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HAWAIIAN GAZETTEV FRIDAY." SEPTEMBER 27, 1918 .SEMI-WEEKLY.
THE HAWAIIAN GAZETTE
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RODERICK, 0. MATHRON, EDITOR
FRIDAY MORNING,
SEPTEMBER 27. 1918.
TIB ADVERTISER'S SEMI WEIUY
Making A Pledge Good
U'T'HE STARS AND STRIPES the organ of
1 the American Expeditionary Forces in
1 ranee, a daily paper written, edited and published
liy the soldiers, is not a paper where much
"mushy" sentiment goes regarding the war and
the men in it. When it publishes something about
what the boys are doing, it is no Sunday School
rrmonctte, but cold, hard facts that will stand
the acid test of perusal in the trenches. This adds
aluc to the following report of an incident in the
Manic salient fighting.
"On the day the Yanks went across the Ourcq,"
says Stars and Stripes, "Private M. A. Treptow
tan his last race from the company to the batta
lion." Private Treptow, it may be explained, was
; company messenger, whose duty it was to carry
on foot messages across the fire-swept rone. "He
had almost reached his goal when a machine gun
dropped him. Later, in the pocket of his blouse,
they found his precious diary. On the first page
he had written something that many a man in his
company has since copied into his own diary. It
was this:
America shall win the war;
Therefore, I will work,
J will save, v
1 will sacrifice,
I will endure,
I will right cheerfully and do my utmost, an if the
whole issue of the struggle depended upon me alone.
"Treptow had called this 'My Pledge', and
thereto he had subscribed his name."
I )oes this pledge of Private Treptow, made good
with his life's blood in that first battle in which
the Stars and Stripes played a large part, mean
anything to you ?
Wqrk, save, sacrifice and endure and do his ut
most, is what this Iowa boy promised, and he died
to fulfill his pledge. What have you promised, and
what have you done to make your words good?
Come across with your bond subscription, you
who have to stay at home. Writh your dollars
back such boys as Private Treptow, ten thousand
of whom are landing in France very day, each
ready to do his part even to the giving of his life.
Thesp are the days when every dollar needlessly
spent on self is a dollar spent by a slacker, by a
traitor to the memory of the boys who have al
ready fallen and to those hundreds and hundreds
of thousands ready to give everythng they have
to their Flag.
Work, save and sacrifice and stint yourself and
turn the result of your work, saving, sacrificing
and stinting over to the government and the cause
of the war. And when you have done that you
will have done a litvle for America of what Pri
vate Treptow and thousands of others like him
have done for you.
w. a. t. .
Let's Have the Truth
Tl ' r. charges made against the board of health
Hiigement and supervision of the Kalihi
recti i station for lepers are not to be met by
the d, aarge of one or two underlings. It is not
the paiucular fault of a few janitors that is being
critiziced, but a system that places incompetents
in supervising positions over such a place as the
Kalihi station.
The summary discharge of one or two men ag
gravates the situation instead of clearing it, in the
light of the ( statements made by a responsible
woman of the community who has been investi
gating solely as a humanitarian and as one inter
ested in the health and welfare of the community
and desirous of giving whatever of happiness be
possible to some most unfortunate people. She
believes that she has been trifled with by the
officials of the board of health to whom she most
properly carried her complaints before attempting
to make them public, and she is further convinced
that the discharge of one or two underlings has
not been done to remedy the condition she com
plains of but, op the contrary, has been done to
prevent an airing of these conditions and other
conditions she knows of very much more grave.
The Kalihi receiving station, since the amend
ment of the health laws along lines admirably
worked out by E. A. Mott-Smith, when president
of the board of health, has become a hospital, in
distinction to the semi-penal institution it once
was. Here leper patients are guaranteed at least
six months medical treatment before being sent to
Molokai. There have been instances, too many
to permit of them being classed as exceptional
cases, where demonstrated lepers have been ap
parently cured at this station, both by Doctor
Wayson and by Doctor Hollman. Great hopes
that a cure has been found for the heretofore baf
fling disease have been entertained by many. But,
both Doctor Wa yson and Doctor Hollman have
met with obstacles in their work based wholly
upon ignorance. The former was practically forc
ed to stop his apparently successful treatment. The
latter has recently resigned, and, although he has
never so directly stated, it is believed that his
resignation in the midst of apparently successful
work is due principally to the fact that he was
compelled in many things toTely upon the assist
ance of under officials steeped in ignorance of all
things medical and without regard for the well
being of the patients in the hospital or for the
health of the community at large.
