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LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. DECEMBER 27, 1921
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MiflDLntu iyu4. VUL. u. NO. 52.
COL MENG IS BACK
Colonel William Meng, formerly of
Kauai who has been a modern Cru
soo on the. Palmyra islands for the
past fourteen months, returned to
Honolulu on Wednesday of last week
He is in fine condition and if there
were a few bright llchts on tlio lono
ly islands ho would bo staying there
yei, nq Bays.
Colonel Meng. who Is a former vet
teran of the British army, took up
tho Palmyra proposition when ho left
ivaual nearly a year and a half ago,
Ho organized tho Palmyra Copra Co.,
and in company with his wife,
and Edwin Benner of Honolulu he
sailed in a sampan for tho lonely
islands. His wife returned to Hono
lulu about three months-ago, but the
Colonel and campanlon stayed on.
A few weeks ago tho company
bought tho largest s a m
pan ever built in Honolulu. It was
outfitted and sent to tho islands to
bring back a load of copra and fish
On the way down tho boat had con
sidcrablo trouble. On account of en
gine trouble it was forced to put in
at the Fanning islands. There it was
hold up for somo time because it did
not havo proper navigation papers. It
was finally released, however, and per
mitted to continue on its way.
When tho sampan finally arrived
at Palmyra tho weather was very
rought. It was intended to fill the
boat with the copra that Colonel
Meng and Bonnor had made. But
the first two days four anchors were
broken in trying to hold tho boat
in place. Rather than take further
chances on ruining the boat, tho en
tiro crew and the former Crusoes
returned to Honolulu.
The return trip was mado in nine
days. The long trip showed the sail
ors that the engines did , not have
enough power for a boat of that
size. Sails were used most of tlie
time to speed up tho boat.
Colonel Meng is as brown unci
tanned as a Hawaiian. He is in ex
cellcnt physical condition and none
the worso for his experiences. But
he won t say that he Intends to re
turn to his Crusoing right away.
CELEBRATION AT LIHUE IS
ENJOYED BY OVER 800
The municipal Christmas celebra-
tion held in tho Lihue Armory on
Monday night was a most creditable
culmination of the clays of prepar
ation and practice which havo oc
cupled tho thought of tho several
committees under the able leader
ship of Mrs. B. S. Swan.
An orchestra composed of Mrs
Bayless, piano; Miss Doyle, and Mr,
Frolic, first violins: Mrs. water-
house and Mr. Dolllnger, second vio
lins; and Dr. Waterhouse, cello, de
liKhted the audience with their ren
ditlons of a number of tho familiar
The seating and standing capaci
ty of the largo "armory hall were
taxed to the utmost by tho folks of
all nations who camo to participate
in tho program.
The costumes of tho characters
and the appointments and decora
tions of tho stage evidenced that a
great deal of time and thought had
been expended in the detailed repro
duction of the story of tho Christ
In reverent attitude and with the
realization that they were partlcl
pants In commemorating tho most
portcntious event in the history of
tho world, tho trienuiy crowu iook
their several ways homo happy in
tho knowledge of a closer brother
hood made possible through the
birth and life of tho Babe 01 uem
Tho wonderful messago of God's
lovo, in tho birth of His Son, was
retold last Sunday morning in the
Llhuo Union church( in scripture,
prayer and music. A light grade
sacred cantata had been selected
and was rendered at tho morning
hour, instead of the evening, owing
to tho inclemency of tho weather.
This cantata, "Tho Cradle of
Bethlehem," by Irono Bergo, open
ed with tho prophetic message, In
ft tho form of a baritone solo which
1 Judge Win. Achl beautifully pro
claimed with his. rich and mellow
voice. Mrs. K. C. Ahana announc-,
ed tho arrival of the Three Kings
of tho Orient, and Mrs. Henry T.
Sheldon sang, "For tho Manger of
Bethlehem Cradles a King." A carol
was then rendered by the choir. Rev.
R. W. Bayless gave tho recttatlvo
containing tho messago of tho an
gels to tho shopherds. "O Littlo
Town of Bethlehem" was then ren
dered by William Stewart and tho
nativity story was closed with a chor
us, "Break Forth Into Joy and
Sing." The entire text of tho can
tata had been secured from tho pub
lishers and was freely distributed
throughout tho audlenco, thus mak
ing it easier to follow tho messago
of the occasion.
