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THE MAUI NEWS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 0, 1909
THE MAUI NEWS
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Bdltor and MannKer
JANUARY 9, 11109
Kelt Road Tho County of Maui will be greatly benefitted if
Construction, the plans for constructing belt roads outlined
by Chairman V. F. Poguo of tho Hoard of Supervisors are carried
out, and as the present Maui Board of Supervisors has committed
itself to the plan by voting funds to tho amount of $18,500 for the
construction work to begin, this County is fairly pledged to carry
out the policy outlined.
It is true tho last Board of Supervisors did do some belt road
construction, a few miles having been built last year, but the work
was planned to bo carried out with loan funds expected from the
abhortive County bonding act, and when that fell through, tho
County fathers used some of the current funds with good purpose
on the proposed bolt road line.
Chairman Poguo stated that, if tho present plans are adhered to.
in five or six years tho wholo of the bolt roads of Maui County
hIi all have been built without running the County into debc. We
commend tho stand taken by Chairman Pogue as a step in the
right direction, and a business like way of handling the issues of
Sanitary Inspectors The Supervisors have made a move in
and Tuberculosis. the right direction in appointing modi
f!i.i rn.pt.ii .innors fnr flount.v sanitarv oflicers in the several dis
tricts. The sanitary inspectors should be men who understand
modem sanitation and no one understands that better than a
The report presented by Dr. McConkey of Makawao shows what
a medical man can do, and the value of the work for the protection
of the people against that msiduous disease, tuberculosis. It is
inferred from his report there must be much tuberculosis in the
other districts as well as in the Makawao. and it would bo well if
the supervisors could be prevailed upon to have tho County sani
tary oflicers take a careful census of the known cases of consump
fives or tuberculosis within the County of Maui.
The doctor's recommendations for a County farm for keeping
tubercular persons away from tho healthy are to the point. Some
thing should be done to protect the healthy. But before public
opinion could be 'roused to take action a knowledge of the number
or cases should ce had. w itn mat Knowledge oeiore ine puonc
further step in the right direction shall have been taken, and the
matter of providing a hospital, sanitarium, or County farm for the
care of the afflicted would become a live issue, Let all ..the County
sanitary inspectors join hands in the good work by reporting tho
number of tubercular people in each district to the supervisors.
Just Boys. Swing so many lioys returning to the Honolulu Schools
after the holidays and reading the pessimistic utterances of Honolulu
papers, and of Superintendent Babbit's worry over what to do with them
have made us think of our hoys.
The attitude of the pessimist is represented by that of the hen at the
edge of the pond, worried and scandalized at the behaviour of her brood
of ducklets who would go in swimming. They suggest closing up schools,
and would have our children taken by lunas out to work in the cancficlds
and there is a suspicion that such a course is favored by the Superintend
ent of Public Instruction, and there are those who would gladly hail the
man or legislator bold enough and brutal enough to propose such r
course as a savior of our youth and land. Away with such. Put a lover
of boys at the head of the department that has anything to do with
lnys. We were boys once, and our hired man loves the little fellows,
especially loys in which no one can see any good outside of the child's
mother. Ask him and he magnifies the good points, till all the petty
faults Dcortle love to drac out are lost in the glory of being a mere care
Perhaps the pessimistic ideas are engendered by racial dislike, from the
fact that'most of our school population are Hawaiians, Japanese, Chin
ese, Portuguese, Porto Ricans and a sprinkling of the more dominant
races. But the idea of sending the little loys to hoe cane out in the soft
airs and gladsome sunshine of our cam-fields is nothing new. Our hired
man sniffs at it as all rot and docs not think the School Superintendent
was hired for that purpose.
