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THE MAUI NEWS FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 1917.
THE MAUI NEWS
THE OAHU FOOD COMMISSION
Entered at the Post Office at Wailuku, Maul, Hawaii, as second-claw matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
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WILLTjrCOOPEB; T : : EDITOR AND MANAGER
FRIDAY 7 i : JUNE 1, 1917
MAUI'S PREPAREDNESS PROGRESS
Maui's activity in organizing for an effective food production cam
paign is already attracting attention on the other islands. We are be
ing held up an example to other communities which have been slower.
The fact is that Maui is industrially mobilized. She started preparing
for just what she is now engaged in something more than a year ago.
It was then that the county fair idea began to gather momentum.
The success of the first Maui county fair, but added impetus to the IDEA
which is now going stronger than ever.
Through the county fair Maui people have found that they really
can pull together. In the success of the fair itself they discovered that
they can accomplish prodigious results. And moreover they have found
a pleasure in the hard work involved that stimulates them to keep on.
Business men have had a vision through the mists which inspires them
to meet almost weekly and to plan with enthusiasm for the future. But
behind them is ALL MAUI.
The Maui county fair and racing association is busy. But it isn't
thinking about fairs at the present time. Instead it is directing a small
armv of children, throueh its children s gardens department. It has a
committee busy on marketing farm products. It has gone into the ques
tion of a county agent and will doubtless cooperate in some such plan
And it has its racing department busy preparing for a day of relaxation
on July 4.
And when the new territorial food commission gets mobilized it
self, it will find Maui not only willing but ready to do her full part, and
efficiently organized to that end.
Maui is industrially mobilized.
Why Governor Pinkham has neglected to appoint the three members
f the territorial food commission outside of Honolulu is a matter that
s causing considerable comment. The act as passed by the legislature,
reating the new commission, provides for a board of nine members, six
from Honolulu and one from each of the other islands.
The Oahu delegation was announced immediately following the
close of the legislative session and has organized, formulated plans,
and is calling upon the other islands to get back of it and push. There
is no doubt that Maui will do her part, but it's the same old story of
taxation without representation that isn't pleasant particularly when
the outside islands will probably be called upon to do more than Oahu
in the food producing business.
WIRELESS SERVICE IMPROVEMENT NEEDED
The isolation of the Lahaina radio station is the cause of general
annoyance these days. The navy authorities now in charge require all
messages sent to be prepaid. But to do this a person desiring to send
a message must make a trip to the station, which is about a mile west
of Lahaina, and about as far as possible from the center of population
of the island. It is true that the station will now accept a bank guaran
tee, but already the banks are finding this service a burdensome and
It is just possible that if the people of Maui, perhaps through the
chamber of commerce, could strike the right combination with a re
quest for a raido business office in Wailuku, that it might be granted.
Hilo is served in this way from the wireless station at Kawaihae, mess
ages being relayed by a telegraph line between tbii two points. The
same thing should not only be a feasible, but a paying proposition on
Maui, besides a great boon to the messsage-sending public.
HELP THE BABIES
A movement has been started in Honolulu to raise a fund to help
care for the war orphans in France. It contemplates raising sufficient
to maintain for 2 years 350 babies, or $72 per baby.
The undertaking is to be characterized as a memorial to General
Toff re, now on mission to the United States. This last feature is im
material. The real consideration is the babies themselves. Militarists
or pacifists of whatever degree should be able to unite on this effort
In fact, were it possible, there should be no hesitancy in America in
helping German babies as well as any other kind. The children are of
tomorrow. They are innocent victims of a monstrous contest. It should
be a world duty to save them for the gigantic task of reconstruction
which must follow the war. Open your heart and your pocket book to
rhis call of the babies.
According to the Advertiser, Richard H. Trent, president of the
Trent Trust Company, is to be named governor to succeed Governor
Pinkham. Last week the Advertiser announced Dr. Raymond as the
sure tip, the week before it touted C. J. Hutchins, and prior to that
Charlie Forbes was the big odds favorite. And Pinkham keeps right
on sawing wood. Next.