If one-tenth of the things that are reported about
Iioth Kalihi and Kalaupap be true, the greatest
Fcrvice any person or any newspaper can do for
Hawaii today is to turn on the searchlight. There
lias been too much tolerated under the veil of
.secrecy thrown about the leper situation here, so
ny man or woman or of any newspaper to per
mit that veil to be retained. Talk about hurting
"promotion work" through exposing conditions
that menace the community strikes us as the
height of camouflage.
President Paxson of the board of health is as
suming new duties, undertaking a new work in
which he can be either of the greatest benefit or
of the greatest harm to the people of the Terri
tory. So far in this particular matter he has adopt
ed a bluffing attitude, apparently failing to grasp
the fact that serious charees have been made. If
he does as he should and as' we trust he will, he
Will right about face, cease treating the matter as
"women's chatter" and go into it with a view to
instituting the proper reforms, letting the conse
quences hit whom they may. Mr. Taxson is not
to blame for conditions that have existed, but he
will be to blame if he attempts to shield those re
sponsible or permits himself to be used further in
ways that block the inquiry now demanded.
w. i. a.
German Fraternity
THE Hermanns Soehne may be a perfectly in-
A nocuous society in its charter aims and its
constitution if the endeavor to perpetuate Ger
man ideas and the German tongue among citizens
of and residents in the United States may be so
considered but the local branch of that society
has been conducted in a manner opposed to the
present interests of the community and the Nation.
The officers have refused to go on record as de
sirous of showing themselves good Americans and
as anxious to avoid any appearance of evil.
The Advertiser some months ago called atten
tion to some of the things done by this society.
In the light of the investigation under way we
will repeat what we know to be facts regarding
the local Hermanns Soehne.
Included in the membership of this society are
some hundred percept Americans, jealous of their
Americanism and anxious that they he implicated
in nothing that would bring them under suspicion.
These members have been afraid that others of
the Hermanns Soehne might blab out their true
war sentiments in some moment of excitement and
taking advantage of the cover of the German lan
guage compulsorily used in all meetings of the
lodge.. Accordingly, two resolutions were drawn
up : one provided that the business of the lodge be
conducted in English during the period of the
war, in order to avoid suspicion and possible
trouble; the other, an alternate resolution in the
event of the first being voted down or ruled out,
was to the tffect that all meetings of the lodge be
suspended during the period of the war and a com
mittee be empowered t6 transact all necessary
business. The Hermanns Soehne, it should be re
membered, is a fraternal organization, with certain
sick benefits and funeral expense payments due
members, and the hundred percent American mem
bers desired to retain membership in order not to
forfeit, unless they had to, what money they had
paid into the treasury.
Each resolution was offered and each was sum
marily ruled out of order. The presiding officer
refused to permit either to be put to a vote. Be
ing thus rebuffed, some of the American members J
tendered their resignation, appreciating the fact
that they could not remain members of the lodge
and keep themselves above suspicion. Again they
were rebuffed and they were told that their resig
nations would not be considered. They could not
remove their names from the membership roll of
their own desire, whatever their reasons. Their
only course, they were told, would be to stop pay
ing dues, whereupon, if the other members saw
fit, they would be dropped at the "proper" time
for failure to meet their obligations. In no way
could they leave the lodge voluntarily, and in no
way could they ever prove their intention of drop
ping out on patriotic grounds. It could always be
said of them, and the record would prove it, that
they did not resign but were kicked out as delin
quents. This may be a good German idea of brotherhood,
but it demonstrated to some quite a few months
ago that the sooner the Hermanns Soehne were
w iped out the better chance Honolulu has of being
a one hundred percent American city.
