing due to carelessness. And if
permitting stock to go uuherded where they
have no possible right to go is not careless
ness, what is it?
CV1.V WE DISARM f
Spain seems to be in no hurry to accept
the disarmament plan of the League of Na
tions, and in protest is building 58 war craft
of various classes to be completed within the
next six years. Her naval program iuvludes
four fast cruisers, six destroyers, twenty gun
boats and twenty-eight submarines. This in
formation combined with the rumor that
France insists upon undiminished military
power, and that Great Britain is determined
to maintain her tradtional sea policy, does
not look like an early adjustment of interna
tional differences or a desire to reduce the
burdens that militarism imposes upon the
people. The world is not yet ready for dis
armament. The nations are suspicious of each
other; greedy for commercial supremacy, and
afraid that any move toward a reduction of
armament will prove disastrous to the nation
that first weakens its fighting strength.
Disarmament is an absorbing question,
however, but how to arrive at it is a problem
that ns yet puzzles the nations. There must
be a work of evolution. It must come about
gradually as the nations settle back into peace
ful ways, and their leaders have time and op
portunity to confer together upon this vital
subject. Loath as military leaders are to give
up their cherished profession, the people de
mand relief from the burden that militarism
imposes, and will welcome every movement to
ward disarmament with grateful hearts.
Military power is doomed. It cannot al
ways continue to awe the people to submis
sion. They are beginning to think for them
selves and the more they think the less will
ing they are to continue the system that has
enslaved them. They realize that there is a
better way to preserve the peace o1 the world
than by making it an armed camp, and they
are hoping and praying for a peace that does
not include among its essentials a great army
and navy and arsenals filled to the roof with
big guns and munitions of war.
DOX'T LEARX TOO MUCH
Knowledge is power, that is if the know
ledge is of the proper kind and has been ab
sorbed in the proper amounts. Too much know
ledge unfits a person for a successful car
eer. It is better to specialize than to try to
grasp a little of this and a little of that un
til you have a veritable junk heap of informa
tion that is unavailable as a source of power;
because there's insufficient amounts of any of
one kind of knowledge to make the mind ef
ficient. It is better to have a purpose in life
and to fill your mind with all the knowledge
possible that will be beneficial to you in your
activities along the line you have chosen.
Men and women who have worked along
these lines have made a success of life, for
they have concentrated all their powers upon
their ideal. A man who has the general as
sortment may be a free talker and a good en
tertainer, but he lacks the energy and will
power of the man who specialized and stored
his brain with knowledge that will be use
ful to him when the occasion requires.
We are inclined to believe that in the
matter of disarmament the United States
will wait for Weeks. Manila Bulletin.
We might save time and point a moral
by locating our cemeteries at points where
automobile highways make sharp turns.
i APPROACH 1X0 PERIL
Alarmists are debating the problem of tho
future existence of America's population und
are wondering how it is going to feed itself
when its population reaches 1,000,000,000. This
is not alone a problem of the United States. It
is menacing the whole world, the population
of which is now estimated at 1,700,000,000, and
is increasing at the rate of 10,000, 000 per year
In 1800 Europe had a population had a
population of 187,000,000, which was iucreased
in fifty years to 200,000,000, and in 1000 had
Allowing that the present rate of increase
will continue it will not be many centuries to
the time when there will be no standing room
in Europe for the people, to say nothing of the
vast areas that will be necessary to produce
the food to sustain human life.
Population is increasing faster than pro
duction of food, and that increase tends to
raise prices where food is plenty and to cause
famine where crops have failed.
War, famine and pestilence have from
time to time reduced the surplus of human life
and may do so in the future; but science has
intervened to prolong human existence. The
casualties of war are not the fatalities of the
past, and wounded men recover, that in ages
past would have died from the effects of their
wounds. Improvements in transportation have
made it possible to relieve famine-stricken
portions of the world, and thus millions of liv
es are prolonged. Medicul skill has found
means to prevent the ravages of pestilence, and
thus mankind is on the increase in spite of the
casualties of war, the desolation of famine and
the ravages of disease.
England has a greater poulation than she
had in 1011, before the war took such a terri
Fortunately science i not prolonging hu
man life, but it is finding means of increasing
the production of every acre of ground. Mil
lions upon millions of acres of heretofore un
productive laud are now producing abundant
crops. Fertilization, irrigation, and improved
methods of farming have opened the way for
America and the world to feed its population
for centuries to come. Further improvements
will doubtless be made, and there is no immed
iate danger of over-crowding to the extent that
it will be necessary to reduce the world's pop
ulation by drastic means in order that human- ,
ity may not entirely perish.
There is no doubt that there is a limit to
the world's productiveness ,and there is no
doubt there will come a time when it will be a
question of the survival of the fittest; but
there is no immediate clanger. The earth can be
made to produce a greater abundance than it
ever produced before, and that increase may
be multiplied over and over again by applying
scientific measures to the cultivation of the
Thus it may seem that the menace has no
immediate bearing upon human existence; yet
it is there and will in the course of coming
centuries, be a serious problem to solve.
THAT WEAK LINK
A New York company, before it could
start on the erection of a mammoth new hotel
building, had to spend 20,000 in securing a
clear title to two inches of land. A Kansas
grain-grower, leaving a trainload of wheat on
a siding, discovered when it was destroyed by
fire that one little comma in his insurance
policy kept him out of $4,000. All of which
goes to show that it is the "little things" that
count. The blacksmith forged a heavy chain,
but left one weak link. And later, when the
chain was used to anchor a ship, the weak
link broke during a storm and the crew of the
ship perished. The li'e of everyone hinges on
little things, or things which do not appear of
great importance to others. And that is why
regardless of what others may think, it pays
to watch carefully after the "little things."
One way to make government expenses
light is to place them in the spot-light.
For a land of liberty, we consume a
surprising amount of tar and feathers.
North Adams (Mass.) Herald.
Doubtless Turkey will charge her de
feats to Prophet and loss. Norfolk Virginian-Pilot.
Now that business is on the mourner's
bench, there is every reason to expect a re
vival. Baltimore Sun.
Soviet Russia's problem is to get its meals
without getting its deserts. Norfolk Virginian-Pilot.
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