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What is Best for Maui
is Best for the News
ifyou wish Prosperity
Advertise in the News
VOLUME XIX
WAILUKU, MAUI, T. II., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1912.
NUMBER 4 3
I
HONOLULU LETTER TELLS
OF INTERESTING FACTS
Rumor of Changed Tariff
Commissioners Hard At
Race Business
Spccinl Correspondence.
HONOLULU, Dec. 5. I met a
couple of well groomed business
men yesterday making their way
through the crowds on King street
looking as though Hhey wished a
traffic squad was one of the bless
es of the metropolis. When I
id well groomed I meant that
heir dress indicated something out
le regular order, they might have
en going to a Womans Board
eeting or a funeral, anything not
. regular daily schedule so I ask
whither. "We are a committee appointed
wait on the newspaper editors,"
e of them replied," 'with a view
asking them to suppress news
d the opinions of individuals
lich might have a ten lency to
oy a damp blanket on those
wiio uiivc muiiejvthey wish to
spend with us. AVe have been well
received and royally treated. Now,
we expect business to flow along
- the channels leading to the retail
stores, for with the scares omitted
from the daily sheets the public will
be as forgetful of tariff as a well man
is of disease."
It all sounded as refreshing as
the babbling brook to the man
whose thirst cannot be quenched
with anything but water and I felt
that all of tlie stores were going to
do a land office business from now
until the singing boys come out on
the evening of tne 24th. and smg
their carols in real ragtime. But
was jolted this morning when
a big picture of Joe Cooke and
it a statement.that the public"
ike un-their minds that
:hg to be cheaper next
, as not necessary to say
bbut tariff; cheap sugar,
what the cause, is the
v'S that sets holders of
:ks trembling and the
It in everv store in town.
ittee from the Merchants"
- v
making the request say
lot notice the editors
r muffs so they must
, but did not understand
were driving at.
TEACHERS.
lmissioners of education
g the second day ot a
luring which Principal
he Normal school is to
rack. Whether it is be
od is not a mixer or for
rreason he lacks popular
still remembered that
;re was some kind of
among the supervising
of whom Wood is not
tted into the game and
onsternation. Brother
jf your town seemed to
over the actions of Wood
'e heard of others who
s about him that did not
,d nature. I remember a
years ago a teacher from
.r Kansas 1 came here to
position in the first class
s no doubt her capabili-
she had certificates and
sufficient to paper a room
ic claimed she was inveig'
coming here and then
lemon in tne torm ot a
subordinate teacher in
Scares People School
It Another Yacht
Dull Just Now.
dren studying under his diredtion
could not possibly learn what they
were sent tor school for and she
criticized the principal, not behind
his back. Shortly afterward she
quit the job and went back to see
Kansas bleed some more.
One of the teachers in the pre
sent disturbance has for her attor
ney J. B. Lightfoot which
means much. Sometimes the voice,
of this attorney recalls the call .o.
the wild. ,. As they say of
. Rbose-
velt, but in reference to
thel voice
only, of this distinguished, but de
feated democrat, sounds ninety-
nine per cent bull and one percent
human. Its the voice however that
counts before men who are listen
ing to the pleading for an injured
man, or ratuer teeiings or a woman
who believes she has been injured.
At this writing its looks as though
Wood will get at least a call
down, maybe worse. But looks
are deceiving he won out and the
teachers are fined.
YACHT RACE.
Arrangements are under way for
another race between the Mollylou
and the Hawaii and "Drydock
Smith,' 'with true sportsman spirit,
has offered to donate fifty dollars
toward a new set of sails for the
Hawaii so she will be able to com
pete with her smaller rival. Smith
is the superintendent of the great
dry dock now under construction
at Pearl Harbor. He was a poor
boy, once, and said to have been
poorer than his parents so he ran
away to sea, anil plowed the raging
main for a time until he became, I
believe, a master mariner. Some
where about this point he discover
ed that he was lacking an essential
to success in life namely a good
education so he went to school for
a while graduating from the higher
grades and finally landing in college
from' which he also graduated as a
full fledged constructing engineer.
