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ESTABLISHED 1904. VOL 18. NO. 6.
LIHUE, KAUAI, TERRITORY OF HAWAII, TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 7, 1922
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Irs. A. S. Wilcox
Library to Kauai
Mrs. A. S. Wilcox of Honolulu lias
announced thaf. she will erect a
$75,000 library on Kauai as a mem
orial to her husband, tho late Al
bert S. Wilcox. Tho plans for the
library will be drawn up in tho very
near future and work on tho build
ing will start at the very earliest
It Is rumored that tho Llhuo plan
tation will givo a tract of land be
tween tho plantation offico and tho
law office of Philip. L. nice for li
brary purposes. The spot is said
to bo very near the present band
stand. But In case no more suitable
tract of land is definitely acquired
in tho near futuro Mrs. Wilcox of
fers to furnish tho land also on
which to erect tho building.
The operation of the Kauai Public
Library will not bo postponed until
the building can bo completed how
er. On January 3rd tho Kauai Li-
lirni-v naanntnHnn wna 1 ncnrnnril i nil .
Last Wednesday Uev. B. W. Bayless,
who has been actively working for
the library for tho past several
months, nppeared before tho board
of supervisors and got a contract
for tho operation of tho library, as
is required by the territorial law.
The contract has been sent back to
tho governor and as soon as he
okehs it, the money will bo Immedi -
At thoir regular meeting last Frl -
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day afternoon, tho Mokihana club
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offered its rooms for library pur -
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Mioses until moro suitable quarters
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tVinl,- nrfn. WMll ln nnnnntml mill Hill
their offer will be accepted and tho
regular library is completed.
MISS ALICE MOORE,
GIRLS' WORK HEAD,
RETURNS TO HONOLULU
Miss Alice Moore, head of girls'
work department of tho Honolulu
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ger for Honolulu last week. Miss,
jpioore spent ten days on Kauai,
coming over as a special speaker at
tho annual meeting of tho Y. W. C.
A. She also spoke at tho banquet
meeting of tho Y. M. C. A., and
with Miss Edith Hanson, our local
tecretary, visited all tho Girl Re
serve groups and Y. W. C. A. clubs
on tho island. On Saturday sho hold
an all-day conferonco for leaders of
clubs at Papalinahoa. Luncheon was
served to tho group at noon. Plans
were made for conducting tho club
work on a uniform basis throughout
the lpland- with honors to bo earned
by tho girls for performance of cer
tain duties at home or at school.
Miss Mooro has many friends on
Kauai and is a welcome guest. Wo
hope sho may como again soon.
J. M. Kaneakua, Henry Akl, H. j
van Gleson and N. K. Hoopll will i
represent tho Kawaihau district at
the Republican convention in Hono
lulu on February 14th, these four
lieing chosen at the meeting of tho
precinct club held last Saturday
night at tho Kapaa court house.
Tho voting resulted as follows: Aki
and van Gleson 71 votes each; Hoo
pll G7; -Kaneakua CI; Kaahu and
JVliinoi 60 each; Bettencourt 57,
Kapoza 40; Ekekela 12, Rodrigues
10. Although a total of 228 names
were on tho Republican roll, only
148 were cast.
Keen rivalry existed among the
candidates as tho vigorous campaign
ing indulged In for tho' past week
had all tho voters talking 'about it,
resulting in a meeting that was ex
ceedingly lively, although orderly.
Kawaihau certainly does not have
to play second fiddle to any dls-
trict when 'it comes to Interest in
'According to old timers nover
before has such interest boon shown
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JU UV..th" W fcMW Villi' I
mention, and the crowded voting
-booths were rather unexpected. Tho
last meotiug to select delegates
,..n held In 1912. before tho direct
primary law was passed.
Dr. G. S. B ss of Pearl Harbor,'
arr,ved on the K.nau last Friday -
to speak to the Mokihana Club.
J. F. Dettencourt Jr. homesteader
and formerly bookkeeper of tho
Makeo Sugar Co., has joined the
staff of tho local branch of the
Hawaii Dank of Commerce. He will
specialize in savings and insurance.
