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Till; MAUI NKWS, SATURDAY, SKPTKMRER 26, 1914
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THE MAUI NEWS
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SKITKMHKIl 20, If H
PROMOTING VS. PUCASIXG T1IK TOUKIST.
Tlie Garden l1and doesn't liki' tc way llie Hawaii Promotion
(.'oinmitte is constituted, or the way it is doing linsiness. Tlu' M.ui
Xi-:s donlits tlic efficacy of the remedies suggested ly our Kauai
contemporary or the iracticaliility of tin- large committee proposed'
which must always In.1 unwieldy. The Promotion Committee at present
is doing good work, as even the Harden Island concedes, in advertising
I lit Islands and inducing tourists to come here. Why not let it continue
its good work, and create an entirely distinct committee to look after the
thousand and one things that ought to he done for the tourist after he
arrives. The men of the I'roniotion Committee are specialists let them
stick to their specialty. Hut here's what the Ciarden Island proposes:
"A couple of weeks ago we had occasion to remark that
while the Hawaii Promotion Committee was exerting it
self, perhaps with all its power, hi the effort to attract
tourists to the Islands and to distribute them around after
they get here, the Committee, by virtue of its present
scheme of organization and plan of work, was incapable of
'delivering the goods' insofar as the outside islands arc
concerned. This view must be accepted by any unbiased
mind, w illing to analyze the work of the Committee, past
ami present. Ond we may be pardoned for saying that the
work of the Committee is less effective and less promising
today than ever before.
'The Committee as at present constituted is not even
representative of Honolulu, and, with a few exceptions,
lacks in broadness and capacity.
"For effective work the Committee should be reorgan
ized, and on a much larger scale. Kach of the islands
should be represented directly in the Committee, and in
place of weekly .'mutual admiration' meetings, as at pres
ent, there should be one 'hard-pan' business session once a
month, with members from all the islands present, at
which business would be carried out in a business-like
"Our idea would be to have a Hawaii Promotion Com
mittee of fifteen members, six of whom should be from
Oahu. 4 from Hawaii, 3 from Maui, and two from Kauai.
Let these fifteen men gather at Honolulu once each month
and transact the Islands' business of tourist promotion.
The effect of this plan would be to broaden the vision of
the Hawaii Promoton Committee beyond the four blocks
bordering the Young Hotel, and would bring the people
and all the islands in touch and in harmony with the work
of the Committee.
"Let the Honolulu Chamber of Commerce lead off with
a proposal of this sort, and it will be surprised to witness
the satisfaction it will arouse in the other islands. We will
take the liberty of saying for Kauai that this island will
name two members of such a committee that will be the
livest of "live wires" in legitimate and business-like pro
motion endeavors, and will attend meetings with reason
8 a 8
LAHAIXA AND THE TUNA CLUB.
If Maui is awake to her own interests, she will'turn a large share
of her promotion fervor towards boosting the newly organized tuna
club. The kind of fishing that this club will encourage is a rich man's
pastime or hobby. It calls for ample leisure, motor boats, elaborate
tackle, club houses, and innumerable other things that spell money.
Put it is a good, clean, healthful sport. Xow none of the islands has
a monopoly of the game fishing possibilities, but sooner or later some
one place is going to become recognized as the headquarters of the
club, either officially or otherwise. It will be a place adjacent to good
fishing grounds, and will be supplied with all of the conveniences and
requisites of the wealthy sportsman.
This rendezvous will not be Honolulu. But it might be La
baina. It will be Lahaina if Lahaina people and the rest of Maui get
busy and go after it. There is no more ideal place in the Territory
for a fishing club than on one of the magnificent beaches adjacent to
this West Maui town, ami there is no place, according to the
testimony of experts who have studied the matter, where conditions
are so favorable for good game fishing as in the sheltered waters be
tween Lahaina and Lanai. With almost a daily steamer service with
Honolulu, with unsurpassed climatic conditions, with an interesting
and beautiful surrounding country, and with good roads to other parts
-of the island, Lahaina has claims that should need but to be properly
presented, to insure her future as a tourist center.
8 8 8 8 8
STRAWS TKLL HOW WIND BLOWS.
A Japanese was this week drawn as a juryman in the local circuit
court, lie is an American citizen, by virtue of his having been born in
the Territory. There are about 15,000 Japanese males in the islands,
under 21 years of age. This represents practically one-third of the
entire young male population. Kvcry year from now on the proportion
of Japanese-American citizens is going to be on the increase, and it is
only a question of tinu and no distant lime either when they will hold
the balance of power in the terrtorial electorate. It is safe to assume that
this power w ill never be exercised. Just how soon Congress will decide
to withdraw the franchise from citizens of this territory is entirely
problematical, but it is likely to come very shortly. There is no likelihood
whatever that the United States will ever permit any section of its do
main to come under the electoral control or influence of any foreign
nation. In this instance it happens to concern the Japanese, but the
situaton would be identical were it British, German, or Pole who it.
numbers ovreshadowed everything else as do these American sons of
Japan. If Hawaii is to be really American her population in the main
must be American in spirit and sentiment, and not simply Americans
by accident of birth.
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If Honolulu doesn't make a great showing at the Civc Convention'
it will not be the fault of the Honolulu press which is doing everything
possible to arouse the necessary interest in the big event. The fol
lowing from the Advertiser, is a sample of what is being "handed
"The interisland Civic Convention meets at Wailuku
the first week in October. Hilo caught the balance of the
Territory napping at the convention last year in Honolulu,
having sent about one-half of the delegates. Reports are
to the effect that both Hawaii and Maui are preparing
to make a showing next month. What are the Ad Club
and the chamber of commerce doing to keep Honolulu's
reputation up to par?"
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The in-sent primary law may not be perfect, but the day of the
old party nominating conventon is gone for good.
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