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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, MAY 23. 1022
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. IIOPPKU Managing Kditor
TUESDAY ; : MAY 2.?, 1!)22
Till: MEMORIAL M IIMIXC
A memorial building that will perpetu
ate the memory of Hie donors as well as llie
two fine sons whose memory the building is
intended to keep green, was dedicated at
Lihue last Friday afternoon. For the Wilcox
Memorial Parish House, oue of the finest,
best and 'most beautiful memorials ever erect
ed in Hawaii will stand for generations as
a silent tribute to the lives of two of Kauai's
most loved sons.
The building itself is an architectural
masterpiece. Simple in lines, wonderfully well
proportioned, arranged so that every foot
of space may be utilized to good advantage,
the structure stands not Only as a thing of
beauty in a well selected location amidst the
trees, but as an instrument of service to the
A well equipped stage provides the place
fur public entertainments. A completely
equipped kitchen makes it possible to hold
community banquets or dinners there. Smal
ler rooms at the rear of the building provide
a place for extra Sunday School rooms or
for committee meetings.
The generosity and the public spirit
shown by the donors in giving this house,
without reservations, to the public of Kauai,
will lung be remembered. If this building
dues not adequately serve as a memorial to
loved oms who have gone before, then noth
ing, built by the hands of man, (an.
ir.l A CLOUDS UATIIEUISV,
The great world war, that promised so
much for the peace of the world, seems to
have failed in its objective. None of the na
tions are satisfied, and today war clouds are
gathering in every quarter of the globe.
Civil war exists in China; there is trou
ble in Africa, in India, in Persia, in Turkey,
Greece, Armenia, and in other countries.
France is on the point of a fight with Ger
inany and perhaps Russia; Poland is an
armed camp, and a number of wars are v.-.
progress, and peace seems to be far off. In
fact, the dogs of war are straining at their
leashes and may break loose any moment. In
fact the world seems to be on the edge of an
abyss, and Europe may before many months
be ablaze with war, and unless international
discord can be readjusted on the lines of har
mony and justice the smoke of battle and
the thunder of the big guns mingled with the
cries of men in the agonies of death, will be
what today seems an almost unavoidable con
dition. The Genoa conference was poorly man
aged. Mistakes were made in inviting certain
elements to participate. Kussia comes to the
conference cocked and primed for trouble.
She has nothing to loose and everything to
gain. Her problem was and is a world prob
lem; buther managers are tricky, exacting
A new alliance, with the possibility of
other menacing combinations has been made,
and that, too, without the consent of the
allies, the league of nations or any other au
thority except that of the parlies conceded,
is a dark and threatening cloud, Gor'nany
and Kussia have combined fur nicluil i.der
est, and the combination may yet include
liulgaria, Turkey and possibly some ether
With this combination looming threaten
ingly at the Genoa conference, and the par
ties to the combination defying the allies,
there seems to be no hope of a satisfactory
peace. In fact, the combination is a menace
that seems to forcast nothing short of an
other great war, and that very soon. It may
be- averted, but nice diplomatic engineering
will bi; necessary to turn the tide.
The allies imw see their mistake in invit
ing Kussia to participate in (he Genoa confer
ence, and they see also that they have made
serious mistakes in haggling over political
issues while their enemies have been strength
ening their positions until they have virtu
ally become the dictators.
Whatever may be the result of the pres
ent European tangle, the present status is
alarming, and well informed men are fear
ful lest the discord pass beyond control.
America may not again be called upon
to defend her rights upon the high seas, but
a European war may make it necessary for
us to be prepared to defend ourselves from
any encroachments that the conflicting par
ties might see fit to make upon us.
Maybe the reason Missouri stands at the
head in raising mules is because it's llie only
safe place to stand.
What has become of the old fashioned
boy who used to do most of his courting on
the way to and from church?
For the past several mouths there have
been many objections to some of the moving
pictures shown on this island on the grounds
that they have a tendency to lower the moral
standards of the people who see them. But
the harm they do has always been in the
minds of many people, more or less conject
ural, and no very decided step lias been tak
en to wipe out objectionable pictures.
Hut last week a case came up in the
circuit court at Lihue that very plainly shows
the effect of these pictures. A thirteen-year-old
school boy was brought into court charg
ed with stealing ?:!(). The boy broke down
and confessed his crime. When the judge
asked him why be did it, he said that he was
trying to act "like the movies." He had got
the idea and inspiration form a serial "The
(ireat (iamble." that he has been watching
for some time.
