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THE dALRDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17. 1922.
Issued Erery Tuesday
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TUESDAY : :
MIXING V. S. MAIL WITH FERTILIZER
Once more has the Imcr-lsland Steam
Navigation Company expressed their public
bedainned sentiments. This time it U in the
manner in which they handle the United
The last two trips of the Kinau the mail
has arrived at Lilme so permeated with the
smell of fertilizer that it was nauseating to
handle it. and any breadstuff's, cut flowers
or oilier perishable articles, arriving by those
mails must certainly have been ruined.
The matter was reported to the postal
nutlioi it its in Honolulu by Postmaster Long
st ret h after the arrival of the mail on Octo
ber ."th. This complaint was turned over to
the Inter-Island people but without appar
ent effect, because, on the very next trip of
the Kinau. arriving last Thursday morning,
the same disgusting conditions prevailed
the mail slunk to the high l eavens.
Isn't it about time Untie Sam look a
hand in the matter?
;' it were iieer we wovu help
On the board's own motion the county en
gineer was given full authority to call for
bids for 1 0(10 barrels of asphalt to be opened
at the next meeting. From Supervisors' Min
utes. The scientists who, under (he direction
of Or. A. V. Kidder, are excavating the buri
ed ruins of lVcos, New Mexico, have deter
mined that i'ecos was a flourishing city nine
centuries ago, and that it was a walled city
having buildings three stories in height, and
was inhabited by cultured and philosophical
people well advanced in civilization.. The
Spaniards found the Aztecs to be civilized
people, living in we'll built cities and having
a well organized form of government. In
many ways their civilization rivaled that of
their Spanish conquerors, and they were far
a more peaceful and humane people. Colum
bus, in discovering America opened this coun
try to one of the most dreadful orgies of
crime in the records of nations. Of all the
millions of people who inhabited the south
western portion of this country, Mexico,
Central America and the northern and west
ern portions of South America, none of their
descendants are left, and their ruined cities
and temples are all that remains of a civ
ilzation that was in many ways superior to
lhat of the cruel Spaniards, who desolated
not only the main land but the islands of
the sea in their thirst for gold and other pre
cious metals Ihe country afforded. There
are records in China that show that their
Buddhist explorers visited America in the
year 4:!2 and lhat in the year (r 1 a Chinese
expedition penetrated as far as San Bias,
Mexico. The Chinese explorations may ac
count in a measure for the civilization of the
territory so cruelly exploited by the Span
iards. There is a (dose resemblance to Asi
atic sculpture in the ruined cities and tem
ples and in statuary and works of art that
have been unearthed by the explorers.
What ever decrees Dame' Fashion may
issue regarding the length of women's skirts
it is doublful if ever again the women of
America return to the long, dust-raising and
dust-catching skirt of the past. That skirts
will be longer there is no doubt, but they
will be fashioned upon hygienic lines; far
enough from the ground to avoid the dust
and yet low enough for beauty and comfort.
The only pari of this country's food sup
ply raised by the middleman is the price.
Jf a good rule works both ways, not
breaking a looking glass means seven years
Since men have taken to flying around
like birds we may soon have to have scare
crows instead of lightning rods.
The average boy thinks the worst thing
about a girl's bobbed hair is that she has to
wash her neck.
Talk about your co -opera! ion we see in
the exchange where a San Francisco man
1 1 1 I . wooed and won a girl in half an hour.
Many a man who ought to be puddling
his own canoe is sitting around wishing it
was a motor boat.
We don't know how many people will
agree with us, but to our way of thinking
even a homely woman is pre! tier than a pret
: : : : OCTOBER 17, l22.
BEER COXTEXTMEXT FOR LABOR
A candidate for Representative in the
United States Congress from a California
district, who has avowed his sympathy with
Ihe deceptive "light wines and beer'' move
ment for the nullification of the Eighteenth
Amendment, professes to believe that the
prohibition of intoxicating liquors is the
chief cause of the strikes and other labor
disturbances so widely prevalent, and declar
es lhat the amendment of the Volstead law
so as to permit the sale of certain kinds of
alcoholic beverages will make labor "pros
perous and contented."
In so far as ihe "liquor prosperity'' is
concerned, the American workers need hard
ly be reminded thai the record of ante-prohibition
years shows at various limes just as
many strikes, lockouts and wage reductions
as the counlry lias experienced since the ad
option of national prohibition. The workers
know also that the comparative little distress
among those living in enforced idleness dur
ing the past two years is largely due to the
fact lhat with the abolition of the saloon a
greater percentage of the earnings of labor
has gone into the savings banks and the
strikers have therefore been in a better po
sition to hold out for what they regard as a
fair living wage. The promise of prosperity
thru restoring opportunities for spending a
large part of labor's weekly wages in the
corner saloon will not deceive many of those
to whom it is made.
The notion that Ihe workers in Ameri
can mines, mills, and factories will become
more contented if they are allowed to drink
alcoholic compounds is one worthy of the
stupid liquor interests that have always
shown their ignorance of the popular con
sciousness. When the prohibition amend
ment was before the several stale legisla
tures for ratification the same appeal was
made to labor, which was urged to rise in
its might and defeat a policy that, it was
claimed, would implant the thought of dis
contentment. The American workers are not
made of the stuff that is afraid of becoming
discontented if they believe there are good
grounds for dissatisfaction. They know that
all progress, from the caveman living on
shellfish up to modern civilization, has had
its origin in a yighteous discontent with
things as they were. The desire for improve
ment of living conditions, better shelter,
food, and clothing, for all that: distinguishes
the civilized man from the savage, has been
the motive power that has changed the as
pect of the world. A blind and ignorant dis
content with natural laws and forces may
do much harm. An equally great injury
would be worked against the establishment
of a harmonious social order if the masses
of the people were to be lulled into a false
contentment by alcoholic or other drugs.
It is reported that some employers of
labor are making contributions to the anti
prohibition movement, with the mistaken idea
that a return of liquor drinking will make
Uicir employees more docile. When the facts
as to this financial assistance to the nulli
fication cause are made public they may ex
plain the prosperity of the various "anti-Yol-stead"
leagues and associations. The Chris
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