But he never lost his love for the
sea,
and Bailing, so up on the coast
he built or bought a yacht which
he named the Mollylou after two
of his children taking a slice out of
the hame of each so there would
be no jealousy. In one of the
transpacific races in which the
Hawaii was a part the little yacht
entered and made remarkably good
time. I believe Smith sailed her
Every so often down here he enters
for a race with bigger craft and
counting time allowance he usual
ly, if not always, wins. His con
nection with the dry dock followed
his arrival in Honolulu and bar
ring the difficulties arising from
an inferior, or unsuitable quality
of sand, he
friend used
ever since.
has been as our late
to say, a "succeed"
MORE MAILS.
Maui folk4will no doubt be de
lighted to learn that their efforts to
ward a better mail service is to be
rewarded with success. Boats will
ply to and from Maui ports nearly
every day in the week so that there
will be no delay in the matter of
shipping Christmas presents and
other goods this season. For this
Maui will be happy.
Dr. Sinclair
On Disease
Duty Of Every Citizen Is To
Be
come Interested In Vital
Question.
In a previous paper in the Maui
News I called attention to the cam
waign against pulmonary tubercu
losis, or consumption, the impetus
being given to it, and the necessity
of public interest. Before that is
entirely out of mind, permit me t
add to it a further summary of its
relation to the public.
Statistics are handled with diffi
culty. As a means of conveying a
clear impression of a subject, they
are not always satisfactory. For
tho uso.of the active workers whose
'iff
duties le'ad them to the study and
analysis'of conditions, statistics are
a necessity, b'ufnot to the casual
reader who is 'here in his subject
today and from the subject is gone
tomorrow. I would refer to call
your attention to a less tengible
phase of the tuberculosis campaign
than that set forth in statistics.
A modern problem that lias arisen
'Kim.
thrtiugh iriodern methods of busi
ness ia combining public sentiment.
San Francisco considered its Pana
ma-Pacific Exposition as it would a1
commercial enterprise and makes
it possible by tho way its leaders
have united the city, painting on
the popular mind with a few broad
masterly strokes a clear perspective
of everything that the exposition
means to every-one iu the city. The
picture they created was intimate,
its details attractive to the rich and
humble alike; its answer was such
as to flatter the most exacting of
artists.
If public sentiment in Hawaii
could be combined with equal suc
cess as regards the fight on tubercu
losis which is no less a distinctly
commercial enterprise results would
soon be as apparent as tlicy aifc.in
San Francisco regarding tho Iair.
It will be just as impossible to wipe
out the disease in this Territory
without a combined interest as it
would have been in tho Golden Gate
City to build fifteen million dollars
worth of exposition palaces without
its. It was not enough to awaken in
terest in the poeketbooks of a portion
of the city's population whose busi
nesses might be expected to increase
during fair prosperity. It was
necessary to excite and enlist sym
pathies of tho humble hack-driver
to whom it meant but a few extra
fares or the saloon hanger on pick
ing up ocui annus wno mignt ex
pect nothing but disadvantages
Tho commercial barons might
have built the palaces; the loyalty
and enthusiasm of tho rest of the
city was necessary to send a tele
pathic wave out of San Francisco
that assured the world that tho Fair
would be a success. It will be the
second element.
it win no mat element, that air
of reordained success, that will en
list enthusiasm in the cause against
tuberculosis in tho Territory.
Ivor mat reason oy tno slow pro
cesses that must bo used, public
interest in Hawaii in the anti-tuber
culosis campaign must be aroused
The sanatariums and government
ollicials might be able to cure tuber
culosis. It will not altogether be
wiped out until tho wholo Territory'
figurative shoo is set down upon
this single pest witli all the firmness
and determination witli which tho
(ordinary individual puts his bro
in
on a scorpion.