If the territorial food commission can built its organization to in
elude already existing social machinery, it should be able to get results
sooner and with a minimum of friction. It is questionable whether any
further organizing on Maui, for example, would be wise.
WILL YOU ADOPT A WAR BABY?
Hawaii is asked to help care for 350 orphans
of French soldiers as a memorial to "Papa"
J off re, the great French general now on
mission to the United States.
MAUI MUST DO HER PART
TEN CENTS a day will keep a fatherless
French baby with ite mother. Honolulu
has made provision for more than half.
Maul folk are asked to contribute 25 cents
or more. Send contributions to any one
of the following ladies Mrs. F. F. Baldwin,
Puunene; Mrs. A. B. Howell, Kuiaha; Mrs.
D. C. Lindsay, Pala; Mrs. Jack Walsh, Ka
hului; Mrs. J. T. Fantom, Puunene; Mrs.
W. H. Field, Wailuku; Mrs. Dora von
Tempsky, Makawao; Mrs. W. A. Baldwin,
IMPORTANT: If you are going to do anything
DO IT NOWl There are but a few days
for this work.
On The Other Islands
Our Food Supply j
Great Interest in the conserving of
the food supply in this Territory Is
being shown and not only has the
Governor appointed a committee to
forward the growing of food crops,
but all over the various islands local
associations and the plantations are
seeking to Increase the food supply
All of this awakening to the Impor
tance of supplying food for ourselves
independently of the Mainland, will
bring excellent results in the .future,
for there is no reason why the Terri
tory should not now, as in the past,
ra'ae all of its own food supply. But
the continued alarm about a possibil
ity of there being such a shortage in
this territory, or on the Mainland, as
to threaten a famine is so exagerated
that there is liable to be a reaction.
We believe that the high prices of
much of our food Btugs is artificial,
and that the alarmist reports regard
ing the supply has been a powerful
factor in causing the rise in prices,
due to speculators taking advantage
of the panicky feeling induced by the
war to hoist priceB without excuse as
based upon original cost.
Nevertheless, the fact that so many
boys and g'rls are becoming interest
ed in gardening through the move
ment for raising our own food stuffs,
is in itself a benefit worth every effort,
for it means among other things,
acquiring an interest in outdoor life
and healthful work. Hilo Tribune.
A. P. Tavlor. secretary of the Pro
motion Committee ,on his recent main
land trip found that one result of the
news censorship was the circulation,
undenied. of foolish stories or sub
marines in the Pacific. The press re-
norts were based on the official warn
ings and announcements, while the
unofficial truth was not available to a
number of millions of Americans. Few
devices could be created more per
fectly adapted to keeping rumor alive
than the official censorship, lor when
such a censorship is in operation
everyone believes that the worst is
being withheld. Europe's experiences
will not be forgotten. Star-Bulletin.
Piatt Cooke Goes To France
Piatt Cooke, son of J. P. Cooke, of
Honolulu, has joined the Yale ambul
ance corps and has already sailed for
France according to letters received
in Honolulu last week. Young Cooke
is a freshman at Yale.
: CASH :
in ordering shoes from our targe
winter stock. Footwear will be
send on approval, if you have
established an account with us. It
7i'ill be well to do so now.
We have a large assortment in the
very latest shapes and materials.
MANUFACTURERS' SHOE STORE, HONOLULU
Ship Lost For Want Of Gun
R. K. Bon'ne. of Honolulu, has rece
ived a letter from Capt. William Lyons,
master of the American-Hawaiian
steamer Mlssourlan at the time that
vesael was sunk in the Mediterranean
several months ago by a torpedo, de
tailing the occurance. Capt. Lyons
states that the vessel would not have
been sunk had she mounted a gun.