Miss Dona Maladinlch and Mias'
Laura Rnpoza were tho hostesses at
a dclichtftil farewell .nartv at tho
Lizama homo at Kealia last Tues-I
day evening, given in honor of Al
vin Branco who left for Honolulu
list Wednesday, having been trans-on ..xho nolatloiiBliIp of Feeblemind
fsrrod to tho Bank of Hawaii's of- c(lness t0 SociaI Work." Both lee
fice there. About 25 young Portugu- turos woro niuatrat0li by iantcr
.cse people from Kapaa and Kealia slldeSi Dr. B1Iss also GXami,lcd cas
were present and tho evening was ,., ... , ,,,, liv ,,n(.lnra nn,i
spent in dancing and games, not to i
mention tho partaking of refresh
ments. Charles Kano, member of tho Ma
keo baseball team for tho past five
years, is tho proud father of an
other boy. This is tho second son
born to Mr. and Mrs. Kano.
Simpson Decker, sales agent, who
rtarted a clearance sale of tho dry
goods stock of Van Leuvan's two
weeks ago, departed last week for
Honolulu, after disposing of the
entire stock of tho store. A small
portion remaining last week was
disposed of to Alexander & West of
Niumalu and taken there for sale. '
Battling for the 1021 champion-
ship in 1922 may perhaps seem a
i novelty elsewhere, but not in Ka-
! aa. Tho Mills and the Sunrise
I earns of tho Kealia league aro still
! ed for the lead and next Sunday
' w111 se0 tuo en(1 of tl10 1921 sea"
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1 Tho courthouse was crowded to
I capacity on Saturday evening long
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i oofore tho time set for the opening
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' of tho balloting for the four dclc-
gates to represent tho local
cinct at tho coming Republican con
vention in Honolulu. It was ladies
tir3t though, and quick work by the
police and inspectors enabled the
election to bo finished, with time
I to spare, in the one hour alloieu
'.in which to vote.
Jonah B. Cummings, who .. helped
the Makees to win their 1920-21
champ onsh ps. is no longer here
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but is now employed at Kiiauea
plantation, and may- not be back
with tho team this year. Although
local fandom will no doubt bo sor
ry to seo him go, they should re
member that baseball in these parts
is always secondary to tho pursuit
of worldly possessions, and Jonah
no doubt owes it to himself to en
deavor to climb another rung in
the ladder of success.
KAUAI WILL SEND
TO THE CONVENTION
! Following is the complete list
af delegates from Kauai county to
. attend tho territorial convention to
be held in Honolulu next Tuesday:
I Nlihau. E. K. Kahale; Kekaha, M.
! Costa; Walmea, W. O. Crowell; Ma
Ikaweli, A. Q. Marcallino; Wahiawa. J
I W. D. McBryde; Koloa, James K. j
IKula; Lihue, C. A. Rice, W. H. j
Rice Jr., H. D. Sloggett, A. G. Kau-1
lukou, S. K. Kaco; Kawaihau, J. M.
Kaneakua, Henry Aki, II. van Gic
soni N. 1C. Hoopii; Kiiauea, L. D.
Larson; Hanalei, W. F. Sanborn and
A. Menefoglio. .
FALSE FIRE ALARM
IN KEALIA MILL
Tho electrical room of tho Makeo
mill was tho scene of considerable
commotion' ono afternoon last week.
Firo began shooting in all directions
from tho electrical equipment. For
a little while, judging from out
ward appearances! tho wholo mill
was going to burn.
Then somebody happened to think i
that It might be a good idea to pull
out the switch, and tho fir.o was all
"ver. A snort circuit nau lurmsneu
tho excitement but had done no real
Li"'e Solomon, tho six year old
Krandson of Rev. David Kaaeamoku,
tho Hawaiian minister of Hanalei,
was burled last Tuesday in tho AVai-,
cemetery. He was sick only four,
days. Death was duo to a fall which
resulted in blood poisoning. A pa-.
thetlc scene was evidenced, as his ,
former school mates sang their llt-
fn.ii'nll t.r.ntr mill il nntttt t n.l 1
Chag conducted thQ servlcc.
Dr. George S, Bliss
Gives Two Lectures
George S. Bliss, superintendent of
tho Territorial Homo for Feeble
minded Persons, at Pearl City, Oa
lui. was a visitor to Kauai on Friday
and Saturday of last week. During
his stay ho gave two lectures ono
to tho Mokihana Club on "What tho
Presence of Feeblemindedness Means
to Our Community," and tho oth
er to the Social Servico Association
nurses In tho -Koloa-Lfhue-Kawai-hau
Based on statistics gathered in
the United States, ono per cent of
the population at ho present time
is feeble-minded, averred Dr. Bliss.
