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HONOLULU STAK-1SULLKTIN. TnTjT2 AY, OCTOUKtt. IS, Wl7.
JAPANESE GIRLS HEAR OF LIFE 1 4 RILEY H. ALLEN EDITOR THURSDAY (XTOHKR 1, 1017, SIX t i 4 tim 9 AMERICAN HOME I IIC I II Jl LUJJ rt .1 tl ....... ! .1.! I'iiliuiy llllltf n a iolfmir reminder fhat we an in the mwlM of a cn-at war, rather than a nurpriHinj; incident. We could not exiKft to kr through the war with out a Iuh. The tisrlit is a fizht to the finish, ami lo destroy the enemy in the purine for which the mips l the, warrini: iorce ait; iuruuu iur Up tr the present time our men have completely outwitteil and outfought the pirate Prussians. This -lias lfii done hr a conHfatcnt ioliey of aggrenRion under which the eneinv i hunted down before he is able to xtrike his special prey, the defenseless. Now the pirate happens to have put one of our naval ships out of action. The only thought and the only possible answer is, to renew the energy, force the fighting, drive the enemy from every foothold, strike him down when ever and wherever found. That answer is to be made not only by the boys . ... . 9 m v on the ships. We know what they will do. ' ip T!iniirnr u nnnrpsMn fsrrifliiv to inc liieu - - r - x . and the women, the boys and girls, every natural born American- right here in Honolulu and through the Territory of Hawaii. Be sure that you respond to this loss on the At- & a - . 2 . w .a m k a. a k a M a ft. a M. I A A a luuuc it uoiug our tuiue in uguuug iue cucuij as you nna mm ncre at nome ana auoui you. tue enemy oy act, or suggestion, or sneer, or cow ardly undermining of the support that should be given our country, see to it that they are dealt with as an enemy should be dealt with. - See that they L x -i j : ; l : -i.:T:i are BiriCKen uown bo lar as cuueerus meir aujuij to do further harm. This is a fight, fellow citizens. It may take losses to make you believe it. But it is a fight, and the person wno is noi ior ine unuea mates oi iviut-r-ica as against the Prussian at home and abroad Can you do less than the boys at the front in put- jting that enemy out of action? RAISING MONEY FOR ROADS. A system of state roads in Illinois, embracing 1,000 miles, and all hard surfaced, is to be built exclusively by the Droceeds of taxation on automo- biles, according to a project to be submitted to the voters of that state next November. In a word, let the automobile provide its highways. -The proposal, which will be of interest to auto mobile owners everywhere, . is advocated by the American nigh way Association in the following: : "The planning of these, roads, so as to be, of un questionable benefit to the entire state and there fore a justifiable object upon which to spend state jnoney, received long, careful study. It was neces sary to afford the greatest good to the greatest num Wr of people, to give careful attention to the cost of competitive routes, and to distribute the. expen diture over the state in such a way that no section could claim with fairness that it was treated in equitably, 'lne network or state roads passes through every county in the state and connects all of the leading towns. It is not merely a matter of a few north and south roads intersected by a few cast and west roads; it was laid out to meet the traffic needs of the state rather than to conform with the points of the compass.' . 4. lie lUUilUUUjj vi lit JIIUJCVI 3 the method or raising, the money for the work, it is proposed to issue bonds winch will be paid off from the proceeds of automobile taxation cxclusive- has convinced the state officials that such a state wide system of highways will be used so extensively by automobiles and trucks that the cost cf the im provements should be borne by the owners of such 1 vehicles. At present the license fee for cars ranges from $3 for ten horsepower or less to $10 for fifty horse power. Next year the taxes will be increased ko' that the limits will lie ?4.50 to and in 1020 they will be increased to $G and $2o, The present motorcycle fee of $2 will be increased to $3 in 1918 and f 4 in 1920. The fee for electric vehicles up to twenty tons capacity is now $3; thi will be increas ed to 1 10 next year and $12 in 1920. Klectric vehi cles of over two tons pay double these fees except in 1920. when the license will be $2.V ; "If is proposed to begin issiiing . bonds in 1920, putting out ilO.tKKKOOO in that year, and to make a similar issue annually until the total bonded in debtedness is G0,O00,000; It is proposed to let the first contract in 1920. In that year It is estimated that the liwnse fees will amount to $4,800,000. The state officials estimate that in 1944 the fees will amount to $(.tMM),lKH), and both principal and inter est will have been paid. The iuterest rate which is proposed for the bonds is 3 1-2 per cent.'' Hawaiians and the Band This nmtfHt mcr th' l'adfiliip of the hand in onus more to tin- jopI' of Hawaii. in blood than iiuuiv of them Mi-iii to r-uli.'