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TIIE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, JULY 25, 1922
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH 0. HOITKR - -. - - Z "-ging Jr
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AVho are the progressives? Are they tlie
people who send their money away to the
mainland fur 1 lie purchase of things they
tan olitain at homo, or are they the loyal peo
ple who prefer to trade at home ami do
(heir pari toward building up their own
Mainland mail order houses are spend
ing thousands of dollars every year to draw
trade from Hawaii.
They want to seel their merchandise ami
after they get their money they care little if
anything about the town from which it
came or the people who sent it. To them
it is a matter of business, ami that is all.
It is not so with the local merchant,
lie is doing business for a profit, the same
as the other, but unlike the other mer
chant, a portion of his profit are spent in
promoting the welfare of the community.
To bo sure, the city merchant pays taxes in
his own city, but he is not as closely allied
to the people as is the nferchant in the
small city or town.
The merchants of our community are
in public welfare. They are liberal in all
charitable movements, and every social func
tion. If we want any public improvement
it is the local tradesmen who contribute
their mite generously toward it. Frequent
ly, if one of our towns-people needs to bor
row a sum of money, the local merchant
will loan it, and if we do not have the ready
cash we may obtain credit to tide us over a
stringent crisis. This we cannot get from the
mainland merchant. He wants his cash
and gets it or we do not get the goods.
All things considered, it is plain where
in our duty lies. We cannot build up our
community with the money we send away.
It goes from us forever.
Our local merchants are our friends.
They want to make sales; but they want to
make them in such a manner that we will
all be benefitted.
Is it not then for our interest to ally
ourselves with every community interest in
1 deference to anything outside, in order to
promote our own welfare, build up our own
community, increase the productiv&ness of
our farms, build better streets, better schools,
better churches and every public and pri
We should, also remember that in pro
portion as our community prospers our prop
erty increases in value and our jobs are
worth more, our civic institutions are more
prosperous, our towns more beautiful, and
best of all, our standard of living higher and
better, physically, mentally and industrially.
No one is looking for a dead town in
which to locate. No one is in search for u
location where there is no community inter
est. Such places cannot fall into decay.
The (- mi in ii ii i t .v where loyalty prevails,
where local pride is in the ascendancy, where
the paint brush and the lawn mower, the
pruning knife and good will combine for
public welfare is a good enough place for
anybody and will prosper.
.1 yCEsTIO.X AXSWEItED
We have talked with many merchants
in the past, and among them we have struck
several who frankly stated that they started
to advertise once but it didn't pay as they
figured it would, so Ihey became discouraged
and quit. Always they've asked the reason,
and always it was hard to make them un
der stand, to convince them exactly why
their advertising failed. Hut now comes
Herbert Casson, well known writer and pub
licity expert, with an article in an eastern
magazine which seems to answer the ques
tion. He says:
The man who runs an ad., no matter
how convincing it is, and thou stops at sales
manship in the store, isn't going to get his
money's vWuth from the advertisement. Neith
er is the man who runs one ad., who makes
a sudden loud noise and then drops into dead
silence. That kind of man sends his adver
tising up like a skyrocket it is seen for a
moment and forgotten. The wise advertiser
follows up the first ad with another, and
then still more and, like a lighthouse, his ads
stand there to guide the public, and their
light can be seen all the time. You have
to tell some people a fact two or three times
before they will believe it.
"After all. advertising is only sowing the
seed. After the soil and the sun ami the
rain have done their best, then come the
harvesting. Von must reap, stack ami thresh
and bag and sell. And also you must re
member that the oilier man will get the bus
iness if vou don't ask for it."
MAYBE Wirh'E LUCKY
Wc don't know whether its a case of
Providence smiling on 1 his. part of the
world, or whether it's a display of more
careful judgment than residents of some
other sectons show, but at any rate the peo
ple of Kauai and community can be thank
ful that so far we have gone thru what doe
tors call "the danger period" of the year
without any nore than the usual amount
of sickness, and without serious epidemics,
other than the recent measles.
