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frflE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 1922
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KKNNETH 0- IIOI'PKR Managing Editor
TUESDAY ::::::::: : : APRIL 18, '1922
There is entirely too much earless and
heedless driving on this island. A typical
case is that of Daniel McKliane, who last
week came up behind Walter MclJryde.' near
llananianlu, and. attempting to pass him.
forced him out into the ditch. It is report
ed that the same driver forced Johnny Fer
nandez into a ditch in the same manner.
.Mr. MiT.iyde, we are pleased to say,
lironght charges against this driver and he
was fined in the Mime district conrt.
It does not make a bit of difference
whether a man's name is McShane, Rocke
feller. Carnegie or anything cNe. If he driv
es recklessly he is not only risking his neck
but he is taking chances on Ihe safety of
others. We are not worried about the driv
er's personal safety, but be has no right to
jeopardize the lives of other people. We
hope that the lesson this man has received
will make others sit up and take notice. And
we commend the authorities on the prompt
action they have taken in this case.
liAXAXAS, A HAWAII AX IXPUSTIIY
Prof. F. (1. Krauss, agricultural expert
of the University of Hawaii predicts that in
a very few years bananas will be Hawaii's
third important crop, outranking rice. Prof,
Krauss is not in the habit of talking to hear
himself talk, so his statements merit some
It is said that no crop yields as much
food per acre as bananas. It can be raised
with as little attention sis most any crop,
but like any other product, the best results
are obtained only by careful cultivation and
attention. Proper fertilizing, keeping weeds
out, irrigation in some cases, care to prevent
plant diseases and the destruction by insect
pests all these things are just as iniprotant
as they are for cane or pineapple.
Bananas may be raised either on u big
or a little scale. If a man has a little cor
ner of his and that he is not using for other
purposes, he can probably put it into ban
anas and make a good profit from it. Strange
to say, it is very difficult to buy good eat
ing bananas around Lihue. Almost all of
us are in the same boat. We simply don't
look a year ahead or so and we forget to
But when it comes to planting the crop
on a big scale, it is very necessary to investi
gate the market first. There are a number of
California companies that are trying to buy
bananas here. They will undoubtedly be will
ing to make good contracts with Kauai fruit
growers. Such contracts, based on the f. o. b.
Nawiliwili or Port Allen, usually leave the
worry of arranging for shipping room to the
People who are thinking of raising ba
nanas should get in touch with Prof. Krauss
at the University yf Hawaii, Honolulu. He
will undoubtedly be able to give them many
valuable suggestions for the cultivation of
WHERE IS J'EARLIXE...
Pearline was once known to every house
wile, but where is the housewife that thinks
of Pearline today? The chances are that
she never heard of it, or will have to stop
and think just what Pearline was. When
the manufacturer of Pearline died, as the
story in the advertisement was told, those
who succeeded him thought that it was so
well known that it did not need any further
advertising. "People know all about it, anil
what is the use of further expenditure,"
There are business men everywhere who
often take the same view of their situation.
They argue that the advertising they have
already done has caused the people to become
well acquainted with them. "The people
know where we are," they say, and so they
snuggle down into the cocoon I hey have buihl
cd and in a few years, sometimes not that
long, they are forgotten. "The fact of the
matter is," said a business man to us a
short time ago, "if you get business today
you have to go out after it. And one of the
bi'st methods in the world is to advertise
(ieneral Wood's suggestion that the Fili
pinos be taught law and order ought not to
be limited to the Filipinos.
It is said that a big business is going on
in golf balls made to carry liquor. That's
a good way of training the player to keep
his eve on the ball.
The average man is a great admirer of
short hkirts on everybody except his wife.
THE SPEEDIXO M EX ACE
Again we wish to come back to' the
present Hpcctre of speeding by automobile
drivers, a menace, that Is hanging over us
all, man or beast, like the sword of Damocles,
an ever-present danger, thut must be put
down or curbed.
James H. Collins comments in a late
Saturday Evening Post on the serious prob
lem of large cities in handling their traffic
and says among other good things, that
"Speed limits on the automobile are a para
dox. The auto is designed to run fast. That
is its whole function, attraction and service.
Limit it. and you lose all its benefits. Speed
limits and traffic control have become neces
sary because we have not learned to separ
ate Iho automobile from the slower traffic
and give It a highway of its own."
Right here it must be said, a fast mov
ing automobile has no place in the crowded
centers of any city, but should seek other
avenues of progress ' and keep away from
Again, an automobile ride can be enjoy
ed without speeding and nobody's-business,
here at least, is so pressing that speeding
becomes a necessity.
