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TTTT GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, FftPlitAPY 1t. 1!l22
American Legion Section
LEGION CHIEF REFUSES TOGA
Baltimore, Md., Feb. 3. Hanford
MacNider, national commander of
the American Legion, has refused an
appointment to the United States
Senate seat vacated by Senator
William S. Kenyon, Republican., of
Iowa, upon his appointment to tha
bench of the eighth district U. S.
circuit court of appeals, according
to a statement made today by Col.
Washington Bowie Jr.,' at an Ameri
can Legion executive meeting. Mac
Nider was presont but rofused to
comment on the statement. Asso
No Legionalre can fail to take
interest in this decision made by
his national commander. MacNidor
places a higher value on his pres
ent post than a seat in the United
States Senate. It is obvious that in
times of peace a law maker's tat.k
Is but to express the will of the
people, tempered by the policies of
his political party. MacNider an
commander of the largest organizi
tlon representing men and women
In all walks of life in the nation
hu:; the far greater task of welding
together public opinion that is na
tional in its scope and not ham
pered by sectionalism, partyism,
race or class. And this national pub
lie opinion will be the guide of the
law makers regardless of what par
ty is In power.
What the American Legion is to
the nation, the post is to the com
munity; and the post can accom
plish its worthy mission onV thru
your efforts. The average Ameri
can has the reputation of being in
diffeient to how his country is run.
It has always been a matter of par
ty policies with him. For the first
time in the history of the country
the peace time problems can be in
fluenced by an organization that is
national in character. As a Legion
aire yours is not a privilege to be
treated lightly. MacNider's valua
tion of his post as head of the Am
erican Legion as above that of a
scat in the United States Senate, de
pends upon your performance. It
is your duty to see that Kauai Post
No. 2 lives up to the ideals of the
American Legion. You can accom
plish this only by attending meet
lugs and taking an active part.
A jury brought in a verdict of
$8,887 for Jones, who had only sued
for $1,00. The judge set aside the
verdict as excessive .
Some days later.) Jones' lawyer
met the foreman of the jury on the
"How, In the name of sacred cats
did you reach such a conclusion?"
he asked the foreman.
"I don't quite understand it my
self," was the reply, "but it was nil
O. K. We agreed for the plaintiff.
But everybody had his own idea of
the amount. One feller said $1,000,
another said $50( another said $500
and so on. So we struck an aver
age; each man put down what he
thought was right and I' added
them together. I know there seems
to be something wrong with the
verdict, but I'm hanged if I see
what it is."
The above anecdote was filched
from the Bursts and Duds page,
where it would have been well up
a high average of humor, but it is
unfair and insulting probably im
possible. It misrepresents the aver
age juryman as a stupid individual.
But most of us would have laughed
at it, because we are not generally
inclined to take jurlos seriously.
Amusement rather than Interest is
too often the attitude of citizens to
wards Jury service. It Is to forget
that for luck of a capublo jury an
innocent man may lose his liberty
or his life.
I Alvln M. Owsley, national direc
tor of Americanism for the American
Legion, has culled attention to the
duty of jury service. Ho points out
that every good American should
make use of his franchise and pre
vent mlHcurriugo under the Jury
The better the jury, the better
the juBllce. If we withhold our most
able service from the administration
of Justice, we may be consenting
to the administration of injustice. To
regard Jury duty lightly, or apu
thetically, permits of a mental at
titude contrary to the Legion's pro
gram for the upholding of law,
which is based on Justice, und or
der, which is impossible with in
justiceAmerican Legion Weekly.
Legionalre, Kauai Post No. 2.
This la your section and we want
it to contain what interests you. So
it is up to you to let us know
what Is going on.
If you should strike 'oil, get a
Twin Six Packard as a gift, inherit
a million or so, or become the fath
er of triplets, which is of course not
impossible, we know you wouldn't
blow about it. But none the less,
your comrades will bo eager to know
of your good fortune and will want
to be on dock to congratulate you
and get a free drink, so it Is up
to you to drop the good news
casual like to any of the gang
named below and they will see
thut it gets into print.
