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HAWAIIAN OAZETT.E! FRIDAY,- JULY 2r. 1918; SEMkWEEKLYE f
THE HAWAIIAN GAZETTE
Roderick o. matbeson, editor
The Next Move
NOW tliat we have the Republican platform,
who'ie are the Republican candidates to
come from who will put into deeds the pledpes
therein contained?
The principal planks of the platform contain the
pledges of loyalty to the government, the promises
to back up and help the Nation and the pledges
t6 support the boys at the front while they are
there and to help them when they return. And
those planks contain all the requisites of good
government, if they are carried out.
. The principal demand being made today upon
all citizens by the federal government is for war
time economy, for thrift, for the elimination of
non-essentiaU and the increased production of
things that are essential to winning, the war. A
legislature honestly striving to carry out these
things can do much. The average legislature, as
, we have seen it in Hawaii, practises no economy,
does nothing to encourage thrift and sits back
liappily satisfied if one-tenth of its
can be devoted to essential things.
Ninety percent of our legislative energy is wast
ed on politics. More than half its expenses are
made for political reasons.
' There arc many Republicans in Hawaii who
could be trusted to sit in the coming legislature
with a becoming sense of the seriousness of the
financial situation into which Hawaii is rapidly
drifting, men who would fulfill these loyalty
pledges of the platform. Some of these men are
already more or less in the field, but not enough
of them It is quite unlikely that there will be
enough volunteers. Many ritust be drafted and
i would require small persuasion on the part of
the Republican leaders this year to induce enough
men of the "dollar a year" brand to "do their bit"
in the legislature.
If these leaders will do this it would give to
. the platform pledges a solid background of sin
' cerity. That ought to be the next move.
w. a. a.
Prohibition an Issue
ONE of the very important issues of the vari
ous State election campaigns this year will
be that of prohibition. The legislatures of thirty
four States have not yet voted on the constitu
tional amendment to provide a bone dry Nation
and in these States many a candidate will rise or
fall on the stand he takes for or against the amend
, ment.
, It requires the ratification of thirty-six States
in all to add an amendment to the Constitution.
Already a vote has been taken in fourteen States,
' and of these all but one have ratified prohibition.
One has gone on record as in opposition, this
being Louisiana, which, however, has the right to
rescind this at any time before December 18, 1924,
by a majority vote of the legislature.
Of the thirty-four States yet to vote, it will re
quire a ratification from twenty-three to put na
tional prohibition into effect. The anti-probihi-tionists
require the votes of twelve more States
to defeat the amendment and the liquor forces are
concentrating their strength in an effort to elect
at least that many anti prohibition legislatures.
The States which have already passed the
amendment are Mississippi, Virginia, Kentucky,
South Carolina, Maryland, Texas and Georgia in
the South: Massachusetts and Delaware in the
North, and Montana and Arizona in the West.
w. a. a.
Military Roads
EVERYBODY knows the important part which
automobiles, taxis and motorbuses have play
ed in the war. but not everybody remembers the
part performed by the good roads which have
rendered such signal service jossible. For years,
the fine, macadamized, well-kept highways of
France have been the admiration of travelers.
Today, many of these roads are worn by the in
cessant traffic of ar and are torn by shot and
shell. Hut if the French bad been content with
anything less than perfection before ll14, the war
automobiles would have had small chance for
speed or jreat usefulness. An officer in the engi
neer corps of the I'uited States Army has recently
declared that, in an emergency, it would be pos
sible to get together, in a few days, on the west
front JOO.OOO automobiles, which would be able
to rush K(X),000 men and their equipment over the
French highways to any weak spot in the line.
Napoleon knew that a good road was always an
important inilitarx asset; so did the modern
Frenchman .--Christian Science Monitor.
w. s. s.
Return Tickets From
France
IT has been said, truthfully, that thv return ticket
of our boys in France will be secured largely
through American savings nf wheat, sugar, meats
and fats.
The boys in the trenches will win in just such
projMjrtion as they are backed up by the folks
at home.