Air obvious reasons tl lis task
of
More School
Discipline
Wailuku School Principal's Paper That
Was Read At The Annual
Meeting.
fins week we are able to give an
other instalment of Miss Lida Crick-
ard's admirable article on "School
Discipline. Starting on the subject
of the bad pupil' the paper goes
on to say:
Wo frequ ently say "Keep the bad
pupil busy," but 1, have found that
10 best way to keep that particular
one busy, is to keen all the rest
busy.
Even tho unruly pupil resents
such discrimination but if all are
ept busy, no one is likely to have
time for wrong doing.
Let your pupils know from the
first that you are in the School-room
for work, and that you expect their
co-operation and help. I belfcve
that pupils should learn in the bu
ginning of their school life whether
they are of Kindergarten age, or the
cgularly approved school age
that school means work, and not
play; and the idea that every lesson
must be some soit of a game is an
erroneous one, and is not fitting the
Kild for future usefulness. It is
V
easy to amuse a class, but not so
easy to implant actual ways and
means for solving the many pro
blems of life that face all our pupils.
The teacher who plays such
games as rigs in Ulovcr' with
numbers may feel flattered at tho
enthusiasm of her pupils, (if noise,
and disorder, irrelevant may be
termed enthusiasm), but what are
tho pupils learning?
It does not follow that such pupils
are really bad or vicious they are
simply unrestrained, and are form
ing wrong habits because they are
ed through wrong paths.
A teacher can force a child by
mere superior strength to obey her,
yet, if that child is not obeying in
spirit he is not receiving training
in real obedience, and this he "will
be apt to prove as soon as tho pres
sure is removed . Obedience that
conies from tho inexorable applica
tion of the rod is not 'jbedience,
but submission.
Authority is normally applied
when it is used witli firmness, fair
ness and justice not otherwise; and
every child has the utmost respect
for such authority inherent Within
him. "
With young pupils 1 mean be
low the third grade perhaps you
can not appeal to either their reason
or sense ot honor, and 11 such a
child chooses to bo troublesome
thero is only one euro. Make him
feel your strength.
Again, where a word and a blow
is the rule at home.Jcindness will
not at first be understood.
The thoughtful teacher who is not
too fully imbued with an idea of
her own importance, will study her
pupils before attempting much dis
cipline. The child who can arouse in us
impatience, excitement or anger,
feels himself stronger than we; and
a child only respects strength. Tho
inner and unconscious ideal which
guides our life is precisely what
touches the child. The child sees
what we are, behind' what we p re
tend, or even wish to be; and tho
first rule to follow "if you wish to
possess a child's will master your
own.
Tho child must discover in u"s no
mission, no weakness of which ho
cai Vnako use. Ho must feol him
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION
FOR HAWAII SCHOOLS
Methods Discussed By Supervising Principal George S.
RayniondThe Aim Is To Teach Children of
Different Races. One Language First.
There is at present much discus
sion in reference to educational
methods; courses of study; and
school work in general and wo hear
frequently the term, "Vocational
Education," which to many ears
sounds like a solution to our com
plex educational problems. Vocation-1
al schools is the only wish of those
who believe that we are misdirect
ing our educational forces and tho
more mentioning of the term, im
plies, to them, a better method of
attacking our school woik. This is
owing to the fact that at the present
time Vocational Education is vague
and very impressive and has yet to
be clearly defined as to its real pur
pose and use. That it will be and
that education along industrial Hues
will have a real meeting is unquest
ionable. Before any changes arc made in
our educational system now work
ing rather smoothly 0110 must bo
sure that it is for tho better, and
then again the material that we are
working on must be considered as
well as tho methods. Teachers are
kept busy with their detailed work
and experimentation is as impossi
ble as it is undesirable. In few
words; our teachers in the public
schools are the busiest of the . com
ni'inity workers and if they have
not kept abreast of the social, in
dustrial and economic problems it
4s as unintentional as it is inipossi
bio for them to do so.
