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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1921
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOITEK Mannging Editor
TUESDAY ::::::::: : : DECEMBER 20, 1021
The real spirit of Christinas, often en
tirely overlooked in the hilarious observation
of the holidays, will le much in evidence at
the Community Christmas program to be giv
en in the armqry in Lihue the night of De
cember 2(ith. All nationalities are taking
part. Absolutely everyone is invited. Cer
tainly there could be no better evidence of
"l'eace on earth, good will to men," than
The beautiful story of the Christ child
will be sung by little children. People of
all ages and races will do their part.
Such undertakings cannot be praised too
highly. Everyone in the district should at
tend this beautiful celebration and by his
presence make the program a great success.
YOCA TIOXA L TRA IXIXG
The Department of l'ublic Instruction
is giving vocational training a try-out in one
school on each island. Kapaa is the place
selected on Kauai.
Hawaii needs vocational training. Her
children do not get the training they need.
In the past they have not been fitted, as they
should have been, for life's work right here
in sugar, pineapple, coffee raising Hawaii.
"Whether this training will be best given
in our public grade schools or not is a ques
tion. But it is being given a trial and every
fair-minded man and woman is going to
watch the experiment with interest. We hope
SLYEX GOOD WAYS
For the benefit of Kauai people who
want to help the editor and don't know how,
we are submitting the following seven good
First of all, give him the news, he wants
it. (iive it to him. even though sometimes it
does not get into the paper. He hasn't time
always to tell you why some pieces of news
are not used; but ten to one he has a per
fectly good and impersonal reason, dive
him the news, even though you may not be
especially interested in it. Some folks never
think to give the editor news except when
they are concerned in it one way or another.
Second, don't give him a piece of news
and tell him 3011 want it printed just as it
is written. There's a right and wrong way
to do even such a simple thing as writing an
article for a country paper. One editor had
to leave town because lie printed every piece
of news just as it was handed in spelling,
punctuation and all and printed it with the
name of the person who gave it to him.
Third, don't try to play a joke through
the paper unless you explain it to the editor.
A tiling in cold type looks a lot different and
sounds different from a thing repeated by
word of mouth, when the voice, a facial ex
pression and a gesture, perhaps, help to show
Fourth, don't worry for fear the editor
is making too much money; you should
want him to be prosperous. He can and will
give you a better paper. He will be less fike
ly to have to compromise with his conscience
ovcif certain kinds of advertising. And, any
how, he can't make a big fortune out of his
paper he will be lucky if he keeps going.
Fifth, be ready to tell your editor when
something in the paper pleases you. Once
in a while you tell your preacher he has a
good sermon, so tell the editor something
about his paper.
Sixth, get your "copy" to him early.
Take it to him for the next week day after
the previous publication, if you can. It takes
time to set type and make a paper. Did you
ever wonder what the editor did all the time
between publication days? You would know
if you were publishing a newspaper yourself.
Lastly, go in some day when the paper
is being printed. (Jo in several times during
llie day .and you will have more of a realiza
tion of what a job it is to make a weekly
Old time diplomacy received an awful
shock when the American plan for limitation
of armament was sprung upon the delegates to
the Washington conference. Never before in
the history of modern diplomacy was there
ever a question of such vital importance to
the world introduced so abruptly and so lucid
ly as was this plan for reduction of armament,
Never before has any nation offered to scrap
aO per cent more of its fleet than the other
powers were asked to dispose of. Never be
fore has any nation displayed such unselfish
motives as has the United States in its mag
nanimous proposal to reduce its navy to a
mere fraction of what it is or what it was de
signed to be.
Previous conferences of representatives of
European nations have accomplished little
or nothing for the reason that all diplomatic
action has been upon the line of scrapping
the other fellow's armament ami selfishly
preserving the armament of one's own nation.
All have stood in fear of each other. None
have considered the proposition in the light
of mutual and simultaneous action, and "none
have dared to take the first step, because
they have failed to understand that what was
good for one was good for all, and even if
they did comprehend the essential features of
this basic principle of international peace and
harmony, national jealousy prevented them
from acting upon it.
The United States is big enough and strong
enough to stand alone, realizing that it is the
least liable to attack, and that it can afford
to take the great chance in assuring the safe
ty of the world by removing the menace of
militarism, without which there would be no
Without armies or navies no nation would
go to wa,r; and if there were no military or
naval organizations there would necessarily
be peace in the world; for the nations would
then find some other means than big guns,
trained soldiery and ships of war to settle
their differences. There would be no fly
ing at each othur's throats or attempts of
extermination of a fancied enemy. There
would instead be an appeal to an internation
al court, where more or less protracted de
liberation would reveal the fact that there
was no jreal cause for the spilling of blood or
encroachment upon the territory of another.
The delegates of the great powers have
come to the Washington conference in a mag
nanimous spirit, seeking for light, with a
frankness and honesty never before visualiz
ed in an international conference.
The result of this meeting of the world
delegates may be the conversion of the world's
armaments into agricultural implements and
machinery that will lighten the burdens of
mankind, increase the wealth of nations and
bring peace and happiness where for centur
ies the clarion of war has sent its dread
challenge to the hearts of men, calling them
from peaceful occupations to scenes of blood
The lessons of the great war should be
sufficient to teach the world that there is
a better way to adjust the affairs of nations
than to kill, burn, and destroy.
We may call it limitation of armament
if we will ; but the ultimate objective is world
peace and total disarmament, and once the
nations have concentrated their ideas upon
this objective they will surely find means to
achieve the desired end.
Militarism is doomed, and the proposi
tion of Mr. Hughes, in which he voiced the
sentiment of a great majority of the Ameri
can people, is the entering wedge that will ul
timately rend the "(lordian Knot" of militar
ism and permit peace to reign throughout
HE 'LPS TO DAILY LI V IX a
Monday Going to tell the truth, and be
good-natured all day, and when night conies,
thank (Sod that I have been able to wonk, and
am not a cripple nor an invalid.
Tuesday lPan to skip some some stuff
the papers that is not worth knowing, and
find and take time to read or learn some good
thing I can quote to a friend.
Wednesday doing to take time to tell
my (wife) (husband) how much 1 love (her)
(him) and forget that I ever said anything
else. (All day program.) Afternoon or ev
ening, going to see some old friends.
Thursday Plan to begin being so care
ful in my conversation that I shall have to
read the bible more, to work up a vocabulary.
Friday Have to do a little more pray
ing, if 1 am going to do a little more living.
It is a biggijr business than 1 reckoned.
Saturday Have had a fine week. Didn't
know life was such fun. Hope I can thank
the Father before I go to sleep, that I have
not purposely wronged anyone, doing to
church tomorrow. Planning to go to bed
early, so as to give the preacher a good
chance at a rested mind and body. Chairles
M. Sheldon; The Business Philosopher.
The difference between socialism and
football is that in football the kicking is done
after the gains are made. Sioux City Jour
nel. An optimist is a person who eats can
dy off an uncovered street stand. New York
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