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fritE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 1922
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH 0. H01TEK
' Managing Editor
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THE AVTO ( LI ICS TRIP
Tlip work of the Kauai Automobile Club
has been quite serious in the past. There
has been no relaxation in it ami the officers,
realizing that all work anil :o play, makes
.lack a dull boy, have derided to put on a
trip next Sunday that will make up for a
long period of quiet times.
The committee in charge, consisting of
K. '. Hopper. George V. Kwart dr., .1. S. II.
.1. M. Lydgate, l ave announced
H ip w ill be run olT next Sun
Starling from their respective
I hey can gel to llanalei beacli
all the drivers may take a lil
ocean if they like and take in
f this district. They will then
drive to Maena where the razes will be ex
plored, d. M. Lydgate. well versed in the lore
id' the islands, will tell of the history and
myths of this district and every effort will
be made to see that all have a good time.
Picnic dinners will be carried by all the
tourists to Haena.
The automobile club invites all Kauai
people who are interested to make this trip.
Whether you are a member of the club or
not, come along ami enjoy a good outing.
Meet and mix with all the people of the
island and have a real day's recreation.
77; PEOPLE AM) TAXES
All over the country the people are
crying for a reduction in taxation, ami all
over the country they are demanding increas
ed service from the government in the form
of aid for various public enterprises, high
way improvements, new local public service,
new local public offices, public buildings,
and in fact, a host of things that will re
quire the expenditure of public money. There
seems to be an idea lhat money expended by
the government costs nothing; that all that
is necessary is to obtain congressional influ
ence 10 bring about the desired result and
government pays the bills from a treasury
that Is kept miraculously filled.
The fiat of the case is tli.t the govern
ment is Mipported by the people, either in
ect or indirect taxation. Direct taxes are vis
ible and objectionable. Indirect taxes are
covered up in the prices of the commodities
we consume; but they are there and mean
much to the consumer, who may complain at
the piite but who pays without protest the
tax lhat the government takes upon every
article that passes over the country.
Taxes may be reduced and the public
debt may be reduced by a system of rigid
economy and a general determination to de
lay all unnecessary improvements and enter
prises until such time as the government is
in a better condition to undertake them.
The expenses of government are enormous
ami will be great, even under the most eco
nomic system that can be formulated. On top
of this we have a public debt of practically,
SL' I. noi I.IKH 1,0(11), (he principal and interest id'
which in usl be paid out of the public treas
ure and with the people's money; money lhat
niiisi be gathered annually from the pockets
of the people in some form of taxation, mid
the interest alone is a big item of public
If we hope lo ever reduce the burdens
of taxation we must do business upon sound
business principles and refrain from (lie ex
penditure of money that we do no) have and
which must be borrowed, and if borrowed,
must be paid back with interest.
We can never get rid of financial trou
bles by plunging deeper into the abyss of
debt. Our borrowing capacity diminishes in
the ratio of its abuse and (axes must in
crease as the public debt grows larger.
The war is over, but ils cost we have
with us and will have it for many years to
come. Our only hope for lower taxation is in
Another reason why some people never
seem to do much good is because they are
never willing to do a little at a
Lois of nations are running around yell
ing for world peace, when all they want is
another piece of the world.
It is also a hard fact to dispute
fewer suits you have in court the more
will have in vour wardrobe.
They're learning so fast we wouldn't be
surprised anytime lo hear of a woman suing
for separation ami absolute custody of the
About the only thing a college course dues
for some boys is to leach them new words to
use when writing home for money.
THE POUAIIU PARK
I. M. Lyd gate's proposal that the Kauai
Chamber of Commerce and similar Kauai bod
ies petition the governor and the territorial
land commissioner to set aside the Pnukl
ridge as ti part of the Poliahu Park deserves
more than passing notice. -Mr. Lydgate is, so
to speak, taking time by the forelock. He is
trying to save for the public a historical place
and a beautiful park site that would other
wise be hopelessly lost.
Mr. Lydgate's proposal is embodied in a
letter addressed to (iovernor Farrington and
to Commissioner Bailey, and which is printed
in the columns of this paper.
If this petition is granted, us we have
every reason to hope that it will be, not only
a place of great historical interest will be
saved but a place fronting the Wailua river
will be set aside that in the future will be
of much public use for boating and aquatic
A few years ago Hilo could have got
such a park space in front of the town. Now
the site is all covered over with unsightly
buildings and rany people are now vainly
seeking a way to remove them, even at great
expense, that they may have a suitable pub
We may not want or use the place for
a few years, but certainly it is the idea of a
farseeing, public spirited man to wish to set
it aside for the benefit of the public.
PRIVACY XO LOSGER
Owing to recent discovery, telephone con
versation between neighbors has lost its pri
vacy thru a radio device, the nature of
which is not divulged to the public.
The device, or whatever it may be, is an
nounced by the Society for Electrical Devel
opment to have been discovered by Albert E.
Proffitt, of Providence, K. I., who, only a
few weeks ago, heard telephone conversation
and telephone numbers called while operating
a' radio device, or experimenting with one.
So positive is Proffitt that he has dis
covered something that will put an end to
telephone privacy that he is guarding his
secret, allowing the simple fact to escape
that the secret lies iu the wiring of his am
plifier. He has verified his discovery by tak
ing down telephone conversations and then
gone to the parties conversing, who have ad
mitted the statements to be a fact.
If this discovery of Mr. Proffitt is put
into general use people will have no privacy
even over private lines; for this device gath
ers the whole conversation, regardless of the
fact that under present telephonic arrange
ments there is no way, except it be by the
newly discovered radio device, that such
conversation could be heard by a third party.
This device, while it will render private
conversation impossible, Will be of great
value iu the detection of criminals, the pre
venlion of crooked deals, ami the passing of
scandalous conversations over the wires;
lor people who use the phones will need to
be more careful lest they are delected ami
punished, for such has undoubtedly passed
oyer the wires between friends who love gos
sip through the telephone.
Hereafter telephonic conversation will
be self-censored, and the phones will be con
fined more to business and such conversation
as may be openly made before the public.
Crookedness never pays in the long run.
Look at the corkscrew, now it's out of a job.
t It Is Safer To
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investment broker if you want to
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portunities. The promptness of our
stocks and bonds department in car
rying out instructions accounts in
large measure, we believe, for the
reputation we enjoy for successful
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tions, and keep in direct touch by
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NEW AUTO NUMBERS
READY; POLICE TO PICK
Have you dropped Into the coun
ty building and received your new
auto number. They are here now
and all that Is necessary Is to call
around to K. C. Ahana'a office nnd
get the new plates.
You have until the 15th of May
to do this and in case you put it
off until after that Sheriff Rice
or one of his merry men will pick
you up and you cun tell It to the
The delinquent date set according
to law was the first of March, but
owing to the delay in the arriving
of the numbers the date has been
advanced until the 15th of May.
So, now you have had your warn
ing and there will be no alibi If
you try to get by on your old num
There will be a meeting Thursday
night In tho Mokihana Hall for all
the Hawaiian born Japanese young
ladies and young men. This meeting
which is conducted by Messrs.
Scudder and R. V. Day-less, Is for
the purpose of discussing birth reg
istration, dual citizenship, national
allegiance, etc. All young people of
this group will be welcomed to come
and express their thoughts.
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE
The account of the high school
Girl Reserves' demonstration meet
ing appearing in this paper last
week was from the pen of Miss Lin
Lung Tain of the class of 1924 and
a member of the Ilima corps of the
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