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THE GARDEN ISLAND, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1922
Solve your gift problems
Make an appointment to
day. It's none too early
Kodak Film Finishing
THIS IS THE LAST MONTH
If you have not formed the habit of keeping a
few bottles of
in your ice box, for the unexpected caller, you
should not let the year end without doing so.
It solves the question of "What can I offer Ihem
Phone 44 1 L or "112-W
Lihue Ice & Electric Power Co., Ltd.
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General Automobile Repairing
and Machine Work
BATTERY WORK A SPECIALTY
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Tel. 288 L
P. O. Box 236, Lihue
Our Christmas exercises will
held on Thursday, December 14.
Senator John Kealoha and Representative-elect
S. W. Meheula paid
us a visit lust week.
Rev. Iniui of Tokio, on his way to
the United States, was a visitor last
Next week will be vacation time
and a number of our teachers are
planning to go to Honolulu to spend
Miss Johnson has been selected
as one of the four delegates from
Kauai to the meeting of the Hawaii
Education Association to be held
at Kahului, Maul, December 28 to
The shop boys mado a variety
of toys for Christmas.
Planting In the school . garden has
LIHUE GRAMMAR SCHOOL
Three of our new school units aro
complete and the teachers and pupils
who are now occupying the Japanese
language school, will move In as soon
as the new desks are Installed.
The remaining five units aro now
being painted and Mr. Wise, the con
tractor, say's that they will ho ready
by January 1. How glad we will be to
get out of these Imperfectly lighted
and leaky old buildings.
The shop boys are very much Inter
ested In our work this year and hope
to turn . out some good work for the
Our garden is doing fine this year.
We have quite a lot of vegetables.
This has been quite a good year for
gardens. The rains bave come just
Our boys, have organized a football
team and like the game very much.
Miss Halite Davis, one of our sixth
grade teachers, who has been sick in
the Lihue hospital for the past six
weeks, is reported to be much bettor.
We will have our Christmas exer
cises on Friday morning at 8 o'clock.
The special singers will give us some
pretty Christmas carols before the
presents are distributed. '
X)ur examinations were all finished
last week and we are anxiously wait
ing for our marks to see whether wo
passed or not.
Kiyoml Hashimoto, now of Kauai
high school, wrote a nice letter to Mr.
Simpson last week telling of the work
of the former grammar school stu
dents there. He reports that all are
happy and doing their best.
The teachers of Lihue grammar
school are one hundred per cent in
their membership in the Kauai Edu
cation -Association, the Hawaii Educa
tion Association and the National Ed
ucation Association for the school year
Mr. and Mrs. Simpson were guests
at a poi luncheon given last Sunday
by Mr. and Mrs. Henry WiBe, at their
home in Waimea.
The Girl Reserves of Lihue gram
mar school held their Christmas par
ty on Monday afternoon. They gaVe
a play called "Christmas Light." Af
ter playing games, refreshments were
WAIMEA JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
The honor students for the mid
semester , are -Eddie Pupuhi, Ah Pau
Chlng, August Perry, Masao Seto,
Tsin 01 Ching, Edward Cabsenha,
and Kenso Kinoshlta.
Mrs. Lucy Wright and Mrs. Nora
Chang represented the school at
the special meeting of the Kauai
Education at Lihue, on Dec. 9.
Practically every child In the
school has a copy of "101 Best
Songs," a cheap collection of the
oldest and most familiar American
songs. With each child having his
own copy the school music Is an
easier matter to handle and a great
deal more work can be done.
Fred Aaser, of Kekaha, has given
the school garden four dozen 2
months old sweet pepper plants
They are perrenials and hardy
plants. More chickens continue to
arrive at the school. Four last week
was recorded. The week before there
were three. The coop Is almost full.
With the purchase of a pig the
school barnyard deluxe will be com
plete. The rains of the last week
has greatly helped the grass in the
school yard, also weeds.
A neat diploma or certificate from
the headquarters of the National
Education Association has been re
ceived and framed. It hangs beside
the one of last year. Monday Is vis
itors' day at the school and it is
hoped htat all parents who have
children In school will make it a
point to visit the school and see
the work that is being done here.
Invitations have been made thru
the children and in other ways
which will encourage more visitors
from the ranks 'of the parents of
school children. The enrollment this
week Is 576.
"Practice continues for tho show of
the ages, which will be given at
Waimea Hall on December 9. It
will be a juvenile mlrthquako, posi
tively the last show to be given
by the school this year, and the last
one of its kind ever shown in the
district. The proceeds will be spent
on the Christmas celebration at the
school, December 14.
A BIT OF ANCIENT HISTORY
Thirty years ago a school agent
was appointed by the board of
education for each district. The
teachers received their supplies
from the school agent and the teach
ers' warrants also came thru the
Some of the teachers were ap
pointed thru the recommendation of
a school agent and sometimes a
school agent did not have a pleas
ant time with the people of bis
At one time a very interesting
petition was received by a school
agent which read something like
To the honorable board of education,
To the school agent of the district
Loves to you
We aro the mothers and fathers
of. the childrens staying at
We ask you very much to put Mr.
to be the teacher of our
childrens, we will obeys him and
our childrens too.' He Is smart in
the Britania language. Please give
him good pay .Goodbye to you, and
Here are our names:
Mr. John .
Mr. Hanale . Etc.
