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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1021
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOPPER
- Managing Editor
DECEMBER 27, 1021
MAKE A BUDGET
Many are the ways to start the New
Year right. None is bettqr than thinking
straight about money matters. Master mon
ey matters or they will master you, the slo
gan of the Y. M. C. A.'s National Thrift
Week, is n slogan well worth adopting in the
year V.V-2. Never was thetre a time when per
sons should be more careful about finances.
In the post-war era, every little leak
should be stopiod not only for the sake of
the individual, but for the welfare of the
country. Everyone handling money, no mat
ter how small the amount, should make a
Persons should know just where the
money goes. This is only possible when a
record of expenditures is kept. By making
a budget a person knows in advance what
expenses will be. By this plan one is able
to work well within the income and save.
Persons who follow the budget are form
ing character,' making friends and progress.
The budget plan gives one a measuring rod
with which to scale his position in a com
munity. On the program of the National Thrift
Week has been set aside a day to be known
as "Family Budget Day," so as to emphasize
the advantage of keeping personal and fam
ily finances by this plan.- The co-operation
of the individual in this matter will mean
much at this time for the individual and the
nation. The day should start persons think
ing in terms of judicious spending. Wives
should co-opqfrate with their husbands in this
matter. The better half can do much toward
cutting expenses by adopting the budget plan.
TUB AUTOMOBILE CLUB AND ESTRAY8
Loose animals are continually endanger
ing the lives of the motoring public upon our
highways, and it is only going to be a ques
tion of time until there will be an accident
with loss of life caused by these animals.
We venture to say there is not a motorist
upon this island who cannot tell of near-accidents
he has had on this account.
The Kauai Automobile Club has done a
lot to make our roads safe to drive upon,
and the members are to be congratulated up
on their good work in this respect. !If they
will include in their activities the reporting
of stray animals they find upon the public
highway to the police department, as soon
as they can get to a phone, it will help
greatly in the abatement of this nuisance.
The trouble is, the motorist, in nine
cases out of ten, in finding estrays will cuss
everything in general and the police depart
ment in .particular, then forget all about
the matter, or, if they report to the police
it will be several hoours or days after
they have seen the estrays. Then, of course,
it is too late for the police to do anything.
FORD SOLVES THE MILITARY
Henry Ford has solved the military and
naval problem. He has offered to buy the na
vies of the world at junk prices and convert
them 'into useful ajrticles of peace, such as
agricultural machinery, automobiles and such
other devices as his fancy may direct, pro
vided the nations will agree to disarm. He
says he is fully prepared to finance the un
dertaking and witli acetylene torches and el
ectricity cut the warships to pieces and make
useful things out of them.
Mr. Ford favors complete disarmament
upon the sea, and lie is willing to buy the
ships in order to secure raw materials for
manufacture into automobiles, etc. He must
have the materials f.roin some source, and if
the nations are now jnepared to abandon
their naval programs they will find a mar
ket for the junk and will not be obliged to
suffer a total loss as would be the case if
the vessels were-sunk.
Mr F(rd wants the whole world outfit
of fighting' craft, and once the ships are in
his' possession no nation Will need fear' an
attack front another from t he sea, and the
tax burdened people would be freed from the
yoke of servitude for naval construction and
tiie support of a naval institution.
Mr. Ford further offers to relieve the
unemployment situation that would arise from
the scrapping of the navies by giving em
ployment to thousands of men in his factor
ies and other departments of his business,
and indirectly to many thousands more who
will be employed in the transportation, sale,
and use of machines he will manufacture, as
well as in the business his machines will cre
ate. Now that the disarmament proposition
is before the delegates of the Washington
conference, and America ready and willing
to take the first steps in disarmament, a.ud
Mr. Ford offering to buy the ships at their
junk value, there should be no obstacle in the
way of a speedy settlement of the disarma
ment proposition. The money each nation will
receive for its useless ships will help to pay
the debts of the nations, and by relieving
the ieople of an enormous burden of taxa
tion hasten the day when the debts will be
paid and the world settled down to a pro
gram of peace and international harmony.
WASTED EXE ROY
Scientists have discovered that 00 per cent
of the coal the world burns is wnsted. A
chemist will take a lump of coal and produce
from it heat ,tar, gas, ammonia, carbolic acid,
benzoline, synthetic sugar, high explosives,
dyes, and a long list of chemicals. When coal
is burned in a furnace four-fifths of the heat
is lost up the chimney and all the chemicals
and other products that the chemist takes
Future generations will need some of the
coal that is being wasted with so little thot
for those to come.
There is one opportunity for economy.
All about us there are dozens of opportuni
ties Mr economy. The rivers are flowiug to
the sea with little heed paid to the power,
light, and heat that might be developed if
they were properly harnessed to develop the
energy they possess. To be sure many riv
ers have been made to produce power at
convenient places for the building of dams;
but thetre are long stretches of flowing watev
that yield no energy for the benefit of man,
and all of which might be utilized with prop
er methods of power development.
