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THE GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1922
THE GARDEN ISLAND
.Issued Erery Tuesday
KENNETH C. HOl'l'ER
OCTOBER 31. 15)22
The Garden Island received nn anony
mous letter yesterday morning headed "Ka
paa Note!."' handing out a "roast" to a riti
zen of Kapua district. If
FIGS' YOUR the writer will send in hi
SAME name to this paper the
"Kapau Notts'' witl be pub
lished in our next issue, othei wise they will
go into the waste basket.
Anonymous letters are oi.e of the weak
est and most cowardly metl. ds of expres
sion of sentiment the world knows. The anony
mous letter writer seizes the opportunity of
expressing some hateful sen iment without
using his name, lie belongs to the back
stabbing class. He merely wa.its to be some
voice in the crowd that howls out something
naughty, and then dodges out of view.
Nothing hurts a no-name letter writer so
much as publicity. lie shrinks from the
thought of anybody finding out who be is,
and he wants to do all his meanness in the
There is a well established rule among
newspaper publishers that all communica
tions must be signed to receive consideration.
An unsigned letter is fit for nothing but
waste-basket material and that's where they
. ! .-.i-ii-i.'
The national government is after the graf
ters who took advantage of the war to fraud
ulently obtain money from the government up
on contracts the conditions of which were
never executed, and where the charges were
out of proportion to services rendered. Home
scandalous details will be probed and opened
to public view within the next few months.
The Dayton-Wright Airpjane Co., of Dayton,
Ohio, is now on the gridiron. The government
has filed suit against this company for the re
covery of ?2,40N,2(7.41, which it is alleged was
paid fraudulently and wrongfully to the afore
said company during the war.
The United States government is feeling
around for a fitting place upon which to rest
the burden of its bonus tax. Whatever is
done that tax should not be so adjusted that
it will weigh heavily upon the wage earners.
It should be placed upon the men who specu
late in the necessities of life and those who
profiteer by cornering the markets and extor
tion in any form in which it may appear.
THAT IS OUT
About the hardest thing we know of on
a man's digestion is having to swallow insults.
The boy who is looking for a good house
keeper had better dodge the girl who looks
coyly out of the corner of her eye.
Rudyard Kipling says that in the recent
war England saved her soul. Yes, but it was
the United States that saved her bacon.
It has been our observation that a woman
takes on a life-long job when she marries a
man to reform him.
Mighty few boys are as good as their par-'
cuts think they are or as had as their neigh
bors think they are.
The young fellow who has money to burn
usually has a hot time while it lasts.
The fly that bites you now is the great-great-grandson
of the one you neglected to
swat last spring.
The average man believes that the proof
of the pudding is not in the eating but in the
effect it has on a fellow after he has eaten it.
And after all, there is only two sides lo
a political question the inside and the vide
the candidate professes to make clear to you.
Home with a lot of fellows is just where
they get their mail.
Mexico has struck another revolution but
we suspect that she is only jealous of the
It has about gotten so that when Greek
meets Greek they either start a revolution or a
A New York woman wants a divorce be
cause her husband hit her with an axe. Some
women are so awful touchy.
The buyer is one who demands O. (). D.
now. And it stands for come on down.
At Your Command
T'HE stocks and bonds department
is efficiently inuiiiied by a group
of experienced brokers and no
one need have any hesitancy lu ask
ing them to carry out an investment
order. They are always in close
touch with the market. Their know
ledge of the movements of various
securities is extensive. When their
advice sought by a client it is freely
given. You should be taking advaa
tage of oil these things.
So to serve that we may continue
They say that Henry Ford is the richest
man in the United States, if not in the world.
A Wall street paper that ought to know says
Ford is richer than John D.
110W THEY Rockefeller. That is inter
GOT THEIRS esting and significant. Ford ,
made his money reducing
prices. Ford started out to make a luxury so
cheap that everyone could afford one. John
1). started out to monopolize a necessity and
force everybody to pay his price. Both have
made a success of their respective games. The
great financial interests helped John 1). at
every turn of the game. The same interests
are fighting Henry Ford at every turn. That
is because Ford has introduced a new indus
trial philosophy into American life to pay
as high wages as possible ami to sell as low
and as cheaply as possible. Ford has proved
that it can be done successfully. And that's
why every man believes down deep in his heart
that Henry Ford is actually one of the great
est benefactors the human race has ever
The advertising manager of Senator Ar
thur Capper's farm publications said recent
ly in a national magazine: "if 1 could have
the ears of buyers of nation
LESD...YOUR al advertising for three niin
EAR utes, I'd say something like
this: No advertiser can af
ford to ignore the small town and rural mar
ket. Especially when he remembers that more
than fifty per cent of the literate families of
the United States live on farms and in towns
of less than 2,500 population. They may not
buy Packard cars, but they are worth culti
vating. The man who is not advertising in
rural papers is wasting money and that is
a crime in times like these."