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l Kapaa Notes I
Dr. Cyril Golding, territorial vet
erinarian, returned on Thursday
morning from a short business trip
to Honolulu. He reported an exceed
ingly rough trip up.
Mr. and Mrs. Aruthur Wong wero
tho recipients of "a Christmas pack
ago on Christmas morning in tho
form of a baby girl at their home.
This - is their fifth child ,ahd tho
family now consists of threo girls
and two boys. Both mother and child
aro doing well.
The Kapaa side of the govern
ment road leading to tho Wallua
bridge is again in bad condition, tho
storm of last Wednesday evening
making two largo openings on the
side' In spite of the heavy rocks
placed there to protect it.
Miss Ailing Wong played Santa
Claus to a largo number of her
relatives and friends and their chil-
dren on Friday morning. Rain fell
throughout tho evening, but this
could not dampen the Christmas
spirit of the guests and their host.
Kealia landing is again temporari-
ly out of commission due to the
heavy seas last week washing out
part of the railroad track leading
to tho landing. All Kealia freight
was landed at Ahukini last week
by tho Heleno.
Geo. W. Cunningham, engineer of
tho. Hawaiian Canneries Co., depart
ed on Friday to spend Christmas
with his family in Honolulu.
13. A, Ching, Wallua" homesteader,
while driving his Buick car along
tho wet Wallua road last Saturday
morning, skidded and smashed a
part of Henry Akl's fence. Tho car
sustained a broken front wheel and
fonder. Ching was on his way to
Waimea to spend Christmas with
LOCAL GOLF LINKS IS
BENEFITTED BY RAINS
The storm of tho last few clays
has done wonders for the Wallua
golf course in the way of improv
ing the greens. All tho greens wero
planted a short time ngo and had
bean suffering for the want of wat
er, but with the heavy rainfall are
now improving at a rapid rate.
The clearing of tho fairways is
going on at a rapid rate and It
will not bo long before Kauai will
havo ono of tho sportiest and best
nine hole courses in the territory.
Within a short time Jimmy Spald
ing intends to bring Bell, the pro
of tho Oahu Club, to Kauai to ad
vise him in regard to bunkers and
traps. With tho natural hazards that
tho local course offers there will
be very littlo need for anything in
tho artificial lino.
Now is tho opportunity for every
one on Kauai who is contemplating
taking up golf to do so as most of
tho players aro beginners and ono
does not feel out of place as where
tho playors aro all more experienc
ed. Anyone desiring information
about tho club may receive' tho
same by calling James Corstorphino
at the Makee Sugar Co. office or at
209-L after 5 p. m.
LIHUE UNION CHURCH
The old year is slowly draw-
ing to a close. Tho New Year J
with the vast possibilities it at
hand. It will bo new only as
wo mako it now. It gives a new
starting point if we will nccept
it. lho only qualities necessary
J to receive aro a high resolution.
a persistent effort and a holy
niitn, qualities not impossible
for the humblest of us. Let mo
speak to you In behalf of your
higher self. Havo you a church
In your home and in your llfo?
Havo you not wished to estab-
Hsh between yourself and the
church a closer relationship?
To bo more vitally connected
with tho woik which it should
do and tho teachings for which
it stands? Start the Now ear
right next Sunday morning by
attending tho Lihue Union
church where wo shall consider
together "Tho Challenge of tho i
R. W. BAYLESS, Minister.
J J J J J J J J J J J J J J
Girl Reserves at Mana and Eltjlo
are planning a good program far tho
New Year and expect to have many
good times at their meeting-.
A budget is a good darn for tho
holes in your pocket. Patch up dur
ing Thrift Week.
WEEK BEGIIK JANUARY 17
Tho board of directors of tho local
Y. M. C. A. at Its recent meeting
considered nnd endorsed tho plans
for National Thrift Week beginning
January 17, Benjamin Franklin's
birthday. This moans that tho local
nssoclation will participate in the
ration-wide observance of this event.
Mr. Nell Locke, general secretary
of tho Y. M. C. A., and director of
the Thrift Week program, stated:
"National Thrift Week is an activity
of tho Y. M. C. A. economic program
which has for its purpose to help tho
young men and boys to think
straight about their money matters.