There are several kinds of speeders:
first the unconscious one, who delights, in
swift movements, who knows the speed lim
its and what constitutes sane and safe driv
ing; in some way or other it gets beneath the
skin, in the blood as it were, and he speeds,
delights in it, not knowing that he Is doing
so. A few lessons in collisions arrests and
damage suits will, however, soon cure him.
Then we have the smart Aleck, glorying
in his power, utterly selfish and heedless of
the safety of others, the one who takes chanc
es once too often and then loses out.
The actions of a man of this sort borders
on criminal neglect, and he should not be
allowed to drive an automobile. He is the
real menace and should be eliminated. Joint
action of good citizens and police officials
will bring this about in no uncertain way.
We wish to commend the action Walter
JlcBryde, who had a speeder arrested last
week for colliding with him on Palm Sun
day at llananianlu and had him convicted
in the Lihue police court.
We hope all good citizens will do the
same take action when one of these me
teors come by them, nail them, bring them
into conrt, that justice may be done, the
maniac punished in fitting manner as a deter
rent to other malefactors of the same ilk.
Will you help?
1170 ARE THE IX ft AX Ef
Locked up in American asylums are 1,
350,000 people who are adjudged to be insane;
that is approximately one to each eighty of
The statement is shocking, and when
we consider the number that are roaming
outside of the asylums, suffering from some
form of mental aberration we wonder if the
most of us are not more or less crazy.
It is usually extreme cases only that are
confined; but the asylum hides many
of as sound mind as a large percentage of
those who are not there. It is a convenient
method of getting rid of undesirables.
The history of the world is teeming with
achievements of those who have been called
crazy. Columbus was regarded as a harmless
"nut." (Joodyear, the discoverer of a process
of hardening rubber was called crazy; Gali
leo insisted that the sun stood still and that
the earth revolved, and for that reason was
declared a- lunatic; Fulton was another;
Joan de Arc was so accepted, but she is now
a saint; the founders of the American republic-
were regarded as crazy by their Eng
lish cousins. Almost every great inventor was
considered of unsound mind. Every great
reformer has been called crazy, and many
of them have lived to learn that those who
condemned them as such were themselves
foolish to a degree.
Every man has a mania for something or
he is nothing but a counter, a simple unit
of a vast population. Ericsou, with his "Yan
kee cheese box" was called crazy; but he
demonstrated to the world that his insanity
was along correct lines, ami the monitor
which he constructed was an important fac
tor in turning the tide of the civil war and
laid the foundation of the modern navies
of the world, (hill them crazy if you will,
but it is the mild monomaniacs that have
raised civilization to its present degree.
Trotzky declares that American politics
are bad for Russians. That may be a fact,
due to the Russian educational status; but
if Russians had more of the American spirit
Trotzkys and' Lenities would be mighty
scarce in that country.
We were all glad to be bank at
Bchool after a pleaaant week of va
cation, and we hope to make a good
showing in the many special act
ivities of this term, Including the
school fair and the track meet.
Miss Tonlnl, one of our teachers,
who underwent an operation at the
Queen's hospital In Honolulu, dur
ing vacation, is rapidly recovering.
Gabriel I. Lovell has directed his
energy In the garden toward nas
turtiums, and Is giving his friends
some very beautiful blossoms.
The Lihue boys' volley ball team
will meet the Hanalel boys on the
Kapaa field Saturday, at 2 o'clock.
We have a fine team and much to
fear from Hanalel, as this decides
the district championship.
The athletic badge tests are being
given this term. Several boys have
completed their first test successful
ly and are entitled to their badge.
But the girls seem to have met
their Waterloo in the basketball
The teachers who went around the
island on April 8, were Misses Har
low, Snead, Fryer, Weller, Mrs.
Clapper,, and Mr. and Mrs. Sessions.
Laboratory work in general sci
ence for freshmen started Monday.
Five hours a day are spent in the
laboratory. The year's work will
have to be completed within the
next ten weeks.
April 29 has been determined up
on for the big free movie for all
who attended the vaudeville and
dance, March 11. Luther Waimau
and his band will furnish three
musical numbers. The junior high
chorus, under Wright, will sing.
The school wishes to take this
opportunity to thank those car own
ers who loaned their cars to take
the acts to the Eleeel show, April
Eleven vaudeville acts were shown
at Koloa, April 15. A dance follow
ed the show.
Miss Tsark was taken to the
hospital on Thursday, sufforing from
a light attack of appendicitis.
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