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BREyiTJESlf
More Weeds
C. Bolte, secretary of the Hermanns Soehne, is
getting plenty of free advertising these days. He
figures now in the report just issued by the local
branch of the United States Food Administration,
the report saying:
Mr. Bolte in agent for taro land in Kalihi owned
by Mr. Mendonca. This land has lieen idle for several
years. Mr. Bolte ask $0.M) per acre rental. Mr.
Kumalae offers $25.00 per aere but does not feel justi
tied in renting the land at 430.00 which is rather
high. Mr. Kumalae is willing to plant this land at
a reasonable figure. It certainly looks as if the land
will continue to grow weeds instead of food.
w, . s.
What kind of a mind has a person whose con
science will not permit him to countenance a war
for humanity by buying Liberty Bonds, but who
is perfectly willing to coin profit out of others'
patriotism by : penalizing on patriotic and war
emblems, such as Service pins?
The official wireless report of the Committee on
Public Information brings the news that skunk
skins are getting the top notch price in the fur
market just now. If the American voters of Ha
waii do their patriotic duty on October .5 there
will be one or two fresh skunk skins liiimr m. nn
ninth apparently, thai ij ii ny longer the duty of the local political fence.
Seeiwtary of the" Territory Curtis P.
Iaukea wm busy yesterday distribut
ing the commissions to the score of
Inspectors of election for the primaries
and regular election at the military
post.
Owing to the f Act-that Clalrman
Lyman H. Bigekw4 of thjK board of
harbor commissioners, is visiting the
island or Kauai on business for the
board in eonneetioa with the final deci
sion as to establishing a harbor on
that .island, there urn no meeting of
the board yesterday.
Half of sixty Japanese men and worn
en who arrived here by a recent boat
rrom the Orient, necking entry into Ha
wail aa retmmlgrnnts, are held at the
local United State immigration station
because they have failed to pass literacy
testa or eye examinations. They will
be reexamined in few days and those
who pass then will be permitted to
and wnile thoee railing will be ordered
deported.
E. J.. Btirkett baa been appointed
deputy chief inspector and sanitarian
and will tale up ale duties on October1
1 under Chief Inspector Clifford Char
lock. The chief will devote the major
portion of hie time to inspection of
building, particularly tenements, while
the deputy will tale charge of the in
spector; the aotrito and sanitary
work having been combined under one
bureau. - '
Mr, rarkhurst Maddux and Miss
Mary Beetle gave addresses at the
Ad Club luncheon yesterday on the
work women are doing in the war,
speaking particularly of the part the
Y. W. C. A. ia playina. MSss Bentley
who ia here a the representative of the
Woman Council of National Defense,
spoke of the great army of women
working in munition plants. One fac
tory alone employ 40,000 girl.
The Punahou Mothers' Association
will hold an important meeting next
Tuesday at three o'clock in Charles R.
Bishop hall. AU mothers havW chil
dren at Punahon are urged to be pres
ent as the matter of constitution and
by-law is to be taken up.
Tung Kat Chu, fourteen year old
Chinese boy, wa treated at the emer
gency hospital yesterday for injuries
to hi right foot The lad was riding
on a bicycle behind an auto truck and
his foot wa run over by the hind
wheel of a passing auto.
Dr. T. Tadokoro of the Sapporo. Hok
kaido, agricultural eollege, who is now
studying sugar cane and pineapple cul
tivation in Hawaii, addressed the week
ly luncheon of the Japanese Business
men Club at the Nuuanu "Y" yester
day noon. The topic of his address was.
"Farming in Hokkaido, Formosa and
Sentence will be pronounced tomor
row morning at nine o'clock by Judge
Heen on Kuaaka Hags, a reporter of
Hawaii Hochi, a local Japanese paper,
who was convicted recently by a jury
in Judge Heen' eourt on a charge of
criminal libel in second degree. As he
is wen known among the Japanese wide
attention waa paid to the trial.
Mr. Justinia Fernandex waa arrested
yesterday afternoon charged with com
man 'a husband was arrested two weeks
ago and sentenced to a two weeks so
journ on the reef for failing to provide
for his wife. Whan Fernandez got out
of jail, he did a bit of investigating,
according to the police, and his wife'
arrest followed.