It has been adopted as a definlto
part of the association's work along
with tho physical, educational, so-
c lal and religious activities and is
I called tho fifth part of tho Assoc!
1 ntion's Five-Fold Program."
This now line of endeavor is based
upon a financial creed which is
' known as the Ton Commandments
of a person's financial lifo. The
creed will bo recommended to tho
people of Kauai during Thrift Week.
A special phase of thrift will bo
taught on each day of Thrift Week.
In this way the entlro week's pro
gram will give tho people reached a
liberal education on practical econo
my. The days of the week havo been
named "as follows:
National Thrift Day or Banl Day
Tuesday, January 17
To emphasize the service of bank
renders a community.
Sharo Witli Others Day, Wednesday,
To emphasize the service a bank
ey to character and tho duty of
sharing a part of one's income
National Lifo Insurance Week, Thurs
day, January 19
To emphasize tho value of protec
ting loved ones with lifo insur
ance. Own Your Own Homo Day, Friday,
To emphasize the desirability of
owning one's own homo.
Make a Will Day, Saturday, Jan
To emphasize the importance of
making a will.
Thrift in Industry Day, Sunday. Jan
To emphasize tho fact that the in
terests of employer and cmplo
yeo aro Identical.
Family Budget Day, Monday, Janu
To emphsizo the advantage of
keeping personal and family fin
ances by the budget plan.
Pay Your Bills Promptly Day, Tues
day, January 24
To emphasize tho moral obligation
to pay your bills promptly.
A local Thrift Week committee is
organized and is to bo composed of
the following men nnd women inter
ested in tho economic and civic wel
fare of tho community: H. D. Slog
gett, Th. Brandt, A. Menefogllo, J.
Midkiff, Miss Bernico Hundley, Miss
Elsio Wilcox , F. Jennings, K. C.
Hopper, Dr. A. H. Waterhouse, I
Horner, C. A. Baggott. This com
mitteo will get together right after
the holidays and plan their cam
paign. FALSE REPORT CAUSES
EXCITEMENT AT LIHUE
A report came to tho Llhuo store
last Friday forenoon that ono of
the store trucks had run over the
bank at tho Wallua washout, and
tho truck and driver had been car
ried out to sea. Manager Jennings
rushed to the sceno of tho reported
catastropho and found tho truck
bogged down in a chuck hole. Tho
mnchlnn wns llllllml nut nt tla nm.
'dicament by another truck.
H. H. JONES TO LEAVE KAUAI
II. H. Jones, for the past year
and a half resident agent for tho
Standard Oil Co., has been transfer
red to Maul and will leavo for that
station the first of tho year. Dur
ing his residence on Kauai Mr. Jones
has mado a great many friends who
will sincerely regrot his doparturo.
Ho will bo succeeded by F. A, Hawk
ins, who comes from Maui.
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, Tho ton points of tho monoy
decalogue are as follows:
1 Mnko a lmdget--to ascertain
how you should disposo of
2 Keep a record of oxpondlt- $
ures to see how close you
conic to your estimates.
3 Havo a bank account to
keep in a safe place and help
you save. -3-
4 Carry life insurance to
protect your loved ones in
case of your death.
5 Mako a will to insuro
' your resources going quickly
to those you doslro.
C Own your own home to so-
cure the greatest satisfaction
, in your home lifo.
.7 Pay your bills promptly to
meet the moral obligation you
havo to your creditors.
B Invest in government securi-
ties to help your country
t and to make a wiso invest-
ment of your savings.
9 Spend less than you earn to
assure your being on tho road
10 Share with others to ful-.
fill your religious duty of
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National Thrift Week .has tho en
dorsement of many national bodies.
Tho American Bankers Association,
for instance, adopted a resolution
unanimously at its convention in St.
Louis, Mo in I October as follows:
Resolved: That the American
Backers' Association in convention
assembled at St. Louis, October 1,
119 learns with interest and hear
tily endorses tho campaign of eco
nomic education to bo known as
National Thrift Week, beginning
January 17, 1920, in which it is in
tended to bring homo to tho indi
vidual citizens of tho United States
and Canada the importance of con
Untied thrift and economy, the value
of lifo insurance, of a bank account,
of making a will and appointing a
trustee, of owning one's homo, and
tho paying of bills promptly.
Other national organizations that
havo endorsed Thrift Week include
National Federation of Construe
United States League of Building
and Loan associations.
