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THE PARPEN ISLAND. TUESDAY, AUGUST 29, 1922
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. IIOl'PKR
AUOUST 2!), 1922
GETTING RID OF TIIK RAT
Man shares thin planet with many kinds
of other animals, lie likes to think of him
self aud his own kind as the most important
tenuauls here on earth, and for the most
part lie has succeeded in establishing him
self and his claim to his own satisfaction.
Curiously enough, it is not the larger beasts
of pity which most threatens man. His ohici
danger lurks in the increasing powers of
pests, insects and vermin of all kinds, and in
the increasing range of their dcstruetheiiess.
lii his defense agaiust these, man has made
but liitle headway, while they are increasing
to an extent that is terrifying to scientists
familiar with their encroaches u linn's do
main. There is something almost pathetic in
the fact that an animal apparently so 'insig
nificant as the rat should be today one of
the most destructive of man's enemies At a
conservative estimate this rodent costs Amer
ican .people something like $200,000,000 a
year, mid the Territory of Hawaii pays its
share of that vast sum. Until of late there
has been carried on a defensive eanpaign
agaiust the rat. When in any locality rats
liave become numerous, the campaigns have
become active everybody joined in killing
rats and they stopped the good work as
soon as a considerable number had been done
away with. Outside of the properly loss
which it inflicts, the rat is a menace to the
health of the citizens of the community. As
a carrier of disease germs fatal to man
there is no animal more active thau the rat.
For that reason alone, if for no other reason
the battle against them should continue for
:!") davs in the year.
THAT IS OUT
We see where they're advertising . but
tonless underwear. That's the kind a lot of
us have been wearing for years.
We heard a Lihue woman say yesterday
that if there were no silver gravy ladles it
would be hard to find a bridal present.
How would it do for the hugging motor
ist to take out a one-arm driver's license and
thus keep within the law.
While it was kind for John D. to pose
for a photo on his birthday the results do
not indicate any chance to win a beauty
We wonder why it is so natural for the
average man to think he's cut out for a lady's
Job had his troubles, but he never had two
blowouts within a mile and not a shade tree
How can Ford become the world's rich
est man when every times he sells a flivver
it adds to the sale of John D's gasoline?
In these days you see a good many peo
ple talking back than you do coming back.
They call it the mighty dollar and any
man on Kauai can tell you it's mighty hard
to get and mighty hard to keep after you
More overalls are being sold now than
for several years. If congress doesn't do some
thing pretty quick times are going to get
In this country any boy can fight his
way upward to success unless his father
leaves him loo much spending money.
Lenin is said to be sick again. And it is
also reported that the ISussiaus are afraid
he will recover.
There's a bright side to everything. Men
who chew tobacco don't use perfume.
We can't understand how some fellows
ran drink coffee for forty years and yet
never learn to keep from spilling it on the
As the matter now stands, Germany
seems willing to pay if she can find. some
body that will let her have the money to
pay it with.
FRANCO BRITISH TUNNEL
F,or many years there's been from time to
time, much agitation in favor of a tunnel
between Great Britain aud France, and in
fact, work has progressed to a limited extent
from the British shore, when in 1881 an ex
perimental bore was pushed out under the
sea for a mile and a quarter, when work
was stopped for political reasons, which
have now passed away, and with the new
light of reason shining ou the British mind
all suspicious of French predatory designs
allayed, there is a revival of interest that
may mean the immediate resumption of the
project to connect Great Britain with the
continent by two single track tunnels, con
nected at intervals, aud each 18 feet in dia
meter, and running side by side and but 3G
feet apart, at a depth of 150 below the level
of the Straits of Dover, at the narrowest
point of the channel.
Experience with the construction of oth
er tunnels has removed all doubt about prop
er ventilation, and every modern convenience
and necessity will make the tunnel, which is
to start at Shakespeare on the Dover side
and end at Sangatte on the French coast.
Motive power will be generated at a pow
er station in Kent about ten miles inland.
This tunnel will permit the carrying of mer
chandise and passengers from England to
France or vice versa in 45 minutes, which
is some improvement over the present over
sea system of transportation.
Had this been an American proposition,
there undoubtedly would have been a tunnel
there years ago, and in all probability 'more
thau one or two, as is now proposed. How
ever, the construction of the tunnel will pro
mote peace and harmony in Europe.
