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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, APRIL .11, 1D22
AMERICAN LEGION SECTION
THE R. O. T. C.
The American Legion has 'always
advocated a strong military policy
for the United States. 'A large num
ber of its active members are mem
bers of the Officers' Reserve Corps.
The main source of future officers
of the reserve corps is the Officers
Most of the mainland universities
and colleges and many preparatory
and high schools are maintaining
units of the It. O. T. C. The gov
ernment furnishes the uniforms,
arms and equipment and pay ad
vanced students f 12 a month com
mutation rations. For this the stu
dent must devote from three to five
hours a week to military drill and
Hawaii has a senior division unit
at the University of Hawaii and
two junior division units, one at
Punahou and the other at Katne
hameha. The Kamehameha school unit is
one of the oldest units in the United
States, having been established in
November, 1916. All of the Btudents
over 14 years of age in the upper
classes are members of the R. O.
The appearance, confidence and
deportment of the Kamehameha ca
dets who have been spending their
annual spring vacation with you
here on Kauai this last week is the
strongest argument I know in favor
of the R. O. T. C They have been
twice commended in writing dur
ing this school year by General Sum
merall, the department commander.
The last letter of commendation
which has been received since their
arrival on Kauai, reads as follows:
Meadquarters, Hawaiian Depart
ment, April 6, 1922.
From: The Adjutant.
To: The Professor of Military Sci
ence and Tactics, Kamehameha
School, Honolulu, T. H.
Subject: Saluting of Cadets of Ka
I am directed by the Department
Commander to communicate to you
his commendation of the improve
ment that has recently been, observ
ed by 1 him in the saluting of the
cadets of the Kamehameha schools.
The soldierly deportment of these
young gentlemen is most creditable
to their instructors and the response
that has been made by the students
JOSEPH F. JANDA.
The Kamehameha schools furnish
ed 20 officers and 140 non-commis
sioned officers in the world war.
It is an interesting fact that more
than 70 per cent of Ub former stu
dents in the world war were off!
cers or non-commissioned officers.
God grant that we may never have
another war, but in the light of 6,
000 years of recorded history we
may. Whether we do or not, the
military training that the Kama
hameha cadets of the R. O. T. C
are receiving is one of the greatest
assets of the Hawaiian people.
ADNA G. CLARKE,
Lt. Col., U. S. Army,
P. M. S. and T.
Adna G. Clarke, Lt. Col. U. S
Army, retired. A. B., L. L. B., Unl
verslty of Kansas. Captain 20th Kan
sas Infantry U. S. Volunteers war
with Spain. First lieutenant and col
onel, Field and Coast Artillery, U.
S. Army, 1902-1920.
Graduate Artillery School, Fort
Monroe, Va. Distinguished draduate,
school of the Line and graduate,
Army SJaff College, Ft. Leavenworth,
General staff duty in Washington
D. C, and commanded 19th Regl
ment army artillery during world
Retired March 25, 1920, on the
21st anniversary of the day he was
wounded in action, on account of
On active duty as Professor of
Military Science and Tactics at Ka
mehameha schools, Puunahou Acade
my and the University of Hawaii
ever since retirement.
TALK NO. ONE
"Why do you wish to be a citizen of
the United States?" asked a judge
of an applicant for citizenship pap
pera. "Because I want a homestead,"
he truthfully replied. As a matter
of fact there was no other reason
which this would-be citizen could
"offer. If he could get what he wanted
here In America without the trou
ble of learning something about the
nation known as the United States
of America, why do so?
The law required that be be a
citizen before he could obtain lund
from the government. This much
law he understood. His simple rea
soning told him that he must take
some action and obtain his citizen
ship papers to get the land.
The land was something real and
concrete. To be a desirable citizen
was something quite theoretical. This
homesteader-to-be was most truth
ful in his answer to the judge. Am
erica, however, was not an oppor
tunity to him. as the land of the
free and the home of the brave.
What the land could produce with
high prices of sugar in the United
States was, though, something real
In wealth. What he really wanted
In America was money. In this he
could not be blamed. America should
of course, mean more dollars.
What the judge really wanted to
know, after all, was what reason
or reasons the applicant had for
wishing the rights of citizenship. The
answer would give the judicial mind
an opportunity to determine wheth
er or not there was serious purpos
es why he should grant the appli
cant the opportunity of citizenship.
Whether or not the candidate would
make a desirable and a safe citi
zen. This test is not alone conclusive
evidence nor much proof as to a
persons future loyalty. Complete and
patriotic answers to the Judge
might not even make a person a fit
citizen. Sometimes a person makes
statements to a judge which are
not the whole truth.
Well, now what would you say to
the question? Or, perhaps, what
would you expect for an answer?
