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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, JULY 18, 1922
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Buddies Charter Ship
Disabled Vets Deny
Opposition to Bonus
Omaha Legion Post
Holds "Knockers Nile"
To Attend Convention
Iowa Bankers Endorse
Legions Bonus Bill
NOW SHRILL CRIES OF ANGUISH
WILL BE HEARD FROM
What Legionaires Are
d Doing and Saying
She Had It Bobbed
Comrade Wanda Check, who it will
be remembered, was historian of the
Kauai Post No. 2 of the American
Legion during 1921, has returned to
Kauai. She Bays that it will take an
act of congress to ever get her away
from the Garden Island again. Yep,
of course, it is nice, to take an occa
clonal trip east. She has it bobbed.
It is not a fad, you understand, but
another emancipation of women and
it is so Bt nsiblo for one who swims u
It has been noticed that Comrade
Sally Watase has fallen down In hU
game of late and does not please thj
baseball fans. Inquiries bring to light
that he is walking the floor a lot thesj
nights with young Sully Watase wh:
arrived ten days ago. Sally Sr. say?
his new son is going to be nn unipir i
judging from his voice.
A Sailor Made Man
Comrade Scribner, Mrs. Scribtuv
and Sybil Klizabeth Scribner have
Just returned from a trip to Honolulu.
It is reported that young Sybil wat
the only one in the family who d el
not get sick going down. Scrib wai
formerly in the navy and says ridiir;
a sub-chaser is like sitting in a roch
ing chair compared with the Claudine.
How Much Is 30 Inches?
Two Legionnaires acted in a near
tragedy last week. The actors were
naggott in the role of proprietor of
Nawiliwili Garage, and Englehard
playing the dual role of proprietor of
Ahukini and unsuspecting victim and
, Vr. X who is still unknown.
Baggott inveigled Englehard into
buying a gasoline locomotive. That
0 was two months ago and they have
been hanging around the post office
on mail days ever, since. But it is a
little too bulky to come by parcel
post and it arrived at Port Allen last
weey und was brought to Lihue to be
Saturday morning somebody got
Englehard on the phone, and asked:
"Did you order 3C" gauge on your
new gas loco.?
"No. 30 Inch," answered Engh
"Well, you better come up to Lihue
and see it," said the mysterious voice
and the n hung up the phone.
' Oh, the tragedy of the next half
hour. Our post commander broke all'
previous records from Aukini to Na
wiliwili. Fortunately, Uaggott was not
in the garage, thereby saving his life.
Then Englehard burnt up the road to
Lihue and found Iiuggott purring
ovar his pet. ,
"Looka hero, Baggott, didn't I or
der 30 inch gauge?" asked Englehard.
"Well, isn't that what you got," an
When Englehard came to life again
"If I could find the man who phon
ed me I'd See that that was the last
joke he pulled."
Correct Evening Wear
The many recent social functions
has brought out the discussion that
Legionnaires ought to have some dis-1
Fl FTEEN YEARS EKPERI ENCeIn
TOO BAD IT MUST REMAIN INSIDE
THE THREE MILE LIMIT THE
Floating down the Mississippi riv
er on the good ship Majestic, more
than 1,500 members of the Ameri
can Legion and its Auxiliary plan to
make the trip to the Legion's fourth
annual national convention in New
Orleans, October 1G to 21.
The Majestic will leave the port of
Rock Island, I ill.. October 9 with a
quota of passengers from Illinois and
Iowa. Other Legionnaires from Mis
souri, host state of the last Legion
convention, will come on board at St.
While In New Orleans, the visitors
will not have to worry about sleeping
quarters. They will remain on hoard
ship. When a doughboy finds a good
bunk he sticks to it. The delegation
will be accompanied by the Illinois
State 123rd Field Artillery and Boy
WHAT STATE ARE YOU FROM 7
By the last mail we received a com
munication from Henry P. O'Sullivan
in regard to the states paying a cash
bonus to ex-service men ond women.
