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TIIE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, FERKUAKY li, m22
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH O. HOPPER
Managing Ed i t or
: : FEBRUARY 1 t, V.)'2'2
CLE AX MOVIES
Tin' Kanai Social Service Association
lias sent a ronunnnieation to Governor Val
lace 11. Farrington, rei-onunending that a
eoinprlent i cusor lie appointed to prevent
vicious and demoralizing films from heing
sent livo;i(lcasi through (lie territory.
Tli!' Sm-ial Service folks say tlial some
nf i lie films sent to Kiinai fosler and pro
unite imini'iilitv and riime. And they are
.bnl .i'l'i v.lcii iIk-v s:in is. .Many of Uie
hi :s ,i:o lo lin ir American neign-
I ii r-
exahiple must gel a wonderful
;' us About tiie only insight they
homes is what tliey yet through
ilie iimies. And if tliey yet (lie idea tliat
we lead tlie lives that (hey constantly see
pictured liefore them on the screen, what
ynod does it do for os to preach morality
to them? They prolialdy think: "What you
do speaks so loudly that we can't hear what
The censorship, advocated by the Social
Service Association, is really the only way
to stop .those rotten films. The Kauai show
men can't do it. They don't see the pictures
until they yet here. Then they have to
show them or have no show, lint a censor
in Honolulu can prevent the films from be
ing sent out.
This proposition lias been put up to
Governor Farrington and we believe that ho
will lake a decided action in the matter.
We know that he would if he ever stopped
in one of our country movies on the night
when some of the trashy shows were being
there are two sides
We have done considerable preaching
during the past year against the disloyal
community spirit and pernicious habit some
people have of buying froifi mail order hous
es the very things they can secure in the .
stores of Kauai and at as reasonable prices.
15ut all the time we are doing such
preaching we want our home merchants to
remember that there are two sides to the
question. It is not right for residents of this
island to buy elsewhere. We all know that.
P.ut at the same, time you should not expect
your home paper to be continuously fighting
your battles if you do not yourself believe
in the j uiwer of printer's ink strong enough
to use a little of it. In most instances peo
ple who buy by mail do so with a full
knowledge of what they are doing. ut in
many cases they buy things they do not
know, and are not being told, that they ,
can get the same thing here at home. In a
lot of instances they would buy the things
they order by mail if they saw (hose things
advertised in the home paper.
The sooner the merchants of this conn
ty wake up to the fact that tliey are doing
business at a disadvantage so long as they
arc not advertising their wares, while ilie
mail order merchant is flooding Ilie land
viih attractive and alluring catalogs, the
belter .-IT they will be. We propose to con
tinue Ii pieuli a'jainsl trading a way from
In. a. e, bee:: ii.-c wc know trading iiwiiv from
Imi.ie is noi right. lint at the same time
we could preach a much stronger sermon
if the paper in which that sermon appears
carried the advertising messages of local
merchants every week.
IKil'E IX FAILURE
Much alarm has been expressed a'lont
business the past year, so the recent report
of R. G. .Hun is of interest. It shows that
there were l'.l.tiol! business failures in the
United States in I'.rjl. To the average citi
zen this sounds bad. Hut not when it is
known that the report for 1!1." showed
r!H'., and with a smaller number of firms do
ing business. The I'.tlM per rentage of fail
ures, to the total number of firms doing bus
iness was about one to each one hundred.
So long as the American business can le
maiii ii'.t per cent sound in spite of the after
effects of the world's biggest war, there is
no reason for crepe hanging. The pre.n
year will show its share of breaks and re
ieivei ships, because there are still some firms
operating under unsound principles. Hut
the per cent of fatalities should 1m smaller
than in l'.ii'l, and for the big majority Hie
outlook Tor success is bright. It is especial
ly so for the firms that produce c onoinienl
ly and offer good values.
It's alright to junk our ships, but if we
could junk our hardships it would be a lot
Many a man who doesn't profess to love
art admires pictures on our federal bank
THE Til 111 FT ESSAYS
The winners in the thift essay contest
have been selected and the prize winning
essays are printed in this issue of the Gar
don Island. Some of the honorable mention
essays will be printed later.
A very casual reading of these essays
will show that the children really got some
thing out of thrift week. The methods they
mention of saving are legion. And in many
ises they are methods that the children
will probably remember and put into prac
tice, lo some extent at least.