The petition was
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Resume of Special
Business Meeting of
K. E. A. Dec. 9th
To establish a department of pri
mary education ns a branch of the
Hawaii Education Association. Carried.
To request legislature for appropri
ations for speakers from mainland to
conventions. Not carried.
Paid executive secretary for tha H.
E. A. Not carried.
Board of Education to fix salary
schedule and not legislature as at
present. Not carried.
It was recommended that principals
report to supervising principal as to
new buildings needed.
To have on each Island a teachers'
library of special texts on pedagogy.
Books to be carried by local library.
Supplementary readers and equip
ment for elementary and high srhools.
To support request of department. Car
ried. Local library to have charge of sup
plementary books in the future if it
be possible for the library to handle
these books. Carried.
Americanization; report of commit
tee adopted. Will be published.
Standards fof teachers' certificates.
Further time given committer To
submit report to delegates to Maui
Proposal that a superintendent of
public instruction be selected and ap
pointed by the commission board
and not by the governor and senate as
at present. Voted to make no changes
in the present manner of appointment.
Report of committee on industrial
education to further the work, partic
ularly In agriculture. Carried.
Proposed legislation as to medical
and dental supervision. Resolutions
adopted at convention November 3rd
to support request of board of health.
To hold a school fair at Lihue (gram
mar school buildings) Way 20th, 1923.
Carried. Voted to appropriate $.10
Committee on publicity reported on
manner and methods of work.
One kindergarten for every 1000 pu
pils enrolled six for Kauai. Carried.
Supervisor of primary work on Ka
uai. Not carried.
Delegates elected to Maui conven
tion of H. E. A.: Miss C. A. Thomp
son, Makaweli; Miss M. Louise John
son, Kapaa; Mrs. Charles Fern, Lihue;
Miss P. Osborn, Koloa. Nominated us
delegates to N. E. . A. convention at
San Francisco, July, 1923: Miss B. E.
L. Hundley, Mr..Dollinger, G. S. Raymond.
Dr. Emerson Speaks
at Teachers Meeting
The Kauai Education Association
held a special meeting at the Kauai
high school last Saturday. It was ex
tremely fortuiate that Dr. Emerson
was on the Inland and kindly consent
ed to speak at this meeting. He had
a message for teachers in reRurtl to
the general school problem of under
nourished children. He spoke of con
ditions in schools and came nearer
to one of the vital problems of the
classroom than has any other lectur
er to teachers In Hawaii In many
years. It Is really regretful that all
local teachers did not hear Dr. Em
erson who Is undoubtely the interna
tional authority of child welfare.
There has been for some timo con
siderable argument concerning langu
age schools und that attending them
retards the pupils who also attend the
public schools. The retardation of the
children caused by malnutrition in Ha
waii far exceeds that caused by at
tendance at foreign language schools.
In fact, we have in the islands a truly
serious problem of over-worked and
under-fed-children. They, in many cas
es, will in later years, be a burden in
public sanatoria to tax payers. This
alone is sufficient reason why the
public should be concerned..
Dr. Emerson's remarks anent the
school not being humane enough is a
cardinal point for every teacher daily
to realize. Health of the school pupil
is far more important than is scholas
tic records. It seems improbable,
thought, that all teachers will immed
iately comprehend the importance of
this fact. Perhaps it Is due to an over
emphasis of subject matter and the
insatiate desire to drive the child thru
school. Then, too, parents are too of
ten unduly ambitious to have the child
promoted at any expense of good
health. Finally, also, are the ever
present conditions of poverty.
Much of the so-called welfare work
in the islands is only a tardy attempt
to patch up social distress rather than '
seek and destroy the causes. Weigh
ing and measuring children is worth
while when the reasons for the lack
of proper growth are discovered. To
aid and help the child in normal de
velopment Is the great need. Dr. Em
erson knows the methods and It is
hoped that he will Bhow many in Ha
waii how to carry on his wonderful
Give your friend a nice magazine
for Christmas. Send your order to
the K. C. Hopper News Agency, Li
hue. Phone , 22 L Ad.
the school agent by the teacher-to-be.
After reading the petition the
school agent put it aside.
A few days later a teacher was
appointed contrary to the wish of
the parents. There was a howl
and a demand was made
why the petition was not granted.
Committee after committee was
sent to the agent. It took weeks
and months before the parents for
got about the doings of the school
agent. It is a different thing today.
The petition goes to the Board of
Education direct and the teacher is
appointed according to his efficiency.
Hanapepe Chop Sui House and Bakery
Chop Sui Served Daily
Special Chop Sui Dinners Prepared to Order
HONOLULU ICE CREAM IN TiAKEKY
Mr. and Mrs. Ma Lum, Props.
P. O. Rox 104
Waimea Stables, Ltd.
AT WAIMEA and NAWIL1WILI
The Most Famous Garages on Kauai.
The place to get transportation to
The Barking Sands, Olokele Canyon
Waimea Canyon, Kokee Camps
Kukuiolono Park, Wailua Falls
Hanalei and Haena Caves
Our automobiles are comfortable, our drivers are re
liable and have been with us for many years, and
know every Inch of the country.
We Rent Ford Cars Without Drivers
Ws run the stage I'ne between Lihue and Kekaha
three round trips per week
We do draylng and hauling by trucks all over the Island.
A. GOMEZ. Mgr.
Tel. 43 W
CLEM GOMES. Mgr.
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