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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 1922
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH 0. 1IOITKII
All lluwuii is iu mourning over the
death of bur favorite and most beloved son,
1'i-ini-e Jonah Kuhio Kalaniauole, who pass
ed away at the laiuily residence, at Waikiki
last Saturday morning.
Prime Kuhio is not only mourned by
the members of his race, for whose better
ment he has devoted the greater portion of
his life, but every resident of fair Hawaii
feels a deep sense of personal loss iu bis
The deepest sympathy of ull Hawaii
goes out to Princess Kalaniauole in this her
hour of bereavement.
An old fellow sat in the lobby of a lo
cal hotel the other day, voicing his dissatis
faction with Hawaii: "I don't know what's
the matter with these islands," he said," but
something certainly is. I suppose there's too
much sugar here."
It just happens that the old fellow is not
without personal prejudice, lie is a fruit
and vegetable dehydarter. He lias done the
work fur years. About a year ago be luade
a visit to these islands, "lie was so Impress
ed with the possibilities of vegetable growing
here that he decided to come back and start
a small factory. But he couldn't get fruit
or vegetbles at a fair price and couldn't get
homesteaders and small farmers to ugree to
raise any for him.
Hawaiian farmers should be interested
in just such things as these. For years the
United States Department of Agriculture has
been warning Hawaii that she is depending
too much upon one crop, that a time almost
sure to come when the shortsightedness of
tl is policy will be felt.
That time has come. Many homestead
ers are now paying the penalty of one-crop
farming. They are broke and the indications
are that they are going to stay that way for
awhile. And not many of them aire making
much of an attempt at self-help yet.
Most of the plantations are not in a po
sition to advance much money these days to
small farmers. But the farmer and his fam
ily must have money to live on just the same.
Why not put a small part of their land into
something, such as vegeti bles for' dehydrat
iny, to provide a steady, if small, cash in
come and to tide them over until times pick
up or theij- cash is due from the sugar crop?
This may look like a straw to some, but
it could be made a pretty husky straw, and
drowning men have been known to clutch as
far less promising blades.
REDUCING THE I'UllLIC DEBT
The United States government is retiring
its obligations by purchases in the open mar
ket, it is reported, it the rate of 800,000,
000 per year. The result of this policy is
manifest In the fact that the public debt
has been reduced by nujre than ?2,.')l:i,000,000
from its highest peak iu 1919. In this Re
duction the receipts from inheritance taxes
were applied to the retirement of liberty
bonds and victory notes to the value of $4o2,
212.r00. Operations of the sinking fund ac-
count f:- the purchase of 234,40 1,80.S7'
worth of the bonds and notes in the last fis
cal year, in addition to this treasury certi
ficates, war-savings stamps and other uufund-.
ed obligations amounting to l,-10.",9i ,:11
have Ken retired, leaving a gross debt of ap
proximately $2:!.000,000,000 on September 30,
against a total or .2:,2i:,.,rf7,4:,.0.92 on June
!0. Fqrcign obligations, capital stock in war
emergency corporations, obligations of carri
ers, capital stock in federal reserve banks,
when paid are expected to reduce the debt
by nearly half.
If this country should ccasv it military
and naval expenditures for ten years it would
save enough to pay the national debt. If the
savings of next ten years could be applied 1o
public improvements this country would
have tin' best highways iu the world, a system
of canals and railways that would bring the
produce of the mills and farms cheaply to
the consumer, electti-ical equipment that
would heat and light the continent, and
(here is no limit to the utilities.
The Mexican government wants to bor
row money from the United Stales. It would
seem that Mexico would stand a better
chance jn securing hv loan if she showed a
little more friendliness and paid more re
spect to international law. She should also
manifest a disposition to protect the lives
and properly of foreigners within her bor
JANUARY 10, 1922
START IT R1GIIT
There is but one way to get more out of
the year 1922 than got out of the year pre
ceding it and that is to start it right.
CJood resolutions made upon the New
Year are just like so much pie crust, they
are easily broken, unlss you make a stronger
resolution than all the others and that is
resolve to keep them. There is but one
safe way to to lay out these resolutions and
that is to look back over the years that have
gone, single out mistakes that have been
made, and then resolve not to make thesame
Despite the fact that there is a lot ot
misery iu the world, if we. could corral -it,
drive it all iuto one big bunch, and then take
note of it. But fortunately there is happi
ness enough to over-balance it, and where we
find one case of misery we find a dozen cas
es of happiness. There isn't actual want, or
privation, or heart-rending cases of neglect
in Kauai. But with ull, there is still more
happiness to.be had than we have experien
ced during the past year, to search for it.
Hunting for happiness is just like hunting
for anything else the harder you hunt for
it the more apt you are to find it. It isn't
going to come to you, unless you cultivate
the habit of carrying it to others. Why not
make one big, wholesome resolution for the
year make it broad and then stick to it.
