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THE MAUI NEWS, FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 1919.
$10,000 For Maui
(Continued from rage One.)
ployed as touchers be qualified to
Kive this instruct inn. All teachers
lire required to obtain a certificate
from the department of public instruc
tion, and in this connection the bill
says: "Hefore issuing a certificate to
any teacher, the department shall
satisfy itself that such teacher pos
sesses ideals of democracy, and lias a
knowledge of the English language,
American history and methods of
United States government."
P"4 The following sections oT the bill
of the greatest importance:
' Section 3. Any teacher unable to
didify under Section 1 of this Act
.;hall be granted liy the department
of public instruction a period of not
more than two years, dating from
mly 1, 1920, in which to qualify.
"Sed ion 4. The teacher shall
pursue a course of instruction calcul
ated to incalculate in the pupils the
ideals and principles of the form of
government of the United States and
loyalty thereto, and shall not teach
anything calculated to extol or ex
f ploit the ideals or principles of a
government foreign to the govern
ment of the United States or anything
not suitable for the training of youths
for American citizenship.
"Section 5. The department may
revoke a certificate when satisfied
that the holder thereof is unable to
qualify under Section 1 of this act,
but in each caBe the holder of the
certificate shall first be given a full
opportunity to justify the holding of
Joseph And Waiaholo Oppose
Two of the members of the Maui
delegation voted against the passage
of the measure. They were Ilepre
sntative Joseph and Waiaholo. The
other opponents were Hepresentat ives
Ahuna, Fernandez, Holt, and Kupi
hea, all of Oahu.
What the senate will do with the
bill is problematical; but it is under
stood considerable opposition is to be
voiced. This may be mere rumor,
however, as it was reported several
days ago that a lobby had assured
the defeat of the bill in the house.
1 The bill is of grave importance and
i its effect, if it is passed, will be far
reaching. It will touch every school
and every toucher in Hawaii.
Appropriation Bill Pau
The house dumped a big burden
from its shoulders yesterday when it
passed the general appropriation bill
for the coming biennium on final
reading, and returned the measure to
the senate. It did not pass, however,
until the finance commit lee and
house members has made a number
of amendments which increased the
total to some extent. The total ar
rived at by the senate was $ 1,309, 3G9.
The house finance committee increas
ed this figure to $4,997,259.
Money For Wharf Survey
The plan of the legislature to con
struct that much-needed wharf at
Mala, near Lahaina, seems certain to
be carried out, for one of the amend
ments to the appropriation bill agreed
to yesterday was the insertion of an
item of $5000 for a survey at Mala in
connection with the proposed pier.
Other items in the appropriation bill
directly affecting Maui county are:
Other Maui Items
Second taxation division: Salary,
f assessor, $275; salaries, deputy as
sessors, collectors and clerks, $20,1G0;
commissions and expenses, $7500.
Maintenance, additions, government
property, Maui, $1500.
Expenses, pilots, Kahului, $1300.
Maintenance, landings and wharves,
Maui, Molokai and Lanai, $15,000.
Salaries subagents, land depart
.mont, clerks and assistants, Hawaii,
Maui and Kauai, $16,320.
New construction, under division of
hydrography, Molokai, $3000.
Salary, chief sanitary inspector,
Salaries, government physicians,
Maui, for biennium, $12,840.
Cure and treatment, tuberculosis
patients in sanitariums, Maui, $18,000.
Allowance, patients, Molokai, for bi
Amusements, Molokai patients, $3,
Merry-Go-Round, Molokai, $3000.
Construction of roads, Kalaupapa,
Industrial accident board, Maui,
Dfmnfinn fnmmittee Name Chanaed
,( The house financiers have changed
. the name of the Hawaii Promotion
Committee to "Hawaii Tourist Bure-
( au". The bureau shall consist of a
I ' member from each of the islands, to
be appointed by the governor upon
nomination by the board of super
visors. The sum of $24,000 is approp
riated for the biennial period. The
house did not delete the National
Guard item of $47,470, nor the Terri
torial Market division item of $28,
000. When the bill first went to the
senate, that body deleted the market
item entirely and reduced the militia
item to $12,000 as against $100,000 as
proposed by the governor. The final
status of the measure will be thresh
ed, out in conference, probably the lat
torpart of the present week.