Way Kick in the seventies the Board of Education prescribed such a
course of training in the common schools, and lxys and girls spent two
hours in school and two in tho cam-fields each school day. But when the
boys decided to have a lark there weren't enough teachers or lunas to keep
them at work, they simply evaporated through the cane and were gone
If there are boys to be pitied its the Iniys who were liom with the sil
ver spoon. They are doomed to go through life without a knowledge of
its larger possibilities and may remain nonentities. That's the pity of it
The boy who has had to struggle for it and gets cuffed and kicked and
knocked about and yet forges ahead with some half formed or vaguely
defined idea in his head of what he wants his future to Ixj is the real boy,
andis the boy to be proud of, although he may lc the son of alalxtrer. His
clothes may bv racired and his feet may lie bare and to make ends meet
he often goes hungry, and in his little heart ho may envy the pampered
son of the rich, who dress m neat clothes and goes anoui with nurse or
attendant to look after him, but in the fullness of his time that loy will
come forward as the In-tter man for his knowledge of life.
We lixik for results and care not what brings it alxait. There are
thousands of the lowly liom who acheived greatness and whose names
reflect glory on the entire human race. Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin
Franklin were once poor boys, and yet America with all her wealthy
pcoplu never yet brought forth one among them worthy to rank alongside
of these two once poor boys. Ask a Scotsman of Bobbie Burns, who was
lrn poor, lived poor and died poor, and he will tell you that not even a
king or the wealth of Carnegie can take Bobbie Burns' place in the
hearts of the Scottish people.
There is no glory or U nelit from a full lx-lly is a trite old Hawaiian
proverb, and we should not bring up our loys simply with a view of
getting them a full belly to Ujc utter neglect of the issues which make
life worth living.
Modesty and When Rev. 11. H. Dodge, in delivering his address
Immodesty. to tho Maui teachers, spoke of the necessity of
imparting to young minds a knowledge of sexual differences ho
touched the barriers between modesty and immodesty, which is a
very delicate matter.
With the old Hawaiians there were no dividing lines there. When
a boy found or felt something he did not comprehend which his
companions could not explain he would ask smnu elder of the fam
ily in whom he had confidence, and he got it even if the explanation
would make the hair of a modern man stand on end. And the girls
got similar treatment from the women folks, ana that would he tho
result if the distinction between modesty and immodesty is not
kept. For the subj"Ct is a grave one and a serious one for both
health and morals.
We know of a fai her who saw the utter wrong in allowing his
sons and daughters grow up in utter ignorance, real or fancied,
of these things and undertook to talk to his son lm had just re
turned from one of our higher schools for vacation, mi the subject.
In that household the lines between modesty ahd immodesty had
always been maintained, and the scriptural adairo "to spare the
rod and spoil the child" had been the rule, in the hope that tho
children would grow up into right thinking, clean lived and useful
men and women. After beating around the bush the father deli
cately brought the conversation round to tho matter ho had in
mind, but t.ne moment he touched on it, the boy blushed, sprang to
his feet and made for the door. He chided tho boy for his behavior
and the boy turned at the door with a grin on his face and ejacu
lated one word "shamed" in a tone which left the father sruessing
whether his own son was ashamed of him for going back on his
former practice, or to talk on the subject.
At another time after a contidential ciiat with his daughter, a
girl of sixteen, he mentioned the delicate subject in a pleading
tone, but the triii gave him a look of pained surprise and was up
and gone in a Hash.
And so it goes, and the lines drawn between modesty and im
modesty remain until the people shall have abandoned the distinc
tions upon which it is based, but if that is none how are we to jast
ify ourselves for holding up our noses at. the mi uodest Japanese
laborer of the lower classes? What would become of the distinction
between the proper and improper practice!1 Will not our own stan
dards of living and conduct suffer? Between brutal coarseness
and the finer sensibilities a line of separation must ronuin somewhere.
WASHINGTON, January G. A treaty between ''olomhia, Pana
ma and the United States settling all controversies between them has
been signed and diplomatic relations will be resumed. Panama will
pay Columbia $2,500 000 in ten instalments. The money is to be
furnished by the United States.
SAN FRANCISCO, January G. Mrs. Claus SpreckHs has been
allowed 4000 a month ending the probate of will.
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