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TI1E GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, FEUftUARY II, 1022
Ernest Spillner Wins First
Prize In Thrift Contest
(Continued from rage One)
Hing, Charles Klla and T. S. Chock
of the Hanalel schools.
The four prize winner essays follow:
Dy Ernest Spillner, ago 12, Ma
kawcll school, Grade 7.
The 17th of January, marking the
day of the birth of Iienjamin Frank
lin has been set aside as National
Thrift Day and the week of Janu
ary 17th to 23rd as National Thrift
Week. It is designated to stimulate
the Individual to think straight and
act wisely In regard to money mut
ters In the realm of earning, spend
ing, saving, investing and giving.
Thrift Is the foundation of our
home, school and government. To
bo thrifty, means to save a part of
what you earn and waste nothing;
also estimate ahead, before you buy
anything, how much you are going
to buy and not buy more than whut
National Thrift Week, which bo
glns January 17th, Franklin's birth
day, offers an opportunity not only
to honor this great American, but
to profit by carrying it out in a
practical way his teachings in the
art of saving and the use of mon
ey. A growing savings account should
be a part of everyone's financial ar
rangement. If you are not a reg
ular saver, follow Franklin's advice
about living on less than you earn
by opening and keeping up a sav
Benjamin Franklin was a man wiso
in the ways of living. He always
saved a part of what he earned and
yet he was never stingy, but shared
1. Earn some money honestly each
2. Put your best efforts in your
' 3. Estimate ahead how you arc
going to spend your money.
4. Spend carefully and sensibly.
5. Avoid waste.
C. Keep out of debt.
7. Save part of what you earn.
8. Start a bank account.
9. Infest in government securities.
10. Share with others.
We should all practice thrift. Wc
should strive to be thrifty and
waste. Money gained make heavy
purses. Spend time and money wise
ly; Iienjamin Franklin's philosophy
was of the practical sort that meets
every-day problems. Ho saw the
part which money plays in most peo
pie's lives is a very important one.
A man should save part of what ho
earns to lay by for use when he
Is old and cannot wok very well.
By William Lydgate. Kauai High
and Grammar School, grade 7,
"Great oaks from little acorns
grow," said one of the ablest states
men and geniuses of his time. Thrift
is one of the most difficult things
to accomplish if one 19 extravagant
To start a bank account is one of
the best ways to accomplish it.
The secret of thrift Is to invest
Honey wisely and to economize. A
slogan much used is "Waste not
1. Do not take more food on
your plate than you want.
2. Don't buy more food than you
want. This applies also to money
A person who has plenty of money
and is reluctant about putting it
into his bank account is very apt
to spend it foolishly.
Thrift may be applied in many
""vs. not only in money, but in
lives. If a country tries to pre'
serve the lives of its citizens it
will naturally holp the country to
reach a thriving state.
Thrift is not a small thing. Pick
up a dally news paper or magazine,
glance through the advertisements
and even the reading matter and
you ure always sure to find a line
or two about thrift. It Is every
where in daily life, Joy and pleas
ure, and even in hardships
But first let us find tho real
meaning of thrift. Glancing through
a dictionary we may find the follow
ing definition: "Thrift a thriving
state, economical management," etc.
Mark you, a thriving state. Do you
think that can be reached at one
leap? No. Temptation is too great.
It takes character , will power, to
keep from spending money foolish
ly, if one has been used to doing
so. Did the United States become
a thriving and powerful nation at
one jump? No. It took many years
of painful and skillful management
on the part of brilliant men to make
it a powerful nation.
If you wish to be thrifty, do not
try to accomplish it at once, go
flow, and above all SAVE. Extrava
gance is the key to ruin.
N. n. Thla and the following tied
for third place and the prize was
split, going half to each to each
liy Dorothea Sloggett, age .13,
grade 7i Kauai High and Grammar
From the 17th to the 23rd of Jan
uary is National Thrift Week, and if
we all try to save along every line
wo find how easy it Is to form the
'thrift habit." Ono of our greatest
men, Iienjamin Franklin, was born
on the 17th of January, 1706,, and
because he was such a believer in
thrift we started this campaign on
Every dollar you spend contains
several cents of a possible capital.
Start a bank account with only
These are some of the things
Honolulu has been observing for the
Mai:a a Will Day.
Share w'th Others Day.
Puy Your Bills Promptly Day.
Own Your Home Day.
Life ii.uir nee Day.
Somoi::nos thrift is going without,
sometimes spending. It is never
stinginess, for stinginess is selfish
ness and the greatest givers are
There are three qualities of thrift
carefulness, economy and judg
Carefi.lness means being careful
with yoar ::.oney, not spending It
on things you really don't need.
Economy means saving your mon
ey; when you buy donlt buy lavish
Judgment means to Judge and fig
ure out now mucn to use, to uuy
with economy and carefulness.
Why do business men practice
thrift in business? They know It is
the basis of success I
Tied for third prize.
