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THE MAUI NEWS, IRIDAY, MAY 24, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
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V. ILL. J. COOPER
EDITOR AND MANAGER
MAY 24, 1918.
William Jenniiujs Bryan is said to have likened a business man
vho does not advertise to a youni man in the dark kissimi his hand to
a (jirlhe knows T.'hat he is doiiui, but no one else does.
About the easiest thing in the world is to find fault. Anybody
tan do it. And about 99 percent of fault-finders find nothing that is
not generally known or to be accepted as a matter of course. As
long as to err is human there will be mistakes.
Delegate Kuhio is one of the latest to get into the fault-finding
class. He finds fault with the administration over many things. lie
says our aircraft program has been a failure. He declares that our
shipbuilding effort has been a fizzle. He states that the ordinance de
partment has fallen down. He assures us that we have a woefully
small force in France at the present time.
Now, no sane person believes all of this. Nor does any one doubt
ihat it is partly true. It may be that some of us have been unduly op
timistic, but optimism is better than pessimism any day.
The United States has been at war for a little fiver a year. In
that time there has been a tremendous amount accomplished, as even
the worst fault-finder must admit. Much indeed almost all of this
has been preparatory work. It has not made a great deal of showing.
Hut it has been absolutely necessary. W hen a great building is to
le erected, the designing and building of the foundation not uncommon
ly takes as much time as all the rest of the work.
The problem of getting an army to France involved many things,
and each of these many factors involved many others. We first had
to get the army. Good progress has been made in this direction. Then
we had to have ships. We had to first build the shipyards, dig the
materials from mines and forests, decide upon designs. And we had
to make provision for coping with the submarine menace.
And now we are beginning to see the results of this vast and com
plicated preparation. We have reduced the submarine danger to a
minimum. But it hasn't been child's play. Our shipyards are be
ginning to turn out ships in rapidly increasing numbers. And we are
getting soldiers into France in greater and greater numbers.
No one doubts the spirit of the American people. No one of us
doubts the ultimate outcome of our undertaking. Nobody fears that
we shall stop until we have accomplished what we set out to do. We
are a big nation. We tackled a big job. It required tremendous
machinery to carry it out. And it also required time to get a full head
of steam up and to get this machine under way. But that has been
accomplished. We are under way and gaining momentum every hour.
'I he man who does not see all this is either looking so closely for flaws
that he cannot see the gigantic whole, or else is an incurable grouch.
This is your fight and my fight as well as the nation's. You will
see things you don't like, and I will see things done that I would have
done differently, but we can't afford to halt the procession to quarrel
with the captain.
LA MAIN A LANDING DEATH TRAP
How many more human lives must be sacrificed or put in deadly
peril before something tangible will be done towards making the land
ing at Lahaina safe?
The near-tragedy at that treacherous port last Saturday night
brings this question home to every Maui resident. Three years ago
two passengers were drowned at this point while coming ashore from
the Mauna Kea. That this was not duplicated in Saturday night's
accident is due to pure luck.
The storm of public indignation and protest, and the furor of
official inquiry that followed the 1915 calamity gave promise of bear
ing some tangible results. The steamship company was censured for
not having its shore boats commanded by responsible officers. The
agitation for a ships' wharf at Lahaina had a short-lived flurry. And
then the matter began to be forgotten. Nothing was done. It is true
that a loan fund appropriation was made for a wharf by the last
legislature, but the bonds have remained unsold.
It was hoped that this fresh evidence of the crying need of Maui
for a safe landing place on the leeward side of the island might g
some action from the legislature now in special session. But this
seems doomed to be disappointed.
It is more than likely that the Inter-Island will, for a while at
least, exercise its threat of refusing to land passengers at Lahaina at
all except under the very best of conditions. Such a course is of
course better than jeopardizing the lives of passengers, but it is unfair
to Maui that the most important port for passengers in the island
hfiuld be thus discriminated against.
It isn't right. The thing is too important to be thrust to one side
pnd forgotten. It is but nine months until the legislature will be in
session aain. Maui must then be ready with some concrete plan and
le prepared to DEMAND that it be acted upon. It is not too soon
to get that plan ready. It is up to the Chamber of Commerce. It is
up to the Supervisors., It is up to every man on Maui to make himself
heard on the matter. Let's get together!
It is to be hoped that the Inter-Island Company sticks to its de
mand for an increase of nearly 100 percent for carrying the mails be
tween island ports. The postoffice department has offered about a
'20 percent increase over the present contract rate, but this the steam
ship company has refused. The matter at present is a deadlock. If
he company refuses to take what the government believes to be reason
able it is not unlikely that we may get our airplane mail service all the
sooner, or possibly a government controled steamship line. Either of
these exjedients would be something new and serve to break the mono
tony of the war-in-Euroe mental diet even though we might not like
them after we got them.
Such part of the German press ii America as has not been entirely
suppressed by the government is naturally obeying pretty strictly the
injunction of Attorney-General Gregory to alien enemies to "keep
Iheir mouths shut." But there is a difference between the sullen
s lcnce of the German alien enemies rnd our other "alien enemies," their
Hungarian allies. Probably without exception the Magyar press in
the United States is enthusiastically loyal to the country of its adoption
a significant reflection on the boasted unity of the Central Towers.