To handle this situation adequately
will bo a tremendous strain upon
tho tax payers of tho country, and
as tho inheritance of feoblemind
ness is established as a certain fact
tho problem grows ever a large
one. It Is now the greatest social
problem confronting us. At least
half the cases handled by our so
olal workers and by our jails aro
those of feebleminded persons. If,
however, wo could segregate such
casus so that no additional feeble
minded children should bo born to
them, wo could within 50 years re
duce feeblemindedness by 75 per
Mr. and Mrs. E. Wood left for
Honolulu last Saturday. Mr. Wood
is takinK the plans for tho new
Kauai Telephonic building to an
architect and is taking his first de
grees in Masonry.
GRAND JURY MEETS;
FINDS TRUE BILLS
Tho grand jury met at tho coun
ty court house yesterday and
brought hi true bills against Eduardo
and Santiago Clombro, charged with
assault with deadly weapon; James
Charman and Charles Wilson charg
ed with first degree burglary , and
Felix Do Los Reyes, Kasamiro Ara
gono, Francisco Penado, Lucas Ara
gona, charged with first degree rob
bery. All tho indicted men will bo
tried at the coming term of the
Rev. R. W. Bayless, of the Li
hue Union church , has arranged
a series of sermons that will bo
of special interest to the young
er peoplo of the community. Next
Sunday, February 12, Rev. Bay
less will use as his subject, "Tho
Religion of Abraham Lincoln."
Tho following Sunday, "Wash
ington, tho Christian," will be
tho theme. On February 2C, Rev.
Bayless and Rev. Royal G. Hall
will exchange pulpits.
A series of special Sunday ev
ening missionary programs has
been arranged. Tho general
themo is, "The Kingdom and
tho Nations." Sunday night.
February 19, Rev. Bayless will
give a lecture on India. His
sermon will bo augmented by
lantern slide scenes from that
On tho night of February 20,
Row M. E. Carver of Waimea
will lecture on "Latin America."
March 5, Prof. K. C. Leebrick,
of tho University of Hawaii i will
speak on, "What tho World
On March 12, Secretary Rellly
of tho army and navy Y. M. C.
A., will uso as his theme, "Rus
sia's Special Need of Christiani
ty." March 19, Rev. Royal G.
Hall of Koloa, will speak on
"China" and tho last Sunday in
Marcli Neil Locko of tho Y. M.
C. A., will givo a lecture on
Two programs have been ar
ranged for April. Tho first Sun
day ovenlng Rev. J. M. Lydgato
will speak on "Japan." TUo fol
lowing weok, April 9th, Miss
Edith Hanson of tho local Y.
W. C. A., ...will complete tho ser
ies, speaking on, "Islam and tho
A committeo consisting of Messrs.
Brodio and Simpson and Mrs. Wed
emeyer, with the first named as
chairman, was appointed last week
by Presidont Ravmond of tlm Kn.
ual Teachers' Association to repre-l
sent them in the matter of pen. '
slons for the teachers.
Tho Hawaii Education Association ' (lay 0,1 1110 K,,,nM- Mis3 Wilcox was
is now active in drafting a now pen-1 1,1 nnol,1I ' connection with Ka
sion bill for Hawaii's public school I ual scho1 affairs-
leaciiurs, wiucn wui no introduced
at tho next session of the legisla-'
turo. and it is believed that the
proposed bill will givo teachers
worthwhile pension law. It is pro
posed that each teacher, principal
or special instructor pay three per
cent of their annual salaries into
the pension fund and tho territory
to put into it a sum equal to tho
total paid each" year by the teach
ers. "Tho importance of this matter
deserves the attention and consid
eration of all teachers,' said Presi
dent Raymond, "and each teacher
has the opportunity to make sug
gestions and criticisms."
Every teacher on this island will
have an opportunity to read the
proposed new pension bill and may
obtain a copy from any ono of tho
KAUAI BOY CHOSEN
Mortimer Lydgate, son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Lydgate, at a meeting
of tho students of tho University
of Hawaii hold a fow days at?o.