The French government has decided to
take no military action against the Kemalites
in the Near East, and Italy has announced
that she is not in a position to grant mili
tary aid. Several of the Balkan states, favor
able to the allied cause, have taken similar
action. This leaves Great Britain to go it
alone. Evidently France and Italy do not care
to undertake a war out of which, if success
ful, Great Britain would emerge with the
lion's share of the benefits. Greek envoys
have been sent to the United States and to
other countries asking aid in the struggle
against the Turks; but thus far they have
met with little success. However, if the Turks
continue to advance there will be need of
United action on the part of European states
to protect Europe from inundation of Mos
lems. Kemal l'asha, in a toast in honor of
his Smyrna victory responded: ''By Divine
will I nu able to respond to the toast. I
hope within a fortnight to have the privilege
to respond to a similar toast at Adrianople
and even farther afield." This toast of Mus
tapha Kemal is significant. It reveals an
intention on the part of the Turkish com
mander lo wrest from the hands of the Greeks
and the allies the territories lost in the late
war and perhaps in several previous wars.
The fighting zeal of the Moslems is aroused
and enthused with their victory over the
Greeks it appears that they have started up
on a war of conquest.
Many a young fellow in this community
is glad the war is over so he can again ad
dress a second lieutentant as "old timer."
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE
CROWELL ANSWERS HAMADA
Editor, Garden Island: Will you
please publish in your next issue of
the Garden Island, space permitting,
my reply to the letter of James T.
Hamada, defeated, candidate for the
House of Representatives from the
Sixth Representative District, which
is printed in today's Garden Island
from the Nlppu Jiji, and in which he
attributes his defeat to four reasons
or handicaps, as he puts it?
His conclusions as set forth in the
handicaps 1 and 2 appear to me to be
the correct solution of his defeat. He
was a stranger. The great majority
of the voters of Kauai did noLJtuow
him. In fact the writer of this leter
did not know Mr. Hamada until
he heard him make his maiden cam
paign speech at Kekaha, Kauai. It was
his misfortune not to know Mr. Ha
mada. Many other voters on Kauai
had the same .misfortune.
Mr. Hamada admits he was now in
the political game and did not know
the tricks. True; had he been a sea
soned politician he woulif probably
not have been made the "goat." The
sting of defeat would not hafe rank
led in his breast. However, he should
congratulate himself that he got what
he wanted FUN and EXPERIENCE.
It is a human attribute, and the nat
ural thing to do to blame someone else
for a defeat. Such was Adam's atti
tude when he was reproached for the
sin into which he had fallen. Now,
then Mr. Hamada, let me tell you,
whatever else you may have to say to
the contrary, that (1) the members
of the Hawaiian Civic Club of Kauai
did not pay the slightest attention to
your candidacy for the reason that
you were not known throughout the
County of Kauai, and hence a tore
gone conclusion that you could not
get the nomination, (2) the propa
ganda, "No Japs in the legislature"
this time was never used by the Ha
wailana or haoles on this side of the
Island, except by your own people,
who expressed their feelings by say
ing that the time had not arrived tor
an American of Japanese ancestry to
be elected to the legislature, and (3)
the writer did not take the trouble,
for he knows that "blood is thicker
than water," to urge the Japanese boys
of Waimea or of any other district of
Kauai, not to support you.
In conclusion, let me say to you,
Mr. Hamada, play the game as it
should be played; analyze the voting
list of Kauai; take your Kawalhau
votes, ponder over them, and you
ought to see or know that the voters
over there, in spite of the backing
you claim to have received from a
"powerful Garden Island politician"
threw you down. And when the voters
of your precinct, where you are sup
posed to be well known, give you one
fifth of the total number of votes cast
in your precinct, you should say "I
blame no one by myself, the "pure
bunk" (your own words) bait with
which I fished for votes, was unat
tractive." Aloha no kakou,
W. O. CROWELL.
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