Mr. Sullivan heads the Hawaiian
branch of the United States Veterans
Bureau and he is also the department
vice commander of the American Le
gion, Department of Hawaii. This
work of assisting men in obtaining a
bonus from their home state will be
handled by him in his capacity of
department vice commander. If you
are from any of the following states
communicate with him at once.
Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Mich
igan, Minnesota, Missouri, New
Hampshire, New Jersey, North Dak
ota, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, South
Dakota, Pennont, Washington, and
Murray Watkins, 54 years old, claim
ing to be a former valet of President
Theodore Roosevelt, was apprehend
ed in New York recently, wearing the
uniform of an army major. His bo
gus regalia attracted the attention
of the American Legion men who re
ported the facts to the authorities.
Watkins has already begun his three
year jail sentence.
Going on record as opposed to vio
lations of the ISth amendment, the
Omaha, Neb., American Legion at a
special meeting voted to reprimand
members who violate the amendment.
Senators E. S. Broussard and Jos
eph E. Ransdell of Louisiana, who
have been named in the press dis
patches among opponents of the sol
dier bonus bill, have informed the
American Legion post commander in
New Orleans that they favor the mea
sure. tinctive evening dress. While many
good suggestions have come forward
it seems likely that the final decision
will be left to Tux Balthis. His per
sonal preference, is of course a Tux
edo, however he thinks that a little
Tommy Atkins dinner jacket is quite
a la mode. My own preference is pa
jamas, but a fellow has to go out
once in a while.
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Many Persons Leaving
fni' n vacation or business trip follow our advice :unl draft a will
This is a very sensible tliiuj; to do, and is surprisingly easv. Just
ask for one of our "Will Hooklels," and by using it your attorney
will be able to have your will ready tor sijiiinlture within it few
On i- officers are always pleased ami w illing to advise and assist
CLAIM FINANCIERS HIRED VETS
TO POSE BEFORE THE
Ex-soldiers of the world war who
still are suffering from wounds or
disability incident to their Bervices
have entered a protest against the use
of their name to fight adjusted com
pensation, national headquarters of
the American Legion has announced
here upon receipt of information from
the Disabled American Veterans or
ganization. "For the solemn purpose of correct
ing a rank injustice to the disabled,"
Robert M. Smyth, Cincinnati, Ohio.,
national staff representative of the
Disabled American Veterans, charges
in a letter to the Legion that "certain
financiers corralled a few disabled
soldiers recently, brought them up be
fore President Harding (for which
they were probably well paid) and had
their picture taken." This photograph
Smythe alleges, was published broad
cast with the statement that "disabl
ed veterans are aginst a bonus."
Smythe quotes his organization's
magazine to the effect that "the pay
ment or a bonus bill will not prevent
nor delay taking care of the maimed
and the crippled veteran, and taking
care of war cripples ought not de
lay nor prevent paying Just compensa
tion to all ex-service men." The dis
abled veterans in their last two nation
al meetings likewise endorsed adjust
ed compensation, the publication
shows, and urged its immediate en
actment into law.
Give a man a horse he can ride,
Give a man a boat he can sail;
And his rank and wealth, his strength
On sea nor shore shall fail.
Give a man a pipe he can smoke,
Give a man a book he can read:
And his home is bright with a calm
Though his room be poor indeed.
Give a man a girl he can love,
As I, O my love, love thee:
And his heart is great with the pulse
At home, on land, on sea.
(Sing with appropriate music)
Jim's girl wears silks and satins,
My girl wears ginghams plain.
Jim's girl has a Rolls-Royce, twelve
My girl ride's in a Ford.
Jim's girl has a million dollars in
And a rich father.
My girl's stenog.
Jim's girl is more beautiful than all
the movie stars.
My girl isn't strong for looks.
But she can cook.
Jim's girl keeps him guessing.
All the other fellows are after her,
My girl wants only me.