' It is essential that tht-rc be built up in this
country a reserve supply of fxul just as it is
necessary that the army be guaranteed clothing,
guns and ammunition.
Saving money alone will not guarantee a food
supply. .Nature seems fickle sometimes ami I'M1'
and 1 ''30 may be lean years. Therefore, out of
the abundance of 1(18 America must save even as
she saved of the 117 crops to feed her Army and
J'avy and share with the armies and civilians of
FRIDAY MORNING,
JULY 26. 1918.,
those too busy fighting the lion to find time to
cultivate their own food crops.
Man Power
WR read much of man power these days; hu
man power is a better term, because it
emphasizes the fact that the women and children
also constitute a great factor in this war. Fn the
final victory every man. woman and child in
America can and should have a part.
In comparing the man power of Germany with
that of the United States it must be borne in mind
that a much larger proportion of the manual labor
of the -.man power of the Nation i performed
by the German women than by the women
of America. It is said that in peace times the
women constituted forty-two percent of the agri
cultural and industrial !alwr of Germany. They
work in the fields, in the factories, in the mines,
at the very hardest and most laborious tasks, do
ing the work only done by men in this country.
With a great proportion of the German men in
the army, it is not improbable that women now
constitute by far the larger half of German manual
lalor.
The women of the United States are nobly, un
selfishly, manfully, one may say, bearing their
share of the hurdens of war. Bv the grace of God
time and money j
and the power and courage of America the fate
of the German women is not and will never be
theirs. But it will be with their assistance and
cooperation and their full assumption, of the bur
dens and duties of the day that the United States
is to exert its full power in ridding the world of
that intolerable German kultur which makes brute
soldiers of the men and slaves of the. women.
President Paxson
SS. PAXSON, whose coming appointment as
president of the board of health by Gov
ernor McCarthy was announced in The Advertiser
yesterday, is a conspicuous example of the young
man who has made good in a business way in
Honolulu. He came as a stranger, with nothing
back of him but his own energy and a determina
tion to succeed. During the comparatively few
years he has lived in the Islands he has gone for
ward from one responsible business position to
another until he has become one of the leading
men in the automobile business of Hawaii. His
practical judgement and boundless energy should
help him make good as president of the board of
health as it has otherwise. The Advertiser ex
tends cordial wishes, fpr, a successful administra
tion of a most difficult branch of governmental
work.
THE ADVERTISER'S SEMI-WEEKLY
w. I. 8.
w. a. a.
w. a. a.
j& I PASSING HOUR A.
Every time Berlin suggests new terms of peace
we wonder how the Germans ever got their repu
tation for efficiency. Their peace chatter along
the lines of the map represents just one hundred
percent waste effort.
While the attorney general is probing the ier
man propaganda fund so lavishly scattered about
the country by von Hernstorff we trust he will let
us know how much those war news items from
"Official fierinan Sources" cost the Kaiser.
Some are born famous, some aihice it and
some, like Supervisor l'etric. have fame thrust
upon them for the time being while he breaks a
deadlock on the Ixiard. We dnn't blame I'etrit
for declining to say in advance what way he is
going to vote. He may never hae another chance
to keep so many guessing.
Like a good many others, we would like to
know just what are these casualts lists the gov
ernment is supplying. They certainly can have
nothing to do with what has Keen happening up
iiiul down the Marne for the past three weeks.
So far not an intimation has come, except through
lierlin, that the Americans have done anv thing in
this battle except inarch triumphantly ahead, with
out a loss or a check. .Nonsense of this kind does
not help; it only tends to create a distrust of the
news we do get.
The buying of War Savings Stamps, sxstein
atically and continuously, corresponds to the
work done in the trenches and behind the lines,
when "there is nothing of importance to report".
It is like the work of the sailors on vigil in the
ilangcr zone, like the steady beat of the heart as
it stores up the reserve of force ami eneigv that
responds- when the call for extra exertion comes.
The steady and sustained expenditure of national
tnergy at all times and under ail conditions is the
potent force for victory.