Sergeant T. A. McClellan", of C com
pany, Fort Shafter, found an allotment
check yesterday afternoon made out
to Louise Patrick Coffey, and left it at
The Advertiser business office. The
owner can hare, the check by calling
at The Advertiser and being identified.
Dan Keauui, a Hawaiian stevedore,
fell from the rail of a ship he was
working on yesterday and sustained in
ternal injuries which necessitated his
being sent tp the Queen's Hospital.
In an editorial of Kippu Jiji, Editor
Y. 8oga"of the Japanese paper highly
praised United States District Attorney
Iluber for the action taken by the
federal official regarding the Koua
Japanese who were caught taking a
Japanese brew but who were let go with
advice not to violate the federal pro
hibition law again. Soga believes that
the less severe in punishing the offend
ers the greater will the result be.
ALIEN ENEMY WOMEN
MUST HAVE PERMITS
TO
According to telesrauhic orders re
ceived from Washington yesterday by
United State Marshal Hniiddy, on ami
after October 5, all alien enemy wo
niea residing rn the Hawaiian Islands
must secure from the United States
marshal a permit to reside in, enter in,
pass through or do business in five re
stricted districts in Honolulu.
One of these district embraces the
business districts from the waterfront
to Punchbowl and certain points east
and west as the marshal will designate.
There will also be exclusion zones about
the various military posts on this island.
These women will be furnished with
passes upon the presentation of a proiier
application. Kach applicant must fur
uish three photographs, one of which
will be pasted on the permit. The per
mit is revocable at the pleasure of the
attorney general if any violation of the
law or the President's provlamation is
committed within the above discribed
districts. Marshal Smidily will be
ready to accept applications for these
permits today.
PRAISES ALLIES
A PACIFIC POHT, September L'U
(Official) I, ieut. Oen. K. Chaikushi, in
spector general of heavy artillery of
the Japanese army, and member of a
mission recently insecting British,
French and Italian fronts, expressed
high praise for the fortitude of the
Allied troops.
Other members of the mission are
Chief of Staff Colonel T. Yosliida, Col.
T. Higuchi aud Maj. S. Vchida.
, C. M. Kluegcl, elvll engineer, return
ed from a bu sines trip to Hawaii yes
terday. Harry Stinson, formerly manager of
the' Young Hotel, I working la one of
the Faeifie Com Shipyard.
Pan! Steel, formerly associate
tary of the T. M. C. A, H now engagwd
in educational work at Schofield Bar
rack. A. E. Larimer, formerly general sec
retary of the Honolulu Y. M. O. A,
ha lef Cam Kerney, wklrc he ha
been stationed orne timet and la now
at an cwrteni Meamtncnt. ' a!;
Eugene Murphy, iSemoemf le candi
date for the senate from ManL, waa kn
arrival with Mr. Murphy yesterday
morning from the Valley Isle. Mr. and
Mr. Murphy are guest at the Toung
Hotel.
Dr. O. Mito, a Japanese physician
who passed the medical examination
lately, is a con of Doctor Takeda of
Honolcan, Hawaii. He i a graduate
bf the Medical College of the Kioshu
Univemity of Japan. - u
August Hamburg, former manager
of thej merchandise department of
Haekfeld and Co., ha disposed of hi
home here and will leave for the main
land inertly.
James A. Kennedy, president of the
Inter-Island Steamship Co., underwent
a successful operation for appendicitis
at the Queen ' Hospital recently and
is now on the road to recovery.
Mr. and Mr. Carl E. Basler of thi
city welcomed yesterday the arrival of
a ton, who haa been named Clinton
Br'KRi after hi grandfather, Clinton
Briggs Ripley of Bipley A Davis, arehi-
rts. Mr. Hasler iswitji the Water
use Outfitting Company.
Rev. T. Hori, tastor of the Japanese
Church, on the corner of Nuuanu and
Kukui Street, ha left for Kauai.
While on the Garden Island he will
speak for the Fourth Liberty I.nm
at Lihue, Hanapepe, Waimea and Ko
loa. He will return here first of October.
A. F. Knudsen of Kauai is a guest
at the Young Hotel.