Looks Like County Fair Building
The bill providing for the acquisi
tion of the beautiful Irwin property
at Waikiki IScaeh lor use as a "Vic
tory i'ark", to be a memorial to the
men of Hawaii who lost their lives in
the war, was reported out yesterday
by the finance committee of the
house with the recommendation that
it pass. The same .committee has
recommended the passage of the
senate bill appropriating $10,000 for
the erection of a territorial fair build
ing at Kahului. Maui. The house has
passed on final reading Speaker Hol-
stein's bill appropriating $30,oo0 tor
v the purchase of Washington l'lace,
home of the late Queen Liliuokalani,
to be used as an executive mansion.
To Make Mills Public Utilities
Senator Charles E. King introduced
in the upper house on Monday a bill
providing for contracts between sugar
mills and independent cane growers
for the grinding of cane, to take the
place of Senator Ilussel's measure on
the same subject which was tabled
last week. The new bill eliminates
the commission plan embodied in the
Russol bill. It provides that mills
must take the cane of planters when
as much as 200 tons is off red, and
pay a fair price for it. Mi.' vver, all
corporations engaged in thv.H iiisiness
of producing and milling uc are
placid under the jurisdiction of the
public utilities commission and made
subject to the regulations and rates
of that body. The measure carries
an appropriation of $l."i,000 to be plac
ed at the disposal of the utilities com
mission to be used in carrying out the
provisions of the proposed new law.
Wants Our Own Money Used Here
The house of representatives has
adopted Speaker H. L,. Holstoin's con
current resolution requesting Con
gros to set aside 50 percent of the
customs duties and internal revenue
funds, collected each year in the ter
ritory, for a period of 20 years, the
money to be used on public works,
including educational buildings, roads,
harbor improvements and other mat
ters, within the territory.
College To Get Aquarium .
liy a vote of 19 to 8 the house fin
ally passed the bill providing that the
Aquarium at Honolulu be turned over
to the College of Hawaii. This mea
sure has been pending on the table
Since the early days of the session.
It was passed after the governor ap
peared before the solons and urged
that the provisions of the measure he
carried out. In supporting the bill,
Hepresentat ive A. Lewis, Jr., said:
"I'd like to see this house take one
real, constructive action this session.
I'd like to see this house do some
thing else than pass salaries."
The finance committee of the house
now has under consideration a senate
bill appropriating $15,000 for the aid
if a I'an-I'acific Congress which it is
proposed to hold in Honolulu in 1920.
Suffrage Dead For Two Years
On Saturday the woman suffrage
plebiscite bill reared its battered and
bruised head in the senate, uttered a
final croak and passed away, and with
it, probably, the hopes of the women
of Hawaii tor the franchise this year.
This was the house bill providing
that the suffrage question be submit
ted to the voters at the primary on
May 17. It got through the lower
chandler and was buffeted about in
(he senate until the last-change vote
was taken Saturday. That vote was
8 to 7. Those who voted to table the
measure were Senators Baldwin, Co
ney, Cooke, King, C. A. Rice, H. W.
Rice, J. W. Russell and Wise. Those
who defended the bill were Senators
Correa, Desha, Hind, Kamauoha, I'a
clieco, Shingle and Chillingworth.
This practically kills suffrage for
the present, deferring the question to
the next legislature. There is a bare
chance but a very bare one that
the bill may bo taken from the table
but as such a motion would have to
come from one of the majority and be
supported by a majority of members,
that possibly is very remote.
Senator Manuel C. I'acheco took
the floor and declared he was oppos
ed to tabling the bill. "If suffrage is
killed", he said, "I don't see how we
could have the gall to go to Congress
and asked for statehood. Every mem
ber of this senate and the house is
pledged to suffrage to give suffrage
to the women, not to 'if and 'and' on
the proposition. This pledge was vi
olated by the house when it turned
down the senate bill.
Senator Charles A. Rice said he
was elected on a suffrage platform.
He believed in it, had fought for it in
and out. of season. "The house", he
asserted, "killed the measure and
submitted a plebiscite proposition in
stead, which was the veriest subter
fuge to whitewash a pack of repre
sentatives who in their secret hearts
To Work For Statehood
The judiciary committee of the se
nate has recommended the passage
of a bill providing for a commission
to go to Washington to work for
statehood, but with an amendment
that the commission be composed of
11 instead of five persons, and that
the appropriation for expenses be in
creased from $15,000 to $25,000.
In a minority reported presented in
the house Monday, Representative
William T. Rawlins, chairman of the
lands committee, went on record as
being opposed to any move on the
part of the legislature to bar main
land citizens from acquiring and hold
ing homestead lands in the territory.