In the light of the recent ncu . li.mi the Maine
front, this from an article by ( apt K. von ;,!-
maun, in the Vossiche Zeitung. i- w interesting:
Anyone lu lias played poki-i . .m I. II :it ..n. . II, at
the game is of American mim. In. ill i tin- t.rn.-,.
of Aiiierii-Hii politics nii.l A inn i. u tmlit.it . ,n.nt
( Hcerwcseus i, If the I', is. lo.bo .u , nnllv ...-Ming
themselves to e.piip a large u on in ili, in ii, ,. i I, -rii-.,'
with all that it implies, ' nun I., ,,, ,
move is nothing but a trial molnliat mi. timn-i . I . , j . . , , ,
There is America's foe, not heie on ll. Km u., a n . ..n
tmeut.
It sounds almost like an eilm.ii.il iii,m one of
M err Hearst's publications.
PERSONALS
Dr. W. I. Baldwin returned yester
day to hi borne. In Hilo.
Kev. H. I.. Desha baa departed for his
home in Hiln. ' , ,
I,. I,. I .a Pierre wan a passenger in
flip Mii 'i a Ken yesterday, for llilo.
.lodges Whitney ami Clcmon lisvc
(one to I.nhaina on legal huNine.
George N. WIIo, owoe? "f drove
Fnrm limitation, in at the Young.
Mr. K. H. V. Droadbcnt arrived
from Knmii yesterday and i" Jit I hi
Young.
A. V. Carter and son returned ye
terday to their home at Waimen, Ha
waii. Princess KawaiifinakoA plans tn re
turn to Honolulu ' in Nepremb. i In re
main here a few week.
Monitor .F. H. Coney and Fonncr Hen
nlor A. Rice orf arrimls fmm
Kauai yesterday.
Mr. unit Mm. laugher anil tlieir two
ehililron were passengers tn yesterday's
steamer for their home at I'uuiictie,
Maui.
K. Crop, manager of Kolnn plnnta
tion. unit .Tame M. Spalding, president
of Makee Sugar Co., arrived in the
city yesterday morning.
Captain ami Mra. 0. N. Tyler, of
rVbofleld Barracks ' and Miss Mnkin
Magoon will leave toon for the main
land en route to Washington for a few
weeks' visit. Captain Tyler is mnn
ager of the Army National Hank ati
Cast nor.
I. lent l'latt Cooke, boo of Mr. and
Mrs. .1. P. Cooke, recently completed
Ii i n army aviation Course, ami is now
flying in Franra. At the outbreak of
the war Cooke wan attached to an am
bulanee unit, hut transferred to the
aviation branch when America entered
the conflict.
, Miss Lena Waters has Resigned from
the Associated Charities, of which she
has been manager, and will return to
the mainland to take up war work.
.Miss Bnulah Hmith of Wisconsin will
take over Miaa Watera' work here.
Miss Waters handled the charities
work here only a year.
Major Danielsoii, who has been on
duty at department headquarters aa an
assistant to tha chief of it a ft", has re
ceived orders to proceed t the main
land for detail In tha inspector gen
eral's department, probably in con
nection with one of the big brigade
camp depots.
uvelyWclI
mm in hilo
Hilo got a good running start on its
W. H. H. campaign yesterday, a radio
message received laat nijoit by Director
K. W. Hbingle, from OAH. Vicars, of
the Crescent City, announcing ffiat cash
safea yeatenla ; krdohotVjj! to Jl 1,340. t
The message also riluded tta names
of individuals and fitus who bad joined
the "Limit Club," fourteen thousand
dollars being pledged yesterday. Those
who joined the club are as follows:
II. H. Mariner $1000
James Henderson 1000
.1. C. riankington 1000
H. V. Patten 10(H)
Mrs. V. H. Khipman 1000
('. C. Kennedy 1000
Miss Ivy Kicliar.tsi.il 1000
W. .1. West 1000
Dodo 1000
I'eople'a Hank 1000
Bishop ft Co., Hankers 1000
W. H. Shipman 1000
W. H. Thompson.! 1000
Dr. L. L. Hexton 1000
W. S. I. .
AM.STKKDAM. duly 25 ( Associated
Press) -Lauding of forces by Orent
Britain and the I'uited States is re
gurded by the Hiissinn Hoviet govern
ment as un Hit of war, the Berliner
Lokal Anziger reports. That paper
published u ilespntch from Moscow
which says Hint the action of the Kn
tente Towers iu binding troops on the
Murman coast is bitterly resented by
the Holsheviki hiuI is considered tanta
mount to n declaration of war against
Kussin. As such counter action will be
taken by the Soviet govornment accord
ingly. w. K. s.