was chosen the first president ofi"olulu last FrIllay morning,
tho Student Y. M. C. A. Persons
acquainted with the work of the
association in the colleges and uni
versities of the mainland recognize
in this offico one of the most re
sponsible and important positions
that can come to a student during
his' academic years. Tho work of
the student association has a largo
bearing on tho moral and religious
life of an institution and indirectly
on the social and athletic activi
ties. The Student Y. M. C. A. stands
for and promtes tho best there is
in personal and collego life. Its of
ficers aro men of this type. Young
Lydgato is well liked and a loader
among tho students of tho univer-
sity. Was a member of tho varsity
football team last year. He has
identified himself with Christian ac
tivities in connection with his
school work, and President Dean,
Dr. Leebrick and others who aro
sponsoring tho now Y organizatiou
aro confident that under his lead
ership it will develop into a pot
ent factor in tho llfo of tho univer
This is tho first formal organiz
ation of tho Y to bo started for
work among collego men of tho ter
ritory. The territorial committeo
wero fortunate in securing tho ser
vices of Dw.ight Rugh, son of Dr.
Charles Rugh, head of tho educa
tional department of tho University
of California, to do tho necessary
preliminary work boforo an organ
ization could be perfected. Mr.
Rugh in connection with his associ
ation activities is taking somo post
graduate work, has played end on
this year's football squad and prov
en himself a regular fellow. The
new organization is tlu culmination
of soveral months of preparation
MASONS HOLD THEIR
Tho regular quarterly meeting of
the Kauai Masonic Club was hold
at tho Llhuo Hotel anuox last Sat
urday night. Three new members
wero added to tho roll, making a to
tal of 70 Masons from lodges all over
tho mainland in the local organlza-
Following tho business meeting
refreshments wero sorved and a so
cial hour was enjoyed. Considerable
discussion as to tho wisdom of or
ganizing n bluo lodgo on Kauai took
Presldon' Rajmond of tlm Ka
uai Toachor:i' Association has ro
ceivrd a lettor from Princess Kala
nianaolo in which sho wishes to ex
tend to tho tcachors of Kauai her
appreciation of thoir resolution of
Enoka Lovell Sr., returned from
Honolulu last Wednesday where- ho
had gone to attend tho funeral of
his daughter, Mrs. Alice Friel.
Mlss E' H wllcox- educational
commissioner of Kauai, returned
lrom lne metropolis last Wednos-
E. S. Burns and family arriv
on tho Claudlno last Fridav
mnrnlnc . Mr n.,r,,0 t ti,,, .,.
lnnnritrpr nf lio Ifnlnn Sntn r"n
Charles Gay was an incoming pas
senger on the Claudlno last Friday
E. L. McTaaaart, senior student
nt tho University of Hawaii, arriv
ed on tho Claudlno last Friday
morning. Mr. McTaggart Is work
ing with tho experiment station of
tho H. S. P. A. temporarily.
R. E. Hodgson of tho American
Factors is making his regular drum
ming tour of the Garden Island.
A. J. Campbell, well known Ho
nolulu broker, made a short trip
to the Garden Island last week, re
turning on the Saturday's boat.
A. Horner Sr., territorial sugar
expert, arrived on tho Garden Island
last Friday to make his regular
tour of the homesteads and to ad
viso the Kauai small fanners.
Miss Margaret Lanowith, welfare
worker of the Kiiauea Sugar Co..
returned from a short trip to Ho-
KAUAI POST HAS AN
AN AMBITIOUS PROGRAM
Many organizations which raino
Into cxlstonce as one of the results
of our past wars havo started with
, h'B" Weals on,y t0 discover after
lew years that their chief func-
, t' vs to give successful dances
That this is not to bo the destiny
of American Legion Kauai Post No.
2, can be seen by its ambitious pro
gram for 1922.
At the first regular meeting of
this year held on February 3rd in
tho county building, Post Comman
der Englehard stated that there
i would be no digging in and he gave
! mo objectives to Do reached during
tho year. Americanization is the
aim of tho Legion and that this
may be accomplished in tho full
sense of the word on Kauai soveral
committees have been appointed.
Philip L. Rico heads tho Ameri
canization and memorial commit
tee. Among the problems, that con
front this committeo is tho matter
of American citizenship of .all aliens
one of the most difficult questions
wo havo in tho islands today.
Tho auxiliary committee is going
to take an active interest in oth
er organzatious which foster Amer
icanization, such as the Boy Scouts
and the National Guard. This com
mittee is headed by W. F. Homer.
Frank S. Pugh will direct tho ed
ucation committee which intends to
stimulate among the students of
this island a desire for training that
will fit them for usefulness in the
industries of the terltory. With this
end in view work in their voca
tion will bo secured for tho stud
ents while they are still attending
school, for which scholastic credit
will bo given.