National Association of Life In
Canadian Lifo Underwriters Asso
American Lifo Convention.
National Credit Men's Association
Retail Credit Men's National As
Retailers Commercial Union.
Ono of the important activities in
tho local obsorvunco of National
Thrift Week will bo tho organizing
of savings .clubs In connection with
local business houses and planta
Hons, through which will bo taught
economic truths of practical import
anco at this tlmo of so much unrest
in our country. Other activities
would include giving practical talks
in industrial plants and schools, dis
y Continued on Pago Eight
NANI ALII CLUB NOTES
The Nanl Alii Club which was
stnrted. a year ago by Miss Soulo
of tho Y, W. C. A. with but fifteen
charter members, has greatly in
creased in number.
Miss Hansen, who Is taking Miss
Soulo's place, is extending tho work
of the club.
Several speakers havo kindly conio
to spoak to tho mombers.
Lessons in First Aid havo boon
given. Physical exorcise is mostly
enjoyed by tho members.
During tho sorvlco period of tho
club the mombers have spent soy
oral ovonings in making equipment
for tho klndorgarton class of tbo
A picnic was enjoyed at Maka-
well beach In the month of Novem
ber. A new program is being prepared
for tho ensuing year.
Mrs. W. C. Achl Jr., of Llhue, re
turned Friday morning from a visit
Joseph Cullen, clerk of the Fifth
Circuit Court, returned Friday morn
ing from a short visit to Honolulu.
Dr. Cyril Golding, deputy territor
ial veterinarian, returned from a
brief visit to Honolulu, Friday morn
Miss Elsie Yost, formerly of Ka
lnheo school, but now teaching
sciiool in Honolulu, is spending tho
Christmas vacation with Mr. and
Mrs: R. A. Balestar of -McBrydo.
Herman Rohrlg, former manager
of Llhuo Store , accompanied by Mrs.
Rorhrig, and daughter Leilanl, aro
sopnding tho holidays with Mrs.
Dora Isenberg. They arrived from
Honolulu Friday morning.
CHRISTMAS AND THE
Christmas is tho tlmo when tho
ohildrcn of tho land rojoico and re
alize that it is their time of the
year for joy. Tho Sunday schools
of Kauai wero active this year and
many little hearts were made hap
py. Christmas Evo tho new communi
ty hall at Hanalei was the scene ot
a Christmas tree., entertainment and
gifts for all. Tho following day a
largo holke drew all tho Sunday
school scholars from Walnlha, Ha
ena and Kilauca, when each school1
contributed a definito portion, in tho
Saturday afternoon two hundred
boys and girls, of all nationalities
filled the Kapaa church hall where
a splendid program, under the di
rection ot Rev. Wakai, was given.
At the conclusion presents wero giv
en to all. ,
Tho Hawaiian school in Lihue,
had a Christmas entertainment, Dec.
17th, in tho armory when tho stbry
of the "Other Wiso Men" was given.
The school of tho Lihue Union
church held its treo and party in
tho afternoon of tho 23rd. Thoy made
It a giving time, for each child
brought a small present, to bo pass
ed on to somo needy littlo folk. Tho
Japanese school held Its special ex
orcises and treats Sunday morning.
Saturday night tho storm raged but
tho children and men in the Filipino
camp. Llhuo plantation, filled tho
littlo hall to the colling nnd ate up
tho program and refreshments.
Koloa hold their treo and enter
tainment Thursday night when more
than two hundred littlo hearts wero
made happy by the story of tho
Christ and tho gifts of tho occasion.
Lawal and Hanapepo held their
special exorcises Sunday, and since
theso aro new schools, many of tho
littlo fellows experienced tho thrill
of Christmas which thoy nover had
Tho Waimea Chinese school last
Thursday night with taubleaus and
song, tho Hawaiian Saturday night
with a treo and gifts and the Jap
anoso Sunday night with a packed
house and a splendid program, all
far in teaching tho wonderful truth
and fact of tho birth ot tho world's
king. Moro than 2,000 peoplo on Ka
uai attended tho programs provided
by tho schools of tho Island during
Tho tennis court at Hnnamaulu
has been very much enjoyed by tho
teachers. Much credit is . duo Mr.