I'.lMnKM.KK AKRl:i
Ity the Inter-IhIiiii.I Mtcumcr Miitins ken
fnon IIhwsIL. anil M h ill .orlH. July :
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In fit ii t m. Ml- T. Slilnaslii Mr. sml Mrx.
N W Illckliii: I. W de VIh Norton. I".
K .l.-rueirnii II M (llttel. It. I. I.lllle. V.
T MorrU. A Aiid.-rMii. M. I.. Holmes.
I.leiil. A. M WIIkoii. Ml A. lileler. Mlxs
M. M. Sil' MI- 1 1 il t ll Auilerwill. MIn
L. Mmllli. Arthur ' l orley. lr. .1 A.
Akiuiu. Mi. A l st.jl,.,, Mrs. .1. Miiti.liv
Miie.lil. Mi--. Mm. -.Iu Ixiiuil. Kl ui Wo.
Y.i- Nov S.-rueillil ltr'lle. N (1 Let. N
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i-'.iiri i . M i o.iiiiiiin niol lw'o chit
dren, Mr. ami Mrs C W. IIhHm-IIc. Mr
A Aiorrirtinn. two children u it I nntlil. Mi
mi. I .Mr I" I. M.-llree Mix T II. Mlll.-r
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Mls M IJ.-..r. Mr VImIiIiiioIo. Ml L
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Mr .1 Xien.er n nd h. finit. Ml-- 11 Ks
nlniii Ml Mnrj Kill. alius. Mr- Cluiile
Kiieo mid thr.-.. . hll.li. ii. ('bona ll. in.- Mr
l.liil. K.- mi. I . hll.lren. KlM'i l'""k
lr Tin Ml mid Mrs. W. Medclro-
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Mr mid Mi . .1 Tin .nun. soil 10 lit. Ilci
mid Mr- Villi. t Liinirli.T. Mr-
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- W. S. S.
TUNGSTEN IS FOUND
WINNKMlTt'A, Novadu, July L'2 -fOfticiuIr
An important tungsten strike
lim ben minlc miles northwest of
here. A eiii .1000 feet iu length has
been ilisclosc'il.
BREVITIES''
A special noise atuat, the natur of
which ia not .yet disclosed, will . an
nounce today' noon meeting at the
warship "Hawaii." Tha Hawaiian
hand will also play and Joseph Light
foot will be the speaker.
Kauai will celebrate WSH dny Sat
unlay with a patriotic, observance,
while athletic features will be present
ed, including a baseball game, tug-of-war
and foot races. Home of the events
will he given on the banks of Wailua
river.
The committee of the Hawaiian Vi
gilance Oorpi having in hand tha peti
tion to the President of the (Tatted
States urging bim to forbid the publica
tion of newspapers and magazine in
the German language during the war
request that those having these peti
tions for signatures return them as
soon as reasonably filled to J. K. But
ler, Box Lfl7, Honolulu.
I'ostmaater Mae Adam reported yes
terday that Monday had been the big
vest WHH sales day up to that date,
:u,U3.-- of WHN and 1741.25 of
thrift stamp being purchased on that
day. The total WHH and thrift stamp
sales for July, including Monday, July
-:!. are 10l,lt01.4n. These sales are
for Oahft only, which baa to make up
an arreara of something over $000,000 in
the present drive.