Hut it is well to remember we are not
entirely out of the danger zone, ami that
typhoid and the many forms of summer ill
ness so common, are still apt to upiieur in
this community. Careful watch should be
taken to see that drinking water is not pol
luted. Hecause it hasn't been in the past is no
sign that it may not be at any moment. Ad,
ditional care should be taken in eating and
then working in the hot sun, and still more
attention should be paid to what we put in
our stomachs in the way of soft drinks and
ices. This applies to both young and old.
From numerous sections of the main
land come reports of serious typhoid epi
demics, and in most instances they are trac
ed directly to water polluted by improper
drainage systems. They are too expensive,
and we are not thickly populated enough
in this section to maintain them. But any
community can, by using a reasonable am
ount of care, keep summer disease down to
a minimum and not invite an epidemic by
carelessly overlooking the need of judgment
in the way we live our daily lives. It is far
better to be a little careful now than to be
sorry for many years to come.
A HI SGU IS EI) TAX
The proposal before congress for the
stamping of a federal number on automobile
engines and bodies as a supposed safeguard
against theft, the cost being assessed at two
dollars, to be collected from each auto own
er, is of course merely another auto tax in
disguise. Despite the assertion that it will
protect owners just as they once protected
themselves by branding tlieir cattle und hors
es, there is no assurance whatever that the
stamping of another number on machines
would deter t hives any more than the stamp
ing of the original numbers by the ihakers,
which are a part of the state license list.
Experience in the bootlegging field has shown
that the determined lawbreaker is no more
afraid of breaking a federal law than any
oilier. It used to be that a man inclined
toward crime flouted the laws of the towns
and cities and even the state, but stopped
with a sudden jolt before breaking one of
Uncle Sam's laws. That time has passed,
and today the man bent upon breaking a
law doesn't show any more respect for a fed
eral law than he does one enacted by the
state. We can see nothing to the proposed
auto numbec but another chance to gouge
As an incentive to industry, enterprise
and thrift, a man that we know says there
isn't anything that can' beat the twins.
After paying the garage Hill an antoist
wonders why the papers devote so much space
to ordinary holdups.
Not All Brokers
T ETTERS postmarked "Kauai" are
given Immediate attention In the
Btocks anil bundit department of the
Trent Trust Company. Very often
these letters carry instruction regard
ing the purchase of safe securities.
Not only are they opened at once
and the instructions carried out if
possible, but an answer is dispatched
by return mail. If necessary, the
wireless is used. This kind of atten
tion our Kauai clients have a right
So to serve that we may continue
Y. M. C. A. NOTES
Members and ex-members of the
Hi-Y club are asked1 to be present
at the all Kauai HI-Y social night on
Saturday the 29th at 7:30, at Hnna
pepe. G. M. Wrisley, who has charge
of the Hi-Y work of the Honolulu
Y. M. C. A. will be prestnt at the
meeting. Probably there are a num
ber of the Kauai Hi-Y boys who are
personally acquainted with Mr. Wris
ley. Those who have not yet met
him will find an opportune moment
next Saturday to come to know him.
Again the occasion on Saturday night
will give the members a chance to
meet one another and talk of the
good times they had in schools mid
In Hi-Y meetings and where-not.
The program will be in the nature
of a HI-Y stag which will 'consist
of stunts, games, Borgs, school yills,
and school songs, etc. Come all imd
show your school spirit. Lc us see
which school will have the largest
attendance. The gathering Is not re
stricted only to HI-Y members. Any
high school student who is interest
ed in the HI-Y club or who Is antici
pating to become n member rext
fall when school opens, is cordially
Nell Locke, secretary of the Kauai
Y. M. C. A. returned yesterday morn
ing after attending the business meet
ing of the Hilo association.
Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Wrisley arriv
ed yesterday morning on a short
vacation trip. Mr. Wrisley has charge
of the Hi-Y department of the Ho
nolulu Y. M. C. A.
All Kauai Hi-Y members and ex
members' meeting will bo held at
Hanapepe on Saturday the 29th at
7:30 p. m.. A big time program is
being prepared. Let us present our
selves at the meeting and welcome
The Kapaa Hi-Y Club held a so
cial last Saturday night in the Ka
paa social hall. There were about
30 yourg men and women who were
the guests of the club. Everybody
had a pleasant evening. The pro
gram consisted of games, songs,
stunts and refreshments. Ed Mor
gan was the master of the evening.
The Makawell boys of Camp 1 met
last Wednesday night and organized
a Y. M. C. A. boys' club. The follow
ing were elected officers of the new
club: President, Taro Chikamoto;
vice president, Shoichl Kayama; sec
retary, Shlgeo Shigeoka; treasurer,
Yoichi Saito. J. Okabe, a student of
the University of Hawaii, is the
leader of the club.
The Eleele boys, under the leader
ship of Henry T. Ishimura organiz
ed a Y. M. C. A. boys' club a week
ago Wednesday night. The officers
of the club are: President, Shigeru
Ishimura; vice president, Hideo
Ohama; secretary, Juichl Fujikawa;
treasurer, Gensaburo Ishimura.
The Pakala young boys met last
Thursday night and enjoyed playing
some of the games which they had
never played before. The boys will
meet again this Thursday evening
and elect their officers. Like all
other Y. M. C. A. clubs, the basis' of
the Pakala boys' club program shall
be strictly on character building-.
The Puhl boys' club will hold a
social next Friday night und they
will invite their parents and the rest
of their family. The program will
consist of Initiation of new members,
games, songs and stunts.
Wholesale and. Retail Groceries
Dry Goods of all Descriptions
AGENTS FO It
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar
Haiku Sugar Company.
Maul Agricultural Company.
Hawaiian Sugar Company.
Kahuku Plantation Compuny.
MeBryde Sugar Company.
Kauai Railroad Company.
Kahului Railroad Company.
Kauai Fruit & Land Company.
The Financial Outlook
The demand throughout the mainland fir high grade in
vestment securities, which has developed as a result of the
gradual lowering of interest rates, exhibits no signs of slack
ening. As a result, bond prices are steadily advancing and it
appears that the time is drawing near when the opportunity
to purchase high degree investment securities at prices which
yield liberal returns will have passed not to return, in all
probability, for many years.
It will soon be true that the investor who had foresight to
accumulate conservative investment securities at present pric
es will be in a position to point with pride to the wisdom
of his judgment.
TRUST CO., LTD.
Don't be Discouraged
Hecause you have not boon
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 to .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.
This is an inexpensive enamelled floor covering which
has qualities peculiarly its own. The enamel is baked onto
the surface till it is a part of the material, just like Hie en
amel on a high class aut bilo.
If it is kept waxed to preserve the surface it will wear
for years. It v. ill wear wonderfully well anyhow.
We will send samples and estimates.
If you will send a plan of your floor with the correct
dimensions of uutfvn and jogs we will send the HAHCOLIN
all cut ready to put in place.
This splendid inexpensive floor covering is onlv one
dollar a square yard.
LEWERS & COOKE, LTD.
H!)-171 South King St., (). Uox L'iKJO. Hon
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
TANKS THAT ARE TANKS
THIS water tank problem, can there be two
sides to it? You have your choice be
tween a wooden lank that must be "swelled"
before it can be used and must be constantly
watched to keep it from running dry, and
an Armco Iron tank. The Armco tank is
ready for use as soon as it is put up. It does
not contaminate the first few fillings as wood
does. If it runs dry no harm is done. And
Armco Iron resists rust because of its !)!).SI
per cent purity.
Can there be two sides to the tank uues
tion? Honolulu Iron Works Co.