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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
En to re J at the Font Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, as second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
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EDITOR AND MANAGER
OCTOBER 25, l'MX.
SOLDIERS OR SUGAR? AGAIN
There is very good reason to believe that Hawaii may save any
M'rious further depletion of her labor supply through the selective draft,
ii proper exemption claims are made tomorrow to the draft boards by
employers. But it seems that it may even be possible to get back a con
siderable proportion of the laborers now in military service provi led
;he ris,rht steps are taken.
This is provided for through indefinite furloughs of men already
enlisted. Such furloughs are granted upon approval of the food ad
ministration on endorsement by the local food boards or food ad
ministrators. The matter was fully explained in a letter to all federal and local
iood administrators sent out from Washington on September 9. It
indicates clearly that the government has no intent;on -of working
against any necessary industry through depriving it of needed labor.
Hawaii is hard put for labor. Moreover we have been given to
understand that the production of sugar is an essential industry, and
that therefore it is Hawaii's patriotic duty to pioduce sugar to the limit
df her ability. If the government looks at in this light we might well
n-iul some of the energy now being put forward in the extremely doubt
ful effort to get Chinese labor admitted, in presenting our case to the
government through the food administration, or otherwise, with view
hi getting back some of the labor we have already given to the army.
It as been reported that Hawaii's troops, now stationed on Oahu
doing garrison duty, will never be used for other purjwse. And for
various reasons this seems extremely likely. It should therefore seem
uasonable that the plantation workers among them should be permitted
to resume their work where their efforts would be of greater service
to the country than they are at present.
THE WAR IS NOT OVER
Launched as it was at the time of the 4th Liberty Loan Drive, who
can doubt that the latest German peace drive was designed to cripple
our efforts? And it has had its effect. The nation went over the top
again, it is true, but it was not done as easily as had been expected. In
a count ry as rich as this it were a joke to suggest that the people were
exhausted. It was not that. It was simply the psychological, largely
unconscious reaction to the cunningly spread notion that the war was
all but over; that Germany was licked, and that further effort on our
p.irt were needless.
On this point it were well to remember that even were this true in
stead of but a clever play for time on the part of the Hun, "America
could not hope to drop back in the collar for a considerable time to come.
Our. millions of soldiers abroad would have, to be supplied until they
could be brought home, a matter of perhaps a year or more. Our vast
ship-building program and other work under way could not be dropped.
And America will be morally obligated to help out to the extent of bil
lions of dollars in feeding and clothing the poverty-stricken of devastat
ed Europe, and of helping to reconstruct a war-shattered continent.
The war is not over. The effects of the war will not be over in
this or perhaps the next generation. We shall have a 5th Liberty Loan,
a 6th Liberty Loan, and quite possibly a 7th Liberty Loan, war pau or
war no pau. It's no time to let down now.
governor McCarthy's visit
Governor McCarthy has paid Maui his first official visit. It was
a working trip, as the Governor explained, and in no sense a social one.
This is in a way to be regretted since it would have been good for Maui
people to become acquainted with the territory's new executive, who is
very well worth knowing as a man.
But Maui will be the gainer from the fact that the Governor has,
through his strenuous week of travel seen all parts of the county, and
carries back to the capitol with him a vast amount of irtimate informa
ii )ii that will help him in reaching proper conclusions when Maui affairs
are to be passed upon.
It is to be hoped that this is not Governor McCarthy's last visit,
and that he may see fit the next time to visit the people of Maui rather
than the physical features of the island.
BETTER NOT BE A FOOD OBJECTOR
Restaurants and hotels on Maui began on Monday the enforce
ment of the new rules of the food administration, which are much more
restrictive than any heretofore put in effect in the Islands. In the first
place the a la carte menue has been supplanted by the table d'hote
program. Another feature is that bread may not be-served until after
the first course of the meal, and then only uponrequest of the guest. There
is now no sugar bowl on the table, and one lump, or a teaspoon full
is all a guest may be served at one meal. Also if a guest elects to eat
breadhe will not be allowed to cat pie or cake later at the same repast.
Food Administrator Child announces that he has asked eating house
keepers to report the names of any "kickers" against this program, and
lie purposes publishing these where all who run may read.
, PATRIOTIC DUTY
GET EVERY MAN REGISTERED TOMORROW
Residents of Maui may render a very real service to the nation by
n aking it their business to see that no man between the ages of 18 and
45 fails to register for the selective draft tomorrow. The new man
power law makes no exception for race, nationality, or condition, except
as to age, and the man within the prescribed age limit who fails to re
g'ster renders himself liable to arrest and heavy punishment.
Almost everyone can be of service in explaining these things to
ignorant persons in their communities who might otherwise violate the
law unknowingly. It should be understood that registering does not
necessarily mean drafting.
WRITE CHRISTMAS LETTERS TO OUR BOYS
The Rotary Club's plan of having every boy in Uncle Sam's ser
vice, where ever he "may be stationed, receive at least one Christmas
Km tor, is a splendid idea. Our boys will not be able to receive any
Christmas boxes or other gifts from home, owing to the congestion of
shipping space on the Atlantic, and letters therefore become all the more
:'iiiortant at the Christmas season.