. It i etierall.v accepted by at l';it those who have lnen mixed up in political campaigns that the Hawaiian are very juloun of their ability to do all that can le done, by any others, do it as well and crhapH Uttcr. No one will argue that jMiint. Hut the Hawaiians should liear in mind that iu this band controversy the issue is brought into bold relief. The Hawaiian band is one of the institutions of Hawaii. It was built up, developed and made famous throughout the country by a haole. The years of work done by this man have resulted in the establishment of Hawaiian music in permanent form and it has also served to bring out the natural musical talent of the native race. There have leen variations, help from other directions, but the Ha waiian. baud and Capt. Rergcr are at the bottom of it all, the foundations so to speak. Now the whole government, in so far as it re lates to the band, is in the hands of and under the management of Hawaiians. The bandsmen are ap pointed by Hawaiians, the salaries are controlled by Hawaiians. the musical programs, the work, the new material to provide the band with players, the discipline, the practise, everything iu fact that will make or break the Hawaiian band is in the hands of and under the control of Hawaiians. What are they going to do about it? Here is the chosen field of our citizens of the native race. Here is the opportunity for further development into the greatest musical organization the country has ever known, or by petty factional. political and personal bickering to allow the band of today, which is the product of years of hard work, pass into disrepute, lack of discipline, lack of music, lack of progress, lack of everything that gives strength and character. So far as the general public is able to make out the Hawaiian band is headed toward a general wreck. Music is forgotten and politics is the chief object of the organization. It is time for the Hawaiians to wake up, show their capacity for management as well as music, save the band and at the same time the reputation of the Hawaiians as a people. 1 If the don't, there is only one results-failure and discredit. That the United States government is straining every resource to meet the demands of the war is evident from the fact that even the importunity of Viscount Ishii does not avail to relax the em bargoes on gold and steel to relieve Japan's extrem ity. It is to be wondered why Japan does not try to help herself in this emergency by securing con cessions in China for developing gold and iron re sources in that country. Su?h enterprises would be a boon to China at the present time, and her ac quiescence therein be an earnest of her good faith in aligning herself with the league of ' democracy. Segregating industrial from military timber in the draft must le done with greatest discretion, lest the process be made an occasion for favoritism It should be remembered that the industrial require ments of the country have reservoirs of material to draw from, not only in the able-bodied male classes five years under and thirty years over the selec tive draft zone, but also in millions of women eager to enlist in the army of industry for the cause of liberty. Munition dealers are officially stated to he seven and a half million. dollars shy on excess profit dues. They had better look out or the government, with the people 'backing it, will commandeer the Avhole works and save all the profits. That the Hawaiian climate docs not hurt stamina is evident from the large number of islanders pass ing for the aviation service. No branch of modern warfare requires finer grades of nerve and muscle than the flying corps. Relit t ling cf America's entry into the war by German military oracles will only make the blows from Uncle Sam's big stick more they-begin to be delivered. stuuuing once Missouri miners or any other bunch will not be allowed to hold up the country's plans for carrying on the war. Neither capital nor labor is quite as big as the nation. . . The California anti-trust law, under which 'Los 'Angeles is opposing a seemingly arbitrary raise in the prices of bread, is something that might be call ed to the attention of the next Hawaiian legislature with a view to having a similar measure enacted for this territory. There is little doubt that, not onlv in the matter of foodstuffs but with reran! to . c other articles of general consumption, prices are sometimes marked up here without justification of increased cost to the dealers. Advantage is simply taken of a psychological condition in which the high cost of living" is accepted by the ieople as reason for any assault on their pockets. i Surely nobody '"since America entered the war imagined anything but that the Teutons would at tempt a submarine blockade .against the United States if. andas soon as, they were able Pro-German knocking of the Liberty Loan ought to have a strong boosting influence nnZ this will be iu proportion to the extent the traitorous ma chinations become known. Satan must wear a broad grin to see the two big gest 'murderers of the inuoceut known to history swapping honors in the world's vilest capital. Chancellor Michaelis is rejoHed to be encourag ing a military dictatorship for Germany. Can't he think of something new? The husband of the woman that shed beer from her eyes ought -to capitalize her for a filtration plaut. .Mutual interest in the cause of world libcrtv has taken the chill out of Chili-I'eru relatious. There teems to be war to the teeth among the dentists. Go easy on the sugar, folks, and help democracy. From tHe Denver Post SUMMER COMPLAINT With apologies to K. C. B. of Hearst papers. DEAR EDITOR THE APPELLANT In SATURDAYS STAR-BULLETIN WHOEVER HE may be IS A STRANGER TO me AND I have