The work of these three commit
tees has a very important rela
tion to the welfaro and prosperity
of this Island in particular and the
territory as a whole.
It Is obvious that Kauai has en
joyed overy social ovent that tho
Legion has directed during Its short
i existence. In order that this good
work may bo continued, Mr. Bag
gott heads the athletic committee
and Mr. Forn tho amusement com
mittee. Vlco Commandor Dr. Hagood is
in chargo of tho committeo on
It was brought out during tho
meeting that Kauai Post No. 2 of
tiio American Legion was badly in
need of a homo where meetings
could bo held and possibly used as
club rooms. Tho lack of halls on
this island makes this difficult and
the only hope in sight Is the uso
of a hall joiutly with somo othor
Bflakee Sugar Co.
In Auto Accident
Matsulchl Soma, an employco of
tho Makeo Sugar Co., died at tho
Kealia hospital last Wednesday ev
ening from internal injuries sus
tained as tho result of an automo
bile accident that afternoon on the
first turn of tho government road
Just opposite the Kealia hotel.
According to oyo witnesses of tho
fatal accident, about ,4:30 o'clock
Wednesday afternoon, G. Hlronaka,
a -laboratory employee of tho Ma
kce Sugar Co., driving Ford No.
1209 owned by himself, accompan
ied by the unfortunate boy in tho
front scat, was going toward tho
Kealia hospital, and skidded on tho
wet pavement just before coming
to tho concrete bridge, tho front
wheels of tho car breaking down
tho low fence on tho right hand
side of the road. In some strange
manner, a long pleco of 2 x 4,
which lined tho top of the fence, and
loosened only at ono end by tho
impact fell on the hood of the car,
and ' then was forced through the
windshield straight at the chest of
the occupant of tho right front seat.
Tho force of the impact flattened
tho back of tho seat and tho pieco
of 2 x 4 continued on Its way thru
the back curtain of tho car, re
maining in that position when tho
car finally came to a standstill.
The injury to Soma was not
thought to be sevlous at first, as
tho lad was conscious and could
walk although not without support.
He was rushed to tho Kealia hospi
tal but died at 8:30 p. m., four
hours after the alcideut.
A coroner's inquest over tho re
mains was held on Friday, but no
verdict was rendered, tho jury de
ciding to postpono tho Inquest un
til Tuesday to investigate the cir
cumstances surrounding the fatal
accident more thoroughly before ar
riving at a verdict.
Tho deceased was only ID years
old and is survived by his parents
both living at Koalla, and three
younger sisters and a brother. Ho
had been employed as truck helper
at the Kealia store for the past
year and also, was a member of '
tho Sunrise team of tho Kealia
Y. W. C. A. LEADERS CONFERENCE
Tho first Young Womcns Christian
Association leaders' conference was
held all day Saturday in Llhuo at Pa
palinahoa, delightful beach homo of
tho Wilcox's. Miss Alico G. Mooro
of Honolulu lead tho conferonce. and
gave to all present a great deal of
inspiration and help.
The conferenco was particularly
for leaders of girl reserve groups
all over Kauai. In the morning Miss
Mooro devoted tho timo to explain
ing tho Principle and Purposes of
tho Y. W. C. A. and how they could
best bo adjusted to tho needs on
Kauai. Miss Hanson gavo a short
demonstration in physical education
showing a few simple corrective ex
ercises which will bo usdo by the
leaders in the clubs.
Miss Mooro told something of tho
valuo of this work and of what tho
G. R. clubs might mean to tho av
Miss Mabel Wllcox sorved a do
licious lunch on tho lanal after which
some timo was spent wandering a
bout tho grounds.
At 1:15 tho conferonco was call
ed to order again by Miss Hanson
and the afternoon was spent in talk
ing over tho honor system of the
G. R. program and Miss Mooro gavo
many suggestions for a very interest
ing program whichcould bo used in
the working out of tho honor sys
tem. The Y. W. C. A., or triangle pro
gram aro based upon health know
ledge .spirit and service and thru
out tho reserve clubs wo aro empha
sizing tills program for tho 'teen ago
girl. Tho last halt hour was spent
in learning games so that each lead
er might tako a now game or two
back to her group.
Miss Hanson hopes that next year
Miss Mooro will como to Kauai to
lead a conforenco of leaders for
the Y. W. C. A., just twlco as largo
because Miss Mooro has a wonder
ful inspiration and message for ov
ery ono of us.