In this case the judge is a student of
human nature. Moved by the boy's straight
forward confession, he gave him another
chance und a very impressive lecture. Had
he not done so the boy would have been sen
tenced to a penal institution and a life of
The effect of these pictures can no long
er be doubted. They are harmful in the ex
treme. They are shown very graphically and
indelibly fixed in the minds of the children
and the adults with children's minds wbo
watch them. The idea, the method of carry
ing out the idea and the ease of "getting
away" with the crime are all impressed upon
the mind. All that is needed is the oppor
tunity and a few more criminals are made.
This is a good time, and this is a good
reason, call it excuse if you like, to start
an effective campaign against this type of
movies. There are movie-censuring commit
tees already here. Let them get busy and do
something. They may be sure that they will
have the wholehearted backing of every good
citizen on the island.
THAT IS OUT
The wise candidate is the one who comes
out on a da t form of more than, one spring
bonnet a season.
At the rate Germany and Kussia are print
ing money the best thing a fellow could own
over there is a paper mill.
One sure way for a woman to keep her
husband home is to ask him to take her some
We see where a New York Couple were
married in an airplane. That's not new. Lots
of married couples here have their ups and
Kadio will probably never be popular
with the politicians. There are no wires to
If there is a man on Kauai who thinks
he has too much money our advice is to try
running a newspaper for a while.
We can say this for the, men who have
short chins.; they are the most graceful tobac
be Closely Watched
DKLAYS in dealing with clients
where Investments are concerned
is often the cause of Iokh. That is why
the motto of our slocks und bonds de
partment has been always '"prompt
ness." We believe the rapid growth
and remarkable success of this de
partmei t is duo in large measure to
our system of keeping clients in close
touch with the market. We use the
wireless when necessary.
If you are not receiving our week
ly financial service, "TrenTrusTics,"
ask to be placed on the mulling list.
So to serve that wo may continue to
4. , 4. 4.
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE
Lihue, Kauai, May 13, 1I22.
Editor, Garden Island: Your re
cent editorial, on the American Lo
gon's activities concerning the re
modeling of the armory, wa'' read
with a mixture of satisfaction and
The Legion Is, of course, very
appreciative of your kind remarks
and thanks you for them. Thra im
pression was given, however, that
ti e work is to be done at the cx
pi;nse of tho Legion. It is feared
that this statement may cause a
p.iblic misunderstanding, as to the
source of the funds and it is hop
ed that you will he good enough to
correct this possible misunderstand
ing, after reading tho followire:
To quote exactly from our let
ter to the supervisors, "The work
Is to be done by funds to be raised
by the American Legion and tit no
expense to the county." Our prii
c'ple method of raising this money
will he to go to the public for sub
scriptions and the success of the
project depends largely on their
generosity in responding to a real
community need. "Every mother's
sun of us" have got to dig up in
order to get this work done, wheth
er he belongs to the Legion or nt.
In the case of Ye Kditor we hope
his subscription will be so large
that he will feel personally respon
sible for the alterations. Seriously
that is just the way we want every
one to feel. It is the public who are
going to build the new armory, not
the Legion. Our ambition Is merely
to provide a method of "helping
(he people help themselves."
Yours very truly,
Tho American Legion, Kauai Post
No. 2; by A. KNGLEHAHD,
Editor, Garden Island,
Lihue, Kauai, T. II.
Kapaa's Movies and Its Prices
I notice that the Kapaa movie
theater Is in the habit of billing cer
tain well known pictures as "special
and charging the people price for the
privilege of seeing these pictures.
I do not pretend to know very
much about the movie business but
would like to ask why such special
prices are necessary when other the
aters in Honolulu, Lihue or else'
where, under different owners, do not
have to charge extra for such feat
tires? I understand that the theater
manager claims that such pictures
cost him more to present, and I do
not doubt his word, but what hop
pen3 when some picture as old as the
hillu, Insofar as the pictures are con
cerned, is shown? Does he adver
tise a special reduced rate for these
pictures? If he does, no one seems
to have any recollection of it, but of
course, these old picturer, may have
cost him the same as new ones.
The present price of 40 cents for
a chair is stiff enough compared with
seeing the same pictures In other lo
calities, but why tack on a special
price just because he pays a little
more to the distributors. I believe
that not only the writer but the Ka
paa lovers of pictures would welcome
an explanation thru the columns of
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