done all I COULD for him . ALREADY AND wrote JOE FERN about HIGH PRICED fish and BUMPS AND m HOLES IN THE streets AND YOU can LEAD A horse to water BUT CAN'T make him dc STREET REPAIR work - BUT IF APPELLANT WILL BUY a regular . AUTOMdBILE INSTEAD OF a FORD MAYBE HE can teach IT TO HURDLE AND JUMP THAT DITCH or if he ,' DRIVES OVER it ENOUGH AND loses GLASSES AND hairpins IN IT FOR AWHILE longer ' IT WILL FILL up BY ITSELF and IT WONT cost the city m ANYTHING AND IF this don't suit the TELL HIM to walk LIKE I do AND HE could save MONEY BY not buying GASOLINE AND TIRES AND AIR AND THINGS NOT on FORDS AND HE could buy HIS WIFE DRESSES HAIRPINS AND FISH AND EVERYTHING IF HE still love3 her TODAY AS MUCH as when she MARRIED HIM ANYHOW ITS NOT good form TO TELL me HIS WIFES hair don't LOOK NICE or SIGN MY mane TO HIS articles. I thank you Fish. MORE ATTENTION TO SALUTES IS ORDERED Brigadier General John P. Wisser. commanding the Hawaiian department, has issued an order calling for closer attention to the giving of military sa lutes among the officers and enlisted men. The order publishes the entire text of a similar order from Major General J. J. Pershing, and adds that enlisted men throughout the Hawaiian department are Ifrtieed of instructions in saluting, recognition of insignia and proper carriage. Scries of Afternoons for Nip ponese Maids Resumed by Local Y. V. C. A. The .!ajianrs afternoons siren by the Y. V. C. A. last year tor Japanese chol jsirl he resumed this year. t'CRinniJic the lt Saturday in thl month. The first meeting will be hekl at the home of Mis Hvvlotte Hall in Manna, Saturday. October ".'T. at ::3 o'clock. At the reauest of eminent Japanese of the city the course this year will be on American home life, and it i because the first subject takes up "The lde,. of American Home Life." showins the American at home, that the afternoon will be spent in a home instead of in the Y. C. A. rooms. Mrs. Simpsrn will address the young pirH. and Miss Hall will assist her In illustrating the Americr.n manner of living at home, showing now .in Amer ican house is keft and an American home miide. FoUowtnt; out the same uasic idea the next Jaranese afternoon, which will cover the subject of "The Amer ican dirt at riay." will be held In one of the public playgrounds. Other subjects to be discussed are: "Health, the American Woman's Aid to Happiness." -How the American Girl Expresses Herself in Hress." "The Meal Hour in the American Home "The American Girl In Her Social Life." "The Place of Music in the American Home. "The American, Larger Home the Community . A . I t A k t.acn one oi mese suujccia handled by some one thoroughly tnlo to interest and Instruct the young girls. Except for the first two meet Inss, the first having to do with the idea of home lite and the other wits the idea of play, tha meetings will be held In the Y. W. C. A. rooms. Names of the lecturers or afternoon leaders will be given out from time to time, as the time of each meeting draws near. Last year the greatest interest was manifested by the young Japanese school girls in these afternoons, when, at every meeting, from 80 to 100 would attend. This year even more ar expected, and the program prom ises an interesting study tor the whole winter. PERSONALITIES ! MRS. H. S. GESNER of Wailuku, Maui, Is spending a week in Honolulu. M. A. FRANKLIN, collector of cus toms, is expected to return to Hono lulu about November 20. MISS MARGARET TEHANAY has been named secretary to the Hono lulu Exemption Board, District No. 1, with headquarters in the armory. J. KANIAU EVANS, who will soon be married to a Pennsylvania girl, left yesterday on the Matsonia for the mainland. After marriage, he will enlist in the navy. V. F. STOREY, night customs in spector, has been promoted to the day force to fill the vacancy caused by the assignment of Vv'. V. Kolb to Hilo as the deputy collector of that port. The Investment side of a Libertv Bond L s . . JbondQ Buying a Liberty Bond is not solely a patriotic duty. It is a financially wise investment. It is such an investment as every man or woman of small means would make, for it returns a good inter est and is ABSOLUTELY SAFE. J Subscribe at once, before it is too late. 'Ask us for information. Phone 3477. RICHARD H. TRENT, PRES. CHA8. G. HEISER, JR, TREAS. IRWIN H. BEADLE, SECY. fx P Kaimuki Bargain A comfortable two-bedroom bungalow, entirely screened, on a lot of 73,600 square feet, on Palolo Valley Koad, with garage and sen-ants' cottage Fine farming property. Large chicken run, sheds and cow barn. Splendid vegetable and fruit gardens and grape arbor. Ground unusuaJly well worked and fertilized. An unusual op portunity at the price. Price for entire property only $4,000.00. Or will sell lot 150x150 with the home for $2300.00. Guardian Trust Co., Ltd Heal Estate Department. Tel. 3688: Stangenwald Bldg To Corporations' The New Revenue Law and the Second Liberty Bond Issue The new law contains the following: "The tax imposed . . . shall not apply to that portion of such undisturbed net income which is actually invested . . . or is in vested in obligations of the United States issued after September 1, 1917." This includes the new Liberty Bonds, reliev ing them for taxation. Henry Waterhouse Trust Co., Ltd. Real Estate Agents Corner Fort and Merchant Streets P. 0. Box 346 Telephone 5701 ii F