By Margnret Nichols,
8th grade, Eleelo school
One of America's greatest men
was the starter of thrift. That man
was Benjamin Franklin. He wrote
many good sayings about .thrift
One of them was like this: "For
ago and want save while you may;
no morning sun lasts a wholo day."
This is very easy to understand..
There are many ways in which
wo may be thrifty. Thrift docs not
mean Just to save a few pennies
now and then when you could save
more. Thrift means to Bave in every
way possible. To savo in your food
in your clothing, in your money and
many other ways. By saving in
tjiese things we mean not to buy
more food and clothing than neces
sary and let .them spoil, this would
bo wasting, not saving,
In many large cities there are
many people that go to the res
taurants nt certain times to get left
overs that the restaurant does not
neeil. Sometimes they get coffee,
bread, meat and many other things
This is called the "breadline
These people are in the breadline
because they did not know how to
handle their money when they had
it. They spent foolishly.
There is also the "bank line'
where people go to deposit their
money for in time of need, such
as old age or sickness. These peo
pie are in the 'bank lino" because
thev know how to handle their
money and know tho value of it.
Thrift is one thing that most
schools are teaching the children
Many small children get money and
spend it for anything they see; they
do this becauso they do not know
the value of money. After they have
spent their money they see that
they have not bought anything they
wunted. and again that shows that
they should know the value of mon
ey. A story that would illustrate
this, is the story of Fraklin when
he bought a wh!ntle.
Thrift applies to adults as well
as children. There are many adults
who have not learned tho value of
! money. They Hpend foolishly when
they are in need of
School Notes , !j
John Mldkiff spoke to the school I
pupils in the seventh and eighth
grades this week on fertilizers for
sugar cane. He discusseB about the
foods that a plant like the sugar
cane needs. The lecture was the
fourth in the series of talks to the
upper grades on the story of sugar
We had for a visitor, tho mnn who
writes our paper, Mr. Hopper.
Miss Hansen was here Friday with
her aid's Reserve. These girls will
give an entertainment for tho school
In tho near future.
Wo hove some new pupils from
Onhu in the upper grades. Children
seem to be traveling about lately as
we have lost some and gained new
ones in their places.
Our new printing machine is busy
in the office every morning. We are
publishing some of the stories
taught in the lower grades.
Our enrollment last Friday was
We wish that the wind would
give our young plants a chance in
the garden. The corn though is look
ing as fine corn should.
Lumber for the new shop building
is now on the ground. It will be
built none too quick for us. The old
shop has served for years. The roof
is full of holes and the wood in gen-
esral is rather rotten. The new
shop building is surely needed.
Our wind gauge needs oiling all
tho time this weather. '
The teachers are busy studying
the proposed pension law. This new
bill for teachers pensions will re
quire all to pay three percent of
their salaries each year if made law.
Somo of our teachers saw the
wonders of Waimea Canyon last
week end. They say it is a grand
canyon. The wild animals in the
district were not molested as they
did no shooting on the trip. The
teachers who made the trip were
Miss Schuchholz, Miss Murphy and
Neil Locko spoke to the boys on
Our humorists turned out the fol
lowing for last week:
A wash woman applied to a man
for work and he gave hor a note
to the manager of a certain club.
It read as follows:
"Dear Mr. , this woman
Shortly afterwards the answer
came back: "Dear Sin I dare say
sho does, but I don't fancy tho Job."
Teacher Johnnie, how many bon
es are there In your body?
Johnnie There are 208 bones.
Teacher Wrong. There are 207.
Johnnie I swallowed a fish bono
this morning so that makes 208.
Captain All is lost. We cannot
save the ship.
Moses Do you hear what he Rays
The ship is going to sink.
Ikey Veil, let it sink. Vot do we
care, vo doift own it.
On Monday, Mr. Locke came and
spoke to the boys 14 years old and
This morning in the morning ex
ercise' a boy in grade 7-A gave a
talk about Abraham Lincoln and
Miss' Colbert read Lincoln's Gettys
burg address. Mr. Bayless gave a
speech to the 5th, Cth 7th and 8th
grades. He talked about Lincoln's
boyhood. It was very interesting,
Our school is going to have a
school carnival at the armory on
March 10th. We are going to have
a dance of tho nations, fortune tell
ing, minstrel show and nil sorts of
Dr. Southwell, the school dentist
makes the following reiort of work
done in January: He has worked
for 35 pupils and has made 22 feat
ments, 1G extractions. 13 cleaning
and has put in 22G fillings Most
of this work was done for the eiphth
Every boy who has tho yard space
at home has signed up for the Star
Bulletin homo garden contest. The
school gardens are up and doing
Rev. Royal G. Hall will address
tho school on Friday, 10th, on the
i.ifn nf Lincoln . Rev. Hall made
tho school last time on Roosevelt'
birthdav and gave an instructive
and inspiring talk at that time.
Several swings, bars, trapeze, teet
re-totters and other playground
equipment were put up last week
Preparations are complete for the
vaudeville of March 11th. It prom
ises to be a night of thrills and
' amusement. The acts are new an
each one should be a winner.
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