, Of course, you are not going .to
get hungi hold up a bank, or com
mit murder, but according to the
newspaper headlines nine-tenths of
all these little stunts are now be
ing pulled by ex-service men. so
if we are to believe these makers
of public , opinion, it Is not at all
impossible that one of your bud
dies will be in on a party of this
nature and we'll expect you to put
There Is but one thing thi-t we
insist upon, and that Is authenticity.
(Don't blame the last word on us.
We had It down "truth," but Char
lio Fern substituted authenticity.
He said Webster cava thay mean
the same thing. I gupss Charlie me',
a lot of them oducr.tcd guys when
he was flying.) Anyway tru ,
authenticity is what we want. If
we say a thing we don't intend to
take it back the next time wo get
into print. Getting things wrong in
the papers sure gets a bird into a
lot of trouble. My grandpa attend
ed an annual dinner of the Con
federate veterans once and ho got
up and tells them how he won the
war. It was a good speech, accord
ing to grandpa. The toastruaster
referred to the old veteran as a
battle scarred veteran," and the
next d .y the paper had it a "battle
scared veteran." That was 20 years
after the war and pretty far back
to remember whether the toastmaa-
or the new paper bird' was authen
tic, but anyway grandpa told him
to change It. The next day the news
paper said he was a "bottlo scar
ed veteran." That couldn't be be
cause the war was fought, in the
United States and not France. All
this happened in the hills of Geor
gia and concluded in the usual
manner. That afternoon after they
had buried the newspaper editor
they sent a telegram to New York
for a new one.
Maybe that couldn't happen here,
but we could get in dutch If we
said something that wasn't so, and
we don't intend to tak3 nothing
back, once we've said it. If we
print that some fellow has been
hung when he hasn't he might get
sore about it. The best we can do
under the circumstances Is to say
that he was cut down before be
coming deceased. If we come out
with the fact that one ot ..ou is
engaged, which we will be glad to
do i ns all the fellows will want
to get the dope to offer their sym
pathies, and fi turns out to be a
false alarm, don't expect us to de
ny it in our section. The only pos
sible thing would be a compromise
to the effect that the Jane bad
So give us the straight dope. Re
member our motto: Tell a girl ycu
love her if the moon effects you
that way, but don't put it in writ
ing or you'll be walking some infant
to sleep a year from now.
American Legion Section.
P. S. Here is a list of the men
who will take any glad or otherwise
tidings you may have to offer.
L. V. Alexander, Kapaa.
W. E. Eklund, Kapaa.
G. K. Akana Kilauca.
H. Brandt, Waimea.
C. Gomez, Lihue.
Klvyn Llvcsey. Lihue.
N. E. Weight, Kcalia.
J. Fernandez, Waimea.
At the last meeting of the Ameri
can Legion, Kauai Post No. 2, two
new members were accepted. R. L.
Garlinghouse and H. B. West. Dur
ing the recent unpleasantness over
in France, Garlinghouse kept his
shoes nicely polished, his hair brush
ed and wore cleun clothes and a
natty sailor BUit. He was in the
navy. West was a cutie catcher.
Yes, he was in the army.
"They certainly did give Jones a
"What! Is Jones dead?"
"Well, if he isn't they've played
a mean trick on him."
She Mary Jane is an out and out
She She doesn't care a darn what
He So long as it doesn't happen
Editor American Legion Section.
I am confronted with a social
problem that I cannot solve and I
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When calling on a girl I hope'
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Yours very truly, I
You showed very good Judgment
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an opportunity as recent as last
Wednesday night of convincing my-;
self that there is but one rule to
cover the case in question. Follow
It always and you can't go wrong. !
Kiss the chaperone good night first.
Yours for more success,
American Legion Section.
Editor American Legion Section.
In order to settle bet we would
like to know where you were on
the night of February 8th.
BILL and JAKE.
Dear Bill and Jake:
I wouldn't mind telling you where
I was on the night of February S.
Let's see, that was er . Say that
was on last Wednesday night and
it's none of your business where 1
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