Major H. Patrick Milligsn, Fourth
Cavalry, has taken appartments at 'the
Young Hotcd. ,
W. A. Ramsay, consulting engineer
of Catton, Neill k Company, is to go to
the Orient soon.
John Edgar, a San Francisco mer
chant who haa been touring the Far
East, ia a guest at the Young Hotel.
It is rumored in army eirolea that
Maj. R. O. Edwards, commanding Fort
Ruger has been promoted to the next
grade.
E. A. Berndt, manager of Williams.
Diamond to Company, has managed to
secure steamer passage to the mainland.
lie is to leave ror the Uoast oKv
Renton Hind, who has been Appointed
supervising engineer for the Welch-
Fsirrhilds interests in the Philippines,
is to leave for hia new post soon.
Count J. H. van den Bosch, a mem
ber of the Dutch family which owna the
Netherlands Royal aMil line, is a Hono
lulu visitor. lie is on hia way to Ba
tavia. Mrs. S. Morris, wife of the American
ambassador to Japan, who came to Ho
nolulu to enter her twelve-year old son
in Punahou Academy, is to leave for
the Orient soon.
Captain Edward Comegys, quarter
master corps, received 'orders from the
war department yesterday to report at
Hoboken, New Jersey, for assignment.
He is relieved here of duty with the
quartermaster department.
Colonel Oirard, United States army,
whose death on the mainland was re
ported in The Advertiser yesterday,
was the father of Mrs. F. Klamp, long
a resident of Honolulu, and living in
Man Francisco.
Iwauaga, who had recently resigned
vice presidency of the Japanese Char
ity Association of Hawaii as well as
vice-presidency of the local Japanese
chamber of commerse, will leave soon
for Japan indefinitely. He will be ac
companied by his family.
Attorney General Harry Irwin is
drawing up a lease of Washington
Place for (lovernor C. J. McCarthy.
It is to be provided in the lease that
it may be terminated at any time the
territorial government decides to pur
chase the property.
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E
Students in all the high schools of
the Territory who have been studying
the German language as a part of their
course, and who are now prohibited
from continuing the study, should have
proper credits to offset this, particular
ly for those who contemplate eaterting
mainland colleges, is the opinion of the
Maui Chamber of Commerce.
The Maui organisation addressed a
copy of a resolution recently passed by
the chamber to the Honolulu chamber,
requesting that tne local body use its
influence with the territorial board of
education to have this view accepted.
The resolution, which was referred to
the committee on publie schools and
vocational training is aa follows:
"Moved that the Maui Chamber of
Commerce request of the Territorial
Hoard of Instruction that it makes
every endeavor to secure for such stu
dents of the several high schools of the
Territory as have been pursuing the
study of German .for one or more
years, and who contemplate entering
college, proper school credits for such
study; to the end that such students
mu.v not suffer because of having stu
died German rather than some other
language; and further, that the several
civic bodies of this Territory be re
qested to give this subject their con
sideration, and, if they believe it wise
ho to do, join with us in this request."
Itepid Tpsit Men,
Soehne Men Fired
Sigri 'petition Asking For Dis-
fcharge of Emil Klemme and
Frederick Brandt On Ground
They Are Un-American
Believing that Emil Klemme and
Fredei'ic.r "Brandt', employes of the Rap
id Transit Co,! arc not loyal American
citizens, practically all of the employee
oi the traction company signed a po
tion, posted in their elubrooms last
night, , asking the management to dis
charge these two men.
Klemme 1 president of the Hermanns
Soehne and Brandt 1 one of the ac
tive members of thi organisation which
i now being investigated by the Vi
gilance eorp and the federal author
itiec. TJhe petition was hung np in
the club rooms of the Rapid Transit
men yesterday afternoon and nearly
all of the day watch signed it. The
night crew signed the petition as they
went - off duty last night. Manager
Stuart Johnson said last night that he
had no knowledge of such a petition be
ing In circulation and declined making
any expression of opinion until the
petition had been presented to him.
Klemme is alleged to have been- the
purchaser of German government bonds.
Brandt is accused by his fellow work
er aa being strongly pro German, and
is also an officer of the organization.
"We will present this petition to the
management first" said one of the
platform men last night "and upon
their action depends what course our
organisation will take in the matter.