Nobriga for tho work ho has dono
C. S. Christian,, head man of tho
place, Is enjoying a vncation. of a
week at Kokeo.
Miss Duncan, Mrs. Sholcnborgor
and Mrs. Ilridgowater are enjoying
their vacation nt tho cottage.
Mrs. C. S. Christian " and son,
Stanley, left for town on Tuesday,
to spend tho holidays with her mo
thor, Mrs. A. Thomas.
A very pretty Christmas treo was
enjoyed by the children on Friday.
Both small and largo children had a
generous sharo of candy and nuts.
Most peoplo plan how they will
uso their time but too few plan to
uso monoy wisely. A Thrift Wcok
budget is a monoy plan.
FOR BIG RACE IE!
Everything is in roatlincsa for tho
big New Year's race meet and al
though It appeared for a whilo that
tho track would be in bettor con
dition for a regatta than for n horse
race, but with tho clearing of tho
weather, indications aro that tho
track will be in good condition.
Interest centers around tho mile
and a quarter open, which will
bring tho old rivals, Brldgoplayer
and Dinner Boll together. Theso
two horses on n racing program aro
getting about as Inseparable ns tho
famous combinations, such as Da
mon and Pythias, ham and eggs
hook nnd eye, etc. On Now Years
they will have an added compan
ion in Walter Sanborn's Termont.
Tho Hanalei horse put on a great
battle against Bridgeplayer In tho
three-quarter and plenty of racing
fans claim that If tho race had been
an eighth longer Termont would
havo won, as ho was passing tho
Fernandez ma'ro hard at tho finish.
Tho race will be long enough for
Termont to prove if ho is tho mas
ter of Bridgeplayer and he will
have tho advantage of good consist
ent training this year, something
that was lacking at his last appear
ance. Termont will also havo another
opportunity to lower the colors of
tho Fernandez stable when ho meets
Bridgeplayer and Gold Bryan in the
mile. If he can beat Bridgeplayer
in both of theso races there Is no
doubt that he is ono of tho best
horses in tho territory.
Tho racing fans that are fond of
tho dashes, will have a treat in tho
three-eighths, which will bring to
gether such horses as Pegasus, Gold
Bryan, Sky Boy and Golden Spray.
Thoro is very littlo to choose among
theso horses, but Gold Bryan Is the
favorite owing to tho victory over
Pegasus on Armistice Day.
The Japanese and Portuguese rac
es are expected to create moro ex
citement and fun than tho better
horses'. Every Japanese who has a
horse who has done tho half in any
thing better than ono mlnuto and
twenty seconds has entered him in
tho race. It would not bo surprising
if tho race had to bo run In heats.
Tho cowboy relay will bring tho
old rivals of Makee, Waipouli, Ha- '
namnulu and Llhuo to gethor. Thoro
will also be a raco for 'cowboy
horses. Tho following Is tho pro
gram: Admission 50 cents.
Automobiles 50 cents.
First raco: 3-8 mile Hawaiian bred.
First $40; second ?10; entry ?C.
Sky Boy Tashlma
Gold Bryan Fernandez
Golden Spray Rlkemaru
Second raco: 1 1-4 mile. First $150;
second $50; entry $15.
Dinner Bell Sakamoto
Third raco: 1-2 mile Japanese own
ers nnd riders. First $30; second
$10; third $5.
Charlie I Ishlkawa
Maul Girl Masuda
Wai Tai Nekonishi
Waipouli Girl Arakakl
Lady Arakakl ,
Fourth race: 1-4 mllo Hawaiian bred.
First $40; second $10.
Sky Boy Tashlma
Silver Dust Fernandez
Fifth raco: 1-2 mllo Portuguese own.
ers and riders. First $30; second
$10; third $5.
Blue Bird M. Rapoza
Carrie John Rapoza
Sixth raco: 3-8 mllo for horses nov
er having won raco. (Urabl bar
red). First $20; second $10; third
Wai Tal Nekonishi
Mary J. Hlga
Maul Girl Masuda '
Waipouli Girl Arakakl
Seventh race: 1 mllo freo for all.
First $100; second $20.
Gold Bryan Fernandoz
Eighth race: 3-4 milo. (Bridgeplayer.
Gold Bryan, Termont, Dinner Bell,
Golden Spray and Sky Boy bar
red). First $50; second $25.
Continued on Pago Eight