The Kaiser was hanged la effigy
vesterdav noon in front of the newlv
launched WHH ''Hawaii" in Bishop
Park. Ad Clubbers bore tha effigy to the
grounds, armed guards adding to the
realism. A rope was thrown over the
limb of a tree and the Kaiser was hoist
ed. To be certain he waa actually dead
firecrackers were exploded, and sudden
ly the Kaiser blew up. He had been
stuffed with fireworks. This program
was conducted under the direction of
Frank Canon.
w. a. a.
ON LEASED LANDS
Work on the .cultivation of the Wai
akea lands that are to be homesteaded
in the near future has begun, reports
the Hilo Tribune, and the plantation is
now caring for the cane and will con
tinue to do so until the men who ob
tain the land are iu possession. All
charges for weeding, fertilizing and
cultivating will be kept track of and
the ultimate homesteader will have to
meet the obligation.
Although the agreement that has
been come to by the plantation and
the government has not yet been pub
lished, enough is known to show that
while the plantation will take care of
the cane and insure it against deprecia
tion, the homesteaders will eventually
pay for everything that has been done.
The cost of taking care of the cane
will he added to the cost of the borne
st and the government will take
care that the plantations get paid for
the work they have done on the land.
The draft of the agreement between
the planters and the government can
not at present he obtained, but it is
known that at Waiakea yesterday the
plantation management took hold of
caring for the ratoon crop on the big
tract that is to be homesteaded.
w. a. .
WILL BE PROBED
Territi i ;.l Treusiirer I"lbert T..
Met'.cer "ill iintiiu'-' :i'i nv ' in ion
shortly :n'o the ii ml it urcs by the
harbor bo-trd fo:- u ii ling the w.itci
front property.
Kince he giinr.l ot.blishid ir.
January, -rJ-J,lMl,.' Iiuj been urtwii
from the . merge icy f Hid it lie r.tp. of
f.l70.lll n month f ir V- puyn. -ut of
guards. There is but ll.nt.T1il n:
it'iiinin ;n tic t rn.'i ge.iey fund et
aside for li..-. piirp..-: :in I tit I he rat-1
it is bei . cxp.'ii Ir.l. the fi.i.d v ill
last iibiiut through September. A con
ferenee v'll be In lit with Illl'b.r
Muster Vm 'r slmrtly wirli i: vn w o.'
having iiim reduce tin- i.un bet u."
guurds to nu! the ,.ics.'.it ;n.iit o.;s.
DEMOCRATS ARE
FIRED WITH AMBITION
Inspired possibly by the length and
scope of the Republican platform, the
llemocrnts have decided to dig away
.Ii.mii n nd pro. luce something equally
ponderous. Chairman Watson, Of the
Democratic Territorial committee,
touched the button yesterday afternoon
for nil the men in the party "with an
idea." Supervisor McOlellun, who has
had charge of the work of platform
making, will lay aside his shears and
paste pot and join with the others in
trying to produce something new and
timely.
The length of the Kepublicnu plat
form has, it was said las) night, .'Bused
the Hemocrats to discard tlieir plan
of brevity and simplicity, and they
will now go "the whole hog."
Mr. M.-Clcllau has stated definitely
that lie will not run for the Senate in
the coming election, preferring to stay
with the hoard of supervisors.
COURT WILL LISTEN
TO PLEA OF WOMEN
WITH Tit K A M Kit I CAN ARMY IN
KNOI.AND.July Ll ( Associated Press)
In order lo leave available all the
space on ships possible for the transpor
tatiou of men, such war material as can
be priiilined in France will continue to
be supplied there but the greater part
of the gas shells that will be used by
the American army, is being handled
through British ports. The shipment of
u limited number of motor cars ulso
has been resumed.
O 8- PAXON; whd fa t6 ku t
0 ceed Dr. J. S. B. Pratt
aa president of the board of
health. I ' , T
PAXSON IS TO BE
PRESIDENT OF
BOARD M HEALTH
Resignation of Doctor Pratt De
manded and Tendered and
New Appointment Will Be An
nounced Soon Governor Reti
cent S. S. l'axson is to be appointed pres
ident of the board of health, replacing
Dr. ,L K. B. Pratt, whose resignation
was submitted to Governor McCarthy
yesterday and accepted. Such is author
itative information received by The
Advertiser yesterday, though not con
firmed by Oovernor McCarthy.