And why not let that resolution be that you
will do at least one kindly act toward a rela
tive, a neighbor, a friend, or even a stranger
who may be in our midst every day duriug
the year. It doesn't mean you'll have to ne
glect you,r business. For no matter where you
are you can find time to do something that
will make someone smile, that will make
someone's heart happy for a passing moment
and that is as kindly an act as any one
Resolve to do a kind act every day dur
ing the year 1922, and see if there isn't a lot
of happiness lying around home that you
have been overlooking iu the years gone by.
There's only one tiling as funny as a fat
woman trying to get thin, and that is a thin
woman who is trying to get fat.
It has also been, our observation that it
usually takes a doctor longer to cure a rich
man than it does a poor man.
You can't always tell. Lots of men who
abuse their wives at home call them pet
names in public.
Many a man who is a good mathemati
cian is only a figure head at home.
The report that Ex-kaiser Bill is going
to muirry again shows that he isn't broke.
Occasionally we run across a merchant
who doesn't seem to understand that the main
thing about building a business is treating
people so they'll come back and buy the sec
Henry Ford differs from the average man
in at least one respect. Mr. Foid says he has
all the money he wants.
If there is anything that will make a liar
feel cheap it is to run across a fellow who can
From reading the daily papers one "would
conclude that too much money makes more
trouble than too little inwney.
We ire also thankful that women don't
look as ridiculous on the street as do the pic
tures in the fashion magazines.
Centering all thought on the Saturday
pay envelope generally keeps it from getting
We seu where a Detroit grocer has fail
ed Ui business. He must have tried to pay
for a whole case of fresh eggs at one time.
Nothing makes a man madder than for
his wile to go to sleep right after they have
had a violent quarrel.
Now comes an eastern doctor with the
announcement that wealth is a disease. Well,
hard work will cine it.
We read the statement of a former act
ress that walking on the tip-toes will make
one graceful. Maybe that's the reason so
many married men are graceful.
The less .religion some men have the
more they think their wives ought to have.
The fellow who used to look upon the
wine when it was red now has the blues
when he thinks about it.
Henry Ford has promised to give 'employ
ment to a million men if the government will
sell him the Mussel Shoals project, lie says
he will establish a great aluminum plant for
the manufacture of machinery from that material.
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE
VISIBILITY IN HAWAII
Editor Garden IhIuihI: Often on
Kauai we bear people speaking of
having seen the island of Oahu from
our eastern shore, also, often the
statement la made that both . Maul
and Hawaii have been seen.
(These few lines are written to
state facts and to correct erroneous
Oahu Is visible almost any day,
the distance from shore to shore
being only 64 milea and to Hono
lulu from Nawiliwili 98 miles.
As for Hawaii and Maul being
visible from here, that is pure flctr
ion and an impossibility for reas
ons set forth below.
When we Bee Oahu from Kauul
there generally appears the well
known outline of Kaala, a conical
shape with a flat top; besides on
a clear day two lesser heights to
the rights the Waianae shoreline.
It is these latter that are being
taken for Maui and Hawaii.
As for the story of people claim
ing to have seen the goats scram
bling on the sides of Kaala or the
train from Honolulu to Kahuku
rounding Kaena point, that is but
the vaporings of a vag.
The writer, in course of activity
in inter .island steamers, has left
Ahukini in daytime crossing the
channel with other boat in tow and
both Kaala and Waianae range
being visible all day while crossing,
this should dispose of the theory
of Maui and Hawaii being visible
Dr. Nathaniel Bowditch, in his
"Practical Navigator," the standard
work on navigation in America,
gives in table 6, distance of ob
jects at sea.. His formula is: d
(in statute miles) equals 1.317v
X In feet. A few examples will
suffice: height In feet 1; dis
tance in miles 1:32; 100 feet 13
17 miles; 1000 feet 41.65 miles;
5000 feet93.1 miles.
Maui with Haleakala is in di
rect line behind Kaala and invis
ible; Hawaii with Mauna Loa is
distant about 280 miles.
By formula in my possession,
Mauna Loa should be visible on a
clear day not in excess of 160 miles
or from the east shore of Oahu at
an elevation of 200 feet. I have
however never heard of anyone
ever having seen Mauna Loa from
Koko Head or Makapuu Point.
One authority claims that all
eight islands are visible from Oahu.
but I have my doubts as to the
correctnes of this.
Eminent authority as Rev. J. M.
Lydgate, C.E. and W. R. Hobby,
C. E. and both of Lihue, agree with
me in the foregoing and it is my
hope by presentations of these few
facts the fallacious idea of Maui
and Hawaii being visible from this
island, shall forever be laid by the
Thanking you for space kindly
Very truly yours,
J. L. HJorth.
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sugar stocks. Otherwise we are likely to mro from
this depression with such a curtailed production that
sugar will again hit peak prices.
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