The waves of the oceans are pounding
against our shores wasting their tremendous
energy in fruitless hammerings upon rock
bound costs, or in wearing away the sandy
shores. The tides are rising and falling twice
in 24 hours and developing little energy for
the benefit of mankind.
The heat of the sun is scorching millions
of square miles of the earth's surface and
wasting its energy in desolating what might
be fruitful sections. With proper mechanism
much of this wasted heat might be collected
and developed into energy that should be
beneficial to human kind.
The winds are blowing hot, and cold, fast
and furious, all over the world, and in them
are untold millions of horsepower that could
be converted into heat, light, and power for
Our forests are being cut off at an alarm
ing rate tv(e conversion into paper,' aud fu
ture generations will be forced to use other
building material than wood in the construc
tion of? buildings and for the purposes for
which wood is now used, and all this while
the great CQrn-belt of the Middle West an
nually produces the raw materials from which
sufficient paper can be made to supply every
demand of the country, and that material
is nothing more no less than coirn-stalks. Not
only will the corn-stalks furnish the nation's
paper supply, but in their manufacture into
pulp and paper the by-product of alcohol will
pay the cost of production and afford relief
for the already over-taxed oil wells; for the
alcohol thus produced is a better fuel for ener
gizing automobiles than gasoline that is being
so rapidly consumed.
The smoke and gases that escape from
the chimneys of every manufacturing plant
are worth a fortune to those who will utilize
them, and the time will come when they will
serve a purpose now little realize.
The garbage that is annually emptied up
on the city dumps will in future ages be con
verted into many things useful to man.
The sewers are annually carrying away
billions of dollars worth of valuable chemic
als, fertilizers, and economic utilities, while
the soil of America is suffering for the re
storative elements thus wasted.
There seems to be no limit to man's
wastefulness ,and there a,re opportunities ev
erywhere for the chemist and the economist
to reap unlimited fortunes in redeeming the
energy that is now being wasted.
The only collar that galls the free Amer-"
ican is the one the laundry has tried to con
vert into a saw. Springfield State Register.
How can Obregon expect us to recognize
Mexico? It doesn't look like the same old
place since he's been president of it. New
And now conies the season when the
wise hunter disguises himself as a deer. De
troit Free Press.
. . MORGAN
REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE
No. 125131 Merchant 8t
P. O. Box No. 594 Honolulu
CALIFORNIA FEED CO.
Hay, Grain and Chicken Supplies 1
SOLE AGENT3 FOR
International Stock, Poultry Food
and other specialties. Arabic for t
cooling Iron Roofs. Petaluma In 7
cubators and Brooders.
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P. O. Box 452 Honolulu
Honolulu Paper Co.
Wholesale Paper Dealers
821-823 Alakea Street
t Twenty-two Elegant Rooms t
' in Main Building
Three Airy Cottages
Cuisine Unexcelled in Coun
W. H. Rice, Jr.,
KEEP YOUR PICTURE8 IN
It preserves them tor future en
tertainment. Complete new assortment from
35c to $10.25.
Special Attention to Orders by
HONOLULU PHOTO SUPPLY CO.
1059 Fort Street ..Honolulu
Wholesale and Retail Groceries
Dry Goods of all Descriptions
The Bank of Hawaii Ltd.
B AX KINO HOURS :
9 A. M. TO 3 P. M.
Try a Definite Plan
Mot of the people of the United States plan to accumulate
money and many actually try. A fairly large number succeed.
The majority fall.
With the exception of those who have met unfortunate circum
stances, those who do not accumulate money' usually fall be
cause they have not adopted a definite plan for building up
If you are one of those who have not yet started on the road
to financial ease, would It not be well to try a definite plan
and stick to It?
TRUST CO., LTE&
Save Your Clothing
ECONOMY demands that the expensive shirt, the fine gown
or the suit be laundered, cleaned or dyed only by
TBW METHOD EXQUISITE
FRENCH LAUNDRY '
and DYEING AND CLEANING WORKS
J. ABADIE, Prop. Honolulu
(Send the package by Parcels Post)
Dp you want
to send money away?
If y.ou do, let this
bank handle the
transaction for you.
We can remit money
by check or cable
to any part of
THE BANK OF BISHOP & CO. LTD.
Waimea, Kauai. ;
TERRITORIAL MESSENGER SERVICE
TAKES ORDERS FOR ALL KINDS OF
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Work
SEND BY PARCEL POST TO
1112 UNION ST. - . . . . HONOLULU
Kapaia Garage Ca
' Agents for
Automobile M o t o r cy c I c Gas
Engine and General Repairing
Tel. 28 - - - P.O. Box 236