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The Maui news. [volume] (Wailuku, Maui, H.I.) 1900-current, August 16, 1918, Image 4

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Kntt-reJ at the VoM Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
Proprietors and Publishers
Sufsciittion Rates, $2.50 per Year in Advance.
FRIDAY : : : AUGUST Id, '9 18.
Unless vc are willing frankly to confess that we wo not care, that
the future of Hawaii nci is immaterial to us, that easy money is a!i
we are interested in. we shall close our cars to the sophistic arguments
( f those who would lower the hars to a further influx of oriental
lal orers.
We need this lahor desperately? Granted we do. But nN wc
need to face squarely whether or not Hawaii is to be really American
m the future, or American only in name. The argument that the world
at war needs the extra sugar we could produce with more lahor will
not stand in comparison with our own welfare for all time.
We of the Islands realize what it is to struggle against an almost
smothering preponderance of foreign population. How all but hope
less it seems to try to raise our children in an atmosphere that is largely
alien. We do not have to he told that the Fnglish language of the public
schools is pigeon English. We know that the foreign hnruagc primary
schools tend to neutralize the efforts of educators and to instil foreign
instead of American ideals in the coming generation.
And in spite of all this we have had hope. Wc have seen the elevat
ing effects of American institutions on even first generation,. We have
dared to believe that we may one day be admitted c the sisterhood of
states of the union, that our status may sometime be lirnily established
and thoroughly understood. In short that we shall be simply Amer
ican in every best sense in thought, in speech, in tradition.
The sugar planters association has denied that it would have the
present restrictions relaxed. This is gratifying, but to be expected.
The planters are Americans and they are patriotic. They have proven
many times that they arc not blinded to the b'.-st interests of the Islands
by money.
The demand for more oriental labor doubtless comes more from
interests outside the sugar industry, and by race pressure. The Chinese
and Japanese most naturally would welcome more of their countrymen.
They are feeling the labor shortage as much as anyone and they are
not enough Americanized as yet to see the incongruity, of their demand
or to care.
There is no antagonistic feeling agairst the Japanese or Chinese.
To the contrary we of the Islands appreciate 'heir tine qualities and
recognize the tremendous results their labor has accomplished. Many
of us doubt if any other races in the world would have given so good
an account of themselves. But these things ate beside the point. Were
they Europeans instead of Orientals the situation wouid be largely the
same. They would not be American, and the task of making them so
would be as difficult if not more difficult.
We are promised big things when the war is over from the com
merce to be developed in the Pacific. Sugar may become less im
portant comparatively than it now is.
But in any event our Americanism should be the matter of first
consideration. Let us get this fixed as a principle. These are the days
of patriotic self denial, and it should not be didicult Let us turn our
backs to tkc lure of quick money and our faces towards the land to
winch we owe our allegiance, America.
The harrowing experience and grave danger passed through by
Ihe party of Honolulu teachers on the slopes of Ilaleakala last week,
should serve as a warning to strangers or others unfamiliar with Ha
waiian mountains. It is extremely easy to get trapped, as has been
proven by a number of near tragedies in recent years. A party of
Mills School teachers several years ago spent several days in the Oahu
mountains in a gulch pocket before aid arrived and they were rescued
with much difficulty. A number of mysterious disapjwarances of lone
hikers are probably to be accounted for through similar accident.
Mountain experience on the mainland is of little value in Hawaii.
The crater trip through Ilaleakala might, however, be rendered
safe to even a novice, at very small cost of money or time. A man
with a bucket of white paint could in a couple of days mark a trail
through the crater that could be followed under any condition of
weather. Many visitors to Kilauca before the days of the automobile
load into the crater, will remember the paint-marked trail from the
Volcano House to the pit which could be followed even on dark nights.
The chamber of commerce rest house committee might undertake
this work, or some public spirited citizen could earn the gratitude of
all travelers by such act. Rocks marked white should not need repaint
ing oftener than once a year.
In spite of the objections raised by Maui members of the Hawaiian
l'olo and Racing Association, preparation for an elaborate race meet
ing next month is going right ahead. Nor will this be a "Ilooverized"
meet, sucli as was Maui's Fourth of July celebration. Thirty-two race
horses are reported to be in training 'it Kapiolani park, while as many
more are in training at army posts. The affair will be distinctly a pro
fessional one, and the fact that the proceeds are announced to be for
the Red Cross does not change the situation. Professional base ball is
about a thing of the past, as is also horse racing, and w ill be till the war
is over.
