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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, JULY 18, 1922
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Ituued Every Tuesday .
JvKXNKTH C. UOl'l'Klt Managing Kditor
TUESDAY ; : JULY IS, 1fr"i
n. this ordixaxci: also
The Hoard of Supervisors are to be con
gratulated on the new automobile ordinance
which lias succeeded an ordinance that was in
effective on account of its indefiniteness.
The new ordinance is very specific in re
gard to speed limit thru villages and on the
highway, which the other ordinance was not.
r.ul the work of the Hoard of Supervisors
is not complete until they pass an ordinance
which will handle est rays on the road in as
effect ive a manner. The present ordinance, ac
cording to the polite, cannot he enforced in re
to est rays for the simple reason that it
prescribes the' height of fences along the road.
What Kauai needs is an ordinance that
absolutely prohibits any stray horses or cattle
on the road regardless of femes or any other
conditions, ami which will be punishable by a
fine. If might be a good idea to give fifty per
cent of the fine to the officer or person picking
up the est rays so as to get some action on the
matter. This method seems to be effective in
the matter of the game laws end should work
out well in regard to estrays.
lent lemeii of the Hoard of Supervisors,
the matter is now in your hands, ami we pray
that you will handle it as effectively as you
did the automobile ordinance but with just
a bit inure speed.
WOh'KIXG 1101 RS
We don't like the constant effort on the
part of labor movement to seek five-day weeks
and six hour days. In the first place, this is
too short a time to get much accomplished.
Nobody gets anything done without working
hard and long at it. We have always felt and
we believe niost people on Kauai will agree
with us, that working five days and loafing
two days is a wrong proportion. It engenders
too much laxity, and we si-e how a man work
ing under such a program goes back to work,
half forgetting about the kind of job he had,
ami having to bring himself down to work
again like he does after a vacation.
We believe that it takes six days a week
for a man to handle any job well, and how a
man can put in a day in six hours we never
could understand. Eight hours work forms a
proper division of the day, but even eight
hours will flit very quickly by to the jierson
who is actually and vitally concerned about
his work. So, we believe that all workers should
work full time to get the most out of it for
themselves and for the ones for whom they
Nobody works for himself, lie is working
for other folks. And unless a person is inter
ested and doing service over a good many
hours a day at least six days a week, he can
hardly expert to render enough service to the
other people for them to pay him well. Person
ally, we think the movement for a five-day
week and a six-hour day is all bunk, and we
can't see any merit in it either for the work
ers or the world in general.
'' CAM' HE DOSE
We had to smile the other day when we
heard a Li hue man who ought to know better
contending that he could get along all right
if people would let him do as he pleased. It
struck us us being funny, because in this coun
try no one is permitted to do exactly as he
pleases, and they never will be allowed to. In
the first place, it would not be a wise thing
either for the man or the rest of us.
Shortly after hearing this remark we read
where a man and his wife had decided to show
that they could live without the rest of their
fellow n. and without things produced by
others. They decided to go into the wilds of
the .Maine woods, ami live a primitive life, just
as Adam ami Eve lived. They figured on two
things doing as they pleased and beating the
cost of living. So into the woods they went,
garbed as mil ue garbed them, and without
camp equipment or food. They fashioned rude
clothing of leaves ami grass, and with bows
and arrows made with their own hands they
killed game and ate it.
Ami then came ihe game warden, scouring
the Maine wood.s came upon them. He took
them to the nearest magistrate where they
were fined for hunting without a license, for
fishing without a license, and for killing quail
ami deer in ihe closed season. Their fines am
ouuied to s: ;."(.
They didn't prove what they started out
to prove, but they did prove that which we
were contending that it is not always best for
a man to be permitted to do as he pleases, and
neither is it good judgment to think you can
beat the present cost of living.
A man may be straighter than a string
and still not be able to tell the whole truth
about a second hand auto.
A scientist says the ordinary housefly
lays a million eggs a season. And the worst
part of it is. the most of them hatch.
cox i) it io x n ciia x a ix a
QEHMAXY has reversed her position and
now claims that she can pay the repara
tions assessments provided she can obtain
a loan, and it is quite probable she will find
the money somewhere, and that somewhere
is likely to be in the United States.
Before (lermany can get the loan she de
sires, however, she must recognize her obli
gations and a settled movements toward
meeting them, (icnnany will not be grant
ed a loan of any considerable amount until
she can give assurance that the money thus
obtained is 1o be devoted to Ihe purpose for
which slw1 asks it.
The nations of the world do not want
to crush (iermany. They are willing to aid
her to restore the shattered fabric of her in
dustrial status and provide her with a work
ing capital, provided she is sincere in her
desires to straighten out her accounts and
abide by the agreement she made when she
signed the pence treaty.
France and the other allies need every
dollar and every, mark that Germany owes
them. They need it as much as Germany does,
and there will not be any concessions made
that will give to Germany industrial and
commercial advantages over any other na
tion or body of nations.
Gerny.iny is working. All her people are
busy. Her mills and factories are far be
hind in their efforts to meet the demands of
Irade. She is building a new merchant mar
ine as rapidly as wood and iron can be put
together to make the ships she needs, and
other nations will look well to their com
mercial interests or German manufactured
goods, made at a lower labor cost, will glut
Ihe markets now open to the commerce of
The United States may aid Germany,
but should not sacrifice her own interests in
doing so; neither should German made goods
be imported into this country to compete
witli our home manufactures and American
WKIGLE Y'S A XS YER
William Wrigley, Jr., the chewing gum
magnate, was talking to a little party of men
in a smoking car the other day, ami telling
how cmuch chicle is used each year for chew
ing gum. "But, Mr. Wrigley," said one of his
hearers, "you've spent niillons of dollars and
created a splendid demand now, Everybody
talks about and chews Spearmint; your de
mand is steady and growing; isn't it a waste to
KjK'nd so many thousands of dollars advert is
ing a product that is already known?"