Klemme and Brandt are not the only
men in the employ of the company who
are under suspicion as being pro-German.
There are three others, whose
actions and utterances we will bring
to the attention of the company when
these Brst two esses sre disposed of."
Dr. Homer Hayes is the physician of
the Hermann Soehne, it developed yes
terday and Dr. fV H. Sehurman is the
treasurer. Translations of some of the
paper aiezed by the authorities re
vealed the fact that the member of
thi organisation sre strictly enjoined
to use the Oermsn language exclusive
ly at all of their meetings.
Irwin To Probe
Attorney Oeneral Irwin said he in
tended probing the society 's activities
to the bottom, end if the situation is
what he now believes it to be, will
recommend to the Governor, upon the
letter's return to Honolulu, that the
lieerfse be cancelled.
United States District Attorney Hu
ber said the society was about seventy
years old, snd thst the local branch
was much in the same category as a
branch here of the Odd Fellows would
be to the grand iodge on the mainland;
that it had sick and death benefits.
He aays that the offending paragraphs
about which there has been ao much
disensaion were written into the con
stitution without any thought of fu
ture trouble, whilo on the other hand
there is a possibility, he says, there
was as ulterior purpose in all of it.
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PUBLIC
SCHOOLS
BREWERY PLANS TO
CLOSE NEXT MONTH
Cold Storage Department and Ice
Manufacture To Cease Plant
May Go To Japan
Dincontinuance of all operations in
eluding cold storage and the manufac
ture pf ice, the complete closing down
of its plant, by the end of October is
the presont plan of the Honolulu Brew
ing aud Malting Company, put out of
business by the Hawaii Prohibition Law
a few months earlier than the breweries
of the mainland which ill have to
close under nationwide prohibition. Sale
f the machinery is contemplated and
present indications nrc that these may
go to Japan, although nothing definite
on that score has as yet been deter
mined. Neither has any arrangement
been made for disposing of the lfiOO
barrels of beer contained in the brew
ery when prohibition went into effect.
In reference to the report that be
was soon going to Japan ou the mat
ter of a sale of the brewing plant to
Japanese interests Mr. Ht. C. Hayres,
manager of the company, admitted that
inquiries with a view to purchasehad
come from Japan but said there was
nothing certain about his taking a trip
to the Orient, that he might go to the
mainland for the purpose uf negotiating
a sale there.
Mr. Sayres said that Japan has elev
en beer breweries now ami exports to
the entire Orient and to India mo there
would naturally be a demand there but
that nothing definite as to the dis
posal of the plant had been reached.
As to the beer on hand he said there
was a possibility of its being made to
vinegar or that it might be spilled.
Whatever the disposition of the prop
erties of the brewery may be the pry
ceeds will be divided prorata among
the stockholders.
JAPANESE SCIENTIST
STUDYING PLANTATIONS
Dr. T. Tadokoro, an assistant profes
sor at the agricultural college in Sap
poro, Hokkaido, who arrived recently
from Japan and who is now stopping
at the Kobavashi Hotel in this citv.
is studying the sugar cane, pineapple,
coffee and sisal cultivation in Hawaii.
He Inspected the Oahu Sunr Coin
pan.v's mill at Waipahu ymterdav and
said thst the mill was in every respci-t
modern and its si.e was iiiiiny times
larger tbsn any of the Formosan sugar
mills. He will spend a year in the
I'nited States and two in Europe before
he returns to Japan, he said.
Superintendent Kinney Confident
Present Difficulty Will Re
. Overcome Very Shortly
FACULTY MEMBERS ALL
PROVE GOOD AMERICANS
Department To Be On Watch For.
Possible Defection Among Tu
tors of Foreign Birth
"We are now just about thirty
teacher short in our school force,"
said .Henry Wit Kinney, superintendent
of public instruction, while discussing
the school sltustion yesterday.
"Honolulu and Oahu schools are all
well provided for in this respect, there
hsrdly being n teacher missing or a
vacancy to bo filled. . Maui and Kauai
schools are in fairly good shape, prob
ably six teachers on each of these two
islands not being on their jobs yet.