Read the appeal of the Rotary Club in another column and then
pet busy furnishing the names and addresses as requested. The Maui
News will be glad to forward them to the Club if you care to send them
Y. W. C. A. Women
(Continued from Fage One.)
organization, and how the War Work
in the Territory had bee organized.
Miss Grace Ch.-innon followed with
a vivid description of her work in
several of the cantonments on the
mainland during the summer. Her
address was of great interest of Maul
people because so many of the hoys
from here are in the camps that Miss
Chnnnon served in the capacity of
hostess at the Y. W. C. A., houses.
Kev. E. K. Fleasanl was chairman
of meeting at Kahuhii. He arranged
through the local Kahului Communlt.v
of the lT. W. W. C, for mob singing
led by Harry Washburn Baldwin. Mrs.
J. H. Kunewa was at the piano. Sev
eral copies of the new song: "Get
Hehind the Girls, Behind the Boys"
was sung. These song sheets had just
arrived on Wednesday evening, and
Maui had the honor to introduce to
the Islands this catchy new song.
The visitors held a private confer
ences in Wailuku Thursday morning,
lunched at Mrs. H. Penhnllow's home
in Wailuku, and on Thursday after
noon visited the Wailuku Siar mill,
Puunene mill, and saw the welfare
work on Maul such as the Wailuku
Japanese Girls' Home, The Alexander
House Settlement and Library.
Thursday evening an entirely dif
ferent line of speeches were made at
the meeting at the Alexander House
Settlement. Here H. B. Penhallow
Introduced the speakers. Mob sing
ing was again led by Mr. Baldwin,
and a lot of enthuslaism was shown
for the work that the ladies introduc
ed. This morning, under the escort of
D. C. Lindsay, speeches were made
in the Wailuku public srhool, and the
schools of Sprecklesville, Puunene and
Tonight there will he a mass meet
ing at Lahaina under the direction of
the Lahaina Committee for the Unit
ed War Drive.
The drill and dance given last Fri
day night at the Paia Community
House by the Maui Cadets, was well
attended and a most pleasing affair.
The ldrilling by both the boys and
girls was excellent and much appreel
A STUDY IN ANTITHESIS
Maximilian Harden In November, 1914
Not as weak-willed .blunderers have
we undertaken the fearful risk 6f this
war. We wanted it; because we had
to wish it and could wish It. May the
Teuton devil throttle those whiners
whose pleas for excuses make us
ludicrous in these hours of lofty ex
perience. We do not stand, and shall
not place ourselves before the court
of Europe. . . Germany strikes. If
It conquers new realms for Its genius,
the priesthood of all the gods will
sing songs of praise to the good war.
. We are waging this war not
in order to punish those who have
sinned, nor in order to free enslaved
peoples, and thereafter to comfort
ourselves with the unselfish and use
less consciousness of our own right
eousness. We wage It from the lofty
point of view and with the conviction
that Germany, as a result of her
achievements, and in proportion to
them, is justified in asking, and must
obtain, wider room on earth for dev
elopment and for working out the
possibilities that are in her. The pow
ers from whom she forced her ascend
ancy, in spite of themselves, still live,
and some of them have recovered
from the weakening she gave them.
. . Now strikes the hour of Ger
many's rising power. . r . , To be
unassailable to exchange the soul of
a Viking for that of a New Yorker,
that of the quick pike for that of the
lazy carp whose fat back grows moss
covered in the dangerless pond that
must never become the wish of a German.
Maximilian Harden In September, 1918
The Emperor's famous pronounce
ment that the war was a conflict be
tween the Anglo-American and the
German world conceptions was really
founded on an almost exactly similar
expression used by Prince van Salm
Hortsmar. Is not this prince aware that the
war was already decided on before
the armed Intervention either of Eng
land or America? Was It not shouted
all over our country thaa England
would abstain from Intervention be
cause, as a giant neutral, she could
fatten on the war? In the event of
her turning against us, It was declar
ed that she would find herself at once
face to face with America.
What does your Highness know
about England's philosophy, her poet
ry, her potent creations in right, in
morals, in politics, in public economy,
in administration, in the art of coloniz
ing, and in elevating the minds of
What does your Highness know
about that other continent which nurs
ed to adolescence the Idea of human
rights? What do you know about all
this ? Nothing!
For you the Briton and the Amer
ican are merely lust what the Pan
German and the humorous journals
represent them to be. Yet they have
shown themselves to be far different
from that on the Yser, at Arras, at
Dormans. They have poured out
their best blood, and have spent hun
dreds of millions without any desire
for conquest, and solely for the ideal
that they profess.
This does not at all correspond,
does It, to the picture you have form
ed of them? The Germans above, the
Anglo-Saxons below, you say. It is
an antithesis that is, of course, emin
ently suitable to a Prussian brain
which comprehends nothing but that
which has an immediate utility
Fair Retail Prices On Maui
October 14, 1918.