His remarks were directed at a con
current resolution which asks Con
gress to amend the Organic Act so
as to provide that no person other
than a bona fide citizen of Hawaii
can secure a homestead. Declaring,
among other things, that such a step
would be un-American, the represent
Would Bar Americans From Land
"The great effort, since the organi
zation of the territory, has been to
Americanize these islands and build
up a homestead population along tra
ditional American lines and I fail to
st'o why a citizen of the United
States, possessing all the qualifica
tions, should be denied in a territory of
the United Slates the right to acquire
a homestead on an equal footing with
a resideut of the Territory who is al
so a citizen.
"We must recognize the fact that
we are but a territory of the United
States, or in other words, an agency
of the federal government, and to
adopt any such resolution such as this
is to say that we do not want genuine
American homesteaders to come from
other parts of the union and help
build up our territory along tradi
tional American lines.
"Personally. I believe such a step
to be un-American, and a decided
i move backwards and cannot conscien
Itiously agree with the majority of the
Maui Officials Get
Good liaises July 1
Governor McCarthy last week ap
proved several Maui salary raising
bills. Ily one of these the chairman
of the board of supervisor will get
$3600 per year instead of $2500 at
Another boosts the pay of the clerk
and of the stenographer of the second
circuit court from $150 to $175 per
Most of the other county officials
are to have substantial raises after
July 1 next by still another bill. This
provides the following yearly sal
Sheriff, $3600 instead of $2400
County Clerk, $2100 instead of $1800
Auditor, $3000 instead of $2100.
County attorney, $3300 instead of
Treasurer, $3000 instead of $2100.
Deputy Sheriff, Lahaina $1620, in
stead of $13S0.
Deputy Sheriff, Waiiuku $2040 in
stead of J16K0.
I Deputy Sheriff, Makawao $1800 in
stead of $1500.
I Deputy Sheriff, Hana $1380 instead
I Deputy Sheriff, Molokai $1200 in
: stead of $720.
EXPLAINS WHY WAIEHU
LAND NOT WITHDRAWN
C. T. Bailey, land commissioner.
last week communicated to the house
(tiis answer to the question as to why
! about 310 acres of land at Waiehu.
Maui, had not been withdrawn and
thrown open to homesteading. The
land, he explained, is subject to a
lease which has no withdrawal clause,
and for this reason will not be avail
able for homesleading in "any case un
til the lease runs out in June. As to
whether It will then be opened for
homesteading he could not say. He
declares that only about 110 acres of
it is cane land, the remainder boin
sand hills. As 25 homesteaders must
petition before land can be opened up,
he points out that division of the 110
good acres would give a very small
portion to each homesteader.
freight and passenger
win be given
to and from
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round trip from all regular ports on Ha
waii, Maui, Kauai and Molokai; to Ho
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turning, effective not later than June 1 6.
G. P. Denison, and
Makawao Union Church
Has Beautiful Easter
Easter services, morning and even
ing, at the Makawao Union Church
were grealiy enjoyed by large con
gregations. Special music was ar
ranged lor both services.
The decorations were arranged by
Mrs. F. W. Hardy. The fine program
of the Sunday tcliool was attended by
many of the older people.
The place of the morning sermon
was taken by the reading of the
Easier story in Moffatt's translation
of I.ukes's gospel. In the evening the
following poem was read:
I will start anew this Easter with a
higher, fairer creed;
1 will cease to stand complaining of
my nil bless neighbor's greed;
I will cease to sit repining while my
du'y's call is clear;
I will waste no moment whining and
my heart shall know no fear.
I will look sometimes about me for
the things which merit praise;
I will search for bidde n beauties that
elude the grumbler's gazes;
I will try to find contentment with
p;;'hs that I must tread;
I will cease to have resentment when
another moves ahead.
I u ill not be swayed by envy when
my rival's strength is shown;
I will not deny his merit, lnit I'll
strive to prove my "own;
I wiil strive to see the beauties spread
before me, rain or shine;
I will cease to' preach your duty and
be more concerned with mines."
Why Editors Drink The Ink
We wish to apologize to Mrs. Or
ville Overholt. In our paper last week
we had sis a heading, "Mrs. Over
holt's Big Feet." Tiie word we had
ought to have used is a French word,
proiKiunced the same way, but spell
ed fete. It means a celebration and
is considered a verv tony word.
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