Kapiolani park was turned over to the racing association by the
people of Hawaii and the association is responsible to the people. It
is very certain that the present races were not inspired by any over
whelming popular demand.
The Bolsheviks first kick over the whole Russian government as
a protest against autocrotie rule and then immediately tie up to the
Prussian despots to fight the Allies and every democratic element of
their own country. The anomaly would be ludicrous if it did not
complicate things so badly.
The appearance of the Czecho-Slovaks as a factor in the war in
eastern Siberia, has puzzled a good many persons who are not familiar
w ith central European politics. The Czechs and Slovaks are really sub
jects of Austria-Hungary, most of them being ordinarily known as
Bohemians. Early in the war in Europe, a big army of these people
under Austrian and German officers, was thrown against the Russians.
But they almost immediately became Russian "prisoners", but were
allowed by their captors to retain their arms and were soon after fight
ing valliently against their former masters.
When the Russian monarchy went to pieces and the Bolshcviki
gained the upper hand and made peace with Germany, the Czecho
slovaks refused to submit and ever since have been fighting the Bolshc
viki forces. They have made their way into Siberia, the eastern part
of which they now dominate. Their formal recognition as a nation by
the Allies now puts them on an established footing which they lacked
The kaiser's minions in the Islands must be deriving considerable
satisfaction these days over the jetty frictions which seem to be cm
barrasing the Red Cross work in Honolulu, and perhaps in other parts
of the territory. But this gratification is quite certain to be short lived.
Women elsewhere, since this war began, have learned to take a patrio
tic attitude towards their work which makes it possible for all classes
and conditions to work together on a comfortable basis. They have
learned to wear their patriotism as an armor against the arrows of mis
chievous tongues or the darts of scornful glances; and at the same time
to use it as a weapon against false pride or puny malice.
Hawaii's women are no less patriotic, but lack perhaps, somewhat
of the self-discipline which goes to make a good soldier either at the
front or behind the lines. But this can be learned and is being learned
It is gratifying to note that the Honolulu Stock and Bond Exchange
has at last recognized the seriousness of the wild-cat and phony stock
selling schemes which have been consistently bleeding Hawaii, in sea
son, and out, for years and will accordingly urge the passage of a
stringent blue-sky law by the legislature next winter. Hawaii has
long been the hay-seed easy mark of the United States, the meca of all
the get-rich-quick con men from Maine to California. It would be
hard to estimate the hundreds of thousands of dollars that have gone
cut of the Islands through these silver-tongued crooks or enthusiasts.
It is bad business for the territory, as well as for the gullible individuals.
There is plenty of place for all Hawaii's money right at home these days.
Every time you stick a Thrift or War Savings Stamp on your card
you are mailing money to yourself to be received later with interest.
Cashing in these, stamps is going to be better than "getting money from
home," for with 'tilA'ttiohy, comes the reminder that you contributed
to the great wictory athidrtlifft) will have been completely won.
Dr. Raymond Sf;
Campaign On Hawaii
Expressing sanguine confidence in
the outcome of his candidacy, Dr. J.
H. Raymond left on Wednesday after
noon for Hawaii to launch his cam
paign for delegate to congress. He
expects to be on the Big island for
at least 10 days. He expects to can
vas the whole island thoroughly be
fore he leaves.
Dr. Raymond expected to start for
Hawaii more than a week ago, but
a severe attack of the grip, from
which he is just recovering, delayed
Dr. Raymond will be accompanied
on his trip by Senator R. H. Makekau
and by David K. Ewaliko, editor of
the Hawaiian paper, Ke Ola o Hawaii
and jailor at Ililo. He expresses con
fidence in being able to win the dem
ocratic nomination from McCandless,
who he thinks has hurt himself bad
ly in the eyes of the party by his at
titude toward the food administra
tion and by his opposition to other
public measures.
He states that he is also sure of
defeating Kuhio after he has won the
nomination, on the grounds of hon
est efficiency. The voters of Hawaii
are getting tired of a figure head at
Washington, and now want results, is
the doctor's contention. He says
that he has been much surprised as
well as pleased by the backing which
has already come to him unsolicited
from high places in Honolulu, and
not alone from democrats.
lit And Mrs. Carey
Given Warm Welcome
In conjunction with Miss Mary
Hoffmann, Miss Mise has been ap
pointed as assistant in the kinder
garten work at the Alexander House
Settlement. Miss Gladys Hart has al
.o accepted the position of assistant
kindergartener and girls' leader in
the gymnasium. Those interested
feel that the kindergarten is In good
hands and that advances should be
made in the work for the coming year.
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