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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 1922
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. UOITHK
JUNE 20, I!ii2
lasdisu at Tin: dock
It has fome lo pass. Tlisil which we have
been hoping and praying fur, for years, is
now mi accomplished fact. We can now step
from the steamer deck directly to the wharf
and onto Kauai soil, or vice versa. No long
er is it necessary to take that decidedly un
pleasant, and oft hues dangerous, trip in the
whale boats in getting to and from the steam
ers. The new schedule of the Inter -Island
Steam Navigation Coompany whereby the
(Mainline is to arrive Tuesdays and depart
Wednesdays from the -eccinly completed
Ahukini wharf, has brought about this hap
py state' of affairs. The (lard mi Island con
gratulates the Intcr-lsland Steam Navigation
Company upon this improvement in their
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On another page of the tardea Island
will be found the new traffic ordinance and
the new ordinance relating to the use of
These two ordinances have been under
preparation for quite a while and were drawn
up .by Attorney l'hilip Bice. They show
careful study to the particular conditions
found on Kauai.
It would be well for every automobile
owner to read the traffic ordinance so as to
acquaint him self with the details therein.
Some of the salient features are: limit
ing the speed to fifteen miles per hour pass
ing a school or schoolyard between the hours
of eight and three. Limiting the speed thru
towns and villages to fifteen miles an hour
and to thirty-five miles an hour on open
stretches of the highway. Regulating the use
of headlights in regard to height of the ray
from the same above the ground and necessi
tating lenses that are approved by the sher
iff on all cars.
This ordinance has cleared up some am
biguous points that were found in the old
ordinance, and also brought out the necessity
of lenses that do not allow headlights to daz
zle on cars. The ordinance is a good one
and will no doubt remedy some of the ills
that have been prevalent in regard to traffic
rules on Kauai.
Now that we have the automobile ordin
ance all fixed up, let's get busy on that estray
According to a recent survey of the De
partment of Commerce, the steel industry is
speeding up as are many other industries.
In April steel ingots were produced at the
rate of JM.OOO.OOO tons per month, a greater
output, if continued at that rate for a year
than could have been produced by all the
steel mills in th country in l!)i:;. The March
production of automobiles was l!(,4l.'2. These
figures show that the country, so far as steel
production is concerned, is back to normal
and in a surprisingly healthy condition. The
production of knit underwear is now W per
cent of normal. The petroleum product ion
is the highest on record. These and other in
dustries that can show equally as good indi
cate die conditions throughout the country
and there is no good reason for the cry of
hard times. The business of the country is
in a fairly good state of health. Belail prices
of pi-oduets are higher than they should be,
but (hey are gradually coming down, ami the
best course for every good American citizen
is to get into the harness and work, slop
knocking and be an optimist; for business
is really far more healthy than M per cent
of the people think. It is useless to look for
ward to the high-speed, abnormal conditions
of the war period. That is passed and gone.
We cannot forget it, and we must pay dearly
for the folly of it; but laying aside the fair
that living costs have been increased because
of necessary higher taxation, a burden that
will not be removed for many years, we are
in good working condition and should ac
cept the circumstances as the best that can
be reasonably hoped for at the present time.
The cost of the war we must pay. There is
no escaping the debt; so we cannot, even
under the brightest possible conditions, ex
pect the prewar status to be restored, ami
in fact we do not want it; for this country
was in a serious industrial condition when
the war broke out.
The S. S. (Mainline discharged a large list
of passengers at Ahukini wharf last Tues
day in eight minutes. Some difference from
the good old days when we had to land in
whale boats, and stand around on the wharf
for a couple of hours waiting for our hand
baggage, eh, what?
ELECT HI Fllllt A MEL'ICA
The day is coining when America will be
electrified. Coal is a fixed quantity and can
not last forever. The forests have gone out
of the question as a fuel resource, and it has
come to a question of electricity for power,
heat and light. Not electricity generated by
coal or oil, but electricity produced by nat
ure's never failing source of supply, and that
is the rivers and streams of the interior and
the tides of the oceans.
The time will come when every avail
able waterfall will be harnessed for the pro
duction of electricity; when all along the
rivers of the country flutter wheels will be
revolved by the current for the production
of electricity; when the rise and fall of the
tides will furnish power for the turning of
wheels that generate electricity; when the
wave motion of the seas will operate me
chauical devices for the production of elec
tricity; when the city and country housewiv
es will turn the switch or press the button
to do their cooking, washing and cleaning;
when railroad trains will cross the continent
under the impetus of electricity generated
by water that is now running to waste in
millions of rivers and streams; when every
mechanical device will be electrified; when
the automobile will run by storage batteries
that may be recharged at convenient stations,
just as the gasoline tanks are charged at fill
ing stations today. The farmer will electrify
his farm machinery, and the plow will race
across the field under the impetus of storage
batteries or wireless communication with
The whole American industrial system
will be electrified. Transportation will be
cheap. Labor-saving devices will make food
production easy in comparison with the cur
rent age, and human energy will not be taxed
as it is today; but human brains will work
along a higher plane for the development
of resources that are yet little understood.