The Maul Fair Price Committee, appointed by the United States Food
Administration, issues the following list of retail prices which are deemed
to be reasonable to both consumer and dealer.
The difference in prices given are intended to allow for the difference
in cost to merchants in different localities on account of freight, deliveries
to customers, etc.
The list Is; based upon cost figures submitted by dealers in all parts
of the county and Is subject only to changes which may have occurred
in wholesale p-ices since the above date.
SPECIAL NOTICE The Fair Price Committee hat had tome few
complaints that they have been charged higher prices than indicated In the
Fair Pii.e List. The Committee will be glad to have complaints of this
kind with all particulart concerning the transaction. When possible a
dealer's charge slip thould be tent.
MAUI FAIR PRICE COMMITTEE,
U. S. Food Administration,
COMMODITY Cost Del'd. at Store Selling Price
Wheat Flour, per 246-lb. bag . ... 1.61 to $ 1.66 $ 1.70 to $ 1.80
Wheat Flour, per 49 lb. bag 3.15 to 3.45 3.30 to 3.70
Wheat Flour, per 1Mb. bag 62 to .68 .70 to .75
Barley Flour, (bulk) per lb 06 to .07 .07 to .09
Itice Flour, (bulk) per lb .06 to .11 .08 to .12
Corn Flour, size ( ) per lb 05 to .08 .06V to .09
Corn Meal, size ( ) per lb 05 to .07 MV to .09
Rolled Oats, per pkg., small 14 to .18 .20 to .25
Itice, (Hawaiian per bag S.75 to 9.25 9.50 to 10.00
Itice, (Hawaiian), (bulk) per lb 08 to .09 .10 to .10
Bice, (Japan) per bag 10.75 to 11.50 11.50 to 12.50
Rice, (Japan), (bulk) per lb 10 to .11 .12 to .13
Beans, (white) per lb 08 to .12 .09 to .15
Beans, (Maul Red) per lb. 07 to .10 .08 to .12
Potatoes, (Maui) per lb 02 to .03 .03'i to .05
Potatoes, (California) per lb 03 to .04 .04 to .05
Potatoes, (sweet) per )b 01 to .02 .01 to .02
Onions, per lb 02 to .04 .03 to .05
Butter, per lb 65 to .70 .70 to .80
Eggs, (fresh Island) per doz 75 " to .77 .80 to .90
"heese, (American) full cream, p. lb. .29 to .34 .35 to .40
Milk, (Evaporated) 16 oz., per can .11 to .13 .15 to .17
Milk, (Condensed) 14 oz., per can. .17 to .20 .20 to .25
Milk (Evaporated) 6 oz., per can .. .05 to .07 .07 . to .08
Milk, (Condensed) Eagle, per can, .18 to .20 .20 to .25
Lard Compound, No. 3, per can ... .64 to .75 .75 to .85
Lard Compound, No. 5, per can... 1.15 to 1.25 1.30 to 1.40
Lard Compound, No. 10, per can... 2.20 to 2.38 2.35 to 2.60
Crisco, Small, per can 33 to .47 .40 to .55
Crisco, Med., per can 90 to .95 1.10 to 1.20
Crisco, large, per can 1.80 to 1.90 1.95 to 2.10
Salad Oil, (glass) per qt 47 to .60 .55 to .70
.Salad Oil, (bulk) per qt 40 to .45 .50 to .65
Canned Salmon, No. 1, pink, per can .15 to .18 .17 to .22
Canned Salmon, No. 1, Med. red, p. c. .18 to .21 .22 to .25
Canned Salmon, No. 1, Sockeye, p. c. .28 to .30 .35 to .U)
C'd Salmon, No. 2, Sockeye, p. c, s. .15 to .18 .20 to .25
Sardines, No. 1, Oval Tomato, per c. .16 to .19 .20 to 25
Sardines, Domestic, 06 to .0!P,4 .08 to !l0
Canned Tomatoes, 2, Stand., p. c. .09 to .12 .12 to .15
Canned Tomatoes, 2, sol. p., p. c. .10 to .11 . to .15
Tomato Hot Sauce, small, per can .05 to .06 .07 to !d8
Corn, No. 2, Stand., per can 12 to .16 .15 to .20
l'oas. No. 2, Stand., per can 09 to .15 .12 to .20
Corned Beer, No. 1, per can 25 . to .30 .no to
Deviled Meat Ham Flavor, , p. c. .04 to .05 .05 to .07'.
Vienna Sausage, , per can 10 to .12 . to .15
Bacon, whole piece, per lb 45 to .50 .53 to .58
Bacon, cut, per Hi 45 to .50 .nr. to .(id
Ham, whole, per lb 36 to 40 .42 to .48
Salt Salmon, red, per lb 11 to 15 .15 to .2(j
Sugar, washed, per lb 05 to .06 .() to ' j)7
Sugar, Granulate, per lb 07 to .09 .08 to .10
Bread, l ib. loaf 07 to .10 .10 to .12
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