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THE GARDEN I8LAHD, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1!)22
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOPPER
-T- Managing Editor
FEBRUARY 21, 1)22
PARK1XG CARS AT LUWE STORE
Sonic regulation is badly needed in the
parking of automobiles in front of Liliue
The present system, or rather lack of
system, in" parking at this place at times is
the cause of annoying delays and much eon
fusion. We suggest that a line be pained the
full length of the store and about ten or fif
teen feet from the sidewalk, and that a traf
fic cop be detailed to see that all cars stop
ping along ihat side of the store shall park
along that line.
A few weeks ago, we got the comforting,
if unreliable, information that our 1!)22 tax
rate was to be cut, that we were the only
island in the group that would not face an
increase in assessments per one thousand of
our property. About that time we said nice
things about our board of supervisors for
their providence in protecting our badly fray
ed pocket books.
Well, somebody lias boosted the ante a
little. Instead of having our taxes cut, we
too, will pay a little more. But that little
bit of a boost isn't going to change our op
inion of our supervisors any. We'll bet dol
lars to doughnuts that they do something
substantial for our roads this year, by some
hook or crook, and do it on less money lhan
any other bunch of supes in the territory
could do it- What say, boys?
THE GOSSIP BOX
We promised we wouldn't reveal any
names, but heard a certain Lihue lady telling
a few days ago about a new plan her family
has adopted which we believe would be a
good plan for other families to emulate. She
says the first of the year her family estab
lished what they call a "gossip box." It is
a little tin box with a slot cut in the top
just large enough to permit a dime to be
dropped in. They agreed, this woman, her
husband, and their two children, that every
time they said anything unkind about any
one else the one making the remark would
drop a dime in the box-
"Formerly," she says, ''we never finished
a meal but what someone came into our con
versation. And before long we found that we
were doing a good deal of gossiping around
the table. Then we started the 'gossip box.'
We've all had to drop our dimes into it at
times, but lately we have learned to guard
our conversation, and if we can't say some
thing nice about those we are talking about
we just remember the box, and keep a silent
tongue. Next Christmas we will take the pro
ceeds of the gossip box and give it to the
A fine idea, for if there is anything we
should strive to discourage it is gossiping.
For gossiping soon becomes chronic, and the
gossiper, without possibly meaning any
liwrm, sets afloat rumors that besmirch tiic
character forever of some mighty fine peo
ple. Why not talk it over with your family,
and see if there isn't a little room for a
"gossip box" in your own family.
A UTOMOltJLE PRICES
People have been listening with quicken
ed ear recently to the many annauncements
of declines in the prices of autos. For the
auto has become a necessary part of business
these days, and even though we may not
own one we nevertheless recognize that they
cut quite a figure in our everyday life. The
whole business of life ami a large part of
pleasure is pretty closely linked with the au
tomobile, and the prices, therefore, become
fundamental and of general interest. We
have to have curs, and their cost has a bear
ing on the things we eat and wear, because
tlu-y have come to be classified as public
carriers, serving their purpose as well as
the railroads serve theirs, and tieing right
in with the transportation of freight of every
descripl ion. The announcement of cuts by
almost every manufacturer of autos is very
good news to everybody, because it means
getting down to new standards and setting
price scales which will have a bearing on
other markets. So, whether the average man
is interested directly in the purchase of an
auto or not, he is justified in taking an in
terest in every announcement of a cut in the
price of them-
It has about gotten so in our larger cit
ies that they need street cars that can de
tour around the automobiles.
Some kids get everything they ask for,
while others have more sensible parents.
The Board of Supervisors is doing some
mighty good work in the protective fences
and walls they are causing to be made on
our dangerous hills. The fence on Kapaia
hill is u real protection against accident and
its coat of white paint makes it doubly pro
tective at night.
The rebuilding of the stone wall on Wa
hiawa hill is another good piece of work that
was greatly needed.
We would suggest that a short piece of
fence be erected on the left side of the roads
at the foot of Wahiawa hill, from the turn
to the bridge. Several machines have gone
off the road at this place.
HOARD OF AGRICULTURE
Preventing accidents or calamities is
rather unsatisfactory work, in a way.. It is
never possible to see just what has been done.
No one knows how much damage has been
prevented, how much good has been done,
or just what the status of things would have
been, had they been otherwise than they
In just that situation the Board of Ag
riculture and Forestry constantly finds it
self. Some of the good results of its work
we can see. For instance, anyone can see
where the work of reforestation is going on.
And nearly everyone in Hawaii knows the
importance of this work. Without our forest
reserves we would soon have no water sup
ply. Without our water supply we would
have barren lands. Our fertile fields would
be only one big waste. Great deforested areas
in China that have now become veritable
deserts are good examples of this.
The work of the entomologists is not so
easily seen by most people. Countless hordes
of pestiferous iusects, many of them worse
than the fruit fly, the melon fly or the leaf
hopper, are kept out of the territory every
year by the vigilant inspectors-. Let these
insects once get a footing and some of them
would do more damage than any we now
know of, and we would have to spend more
money combatting them, dollars for cents,
than we now pay for keeping them out.
The good that has been done in fighting
the insects that have already warred upon us
is also known. As bad as the fruit fly and
the melon fly now are, they are nothing to
what they would be if they were not con
stantly being checked by natural enemies
brought from other parts of the globe to
Recently an insect has been brought to
our country that will fertilize the ficus tree.
This tree, one of the most valuable in the
whole forestry program, has formerly been
of little use because we could not reproduce
it. Now a little insect does the trick for us,
and we hope to see this fine tree in many
places where it will do us inestimable good.
It is not easy to visualize the good that
is being done by the veterinarians of the
board. The fact that cattle -tuberculosis,
with its danger to the life of humans, e
daily children, is being held in check and
gradually srampe out here is testimony to the
good work of the Board of Agriculture and
Forestry. The awful results of this disease,
and other similar diseases held in check,
would be all too clearly seen were it not for
the precautionary work of (his group of men
we are supporting.
BEING PRAISE sflXGY
We are pretty well acquainted with the
citizens' of the island, and we believe we
are fitted to say that every one of them,
without exception, enjoys a little praise. Ami,
since we are all in the same human family,
why isn't it reasonable to suppose the other
fellows like praise equally as well as we do,
why be stingy with it?. There are many
people doing praiseworthy acts these days.
They gel tired, of course. But when you tell
them they are doing "mighty line" it rests
them up and gives them renewed energy
it makes them feel like pitching in and doing
even more for the community than they have
yet done. There are those who take part in
public entertainments, who pass subscription
papers for worthy purposes, who serve on
coinmilteess and give liberally of their time
in scores of other ways. Why not remember
that they like praise "just as well as you do,
and why not try rewarding them, and show
ing them your appreciation of their efforts
to help the ccunniuuity by bestowing a little
praise upon them? It 'costs nothing. So do
not be stingy with it.
It only cost Columbus 7,000 to' discov
er America but look at all the free adver
tising he got out of it.
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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.
Acquire the saving habit and
stick to it.
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