There is no doubt as to the correct
ness of the report, however. Mr. Pax
son had a conference with Oovernor
McCarthy yesterday ,'aftrnoon from
which he emerged smiling like a man
entirely satisfied with the course mst-
ters had taken. It has been known
around the hoard of health offices for
a day or two that Mr. Paxson was to
he appointed and that the resignation
of Doctor Pratt, which had been de
manded, was to be submitted.
Doctor Pratt last night refused to
say whether or not he had submitted
his resignation. "Why don't you ask
the Governor?" was his reply to a
question in that regard.
Governor McCarthy when questioned
denied that be had appoint.! a new
president of the board of heatlb.
"Are you going to appoint M. S.
Paxson t" the Governor was asked.
Ha Nothing to Bay
"I have nothing to say In that re
gard," he replied.
lie was told that it was authorita
tively reported that such was the ease.
"I aim not ready to make any an
nouncement," he said, "and must de
cline to discuss the matter at present."
The Govenor announced previous to
his own inauguration that he would
not retain Doctor Tratt as president
of the board of health. He said be
wanted a business man at the head
of the department, though he hoped
Doctor Pratt would remain in some
other capacity. It is understood, how
ever, that, since he is not to retain
the presidency. Doctor Pratt will en
tirely sever his connection with the
department.
What is to happen to the other mem
bers of the department is problema
tical. It is understood that the Demo
cratic territorial committee is divided
on the question of whether or not Kirk
Porton shall be nllowad to retain his
position as secretary of the board.
Home members of the committee want
him ousted while others are in favor of
his retention.
Charlock To Jo
In the case of Clifford Charlock, chief
sanitary oHic.r, it is understood that
the Democratic committee is virtual
ly u ii it n i n i .ii s in dctnunding his dis
charge in order that some "deserving
Democrat" may be given his place.
Charlock, of course, is a Republican.
According to whut was said to he
authentic information yesterday, the
Democrats have decreed that civil
service shall be eliminated from the
board of health. This report caused
much apprehension in many quarters,
as it is feared that such a move would
greatly impair the efficiency of the de
partment, (iciicrnl regret was also ex
pressed over the report that Clifford
Charlock is not to be retained in his
present position, ns he hns been regard
ed as an exceptionally efficient officer
and one whose long experience makes
him difficult adequately to replace.
How the hoard of health can be tak
en out from under civil service appears
to be n question, as an act of the legis
lature would he required. But there
undoubtesdly is a firm intention on
the part of the Democrats tcset tn t
that the plums in that department go
to the faithful.
Doctor Pratt returned a few days
ego from the mainland, where he at
tended a conference of board of health
heads. It was understood during his
absence that his plucc was not to be
filled until his return.
Mr. I'nxsoti is at present manager
of the Koyal Hawaiian Garage, having
taken that position recently after
severing his connection with the Hchu
man Carriage Company. He has served
one term iu tho lower house of the
legislature.
W. 8. g.
Can You Afford the Risk?
Wete von ever seized with a severe
utt.'ick of cramp colic or d rrhoea
without a bottle of Chuiuberlaii 's Colic
and Diniilioea Itemeilv in the houset
Don't take such risks. A dose or two
'vill cure ou before a doctor could
possibly be called, and it never fails
even in the most severe and dangerous
cases. Kor sale by Benson, Smith &
Co. Advertisement.
& M....- ...... ,,M... y..,
SHE "SETTLED'1! n
BUT. FISHERMEN
Fl
; . " A, - ' .
Unless They Keep Their Word
Marketing Commission
Will Jake Charfje .