Th Island of Hawaii is the greatest
sufferer in this regard. We are short
there about a doccn and a half teach
ers. The two Kona districts and North
Hllo are the sections of the Bio Island
most affected by the present shortage.
'Otherwise, the schools are getting
along in fine shape, the attendance in
most of -them exceeding that of last
year, even though some 5(10 pupils of
fourteen years and over have heCn
granted leave to work on some of the
pRantations up tp th,e and of this
month."
Still Some Teachers Shy
Mr. Kinney said that ho was greatly
disappointed when a batch of thirty
two mainland teachers expectod last
week failed to materialize except for
a dozen who showed up. The others
were unable to come owing to lack of
transportation facilities, but are ex
pected shortly, the superintendent be
lieves. In the training department of the
Territorial Normal and Training School
the enrollment at present is .'!5rS, as
follows: Senior division, fifty-eight;
junior, ninety five; sophomore, 103, and
freshman, 1(12. There is, however a
slight falling off here from last year,
this being accounted for because of
the many young men who have been
inducted into service fnrough the draft.
Male teachers in the government
schools are at a premium, the guard
and draft having taken practically all
who were on hand and came within the
necessary age limits.
Some Do Double SMf
In the schools where there is still
a shortage of teachers those on hand
are doing double shift, handling two
anil in noms cases three classes in
stead of one. In the llaknlau School,
South Hilo, Hawaii, of which Kugene
S. Cupel Ins is principal, one teacher
had at last accounts ninety five pupils
in her primary grade.
The inability, too, of contractors to
complete certain new school buildings
in time for the opening of the school
a week ago last Monday has given the
department some annoyance, but in
these cases a number of clusses ere
being taught in the shade under the
trees in' the school grounds.
"This is all right us long as the
weather, which has been perfect for
some time, holds good," said Mr. Kin
ney. "They are holding open air
classes at the Normal, Kauluwela and
Wtaipahu schools, where the new big
concrete buildings remain unfinished."
Mr. Kinney has very pronounced
views in regard to the presence of
a number of teachers in the schools
who are rated enemy aliens.
Alien Enemy Teachers
"Some one, probably with the best
intentions in the world, has got off
on the wrong foot in this matter,"
he said. "I am positive that the de
partment has no teacher in its em
ploy who is pro Hun in tcndcncicH.
The teachers who are aliens have all
taken the oath of allegiance to the
government of the I'nited Htates.
"If any one has any information
in regard to the pro Hun sympathies
of any of our schoolteacher I shall tie
pleased1 to listen to him. 1 have acted
in conjunction with the federal and
army authorities here in regard to the
quest ion and am satisfied that w e are
on the right track or tack.
"Should any schoolteacher show anv
pro Hun tendencies in his or her work
I am satisfied that it would not take
more than twenty four hours before
we would come to henr of it. The
children attending school are inti nsclv
patriotic and even the smallest pupil
would immediately report the defec
tion of any teacher proving pro Hun.
Keeping Tab For Defections
"Of .course-, ill the school depart
ment, as in every other governmental
department, there are teachers whose
parents were Ocrmun, but I am satis
fied as to the Americanism of these
teachers. Just because a teacher's
pHrents happened to have been bdrn
in (icnimuy is no just reaHou why wo
should show discrimination. Some of
our best Americans had German
pu rents.
" We are taking no chances, however,
and are keeping tab on such cases as
those complained of and should any
of the tendencies mentioned tie shown
we "ill deal with thum without de
lay." During the month of October Mr.
Kinney will visit Maui, Hawaii and
Kauai to gather data for the board
of estimates, which will meet during
the month of Ilccember to prepare the
school budget for the coming session
of the legislature. The school com
missioners w ill also meet in I leceiiiber,
when they will also consider the budget,
as well as other department HfTnirs.
w. s. s.
Treatment for Dysentery.
Chnmbcrlain 's Colic anil Diarrhoea
Iteuiedv followed by a dose of castor
oil will effectually run1 the most stub
born cases of dysentetv. It is espe
ciallv gocd for summer diarrhoea in
children. For sale by all dealer. Hen
son. Smith & Co , Ltd , agents fur Ha
waii. Adv.
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