Do some people become citl.ens
of a country to get and to hold a
better job? Why Is it that some
never become citizens when they
are eligible and titer they have en
joyed the benefits of the government?
There are many, of course, who
have taken no steps to become Am
erican citizens for they were born
Into the privileges. They will be
good citizens, perhaps, if they koep
away from the judges.
There Is something about all t'jis
buatnesp of citizenship which, for
those who were either born uniur
the flag, or were naturalized, or be
came citizens by annexation, as
many did in Hawaii, we might safe
ly term Americanism. That is the
spirit of America.
What about this thing, anyway,
which is called Americanism' Where
does one get hold of lt and whjr
may it be found? Or what use is it?
The defining of the spirit of our
country is a subject for considerable
debate or argument. A definition forjmlgaion tQ U8e a Bnop teIephone how
such a subject is too difficult. It is thn nrnnrI(,toP ave vou tha once
the result of growth and develop
ment and it cannot readily be brief
ly stated. We say that the ocean is
a great body of water and are about
correct. Anyway we are understood.
To say that Americanism is a na
tional feeling of patriotic service
may be correct but it is not under
stood. What is patriotism and what'
What Americanism may mean
will not be true ten years from now.
What we considered Americanism
five years ago, did not in some in
stances, stand much of a test during
the world war. For example: We are
trying to find a way to treat the
disabled soldier fairly and to show
him that all we told him during the
war we meant.
Americanism seems to be greater
now than it was five years ago. At
least we speak and worry about in
ternational affairs as never before
We have grown, geographically
speaking, from small town gossip
to world topics. We seem to be con
cerned, at least diplomatically, with
all great nations. We talk so any
how. It might be safer, perhaps, to ap
ply tests for our Americanism. Like
the food Inspectors who constantly,
tor our own protection and the com
munity, test the same kinds of food
we might have some degree of pat
riotism tested. We talk and demand
100 per cent purity, but suggest no
pure citizenship examination.
A national righteous cause comes
before the personal again. Safe and
desirable citizenship is that of the
citizen who forgets self for country.
Citizens who love the nation of the
United States, support its constitu
tion, and respect the flag, are show
ing loyalty. He who is willing to de
fend the United States against all
enemies knows service.
As our wealth or lack of lt varies
and our position in life changes, so
does our feeling of what should be
national loyalty and Bervlce. A young
man at twenty, just out of school,
may have quite different ideals of
service for his nation than he will
have at 40 when he is at the head
of a munitions factory or is manu -
ffintlirlnfr amnnthlna irtils.k
10 sen as raincoats to the boys in
He who works faithfully; he who'
pays taxes honestly; he who estab
lishes a home and helps to educate
the young; he who shares in the
welfare ot the community, state, and
nation, and who is willing to carry
Borne of the burdens ot these Inatl-
tutlons, is proving his citizenship.
. . , , . i II In '
e wno is great in omau uunco
Americanism is loyal service. It
is that thing which causes the citi
zen to believe In the United States
of America. He, as he believes in,
who gives honest service to our
country la displaying his American
ism, lt Is not the percentage but
rather the opportunity which is as
sumed that counts In Americanism.
It has been truly said that the
American Legion is the custodian
of the future In America. Their af
fairs are national affairs. Their or
ganization has come Into existence
for national service. It has no party Kansas. The revolutionary war rul
llnes and has no racial. It Is as jng tnat a man could only be expect
cosmopolitan as America itself. It ed to cover 20 miles a day was still
Is found in every section of the
United States, lt can and will use
its power for national good. It la
made up of representative citizens,
if any organization Is, In America.
It Is composed of men and women
who were In servlce to die for their
country and who are now oragnlzed
to live for it.
What butter organization is there
to discuss standards for American
citizens? Qualified as they are for
the work of a better and safer na
tion, what can they do? Follow the
American Legion column in this
paper and read what the members
of the Americanization committee of
the local post believe can and will
be done here in Hawaii.
GEO. S. RAYMOND.
March 23, 1922.
When the Claudine dropped an
chor at Nawillwili on her last trip
one of the passengers, Monsieur A.
Grenouill, was refused the right to
come ashore. M. Grenouill is a
Frenchman and for this reason he
was denied admittance. Some of the
officers of Kauai Post of the Amer
ican Legion, hearing of this diffi
culty of one of our former allies,
immediately boarded the Claudine
and assured M. GenouiU that they
would see that he be permitted to
land if he desired it. Mr. Grenoiull
thanked them, but decided that un
der the circumstances that he would
not insist on coming ashore. He
went back to Honolulu on the re
turn trip of the Claudine.