PLANS TO ELIMINATE
;; - MIDDLEMEN ENTIRELY
Child Will Be "lacked By Board
For Present No Other Action
To Be Taken Just Now
The lah question has been "nettled"
and the strike "Is off," according to
an official announcement of Food Ad
lijilstrator F. Child, yesterday after
noon. Rut, notwithstanding their prom
ise to him, the fishermen have not put
to sea. Not one of them started flah
ing yesterday, t'p to a late hoar yes
terday too late for tbem to do any
thingnot a fisherman had unmoored
his sampan; not one had taken on ice
or bait or gasoline. The strike may
be off, but there is no flsh in the mar
ket and no immediate prospect of any.
This situation gives point to the
deliberations yesterday of the newly
appointed Territorial Marketing Com
mission, which held a meeting
for the purpose of organising.
Mr. Child was present and advised the
commission that the fish question was
all settled and the. strike off. The
fishermen, he said, would go out yes
terday afternoon.
On this showing the marketing com
mission took no action along the lines
previously contemplated, which includ
ed taking the entire fishing question
out of the hands of the food commis
sion and of Mr. Child and handling
it directly as an important part of
the duties of the marketing commis
sion. It was not until after the meet
ing adjourned that the commissioners
learned, through personal observation,
that the promises of the fishermen to
Mr. Child bad not been kept.
Flan of Commission
The plan originally worked nut for
the marketing commission and which
it was the intention to put into nper
ation, had in view the entiro elimina
tion of the stallmen and of the fish
ing companies. If the fish question is
not settled and the strike not broken,
this plan will probably be revived at
the neit meeting of the commission,
next Wednesday.
According to one of the commission
ers, the marketing kommission pro
poses to take over the entire market
ing of fiah. The stallmen will be left
out of consideration and the flahermn
required tojuta over thrir product to
the marketing commission. This body
will, upon the arrival of each sampan
in port with its catch, pay the fisher
men at once sixty percent of the value
of the fish, which will give them funds
wherewith to equip for the next voy
age and also upon which to live. The
balance will be paid later, after the
fish have been sold, probably in about
fifteen days.
Saving For Fishermen
The stallmen now collect twenty
percent of the selling price of the flsh.
The marketing commission proposes to
charge only ten percent, for miming
expenses, thus saving the fishermen
ten percent.
The marketing commission will also
refuse to recognize or deal with tho
fishing companies. They are to be left
out of consideration eutircly.
One of the commissioners said yes
terday that the marketing division is
thoioughly equipped to handle fish. The
floor of the present territorial market
is of concrete jind with the expendi
ture of a little money can be turned
into an ideal fish market. Sewer con
nections are already maile, mo mere
'hi lie no objection from a sanitary
standpoint. i
For the present, however, until it is
demonstrated whether or not Mr.
Child's handling of the situation is
goini! to work out satisfactorily, the
marketing commission proposes to
stand behind him and buck him up to
the limit. If his announced solution
turns out not to be the success ha
hopes it will, then the marketing com
mission will step in and take charge.
To Retain Llghtfoot
Those present at the meeting of the
commission yesterday were Chairman
Fred Hush, Kben Low, Frank Andrade,
John Clark and .1. M. McChesney. The
commission went to some extent into
the financial affairs of the old market
ing division but finally threV up its
hands and decided it could make neith
er head nor tail of them. It was de
rided to wipe the slate clean and start
all over again.
The question of-the appointment of
u manager was discussed but no autien
was taken. It has been unofficially de
cided, however, according to one of the
members, to appoint Oswald Light foot,
present manager of the marketing divi
sion, and give him a ehauce to make
good. If be does, he will bo retained.
If he does not, another man will be
put in his place. But it is folly ex
pected that be will make good, with
a strong commission behind 'him to
back him up.
w, 1. 1.
HAWAIIAN COMMERCIAL
OUTPUT BEATS ESTIMATE
lu the II n a I clean up it is fuuud that
Hawaiian Commercial t Sugar Com
panv, 011 Maui, has run out considerably
above calculations. The estimate wus
r:i,((0, but the total output will be
57,5011, or 4,50(1 tons mure than hud
been expected. Had it not been for
the drought Inst year, which did con
siderable dainuge to the 1HIH crop, the
total would have gone ubove tlll,0HO
tons.
ARE IT
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