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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, SEPT. 12, 1922
THE GARDEN ISLAND
I uucd Erery Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOPPER Managing Editor
TUESDAY ; ; SEPT. 12. 1922
OA THE ROAD
Common sense should prevail at all times
I on the part of the automobile driver. The
great danger on the road is in passing another
either when meeting one or overtaking one
on the highway. It is here that special atten
tion should be given to driving. One automo
bile driver from the west aide of the island,
. whose experience covers several years, said
. to us a few days ago, in speaking of this
"It is not only a serious breach of mo
toring etiquette but also a violation of the
law to spewl up and attempt to race a car
which has signalled its intention of passing
to the left of you. Too many drivers appear
to consider this a challenge to a test of
speed; that they nniBt uphold the honor of
their machine by stepping' on the gas and
tearing along at ten of fifteen miles an
hour faster than they had been going. This
is responsible for a number of accidents, usu
ally to the car on the outside which is pre
vented from getting back on its own side of
the road and is liable to a collision with a
machine coming from the opposite direction.
"The moment a horn is sounded behind
you, draw as far as possible to the right
without endangering your own car, ahd let
the other fellow drive past. He may have a
good reason for his haste. But, even if he
has not, he is not issuing a challenge to
race. He is merely giving one of the signals
of the road that is recognized by law. And
he is entitled to have his wishes complied
GETTING SO BETTER FAST
The refusal of France to accept Germany's
proposal for a moratorium of five months
was followed by another slump in the price
of the mark. It now requires nineteen hundred
marks to equal one good American dollar.
With German paper currency depreciating
week after week, and the government print
ing presses running at high speed to keep
up the supply of fiat currency that cannot
be redeemed, there seems to be a pressing
need of a financial overhauling an aban
donment of the present financial system and
the establishment of monetary system upon
a solid gold basis. Germany has, or may not
have the gold ; but she has the resources that
are worth all that is necessary to bolster
up her tottering finances and establish cred
it. As long as Germany follows the example
of Russia, in making up for depreciation by
the issues of a greater quantity of almost
worthless paper fiats she will continue to
slide until in the end her creditors will take
possession of visible assets and Germany's
finances will be administered by, an allied
commission that will collect her revenues
and endeavor to pull together the crumbling
fabric of the German republic.
THAT IS OUT
If long skirts should come back into
style there will be more darned stockings
worn than there have been for years.
We heard a Waimea man say yesterday
that managing a wife would be al right if
such a thing were possible.
, Lloyd George says he can see another big
war coming. We hope he doesn't point it out
Wouldn't this be a wonderful world if
they probed the railrond wrecks before they
God made this world in seven days; and
some men have been trying to wreck this
masterpiece ever since.
"Is your money working hard enough?"
reads a headline in a daily paper. Yes. Hard
enough but not long enough.
The loafer has some advantages, but he
misses the fun of going out on strike every
now and theu.
Thanksgiving Day is coming, so you'd
better start now trying to think of something
to be thankful for.
People who do not own their own homes
will tell you that the worst thing about pay
ing rent, is it won't stay paid.
We used to say of some girls, that "they
put everything on their backs." Rut we can't
say that the way they dress now.
THE EGG LAY1XG CONTEST
The egg-laying contest inaugurated by
the University of Hawaii, the rules governing
which appear in the extension letter on an
other page, is no doubt going to prove of
great benefit to the pouljry raisers, great
and small, throughout the territory.
Most people have a few chickens in their
back yards from which they get a few un
dersized eggs now and then, but knowing
they ARE chickens and not ducks or turkeys
is about the extent of the average raiser's
knowledge concerning them.
There are a number of poultry raisers
throughout the territory who have flocks of
the best pure-bred fowls. Pens from these
flocks will be entered in the egg-laying con
test which begins November 1, this year, and"
ends October 31, 1923.
During this period the fowls will be
under the direct care and supervision of ex
perts of the university, and will live under
conditions calculated to make them pro
duce the largest number of eggs possible.
At the end of the period a great deal more,
no doubt, will be knowu about the care of
poultry and egg production in these islands
than is known at present.