Would I swap my girl for Jim's?
I'll tell the world,
I'll tell the world,
I'll tell the world,
Trust Company, Ltd.
St. Honolulu Telephone 6177 j
A Timely Talk
On Dual Citizenship
Lately, the newspapers have report
ed tha' statements were made before
'.'mi r.;n:.te of !hi United tSates '.hut
the Japanese in .hese Hands are a
li'-iiiiice and that the American cltl
;nt of Japanese ii.estry a,-e unas
I'u'lnble and ire maintaining their
r-i isolation. Hitch repot ts have nr
( ed consideraln" comment i'!.:l dis
cushion, particularly among the yoiinp.
American cit'pni" ot Japan hi ances
try, who feel that the statements as
reported are an unjust attack upon
Are wo American citizens of Jap
anese ancestry really u.iasaimilahlc)
The worst thnt ni.iv be said of us
by no means prove out unassimil.tliil
ity and I believe tint fair-minded, in
tellectual people v'ii class us among
'.ho most patriotic Americans here in
I hi wall.
I belli ve that a year ago, in behalt
of all such citizens, the Honolulu For
um of the Society of Amemrican Cit
izens of Japanese Ancetry, petitioned
both the United States congress and
the imperial government of Japan for
the cancellation of the claims of Jap
an upon us, but po action has yet
been taken on that matter by cither
of these two nations and it will prob
ably take a long time to clear up the
tangled mutter of dual citizenship.
My suggestion is this, therefore, that
we all abandon the custom of sending
the annual papers for temporary ex
emption from military service to Jap
an and see what the consequences
of such action will be and what ac
tion will be taken by the Japanese
government perhaps the result will
be a treaty between the respective
governments of the United States and
Japan, providing for a release by the
Japanese government of all claims
This dual citizenship is by no means
our fault, it is partially the result of
the ignorance of our parents who came
to Hawaii as immigrants and who have
registered the birth of their children
with the Japanese consulate in Hono
lulu as well as with the territorial
board of health and have to that ex
tent recognized the claim of the Jap
anese government upon us,
The American Legion is endeavor
ing to help us in all ways to promote
Americanism, so let ifs all unite and
form societies, or forums, of the Am
erican Citizens of Japanese Ancestry,
sign the pledge below and show where
we stand: PLEDGE
my obligations to America, the land
of my birth or adoption (cross out
word not required), and appreciating
the privileges of American citizenship,
and desiring to publicly declare my
undivided and wholehearted allegi
ance to the United States of Ameri
ca and her government and to publicly
renounce any allegiance to Japan, do
solmenly swear that I will uphold the
Constitution of the United States of
America and respect her flag, will in
ail cases prefer America to Jppan,
will countenance v.o dual citizenship,
and will do all in my power to make
the American citizens of Japanese an
cestry one hundred per cent Ameri
cans. U1ICHI ISHII,
Member, Americanization and Memor
ial Committee, Kauai Post No. 2.
President Harding together with
senators and representatives in Con
gress from Iowa have received cop
ies of a resolution unanimously adopt
ed at Davenport, Iowa, by the Iowa
Bankers' Association, representing
more than 1,800 Ioya bankers, favor
ing Immediate enactment of the Am
erican Legion's adjusted compensa
tion bill now before the senate. Pres
ident MacAdams of the American
Bankers' Association was present at
the Davenport meeting.
IT AINT NO MAN'S GAME
I hope you alnt losing your grip
on the world and slipping back to
some game that you is afraid to ad
mit you play or when you do you
always says it is no good and then
make excuses for why you play it.
Of course we bowled once In a while
but we only done thut to get a thirst
just like down at the South Side
Sporting Club below Market street
when we couldn't drink no more we
used to eat salt fish and pretzels so
we could hold another gallon or 2 and
that was the preliminaries to the Sat
urday Night Smoker when we watch
ed 2 lads waying about 145 stripped
and haveing 2 ounce gloves proved g
the fact that the quickness of the
hand deceives the eye.
