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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1918.
THE MAUI NEWS
TEACHERS AND SALARIES
Entered at the Tost Office at Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii, aa second-class matter.
A Republican Paper Published in the Interest of the People
Issued Every Friday.
MAUI PUBLISHING COMPANY, LIMITED,
Proprietor and Publisher.
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WILL. J. COOPER : : EDITOR AND MANAGER
FRIDAY : : : DECEMBER 6, 1918.
TUBERCULOSIS A COMMUNITY CRIME
Lorrin A. Thurston, of Honolulu, in an address before the Honolu
lu Ad Club recently, on the subject of the tuberculosis plague in Ha
"The present picayune policy of caring for a few cases, apparently
as a sop to humanitarian sentiment, must be abandoned in favor of
comprehensive treatment of the subject as a whole.
"If tuberculosis had been attacked, man fashion, as plague, cholera
?nd yellow fever, if not entirely eradicated, it would have been reduced
to a negligible quantity.
"The present slip shod method of treatment is mere trif fling.
"Unless systematic and comprehensive measures to meet the situa
tion are promptly adopted and persistently carried on, we will drift along
until we wake up some fine morning to a realization of the fact that we
have become one of the tuberculosis plague spots of the world."
Mr. Thurston referred more particularly to the spread of tuber
culosis in Honolulu, but his statements apply in large part equally to
When you stop a moment to consider that dozens of cases of the
disease are known on Maui, that there are certainly many other cases
not located or diagnosed because of lack of necessary machinery, and
remember that every one of these cases is a focus of contagion for
healthy folk about them, doesn't it seem plain, downright criminal neg
ligence on the part of the community that it will stand for such a situa
The Kula Sanitarium has some 97 patients at the present time and
is crowded to the doors. There were recently72 other cases on the
waiting list, and the Lord only knows how many others not on any list
at all. If these were cases of leprosy, bubonic plague, cholera, or
small-pox the whole island would be in an uproar. And yet all of these
diseases put together are the less destructive.
If we were in ignorance of all this there would be some excuse;
but the crime comes a community crime, if you please, in which you
and I and every other person with a vote or a voice shares in that we
know of these facts and know how to deal with them, and yet retuse
to dig up the money necessary to effectively do it.
Tuberculosis could be stamped out of the Hawaiian Islands, and
the money it would take to do it would be as a drop in a bucl.ct to the
costly policy which we are at present followingc
The legislature meets in February. The chamber of commerce
legislative committee is supposed to be in session now. The r-mcdy
is in our hands. What are we going to do about it ?
CHECKING UP ON WASTE
The question has come up: How large should your Thrift coin
be? For one week make a list of every single expenditure. Be honest
with yourself. Put down the little as well as the big, the foolish as
well as the wise, and be your own judge and jury. Submit the ex
pense account to the audit of your own conscience. Check every item
against these two questions: Could I have gone without? If I had
would it have impaired my health or efficiency? Put the acknowledged
waste in one column, the necessary expenditure in another. The sum
of the first column divided by seven,. will give you your daily Thrift
coin. Honor it, and if it be a dollar or a penny, keep up that expense
Thirty men of moderate income recently made this experiment.
The weekly total of acknowledged waste averaged $1.31 per man. This
is at the rate of over $7,000,000,000.00 per year for the Nation.
An analysis of articles listed as acknowledged waste showed that
more than two-thirds of them were purchased for the gratification of
the appetites. If the men over there had pleased themselves and gratifi
ed their own desires instead of discipling themselves, the agony and the
menace of brutalized warfare would still hang as a cloud over our
heads. However, they answered the call, and put all personal wants
or emulations aside, and faced the music. Take the above into con
sideration and lend your money in the form of War Savings Stamps.
The deficit is there. It is better to buy stamps than pay taxes.
WE MUST STILL SAVE FOOD
The signing of an armistice, even an agreement upon terms of last
ing peace will not increase one ounce to the sadly depleted food supply.
The release of millions of men from the ranks of the armv cannot pro
duce one more grain of wheat until the next harvest. 'Not a single
meat animal will be grown in time to prevent disaster. I f the Aneri
can people are unwilling to make peace time sacrifices as great as have
been made by them during the period of the war we may dissipate the
blessings of peace before they have been fully realized. The ultimate
salvation of the situation rests with America, and we must understand
and be prepared to do our full duty in the gigantic task of feeding the
world, until such time as it can feed itself.
WIRELESS SERVICE UNDER NAVAL CONTROL
The Honolulu Advertiser is leading an attack upon the government
management of wireless and cable service. More strength to it. Per
haps the postoffice department could make a success of the job, if the
government decides to remain in control, but the navy is constitutionally
unfitted for dealing with the public. The condescending attitude of in
difference to private business interests would have been intolerable
under any other than war conditions. It is but fair to say that the
men in charge of the Maui station at present have done their best under
the restrictions under which they work, and have made many personal
friends since they have been here. But the fact remains that all Maui
would much prefer to see them working. for the company that handled
the service prior to the war than in their present capacity.
Austrians are reported to be anxious for the United States to annex
their country. This may be complimentary to us but is certainly a
damning commentary on the central European governments of the past.
he sun is rapidly setting on the day in world history when any people
will think of looking for somebody to rule them.