The reasons for this unusual inci
dent harks back to "the days of la
gueere and the vin ardinalre" and
can be . fully appreciated by those
who fought the battle of Paris. Re
member back in the gay capital of
the world when you requested pen
over as if sizing you up physically
and mentally before granting you
permission. There was a reason for
Monsieur's caution. Did it not oc
cur to you that it was very strange
that there were no telephones on
the walls of railroad stations and
cafes where one might drop in ten
centimes and have conversation? You
were probably too busy watching
the boulevard pullets to have noticed
that all telephone booths had a cop
outside armed with a blackjack.
There was a reason for all this.
The French are temperamental and
when the Paris telephone company
first came into existence it found
out that the average Frenchman af
ter waiting five minutes for central
to answer his cull and being further
exasperated by "Did you ring?'
"Line busy," "I'm callin" 'em,'
would next proceed to throw the
telephone instrument on the floor or
out of the window, if a window hap
pened to be handy. That's why there
are no centimes in the slot tele
phones in Paris and all booths are
Just think of the telephones that
would now. be in need of repairs on
Kauai it M. Grenouill had been per
mitted to land.
A Snappy Shot.
Miss My, what a dark room!
Take Yes, there's where things
Young Lady (who has been oper
ated on for appendicitis) Oh, doc
tor, do you think the scar will
Doctor It ought not to.
"Why dp women wear shoulder
straps on their gowns?"
"Well, it's either that or noth
"I'm very despondent over my
"I sent my best poem to1 the edi
tor of the Times, entitled: "Why
Do I Live?" and he wrote back: "Be-
,cause you ddn.t bring thla , per.
Bon. The Scalper.
Absent Minded Man What tirao
is lt, my dear?
She Twenty after three.
A. M. M. I wonder if they will
catch them. Lyre.
Army regulations came into exist-,
ence about the time ot the Boston
Tea Party. They have never been
. . . , .
cnaiigea or revised and were invent-
ed tor the discomfort of the soldier.
That's the way we felt about it
during the recent unpleasantness.
However, somesttmes there Is an
old dead law that is still function
ing that makes one forget squads
right and K. P. Colonel Clarke, who
Is now on this Island, says that at
the end of the Spanish-American
war he drew travel pay from San
Francisco to Kansas. It was not
based on so much a . mile but he
received captain's dally pay for each
20 miles between San Francisco and
The Kealla Chapter of the Sons
of Rest composed entirely of Leg
ionaires and fathers of Legionaires
met at their annual banquet at Frank
Burn's beach house last Saturday
night. The evening held many sur
prises, among which was the orator
ial ability of Mr. Bolto, who acted
as toaHtniaster. Jimmy Bodrero en
livened the gathering with an un
limited number of those charming
little dities that one hears in the
army. Johnny Walker, who arrived
on the island last week, was the
guest of honor. During a little ses
sion of the Great American Pastime,
which followed the dinner, Dr. I la
good demonstrated the tact that two
deuces In full view of the partici
pants should not be treated with
scorn, particularly If a third was In
the hole. Nothing marred this social
event, although one of the old mem
bers reinurked the next day that
the younger generation gets too ex
uberant since during the evening one
of them stepped on his hand.
Last Sunday four members of Ka
uai Post of the Amerlcun Legion
went up to Kokee to select a camp
site. They are going to build and
expect to UBe the house jointly on
occasional week-ends and vacations.
It seems a capital idea but to ms
the whole thing had a tragic note
in it. Three of the men are married,
the fourth dresses well careful of
his appearance, entertains with a
liberal hand, puts unlimited energy
into his business, and time and en
thusiasm Into any Bocial event. It's
really tragic to think of what's in
store for this poor fellow. One can
see that after coming under the
good graces of the wives of the oth
er three men that his chances are
very slim of remaining in that state
of splendid isolation of bachelor
"LONG BOY'S" RETURN
By MRS. ADNA CLARKE
Gee, fellers!. I'm going home!
Tho' I didn't pull off any hero stuff.
Still I think that we've called old
For we charged his trench with our
Indian yell, ,
And we paid him off with our shrap-
And gas and fire and general hell!
Now I'm going home!
Gee, fellers! I'm goin' home!
Tho' it ain't as I thought before the
When I came to Europe to change
And tho mugs of the Kaiser's hosts
And relate the horros of this here
For I didn't get even a tiny scar,
Or chevron or cootie or shoulder
But I'm goin' home!
Gee, fellers, I'm goin' home!
Tho most of our friends are gone
And father is feel in' pretty blue;
And my purse is like a cast off ban
dolier, And I ain't wearin' a war cross here,
And my girl was married to a prof
iteer; There are Mother's pies and her
heart o' cheer,
And I'm goin' home!
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