Some men sigh for the good old days, but
the most of us would prefer to be born one
hundred years in the future than twenty-five
One development opens the way for an
other, and as time goes on improvements will
be made far more atonishing than those that
have been made in the past, and if we take
a few minutes to think over what the last
half century has produced we will have a
fair basis upon which to estimate that the fu
ture has even more wonderful things in store
than our most vivid imagination can picture.
THAT IS OUT
Wouldn't it be awful if the young girls
now growing up didn't have any more sense
than we think they have?
We overheard a Lihue woman say a few
days ago that the men who would make per
fect husbands always remain single.
They've got daylight saving in AVashing
ton now, and Congress can start loafing an
Melliusaleh lived to be over '.MO years old
but he never had to spend half of his lime
You Can Benefit
By Our Knowledge
TO invest funds where they will be
Hale and still yield a fair return
requires judgment based on intijmtte
krowludgu of market conditions, lie
fore KiviiiK their instructions many
of the clienis of our stocks old
bonds department ask us. for retail
ed information on investment securi
ties. It always pleases us to serve
in this wav.
So to serve that we may continue
TRAVELING MEN and
Rates per Week: $17.50, $25,
$30, and $35
Rate per Month: $65, $75,
$85 and $120
Wholesale and Retail Groceries
FOR ALL AUTOMOTIVE EN
GINES, including TRUCKS and
WHAT SPARKO-GAP WILL
DO FOR YOUR ENGINE:
Increase power up to 37
Make operation more flexible.
Increase hill climbing ability.
Save up to 35 in gas.
Prevent carbon trouble.
Almost obviate valve grinding.
Reduce wear on coil and other
parts of ignition system.
FITS ALL SPARK PLUGS
ONE REQUIRED FOR
For Sale by
J. H. CATTON
The outstanding feature of the market for bonds during
ecent months has been the heavy buying for permanent in
vestment. Notwithstanding that this demand has resulted in a sub
stantial advance in prices for bonds in general, the present
outlook indicates a gradual trend toward the level which
prevailed some ears ago, particularly as applied to Issues
of the belter grade, which still yield a liberal return.
It is doubtful if it will be possible for several years to
purchase bonds at prices which will yield the return now
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Honolulu Paper Co.
Wholesale Paper Dealers
821-823 Alakea Street
The Bank of Hawaii Ltd.
9 A. M. TO 3 P. M.
of the Gods
can imugne It a
marvelous mixture of all
manner of dainties, each
morsel a ilelight in itself.
That ii an accuri'tfi descrip
this product of
pleasing for ull
In tin and
at !." anil 10
Love's Biscuit & Bread Co.
Don't be Discouraged
IJecause 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 lo others, and
it will do as much for you.
Acquire the saving habit and
stick to it.
Our savings department will
THE BANK OF BISHOP & CO., LTD.
JUNE RUG SALE
This is our annual Bug Sale. No better values ever
offered during the year than at this sale.
LENOX S by 10 rug of Crex type, in green and blue at
$7.50. Formerly 10. Other sizes in proportion.
I'ABCOLIN at 120 l'er Cent Discount.
A (ix! bathroom will cost 4.80, freight included.
An SxlO Kitchen will cost $7.20, freight included.
LINOLEUMS AT 10 Villi (MONT DISCOUNT from
prices which range from '2.'2Ti to $1.7").
COXOOLEUM COLD SEAL BIOS at 20 Villi CENT
On all quoted prices AVE prepay freight.
LEWERS & COOKE, Ltd.
Lumber and Building Materials.
of course - -
Hawaiian Kona is the Best
We don't need to tell you
that. Just wanted you
to form the good habit
of asking your grocer for
Kona Coffee with the red
label in one pound pack
ages or five pound cans.
THE CHOICE OF THE PICK
Pass the Buck to Armco
JE you use iron in any form Armco Ingot
Iron means money in your pocket. Ordin
ary iron has impurities which allow rust to
eat into the heart of it. Armco Iron is com
mercially pure: thai is. !!I.S prr cent per
fect. Bust, therefore, can do nothing but put a
light corrosiim on the surface. The heart re
mains strong. And remember there is an
Armco product for every purpose where iron
is used. Look for the Armco triangle.
Honolulu Iron Works