He hopes his next ship will be so
equipped. The Missounan was about
60 miles from Genoa when sunk. The
ship was shelled by the submarine ana
one of the ships crew wounded before
they could get away in the boats.
Entered Of Record
Wichert Says Fright Killed Man
Pint Cnrl Wichert. former skipper
of the tug Leslie Baldwin in Kahului
harbor, but now commander of the
Inter-Island steamer isoeau, lesimeu
hpfore the Dublic utilities commission
on Monday that he believes that the
Porto Rican, Anehila, who was lost ai
Kealia, Kauai when a shore boat over
turned, was frightened to death and
not drowned. The boat was swamped
by a big wave.
Lava Lake Rising Fast
Within two weeks, if the present
rate of rising be continued, the lava
column in Kllauea will overflow Into
the main crater and commence build
ing up for itself a lava above the level
of the dead floor of Kllauea, according
to the estimates made by Professor
Since Sunday the activity at Kllauea
has been more pronounced than at
any time for many months. The lava
lakes in Halemaumau on Sunday
spread until the whole surface within
the pit was one great, heaving lake of
fire, with Innumerable fountains con
This ereat lake has been rising
steadily until on Monday it was only
twenty-eight feet below the level of
the Kilauea main floor. The "float
ing islands" have risen with the lake
and their peaks now potrude far
above the main Kllauea levels.
PIONEER MILL CO, LTD, to Lahaina
Agrctl Co, Ltd, 10,408 sq ft land,
Haleu, Lahaina, Maui, May 28, 1917.
PIONEER MILL CO, LTD, to Lahaina
Agrctl Co, Ltd, por Kul 681, Ap 4,
& Kul 5572B & Kul 6625, Lahaina,
Maul, May 28, 1917. $400.
HAIKU SUGAR CO. ET. AL. to W.
S. Nicoll, 3 2100 A land, Hamakua
poko, Maui, May 25, 1917 $302.
TAM YAU & WF. to Alice L. ICaho-
kuoluna, R. P. 2944, Kul. 10828, Nlu
lil Koolau, Maui, Mar. 12, 1917.
MOSES IOSEPA to Peter N. Kahoku-
oluna et, al. int. in real & personal
property of G. Kahananul & Sarah
A Kahokuoluna, Wailua, Keanae,
Maul, May 17, 1917. $35.
CARL H. NIPPER & WF. to Alice K.
West, Lot 21, Waialae Heights,
Honolulu, May 7, 1917. $2400.
ANNIE HOOKUANUI, gdn. of Victo
ria K. Kaillull, to Cassimira A.
Drummond, 16 int. in pes. land
Kaupo, Maul, May 25, 1917.$386.
LOO DING SHEE & HSB. to Henry
Y. Lum, por. Kul. 419, Hana, Maul,
May 17, 1917. $850.
HENRY Y. LUM to L. Y. Alona, por.
Kul. 419, Hana, Maui, May 19, 1917.
SCHUMAN CARRIAGE CO., LTD., to
Herman Lake to sell for $521.
Automobile. Maui, April 25, 1917.
SCHUMAN CARRIAGE CO., LTD., to
S. Yamasaki, to sell for $1863.40,
Automobile. Maul. April 28, 1917.
SCHUMAN CARRIAGE CO., LTD., to
J. S. Souza, to sell for $640.25, Auto
mobile, Maui, May 5, 1917. $200.
YOUNG MEN'S SAVS. SOCY. LTD.,
to George E. Miner, 210 int. in 3.88
A land, Vineyard St. Wailuku, Maui
May 18, 1917. $250.
TAM CHONG & WF. to Bank of Maul
Ltd., pes. land, leaseholds, bldgs.
furniture, tec, Makawao, Maui, May
18, 1917. $2500.
C S CAPELLAS & AS GDN ET ALS
to Yee Hop (firm), 2 pes land, Wal
kani, Wailuku, Maui, May 25, 1917
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