If the grown folk on Maui had anything like the "pep" of the school
children Maui would have gone over the top in the War Stamp cam
pa;gn months ago, instead of struggling for the top as she is doing now.
Here's to the kids !
Maui took the lead in launching a determined War Savings Stamp
drive on the first of the month, and Honolulu is now following suit.
We predict that Maui will also take the lead in going over the top.
The teachers of Hawaii plan to ask the legislature for more pay.
They should have it. In fact the schedule of salaries should be raised
to a point where the Islands could command the highest grade of teach
ers in the profession.
The constantly heard complaint that Hawaii does not pay her
teachers as well as mainland communities probably will not bear close
examination. All things considered, teachers in this territory taken
collectively, are probably higher paid than in most states. But that
doesn't signify teachers as a rule everywhere get much less than the
importance of their work demands.
Hawaii should pay sufficient wages to command the best there is
in. the profession. As it is at present there are many who would fall
far below such classification. Too many women are in charge of
school rooms who have but a passing interest in their work; who look
forward to getting married as an escape from what they consider
necessary drudgery. Some of them may be otherwise qualified, but
this attitude alone should be disqualifying.
Perhaps someday women and men will take up teaching as a life
work, the same as any other of the learned professions, and not mere
ly as a stepping stone to something else. But before that day conies
the world will have to move forward a bit. For instance it will have
to get a long ways away from the time when a school board would
dream of discriminating against married women as teachers.
Entered Of Record
MRS. WILLIE TAOKO & HSB. (Wi)
to Mrs. Malia Smythe, int. in A
land, Pauwela, (Hamakualoa), Maui
Nov. 20, 1918. $10.
KEAHUA HANOH CO. LTD., to Car
olyn S. Weight, 1 83-100 A of Kul.
1063G, Oniaopic 8, Kula, Maui. June
29, 1918. $75.
HALEAKALA RANCH CO., to Car
olyn S. Weight, 18 12-100 A of Gr.
965, Omaopio, Kula, Maul, June 29,
191S. $6'. 5.
ELIZABETH WRIGHT (widow) to
Estate of II. P. Baldwin Trs. of Va
int. in shares in hul lards, Mahina
hina 1, 2, & 3 etc., Kaanapali, Maui,
Nov. 12, 1918. m00.
PHILIP ESPINDA & WF. to Estate
of H. P. Baldwin, Trs. of Vs int. in
shares in hul lands, Mahinahina 1,
2 & 3, etc., Kaar.apall, Maul, Nov. 13
PILA OPIO & WF. to James H. Ray
mond & wf. Tis of Gr. 2078, Kuala
pa, Honuaula, Maui, Nov. 16, 1918.
JAMES K. KAMAKELE & WF. to
James H. Raymond & wr. Trs. of
int. in pors. Gr. 1499, Mooloa, Honu
aula, Maui, Nov. 16. 1918. $400.
HIWAULI PIHO JR. & HSB. (I.) to
Chas. Thompson, R. Ps. 1503 & 2078,
Kualapa, Honuaula, Maul, Oct. 30,
JAMES N. K. KEOLA to Princeville
Plantn. Co. Ltd.. int. in R. P 5044
Kul. 11246 Kalihikai, Hanalol, Kauai
Oct. 1, 1818, 15 yrs. at $30 per an
num. HATTIE MAULE to Tang Tai. R. P.
6300 Kul. 4405, Waipukua, Waihee,
Maul, May 30, 1916, 10 yrs. at $30
Land Court Agreement
ELIZABETH K. MYER & HSB. (W.
C.) to Samuel R. Maples & wf. to
sell for $700 Lots 17 & 18 Blk. 8
Sec. A, Mclnerny Park Tract, Ho
nolulu, Nov. 9, 191S. $1.
PILA OPIO & us AfTt. et. al. owner
ship of Gr. 207fc, Kualapa, Honuau
la, Maui, Nov. 16, 193 S.
YOUNG MEN'S SAVS. SOCY. LTD.,
to D. Ikuwa Kalakaua por. R. P.
6582 Kul. 2424 i pes. land, Waikane
Wailuku, Maui, Nov. 11, 1918. $400.
YUN SEE & HSB. to Bank of Maui,
Ltd., 21-100 A land. Vineyard St.
Wp-iluku, Maul, June 25, 1918. $1350.
NOTICE OF SALE OF LEASE OF
At 12 o'clock, noon, Monday, De
cember 30th, 1918, at the front door
of the Capitol Building, Honolulu, T.
H., there will be sold at public auction
under Section 380 of the Revised
Laws of Hawaii of 1915, a general
lease to the Kipapa and Pahoa Fish
Ponds, situate on the Island of Molo
Terms of lease, 10 years from Janu
ary 1st, i919.
Upset reuta' $20, pe.- annum, pay
able semi, iinnual y In advance.
The purchaser ehall be required to
expend not less $800, during the term
of this lease In repairing and rehabil
itating the caid pondu. Said Improve
ments to be commenced within 90
days from the date of sale.
The purchaser shall pay the costs
of advertising. -
For maps and further Information,
apply at the office of the Commission
er of Public Lands, Capitol Building,
Honolulu, T. H.
B. G. RIVENBURGH,
Commissioner of Public Lands.
Dated at Honolulu,
November 20, 1918.
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