Had the tunnel been in existence pre
vious to the war it might have saved the
lives of millions of men who are now dead;
for with easy access Great Britain might
have convinced the German war lords that
they would meet with nothing short of dis
aster of they undertook to disrupt the peace
of Europe. There being no tunnel, the Ger
mans presumed they could prevent the cross
ing of the channel, and so undertook the
conquest of Europe, aud the Lord only knows
how much other territory was included in
their designs. When they got over-confi-
dent, and extended their program to inter
fering with American commerce and the
freedom of the seas, Uncle Sam got busy. It
was then that Germany discovered America
and learned a lesson she will not soon for
get, and she will probably be content to stay
at home for some years to come and employ
her time in adjusting German life to chang
ed governmental conditions that will event
ually mean much for the glory and prosperity
of Germany, whose people would not have
found themselves at least during this gen
eration, had there been a tunnel under the
Straits of Dover; for the war would not
have been fought, and the kaiser and sev
eral other autocrats would have been sit
ting upon thrones that will never again be
occupied by other than duly elected re
presentatives of the people.
The tunnel is a necessity, not only as
a commercial enterprise, but as a factor in
preserving the peace of Europe and the
It must be nice to be a banker and
up occasionally between holidays.
IT is just us important to have your
1 Instructions regarding Investments
go to efficient brokers as it Is to
have an efficient manager to tako
your business instructions. 'J he
stocks and bonds department of the
Trent Trust Company offers eperl
entfj men to hniuil- your business
at this end. You should be on our list
of direct-by iuail clients.
So to serve that we may continue
A meeting of the Lihue grammar
school teachers will be held at the
administration building at 9 o'clock
a. m., Saturday, Sept. 9. 2t-ad.
The Bank of Hawaii Ltd.
BANKING HOURS :
9 A. M. TO 3 P. M.
Dr. T. L. Morgan
Office on Wm, Hyde Rice Premise!
TRAVELING MEN and
Rates per Week: $17.50, $25,
$30, and $35
Rates per Month: $65, $75,
$85 and $120
We're Telling You Again
THAT THE PACIFIC MUTUAL FIVE-WAY POLICY PAYS.
Clip and Mall the Coupon for Additional Information
WATERHOUSE TRUST CO., Ltd.,
Fort and Merchant Streets,
Honolulu, T. H. Phone 6701.
Please Bend book descriptive of the new multiple protec
tion policy of the Pacific Mutual Life Insurance Co., that
"Pays five ways."
Date of Birth: Month-
TRUST CO., LTD.
Don't be Discouraged
Because you have not been
able to, save in the past, but
, make up your mind today to save
some definite part of all
The saving habit has brought
independence to others, and
it will do as much for you.
Acquire the saving habit and
slick to it.
Our savings department will
THE BANK OF BISHOP & CO.. LTD.
Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar
Haiku Sugar Company.
Maul Agricultural Company.
Hawaiian Sugar Company.
Kahuku Plantation Company.
McBryde Sugar- Company.
Kauai Railroad Company.
Kahului Railroad Company.
Kauai Fruit & Land Company.
Ai BE I ?$X
. U.S.PATENT y
State they are getting from 50
per cent to 150 per cent more
mileage from their tires than
before the Coffields were in
stalled. Try a Pair and be
PRICES ON APPLICATION TO
J. H. CATTON
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 the en
amel on a high class automobile.
If it is kept waxed to preserve the surface it will wear
for years. It will wear wonderfully well anyhow.
We will send samples and estimates.
If you will send a plan of your floor with the correct
dimensions of angles and jogs we will send the PABCOLIN
all cut ready to put in place.
This splendid inexpensive floor covering is only one
dollar a square yard.
LEWERS & COOKE, LTD.
109-171 South King St., 1 O. Box 2930, Honolulu
Hawaiian Kona. is the Best
course - -
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
Good News For
CjI'Kt'IALIKTS in pump manufacturing the
.Milwaukee gasoline pump, and the pump
shows it. Milwaukee pumps have a lower lirst
cost, lower operating costs, and higher earn ing
power. They are fast, therefore they sat
isfy customers who are in a hurry and in
duce them to come back again and again.
The Milwaukee is a business builder. You
should have one.
Honolulu Iron Works Co.