That was a mans game and if you
is getting a likeing for any of these
here new games that flappers and old
folks play dont tell me about it be
cause 111 take it hard and I wouldnt
be writelng you now only Im kinda
leary that even you might fall because
I have an awful example of it drght
before my eyes here on Kauai.
Theres a guy on this island that
takes his licker straight when theres
to take which I regret to say isnt
often and he can ride anything that
can be saddled and he knows how to
make two deuces act like a pair of
ace's when he sits in a game of Stud
and whenever two boys is slated to
mix with the gloves or on the mat you
is sure to find him at the ring side
and while he is always ready to give
some feamale a thrill by taking her
to a dance he dont dont take no guff
from any of them.
I was sure this bird would never
pull anything that hed be ashamed
of but about a month ago he comes
back from town with a bunch of sticks
that he. carries in a bag that looks
like a umbrella stand and the outfit
sets him back about CO Iron men.
You get me dont you Al this bird Is
going to play golf.
I says: "Looka here " but 1 dont
get no further because when anybody
has conversation with this bird one of
them does all the listening .and that
He says: "Looka here I don't like
this game but I got to do something
to keep my efficiency up and I got to
get out In the air and get some exer
cise and I cant get exercise on a
and Bank the difference.
. Nawiliwili Garage
Outbound Inter-Island freight
must arrive at Ahukini wharf at
least one hour before steamer sails.
Inler-Island Steam Navigation Co., Ltd.
Ahukini Terminal & Railway Co., Ltd.
EVERY MEMBER WAS INVITED
TO BRING HIS HAMMER
A "Knockers' Night" meeting held
by the Douglas county post of the
American Legion at Omaha, Ni bras
ka. proved a howling success, Every
member was invited to air his griev
ance and make suggestions. The post
chaplain recommended the formation
of a Saturday night "Americanism
Army" that with fife, drum and orator
would preach the gospel of Ameri
canism on the street corners, especial
ly in the foreign quarters of the city.
horse no more because I ride so good
that it airt no more exercise than it
is rideing in a car and I will take
you out today with me and show it
aint no mans game."
You know me Al and you know I
wouldn't start playing this game but
I Just accepted this birds hospitality
(he gets It from Maui) and I couldnt
very well refuse to go with him. Lay
ing details to 1 side here is what hap
pened. We drove to the first station
and got separated and when we meets
at the fist hold he says how many
did It take you and I says 15 and he
says thats pretty good for a beginner
I made it in 7 and when he got to the
second hold he says how many and
I says 7 and he says 4.
It looked like the only way to win
Is to ask the other fellow what his
score is first and when we got to the
next hold I gets the drop on him and
he says 12 and I says 7. He looks at
me funny and Bays your picking up
the game fast and I didnt like his
look and says Is you trying to inti
mate that I didn't make it in 7 and
he 'says none of them experts have
made this hold in under 10 and 1
says well I woulda made it in 7 if.
But he stops me with the remark
that I ought make a good golf player
because I always got a ready alibi.
Say Al thats about all there is to
this game alibies. A fellow always
says I done it in 48 but I coulda done
it in 39 if and then ho hands out a
string of alibies
Just then a guy came over the hill
and hollers 4 and I says to my part
ner there a bird thats come up here
in 4 and he says you poor rish he is
Just saying look out. Can you beat it
Al you got to learn a new language
to play this game.
I was" sore when we went to the
bat again I tried to tear the cover of
the ball and you shoulda seen that
pill hum and my partner got excited
and nuis after it and says that was
the longest drive ever made on the
diamond. After that it comes easy and
I beat him at every hold. I guess it
comes from me being a good pool shot.
Listen Al, I aint going to take up
this game but if you can buy a set
of clubs cheap you send them over
to me because I want to get out and
show these birds that they dont know
nothing about the game.