FOOD WILL BE PLENTY
For the fourth time in the history of
the United States, this country will have this
year a three billion bushel corn crop and an
unprecedented crop of bay, exceeding the re
cord crop of 1919 by one million three hun
dred thousand tons, and the second largest
crop of white potatoes ever grown, and whicji
is now forecasted at 440 million, or two mil
lion bushels less than the record crop of
1917. Sweet potatoes will probably make
another record. There will be plenty of to
bacco and smokes should be cheaper than
they are now. The estimate for the tobacco
crop is one million four hundred twenty-five
thousand pounds. Fruits are generally in
abundance. The wheat crop is good and the
people need not fear a shortage in any food
Industrial conditions are better than a
year ago and there will be more money in
circulation; so that all who want to work
may find employment, and there seems to
be no good reason why this country is not
coming to the winter sea ton with one of the
greatest supplies of food stuffs in its his
tory. Strikes are hindering progress at pres
ent, but these will probably be adjusted at
an early date, and the people of this country
should get thru the winter in comfort and
plenty barring the fuel shortage, which will
be felt keenly in some districts, and those
too where fuel is most needed.
Sometimes about all that the early bird
gets is hungry.
If you live right you won't have to wor
ry about what the newspapers say about you.
If all of us got what we think we are
worth the mints would have to double pro
duction to pay us.
Only the man who has gone without a
smoke for a whole day can appreciate the
suffering of the girl who gets down town and
finds she has forgotten her powder bag.
You Always Know
What We're Doing
XWHEN you send an order to a
broker to buy or sell securi
ties you want to be advised prompt
ly that your order was received and
what action has been taken. The
stocks and bonds department of the
Trent Trust Company makes prompt
ness its slogan. We send you an
acknowledgement by return mall or
use the wireless If necessary.
So to serve that we may continue
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE
Kapaa, Kauai, Sept. 9. Editor Gar
den Island: Much as I dislike to
take up an issue of such unpleasant
nature, certain remarks printed in
the sporting columns of your last
paper regarding my umpiring in the
Kauai league games have made it
imperative that I explain my side of
the matter thru your paper. These
remarks appeared under the heading
of "Llhue-Makee Notes," supposed
to be edited by Mr. Charles Fern.
In reply to the statement that I
made an appeal to Umplre-in-Chlef
Sanborn on a close decision disput
ed by the Llhue team, I wish to
state that I never made the appeal
and never intended to. Before the
game, when Manager Sheldon of
the Makees told me that the Lihues
were going to appeal all disputed
decisions made by me, I told him
that they have no right to do it,
and I knew of no agreement between
the Llhue and Makee managers. It I
had known that there was any In
tention of ignoring the official base
ball rules, I would have refused to
umpire the game, as any person,
self-respecting and with some com
mon sense, would do.
I swallowed the humiliation of the
first appeal for the sake of the
game, but asecond appeal by Fern
immediately after that was making
it too much like a kid's game, and
I would have refused to officiate
further if they could find another
umpire who was willing to suffer
under such unsportsmanlike treat
ment. It was a disgrace to the lea
gue and an insult to the great na
tional game of baseball.
As to my never missing them in
the pinches, may I ask Mr. Fern
just when does he consider a game
to be in the pinches? Will he back
up his statement by citing thru your
columns the instances when my de
cisions favored one team against
another in the pinches? If he real
ly knows when the pinches come
in and answers these questions
honestly, he will find that his re
marks are without foundation. I
have always rendered my decisions
exactly as I saw the plays, which
is the best you can ask of any um
plre, and I am sure that a majority
of the Kauai fans know that I have
been honest in my conclusions. In
this connection, my cnosclence does
not bother me in the least.
In conclusion, I might say that
I have both played and umpired the
game in different leagues before
taking up with the Kauai league,
but I have never come across such
poor sports as the few (only a few,
I am glad to say) I have met up
with on this island. If such peo
pic are allowed to pilot the affairs
of this league, which I am sure the
Kauai public enjoys and appreciates,
It can only point to one of two re
sults: It will either kill the sport
on this island, or it will degrade it
to an undisciplined and rowdy game.
Some people read and learn the
official baseball rules by heart and
think they are quite perfect in the
knowledge of baseball; yet, when
it comes to a showdown, they vio
late the very principles of baseball.
Again, some people are inclined to
judge others by themselves. Such
people make themselves conspicuous
on the ball field and pass out ac
cusations that are absolutely
Thanking you in advance for the
space, I am
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stantial Advance in prices for bonds in general, the present
outlook indicates a gradual trend toward the level which
prevailed some years ago, particularly as applied to. issues
of the better 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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