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THE" GARDEN ISLAND TUESDAY, NOV. 28, 1922
THE GARDEN ISLAND
Issued Every Tuesday
KENNETH C. ITOITKR
NOV. 28. 11)22
J. M. LYDOATE PASSES
Kauai's loss at the passing of John
Mortimer Lydgate yesterday is immeasurable
and it will only be with the passing of the
years that the depth of loss will be realized.
Identified as the one outstanding public
spirited man whose foresight has done much
to' preserve for the people the scenic beauty
spots "of Kauai, for it is through his energy
that the Wailua l'ark, the llaeua Caves, and
many other local beauly spots have been set
aside as public property.
His connection with the llele Loas and
the Historical Society up to the time of his
illness lias done more to acquaint local peo
ple and the new teachers with the natural
wonders ami historic spots of Kauai, than
any other one factor. His intimate knowledge
of Hawaiian flora and legends iind local his
tory, made the jaunts of these huis a real
As pastor of the Lihuo I'nion church for
twenty-five years, it can be said that the
great forward strides that the community
lias made in religious and missionary work,
have been the actual result of his unselfish
devotion to this work during his term as
The heartfelt sympathies of the commun
ity go out to his wife and sons in their loss.
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A WORD TO THE WISE
We are approaching the holiday season
once more, and Christmas will be here be
lore we know it, and before a lot ot people
are ready lor it.
Alreud daily papers and magazines
reaching Avauai are inieu with tempting oi
lers of holiday goods, and already those who
are given to buying out of town or patron
izing mail order houses are doubtless com
mencing to send their dollars so far away
that they will never come back. In a way
our own merchants are largely to blame for
a good deal of this money leaving the com
munity. The old habit of wating until a few
days before Christinas to advertise holiday
goods, or any other bargains, is the very
thing the city stores and mail order houses
enjoy. They take advantage of the situation,,
start advertising early, and get business
right under the nose of the merchant who
puis olf advertising until the last minute.
They get money that could be kept at home
if holiday, 'and fall and winter advertising
was started earlier by our own merchants,
and continued steadily.
The mail order men are wise, because
they have studied methods pursued by thou
sands of merchants in our smaller towns.
They know that the advertiser who gets to
the people first is the one who is going to
rake off the cream of the business. So they
start early, keep it up steadily, and win out.
There is no good excuse lor letting them
get away with it this year. But the way to
keep them from getting away with it is to
start NOW and advertise fall, winter and
holiday goods and don't stop as long as
people are buying that class of goods.
. According to reports being sent to
Washington, there are now as many people
dodging taxes as there are dodging automo
biles. The "tax slackers" of the country are
said to be robbing Cncle Saul of something
like a hillk.ii dollars yearly. Certain delin
quents are congratulating themselves over
their ability to slide by without paying their
share of.-taxes, thus making the burden hard
er for those who want to be honest enough
to settle theirs. The law has not yet reach
ed them, but L'ncle Sain says it will. The
long, strong arm of the tax division of the
treasury department may swing the dragnet
pretty slowly, but sooner or later it will
reach the minnows as well as the whales.
The revenue goblins '11 get you if you don't
watch out, and it's belter to be safe now than
sorry to the tune of a big fine later on. Ir
may hurt io have to pay taxes but it'll hurt
worse later on if vou don't.
According to his own figures, Henry
Ford makes about 1 in just about the same
length of time it takes you to read this paragraph.
Every now and then Bryan remembers
that President Harrison was tS years old
when he was inaugurated.
Let Us Give Thanks
IT IS A 'GOOD THING to pause ulong about
this time of year and take a little inven
tory of the blessings that have come to
you within the past twleve months. It helps
you to more fully appreciate your own worth
to the community, it helps you to realize the
worth of those you call your neighbors and
your friends, and it sort of puts you in tunc
to push on thru another year determined to
make it, too, one worth while to yourself
and those about you.
I roubles have come into some of our
hearts since one year ago we were called upon
to observe the day ot Thanksgiving. Maybe
sickness has laid a heavy hand upon you or
a member of your family, l'ossibly financial
allairs have not moved in the same smooth
line you would prefer. That thing you tall
"had luck-' may have crossed your path, and
for a inoiiicnl darkened your life with its
shadows. Not every day can we expect fate
to smile upon us.
But sum it up, weigh it with the lot of
someone else and you will find some cause
Kr joining in this day of Thanksgiving. You
will find joy in giving thanks that you live
in a land where every man is his own king,
and in his own province. Vou will look into
the lace of the loved-ones about you, uud
feel thankful that they have been spared to
keep you company. You will shake the hand
ol a neighbor and feel in that grip the pledge
of assistance when you really need it. Y'ou
will sit by your own hearthstone, about your
own festal board, and thank Providence that
famine and hunger have not set foot upon
your doorstep, but that you are blessed with
the necessities of life, and that you got them
in the only honest way thru honest labor
The time of Thanksgiving is with us
again, and we do not believe there is in all
Kauai one so miserable as not have at least
something to be thankful for. Therefore, let
us, each in his own simple way, open our
hearts in praise to the One who has shelter
ed us, protected us, and brought us safely
to another harvest time. Let us, as peaceful,
law-abiding, God-loving citizens of the grand
est nation on the globe, renew our pledge
of service to our families and our homes ,and
forgetting the dark spots along the pathway
over which we have passed, hope for only
sunshine for ourselves and our fellow men in
all the days to come.
It's but a short time until Christinas.
And Just about time for some fathers to
commence Talking about going to the poor
To get a license to run an auto in some
states you have to have experience; but in
marriage you get the experience after you
get the license.
Plasterers are making !?- (iay in Chi
cago. That would be all right if they didn't
have to live in Chicago.
A Boston woman worth a million dollars
has married a janitor. She is a wise woman
if the janitor has any coal.
As a usual thing the automobile that
turns turtle was not going like a turtle.
The Way Your
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This reply comes by return mail,
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So to serve that we may continue
LETTERS FROM THE PEOPLE
To Ye Editor: Anft Martin of Ne
vada, once candidate for United
States Senator in that state, de
clared In an article In the San
Francisco Call recently, that It la
useless to try to make ends meet
la the average home unless the
wife, even though she be a mother,
work In Industry or commerce.
She declares that "men themselv
es, today are suffering from their
self-imposed theories, that women
must be supported and protected"
which has produced a race of over
worked men and, to some extent,
With both father and mother
working, In spite of the doleful
conclusions ot "This Freedom," we
are more likely to have a race of
fully developed human beings In
stead of one composed of struggling,
overtrained men and backward, sup
Miss Martins theory, while It is
a striking one, Is not so much a
notion spun out of her own mind
as It is a rationalization of the
course of events actually taking
place, whether some of us like It
or not. And the sight of some over
dressed, . over-fed, underworked wo
men, makes one like the course of
events fairly well, at that.
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The Financial Outlook
The demand throughout the mainland for high grade in
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