Those interested in education here
in Hawaii l.ave much to accomplish
in giving the child in the element
ary schools a form of vocational
education that will prepare him for
his future work and citizenship.
And more than to prepare him, to
fix well in his mind and that of his
parent the utmost importance of
such an education, the certain valuo
of it to him as a future citizen and
the economic reasons lor it 111
Hawaii.
The correlation of manual work
and acadennc"studics in the schools
within. recent years and more re
cently of the establishment of special
schools to carry on tho work of pre
paring tho boys and girls for their
future occupations iii life has caused
much interest to bo shown hy all
concerned with the education of the
young. Thero is a wide spiead
demand that the schools relate their
training with tho work that the
child is to follow in life. Tho ans
wer seems to be in Vocatiomal Edu
cation.
Vocational Education may bo
defined as that whose controlling
purpose is to lit lor a calling or
vocation. It assumes activities o
intellect, will and reeling, it in
volves formation of habits, develop
men t of intelligence and cultivation
of ideals, with respect toward manu
al work and labor. It calls for prac
tice in tho productive work of tho
vocation itself and a study of and
about the sciences, art mathematics
economy, history or technique
which enter into or relate to it.
Vocational Education may be
divided into five forms, as follows
Professional, Commerical, Indus
trial, Agricultural and Household
Of these different vocational schools
lie have mo very good examples
schools to give the child of this
cosmopolitan gathering, one lan
guage, first and formost, and yot
we should involve methods that
will give tho youth the training
hat will enable him to become an
ellicient wage earner aijd a safe and
good citizen.
We must look for an indepen
dence between our schools and the
industries here in Hawaii. Th
children should. bo trained in the
possible vocations we have now and
thft future ones which will be in
volved in any developing industrial
community. They should be train
ed in a broad industrial education
for the future permanency of the
Territory. There seems to be u
vital need for Cooperative and Con
tinuation Schools here.
Much has been written and said
nbout the present educational system
here in Hawaii in respect to school
children being trained away from
the industries and the manual work
of the plantation. Is this just
criticism? Let us examine a few
facts about school children and their
opportunities. ,
Over 80 of our school children
have left school before the end of
tlio fifth grade for the most, part
owing to economic reasons in the
ionic. These reasons could never
be caused by any school system and
are rather the result of industrial
causes.
At the end of the fifth grade the
child has been in the school room
approximately 3200 hours getting
is schooling and outside of the
school room 105,120 hours getting
an education. ' For every hour that
over S0 of our school children had
tho opportunity of spending in the
class room, using a language that
few of them use in the hbme or
think in, they have spent 33 hours
out of it getting their education in
the street, field, picture show, ball
ground and wherever their indiffer
ent parents may allow them to go.
This ratio is 33 to 1 for tho public
school to contend with and yet if
we do not get wonderful results our
system is a failure to some minds.
All this, you understand, happens
in the first dozen years of more than
80 of our school children. After
that what? For tho most part they
ire at work we can gladly say, but
tliu education has stopped with the
great majority. It is truo that in
a few communities night schools
are open for the ambitious and a
still smaller number take advantage
of correspondence school work.
Yet if the youth fails to become a
Thomas Edison or George Westing
house in the shop or an expert in
cane culture, or if ho sees more op
portunity in tho store or ollico than
that of freeing II 20 for section M 7
or tho hiding of four inches of cane
ueneam the sou lor lorty cents per
diem the schools and their systems
aro at fault and tho tax payers are
being robbed. Tho truo is that our
youths are in a good many cases
more ambitious than somo desiro
them to be and seek a better educa
tion than the tendency of the
general industrial conditions here
will permit. As for example, 1 10
desire of boys to go to Honolulu and
carry on Evening School work while
al'. A few days watching
hero in Hawaii.
tivinced her that the chil
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Continued on page 5.
Wo are aiming here in tho public
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