The men and women who went around
to Ilie schools and gave thrift addresses cer
tainly left their marks. Without looking at '
Jhe name of the school it was usually very
easy to tell which sctiooi an essay came
from, once one or two from that institution
had boon road. The children very closely
followed the speakers' ideas, incorporating
them in their own words into their essays.
The children who entered this contest
ire to be congratulled. All the essays were
good. Many of the honorable mention arti
cles were almost as good as the prize win
ners. 1'ossibly another set of judges might
have selected the winners differently. And
many essays that are not mentioned in the
honorable mention classes are good enough
to print. We wish there bad been Iwcnty-five
or thirty instead of three.
Til El" ARE DEAD WROXG
We believe that the senator who sa d
"The papers of Michigan wore bought with
Newberry money" is either lying or badly
mistaken. Not that we are defending New
berry we care nothing about him either
way. But we do know enough about the
honesty of newspapers that no man is go
ing to buy enough of them to put him in the
senate. He might win one over here and
there, by the use of money, but to say that
"the papers" wore purchased is a statement
as broad and unbelieveable as to say "the
preachers" were purchased and the church
es corrupted. There are a few black sheep
in the newspaper world. But men who have,
formed the opinion that they were all alike
and who started in to buy or bribe them
soon found that crooked editors are mighty
few and mighty far between. It has been
tried, and every time it failed. That is why
we are sure the senator who said "the papers
of Michigan" were bought is either deliber
ately lying or he is very badly mistaken.
THAT IS OUT
We read in a book where the male
birds sings less sweetly after the young are
hatched than he did before. Maybe it is be
cause he is too busy rustling up grub.
Saner kraut juice is said to make women
beautiful. Now watch for a bulge in the cab
If we had to pay for all the advice wo
got tliere would be a lot less money and a
whole lot less advice in circulation.
The man who thinks business men are
all robbers seems to know so much about
crooked ways that he may bear a little
We see in the paper where four circus
es have combined. That is all right if it
means throe less steam calliopes.
Sometimes it seems to us that every
man kmAvs just how ilie other fellow ought
to do things.
Speaking of reductions, we wish Henry
Ford would start selling white paper and
That was quite a party they had at Bos
ton that time, but we failed to find where
they used any wood alcohol or raisin jack.
The engine chokes when the car goes
too slow. What Kauai needs is an appliance
to choke a few fellows who drive too fast.
We notice they're still singing "IJeulah
Land" without changing that line about
"I've reached the land of corn and wine."
The old maid who tries to divide 1 irjii
by four now wishes that she had done her
Leap Year shopping in lill'tt.
Quitchorbeliakin is a slogan a whole
lot of Kauai citizens should learn the mean
ing of now that prosperity has commenced
to show her head around the corner.
The membership of Don't Worry clubs
is usually made up of fellows who don't
pay their debts.
A news item reports the finding of
gold in sand from a Buffalo street. But wo
don't notice a crowd hurrying east from
t rrr- rr:..-. -irr.-T:
the date and title may be
written on each film at
the time the picture is
This autographic feature
is exclusively Eastman
nnd every Kodak has it.
Photography expensive? Look
at the price tags in our Kodak
window or better still look over
the line. Expensive? You never
got such lusting pleasure at so
Kodaks $8.00 up
Brownies $2,00 up
HONOLULU PHOTO SUPPLY CO.
Kodaks, Films, Finishing
1059 Fort Street
CALIFORNIA FEED CO. 4
Hay, Grain and Chicken Supplies
SOLE AGENTS FOR
International Stock, Poultry Food
and other specialties. Arabic for
cooling Iron Roots. Petaluma In- $
cubators and Brooders. i
King' Special Chick Food
P. O. Box 452 Honolulu i
The outstanding feature of the market for bonds during
eeent month litis been the heavy buying for permanent in
vestment. Notwithstanding that this demand lias resulted In a sub
stantial ndvauee in prices lor 'bonds in general, the present
outlook indicates a gradual trend toward the level which
prevailed some years ago, particularly ns applied to issues
of the better grade, which still yield a liberal return.
It is doubtful if it will be possible, for several years to
purchase bonds at prices which will yield the return now
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Don't be Discouraged
Hern use you have not been
able to save in the past, but
make up your mind today to save
some definite part of all
The saving habit has brought
independence to others, and
it will do as much for you.
Acipiire the saving habit and
slick to it.
Our savings department will
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