And Mr. Wrigley, studying a moment, an
"My friend, if I were to stop advertising
it would be just like taking the engine off the
train. It would slow down, and after a little
while it would slop. Advertising is the loco
motive of business and if you don't keep it
up business comes to a stop."
Not content with taxing everything else,
now comes the politician to tax our patience.
It sure would be fine for mother if she
could collect time and a half for over time.
It Would be nice to change places with
a fish during these hot mouths, for no mat
ter how fast a fish swims he never sweats.
IT Is not expected thut everyone with
money to invest should know ull
the ins and outu of the investment
market. That is ordinarily the know
ledge of a business counsellor and tho
Trent TrUHt Company's stocks and
bonds department tries to fill this ca
pacity for out-of-town clients. Your
letter to the stocks and bonds depart
ment will receive an answer by re
So to serve thut we may eo: tinue
AN ANSWER TO "TIP
Editor, Garden Island: A severe
criticism in the last issue of the Oar
den Island under the head, "Tip Top
Failures," makes it evident that some
of our patrons do not realize the ad
verse conditions with which this thea
ter has had to contend in the last 18
To begin with, this theater was tak
en from the private Individuals who
formerly ran It, as there was so much
criticism about the inferior pictures
that were being shown. On January
1st of last year the Lihue Plantation
Co., Ltd., took over the management
of the theater, as was being done by
most of the plantations in the is
lands, to try and better conditions.
At that time we were given the
impression that all pictures were to
be censored before being distributed
to the different plantations, but as
time went on it became evident that
this was not being done, and we were
compelled to take what was sent. As a
result, the management has had one
continuous round of dissentlon with
the local and Honolulu Distributors
A number of trips have been made
to Honolulu to try to secure better
service, but the most that was ac
complished was a great many fine
promises that rever materialized. With
this indifferent spirit from our dis
tributors, we have had to take what
was given us, and were practically
told that we could either take them
or leave them.
About three months ago the manage
ment succeeded in making a deal
with the local and Honolulu distri
butors whereby we were to receive
the best pictures that came to Hono
lulu. Since then we have been receiv
ing them and we feel confident this
service will continue.
The Tip Top theater is paying from
35 to 40 per cent more for their films
than any other plantation theater In
the islands. We are doing this to en
able us to give our patrons the best
We were criticized about our ex
horbitant prices. If the author of "Tip
Top Failures" has ever been to Hono
lulu and attended the Liberty thea
ter he certainly knows that to see
the same pictures that we have shown
here in the last few months, he would
have to pay 60 cents admission where
as our price is haif of that. For the
accommodation of those wishing re
served seats a small additional cost of
10 cents is made but our regular ad
mission is 30 cents.
We have cut off 23 per cent on our
price of admission about the first
of the year and have discontinued
raising our prices for special shows
although we get three special films
a month which cost us about DO per
cent more than regular films.
If one is dissatisfied with any of
our shows we are always ready and
willing to refund their price of ad
mission. The ticket seller is instruct
ed to this effect.
Our failure to exhibit last week two
pictures that were previously adver
tised was neither our fault nor the
distributors. The first picture was
scheduled to arrive Tuesday morn
ing, July 4th, and on Monday it was
announced that the boat would not de
part from Honolulu until Tuesday
night. Under these circumstances we
arranged another program for Tues
day night as we felt our patrons
would much prefer to have a show
on the night of the Fourth instead of
our regular night. From the favorable
comments on the picture that was
shown we feel that the substitute was
no doubt as good as the picture wc
should have received.
The picture advertised for last Sat
urday night did not arrive on Friday's
bout as it was held up on Maul for
the same reason that our Tuesday's
picture did not arrive, I. e., change in
the Inter-Island sailing schedule on
the Fourth of July. Our -substitution
pn Saturday night was the best pic
ture we could obtain.
We regret more than anyone that
circumstances forced us to change our
advertised program last week, but
It is clearly seen that these changes
were absolutely unavoidable.
It has always been the policy of
tho management of the Tip Top thea
ter to give our patrons the best ob
tainable in pictures und service but
owing to the odds against us, it has
been a very difficult thing to do. Keen
er competition among the Honolulu
distributors is beginning to be felt
and we now feel confident that our
programs are as good as any in the
In looking over the Paramount yeiir
book for 1921 22 we find that we have
shown n -nrly every Paramount pic
ture that has been released. The Para
mount pictures cannot be surpassed.
It at any time our patrons huve any
complaints to make we are always
very glad to listen to them ami to
try in every way to rectify them. Of
course, we are aware It is impossible
to please everyone, but it Is our en
deavor to try to please the majority.
It would be impossible to fill the
theater every night in tho week dur
ing these bard times, even with the
best of pictures.
Yours very truly.
J. H. HALL,
Assistant Munuger, Tip Top Theater.
We're Telling You Again
THAT THE PACIFIC MUTUAL FIVE-WAY POLICY PAYS.
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Please send book descriptive of the new multiple protec
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Don't be Discouraged
Because yon 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 lias brought
independence to others, and
it will do ns much for you.
Acquire the saving habit and
stick to it.
Our savings department will
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periodicals. They are most artistic.
We have the rugs right in Honolulu, in fact we are the
agents for them.
We have all patterns and all sizes.
You can get them in a week's time or less.
Write us the size you want and we will send the near
est size to it, or write for particulars.
If you see just the one you want in the colored adver
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exact article by next steamer.
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of course - -
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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
age or five pound cans.
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