The following is a translation of resolutions printed in one of the
leading Hungarian language papers of the United States, and is said
to represent the sentiment of almost all Hungarians in this country:
"The Vcrhovay Aid Association, representing 27,000 Hungarian
Lorn citizens and residents of the United States, assembled at Hazle
ton, Pennsylvania this day, desires tf. express to the President and Gov
ernment of the United States their loyalty; their united appreciation of
the attitude of the Government towards them since war was declared
upon Austria-Hungary ; their unreserved condemnation of, and antagon
ism to, the German Emperor, the German militarists, and all those Ger
man peoples who support the German autocracy in its objects in the
present war; their confidence, not only in the righteousness of Am
erica's cause in the war, but also ir. the ultimate victory of American
principles over the moral turpitude of its enemies and the triumph of
mcrica in the great cause of freedom and democracy ; and their
solemn promise, throughout this war. unswervingly to support the Unit
ed States of America in its forward fight to that splendid victory.
"The Verhovay Society, realizing that the triumph of the United
;tates in this war will the more quickly secure that Independence of
Hungary of which all Hungarians for centuries have dreamed, desire
also to record their contempt for the Habsburg rulers of Austria-Hungary
who, in the past have failed to keep their sworn oaths to the Hun
garian people, and who, at the present time, are giving proof to the
world of their traditional mendacity and their hereditary lack of the
sense of honor. The members of the Vcrhovay Society, while express
ing their full feeling of loyalty to the United States, would implore
the President to aidthc Magyar peoples to break away from the unhappy
rule of the Habsburgs, and to bring about that realization of an in
dependent Hungary which place the Hungarian peoples among the
progressive leaders of the world's democracies.
"The members of the Verhovay Association transmitting these
sentiments to the President, desire to express their approval of the
American-Hungarian Loyalty League which, in its present loyal la
bors amongst the Hungarians of the United States, recognizes that
whatever is done to bring about an American victory in this war will
aslo bring about the full indepenednce of the Hungarian peoples."
A QUESTION OF SHIPS NOT MEN
The American Defense Society is at present taking a postcard vote
among its members to find out whether or not a majority favors send-
ne an American army of 5,000,000 to France. President Wilson has
doubtless expressed the unanimous public opinion on this question
when in" a recent speech he asks "Why limit it that number? Let
every ship over on every voyage take every man and all the materials
the can carry. This is a war that will save the world."
The general impression is that this policy is being carried out to
the limit of the nation's ability to supply the necessary ships, and the
President's words bear out this impression. If it shall require 10.000-
000 men from America to bring 'this war to a successful end there
will be no hesitation in supplying them. It isn't a question of men at
all it is almost solely a question of transportation and the outlook in
this direction grows daily brighter.
"G. B." of Paia is still another person who has not learned that
a newspaper cannot publish articles unless it knows who is responsible
for them. It should not be hard for anyone to see how dangerous
any other policy would be. Names of those who furnish news items
r.e not usually published, but the editor must. in every case Know
exactly the source of his information.
tliinir dovernor Finkham is about pau with
his job? There are other criminals whose loving children might also
appreciate the pen that signed their father's pardon. We can afford
but the community cannot risk losing some of the
biids we now have safely caged or frightened from the territory.
If T.ink MrCandless can show that he would not be making a fair
profit in selling rice at $8 per bag he will have general public sympathy
on account of his persecution by tne iooa Doara. ine price ui
in California, Timbuctoo, or any other place has nothing to do with the
morality of the case. Let's have some cost figures. -
Anv hnw the Maui liauor men will have had the fun of a fight
and shouldn't mind the $1500. The lawyers need the money.
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Errs, select, doz 55
Ekks, No. 1. doz 53
Ekks, duck doz 50
Young roosters, lb 48 to .50
Hens, lb 38 to .40
Ducks, Muse, lb 35
Ducks, Pekln, lb 35
Ducks, Haw. doz 9.75
Vegetables And Produce
Deans, string, green 03 to .04
Means, string, wax 05 to .06
Means, Lima in pod 03
Deans, Maui red 9.50
Deans, small white 12.00
I'eas, dry Is. cwt 9.00
Deeta, dozen bches 30
Carrots, dozen bchs 40
Cabbage, cwt 2.00
Corn sweet 100 ears 2.50 to 3.00
Green peppers, bell 07 to .08
Green peppers chili 05 to .06
Potatoes, Is. 1 2.50
Potatoes, sweet, cwt 1.75
Taro, cwt 2.00
Taro, bunch 16
Green peas, lb 12 to .15
Cucumbers, doz 60
Pumpkins, lb 01 to .02
Bananas, Chinese, lb. green 01
Dananas, cooking, bch 1.25
Figs. 100 90 to 1.00
Grapes, Isabella, lb 13
Pineapples, cwt 1-50
Limes, 100 40 to .50
Papaias, lb 01 to .02
Strawberries aO to .zo
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Hogs up to 150 lb 19 to .20
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Veal, lb 15 to .16
Mutton, lb 18 to .19
Pork, lb. 25 to .27
Hides. Wet Salted
Steer, No. 1. lb 12
Steer No. 2. lb 11
Steer hair slip 10
Kips, lb 12
Goat, white 20 to .30
Bran, ton 60.00
fnarley, ton 78.00 to 85.00
Scratch food, ton 100.00 to 105.00
Oats, ton 80.00 to 86.50
Hay. wheat 48.00 to 52.00
Hay, Alfalfa 45.00 to 47.00
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